Laser Cliniqúe brings you a new and improved version of the time-honored microneedling skin rejuvenation treatment: AquaGold® microneedling. Aquagold is a groundbreaking microneedling procedure that delivers a carefully-curated cocktail of cosmetic products into the deeper layers of your skin via ultrafine 24-karat gold needles. If you want to rapidly reverse the signs of aging and sun damage without surgery or downtime, contact Laser Clinique to discuss your Aquagold options.
What is Aquagold?
Aquagold uses a set of ultrafine 24-karat gold needles—each one thinner than a hair follicle. As a microneedling system, the ultrafine needles pierce the uppermost layers of the skin to activate your body’s natural healing response, replacing older dead skin cells with healthy new skin. Unlike traditional methods of microneedling, Aquagold doesn’t cause tears in the skin, nor is there a risk of bleeding or excessive redness as the needles are so incredibly thin.
Aquagold goes a step further: Aside from simply creating micro-punctures on your skin’s surface—which in themselves activate a healing process—the 24-karat gold needles are used to deliver a unique blend of dermal products deep within the skin. The exact products are selected based on your specific skin quality and cosmetic concerns, whether that’s Botox, Dysport, PRP, certain vitamins, hyaluronic acid fillers or other cosmetic products.
Hyaluronic acid fillers can be used to add volume and hydration, while relaxants like Botox are used to smooth out the fine lines and wrinkles, and PRP can be used to heal wounds and scars.
By delivering these straight into the skin’s deeper layers, Aquagold effectively reaches beyond its natural barriers. As such, the skincare products work immediately, building up your skin’s collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin to heal acne or other scars, fill up the wrinkles and fine lines, and tighten the skin tissue. The Aquagold microneedling system produces immediate results that continue improving as your body restores and replenishes the necessary structural components.
What Aquagold microneedling treats…
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Excessively large pores
- Uneven skin texture
- Dry skin
- Gaunt and hollow under-eyes
- Excessively thin skin
The Aquagold procedure
Aquagold treatments are carefully curated to address your specific skin conditions. During the initial consultation, Dr. Alexander Ataii examines your skin quality and discusses your expectations for the treatment in order to curate the ideal concoction of skincare products to address your concerns. Some of your options include PRPs, hyaluronic acid fillers, muscle relaxants (Botox, Dysport, etc.), antioxidants, and vitamins.
After curating the ideal solution, Dr. Ataii proceeds with the Aquagold treatment. The Aquagold device is run carefully over the treatment areas on your face. As ultra fine 24-karat gold needles pierce the skin, they deliver the cosmetic products deep within your skin. Aquagold, or gold microneedling, is an outpatient procedure that allows you to return home immediately after treatment. You don’t have to take time off work and can resume your daily activities and work immediately.
Aquagold is less invasive than all other microneedling techniques because the ultrafine surgical-grade gold needles don’t tear the skin. Your skin may be mildly sensitive post treatment, but the sensation won’t be any worse than a sunburn. The delicate parts of the face, such as the regions around your eyes, may seem especially puffy. Over the next few days, you’ll notice that your skin starts flaking and peeling off — new, smoother, and healthier skin reveals itself as the aged and damaged skin falls away.
You’ll notice positive results after your first treatment. Your skin will appear a lot smoother, and the pores will be smaller and tighter. As your body naturally generates more collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, your skin quality will gradually continue to improve over the next two months. These results will last for a few to several months, after which you’ll benefit from maintenance treatments.
Am I a candidate for Aquagold?
Aquagold is a safe, nonsurgical procedure suitable for patients of all ages, skin types and skin colors. You‘re a good candidate for Aquagold microneedling if you have fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity, acne scars, or other textural problems that you’d like to resolve without surgeries.
Aquagold Microneedling at Laser Cliniqúe
San Diego’s premier center for non-surgical rejuvenation, Laser Cliniqúe, is led by Dr. Ataii, one of the most reputable skin specialists in San Diego. Laser Cliniqúe offers a seamless blend of science and aesthetics to treat stubborn everyday skin concerns. With thousands of 5-star patient reviews, our greatest pride is helping the members of our community achieve their beauty and body goals, and thus their dreams in life.
Meet Dr. Ataii
Medical Director of Laser Cliniqúe
P. Alexander Ataii M.D. is the Medical Director and Founder of Laser Cliniqúe in San Diego. He is a skilled skin care specialist who focuses on all aspects of the skin both diagnostic and cosmetic.
- Delivered Over 25,000 Botox Treatments
- Delivered Over 20,000 Dermal Fillers
- Top 250 of 42,000 Allergan Providers Nationwide
- Patients' Choice Award Winner 2007-2020