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Aqua Gold skin resurfacing is an advanced treatment designed to address fine lines, wrinkles, and a wide range of other skin imperfections. The microneedling procedure uses tiny hollow gold needles, finer than a hair, to penetrate the skin’s surface and deliver custom nutrients, along with micro-doses of fillers or neuromodulators formulated specifically for you.

How does Aqua Gold skin resurfacing work?

The Aqua Gold skin resurfacing is far above and beyond standard microneedling. A sterile, gold micro-needler with 30 tiny, precisely spaced needles, combined with a small container that houses a customized treatment cocktail blended to treat your unique needs. The serum can be a blend of vitamins, nutrients, or may include micro-doses of BOTOX or hyaluronic acid. Once your custom formula is created, the hollow needles deliver the cocktail into your skin at the dermal level.



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What is the benefit of targeting the skin’s dermal level?

By injecting the serum at the dermal level, skin imperfections such as excess oil production, hyperpigmentation, and redness associated with rosacea can be reduced. The micro-needler has the added benefit of triggering higher levels of natural collagen production. The advanced technology and Aqua Gold’s ability to address multiple skin imperfections will produce improved skin tone and texture, and a more youthful, fresh, rejuvenated look.

Am I a candidate for Aqua Gold skin resurfacing?

If you have an uneven skin tone, aging skin, fine lines and wrinkles, or other skin flaws, Aqua Gold skin resurfacing is the gold standard in advanced microneedling. Dr. Hu will meet with you to address your specific skincare concerns and determine if Aqua Gold is right for you. Although Aqua Gold is a safe treatment for most people, if you have a bleeding disorder, or take blood-thinning medicines, be sure to let Dr. Hu know your medical history so he can develop a custom skin rejuvenation treatment to match your needs.

Why choose Dr. Hu and Valencia Plastic Surgery?

At Valencia Plastic Surgery, we provide a full array of technologically-advanced skincare treatments. Dr. Hu and his team understand skin conditions and skincare from a medical point of view and can customize a treatment plan that is designed to help you look and feel your best. We are committed to ensuring our patients receive the best care while they are with us, and the majority of our patients come to us from personal referrals.

What should I expect with Aqua Gold skin resurfacing?

When you arrive for your procedure, your skin will be cleansed. Once the custom solution is inserted into the device, it is then applied to the facial area being addressed. Multiple microneedles will penetrate the skin and create tiny open channels so the anti-aging and skin refining nutrients can be delivered deep into the dermis. The treatment is painless so no anesthetic is needed, but a topical numbing cream can be applied for greater comfort.

What is the recovery?

While you may experience some redness, there is zero recovery time needed for Aqua Gold. You are free to return to your normal routine following your treatment.

Where will my Aqua Gold treatment be performed?

Aqua Gold skin resurfacing is a non-surgical procedure and can be performed in the comfort of our luxury private offices.

Are there any side effects?

The side effects associated with Aqua Gold skin resurfacing are minimal. You may experience a mild reaction to the serum delivered via the microneedles. The majority of the serum reactions are minor and disappear in 24 hours. If you have questions about potential side effects, Dr. Hu will gladly take the time to answer all of your questions and concerns.

Is microneedling painful?

The needles are very tiny and typically do not cause pain when penetrating the skin’s surface. A topical anesthesia is usually not necessary but can be applied to ensure your comfort.

What are the benefits of Aqua Gold skin resurfacing?

  • Minimally invasive
  • Shrinks pores with micro-BOTOX
  • Can smooth skin with dermal micro-hyaluronic gels
  • Improves mild acne scarring
  • Brightens the skin’s texture and tone
  • Painless
  • No recovery time
  • No needles or injections

When can I see the results of my skin resurfacing treatment and how long will it last?

Typically, most patients see results in three to seven days. With proper care of your skin, a single treatment can last up to four months. Additional treatments can be performed to continue to improve the skin’s overall appearance. Your treatments should be spaced at least one month apart.

Is Aqua Gold skin resurfacing safe?

Yes, the Aqua Gold treatment is safe. Your epidermis will remain intact. The tiny microchannels that are penetrated with the needles heal within 24 hours, and the gold needles are far less likely to cause a reaction in the skin – one of the benefits of this advanced skin rejuvenation treatment.

Aqua Gold Skin Resurfacing, Valencia Plastic Surgery

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26357 McBean Parkway #215 Valencia, CA 91355-4498

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Valencia Plastic Surgery is conveniently located for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery patients in Valencia, Santa Clarita, and surrounding areas of California.

Dr. Hu is proud to have had the privilege of treating patients from many different states, as well as countries.

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We are now open and have resumed services in the office. The safety of both our staff and patients remains our number one priority and with this in mind we have put in new measures to provide the highest level of protection possible to keep our patients and staff healthy and safe.

New Enhancements

  • Patient appointments will be scheduled thoughtfully spaced to reduce the number of people in our office and to effectively eliminate wait times.
  • Only one family member will be allowed to accompany a patient per visit.
  • All patients and staff will have their temperatures taken prior to entering our office.
  • We require our staff and patients wear masks throughout your visit.
  • We've enhanced our already stringent sanitation protocol to ensure a thorough and continually disinfected and pristine environment.
  • Surgical patients will be required to receive a pre-operative COVID test prior to their surgery date.