When it comes to aesthetics, microneedling is one of the easiest ways to enhance your appearance cost-effectively. Microneedling is a minimally invasive, non-surgical technique that has been used to improve the appearance of skin for more than 20 years. While the treatment stands the tests of time, there is a demand for more improvements, and that’s why Potenza RF Microneedling exists.
Potenza RF Microneedling is the next step in innovating the microneedling procedure. Thanks to increased consumer demand and competition from other aesthetic treatments, traditional microneedling improvements and innovations have long been warranted. This new technique enhances the process by combining the tried and true procedure with contemporary science.
At its core, Potenza RF Microneedling is still a microneedling process, but with a lot more effectiveness. But in what way? To find out, let’s explore Potenza RF Microneedling, how it works, what its effects are, and how long they last.
What Is Potenza RF Microneedling?
Potenza RF Microneedling is a procedure that takes advantage of radiofrequency to enhance the abilities of traditional further microneedling. The process then stimulates more of the body’s healing processes, bolstering the results.
It has been used in the medical field for many years but has only recently gained popularity in spas and beauty salons. Potenza RF Microneedling is an excellent choice for people looking for an affordable, non-surgical way to reduce wrinkles and tighten skin.
It is so effective that it can be used as an alternative to surgical procedures such as dermabrasion or laser resurfacing.
Still Has Elements Of Traditional Microneedling
Traditional microneedling uses an instrument, a dermal roller, or a needled pin rolled over the skin to create tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin. It involves using needles with a diameter of 0.2-0.8mm to puncture the skin. While the procedure is typically used for facial features, it can also be used in other body parts.
The same thing will happen in Potenza RF Microneedling, and there will still be needles involved to pierce the skin to stimulate the body’s healing processes. The results of traditional microneedling still happen, such as reduced wrinkles and other signs of aging.
What’s The Difference, Then?
The radiofrequency is an add-on to this existing formula of traditional microneedling. It works by reaching deeper into the skin and heating the channels created by microneedles, and increasing blood flow to these areas. This, in turn, stimulates the body’s healing processes and improves the skin’s elasticity.
There is only so much traditional microneedling can accomplish. If you want more of the body’s healing processes, you need to reach deeper, but that’s impossible. If you’re going to get deeper, you would have to use longer needles, but it will damage the skin too much at that length. That’s an inherent flaw of traditional microneedling, and there are no further upgrades available.
However, radiofrequency can circumvent the inherent limitations of microneedling by reaching deeper into the skin without causing too much damage. Radiofrequency is just waves, so it can go deeper without causing too much ruckus underneath. We want to reach deeper and only create micro-injuries, not actual wounds that longer needles will make.
Why Create Micro-Injuries?
You might wonder, why create micro-injuries and at the same time prevent having “actual” wounds? What is the difference?
Creating micro-injuries and avoiding making “actual” wounds is necessary to ensure the effectiveness of any microneedling procedure, including Potenza RF Microneedling. Your body won’t start its healing processes if there’s no damage seen on your skin. So your skin will sit tight and live with the effects of skin blemishes.
Micro-injuries are essentially controlled damage, they are not sporadic, and your provider is an expert at applying microneedling. What micro-injuries does is simulate a wound, not create an actual wound. The deeper we go with micro-injuries, the better we can simulate a wound.
If we create an actual wound, your skin would be busy fixing the real wound instead of healing and reinforcing the existing skin. There’s also a possibility that actual wounds will leave scars, uneven skin texture, and spots.
On the other hand, micro-injuries created along the microneedling process do not leave skin blemishes or other complications. They are small, but your skin thinks it’s an actual wound so that the recovery will happen without difficulties.
While you may notice redness or swelling after the treatment, they are nothing to worry about.
How Your Body’s Healing Processes Work
Now that your body has seen a wound, which is actually micro-injuries, it will start the fibroblast activity. Fibroblasts are connective tissue cells that produce the fibrous proteins, such as collagen and elastin, that make up the extracellular matrix.
The extracellular matrix is a mesh-like material surrounding cells in various tissues and organs. It provides structural support to these cells and regulates cell behavior as a signaling system. So when there are signs of aging, that means that the extracellular matrix structural support has collapsed.
Engaging the fibroblast activity in microneedling restores the essential proteins that we need to rejuvenate the skin. These proteins are vital for healthy skin because they help maintain its elasticity, smoothness, and firmness.
How Long Does Potenza RF Microneedling Last?
This treatment is usually done in the office and takes 45 minutes. It can last for up to five years, and you can seek follow-up treatments to extend the effects further. On the other hand, traditional microneedling will only last three to five months, but you can also seek some follow-up treatments twice a year to extend the results.
Takes Several Treatments
It’s not a one-and-done treatment, and you may need a series of three to four treatments, six weeks apart, to achieve optimal results. You’ll soon see the results as early as two weeks after your initial treatment, but it may take as long as 2–6 months to see the final results since your body takes time rebuilding collagen and elastin.