AquaGold® in New York City at LUXURGERY
What Is AquaGold® Fine Touch™ Treatment at Luxurgery in New York City?
AquaGold® Fine Touch™ is an FDA approved micro-injection device that delivers a customized blend of products deep (~600 microns) into the skin. The small, handheld AquaGold® device contains thin, hollow 24 karat gold needles that are used to create tiny punctures in the skin and deposit product beneath the skin’s surface. AquaGold® treatment stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, improves skin quality and texture, reduces the appearance of fine lines, shrinks pores, and boosts hydration. AquaGold® is available at LUXURGERY in NYC.
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What Kind of Products Can Be Injected with AquaGold®?
At LUXURGERY, the blend of products used with the AquaGold® device is customized to each patient based on their specific concerns and aesthetic goals. Products that can be incorporated in your customized mixture include Botox, hyaluronic acid gel (Belotero, Restylane, Juvederm, Versa, etc…), PRP, retinol, vitamin C, antioxidants, anti-aging serums, vitamins, and growth factors. At LUXURGERY, your skincare specialist will help you create a product mixture specific to your aesthetic goals and needs.
Am I a candidate for a treatment using the AquaGold device?
Many adults are good candidates for AquaGold treatment. This procedure is often performed to address the signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and other flaws. We consult with patients to determine their unique needs and objectives and, when appropriate, discuss how AquaGold can assist them in restoring youthfulness to their skin. While a gold-standard advanced microneedling technique, this procedure may not be appropriate for people with a bleeding disorder or those who take blood-thinning medications.
What makes AquaGold different than other non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments?
One of the unique aspects of AquaGold treatment is that it injects serum at the dermal level. In so doing, this technique addresses multiple concerns at once, including diffuse redness, hyperpigmentation, excess oil production, and more. The advanced technology in this delivery device promotes uniform results in minimal side effects.
What Are the Benefits of AquaGold®?
AquaGold® treatment achieves significant skin rejuvenation and offers patients improvement in a variety of skin concerns. At LUXURGERY, patients undergo AquaGold® treatment for including:
- Reducing pore size
- Brightening dull skin
- Increasing skin hydration
- Refining skin texture
- Reducing the appearance of fine lines
What is the AquaGold treatment process like?
The AquaGold treatment takes less than half an hour from start to finish. Before beginning, we can apply a topical numbing cream if you are concerned about discomfort. Due to the small size of the gold needles, most patients do not require an anesthetic. The treatment itself is customized with carefully selected biologics based on our consultation discussion. After inserting the selected ingredients into the small glass applicator, we press the device directly against the skin. The microneedles are hollow, so ingredients like vitamins, Botox, or dermal fillers get delivered directly into the upper layers of the epidermis as the handpiece is stamped across the treatment area at a perpendicular angle.
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How many AquaGold sessions will I need?
This procedure is a gentle mechanism for delivering skin-enhancing ingredients to the epidermis. While it can have a slight collagen-inducing effect, AquaGold is not intended as a form of collagen induction therapy. Therefore, patients may repeat this procedure as often as monthly. Think of AquaGold as a form of injectable treatment on a micro-level. Like traditional injections of Botox and dermal fillers, this technique can be repeated to maintain smoother, plumper skin.
How long after my session will I start to see my results?
Depending on the ingredients used in the AquaGold treatment, it is possible to start seeing results within a day or two. Most patients see the effects of this procedure in 3 to 7 days. These results can last up to 4 months with good skincare and sun protection.
How Long Do the Results Last?
The results of AquaGold® treatment typically lasts 2 to 3 months. Results can be maintained with periodic treatments.
How Long Does This Treatment Take and What Should Patients Avoid?
At LUXURGERY, the AquaGold® procedure lasts between 20-45 minutes. Patients that want numbing cream prior to their treatment can expect to be at LUXURGERY for up to 1 hour. Following AquaGold®, we ask that patients do not wash their faces for at least 6-8 hours and avoid using make up for optimal results.
Is There Downtime?
AquaGold® requires virtually no downtime. Immediately after the procedure, patients may look slightly red, as though they have a mild sunburn. Any redness will subside within 24 hours. At LUXURGERY, patients are provided with post-treatment recommendations to optimize results.
Is AquaGold treatment painful?
Patients of Luxurgery can expect their comfort to be our priority during any selected treatment. AquaGold can be performed with a topical numbing cream. However, most patients do not require this to tolerate the procedure very well. The microneedles of the small handpiece penetrate only the uppermost layers of the skin, where the product is needed to address various concerns. The stamping motion inserts needles perpendicularly, avoiding superficial tissue trauma.
What are the risks of AquaGold treatment?
AquaGold treatment is considered very safe with few potential risks. The needles that deliver the custom cocktail of skin-boosting products are smaller than those that are used in traditional microneedling. The microchannels made during treatment barely penetrate the epidermis, so they heal within 24 hours. Because the needles are made of gold, it is unlikely that an adverse reaction in the skin will occur. The side effects of AquaGold sessions are mild and typically limited to minor redness that faces within a few hours. Patients may be slightly photosensitive for a few days so they must be vigilant in their use of broad-spectrum sunscreen.
How Much Does AquaGold® Cost?
Treatments are completely personalized to each patient’s specific needs. A cocktail of different products is created depending on the specific desires and skin of the patient. After a consultation at LUXURGERY, our skilled and trained clinicians create a treatment plan tailored to each patient for optimal results. The price of AquaGold treatment will depend on the specifics of your treatment and can be determined at the time of your consultation.
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Are you ready to learn more about AquaGold®? Call (212) 508-0000 to schedule a consultation with board-certified NYC Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Shridharani.