Aging or damaged skin can affect our self-confidence, as it can result in everything from fine lines and wrinkles to scars and skin discolorations. Potenza microneedling, which we offer here at InVogue Rejuvenation in El Paso, TX, is a highly effective and safe therapy that offers a wide range of benefits. If you’re looking to rejuvenate your skin or repair long-lasting damage, this therapy can work quite well where other treatments fail.
What Are the Benefits of Potenza Microneedling?
This treatment can revitalize the skin’s appearance while repairing damaged skin cells, and the following are just some of its many benefits:
Wrinkles can be caused by a reduction of collagen and elastin levels, which normally occurs in older age. By stimulating the body into producing more of these proteins, this therapy can be quite effective at minimizing the appearance of wrinkles.
Treats Fine Lines
Fine lines are one of the more obvious tell-tale signs of aging, though they can be both corrected and prevented with this therapy. Similar to wrinkles, these imperfections often respond well to the collagen-stimulating effects of Potenza microneedling, which usually leads to fewer lines.
Tightens Loose Skin
When sagging skin occurs with older age, it’s normally the result of declining collagen and elastin levels in the skin. By encouraging the production of both of these proteins, this therapy can be highly effective at returning the skin to a firmer state with less sagging.
Repairs Sun Damage
By stimulating your body’s natural healing response and improving circulation to the skin, this therapy can repair skin that has otherwise been damaged by the sun. After treatment, collagen and elastin levels are boosted while oxygen and nutrients can reach your skin through better blood flow, all of which help to rejuvenate sun-damaged skin.
This treatment can also improve the appearance of scars, and in many cases, it can eliminate them. Scars often occur after localized damage to the skin, but this damage can often improve when dead skin cells are replaced as circulation and collagen production in the area has improved.
Shrinks Enlarged Pores
Enlarged pores can be an embarrassing skin issue, as they can make the skin’s texture appear rougher than usual. Because large pores can be caused by both increased sebum production and elasticity issues, this therapy can be quite effective, as it can address both of these issues.
Hyperpigmentation is a discoloring of skin that can cause it to look darker or uneven in certain areas. By replacing dead skin cells with healthy ones, skin discolorations are often improved with this therapy after just a few treatment sessions.
Prevents Adult Acne
Although this treatment is contraindicated for those who have active acne infections, it can work great to prevent future occurrences. Because acne is often caused by excess sebum production and enlarged oil glands in the skin, this treatment can help prevent it by correcting both of these issues.
Fixes Stretch Marks
When your skin becomes looser due to older age or other causes, stretch marks are often a noticeable byproduct of this. By both tightening the skin and repairing damaged skin fibers, this therapy can effectively reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
How Does Potenza Microneedling Work?
This advanced form of microneedling revitalizes the skin by stimulating your body’s innate healing response in multiple ways. As we get older, proteins like collagen and elastin that give our skin its healthy texture begin to decline. Combining ultrafine needles with radiofrequency energy, this treatment can effectively target the deeper layers of the skin, which leads to the removal of dead skin cells as the skin replaces them with new ones.
Also, the small microchannels created in the skin by this treatment allow topical products to be delivered through the upper layer of skin with enhanced penetration. This, along with the collagen-stimulating effects of this therapy, can lead to a softer, more supple skin texture, as well as fewer blemishes and other imperfections.
What Happens During a Treatment Session?
Before starting this treatment, there’s a brief consultation that allows us to discuss your aesthetic goals, medical history, and expectations for this treatment. If you have a medical provider, they can help you determine if this therapy is the right approach for you, though we’ll also want to gauge how effective it might be based on different factors, such as your skin type and what type of issues you’d like treated.
After applying a topical numbing cream, we’ll repeatedly press the Potenza device to the skin with a gentle motion. This, along with the radiofrequency energy, helps to open up the channels beneath your skin while stimulating a healing response so your skin can repair itself. The entire process usually takes less than 45 minutes, depending on how many areas we’ll be treating.
How Long Is the Recovery Period?
After we finish your treatment, you won’t have to worry about any downtime or long recovery. You may have some slight redness for a few days, and it can take up to a week for the tiny microwounds to fully heal. During this time, you can go about your usual activities.
However, we’ll provide a few recommendations to ensure you receive the most optimal results, such as wearing SPF 50 sunblock for the first few days and not wearing makeup or rubbing your face for the first 24 hours afterward.
How Quickly Will I Notice Results?
How quickly this therapy starts working depends on many different factors, such as your age and the condition that we’ll be treating. Some conditions require multiple treatments before significant results are noticed, while others may respond after only just one or two treatments. It’s not uncommon for some patients to notice improvements within the first few days after treatment, but most patients generally respond within two weeks.
It can take up to six months for the full results to be seen because your body can take time to repair itself and the protein-stimulating effects of this therapy often take time to develop. Because it can take some time for results to be seen, we normally space out treatments by at least a month to give your skin time to respond.
How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need?
The number of treatment sessions needed can vary between patients depending on the condition we’re treating and other factors. Some conditions clear up after just a few sessions, while others can take a bit of time to do so and require many regularly scheduled sessions. The majority of our patients who have seen excellent results with this therapy have typically received between three to four therapy sessions, and these are usually scheduled back-to-back once per month.
We understand that many of our patients have busy schedules, and you can always space your sessions out with two to three months in between each one if you prefer. The benefit of scheduling regular sessions every month is that results are often achieved much more quickly, and this approach can also help you ward off new issues before they appear, thanks to the preventative effects of this therapy.
How Long Will the Results Last?
The results of this therapy can last anywhere from a month to many years, and some issues can be fully resolved where they never return. Issues associated with the aging process, such as wrinkles, lines, and skin laxity, usually return after some time without regular treatments because collagen levels decline every year as we age.
Issues related to skin damage, such as scars, hyperpigmentation, sun-damaged skin, and stretch marks, normally don’t return to their previous state once they begin to improve with this treatment. The damage associated with these types of issues can often be corrected or minimized, though multiple treatment sessions are typically needed.
What Makes This Treatment Safe?
- The repairs are all-natural
- No harsh chemicals used
- No incisions or surgeries
- No severe side effects
- Safe for pigmented skin
- Minimally invasive needles
- No major recovery period
Is Potenza Microneedling Right for Me?
You may be the perfect candidate for this treatment if you have skin issues that haven’t responded to traditional treatments. However, if you have certain skin conditions, such as dermatitis, eczema, or active acne infections, we’ll have to wait until these have been resolved before starting this treatment.
Diseases or medications that affect your blood are also contraindicated with this therapy because it involves needles. You should also not drink any alcohol the day before your therapy session, as this can affect the outcome of this treatment.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
With its ability to repair damaged skin cells while reinvigorating aging skin, Potenza microneedling is a highly effective approach for revitalizing one’s appearance. To schedule a consultation, contact us today at InVogue Rejuvenation in El Paso, TX so we can assess your skin and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs.