Aquagold® Microchanneling

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 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. 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.

  • 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. This can help acne. Dysport provides a natural, gentle smoothing of the skin.
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and platelet-poor plasma (PPP) can improve the quality and appearance of the uppermost layer of skin. This is ideal for patients looking to reduce eye puffiness, dulled skin, or fine lines. PRP provides additional collagen stimulation and new cell growth. These benefits will not be seen immediately, but will improve gradually over months.
  • Deeper wrinkles often require larger needles and more volume of dermal fillers. However, other problem areas, such as fine lines around the eyes, or lost volume in the upper lip, are much more suited to an Aquagold treatment. Microchanneling with Restylane® dermal filler provides a natural-looking increase in skin suppleness.

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 facelift surgery, and can help maintain results.

Get 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.

Procedure

Aquagold needle thicknessThe procedure is virtually pain free. Unlike many dermal fillers injections, the treatment does not require an anesthetic. The skin of the face is cleansed, and the chosen ingredients are placed in the sterile tube of Aquagold device. It is then pressed into the skin in an overlapping pattern. For the first time drugs and products are being delivered 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. The hollow needles hold the product. The needles sit on a platform, and are smaller than a human hair. The needles are inserted into the skin and then pulled back out, leaving the product behind. 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.

This is a quick and simple treatment that is performed in the office. Patients desiring PRP or PPP in the solution will need to have their blood drawn and spun, bringing the appointment length to one hour.

Real Patient Story

Read 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.

Recovery

Restylane Smoother comparison There is little or no down time after the procedure. There may be a little redness for less than a day, 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.

Pricing

Aquagold comprising of Restylane and Dysport costs $600 for the face. Adding PPP incurs an additional $50. Solutions are custom blended for each patient, so a complimentary consultation is required to determine the best mix for each patient’s particular concerns.

Consultation

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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  • Appleton, WI 54911
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Wisconsin plastic surgeons Drs. David Janssen and William Doubek perform breast augmentation, breast lift, laser hair removal, vein treatment, face lift, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and liposuction. They serve Wisconsin communities including Oshkosh, Appleton, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Madison, Fond du Lac and Neenah.

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