Collagen is an important protein in your skin, giving it structure, strength and integrity. But the skin gradually loses its ability to produce new collagen with age, making it thinner and less elastic. Obvious signs of declining collagen levels include wrinkles, skin sagging and enlarged pores. Reduced collagen levels can also contribute to scars, stretch marks and uneven pigmentation.

POTENZA™ is a highly customizable form of collagen induction therapy that can reverse common signs of aging on the face and body. This non-invasive treatment combines microneedling with different modes of radiofrequency energy, creating unmatched versatility. Its powerful technology increases collagen production to a greater extent than similar treatments, offering dramatic results to anyone with no downtime needed.


POTENZA™ is the new standard in microneedling with radio frequency (RF). It offers four different RF modes for shallow to deep treatments, allowing for a customized microneedling treatment for your specific skin concerns. POTENZA™ is an excellent option for all skin types to strengthen your collagen and elastin.


  • Gives you tighter, firmer-looking skin
  • Targets blemishes for a smoother, more radiant complexion
  • Provides faster healing time than traditional Microneedling
  • Great for all skin types

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Understanding Microneedling With Radiofrequency

One of the primary causes of skin aging is declining collagen production. Starting in your 20s, your skin’s collagen production declines by about 1% each year. As a result, the skin starts to become thinner and more prone to wrinkling and sagging. While sun exposure, environmental toxins and your health can contribute to declining collagen levels, this process is a normal and inevitable part of growing older.

Collagen induction therapy, also known as microneedling, was designed to reverse common signs of aging by encouraging the skin to produce more collagen. Using a handheld device equipped with tiny needles, this treatment gently punctures the top layer of the skin, triggering the body’s natural healing response to stimulate the production of new tissue and collagen. The result is smoother, tighter and brighter skin.

Most forms of microneedling involve simple handheld devices with small needles. In some cases, topicals or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) are used as well to enhance the efficacy of treatment. Another way to boost the effectiveness of collagen induction therapy is by adding radiofrequency to it. Radiofrequency energy works by heating the deeper layers of your skin to produce greater skin tightening than is possible with microneedling alone.

What Makes POTENZA™ Different?

POTENZA™ is the newest standard in radiofrequency (RF) microneedling by Cynosure®. It is the first to combine monopolar and bipolar radiofrequency at 1 or 2MHz, thus creating four different treatment modes that can help address a wide range of skin issues. In addition, the device comes with ten different microneedling tips and needle alignment options to allow treatment anywhere on the body, any time of the year.

This device’s tips include semi-insulated needles for greater coverage or insulated needles for deep treatment. Additionally, it offers the Fusion Tip with a specialized chamber to deliver 67% more active ingredients deep into the skin. It also offers its unique Tiger Tip with up to 49 semi-insulated needles to treat large areas of skin in a single treatment.

In other words, POTENZA™ offers greater versatility than similar technologies. This means better customization for a wider selection of patients with different skin concerns, goals and needs. POTENZA™ can treat the skin in so many different ways:

  • Minimizing the appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Softening the appearance of pores and acne scars
  • Tightening the skin and reducing sagging
  • Evening out skin tone and erasing blemishes
  • Treating problems on both the face and body

How Does POTENZA™ Work?

The POTENZA™ system features two handpieces, a range of single-use tips and an RF machine. Regardless of which mode or tips are being used, they all involve penetrating the skin with the microneedles and simultaneously delivering RF energy deep into the skin. The microneedles create small channels in the skin that will trigger a healing process that leads to greater collagen levels. The RF energy, however, causes thermal injury deep within the skin for an added collagen boost at depths that offer enhanced skin tightening.

The device’s unique Tiger Tip technology uses semi-insulated needles with four different RF modes to treat more tissue at multiple depths. Its one-of-a-kind Fusion Tip enhances the penetration of the top layers of skin, maximizing your results. The combination of ultrafine needles and heat applied to the targeted area means you’ll see tighter, firmer-looking skin faster with a healing time shorter than traditional microneedling.

Am I a Candidate for POTENZA™?

POTENZA™ is a versatile treatment that is suitable for all skin types. It can also target different skin concerns and be used anywhere on the body at any time of the year. This means that almost anyone can be a candidate for this treatment. If you have any of the following concerns, you can probably benefit from getting POTENZA™ microneedling:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enlarged pores
  • Acne scars
  • Mild skin laxity
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Stretch marks

However, this treatment may not be safe for those with a pacemaker and metal implants. Additionally, this treatment is not recommended for those with active skin infections, who are pregnant or breastfeeding, who have a history of keloid scars or who suffer from bleeding disorders.

The POTENZA™ Experience

Treatment with POTENZA™ is performed in the office and requires very little preparation. Recovery is typically quick with no downtime needed, and the results are visible within weeks.

How to Prepare for Treatment

To prepare for treatment, patients are told to do the following:

  • Stay well-hydrated in the days leading up to your microneedling appointment by drinking eight cups of water daily. Hydrated skin tends to respond better to treatment.
  • Around seven days before treatment, avoid skincare and therapies that may irritate the skin. Examples include retinoids, exfoliating ingredients, skin peels and tanning.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol the day before your treatment.
  • Avoid shaving the treatment area on the day of your appointment since shaving can irritate the skin.

If you have a history of cold sores, take antiviral medications as directed at least one week prior to treatment.

What to Expect During Treatment

Prior to your treatment, our team will numb your skin with a topical anesthetic to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. The ultrafine needles and RF energy are applied directly to the target area to penetrate the top layer of your skin and trigger the body’s natural healing process to generate new collagen and elastin. The number of passes and depth of your treatment varies based on your personal skincare needs and concerns.

POTENZA™ Recovery and Results

You will see tighter, firmer-looking skin and faded blemishes for a smoother, more radiant complexion. Your skin’s collagen and elastin production will increase over the next 4-6 weeks, with optimal results appearing 12 weeks after the last treatment. POTENZA™ offers a faster healing time than traditional microneedling. One of the biggest advantages of this minimally invasive treatment is that it offers long-lasting results, with patients enjoying their rejuvenated skin for years.

The Luminance Difference

At Luminance Regenerative Beauty & Wellness, we want to help you look and feel your very best with the help of minimally invasive but cutting-edge treatments. We offer regenerative therapies such as POTENZA™ to give our San Jose clients healthier, more youthful skin. We also add the highest quality exosomes to our treatments, which harness the natural healing potential of your skin to accelerate your results and brighten your overall complexion.

The POTENZA™ device can be carefully adjusted to meet a wide range of skin concerns on all skin types and tones. Dr. Dhar and her team work closely with you to craft a personalized treatment plan that meets your needs, guiding you on a transformative journey toward younger-looking skin. We invite you to schedule an appointment with us and experience the Luminance difference for yourself.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you wish to have skin that looks and feels younger but want to avoid invasive treatments or long downtimes, we offer POTENZA™ to all our San Jose clients. We will create a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to address your unique skin concerns and goals. To get started with the POTENZA™ microneedling treatment, click here to book your appointment or call our office at 669-201-9853.



Yes, POTENZA™ RF microneedling treatment is safe for all skin types and can treat various skin concerns. It has been approved by the FDA for use on the face and body.


One of the major benefits of this treatment is that there are minimal side effects. When they occur, they include mild pinpoint bleeding, redness, swelling, dryness, scaling and irritation. These usually subside within days of treatment.


A typical POTENZA™ treatment takes about 60 minutes to complete. Patients usually need up to five sessions spaced over four weeks for optimal results.


POTENZA™ requires no downtime, so patients can usually resume their usual routines immediately after treatment. But for best results and to minimize side effects, you may want to avoid direct sun exposure, tanning beds and harsh skincare products for at least 24 hours after treatment.


POTENZA™ is not recommended for patients with pacemakers or defibrillators because the RF energy may interact with their implants. The same holds true for patients with other metal implants. Because it hasn’t been tested for safety during pregnancy and breastfeeding, it should be avoided during this time. Those with active skin infections, bleeding disorders or who are prone to keloid scars should also not get this treatment.


The POTENZA™ system has the longest-lasting results of any microneedling treatment, with results lasting for up to five years with good skincare and healthy lifestyle habits.

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