Innovative Microbotox and Microfiller Delivery System
Twenty Four Karat Skin MAGiC Aquagold Fine Touch™
Models are loving this procedure! The field of aesthetic medicine is changing every day. New devices, new procedures, and new and innovative products are on the horizon. This particular innovation is an improvement in the way fillers, Botox®, and other products can be delivered to the skin. There are areas of the face that cannot be injected with full-dose injectables, for example the crepe-y skin of the eyelids, the mid-face, nose, neck, and chest. This microchannel microneedling technology is a game-changer that allows the injectables that we know and love to become useful in a different way.
One of the recent beauty trends has been microbotox for the mid-face areas where the pores are most prominent. Botox inactivates the muscles that surround the oil glands opening into the pores. This, in effect, makes them not squeeze out oil and, therefore, allows the opening of the pores to look smaller and the face less oily. It also inactivates the muscles around the sweat glands of the facial skin so that it reduces sweating of the upper lip, forehead, and midface. Microbotox, as it is called, is just the same as a normal Botox injection, except for the amount injected. The talent of the injector in this case is very important because more than micro amounts going in can go deep enough to affect the muscles of facial expression, thereby resulting in asymmetry or a reptilian gaze (zero expression).
Aquagold Fine Touch® is a new way to deliver even, tiny amounts of all types of injectables, including microbotox. It is a sterile container with 24-karat-gold microneedles that are as fine as a human hair. Injectables can be added with the sterile vial and then microneedled into the skin. Thus, they get through the stratum corneum, or outer protective layer of the skin, and get to the layer where they can plump the skin or add antoxidants or Botox. This is a simple but genius innovation. Not only can this delivery system be used all over the face, but it can be used to treat the neck, hands, and décolletage. As a vehicle, anestheticsolution is used or, better yet, our patients’ own platelet-rich plasma.
The benefits of it are trifold. Microneedling is known to be effective in itself for skin rejuvenation. Botox or other proteins can be added to help with the finest superficial lines and reduction of oil and sweat production. At the same time, filler can be added to the vial to plump the skin’s surface. Again, this type of filler delivery will not reshape the nose or fill the lips. What it will do is make the canvas of the skin smoother and more robust. Skin rejuvenation has never been so easy.
Aquagold Fine Touch® has minimal to no downtime. It is performed in the office after application of topical anesthetic and thorough cleansing of the skin. There is a light flush afterward that can last an hour or two. The smooth, beautiful results show up in earnest three to seven days later. Results should last four months or so, but our patients are showing up sooner than that because they are addicted to the glow.
Aquagold Fine Touch® is a favorite among models who walk the runway, and in fact, this was mentioned in a recent article about Fashion Week. Who doesn’t want to have more perfect skin? This is an innovative, no-downtime procedure that allows painless delivery of dermal fillers, Botox, and anti-aging agents, such as platelet-rich plasma, all in one sitting.
The statements in this article are for general informational purposes only and do not substitute for individual medical advice.
By Anna D Guanche MD FAAD
Founder, Bella Skin Institute