AQUAGOLD® fine touch™
The first microinjection system for customized skincare
What Is AQUAGOLD® fine touch™?
AQUAGOLD® fine touch™ is a patented microinjection system used during personalized facial treatments and more. This unique needling device allows us to deliver microdoses of therapeutics like BOTOX, vitamin C, antioxidants, growth factors and dermal fillers gently and effectively into the skin for the correction of fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores and more.
The AQUAGOLD® fine touch™ system consists of a reservoir for the ingredients and 20 gold-plated surgical-grade, stainless steel microneedles. The needles are 0.6 mm long and 0.13 mm wide for gentle yet effective delivery of advanced skincare ingredients into the dermis. This ensures that these ingredients reach deeper layers of your skin for maximum efficiency.
Because these microneedles are tiny and thinner than a strand of hair, the treatment is virtually painless and unlikely to irritate the skin. The 24-karat gold plating further ensures patient safety and comfort as gold is a highly biocompatible and hypoallergenic material.
AQUAGOLD® fine touch™ can create healthier and younger-looking skin within minutes and with no downtime. It is the perfect “pick me up” treatment before a big event, subtly rejuvenating the skin, enhancing your natural glow and minimizing signs of aging and imperfections.
How AQUAGOLD® fine touch™ Works
The device’s microneedles penetrate the skin to a depth of 0.6 mm. A valve opens in the middle of the device’s microneedle surface, allowing the solution in the reservoir to flow through the needle sheath and into the skin. This helps your skin absorb these ingredients more effectively because they bypass the skin’s protective barrier.
Once inside the dermis, the active ingredients can effectively stimulate the production of new collagen, promote skin repair, remove damaged skin cells and protect the skin from further damage.
Your provider will decide which ingredients to use with your AQUAGOLD® fine touch™ treatment based on your unique skin concerns and goals. In most cases, we combine different ingredients to create a personalized “cocktail” for each patient.
Benefits of AQUAGOLD® fine touch™
This minimally invasive treatment can be used on the face, neck and even hands to rejuvenate and improve the skin’s appearance. Just some of the benefits you can experience with this treatment are:
- Diminished fine lines and wrinkles
- Tighter and more radiant skin
- Minimize pores and reduced oil production
- Reduced appearance of acne and other scars
- Decreased redness and uneven skin tone
- Brighter and youthful skin
Preparing for Treatment
Because treatment with AQUAGOLD® fine touch™ is minimally invasive, there is little preparation involved. During your initial appointment, we will walk you through your treatment and provide pre-treatment instructions that usually include the following:
- Avoid chemical peels two weeks before treatment
- Avoid tanning for a week before treatment
- Discontinue retinol and similar product before treatment
- Take prophylactic antivirals before therapy if you have a history of cold sores
- Limit alcohol, NSAIDs and blood-thinning supplements 24 hours before treatment
- Do not wear makeup, creams or lotion on the day of your appointment
What to Expect During Treatment
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.
Your provider will start this treatment by cleansing your skin and applying a numbing cream if necessary. The AQUAGOLD® fine touch™ is a single-use, disposable device that is filled with different ingredients depending on your concerns and goals. Your provider will press the tip of the device against your skin in a stamping motion. You will not feel any pain or discomfort. Most patients say they barely feel the needles during treatment.
There is no downtime with AQUAGOLD® fine touch™. However, to minimize your risk of adverse effects and optimize treatment outcomes, you may want to wait at least six hours before cleansing your face. This is to allow the ingredients to be completely absorbed by your skin.
After about 24 hours, you can follow up with your usual skin regimen. Avoid direct sun exposure and wear high-SPF sunscreen for two weeks after treatment. It is a good idea to avoid exfoliating your skin during this time.
BONUS: AQUAGOLD® fine touch™ With Personal Growth Factors for Hair Loss
Another benefit offered by AQUAGOLD® fine touch™ is hair restoration. By creating a serum using personal growth factors that are injected directly into the scalp, we can help promote hair growth in areas of thinning hair in men and women.
Growth factors are various molecules found in the blood that stimulate cell differentiation, proliferation and wound healing. When injected into the scalp, they can help stimulate hair follicles to produce more hairs in the anagen (active growth) phase. This can help reverse hair loss and create thicker and healthier hair.
To ensure patient safety, we use the patient’s blood to isolate personal growth factors for this treatment. Your blood will be drawn before treatment and spun in our office via a centrifuge for several minutes. This helps separate specific growth factors that stimulate hair growth and can even reverse the shrinkage of hair follicles that happens due to age or stress.
You may need injections every month for the first few months, but then you will only need maintenance treatments every few months.
*Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.
Is AQUAGOLD® fine touch™ painful?
No, AQUAGOLD® fine touch™ is completely painless. The needles used for this treatment are short and thinner than a strand of hair, which helps make the treatment comfortable. The ingredients used for this treatment are also not likely to cause reactions that trigger pain.
How long does treatment take?
Treatment can take anywhere between 10 minutes and an hour, which depends on what is being treated and the ingredients used. Simple rejuvenation of small areas on the face takes less time to treat than hair restoration using personal growth factors due to more preparation being involved.
How many treatments will I need?
Many patients notice improvement after a single session with AQUAGOLD® fine touch™. However, you can have one to two treatments each month if you like your results and want to maintain them for longer.
How long will my results last?
Individual results may vary with this treatment, but you can expect your AQUAGOLD® fine touch™ glow to last for at least four weeks.
Am I a good candidate?
If you are concerned about early signs of aging, uneven skin, enlarged pores or even hair loss, then you are likely a good candidate for this treatment. Anyone 18 years or older in relatively good health can get this treatment. If you have an allergy to gold, are pregnant or breastfeeding or have an active skin infection, you may not be a good candidate.
Schedule a consultation in Gig Harbor, Washington
Please feel free to call our medspa in Gig Harbor to schedule your consultation with Dr. Rubin. She can discuss your aesthetic concerns with you and will select the treatment that is right for you. If you’re frustrated with facial imperfections such as crow’s feet, frown lines, sun spots, thinning lips or the other concerns listed below, AquaGold fine touch may be the perfect solution for you.* If you are suffering from hair loss or thinning hair, personal growth factor treatments can help.* Schedule today!
*Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed