Treatments In Portland, Oregon
Microneedling is a skin rejuvenation treatment indicated for lines, folds, wrinkles, pores, pigmentation, scars, stretch marks, and hair regeneration. Microneedling results in firmer, smoother, radiant, and younger skin.
The one time use cartilage of microneedles penetrates the skin repeatedly to create microchannels or microinjuries. The skin responds by producing new collagen and elastin, which make the skin firmer and smoother. The loss of collagen and elastin with aging is what makes the skin look old, thin, and wrinkly. The concurrent use of growth factors, stem cells, or PRP accelerates the skin rejuvenation and the hair growth.
Microneedling is also used for reducing the appearance of cellulite, the microneedles mechanically break down the fibrils or septa that pull the skin inward causing depressed looking skin. More passes per treatment and more treatment sessions are needed for cellulite reduction. Microneedling is called “cheap laser” because it gives equivalent results to laser/light treatment.
The treatment requires topical numbing. It is quick and comfortable. At the end of the treatment, the skin will look red and flushed for a few hours. By the next day, the skin will look normal and refreshed as the microinjuries will be completely healed. Optimal results of microneedling can be seen in 6-8 weeks and the results will last up to a year. For better results, it is recommended to complete a course of 3-6 treatments at 4-8 week interval as this gives the skin time to regenerate collagen though repetitive injuries followed by natural healing.
Tighten loose skin in the face, neck, and chest
Improves lower cheeks wrinkles and crepiness
Tighten and firm loose skin around the eyes
Improve the appearance of fine lines and crow’s feet
Improved your smile and parenthesis lines
Target blemishes for smoother, more radiant skin
Decrease appearance of enlarged pores
Treat scars resulting from acne, trauma, or surgery
Reduces double chin
Treats hyperpigmentation (excess sweating)
Loose abdomen and stretch marks
Tightening of loose skin in the back of the arms
Acne and acne scars
Dubbed “the Kardashian microneedling frequency”, Potenza is a form of radiofrequency (RF) microneedling which has been approved by the FDA to treat both the face and body. Potenza contains the first hybrid tip which provides 3D fractional energy delivery. It’s unique design and ultrafine needles has several advantages and provides features and performance that other topical or filler products cannot do. Potenza works by stimulating your body’s collagen and elastin levels to treat advanced signs of aging. It not only tightens existing collagen beneath the surface of the skin, but it generates new collagen and elastin which amazingly transforms your skin to a firmer, younger, and brighter look.
How does Potenza work?
The ultrafine Tiger-Tip®* needles and focused radiofrequency energy penetrate the skin deep to the reticular dermis to stimulate collagen and rejuvenate the skin. Studies have shown that radiofrequency delivered deep into the dermis through fine needles can improve the appearance of wrinkly skin, decrease the appearance of pores, and tighten the skin. Potenza’s unique needles deliver precise fractionated energy in fewer passes. It has 9 different tips for different skin problems and skin types.
A feature that Potenza can provide is with its needles that can deliver platelet rich plasma, or synthetic growth factor deep to the skin, which will result in enhanced outcomes.
Tiger-Tip needles eliminate the clinician’s need to re-trace their steps, by providing them with the technology to perform both shallow and deep treatments at the same time, and tailor those treatments to individual skin types. This will provide faster, customizable, and less painful treatment.
For reference, imagine your collagen and elastin to be the web of tissue that provides your skin with its structure. Overtime, this base begins to stretch, wear, and thin out, which negatively impacts the elasticity, structure, and appearance of the skin. Potenza works to reverse that degradation and helps to rebuild that web. Pictures below for reference
- Potenza is the only device of its class that is bipolar and monopolar. With that said, it can deliver deeper and more superficial energy depending on the target area and skin problem. It also makes it safer for all skin types
- Potenza contains its registered Ultra-fine Tiger-Tip needles that provide less pain and faster healing time than other microneedling solutions
- Potenza is an FDA approved for all body parts
- Treatment with Potenza is safe treatment during any time of the year
- Potenza is the only device of its class that provides shallow and deep treatments at the same time. Reducing treatment time and most importantly, reducing pain
- It’s 9 different tips allow for the adaptability to account for different skin types and the problems that they face
Is RF-Microneedling better than Microneedling?
In our professional opinion, absolutely! The results produced for the focused radiofrequency energy generates outstanding results, especially when compared with standard microneedling techniques.
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