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Aquagold® Microneedling

Aquagold web bannerSome people stay away from skin treatments because they don’t like needles, or don’t want to look like they’ve had work done. Now there’s Aquagold® Fine Touch™, a new microchanneling treatment to improve damaged skin with no bruising or down time. Aquagold is a revolutionary microneedle device that contains 24 karat needles, each of which is smaller than a hair follicle. This device delivers products such as platelet-rich-plasma, dermal fillers, muscle relaxants, retinol, and antioxidants directly into the skin.

Applying anti-aging products directly under the skin allows them to be absorbed much more effectively and with a much longer duration of effectiveness because these products do not have to bypass the natural protective barrier of the skin. Additionally, deeper penetration of these active ingredients results in a more healthy and vibrant appearance of the skin. Aquagold is a versatile tool for treating a number of cosmetic facial issues such as:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scarring
  • Decreased skin elasticity
  • Loss of facial volume

How It Works

Depending on a patient’s concerns and desired results, we are able to fully customize the solution to be applied with the microchannel device. Of course, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is the primary ingredient in the treatment. It offers the following benefits:

  • Stimulates collagen and elastin production to thicken and tighten thinning skin
  • Improves skin tone and texture
  • Smooths fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acts as an antioxidant and has hydrating properties

Patients will not immediately see these benefits because they will improve gradually over months. We can customize the solution with other ingredients and treatments to maximize results.

  • Dysport® in small levels at the surface of the skin, where it is not near a muscle, improves the size of the pores, and decreases redness over time. Additionally, this can help acne. The muscle relaxants provide a natural, gentle smoothing of the skin.
  • Deeper wrinkles often require larger needles and more volume. We can accomplish this with Restylane® dermal fillers. Microchanneling with Restylane® dermal filler provides a natural-looking increase in skin suppleness.

Aquagold works best in a series of three treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Results appear slowly and naturally as the PRP amplifies the natural growth factors your body uses to heal tissue.

Because the Aquagold treatment offers buildable results, it works well with other treatments. Used in conjunction with deeper dermal filler injections or after a laser treatment, Aquagold can enhance results. It is also an ideal addition to surgical facial rejuvenation, such as face-lift surgery, and can help maintain results.

Schedule your Aquagold treatment by contacting Fox Valley Plastic Surgery today at (920) 233-1540 to schedule a consultation.

Best Candidates

Restylane Smoother 2 ComparisonAquagold is best used for patients who are looking for a softer, more youthful appearance, but do not require dramatic changes. Microchanneling treats the superficial layers of the skin to provide a moderate, though noticeable, improvement in skin texture, reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, and increase in collagen production.

While microchanneling is not a replacement for injectable treatments, the small size allows for treating tighter spaces, and the small volume of solution that is applied helps to ensure an even, natural result. It can be effectively used on the face, neck, and décolletage.


Aquagold needle thicknessThe procedure is virtually pain free. Unlike many dermal filler injections, the treatment does not require an anesthetic. First, we clean the face, and place the chosen ingredients in the sterile tube of Aquagold device. Then, we press it into the skin in an overlapping pattern. The device delivers drugs and products into the skin, not on it or underneath it.

The device works with 20 tiny, precisely spaced needles delivering product into the skin at the ideal depth of 600 microns. These hollow needles hold the product. The needles sit on a platform, and are smaller than a human hair. We insert the needles into the skin and then pull them back out to leave the product behind. Ultimately, this creates a soft, natural-looking result, leaving the face looking smoother, tighter, and rejuvenated. The micro needles stimulate cellular renewal in the upper layer of the skin through gentle needling, while the solution is dispersed into the dermis to enhance results.

PRP treatment is:

  • Safe because it uses your own natural elements, i.e. your blood. PRP is not a new treatment. Hospitals have used PRP since the 1970’s to improve musculoskeletal problems.
  • Rich in growth factors.
  • Long lasting. After a series of three treatments, results can still be recognized at 12-18 months. Maintenance treatments are recommended every 3-6 months.

This is a quick and simple treatment that is performed in the office. Patients will need to have their blood drawn and spun, bringing the appointment length to one hour. We offer two types of Aquagold treatments:

Aquagold Vampire

  • This consists of drawing the patient’s blood and deriving concentrated platelet rich plasma from it.
  • We use the Aquagold micro channeling device to place the PRP into the dermis of the skin.
  • This has a downtime of 1-2 days of mild redness.
  • It costs $350 each treatment or $900 for a series of three.
  • We recommend three treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

Aquagold Deluxe

  • This consists of drawing the patient’s blood and deriving concentrated platelet rich plasma from it.
  • We mix the PRP with Dysport® muscle relaxant and a Restylane® hyaluronic acid filler into the Aquagold device.
  • We use the Aquagold micro channeling device to place the solution into the dermis of the skin.
  • With this mixture, patients can expect more hydration, decrease in daily facial redness, pore size reduction and oil reduction.
  • This has a downtime of 1-2 days of mild redness.
  • It costs $600 each treatment or $1500 for a series of three.
  • We recommend three treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

Real Patient Story

Real Patient: JulieRead about Julie’s experience with the Medispa and other real patient stories in the Real Patient Stories section of our website. Julie’s interest in the Medispa started simply with eyelash tinting. With a Visia skin complexion analysis, Julie was able to see where and how she could improve. Her husband and we agree she looks radiant.


Restylane Smoother comparisonIn this case, there is little or no down time after the procedure. There may be a little redness for 1-2 days, but no bruising or chance of a frozen muscle look. The only restriction after the procedure is that you can’t wash your face for three to four hours. Patients get an immediate improvement on their faces, necks, or décolletage for several months. This procedure can be done every 3-4 months to get accumulative improvement.

In order to get the best results from the treatment, we strongly recommend the purchase of Alastin® TriHex Transition Duo $245 to prep your face for the procedure, support healing, and maintain the outcome. It is available at a 20% discount with an Aquagold package purchase. The TriHex Transition Duo includes a full-size Regenerating Skin Nectar® for use pre- and post-procedure and a transition-size Restorative Skin Complex for ongoing skin maintenance, in an easy-to-use Duo pack. Both products leverage ALASTIN’s breakthrough TriHex Technology® which maximizes the skin’s natural ability to repair itself and to produce new collagen and elastin both before and after anti-aging treatments.


Fox Valley Plastic Surgery prefers that all clients come in for an initial consultation with a Visia analysis before Medispa treatment commences. The skin is thoroughly analyzed, and a treatment plan is tailored to each patient’s face, goals and budget. The patient can do as little or as much as he or she desires. There are almost always treatment alternatives based on factors such as time available for results, skin type, skin condition, and budget. Progress is tracked with Visia hi-resolution photos to determine what is or is not working. The sooner you start, the sooner you will see improvement. Contact us at (920) 233-1540 or request your consultation today.

The face of your youth is just a call away. When it comes to perfecting their personal Renaissance through spa and laser services, Wisconsin residents trust the Renaissance Medispa at Fox Valley Plastic Surgery. Contact us at (920) 233-1540 to schedule your VISIA skin analysis.

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