Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that involves making tiny pinpricks in the skin, causing micro-injuries to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production to repair them. AQUAGOLD® Fine Touch™ is a micro-infusion facial device that works in a similar way to enhance the skin. So, is AQUAGOLD® better than microneedling? Our Rockland, Maine-based team at Skin Klinic & Day Spa believe that both are effective, but AQUAGOLD® is ideal for patients who want to not only stimulate collagen production, but also receive carefully chosen medications in the skin.

Why is this important? Collagen is a protein that helps to support the strength, structure, and elasticity of the skin. When our skin produces less collagen because of aging, the skin becomes more susceptible to wrinkles and sagging. According to some studies, it’s estimated that after the age of 40, we will lose one percent of collagen each year—and some skin experts say this starts happening after our 20s! AQUAGOLD® physically prompts collagen production, as well as introduces beneficial treatments to further enhance the effects.

See below for some other methods that are effective for boosting your skin’s collagen to make it smoother and stronger.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant that has many benefits for the skin. Since our body can’t make its own vitamin C, we have to get it from our diet. Vitamin C is one of the elements that is most critical for producing collagen, so when we have a vitamin C deficiency, our body may create less collagen. Slathering on serums and other topical products that contain vitamin C each day can also help to prevent sun damage to protect and stabilize existing collagen fibers and increase collagen regeneration.


Retinoids are considered to be the gold standard of anti-aging skincare products. These are derivatives of vitamin A that increase the production of natural chemicals in your skin to boost the creation of collagen.

Consume Certain Amino Acids

A protein-rich diet can help your skin build more of its structural proteins. Our body needs certain amino acids called glycine and proline to build collagen. Proline can be found in egg whites, wheat germ, and dairy, while common sources of glycine include chicken skin, gelatin, pork skin, and bone broth.

If you want a more detailed answer to questions about microneedling, AQAUGOLD®, and more, contact our team at Skin Klinic & Day Spa. Call us today at (207) 594-7003 or submit a contact form to schedule a consultation and find out more about the benefits of micro-infusion treatments.

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