Aquagold in Richmond, VA
Aquagold® fine touch™ is the first patented microchannel microinjector of its kind. This device is designed to deliver microdoses of therapeutics effectively into the dermis– with no bruising or downtime. Aquagold sessions also require no anesthetic and are virtually painless. With Aquagold, patients can expect to see tighter, smoother, and rejuvenated facial skin.
What is Aquagold?
Aquagold features twenty microchannels, each of which is thinner than a human hair and contains miniature spiral grooves constructed to microdose and microinject therapeutics. Aquagold’s innovative design allows it to deliver products such as dermal fillers, platelet-rich-plasma, retinol, muscle relaxants, and antioxidants directly into the skin at approximately 1,200 to 2,000 microinjections per minute.
What Can I Expect During an Aquagold Treatment?
First, your facial skin is cleansed, and the chosen ingredients are inserted into the Aquagold fine touch device’s sterile tube. These ingredients are then applied to the skin in an overlapping pattern. Drugs and products are administered directly into the skin, not on it or underneath it, through a hollow needle that holds the product. Our injectors insert the needles into the skin and then pull them back out, injecting the product; this creates a soft, natural-looking result that leaves facial skin looking tighter, smoother, and reinvigorated. Simultaneously, microneedles spur cellular renewal in the skin’s upper layer through gentle needling while the solution is dispersed into the dermis.
What are the Benefits of Aquagold?
Applying anti-aging products directly beneath the skin allows them to be absorbed much more efficiently by the body. Additionally, they will also last much longer because these products do not have to bypass the skin’s natural protective barrier. Deeper penetration of these active ingredients ultimately means more healthy and vibrant skin. Aquagold’s versatility lets it treat a number of cosmetic facial issues, such as:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scarring
- Decreased skin elasticity
- Loss of facial volume
Aquagold with PRP
At Montante Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, we fully optimize your microneedling experience with Aquagold fine touch + PRP. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is considered a natural body filler and a miraculous healing product. Platelets in our blood release numerous growth factors that respond to tissue injury, initiating and promoting the right conditions for healing. PRP is procured from the patient’s own blood; therefore, it entails virtually no risk of side effects or allergic reactions. At Montante Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, we employ the Eclipse PRP collection system, which yields the highest platelet concentration on the market.
The powerful treatment starts by drawing the patient’s blood and deriving concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) from it. We will then use Aquagold Fine Touch to place the PRP into the dermis, steering clear of muscles that control facial movement.
Before & After
View a selection of Before & After photos of procedures performed by Dr. Montante and the skilled team at Montante Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics. These photos provide actual results achieved to get a better sense of the possible outcomes following your procedure.
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PRP is the primary ingredient offering 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
First, our nurse practitioner draws your blood and begins processing it to make PRP concentrate. While the blood is being processed, she will prepare the treatment area by applying a topical numbing cream. Once the PRP is ready, the microneedling procedure will commence. The entire treatment takes approximately 1 hour; 30 minutes are required for numbing, and the remaining time is for the application. Studies have demonstrated that patients should schedule at least 3 treatment sessions (spaced 2-4 weeks apart) to achieve the most lasting results.
Learn More About Aquagold in Richmond, VA
To see how Aquagold can benefit you, your next step is to schedule a consultation at Montante Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics. Here, we will evaluate your skin, answer any questions you may have, and develop the plan that best suits your needs.
Aquagold in Richmond, VA- FAQ
Through gentle needling, the device stimulates cellular renewal in the skin’s upper layer. This happens while the custom solution is dispersed into the dermis. The solution can be combined with ingredients to maximize results.
Microchanneling treats the skin’s superficial layers to provide a moderate, though noticeable, improvement in skin laxity and texture, an increase in collagen production, and a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
Your results will begin to show within a few days and continue to improve throughout the next several months. There is typically no downtime after the procedure; however, you may have some swelling and redness on the skin that evening, followed by a few days of soreness and mild skin sloughing or flaking.
While microchanneling is not a replacement for injectables, their small size lets them treat tighter spaces. Furthermore, the minimal amount of solution that is applied ensures a more even and natural result. It can work effectively on the neck, face, and décolletage.
Aquagold is great for patients who want a softer and more youthful appearance, but do not necessarily need dramatic changes. Our experts can help you determine if it is the right solution for you.
Because Aquagold offers buildable results, it works well when combined with other procedures. When used in conjunction with dermal filler injections or laser treatments, Aquagold can drastically enhance your results. It is also an ideal addition to surgical facial rejuvenation, such as face-lift surgery, and can help maintain results.
Dysport® or Jeuveau™ can be applied to the skin’s surface in small doses. As long as it is not near a muscle, this minuscule dose can alter the size of the pores, decrease redness, and even help acne. Adding these muscle relaxants during a session can provide a gentle, natural smoothing of the skin.
Deeper wrinkles often require larger needles and more volume. This is accomplished with Restylane® dermal fillers. Microchanneling with Restylane® dermal filler provides a natural-looking increase in skin suppleness.
Dr. Steven J. Montante
Dr. Steven J. Montante has many years of experience in the field and is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He received his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed his plastic surgery residency at Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University.