A woman poses coyly with her hand to her mouth and stands in front of a large plant frond Now that we’ve put another COVID year behind us and made it to 2022, we all deserve a little pampering. That includes your facial skin. Why not introduce it to AquaGold?

Huh?

We know, that kind of sounds like the latest Marvel superhero or something. But AquaGold is a great treatment that combines microneedling with a form of mesotherapy to rejuvenate the skin. Dr. Gear offers AquaGold for our patients from Charlotte and the surrounding areas.

What is AquaGold?

If you’re reading our Providence blog, you surely know about microneedling. The concept is to create hundreds of microscopic punctures into the epidermis layer of the skin, down into the skin’s second layer, the dermis. These punctures are so small they heal within just a few hours, but they trigger a wound response in the body. This response is to remodel existing collagen in the area, and to initiate the production of new collagen to send to “heal” the perceived wounds. This improves skin tone, texture, and firmness.

Mesotherapy has been used in Europe for weight loss. Traditional mesotherapy involves multiple injections below the dermis into the mesoderm, the layer below the dermis where the body’s connective tissues can be found. AquaGold doesn’t seek fat reduction, but it injects active ingredients such as plant extracts, enzymes, peptides, and vitamins deep into the skin with the goal of tightening and rejuvenating the skin. At Providence, we can combine AquaGold with Botox or hyaluronic acid fillers.

How does AquaGold work?

AquaGold’s secret is a handpiece with a tip made up of 20 gold-plated needles. Each of these needles is about the width of a human hair. For an AquaGold treatment at Providence we use a new tip for each patient, ensuring the needles are sterile and free from any reactions.

The AquaGold handpiece is moved across the skin surface and the needles move up and down. They reach a depth of 600 microns, which is the ideal depth for insertion of the various ingredients that will fortify the skin. The needles provide microneedling, while at the same time introducing vitamins, peptides, stem cells, and other beneficial ingredients.

Give your skin something to glow about in 2022 with an AquaGold treatment. Call us at Providence Plastic Surgery & Skin Center, (704) 771-1747, to schedule your AquaGold treatment.

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