Potenza is an FDA-approved radiofrequency Microneedling treatment for the face and body. It is used to treat a variety of skin conditions such as sun damage, scarring, stretch marks, blemishes, signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture, and skin laxity and can be performed on all skin types and tones and any area of the body.
If you’re looking to firm up your skin, fade lines and wrinkles, or reduce the appearance of scarring then a Poteza treatment could be the perfect solution for you.
Performed using a Potenza device, it is a micro-needling treatment that penetrates the skin to target its deep layers. The device has ultrafine needles as well as radiofrequency energy so that it can create channels in the skin, which allow topical products to penetrate more deeply.
The Potenza treatment which does not interfere with skin color or tanned skin so can be performed all-year-round triggers the skin’s natural repair process which boosts the production of collagen and elastin. These proteins keep skin smooth, supple, and tight.
The treatment takes around 45 minutes or less and for the best results, you’ll probably want three or four sessions one month apart. However, you are best to discuss this with your healthcare professional as they can advise based on your skin and what it is you are aiming for. You can use Potenza as a single treatment for brightening and tightening your skin, say for example if you wanted to look your best for an event.
When you go for the treatment, your doctor will apply a numbing cream to the area that is being treated and then once the area is numb, the Potenza device will be placed against your skin, allowing the radiofrequency energy and needles to penetrate. It’s not the most comfortable of treatments and you may feel a stinging or mild burning sensation, but this is perfectly normal so there’s no need to worry. You may also experience pinpoint bleeding, however, this is only limited to the time of the treatment.
The night before you go for your Potenza treatment you should avoid drinking alcohol and then on the day that you go for your treatment you should also make sure that the area of skin you are treating is clean and clean-shaven. Also, take off all your jewelry, and make sure that you are wearing comfortable clothes and shoes.
Once you have had your treatment, you should protect your skin with SPF 50 sunblock and use any post-treatment supplies that your doctor gives you such as a skin cleanser and moisturizer. Your doctor will let you know how to care for your treated skin, however usually they will advise you to place ice packs on it every two hours for 20 minutes at a time for the first day, this is to reduce any swelling and discomfort. You should also avoid scratching and scrubbing the area. After 24 hours though, you will be able to wear makeup and get back to normal. You will then notice much smoother and glowing skin in about two weeks however, you should be patient as it can take anywhere between two to six months to see the final results. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.