Do you have acne scars that affect your self-confidence? Do you wish there was something quick and effective you could do to eliminate stubborn rhytids and tighten loose skin? Do you have regular acne outbreaks due to excess sebum production? If so, you may be considered a good candidate for Potenza at Invogue Rejuvenation & Body Sculpting Center in El Paso, TX. Read on to discover everything you need to know about this revolutionary treatment.
How Does Potenza Work?
Potenza works by taking a two-pronged approach to facilitating extra collagen and elastin production. It combines collagen induction therapy with collagen production-boosting radiofrequency energy to create a treatment that is more effective than microneedling or radiofrequency-based skin tightening alone. The microneedling portion of the treatment induces extra collagen production by creating micro-injuries.
The punctured fibroblasts in your skin quickly ramp up collagen production in response to these “wounds” because an abundance of collagen is necessary for your skin to heal itself. The radiofrequency energy delivered from the needle tips warms the deepest layers of your skin until they are at the optimal temperature to produce extra collagen and elastin.
What Is This Treatment?
This revolutionary treatment is an FDA-approved radiofrequency (RF) microneedling treatment designed to reverse the signs of aging and address other cosmetic concerns affecting the face and body. Microneedling has been used around the world for over two decades to reverse rhytids, regulate sebum production, tighten loose skin, and erase several types of scars.
What Are the Benefits of This Treatment?
There are a number of extremely compelling benefits of this FDA-approved treatment. One of the most exciting benefits is that the results look completely natural. This is because the results are derived from your skin producing more collagen and elastin. Another exciting benefit of this treatment is that it is a good fit for people with any skin type, tone, or texture.
Yet another compelling benefit of this treatment is that you can expect to see your desired results fairly quickly. How quickly you will be able to see your desired results depends strongly on the concerns you are trying to treat. For example, your enlarged pores will shrink during your treatment. More severe concerns may take several weeks or months to develop.
What Should I Expect During My Treatment?
You should generally expect your treatment session to take around 45 minutes to complete. However, your treatment session may be shorter if you are only treating a small area, like your lower face or submental region. If you are targeting several large areas, like your lower abdomen, your thighs, and your chest, you can expect your session to take over an hour.
Before your treatment begins, we will sterilize your skin with alcohol to mitigate the risk of infection. If you’d like, we can also apply a topical anesthetic to the targeted treatment area. However, numbing the skin isn’t required because the treatment isn’t painful. After that, the device will create microchannels in your skin at the same time as radiofrequency energy is being passed through the wounds.
Who Is a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
It is essential that you call the aesthetic experts at InVogue Rejuvenation & Body Sculpting Center in El Paso, TX at 844-700-6764 to schedule a consultation and determine definitively if this treatment is right for you. This treatment is generally considered appropriate for people who are in relatively good health, feel self-conscious about early aging signs or other skin concerns, and have realistic expectations about the results.
Who Is a Poor Candidate for This Treatment?
You will be considered a poor candidate for this treatment if you have used Accutane in the past six months. Additionally, you will not qualify for this treatment if you have a sunburn, skin infection, acne outbreak, or active cold sore in the targeted treatment area at the time of your appointment. A history of poor wound healing, hypertrophic scarring, or keloids will also disqualify you from treatment.
Furthermore, you will be deemed a poor fit for this treatment if you are pregnant, taking anticoagulants, or going through chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Moderate or severe skin diseases, like psoriasis, will also disqualify you.
What Results Can I Expect?
The results you can expect depend on what you are trying to treat. As a general rule, if you have a cosmetic concern caused by an inadequate supply of healthy collagen or elastin, you can expect it to be improved by this treatment. If your pores are enlarged, you can expect them to shrink and unclog during treatment. This will make topical medications and skincare products more effective.
If you have loose skin and rhytids, you can expect your skin to tighten up in response to treatment. You can also expect your wrinkles to be smoothed away. However, depending on the severity of your cosmetic concerns, you may need three to four treatment sessions spaced roughly one month apart to achieve satisfactory results.
How Long Can I Expect My Results To Last?
How long you can expect your results to last depends on your age, skin health, lifestyle, concerns, and other factors. Generally, younger people can enjoy longer-lasting results because they tend to have a higher baseline of collagen and elastin in their skin. Similarly, people with milder concerns or healthier lifestyles can generally expect their results to last longer. Note that in some cases, like scar removal, you can expect permanent results.
What Can I Do To Make My Results Last Longer?
To extend the longevity of your results, you may need to alter your lifestyle a bit. If you are a smoker, it is highly advisable that you quit smoking. Tobacco consumption is one of the leading causes of premature skin aging because it damages existing supportive structures in your skin and slows down your skin’s ability to heal itself and produce more supportive structures. Excessive alcohol consumption is also known to lead to premature skin aging.
Current research suggests that the leading cause of premature skin aging is exposure to UV light. In fact, nine-tenths of all visible skin changes can be attributed to photoaging (UV light damage). Therefore, if you only did one thing to help yourself enjoy your results longer, it should be minimizing your exposure to UV light. This means that UV-based indoor tanning should be off the table, and you should wear sunscreen when you have to be outside.
Are There Any Other Steps I Can Take To Extend the Longevity of My Results?
Yes, there are a number of other steps you can take to support the health of your skin. Two such steps are to moisturize your skin at least daily and stay hydrated. Some of the best moisturizers on the market include Cetaphil and CeraVe because they are gentle on your skin. They will not irritate your skin even after your microneedling treatment.
Getting regular exercise and eating nutritiously is also good for your skin. Aerobic exercise helps your cardiovascular system transport oxygen, nutrients, and other substances to your skin so it can keep itself young and healthy. You should generally aim to get 2.5 hours of moderate aerobic exercise weekly. Also, make sure you are eating plenty of protein, vitamins, and minerals every day. For extra efficacy, minimize the consumption of high-GI foods and processed meats.
How Do I Need To Prepare for My Treatment?
To prepare for your treatment, you should shave the area targeted for treatment and ensure that it is clean. There should be no cosmetics or skincare products in the treatment area. Depending on your medical history, you may also need to take an oral antiviral or antibiotic to prevent skin irritation at the time of your treatment. Another vital step you must take is to stop taking blood thinners, smoking, and drinking alcohol.
It is a very good idea to not wear any jewelry to your appointment, either. Furthermore, wearing comfortable clothes and coming in well-hydrated and well-nourished will also benefit you significantly.
Get Back Your Perfect Skin
Potenza works by delivering radiofrequency energy to areas of concern through microchannels created by tiny needles. It induces extra collagen production, resulting in the reversal of several cosmetic concerns, including rhytids and sagging skin. It can also Contact us now at Invogue Rejuvenation & Body Sculpting Center in El Paso, TX to schedule an appointment and find out if this treatment is right for you.