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Potenza RF Microneedling vs. SkinPen Microneedling: Which Is Better for You?

Smooth, radiant skin is a goal we all strive for, but unfortunately, many common issues can cause blemished skin. Acne scars, sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and redness are among some of the most common problems — and the most difficult to treat at home. Now, thanks to technology, science, and innovation, there is a way to say goodbye to these issues and achieve flawless skin.

At Tim Sayed MD Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach and La Jolla, we offer microneedling treatments to patients looking to improve their skin without excessive downtime or recovery time. To achieve long-lasting facial rejuvenation, microneedling has become quite popular in the past few years. However, there have been advances in the technology, including the recently introduced Potenza RF microneedling.

Is RF microneedling better than SkinPen microneedling? What are the benefits of each? Read on to learn more.

What Is SkinPen Microneedling?

SkinPen is a clinically proven microneedling device that can smooth wrinkles along the neckline, diminish acne scars, improve skin texture, and so much more. With only three sessions, spaced about a month apart, it can help improve your skin health and appearance. The advanced microneedling tool creates thousands of micro-injuries on the skin’s surface. These injuries act as channels that stimulate the body’s natural healing process, increasing collagen production and cellular turnover. Essentially, this rejuvenation process heals the skin from the inside out.

During this process, your skin goes through three critical stages.

  • Inflammation: Penetrating the skin with microneedling will trigger your body’s immune system to cleanse the wounds, eliminate debris, increase blood flow, and create new tissue.
  • Proliferation: New granulation cells rebuild the micro-wounds, while a new blood vessel system develops.
  • Remodeling: New blood vessels and dermal tissues replace the wounds.

The most notable benefit of SkinPen is that it works on various skin types and textures.

What Is Potenza RF Microneedling?

Potenza RF microneedling offers the added benefit of radiofrequency energy, which targets the deeper layers of skin with a specialized device. This device also features rows of tiny needles, but along with puncturing the skin’s layer, it also delivers radiofrequency energy. This heat stimulates faster collagen and elastin production, resulting in enhanced skin tightening.

Potenza’s Fusion Tip handpiece allows the application of topical agents, providing better penetration of soothing and regenerative products that can enhance recovery and create glowing skin.

Which Treatment Is Better?

Both treatments are highly effective at transforming your skin’s issues with very little downtime. The most significant difference between the two boils down to your specific concerns and what your skin will respond to better. To receive a definitive answer, it’s best to speak with a licensed skin specialist at Tim Sayed MD. We will provide you with our honest opinion of which one we think will better target your skin issues and help you reach your ultimate goals.

Schedule Your Consultation Today!

To learn more about which treatment is right for you, don’t hesitate to call our office at (858) 247-2933 or contact us through our convenient online form to schedule your microneedling consultation today!

It’s Wintertime – Be Kind to Your Skin

Winter can be one of the best times of the year — just not for your skin. In response to the colder weather, you might turn your heater on full blast and take longer, hotter showers. Unfortunately, these winter survival tactics can dry your skin. At the dawn of 2022, the last thing that should be on your to-do list is worrying about the chapped, uncomfortable skin that comes from the cold winter elements — even in sunny California.

While a healthy skin care regimen can go a long way toward ensuring a glowing, healthy complexion, sometimes even the most expensive skin care products cannot reach the damage at the deepest layers of your skin. At Tim Sayed MD Plastic Surgery, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tim Sayed offers an array of options to help protect your skin all winter long and resurface, smooth, and brighten your complexion. Here are a few of our favorites.

HydraFacial

The HydraFacial is a revolutionary three-in-one skin care treatment that provides patients with healthy, hydrated, and glowing skin. The HydraFacial uses a patented Vortex-Fusion delivery system that simultaneously cleanses, exfoliates, extracts, and protects the skin. During this luxurious 30-minute procedure, your provider will pass a handheld wand across your face. Attached to the wand’s tip is a HydraPeel tip technology that delivers Vortex-Fusion treatment to remove impurities and unclog pores while simultaneously applying a nourishing serum. With this all-in-one treatment, you’ll notice a dramatic improvement to your skin’s overall texture, tone, and appearance.

CryoPen

The CryoPen is a handheld device that uses pulsed controlled cold created by nitrous oxide that safely and effectively removes all undesirable skin imperfections. This device is excellent for treating skin concerns, including freckles, sunspots, age and liver spots, warts, and skin tags, while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. CryoPen works by hyper-freezing areas of the skin with pinpoint precision. The nitrous oxide destroys the unwanted skin cells by freezing the fluids inside the cells. Once frozen, the fluid crystallizes, thus rupturing the cell membrane and destroying the cell.

SkinPen Microneedling

SkinPen microneedling is a clinically proven microneedling device that can improve neckline wrinkles, acne scars, discoloration, and textural issues. Done in three sessions, it can help improve skin health and appearance so you can enjoy the confidence boost with soft, even, glowing skin. Our advanced microneedling tool creates thousands of tiny wounds. These act as channels that stimulate the body’s natural healing process while keeping damage to a minimum.

Ready to Enjoy Healthy, Glowing Skin This Winter?

Dr. Tim Sayed is proud to offer plastic surgery to his patients all over Southern California, including San Diego, Newport Beach, Orange County, and Los Angeles. With a heart for ethical care and impeccable surgical skills, talent, and compassion, we work hard to uphold our motto of aesthetics done right. For more information on skin care products, call our office at (858) 247-2933 or contact our office here.

 

The Miracle of Microneedling

Improving your skin’s appearance, texture, or quality doesn’t always have to include procedures that involve excessive downtime or a lengthy recovery period. In the past, surgeries and other aggressive treatments were the only options for improving skin issues like acne scars, discoloration, or early signs of aging. Now, SkinPen microneedling can enhance your facial complexion, reduce the appearance of acne scars, soften wrinkles, and improve skin tone — all without surgical intervention.

How SkinPen Microneedling Transforms the Skin

SkinPen is a microneedling device that has been clinically proven to improve neckline wrinkles, acne marks, dull skin tone and texture, and skin’s overall appearance for patients in their 20s and older. SkinPen microneedling treatments involve three sessions spaced 30 days apart, and involve an advanced tool that creates thousands of microscopic wounds on the skin’s surface.

These tiny injuries act as channels that stimulate the body’s natural healing response while keeping cellular damage to a minimum. They also allow your skin care products to penetrate more fully and provide comprehensive benefits. Microneedling can repair and rejuvenate your skin from the inside out.

Why We Love SkinPen Microneedling

SkinPen microneedling has become our patients’ favorite option for facial rejuvenation due to benefits like these.

  • No downtime: SkinPen microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure. Patients heal quickly and can immediately resume activities like work and household chores. This treatment is ideal for people who don’t have time to miss work for a surgical recovery period.
  • Versatility: Microneedling can simultaneously address many skin concerns, including wrinkles, skin tone irregularities, acne scars, sunspots, skin laxity, stretch marks, and scarring.
  • Long-lasting results: By boosting collagen production, this treatment produces results that last for a long time, often months and even years after your treatment.
  • Pairs well with other treatments: Microneedling can complement other non-surgical procedures like Botox® and dermal fillers for even more comprehensive results.

What to Expect During and After SkinPen Microneedling

We perform minimally invasive microneedling at our beautiful Newport Beach medical spa. Before your procedure, you’ll meet with an experienced member of our team to talk about your skin care concerns and goals and ensure this treatment is the right choice for you. We’re happy to answer any questions you have.

After thoroughly cleansing your skin to remove dirt, oil, makeup, and bacteria, your provider will apply a topical numbing cream to ensure you have a comfortable experience. Once this product has taken effect, your provider will carefully move the microneedling device across the treatment area, allowing small needles to precisely pierce your skin in the desired areas. To conclude your microneedling session, we will wash your skin again, then apply a topical medication or serum to help speed the healing process.

Each SkinPen microneedling session typically takes around 30 minutes to complete, with minimal need for aftercare. We recommend following your usual skin care regimen, limit sun exposure, and use sunscreen while healing. You are free to resume work and other activities immediately.

Achieve the Best Skin of Your Life With SkinPen Microneedling in Newport Beach, CA

To learn more about Dr. Tim Sayed and his team of highly trained skin care experts, don’t hesitate to call (858) 247-2933 or contact us online to schedule your personalized consultation and find out if SkinPen microneedling is right for you!