AquaGold Fine Touch Microneedling
AQUAGOLD® Fine Touch Microneedling in Hagerstown, MD
When it comes to facial rejuvenation, the right tools (in the right hands) make a world of difference. Technology and product advancements allow us to treat very specific cosmetic concerns and deliver beautiful results—and Hagerstown board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Henry Garazo and his talented team are always looking for new ways to provide patients with safe, natural-looking outcomes.
That’s why we’re pleased to offer the AQUAGOLD Fine Touch microneedling device, a versatile tool for treating a number of cosmetic facial issues.
- What is microneedling?
- How is AQUAGOLD Fine Touch microneedling different?
- What can AQUAGOLD Fine Touch microneedling treat?
- What results can I expect from AQUAGOLD Fine Touch microneedling?
What is microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as skin needling or collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive treatment utilizing a special device that contains extremely fine needles. During treatment, the device is passed over your face, allowing these needles to puncture the skin and create a controlled, micro skin trauma. This process triggers your body’s natural healing response, which prompts increased production of collagen and elastin in the treated area.
Both collagen and elastin are vital proteins that provide structure, firmness, and elasticity to your skin. As we age, it’s normal for our reserves of collagen and elastin to diminish, leading to skin laxity and loss of suppleness. By increasing production in the treatment area, microneedling helps improve firmness and skin texture in addition to minimizing blemishes and the appearance of scars.
How is AQUAGOLD Fine Touch microneedling different?
Unlike traditional devices, the AQUAGOLD Fine Touch is built to microneedle a customized solution directly into the skin with little-to-no discomfort or visible side effects. The solution is placed into the device, where it is administered through the needles for direct delivery into the skin. This creates a soft, natural-looking result, leaving the face looking smoother, tighter, and rejuvenated.
The beauty of the AQUAGOLD device is that treatment is two-fold: the microneedles stimulate cellular renewal in the upper layer of the skin through gentle needling, while the solution, such as hyaluronic acid or other serums, is dispersed into the dermis to enhance results.
The AQUAGOLD Fine Touch device contains a grouping of tiny, hollow needles that are thinner than a strand of hair. When applied, these needles pierce the skin to create microscopic punctures in the upper layer. Because of the small size of the needles and the perpendicular application, patients experience very minimal redness, and recovery is quick and comfortable. Numbing of the skin isn’t required for treatment, though we do use a topical anesthetic to both ensure comfort and slightly constrict the skin.
What can AQUAGOLD Fine Touch microneedling treat?
Microneedling is such a great option for nearly everyone because, in addition to improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reducing the severity of scars, and increasing suppleness of the skin, it can also provide you with an overall improvement in the health and radiance of your skin.
Depending on your concerns and desired results, we are able to fully customize the solution to be applied with the microneedling device. There are a number of ways we have been using AQUAGOLD Fine Touch to give patients beautiful results:
- For addressing crepiness on the face, BOTOX® or fillers are great for providing a natural, gentle smoothing of the skin.
- Hyaluronic acid works wonders for those who would like a subtle increase in volume, particularly around the lower face.
- For treating signs of aging on the forearms, hands, neck, and décolletage, microneedling with a dermal filler is a fantastic solution that results in a natural-looking increase in suppleness.
Because the AQUAGOLD Fine Touch microneedling treatment offers buildable results, it works well when combined with other treatments. Used in conjunction with deeper dermal filler injections, microneedling can enhance results. It is also a great addition to surgical facial rejuvenation, such as facelift surgery, and can help maintain your results.
What results can I expect from AQUAGOLD Fine Touch microneedling?
Microneedling is best for those who are looking for a softer, more youthful appearance but don’t require dramatic changes. The AQUAGOLD Fine Touch treats the superficial layers of the skin to provide a moderate, though noticeable, improvement in skin texture, reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, and an increase in collagen production.
While microneedling 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.
Wondering if you can benefit from an AQUAGOLD Fine Touch microneedling treatment? Contact us today to schedule a personalized consultation. We’ll study your areas of concern and choose from the best available technology to build a treatment plan for you.