Aquagold Fine Touch in Scottsdale, AZ
In the past year, there have been more than 1.4 million surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures in the United States. Of these, a majority have been skin rejuvenation treatments that can improve the skin’s appearance and restore its youthful radiance. At Scottsdale Dental and Facial Aesthetics, Dr. Todd Shatkin offers one of the leading options in skin rejuvenation: Aquagold Fine Touch. With over 30 years of experience, he can help you find the right procedure to help you get the beautiful skin you want.
Read on to learn why Dr. Shatkin recommends Aquagold Fine Touch.
What Is Aquagold?
Aquagold Fine Touch is a non-surgical procedure that combines the proven benefits of cosmetic injectables with the technology of microneedling. Dr. Shatkin uses Aquagold to refresh skin and reduce signs of age and damage.
With a patented gold-plated fine stainless steel needle microchannel microinjector, Aquagold can deliver custom solutions into the skin at the ideal micron depth of 600. This treatment option is customizable, allowing all skin types to benefit from the results.
It also stimulates natural collagen production and opens microchannels to provide a more effective application of products like wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers. At the dermis level that Aquagold reaches, it’s possible to even inject vitamin C treatments to help with aging skin.
Aquagold Fine Touch can help:
- Reduce the appearance of acne scars
- Minimize pores
- Improve skin texture and tone
- Treat sun-damaged skin
- Enhance laser treatments
The size of the needles and the accuracy of the entire device make this treatment the perfect option for targeting sensitive skin areas. Because it can deliver 2,400 microinjections per minute, Aquagold addresses your skin concerns with efficiency.
Although the process is similar to microneedling, it’s a more refined, advanced, and accurate treatment.
Aquagold can provide impressive treatment results for the face and neck, as well as the hands and chest area.
At Scottsdale Dental and Facial Aesthetics, Dr. Shatkin can combine Aquagold with a variety of other treatments, including:
- Laser skin treatments
- Neuromodulator injectables
- Dermal fillers
- PRP therapy treatments
Because of the fine needles, Aquagold can deliver smaller amounts of active ingredients, which is perfect for treating fine lines. It can also deliver the kind of consistent depth over a large area that a syringe can’t.
Who Is a Candidate for Aquagold Fine Touch?
Candidates for Aquagold Fine Touch are men and women in overall good health who want a softer, more youthful appearance, as well as skin with an even tone and texture. Microchanneling offers treatment for the superficial layers of the skin and provides a noticeable improvement in wrinkle reduction and collagen production.
Aquagold can be just as effective for those in their 20s as it can be for those in their 50s because it works as a preventative strategy as well as a treatment.
It is recommended that women who are pregnant or breastfeeding wait to get the procedure. It is also recommended to delay treatment if you have a skin infection or active acne.
Benefits of Aquagold
Aquagold offers natural-looking results that improve your skin while also protecting it against irritation. The gold-plated needles prevent allergic reactions, and since it stimulates your body’s natural collagen production, this treatment slows down signs of aging, giving you a more radiant appearance for longer.
Aquagold Fine Touch can enhance other procedures, including laser treatments, and can decrease oil production when used with micro-toxins. It can improve superficial acne scarring when Dr. Shatkin pairs it with micro-hyaluronic acid gels, and it can also brighten your skin with micro-pigment reducers.
For acne treatments, Scottsdale Dental and Facial Aesthetics can use the procedure to inject sebum-controlling serums into your skin’s dermal layer. Unlike microneedling, which can sometimes cause a “frozen” look, Aquagold’s targeted injection of serums can ensure that you still have a natural look.
Aquagold is also minimally invasive, allowing you to return to your life right after the procedure with no downtime to worry about.
Preparing for Aquagold: The Initial Consultation
At your first consultation, Dr. Todd Shatkin will evaluate your skin and the goals you have. He will be able to recommend the treatment options most suitable to get you the results you want. If you decide on Aquagold, Dr. Shatkin will consider which types of products to inject into your skin.
Dr. Shatkin will review your medical history as well. Let him know of any medications you take, including herbal supplements, and over-the-counter medications. If you have tattoos, including cosmetic tattoos, near the treatment area, let Dr. Shatkin know.
You want to avoid sun exposure or using a tanning bed for at least 24 hours before treatment. You should not receive any kind of chemical peel for two weeks before Aquagold, and you want to stop using products like Renova, Tazorac, and Retin-A the week before.
You can shave before treatment, but avoid waxing and medical depilatories.
The Aquagold Procedure
On the day of your treatment, come to Scottsdale Dental and Facial Aesthetics with a clean face. Your skin has to be free of makeup, lotions, perfumes, and sunscreen.
Unlike other fillers, Aquagold does not require anesthetics. Dr. Shatkin will place the appropriate serums into the device’s sterile tube and then begin to press the device into your skin in an overlapping pattern. The needles deliver the product right into your skin, not underneath it.
The procedure can last up to 30 minutes, depending on the treatment area’s size. Right after Dr. Shatkin finishes treatment, you can return to your daily life.
Recovery and Aftercare
There is no downtime with Aquagold Fine Touch. Dr. Shatkin recommends not washing your face for the first six hours after treatment. Do not apply makeup, either. After those six hours, you can use a gentle cleanser and apply moisturizer. After a day, you can return to your regular skincare routine.
The first night after treatment, sleep on your back with your head elevated.
Avoid sun exposure for at least 24 hours. If that’s impossible, wear a hat and a full-spectrum sunblock with an SPF of 30 or higher.
For two weeks after treatment, do not use exfoliating medications or chemicals, and do not perform strenuous exercises that cause sweating. You should also avoid saunas, steam baths, and Jacuzzis for those first two weeks.
For the best results, Dr. Shatkin recommends maintenance treatments every three to four months. If you want a boost, however, you can safely repeat the procedure every four weeks.
Schedule Your Free Consultation Today
If you want to treat fine lines, minimize pores, boost collagen production, and much more, and you want to do so with guaranteed natural-looking results, Aquagold Fine Touch is the answer. Aquagold can deliver targeted treatment to even the smallest and most delicate areas with precision.
At Scottsdale Dental and Facial Aesthetics in Scottsdale, Arizona, Dr. Todd Shatkin offers some of the leading skin treatments in the area. With state-of-the-art technology at his facility, he can offer better diagnostics and less-invasive treatments.
His experience and expertise, honed over the 30 years he has been providing dental and cosmetic treatments, will help you find the best solution for your concerns.
Contact us today to schedule your free consultation to learn how Aquagold Fine Touch can give you younger, healthier skin.