We all want bright, glowing, and youthful-looking skin, but achieving this goal can be hard when aging and sun damage are working against you. Even the best skincare products in the world won’t be powerful enough to rejuvenate your skin and reduce the appearance of your skin concerns. Luckily, the experts at Invogue Rejuvenation in El Paso, TX know that the Potenza RF microneedling treatment is an ideal option for most people.
Potenza is a non-invasive aesthetic skincare treatment that can be used on the face and body to promote a more even skin tone and texture. This powerful treatment can address a variety of aesthetic concerns and is versatile enough to be customized to meet the needs of your skin. Learn more about this revolutionary treatment before you book your first appointment.
What Results Can You Expect From Potenza?
The first thing to know about any microneedling treatment is the fact that the results will take some time to appear. Most people will start seeing healthier, more evenly-toned skin within about two weeks of their first appointment. These results will continue to improve over the next several weeks as collagen production starts in the deepest layers of the skin and as you have additional treatments.
The results of this treatment will address the majority of your skin concerns. From line lines to sun damage to scarring, this treatment restructures and restores your skin by inducing higher collagen production and triggering faster cellular turnover. This treatment may be the key to unlocking the full potential of your skin to look healthy, younger, and overall more glowing.
How Many Treatments You Need
Although this treatment system is exceptionally powerful, most people will still need to have multiple treatments to achieve optimal results. On average, patients will need three to four treatments spaced four to six weeks apart to address textural and pigmentation concerns. You may need additional treatments for severe aesthetic concerns or fewer treatments for mild aesthetic concerns.
Your aesthetic expert will make a recommendation on how many treatments you need based on your preferences, your desired results, and the general condition of your skin. Your age, skin type, and skin tone may also be factors in how many treatments you need.
How Long Results Will Last
RF microneedling treatments are much more powerful than ordinary microneedling. For example, the results from Potenza are estimated to last a minimum of five years and may last even longer with ideal skincare maintenance. This means this microneedling treatment system has the longest-lasting results of any microneedling system on the market. Patients who are looking for long-lasting and natural-looking results can greatly benefit from this treatment.
Maintaining Your Results
If you want to maintain continuous results, you can always schedule regular maintenance appointments once a year to ensure that the collagen production in your skin remains high. Additionally, you can also take other measures in your lifestyle and skincare habits to preserve or even enhance your results. For example, a balanced diet rich in B vitamins and enough hydration can be greatly beneficial to your skin.
Using high-quality skincare products that support your aesthetic goals is another good way to maintain your results. If you are using this treatment to address age-related concerns, then anti-aging skincare products with active ingredients like collagen and hyaluronic acid can help you maintain your results day-to-day. It’s also important to protect your skin from sunlight by wearing SPF, which should limit any sun damage that may contribute to premature aging.
How Does This Treatment Work?
This treatment works by taking a dual-pronged approach to skin rejuvenation. Alone, microneedling treatments work by penetrating the upper dermal layers to create micro-injuries in the skin that will stimulate the production of skin-healing elements. Collagen, one of the leading proteins in the body, is also involved in wound healing, so by injuring the upper dermis, collagen production can increase enough to both heal the skin and improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Radiofrequency, on the other hand, is an energy that emits gentle heat, which works to increase blood flow in the skin and stimulate even deeper collagen production. The collagen that is produced by radiofrequency is somewhat different from the wound-healing collagen produced by microneedling, which means the appearance of your skin is refined with two ways of collagen production.
Why RF Microneedling So Effective
RF microneedling is the most effective form of microneedling, particularly to correct the appearance of age-related concerns. This is because the combination of these treatments packs a double punch for skin rejuvenation. Both microneedling and radiofrequency can induce collagen production; likewise, both of these treatments can also address pigment-related concerns like dark spots and sun damage.
What Can You Expect From Treatment?
Your treatment will usually take about 45 minutes to complete. During your treatment, a topical numbing cream will be placed on your face to keep your skin comfortable for the duration of your treatment. Once your skin is numb, the Potenza device will be used to treat each targeted area of your skin on both your face and body. Most people find this treatment tolerable.
Although this treatment is non-invasive, there are still some things you may want to do to prepare for your treatment. For example, about a week before your treatment, you should avoid unprotected sun exposure to limit the possibility of hyperpigmentation during recovery. The day before your treatment, you should avoid alcohol and blood-thinning medications and supplements unless otherwise directed by your general physician. Please be sure all treatment areas are clean, freshly shaved, and free of all lotions, oils, and serums.
After your treatment, your priority will be protecting your skin from potential irritation or other factors that may cause your results to develop incorrectly. One of your most important guidelines will be to avoid direct contact with the sun unless you are wearing SPF 50. You should do your best to soothe your skin and keep your skin moisturized by using simple lotions, aloe vera, or other post-treatment supplies.
During the first few days after your treatment, you will need to avoid chemical exfoliants like salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and retinoids, as these may irritate the skin and slow the progress of your results. You may also need to avoid strong products like benzoyl peroxide or some other active skincare ingredients until your skin has recovered. After 24 hours, you will be allowed to wear make-up.
What Can This Treatment Correct?
RF microneedling is a highly diverse treatment that can correct a variety of skin concerns, both textural and pigmented. This treatment is an ideal option for those who have mild, moderate, and even severe aesthetic concerns. Some of the specific concerns this treatment can address include:
Scarring from acne, injuries to the skin, and stretch marks can all be reduced with this treatment. Scars generally form because of a lack of collagen or too much collagen while the skin is still healing or inflamed. The only way to effectively reduce the appearance of a scar is to break down old scar tissue, increase collagen within the scar, or induce higher collagen production in the surrounding skin for the scar to blend better.
Age-related concerns like fine lines and wrinkles are also associated with a decrease in collagen production. Both collagen and elastin are important so the skin can maintain a supple appearance. As you age, your skin produces less natural collagen, which is what eventually leads to visible lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity. One of the best ways to restore a youthful appearance is to ramp up collagen production to fill in wrinkles.
Pigmentation concerns are generally linked to sun damage. Concerns like melasma, dark spots, blemishes, freckles, uneven skin tone, redness, and other signs of sun damage can be hard to correct with only skincare products. The combination of microneedling and radiofrequency treatments will promote the shedding of dead skin cells and the production of new, unblemished skin cells.
Help Your Skin Reach Its Full Potential With Potenza
Having healthy skin with a beautiful glow isn’t an unattainable goal – all you need to do is find a treatment that effectively addresses all of your cosmetic concerns. Potenza RF microneedling is a diverse treatment that can be used on the face and body to correct visible aging, sun damage, and scarring for up to five years. Get in touch with us at Invogue Rejuvenation in El Paso, TX to schedule your consultation today.