COVID-19 Mask Acne Problems
In the age of COVID-19, many people have become accustomed to wearing a mask for protection as well as keeping the spread of the virus to a minimum. One of the unfortunate side effects of wearing a mask every day, even for 15-30 minutes at a time is the build-up of sweat and other dirt that may be on your mask before you get a chance to wash it. The skin on our face was never meant to be covered for extended periods of time, our pores love to breathe fresh air and when they are unable to do so they can become clogged with dirt and sweat, which inevitably leads to irritation, swelling, redness, and acne!
Many people are developing small blemishes, pimples, and acne underneath the mask which is bad enough—dubbed maskne. However, as we become accustomed to wearing masks in public for the meantime, it’s clear that we are placing much more emphasis on the features that are NOT covered by masks. The brows, forehead, eyes, and bags under eyes, etc. It just so happens that these areas are the most common spots for wrinkles and wearing a mask will only highlight that further. But we must, so what can be done, both about our visible features and our skin that is under the mask?
What is AQUAGOLD Fine Touch?
AQUAGOLD Fine Touch is an advanced platform that offers unparalleled functionality and versatility for the professional and the patient. AQUAGOLD uses a patented applicator which makes use of microchannel microinjector technology to concisely administer treatments that can treat wrinkles, fine lines, sagging, dull skin, etc.
How is AQUAGOLD Administered?
The AQUAGOLD Fine Touch applicator is a handheld device that sports 24K pure gold-plated microchannels that are used to apply a variety of dermal solutions and anti-aging injectables into the skin. These microchannels are finer than human hair and also made up of medical-grade stainless steel. It is designed to inject therapeutic substances at a consistent depth of 0.6mm and can inject 1,200 to 2,000 microinjections per minute.
Why Use AQUAGOLD Instead of Regular Injection Treatments?
AQUAGOLD not only can dermally inject therapeutics rapidly and painlessly, but they can do so in a highly versatile way. Many cosmetic professionals want to provide the best for their patients by listening to their desired aesthetic goals and coming up with a customized treatment plan to reach those goals.
Typically, this requires using more than one treatment, and more than one solution to get the job done. The beauty of AQUAGOLD microchannel administration is that it can perform all of those things using one nifty device (the device is single-use but can administer a variety of products). The premise behind the product is that there are many instances in which LESS IS MORE. AQUAGOLD injects low-dose therapeutics into a patient’s skin to achieve subtle and natural-looking results. If you know anything about us at Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery, we aim to produce long-lasting, natural results that are impactful, tasteful, but not overdone!
Additionally, due to the highly allergen-friendly gold-plating as well as the incredibly fine size of the needles, AQUAGOLD is one of the few if only devices that is capable of safely being used in highly sensitive areas of your face such as around the eye or mouth area.
What Can Be Injected With AQUAGOLD?
The benefit of coming to Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery for AQUAGOLD treatment is that the sheer variety of procedures we already perform can be microdosed with AQUAGOLD.
Smoothing the texture of your skin and improving the tone can be done with dermal injections of hyaluronic acid. Don’t let the name scare you! Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar in the body that gathers water to it. When injecting this sugar into the skin, it can create a very natural, hydrates, and volumized look.
PRP microdosing can be accomplished using the microinjectors to selectively work on sensitive areas such as around the eyes which ordinarily cannot be accessed comfortably using other methods.
Pigment reducers can be used to treat hyperpigmentation—when skin is discolored in spots as a result of age, sun exposure, or genetics.
Overall, the use of Fine Touch can
- Smooth skin texture/Hydrate
- Inject vitamin mixtures dermally to improve skin condition and health
- Treat hyperpigmentation
- Micro-administer BOTOX (with medical approval)
Is AQUAGOLD Painful?
Good news! For those of you who are sensitive to pain, AQUAGOLD microinjections are not painful at all. Because of the small volume of injectable used, the incredibly tiny needles, and the small area of injection, people hardly feel a thing. However, if you are experiencing nervousness, a topical anesthetic can always be applied. We want to do everything we can to make our patients have the most comfortable and easy experience.
AQUAGOLD Facial Long Island, NY
Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery is dedicated to bringing you the latest and greatest in cosmetic technologies so that you have all of the options available to achieve your unique look. AQUAGOLD micro-injections are a great way to keep your skin looking healthy, hydrated, and fresh!
Dr. Stark of Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery is an accomplished plastic surgeon with a strong background in the arts, a true rarity in the medical world. There are few cosmetic professionals who have the precision of a surgeon and the eye of an artist as Dr. Stark does, and we are incredibly pleased to have her expertise on staff with us at Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery.
Dr. Stark has a strong interest in providing aesthetic plastic surgical and non-surgical procedures equally. One the non-surgical side, Dr. Stark has already gone to work beautifying patients using the AQUAGOLD system for facials, PRP, treating wrinkles, reducing the appearance of bags under the eyes, and of course maskne.
Contact Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery today to discuss your aesthetic goals! You can speak to us via a complimentary virtual consultation or fill out a form online so we can best assess your goals and figure out a treatment plan and timeline that works for you.
We look forward to hearing from you soon!