Harold E. Beam, M.D. is proud to offer patients the newest microneedling treatment, Potenza™, which offers superior technology and exceptional results. With this treatment, patients can address a variety of cosmetic concerns quickly and with minimal downtime. We welcome patients from Glastonbury, Hartford, New Britain, New Haven and surrounding areas of Connecticut.
What is Potenza™?
Potenza™ is the newest microneedling technology from Cynosure®, an industry leader in cosmetic systems. The Potenza™ treatment is the first to combine microneedling and two types of radiofrequency technology into a single treatment. The benefits of microneedling are significant as a standalone treatment, stimulating collagen production, tightening the skin and offering a range of other benefits. When combined with radiofrequency technology, these benefits are magnified, producing greater results in fewer treatments. But, most of these treatments fall short, using limited radiofrequency technology. Potenza™ is setting a new standard for microneedling + radiofrequency with this first-of-its-kind treatment solution.
Potenza™ is an ideal treatment solution for the following cosmetic concerns:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin laxity
- Blemishes, age spots and other discoloration
- And more
How Much Does Potenza™ Cost in Glastonbury, CT?
The cost of Potenza™ will vary by patient, as different patients will require different approaches and a varying number of treatment sessions. Dr. Beam can discuss your goals and desires to determine the cost of your procedure at your initial consultation. For your convenience, we offer easy financing through Prosper Healthcare Lending and CareCredit® in addition to accepting cash, money orders, most credit cards, and checks.
How Does Potenza™ Work?
Potenza™ is designed around the proven efficacy of microneedling. With this technique, small needles are used to puncture the skin’s surface. These incredibly small injuries cause no permanent damage, they just create a temporary wound to trigger a healing response from the body. In reaction, the body will produce collagen to heal the area, rejuvenating the skin in the process. Since the injuries are small, the healing process happens very quickly, and leaves the body with a surplus of collagen to strengthen and rejuvenate the surrounding areas of the skin.
Potenza™ is unique in that it also combines multiple types of radiofrequency energy with the microneedling process. During treatment, the Potenza™ device will deliver radiofrequency energy beneath the skin’s surface. In addition to the benefits of the microneedling process, this energy triggers immediate skin tightening and enhances collagen-stimulating benefits. This is why Potenza™ is capable of delivering more significant results in fewer treatments.
What is the Potenza™ Treatment Like?
The Potenza™ treatment is much like any other microneedling treatment. First, a topical anesthetic is applied to the skin to minimize any discomfort during the treatment process. Then, the Potenza™ handpiece will be used to create tiny punctures in the skin’s surface via microneedles. While these microneedles are beneath the skin’s surface, the handpiece will emit a range of radiofrequency energies. This process triggers immediate skin tightening while also enhancing the collagen stimulating effects of treatment. Then, the handpiece is moved to a new location in the skin and the process is repeated. Once the entire treatment area has been addressed, the procedure is complete.
What Can I Expect After My Potenza™ Treatment?
With the combination of multiple radiofrequency energy types, Potenza™ offers a faster recovery process and fewer side effects than traditional microneedling. You can expect some mild redness or sensitivity in the skin for a few days, although these side effects heal quickly and should not limit your ability to follow your usual skincare routine and lifestyle. Within one to two weeks, your skin will be completely healed, and some of your results will already be visible.
However, the bulk of your results will continue to develop in the weeks following treatment and may not be fully visible for as long as three months. Collagen production is a gradual process, so you can expect continued improvements in skin health over the months following your treatment. These improvements may continue to develop for as long as six months following treatment, and may be accelerated with additional treatments.
Am I A Good Candidate for Potenza™?
Potenza™ is a powerful microneedling technique that may be the superior option for any patient seeking the benefits of microneedling treatments. However, the best way to determine your candidacy for this treatment is to discuss your treatment needs and goals with Dr. Beam. During your initial consultation, you can determine if Potenza™ is the best option for you, and if it is, he can help you get started with treatment.
To learn more about the Potenza™ treatment or determine if you are a good fit for this procedure, contact us today to schedule your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon, Harold E. Beam, M.D. We are proud to serve the men and women living in Hartford, New Haven, Glastonbury, New Britain and the surrounding communities of Connecticut.