If you are searching for an AquaGold facial, chances are you are interested in having smoother-looking, plumped-up skin. The resulting overall appearance is subtle and natural looking.
For those seeking an AquaGold facial in Charlotte NC, know that The Skin Center by CPS offers today’s most effective cosmetic treatments. AquaGold is highly sought out due to the fast results emerging within a few days, whereas other effective rejuvenation and cosmetic treatments require weeks before the results unfold.
The AquaGold device is versatile, so it suits people with oily skin who want to diminish the appearance of their enlarged pores and those with dry skin seeking deeper hydration. Some who have avoided injectable treatments embrace AquaGold Fine Touch Treatment.
When deciding whether an AquaGold facial is right for you, it helps first to understand what AquaGold is and what kinds of skin treatments it delivers.
What is AquaGold?
The innovators behind AquaGold describe the technology as a micro-injector using 24K gold micro-channels thinner than the average human hair. Some confuse it with microneedling since it offers some of the same benefits. However, this treatment is a little different.
Plastic surgeons and other highly trained skin care professionals use it to deliver various powerful products into the top layer of the skin. The unique injector tool delivers 2,400 microinjections per minute.
Products delivered through AquaGold may include Botox® or another neurotoxin, PRP, antioxidants, fillers like hyaluronic acid, and more. Most often, your skin care professional mixes a custom-made cocktail tailored to your goals and needs.
This requires skill in administering the treatment and creating the right cocktail of products to match your skin needs and goals.
The result of a successful AquaGold treatment is smoother, plumped, hydrated-looking skin without any downtime. You may experience tenderness and redness for a few hours afterward, but you can resume normal activities following this non-surgical, minimally invasive cosmetic treatment.
AquaGold treatment may be applied anywhere on the face or body. Some common treatment sites include the face, neck, chest or décolletage, and hands. If you are interested in better skin texture, talk with your provider to learn whether AquaGold may be the best option for the area you wish to improve.
Concerns Addressed Through AquaGold
Since AquaGold Fine Touch is such a versatile treatment, it can be used to treat a variety of skin concerns, including:
- Diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
- Reduce acne scarring or other kinds of scars
- Help improve skin elasticity
- Plump up the skin and help improve the appearance from loss of facial volume
- Make enlarged pores relax, so they look smaller
- Temporarily improve skin texture while also promoting healing for long-term results
Why Some Prefer AquaGold to Microneedling
Many people who shy away from needles, including microneedling, are comfortable with AquaGold Fine Touch. Most find it painless compared to other procedures, including microneedling. Needling treatments improve skin texture by stimulating a healing response to repair the tiny puncture. The emphasis is a little different from the AquaGold delivery system. Talk with your provider to learn whether microneedling or AquaGold are the best options for your needs.
Other Benefits of AquaGold Fine Touch
When you apply skin care products like vitamin C serum to your skin’s naturally protective surface, the product must be absorbed. A micro-delivery system like AquaGold delivers micro-doses into the top layer so you receive more of the product than you would absorb through the skin.
AquaGold isn’t a substitute for the results you may get from traditional Botox®. The results are much more subtle, and just a little different since AquaGold delivers microdoses of the product into the top layer of the skin. Traditional Botox® injects into targeted muscles, while AquaGold injections are more superficial. In other words, the results vary because the dose is much smaller in AquaGold, and the delivery technique varies. Some refer to AquaGold as a form of “baby Botox®” or “skin Botox®” since neurotoxins are commonly used.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is another skin treatment commonly delivered through AquaGold. PRP is used to stimulate healing and collagen production. During PRP, your provider draws some of your blood and then spins it in a centrifuge machine to separate the platelets. AquaGold Fine Touch may be used to deliver the concentrated treatment to the area you want to improve. Often, PRP is combined with hyaluronic acid and Botox® or Dysport® for an AquaGold facial. You may repeat every four to six weeks to stack results depending on your goals and how your skin responds.
While hyaluronic acid and other dermal fillers are used in AquaGold facials, this procedure won’t yield the same results as traditional filler injections. Since the device delivers micro-doses into the top layer, AquaGold results in a more subtle skin plumping. To add significant volume, fill folds, or enhance the bone structure, you need to opt for deeper dermal filler injections.
For best results from AquaGold, visit a medispa with professional staff who are skilled in a variety of treatments, including facials, microneedling, injectables, laser treatment, and more. This way, you can ensure your provider will help you choose the best options for your goals.
How Long Does an AquaGold Facial Last?
People often ask how long their AquaGold treatment lasts. The answer depends on which products were delivered via AquaGold, your skin type, your skin care routine, lifestyle, and other individual variations. For many people, the results last three or four months.
You can receive an AquaGold facial every month to three months, depending on a few variable factors. You can stack different treatments depending on your needs. Just be sure to work with a knowledgeable professional and inform them of any other cosmetic or medical treatments, your overall health, any existing health conditions, and your lifestyle.
To learn how to maintain your results best, discuss your skin care routine with your provider. At the very least, you should use broad spectrum sun protection daily since sun damage is a leading cause of premature aging leading to wrinkles, discoloration, and loss of skin elasticity.
Your provider may also recommend an effective skin care regimen including gentle cleansers, hydrating moisturizers, serums or treatment products specific to your needs, and of course, sun protection.
Preparing for Your AquaGold Facial
The best preparation is to start with a consultation to determine whether AquaGold is the right treatment option for your needs. During this consultation, your provider may also have questions to help develop your custom cocktail of treatment products.
While AquaGold’s gold micro-channels are hypoallergenic, some people may still be allergic to specific ingredients in the treatment products. Inform your provider of any known allergies.
Generally, minimize or avoid things that irritate or sensitize your skin in the days or weeks following your appointment. In other words, avoid waxing or chemical peels. Discuss your skincare regime with your provider to ensure the products you use are all appropriate for use before your AquaGold treatment.
If you receive other treatments like Botox® or filler, inform your provider. Most likely, they recommend waiting a couple of weeks after a Botox® injection and at least four weeks after a dermal filler injection. Or, if you are due for injectable retreatment, consider waiting until after your AquaGold facial. Be sure to discuss timing with your provider for the best results.
Schedule a Consultation to Learn More About AquaGold
The Skin Center by CPS proudly serves Charlotte, NC, residents and helps them maintain beautiful and healthy skin. We are part of the Charlotte Plastic Surgery family which has been a trusted name in the area for decades.
We strive for the same level of customer service and excellence as our colleagues at Charlotte Plastic Surgery. By offering a menu of today’s best nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, we can help you find the best options for your goals and your lifestyle.
Contact us today to schedule your appointment.