Radiofrequency Microneedling

With time, skin loses its elasticity and firmness, leading to common issues like fine lines, wrinkles and a dull complexion. If you’re exploring ways to refresh your skin’s appearance or address signs of aging, Potenza RF microneedling offers a solution, blending advanced radiofrequency technology with the proven benefits of microneedling. This treatment targets the underlying causes of these concerns, rejuvenating your skin from within.

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How Does Potenza™ RF Microneedling Work?

The Potenza device offers an innovative, FDA-approved procedure that combines monopolar and bipolar radiofrequency energy with microneedling. Together, these technologies promote cellular renewal and increase your skin’s collagen and elastin, which are essential proteins that provide structure and elasticity to your skin. The result is firmer, smoother skin with a more youthful appearance.

How Radiofrequency Energy Rejuvenates the Skin

Radiofrequency (RF) energy is a form of electromagnetic energy that, when applied to the skin, generates heat that stimulates collagen and elastin production. Monopolar radiofrequency penetrates deeper into the skin, targeting the subdermal layer to treat deeper wrinkles and sagging skin. On the other hand, bipolar radiofrequency works on the superficial layers of the skin to treat fine lines, surface scars and a rough skin texture.

How Microneedling Rejuvenates the Skin

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, involves creating tiny punctures in the skin’s surface using fine needles. This controlled injury triggers the skin’s natural healing process, further encouraging collagen and elastin production. As the skin repairs these micro-injuries, it becomes more robust and resilient, improving your skin’s texture, tone and overall quality.

What Does Potenza™ RF Microneedling Treat?

This treatment addresses a range of skin tone and texture issues, including:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles​​
  • Skin laxity
  • Dull or uneven skin tone
  • Hyperpigmentation, such as dark spots
  • Large pores

Customizable Skin Rejuvenation With Potenza™

Potenza merges both monopolar and bipolar radiofrequency, functioning at either 1 or 2MHz, within one device, offering four distinct RF modes to address multiple concerns. This device also provides a wide range of tip choices and needle configurations, allowing for remarkable adaptability for both shallow and deep treatments on skin imperfections of various sizes.

What Areas Can Potenza™ Microneedling Treat?

This versatile procedure can effectively target almost any area of the face and body, including the following:

  • Full face
  • Specific facial concerns, such as:
    • Forehead wrinkles
    • Frown lines (between the eyebrows)
    • Crow’s feet
    • Drooping cheeks
    • Wrinkles or hollows in the lower eyelids
    • Nasolabial folds (creases from the nostril edges to the corners of the mouth)
    • Lip wrinkles
    • Chin wrinkles
    • Jawline laxity (sagging jowls)
  • Neck
  • Chest/décolletage

Who Are Good Candidates for Potenza™?

Potenza is suitable for healthy men and women of all skin types and tones. It’s ideal for those with signs of aging or various blemishes. However, it’s advisable to avoid this treatment if you have active acne, have taken prescription acne medication recently, or are pregnant or nursing​​.

Before your treatment, you’ll meet with our registered nurse to discuss your concerns and goals. At this consultation, we’ll determine whether Potenza is right for you and create a customized treatment plan.

How to Prepare for Potenza™ RF Microneedling

Leading up to your appointment, we recommend you do the following:

  • Stop using skincare products with retinol, AHA/BHA and other irritating ingredients for a week
  • Hydrate well by drinking plenty of water for at least a few days
  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours
  • Come with a clean face and no makeup

What to Expect During Your Potenza™ Procedure

First, a topical numbing cream will be applied to the treatment area to minimize potential discomfort. The Potenza microneedling wand, connected to the RF machine, will be passed over your skin. You may feel a slight prickling from the microneedles, but the procedure is generally painless​​.

How Long Does Potenza™ Treatment Take?

A Potenza RF microneedling treatment typically takes around 45 minutes or less. However, the exact duration can vary depending on the size and number of treated areas.

How Many Potenza™ Treatments Will I Need?

The number of treatments required varies depending on individual skin concerns and goals. Typically, a series of three to five treatments spaced four to six weeks apart is recommended.

What to Expect After a Potenza™ Treatment

After treatment, you may notice some initial skin reactions, including:

  • Redness
  • Tightness
  • Mild swelling
  • A mild heat sensation (similar to a sunburn)
  • A grid-like pattern on your skin

How to Care for Your Skin After Potenza™ Treatment

After your Potenza RF microneedling session, following care guidelines is highly recommended to enhance your healing and maximize your results. We will provide specific information at your appointment, but we typically recommend the following:

During the first 24 hours, avoid:

  • Using cleansers and oil-based lotions
  • Applying makeup
  • Strenuous exercise
  • Direct sun exposure

For the first week:

  • On the second day, resume using a gentle cleanser, moisturizer (preferably oil-free) and mineral sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher)
  • Avoid potentially irritating skincare ingredients like AHA, BHA, vitamin C, retinol and self-tanners
  • Continue to avoid direct sun exposure
  • Keep your pillowcase and anything else that touches your face clean​​
  • If you notice flaking or peeling, don’t pick at the skin; allow it to naturally exfoliate and keep moisturizing regularly​​

Potenza™ RF Microneedling Results

When Will I See My Potenza™ Results?

Expect to see results over the four to six weeks after treatment as new collagen forms and your skin cells regenerate. Your skin will appear firmer and brighter, and concerns like fine lines or hyperpigmentation will diminish​​.

How Long Do the Results of Potenza™ Treatment Last?

The benefits of Potenza RF microneedling can last up to two years, but this varies based on skin type, lifestyle and other factors.

Many patients opt for follow-up sessions every six to 12 months to maintain their rejuvenated skin. Regular sunscreen application can also help protect your skin from damage and prolong the results of your treatment​.

How Much Does Potenza™ RF Microneedling Cost?

The cost of Potenza will vary based on several factors, including the size of your treatment area, the techniques used, and the number of sessions you undergo.

After your consultation at U Laser Med Spa, we will provide specific pricing details about your customized Potenza treatment.

Ready to Rejuvenate Your Skin From Within? Discover Potenza™ in San Diego

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Potenza RF microneedling is more than just a cosmetic treatment; it's a commitment to revitalizing your skin's health and appearance. By understanding the procedure, preparing adequately and caring for your skin post-treatment, you can achieve and maintain radiant, youthful skin.

Ready to embark on this transformative skin experience? Schedule your personalized consultation at U Laser Med Spa in La Jolla, San Diego, by calling 619-304-8829 or filling out our online contact form.

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