Facial rejuvenation is a broad term that means enhancing someone’s appearance through the use of different products, surgeries, lasers and dermatologic treatments. The primary goal is usually to revive the face to a more youthful, symmetric and rested appearance. Facial rejuvenation can be accomplished via more invasive procedures such as surgery, or by using non-invasive treatments such as AquaGold® fine touch.
To find out which facial rejuvenation treatment Dr. Hooman Khorasani would recommend for you, visit us at our New York City practice. To request a consultation, text message us securely, or contact our Manhattan office by phone at 212-230-3378.
Dr. Khorasani’s favorite non-invasive facial rejuvenation treatment is AquaGold® fine touch. AquaGold® is a novel micro-channeling product delivery device that contains 24 karat gold needles. These hollow needles are smaller than the width of a hair follicle, and allow for a precise and painless delivery of various ingredients under the skin. The exact composition of the ingredients are patient directed and a few examples include: hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane Silk, neuromodulators like Botox or Dysport, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and vitamins. Applying these active ingredients directly under your skin allows for these products to be more effectively and efficiently absorbed by the superficial layers of the skin. This leads to a more youthful and vibrant appearance.
For instance, when neuromodulators like Botox or Dysport are delivered superficially, they can reduce the activity of the sebaceous glands and reduce pore size as well as reduce redness, by their influence on the small capillaries. Dermal fillers can add to the hyaluronic acid content of the superficial dermis and give your skin a more “plumped” quality.
AquaGold can also be used to deliver growth factors to the skin. For instance, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) derived from your own blood contains growth factors and vitamins which can speed up recovery and enhance the results from various procedures. For example, Dr. Khorasani routinely uses AquaGold to deliver PRP to the skin after laser treatments to enhance the effects of the laser and speed up the recovery process.
This treatment is perfect for brides or grooms getting ready for their big day. In addition, it is a perfect treatment to add to your anti-aging regimen, especially for those who want to get a head start on aging. Dr. Khorasani is able to customize this treatment with products to target the concerns that you have. This personalized approach can target specific areas such as the eyes, upper lips, neck and décolletage, or it can be generalized, leading to an overall rejuvenated appearance of your face.
The ultimate goal of AquaGold is to provide a youthful glow. You will notice smaller pores and a mild reduction in facial redness with the micro-neuromodulator ingredient in the AquaGold cocktail. The micro-hyaluronic gel component will result in smoother, more hydrated skin. Brighter skin is the end result when using the micro-pigment reducer. Most patients get AquaGold with PRP in combination with a laser treatment to enhance the effects of the laser.
Before the procedure, Dr. Khorasani will take his time to discuss your concerns and desired results. This allows Dr. Khorasani to choose the specific ingredients to create a custom skincare cocktail that will be administered via the AquaGold device. Next, a topical numbing cream is applied, and remains on your skin for about 20-35 minutes. Once the numbing cream is removed, the device is pressed into your skin in a stamping fashion. The 24K gold needles are less than the width of a hair follicle; therefore, the needles will not cause any microtears in the skin or cause bleeding. The device is able to penetrate the skin’s surface, and deliver your customized mix of ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, neuromodulators (Botox), growth factors and vitamins straight into the dermis, to improve skin texture and give you a youthful glow.
There is zero pain associated with AquaGold. Since the needles are smaller than the width of a hair follicle, you will not feel any discomfort during the procedure. In addition, the application of a numbing cream beforehand ensures that you will be comfortable and pain free during the procedure. This is a procedure that you could even get during your lunch break.
There is minimal to no downtime with this procedure. You may notice some redness, but that will typically resolve in a few hours. You should stay out of direct sunlight for at least three days, and be sure to apply sunscreen every morning, rain or shine.
The effects of AquaGold last about one to three months. Patients normally repeat the procedure every three to four months to see continued improvement in skin texture, hydration and skin laxity. Dr. Khorasani recommends that patients combine Aquagold with a laser treatment such as Clear and Brilliant or Radio-Frequency Microneedling to achieve greater results in one session and see additional benefits of skin tightening and facial rejuvenation. In addition, when combining laser treatments with Aquagold, the effects of the treatment are prolonged.
AquaGold treatments are customized to your needs. Dr. Hooman Khorasani has access to the latest ingredients on the market. He carefully listens to your concerns to customize a specific cocktail for you- there is no such thing as “one size fits all.” However, more importantly, Dr. Khorasani has access to the latest and most effective lasers on the market. Thus, he is able to advise on the most optimal and appropriate laser treatment to receive in conjunction with your AquaGold treatment to obtain the longest-lasting results.
Dr. Khorasani and his highly-specialized team look forward to working with you to transform your medical or aesthetic goals into reality. To expedite a request for a consultation, message us securely, or contact Dr. Khorasani’s Manhattan office by phone at 212-230-3378. For more information about how to get in touch:CONTACT US