AQUAGOLD Fine Touch – FAQ
What Is the AQUAGOLD® Fine touch™ Treatment?
The AQUAGOLD® Fine Touch™ skin treatment is a micro-channeling treatment. Using a unique dermal stamp, this delivery system enables us to deposit customized blends of ingredients at the epidermal-dermal junction of the skin.
The AQUAGOLD® Fine Touch™ stamping device contains 20 x 24 gold plated needles. Each needle is finer than a human hair, with a diameter of 130 microns and length of 600 microns or 0.6 mm. Each needle is also hollow and acts as a reservoir for products, enabling us to deliver effectively and comfortably small droplets of our treatment solutions directly into the skin, allowing for greater absorption of active ingredients.
This has for effect to minimize pores even on the nose, diminish fine lines in areas that are difficult to treat such as the ones on the lower eyelids, improve your skin quality, promote skin hydration, and create a beautiful glow with no-downtime. This treatment is referred to as a red carpet treatment because it is ideal to use before special events or whenever you need a pick-me-up.
IS THERE ANY PREPARATION REQUIRED BEFORE AN AQUAGOLD® FINETOUCH™ TREATMENT?
Although not a painful procedure, we have all our patient apply a numbing gel 30 minutes before the actual AQUAGOLD® Fine touch™ treatment. This is to ensure that we can reach the most delicate areas such as the lower eyelids, nose, upper lip and hair line without any discomfort.
WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS IN OUR CUSTOMIZED AQUAGOLD® FINETOUCH™ TREATMENT?
Our proprietary AQUAGOLD® Fine touch™ ingredients cocktail consists of a mixture of several ingredients including growth factors and vitamins but the 3 main ingredients are as follows: the first main ingredient is Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic Acid has the property of being able to hold water into the skin 1000 its weight. This makes it an amazing molecule to assist in skin hydration and plumpness.
The second main ingredient is one of a selection of Skin Serums that we select according to your specific needs. We have some that are better for acne-prone skin, sensitive skin, rosacea, dull skin or aging skin.
The third main ingredient is Botox. In this treatment, we do not use Botox for its property to reduce lines and dynamic wrinkles but rather for its property to improve the skin quality itself.
When Botox is injected at the very surface of the skin (epidermal-dermal junction), it has the beneficial effects of reducing pore sizes on the nose and cheeks, diminishing redness associated with rosacea, helping with mild acne, allowing us to treat the very fine lines of the lower eyelids which are otherwise very difficult to target as well as helping with excessive facial sweating and oiliness.
WHY ARE THE NEEDLES 24K GOLD PLATED?
The 20 hollow-bore needles of the AQUAGOLD® Fine touch™ stamp are 24 karat plated gold because many individuals have allergy sensitivities to other metals such as Nickle, Copper or Steel. Very few individuals have allergies to 24 k Gold. Gold also has the unique capability to prevent against contamination of bacteria and viruses.
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME WITH THE AQUAGOLD® FINETOUCH™ TREATMENT?
Other than some mild redness immediately after the procedure, this is a NO downtime procedure. Unlike with micro needling, there is no pinpoint bleed with the AquaGold FineTouch treatment. No bleeding. No Bruising. No swelling. In fact, most patients leave the office already from more radiant skin and glowing skin form the skin booster micro-channeled into their skin.
WHO IS THE IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR AN AQUAGOLD® FINETOUCH™ ?
The AQUAGOLD® FineTouch™ Treatment:
- Can be done on patients of all skin types, colour and ethnicity.
- Can be done at any time during the year.
- Is ideal for individuals seeking a rejuvenating appearance while maintaining a natural results.
- Is ideal for patients looking for a rejuvenating skin treatment that will not affect their facial movements.
- Is ideal for patients who are needle phobic but would still like to improve their skin quality.
- Is ideal for patients who cannot afford any downtime whatsoever.
- Is ideal for patients who wants to look their best before and event, a wedding, an important reunion (red carpet treatment).
- Is the perfect treatment to complement regular Botox and reach areas that traditional botox cannot such as the areas right under the eyes.
- Is great for patients wanting to address the pores on their nose.
- Perfect for those wishing to reduce redness associated with mild rosacea.
- Is perfect for individuals wishing to reduce oiliness and excessive sweating of the face.
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED BY THE AQUAGOLD® FINETOUCH™ ?
This skin treatment can be done on:
- The face
- The hands
- The neck
- The decolleté
Since this treatment is also referred to as Micro-Botox, how does the AQUAGOLD® FineTouch™ Facial treatment differ from regular Botox injections in the face?
The two are completely different treatments to receive, with 2 completely different objectives in mind. When doing a Botox Cosmetic treatment, we only inject Botox in the targeted area.
Regular Cosmetic Botox injections are done with a regular 31G needle and the medication is injected directly into the bulk or belly of the muscles. Cosmetic Botox is used to soften fine lines and dynamic wrinkles created by the repeated movements of the facial muscles targeted by this treatment.
The objectives of a Botox Cosmetic treatment is to soften the lines of the forehead, the frown lines, and the crow’s feet. We also use Botox Cosmetic to create a brow lift, to soften lines around the lips or create a lip roll, we use it to decrease the dimpling seen on the chins, for treating the horizontal lines or platysma bands of the neck or even to sharpen the angle of the jaw (Nefertiti lift).
When doing an AQUAGOLD® Fine touch™ treatment, Botox is only one of several ingredients mixed together. This cocktails is then delivered or infused through very fine, shallow and hollow needles at a level of the skin that is much more superficial than when injected with a syringe.
The Botox in this instance does not reach or affect the neuro-muscular junction nor does it change facial movements. The resulting effect is not on the dynamic movements but rather on the skin quality itself.
When Botox is injected in the skin at such a superficial level, it has the effects of reducing the pore sizes, minimizing the fine lines, reducing redness, even acne to a certain extent as well as helping with excessive facial sweating and oiliness.