All skin has the potential to appear smooth, even-toned, and all-around radiant but there are some roadblocks like sun damage, acne scarring, and other blemishes that can prevent skin from achieving peak perfection. Fortunately, the technological advancements of aesthetic treatments have found effective solutions that can correct a variety of skin-related concerns. At InVogue Rejuvenation in El Paso, TX, we are proud to offer Potenza, an innovative microneedling treatment that can address moderate to severe superficial skin concerns so your skin can realize its full potential.
What Is Potenza?
Potenza is an advanced microneedling treatment that is designed to stimulate your body’s natural regenerative response so your skin can perfect itself from the inside out. The goal of this treatment is to increase collagen and elastin production, which are the two main proteins that provide volume and structural support for the skin. For those who have mild, moderate, and severe superficial concerns related to texture and pigmentation, this RF microneedling treatment can be an ideal solution.
Radiofrequency is one of two golden standards in modern aesthetics. The thermal energy generated by radiofrequency technology can easily seep into the sub-dermal layers of skin to increase blood flow and stimulate your skin’s natural regenerative abilities. One of the best things about radiofrequency technology is the fact that it’s entirely compatible with all skin tones and types without any risks of creating pigmentation side effects.
In fact, radiofrequency is such a universal treatment that it’s typically one of the first recommendations for patients who want to resolve concerns like skin laxity, fine lines, and even minor blemishes and sun damage. By itself, radiofrequency treatments are well-known for being effective solutions for skin tightening and correcting skin tone concerns.
Microneedling is the second gold standard in modern aesthetics. While you may be familiar with at-home derma rolling, professional microneedling offers deeper and more accurate penetration that can speedily stimulate the natural healing of your skin, specifically by producing fibrin, elastin, and greater quantities of natural collagen. Also called collagen induction therapy, microneedling treatments are used to correct major textural concerns, including scarring and wrinkling.
Even more impressively, microneedling can also be used to reduce the appearance of certain superficial concerns thanks to the way this treatment speeds up cellular turnover. When the fine needles in this treatment penetrate the skin, they also encourage the surface layer of skin to shed during the healing process, which can greatly fade the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dull, dry skin.
Why This Combination Works
Other than Potenza, there are quite a few RF microneedling treatments on the market – although we believe that Potenza is one of the most effective. The combination of radiofrequency and microneedling treatments is incredibly rejuvenating for the skin and can treat both simple or complex appearance-related concerns. The key to this treatment is the way each of these methods boosts the effects of the other.
Microneedling opens micro-channels in the skin that reach the sub-dermal skin layers to stimulate collagen production and radiofrequency takes advantage of these micro-channels to deliver more direct thermal energy to the deeper layers of the skin. Moreover, because radiofrequency can intensely heal the skin, there are many superficial skin concerns related to pigmentation and scarring that can also be resolved by this treatment.
What Can Potenza Treat?
According to experts, the versatility of Potenza is unmatched by any other RF microneedling device. Some of the key skin concerns that can be resolved by this unique treatment include:
- Fine lines
- Skin laxity
- Rough or dull skin
- Enlarged pores
- Acne scarring
- Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
- Oily skin
- Skin irregularities
- Sun damage
- Dark spots and melasma
- Stretch marks
Even more impressively, this RF microneedling treatment can be used on virtually every skin type and skin tone. This is an important distinction since some energy-based treatments can’t be used on medium and dark skin types. Additionally, this treatment can be used on every area of the body, from the face and neck to the stomach, underarms, hips, or other areas of the body where there are skin concerns like stretch marks.
Who Are Ideal Candidates?
Because this treatment is so versatile and compatible, most people are considered good candidates for treatment. Although a consultation will verify that this treatment is right for your skin concerns and aesthetic goals, you are generally considered a good candidate if you do not have active acne, eczema, psoriasis, or other skin conditions like a sunburn within two weeks of your appointment.
What Can You Expect During Treatment?
Like other microneedling treatments, your treatment process will be fairly simple. During your treatment, one of our aesthetic experts will apply a numbing cream to your skin surface to keep your skin comfortable for the treatment duration. A handheld device will be applied to your skin, with special attention to each of your target locations for concerns like deep wrinkles and acne scarring. After your treatment concludes, we may cleanse your skin and apply a soothing moisturizing cream before you return to your normal activities.
How Long Will This Treatment Take?
This treatment will take about 30 to 45 minutes to complete, meaning it can easily be worked into your daily schedule. The duration of your treatment sometimes depends on the type of issues being treated or the number of treatment areas. For example, if you are only focusing on treating the face, your treatment may take less than 30 minutes; if you are also treating areas of the body, your treatment may take closer to an hour.
How Should You Prepare?
Although radiofrequency treatments do not typically trigger melanin production, it’s still important that you avoid direct unprotected sunlight and sunburns at least two weeks before your appointment. Ideally, your skin should be in healthy condition on the day of your appointment. You should arrive at your session with freshly cleansed skin, comfortable clothing, and your hair pulled away from your face. Please remove all jewelry before your appointment.
What Should You Do After Treatment?
After your treatment, your most important task is to keep your skin moisturized and protected. Please wear SPF5 50 during the daytime, even if you don’t plan to be outside or the weather is cloudy. We may provide you with post-treatment supplies like a cleanser or moisturizer, so please be sure to follow usage directions closely.
You should not wear make-up for at least 24 hours. Please avoid washing the treatment areas with hot water and be sure to avoid excessive heat, sweating, or steam that may irritate the skin. After 24 to 48 hours, you will be able to use your normal skincare products, such as Retinol or other active skin ingredients.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
Most of the time, a single treatment is not powerful enough to reverse age-related concerns or skin scarring, which is why we recommend a series of three to four initial sessions to achieve optimal results. The number of treatments you will need will depend on the severity of your skin concerns and how quickly your skin produces higher levels of collagen. Your initial treatment appointments will be spaced about one month apart.
When Will You See Results?
Many people will be able to see smoother, more radiant skin within as little as two weeks. Your results will continue to improve with each treatment and as the collagen in your skin matures. You may notice faster results if you utilize certain skincare products that also support collagen production. For superficial concerns, such as hyperpigmentation, you will definitely notice a significant improvement in your appearance within one month, as this will be when your cellular turnover will finish shedding dead pigmented skin cells.
How Long Will Results Last?
The results of this treatment can last for a long time. Most RF microneedling treatments can produce results that last for several months at a time – or even produce permanent results, such as for the treatment of stretch marks and acne scarring. Our experts will be able to give you a better idea of how long you can expect to enjoy your results based on your skin type and skin condition.
How Can You Maintain Results?
The best way to maintain your results is to attend occasional touch-up treatments, which can occur one to three times a year based on your skin condition and aesthetic goals. You can also maintain your results by following a good skincare routine and using quality skincare products that will prevent visible aging and uneven skin complexion.
The absolute best thing you can do to maintain your results is to always wear sunscreen during the day. Sun damage from UV rays is thought to cause about 90% of all visible aging, so if you want to keep your collagen production high and prevent further sun damage, you should integrate strong SPF into your morning skincare. In general, mineral-based sunscreens are a bit more effective than chemical variants.
Can You Combine This Treatment?
Absolutely. After you achieve your ideal results, you can combine this treatment with several other aesthetic treatments. For example, some patients like to use HydraFacials or microdermabrasion to continue treating superficial skin concerns. In general, most people who combine aesthetic treatments are managing ongoing skin concerns, like acne breakouts. We can advise you on the best treatments to pair with this RF microneedling treatment so you can achieve all of your skin goals.
What Are the Benefits of This Treatment?
This treatment has significant benefits that are attractive to patients, such as the high level of compatibility and versatility. Because this treatment is a universal option for both skin tone and skin concerns, it’s also considered relatively low risk. Unlike some other energy-based treatments, this RF microneedling treatment can be used at any time of the year.
One of the major benefits of this treatment is the fact that it’s non-surgical, which means there is no prolonged downtime after your treatment is complete. This is a safe, convenient, and effective treatment that can address almost all skin concerns at one time regardless of your age or the severity of your skin condition. Plus, this treatment can be customized to your skin tone and type for ultimate comfort and efficacy.
Rejuvenate Your Skin With Potenza
Your skin has the potential to look no-filter ready all the time – you just need to find the right aesthetic treatment to make it happen. Potenza is an ideal solution to address most age-related skin concerns, as well as more complex concerns like acne scarring and stretch marks. Contact us today at InVogue Rejuvenation in El Paso, TX to schedule your initial appointment.