With so many different treatments available to us now it's becoming harder to meet all of your skin care needs without having a dozen devices and syringes overhauling my face. I want the convenience of a facial with “after” photos of an injectables brochure. Up until a few weeks ago I thought that was a pipe dream... but then I came across a facial treatment called Aqua Gold.
This “Super Mega Facial” takes about 45 minutes and gives you smaller pores, brighter tone, extra hydration, reduced fine lines and a glow and vibrancy to your skin. There has been quite a few celebrities and fashion bigwig clients who use this as their go to for Pre-Met Gala, as well as brides lining up in preparation for their weddings. The revolutionary technology of micro needling with this combination cocktail can provide thousands of micro injections per minute with minimal pain or down time. In non-marketing terms, it means it delivers beneficial ingredients, vitamins and drugs like Botox directly below the epidermis (surface) of the skin.
Instead of requiring multiple procedures each treatment can be customized based on an individual consultation and evaluation with the client to see what they would get the most benefit from. We use Obagi Medical Professional C Serum to help invigorate the skin and combat dullness, micro hyaluronic acid serum to hold water and moisturize, Platelet Rich Plasma and Botox to tighten and smooth the skin and shrink the pores.
The difference between traditional Botox application and this “micro-dosing”, is that when we inject Botox inter-muscularly it helps to diminish movement and relax the muscles. With micro-dosing (since it is not going deep) there is no effect on movement of muscle relaxation. Its addressing texture issues like fine lines, scar tissue and pore size.
Improvements in the skin are visible in about one week. That is how long it would take for the Botox to kick in and the hyaluronic acid molecules to hit full hydration-holding capacity. The effects should last anywhere from 3-4 months which makes it worth while considering a session can cost anywhere from $900-$1500 depending on your custom cocktail.
For someone like me who is not so much concerned with aging but more interested in not looking perpetually sleep deprived, this treatment is everything. I look like me, my face still moves, and it took less time than a facial. I also noticed a big difference in my skin.