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Revitalize Your Skin with Aquagold®, a Novel, Customizable Microinjection Skincare Treatment

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but gold may offer better BFF support for revitalizing a woman’s aging skin. That is if the gold in question delivers potent, anti-aging, skin conditioning serums directly into the skin to address wrinkles, fine lines, and other visible signs of aging. And the 24-karat gold-plated medical-grade microneedles used by Aquagold® do precisely that, addressing numerous skin concerns experienced by women and men.

The medical practitioners at Health + Glow have offered this first-of-its-kind, patented microchannel microinjector to its Tampa-area patients for several years now. Health + Glow lead physician, Dr. Swapna M. Kallikadan, says the customized treatments offered by Aquagold® allow them to target specific skin concerns and optimize patient results. Let’s take a closer look at Aquagold® to determine if it’s a viable option for treating your aging skin concerns.

Meet Aquagold®: The Basics

Perhaps the first thing patients should understand when considering Aquagold® is that the treatment is not microneedling. While similar, the medical-grade needles used in microneedling gently pierce the skin to stimulate skin rejuvenation via a resultant boost in collagen and elastin production. Aquagold’s® needles primarily deliver results by infusing the skin with skin conditioning serums. Smaller than a human hair, each Aquagold® needle contains microchannels that deliver micro-therapeutic doses of skin conditioning serum at a rate of 2,400 microinjections per minute. As with microneedling, skin piercing stimulates collagen and elastin production as part of the healing response. However, the efficacy of treatment is primarily attributed to the infused serum.

Aquagold’s® needles are plated in 24-karat gold due to the hypoallergenic properties of the metal. Pure gold is biocompatible with human skin, allowing Aquagold® to work its magic with reduced risk of skin irritation or an allergic response.

And Aquagold’s® skin rejuvenating magic has proven effective at treating a number of concerns affecting the skin on your face, neck, décolletage, and back of the hands. Skin concerns that Tampa-area patients primarily treat with Aquagold® include:

  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Laxity
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Acne scarring
  • Oversize pores
  • Dull tone

Customize Your Aquagold® Experience

Customization of your Aquagold® treatment begins with an initial consultation to assess your skin and review skin rejuvenation goals. Based on this, your Health + Glow practitioner will recommend a skin-conditioning serum and treatment protocol designed to address your unique skin concerns and optimize its overall radiance and youthful appearance. Skin-conditioning serums used with Aquagold® treatment may be formulated with:

  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Growth factors
  • Pigmentation reducers
  • Peptides
  • Platelet-rich plasma
  • Antioxidants
  • Ante-acne products
  • Micro-dosage amounts of Botox® or other neuromodulator

The Aquagold® Experience: What to Expect

Undergoing Aquagold® treatment at Tampa-based Health + Glow can be done in a quick 20-minute session. During treatment, Dr. Kallikadan or another trained practitioner begins by loading your customized serum into the Aquagold® device and thoroughly cleans the treatment area. If requested, a topical anesthetic may be applied to the treatment area, though most patients report minimal discomfort with the treatment absent an anesthetic. The actual treatment consists of moving the small tube-like device across the treatment area while repeatedly stamping the 20 tiny needles into your skin in an overlapping pattern. With each stamp of the applicator, the device’s 20 tiny needles penetrate 0.6 millimeters into the skin to deliver the small serum dosages.

Once the treatment is finished, you may experience some minor swelling and redness, though this typically subsides within a few hours. There is no downtime, and you can resume normal daily activities immediately, though you should avoid direct sunlight and strenuous exercise for a few days.

Many patients report noticing a more youthful and glowing appearance immediately after their session, with the formulation used delivering more robust results over the ensuing weeks. For optimal results and the most significant boost in collagen production, patients undergo an initial series of three treatments and then schedule maintenance sessions every three to six months.

Contact Health + Glow to Schedule Your Aquagold® Treatment

If you would like to learn more about the anti-aging skin conditioning benefits of Aquagold®, schedule an appointment with Tampa, Florida’s Health + Glow today. As a medical spa, primary care office, and IV therapy facility, we offer the full slate of health and beauty treatments, including preventative medicine, body contouring, revitalizing IV drips, and anti-aging therapies. To discover all our health and beauty treatments, review the rest of our website.