Nope, but AquaGold can deliver neurotoxin products like Botox or Dysport in teeny amounts at the surface of your skin, where they can shrink pores, decrease redness, and provide a gentle smoothing of your skin.
AquaGold Facial in Philadelphia
Your Golden Ticket to Youthful Skin
AquaGold at a Glance:
Number of Sessions:
2 - 4
Duration of Results:
3 - 4 months
Where it Treats:
Face, Neck, Hands, & Chest
So much more than microneedling
Not that we’re throwing shade at microneedling—we love it—but fulfilling our goal of providing amazing rejuvenation treatments to our Philly-area patients means giving options like the innovative AquaGold microinfusion system. With 24-karat needles, AquaGold delivers a variety of nourishing and rejuvenating products directly into your skin.
What It Treats
Lost Facial Volume
AquaGold About Face
Bringing You Results
How does AquaGold work?
AquaGold is a fully customizable facial treatment delivered with a unique microchanneling device fitted with needles smaller than a strand of hair.
The function of the device in terms of your experience is very similar to microneedling. The needles will repeatedly puncture your treatment area (don’t worry, it’s way more comfortable than it sounds). However, the products it delivers directly under your skin take your body’s natural healing response and supercharge it.
Getting the most out of your AquaGold
Following our pre-care and post-care advice helps ensure successful results from your AquaGold facial.
Tell us if you have previously had to endure facial cold sores or herpes break-outs. We can prescribe medication to minimize the chances and duration of a possible break-out.
Please tell us when scheduling if you know you bruise easily, and we can make suggestions for products to take beforehand to reduce the risk of bruising. For example, eating fresh pineapple a week prior to your appointment can help reduce the likelihood of bruising.
Try to eat a small snack before your appointment. Having food in your stomach during a microneedling treatment will help prevent you from feeling light-headed or faintish.
Consuming blood thinners for 5 days before your treatment. The most likely products patients would take include aspirin, St. John’s wort, fish oil, vitamin E, and alcoholic beverages (these are all anti-coagulators and will increase the likelihood of bruising and bleeding at the injection site).
Scheduling your treatment within 3 weeks of any big event. Any time your skin breaks, there is a chance of bruising or swelling. Make sure to give your body plenty of healing time before a big event in case this occurs.
Coming to the appointment with any facial products applied. Some of the things you want to avoid before Botox or other injections are makeup, moisturizer, and sunscreen (though if you have to come in with these on, we will wash your face).
Use cold compresses like ice packs that help reduce bruising and swelling.
Use a mild moisturizer or healing ointment on the treatment area.
Sleep on a clean pillowcase until you're fully healed, this prevents any bacteria from entering your skin.
Use a mineral-based SPF 30 broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen 24 hours after treatment
Make sure to stay hydrated and drink lots of water, as this will help everything work to its full capacity.
Remember to ask about follow-up appointments!
Contact us if you’re experiencing any severe side effects after your appointment. Fevers or chills, discolorations around areas or areas warm to the touch, and severe pains are all issues that require immediate attention.
Remember your results won't be immediate and generally appear about 2 weeks after your second treatment, then continue to improve over the following months.
Anything potentially irritating, like alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA), beta-hydroxy acids (BHA), benzoyl peroxide, vitamin C, or retinol for at least 48 hours after treatment.
Applying makeup for at least 2 days after treatment (and always clean your brush before use!)
Comfort À La Carte
A more comfortable AquaGold experience
Topical numbing creams provide effective pain relief for moderately uncomfortable skin treatments.
Pronox is a 50/50 mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen. Often called “laughing gas,” it relieves anxiety and pain.
For a deeper level of numbing, we can utilize lidocaine injections.
About Face Skin care
Philly’s Premier Med Spa Destination
For a med spa that you can feel confident trusting, About Face Aesthetics is the best in the Philadelphia area, serving Main Line, Delaware County, and surrounding suburbs for more than a decade.
We offer a wide variety of laser treatments, microneedling, chemical peels, facials, acne options, and cosmetic injections with personalized care others cannot match.
Our happy clients
Helpful, informative consultation with knowledgeable and friendly staff. It’s one thing to receive treatment and advice but what sets your team apart is the CARE provided.
- Clara M.
Beth Hayward is the best provider I’ve ever had for aesthetics. She listens to what I want and explains what she recommends in a clear manner!
- Colleen S.
Raelle was so nice and knowledgeable, she answered all of my questions and didn’t make me feel rushed at all! She’s the best!
- Alexandra T.
The injections were painless and I didn’t have any bruising, migrating, or any other adverse reactions. The results were visible a couple of days later — and they are impressive!
- Kathryn Wheeler
- Kathryn Wheeler
AquaGold Facial FAQs
How long AquaGold results lasts can vary greatly from patient to patient. Great at-home habits will not only enhance your results, they’ll increase their longevity. We do typically recommend patients get a series of 2 to 4 treatments to begin with, which will create long lasting rejuvenation over time.
Something we impress upon all of our patients is that no treatment is inherently “better” than another. When it comes to aesthetic treatments, what matters is choosing a trusted provider with extensive experience, like us, because we can work together to figure out exactly what treatment is best for you.