Answers to Common Questions about AquaGold Treatments and Microchanelling Benefits
If you’re looking for a treatment to help brighten your skin, reduce pore size, calm skin redness, and decrease skin oiliness and facial perspiration without any downtime, then the AquaGold Fine Touch treatment is the answer you’ve been looking for!
Praised as one of the preferred celebrity facial rejuvenation treatments, this customized microchanelling facial is making waves for being quick, painless, and effective, providing a youthful, dewy glow almost immediately.
Here’s everything you need to know about AquaGold Fine Touch treatment, and what makes it so amazing.
What Is It?
AquaGold Fine Touch treatment is a non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment that improves damaged skin quickly and with zero downtime or bruising. The AquaGold Facial is performed using a dermal stamp containing 20 fine, 24-karat gold plated, hollow needles. These needles are so thin that they are finer than a strand of human hair. Yet, through these small needles, we are able to deliver a custom-designed mix of anti-aging products directly into your skin to treat its unique needs quickly and effectively.
Our custom microchanelling solutions contain various concentrations of retinol, growth factors, peptides, antioxidants, dermal fillers, and neurotoxins into the skin.
Since the anti-aging products don’t have to pass the protective barrier of the skin, this direct delivery into the skin allows for fast and effective absorption of the anti-aging products, resulting in a vibrant and healthier appearance of the skin almost immediately.
How Does It Work?
You will be required to apply a numbing gel such as Maxilene 5% 30 minutes prior to your appointment. This is to ensure that your treatment will be pain-free. The beauty of the AquaGold treatment is that it allows us to treat very delicate areas such as the upper and lower eyelids, nose and hairline. These areas tend to be more sensitive, and without prior numbing, we would not be able to deliver the products deep enough into the skin for the ingredients to work.
Although the needles are only 600 microns deep, when pressed onto your skin using the appropriate pressure for ultimate delivery of the products, you would likely feel some discomfort without the use of a numbing agent.
Your clinician will cleanse your face and apply a preparatory non-chemical peel. This is an important step in your AquaGold Facial. Without this peel first, the products microchanelled into your skin will not penetrate as effectively. While the 10-minute peel prepares your skin, we will mix together the chosen anti-aging ingredients into the sterile AquaGold device. The device is then pressed onto the skin in an overlapping pattern. This creates microchannels. The 20 precisely spaced microneedles deliver the serum into the skin at a depth of 600 microns, or 0.6 mm.
These hollow needles sit on a platform and hold the anti-aging products. The products are left in the skin after the needles are pressed into the skin and pulled back out.
The gentle needling with the microneedles stimulates cellular renewal and collagen production in the upper layer of skin while the custom solution disperses in the skin for enhanced results.
The AquaGold treatment provides a natural-looking, rejuvenated appearance creating smoother and tighter skin.
Custom-blended solutions may include the following ingredients:
- Vitamins and antioxidants to brighten and hydrate the skin, create an overall glow, speed up cell turnover,
- Stem Cell Growth Factors to provide skin rejuvenation and speed up healing;
- Botox facial—micro botox treatments reduce pore size, calms redness, facial oiliness, and sweating;
- Juvederm Volite or Restylane Vital Light dermal filler – the hyaluronic acid will hydrate and brighten your skin while reducing fine lines and superficial scarring;
- Some clinics may substitute Stem Cell Growth Factors by Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and platelet-poor plasma (PPP) to reduce fine lines, eye puffiness, and improve dull skin. Since PRP also improves collagen production, cell growth, and repair, the benefits of this solution will be seen gradually over several months.
How Long Does It Take?
This red carpet treatment typically takes 30-45 minutes. From start to finish, you’ll be in and out in under an hour.
What Does It Treat?
AquaGold Fine Touch treatment can treat many skin concerns on the face, neck, and chest, including:
- Dull skin
- Oily skin
- Facial perspiration
- Facial redness
- Enlarged pores
- Fine lines in areas where traditional Botox cannot reach such as the upper and lower eyelid
- Skin dryness
Who Are The Best Candidates?
The best candidates for AquaGold treatments are those who want glowing, hydrated skin with a more youthful appearance without drastic changes or dramatic procedures. Since this procedure treats the superficial layer of skin, you will notice moderate improvements to the look and feel of your skin, but there will be no change in your facial expressions whatsoever.
What Is The Recovery Period Like? Are There Side Effects?
There is little to no downtime with this procedure. While you might experience some mild redness for less than a day following the treatment, there won’t be any bruising or lesions. Most patients leave the office simply glowing. However, on the rare occasion, patients may experience swelling for a day or two.
Be careful to not wash your face for up to 4 hours following the treatment to avoid washing away the ingredients used during your procedure. Also, avoid harsh exfoliators and makeup for 24 hours if possible. Avoidance of direct exposure to sunlight is highly recommended for 24-48 hours. And wearing a broadspectrum SPF 30 or higher is as always recommended.
When Do Results Appear?
The desired “glow effect” will be immediate and continue to improve over a few days following the procedure. Skin redness, pore size and fine lines will also start to improve over the week following the treatment. AquaGold Fine Touch treatment can be repeated every three to four months for accumulative improvements.
How Long Does It Last?
Results of AquaGold treatments last three to four months and only improve with subsequent treatments.
Whether you want radiant, glowing skin for an upcoming wedding, gala, prom, or other significant events in your life, or you just want a gentler yet effective solution for facial rejuvenation, AquaGold Fine Touch treatment has your skin concerns covered.
Speak with Dr. Tosoni about the right AquaGold custom-solution for your skin concerns so you can feel confident with smooth, hydrated, and radiant skin.
Dr. Caroline Tosoni pursued her Medical Degree at McMaster University and completed her post-graduate medical residency in Family Medicine through the University of Ottawa in 1998. Fluently bilingual in French and English, she opened her medical practice in Ottawa in July of 1998. Since 2000, Dr. Tosoni has focused her medical practice on Cosmetic Dermatology and has received extensive training and obtained multiple certifications in various medical cosmetic enhancement procedures such as Phlebology, Botox® Cosmetic, Dermal Fillers, SoftLift,™ BeautiPhication,™ Belkyra injections, CoolSculpting,™ Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Laser Medicine. Dr. Caroline Tosoni is also proficient in the treatment of Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and Migraine Headaches with Botox® Therapeutic. In 2015, Dr. Tosoni’s practice officially received a Focused Practice in Dermatology designation by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and the Ontario Medical Association.