The words Aqua Gold may conjure all kinds of images, including liquid flowing in a luscious stream. But this treatment is in fact designed to provide whole-face rejuvenation. It combines the effects of microneedling with a beneficial serum delivered directly into the skin’s underlying tissues. The end results are a brighter complexion and smoother texture. At Beauty 2.0 Aesthetics in Port Moody, BC, we recommend this treatment for anyone who wants a refresh.
How Often Can You Do Aqua Gold Facials?
Just like everything else, cosmetic treatments constantly evolve to deliver bolder, better results. A growing movement is in therapies that perform double-duty, which is exactly why Aqua Gold (AG) is so beloved by all who try it. This no-downtime microneedling treatment helps lift tissues, correct imperfections, and infuse your skin with nutrient-rich serums.
Given these effects, it’s easy to see why people seek repeat treatments – which you can do every one to three months. We recommend this protocol after you complete your treatment plan. Some patients achieve their desired results with one session, while others, including those with very dry skin, need two or three sessions spaced four to six weeks apart. This is a therapy in which results build upon each other, meaning your skin will improve with each treatment.
What Is This Treatment?
We’re glad you asked. AG is a microneedling therapy that uses 24 karat gold needles to plump skin and treat an array of concerns, including:
- Volume loss
- Uneven tone and texture
- Large pores
AG can also tighten the skin so you look refreshed and relaxed. No surgery is involved – each needle is finer than a hair and, unlike a derma roller, inserts vertically into the skin to provide a truly comfortable treatment. This means no pain or swelling afterward. To demonstrate, most patients schedule a morning treatment so they look firm and radiant for an event later that night.
A Word on Collagen
Microneedling has long been recognized as an effective way to stimulate collagen production. By creating tiny, microscopic injuries to the skin, this treatment ignites the body’s natural healing processes. Collagen repairs skin from within, rebuilding the underlying extracellular matrix (ECM) so skin looks smoother and firmer.
Keep in mind the microchannels created by AG are extremely small, meaning they’re invisible to the eye. And they pave the way to deliver a blend of hyaluronic acid, Xeomin, and other nutrients that improve your skin’s health and appearance. This cocktail creates a vibrant glow so you look lit from within.
AG vs Microneedling
With its comprehensive benefits, AG is often referred to as a microinfusion system and not a microneedling device. It incorporates microneedling, but the two treatments are distinctive. Primarily, AG focuses much more on the puncture/healing process. This explains why the results are more dramatic. Patients enjoy the benefits of serums and microneedling, which is administered at a fairly shallow level, in addition to the smoothing effects of Xeomin.
Although not painful, microneedling creates more pronounced punctures. It therefore delivers great results for those hoping to exclusively improve skin texture and elasticity. But reaching the entire face can be difficult because traditional microneedling devices are not maneuverable. AG can easily target even hard-to-reach spots because the device used is small, allowing for broad and consistent results.
Can’t I Just Get Dermal Fillers?
Microchannels allow the serum we prepare to sink below the skin’s surface. No other therapy comes close to providing the results you can expect with AG. The treatment is very controlled and always predictable so you look natural – never overdone or overfilled. Thanks to its innovative nature, Aqua Gold can be used to:
- Increase volume, especially around the eyes
- Reduce redness
- Create a soft texture
- Shrink large pores
- Erase fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduce scars
- Improve your overall complexion
When injected below the skin’s surface, dermal fillers can add volume to sunken areas like the temples and common trouble spots like the cheeks. Some formulations can even improve nasolabial folds. While you’re certain to see gorgeous results, AG is a much more comprehensive treatment. As stated just a moment ago, it works to improve skin tone and texture as well as restore volume.
Understanding This Golden Treatment
Anyone who wants smooth and radiant skin can benefit from the versatile nature of AG. It’s perfect for men and women alike; AG is also ideal for mature skin as well as those without visible signs of aging – it’s a great preventative treatment. Patients preparing for an upcoming event, such as a wedding or cruise, especially love the glowing results AG provides.
Because AG possesses many characteristics to love, people tend to forget it’s also quick and fuss-free. Most sessions can be completed in under 30 minutes. And results appear immediately. That glow we keep talking about will take hold as soon as your treatment is complete. You’ll also see fine lines dissipate, and thanks to the Xeomin we provide, your skin will relax ever so slightly to shrink tiny imperfections you may not even know you have.
Can You Benefit From a Single Treatment?
You sure can. It’s best to follow the treatment plan we craft for you, but if you’re simply looking for a one-off therapy, AG can be just that. We’re confident, however, that you’ll want to refresh your newly radiant skin with touch-up treatments.
Why Are the Needles Made of Gold?
Gold is perceived as a luxury metal, giving this facial a distinct feeling of indulgence. But more than that, gold is highly compatible with human skin and therefore much less likely to cause irritation. This is especially true when compared to other microneedling treatments. You’ll feel no pain, and after treatment, you can continue your day as normal.
Preparing for Your Treatment
AG is pretty straightforward, so you don’t need to do much in terms of preparation. We recommend patients avoid chemical peels and waxing for two weeks prior to treatment. It’s also best to skip prescription retinol products for three days leading to your session.
Also three days before treatment, avoid abrasive scrubs and other exfoliating products. Last but not least, let our staff know of any changes to your health status before your appointment, such as new cold sores or a rash that develops in the treatment area.
Caring for Your Skin After Treatment
Following just a few suggestions will help your skin look its best after treatment. For instance, let tissues breathe for at least six hours; this means no makeup or face washing. When you do wash, lightly rub the cleanser across your face and apply your regular moisturizer right after. You can resume your daily skincare regimen the next day.
Also, avoid sun exposure for at least 24 hours; one to two weeks is best. If you have plans to be outside for an extended period or know you’ll receive incidental sun exposure, such as walking to and from your car, wear a protective hat to keep your skin covered. And always apply a full spectrum sunblock of SPF 40 or higher, even when the sky appears to be overcast.
A Few More Suggestions
Finally, delay exfoliating your skin for at least three weeks. Skip sessions in a sauna or jacuzzi and put your daily workout on pause. In fact, all activities that cause sweating should be avoided for a few days.
Important Details To Have
Most sessions follow a fairly predictable pattern. We’ll wash your face and place your serum into the sterile tube of the AG device. The gold needles are then pressed into your skin like a stamp, puncturing tissues to an ideal depth of 600 microns and simultaneously delivering all the rich, protective nutrients contained in your serum. We overlap each “stamp” to create soft, natural-looking results.
As for candidacy, we do not recommend treatment for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. AG is ideal for those who desire a more youthful appearance but do not want dramatic changes. It will refine and refresh your skin without alerting others you’ve had “work done.” Also, keep in mind this treatment is not a replacement for injectables, which you can pair with Aqua Gold for even more comprehensive results.
Results as Smooth as 24 Karat Gold
No longer do you need to undergo surgery or endure lengthy recovery times to enjoy rejuvenated skin. AG can correct a variety of skin concerns, from wrinkles to uneven tone. Treatment is fast and results start developing immediately after. You’ll leave our office looking brighter and softer. Reap the benefits of 24 karat gold; schedule your consultation today by calling Beauty 2.0 Aesthetics in Port Moody, BC.