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The Lowdown on RF Microneedling

RF microneedling is an innovative treatment that combines the skin resurfacing benefits of traditional microneedling with controlled radiofrequency energy to remodel the skin from the inside out.

At Coast Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center, we use Potenza™ — a unique RF microneedling device that delivers RF energy to the dermis through Tiger Tip™ semi-insulated microneedles. Utilizing four different RF modes and one-of-a-kind microneedle technology for enhanced topical penetration, Potenza offers Laguna Beach, CA, patients a quick, safe, and effective way to rejuvenate their skin without going under the knife.

Benefits of a Potenza RF microneedling treatment

Potenza RF microneedling combines two powerful skin-renewing modalities (microneedling and RF energy) to effectively penetrate the deeper layers of the skin. It stimulates collagen and elastin production to renew the skin while also leaving its outer layer intact. 

Potenza treatments are highly customizable to your needs and are able to be performed on all skin types, on any part of the body, and during any time of the year. An RF microneedling treatment using Potenza can provide the following benefits:

  • Smooths and firms the skin
  • Improves the skin’s tone and texture
  • Treats wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scars
  • Tightens loose or sagging skin
  • Reduces skin irregularities
  • Is a minimally invasive treatment
  • Creates minimal downtime
  • Is safe for all skin types
  • Can be combined with other cosmetic treatments, such as lasers and injectables
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What is an RF microneedling treatment like? 

Before a Potenza treatment session, your provider will apply topical numbing cream to the treatment area. They will then use the Potenza device to gently stamp your skin with its microneedles. You will feel a light pricking sensation when the microneedles puncture your skin.

The microneedles will deliver controlled RF energy to the dermis layers of your skin, heating them to stimulate collagen production. Your provider may apply a calming serum or mask to your skin after using the device. The entire procedure typically takes 45 minutes or less to complete. 

RF microneedling is a safe procedure, and most patients experience minimal downtime after their treatment. Any skin redness, swelling, or tenderness should resolve within 2-3 days, with full skin recovery within 5 days. Many patients can resume all their normal activities, including skincare and makeup routines, a day following the procedure.

Should I consider RF microneedling?

You should consider RF microneedling if you have concerns about early signs of aging, minor scarring, skin laxity, uneven skin tone and texture, sun-damaged skin, or large pores, and would like a minimally invasive approach to refresh and rejuvenate your skin.

If you’re considering RF microneedling with Potenza, our board-certified dermatologists in Laguna Beach, CA, can assess your skin and discuss your goals to determine if the procedure is right for you.

How to choose your provider for your RF microneedling treatment

While RF microneedling is a very safe procedure, the quality of your results will depend on your provider’s level of experience. 

Here are some things to consider when choosing a provider for your RF microneedling treatment:

  • Referrals: Ask friends or colleagues who’ve tried RF microneedling about their experience with their procedures and providers.
  • Reputation: Do your research and read patient reviews of a potential provider.
  • Certifications: Check the provider’s educational background, training, and years of experience.
  • Consultations: Meet with a potential provider and ask about their experience with RF microneedling. Ask for before and after photos, and make sure you feel comfortable with your provider.

Let Coast Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center help you achieve all your cosmetic goals

Coast Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center has been providing cosmetic and medical dermatology services to patients in Laguna Beach, CA, and surrounding areas such as Laguna Niguel and Monarch Beach since 1989.

With our practice having nearly 35 years of dermatology experience and a team of board-certified dermatologists, our patients can be confident that their skin care needs are being addressed by experts.

Contact Dr. Glenn Goldberg at Coast Dermatology today to learn more about how Potenza RF microneedling and our other skin rejuvenation procedures can enhance the appearance of your skin.


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