Vampire Facial

Botox Facial

“Botox Facial”
A micro-infusion device (Aquagold, if desired) is used to infuse a small dose of Botox or other neuromodulator into the inner layer (dermis) of the skin. Botox is not injected into muscles and thus will not inhibit movement of the face. Another benefit of the injection of Botox or other neuromodulator is that it decreases sebum secretion in the skin making it appear less oily and less acne prone; when infused in micro-doses our skin appears smoother, less oily, and with tighter and smaller pores. Botox or other neuromodulator is often mixed with other vitamin, peptide, and growth factor serums. See Aquagold Microinfusion.

A “Botox facial” can be performed every 4-6 weeks but you will see results after 1 treatment.

Aquagold 24 Karat Microinfusion

Aquagold Fine Touch is a microinfusion device that uses 24 karat gold-plated surgical steel microneedles to inject small amounts of solution into the superficial layers of the skin (beneath the epidermis). Unlike traditional microneedling treatments that can introduce products into your skin by making tiny pokes, Aquagold actually has microchannels using hollow bore needles that deliver the products directly into the deeper layer of the skin.

This simple skin rejuvenation procedure effectively treats everything from fine lines, wrinkles, and laxity to hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, pore size, and dullness. The treatment is customized to your skin-care concerns, it evenly delivers a tailored infusion of potent treatments into the skin on your face, neck, décolletage, and other areas. Popular infusion combinations include hyaluronic acid, neurotoxins like Botox, growth factors, peptides, B Complex vitamins, and even platelet-rich plasma.

Each microneedle is thinner than a human hair, so the treatment is virtually painless, but facial numbing cream is offered prior to treatment and sometimes Lidocaine is added to the infusion cocktail or increased comfort.

The Aquagold device uses gold-plated needles, which are less likely to cause an allergic reaction or irritate skin than those made from impure metals. Microchanneling should be avoided if you have an active infection or cystic acne outbreak. You can see results from Aquagold microinfusion after just 1 treatment and occurs about 2 weeks following treatment, a brighter complexion, increased firmness, and a smoother skin texture. If desired, treatments can be repeated every 4-6 weeks, but it is most typical to have 3-4 times per year; with the change of each season.

Microneedling vs. Microchanneling

Microneedling creates tiny, controlled injuries that trigger a healing response, stimulating an increase in collagen production. It allows topical skin care products to penetrate more deeply, but not all microneedling treatments involve serums or other topicals.
In contrast, Aquagold is a “microchanneling facial” or “microinfusion facial” that delivers potent ingredients directly into the channels created by its needles- the serums travel through the hollow needles into the dermis layer of the skin. Because its needles are thinner than those in most microneedling devices, it can safely treat sensitive areas, such as under the eyes, without pain.

What happens during an Aquagold Microinfusion treatment?

Each microneedle is thinner than a human hair, so the treatment is virtually painless, but facial numbing cream is offered prior to treatment and sometimes Lidocaine is added to the infusion cocktail or increased comfort.

Your skin will be assessed and a personalized mix of an infusion serum will be created, drawing from these ingredients:

  • *A hyaluronic acid serum or a hyaluronic acid filler: attracts water for deep hydration, increases firmness and elasticity, and reduces the appearance of light acne scars
  • *A neuromodulator like Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, or Jeuveau to shrink pore size, reduce sebum production which decreases oiliness and acne production, and reduce redness from rosacea (the needles don’t penetrate as deeply as a syringe, so you won’t have the same wrinkle-relaxing results as you would from an injection into the muscle)
  • *Growth factors to enhance collagen production
  • *Pigmentation reduction ingredients
  • *Peptides, to improve your skin’s texture and make it smoother and firmer
  • *Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) derived from your own blood, to stimulate cell turnover and collagen production
  • *Antioxidants such as vitamins B, C, and E, to prevent free-radical damage and brighten skin tone
  • *Lidocaine without epinephrine for added comfort

Once this mix is loaded in the sterile Aquagold device, your provider will thoroughly clean your face. The device with the rejuvenating serum is gently moved across the skin, stamping it in an overlapping pattern. 20 tiny, hollow needles penetrate 0.6 mm, delivering the infusion into the dermis while stimulating the epidermis.
A typical treatment session takes about 20 minutes.
There’s no downtime after an Aquagold treatment, but you may have some redness that dissipates quickly (within 30 minutes to an hour) and look a little pink for a few days.
To allow the serum time to work, avoid washing your face for at least 4 hours, or even until the next morning.