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!