The Potenza™ is an FDA-approved RF microneedling treatment for the face and body. The RF energy is delivered via small needles. In addition to the benefits seen with the micro-injury provided by the microneedles, RF microneedling also delivers RF energy deep into the dermis, further enhancing skin tightening through soft-tissue coagulation. The RF energy heats the underlying layers, causing constriction and tightening of the skin through soft tissue coagulation, as well as causing the stimulation of collagen and elastin production.
What separates Potenza™ from some other skin revitalization option is that Potenza™ treatments can be performed on all skin types, anywhere on the body during any time of the year. The device’s four modes allow us to completely individualize the treatments for our patients looking for the most effective technologies.
The Potenza™ device’s four modes offer more customized microneedling treatments on a single system. The device’s mono-polar RF mode delivers energy across a large area of tissue for deep heating and skin tightening through soft tissue coagulation, not only on the face, but anywhere on the body. The bipolar RF mode offers more concentrated delivery of energy to treat superficial tissue and provide ideal skin revitalization results. This ground-breaking device is also equipped with the first semi-insulated needles of its design which allow us to expand the treatment zone and address more tissue per treatment, which translates to quicker sessions per patient. The device also offers a single-needle hand-piece designed to target and improve blemishes.
Potenza™ treatments can be performed on all skin types and tones and on any area of the body. Patients who want to fade fine lines, firm up skin, and scarring are usually ideal candidates for radiofrequency microneedling treatments. These treatments do not interfere with skin of color or tanned shin so can be performed all-year-round including summer.
Potenza™ can be used as a single treatment before a major event to brighten and tighten your skin. However, we recommend a series of at least 3 treatments for best long-term results.
Average downtime is about 5 days.
You should notice smoother, more glowing skin within about two weeks. It can take between 2 to 6 months to see long-term results because it takes time for your body to start making collagen and elastin after a treatment.
When you come in for treatment, be sure the area is clean and clean-shaven, you are not wearing any jewelry, and you are wearing comfortable clothes and shoes.
After treatment, you will need to continue to protect the area with SPF 50 sunblock, as well as use post-treatment supplies such as a gentle skin cleanser and moisturizer as directed by Dr. Quibell. Use ice packs every two hours for 20 minutes at a time for the first 24 hours after treatment as directed for swelling and discomfort. Do not scratch or scrub the treated area. The next day you can wear makeup and resume normal activities.
At our Houston Concierge Medicine & Wellness Center, we take your skin health seriously. If you’ve been experiencing signs of aging skin, our Potenza™ treatments may be the right choice for you. To explore our full treatment options, schedule your appointment by filling out the form below or giving us a call at (346) 296-0029.
We will apply a topical numbing cream prior to the procedure. Once you are numb, the hand-piece is placed against your skin, allowing the radiofrequency energy and needles to penetrate. You may feel a stinging or mild burning sensation and light pressure from the needles as the device moves over the treatment area. Pinpoint bleeding is a normal occurrence but is limited to the time of the treatment. It is best to avoid alcohol the night before the treatment to minimize this.
Most treatments take less than 45 minutes. For optimal results, you will likely need an initial series of three or four sessions one month apart. We’ll discuss the perfect Potenza™ protocol for you based on your aesthetic goals. We don’t proceed until we’re sure you understand exactly what we are going to do and what you can expect and are certain this is the optimal treatment to help you improve your skin.