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Looking for a skincare treatment that can make you look younger and fresher? This is it! Potenza is an innovative microneedling and radiofrequency treatment that helps regenerate collagen & elastin. Check out my Potenza Microneedling review and before and after pictures and learn if this procedure might be right for you.

This post is sponsored by Cynosure and as always all opinions are my own.

Brunette woman in turquoise shirt smiling.
Potenza Microneedling is a great treatment for women over 40!

As many of you know, I am really passionate about all things beauty and especially about sharing products and treatments that can help midlife women like me look and feel their best.

Well, I am super excited to share my latest RAVE, an innovative transformative professional skincare treatment that can take years off your face and make you look younger and fresher than you have in years!

Benefits of Microneedling

Microneedling is a common beauty treatment where small needles cause micro-wounds on the skin which stimulates healing and the growth of collagen and elastin. It’s a great procedure to help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It can also help to improve the look of acne scars and overall skin texture.

There are a few different types of microneedling which include those done at a med spa on a more surface level, with a nurse for deeper penetration and more pronounced results as well as some home microneedling tools.

The type you choose depends on the overall needs of your skin and the outcome you desire.

Why Potenza Microneedling

Allow me to introduce you to Potenza by Cynosure Lasers, the first FDA-cleared four-mode radiofrequency (RF) microneedling treatment that uses ultra-fine needles and radiofrequency energy to penetrate the top layer of your skin and trigger your body’s natural healing process to help regenerate new collagen and elastin.

By combining radiofrequency technology with microneedling, Potenza helps your skin heal much faster than if you had microneedling alone (which means minimal downtime!) and it also gives you beautiful, youthful revitalized skin.

Potenza can be customized to treat a wide variety of skin concerns on your face and body. Whether you want to tighten and firm your skin (through soft tissue coagulation), minimize the common signs of aging or reduce blemishes, Potenza can tap into your skin’s youthful potential after only a few treatments.

And unlike other skin revitalization treatments, Potenza can be performed on all skin types, anywhere on the body and anytime of the year.

Doesn’t this treatment sound amazing?!! Well, the beauty junkie in me could not wait to try Potenza because as I have gotten older, gravity has taken its toll on my face and neck.

For these reasons, I have been on the hunt for a non-invasive treatment that would be able to refresh my skin and Potenza was exactly what I was looking for!

Potenza Microneedling Review

Doctor using a Potenza Microneedling device on a woman's face to revitalize the look of her skin.
Several Potenza treatments are suggested for best results.

Getting the Treatment

I had my first Potenza treatment in early December at Profiles Beverly Hills (love the personable, talented, top-notch docs at this practice!) and I was pleasantly surprised by how seamless and minimally painful it was.

Does Microneedling Hurt

To make the treatment more comfortable, they numb you 30 minutes prior to your treatment so that the whole experience is relatively comfortable. Honestly, I felt a little bit of zapping and zinging during the procedure but it was totally tolerable.

After Microneedling

Post-treatment, I had minimal redness and swelling. I was absolutely fine by the next day. In my opinion, one of the perks of Potenza is that there is no downtime!

How Long Before Results

About a month or so after treatment, the skin revitalization magic starts to happen! This is the sweet spot where elastin and collagen start rebuilding and you begin to see a noticeable difference in your skin. However, it typically takes about 12 weeks after your last treatment to see optimal results.

How Many Treatments Do You Need

After each Potenza treatment, I began to notice cumulative and encouraging results. After three treatments, my skin looked younger, brighter and more refreshed and I was really beginning to like what I saw in the mirror.

However, the doctor thought that I could benefit from one additional Potenza treatment (and I agreed!), especially in my jowl and neck area, so we decided to do a fourth treatment as the icing on cake.

After having four Cynosure Potenza RF Microneedling treatments, I am absolutely THRILLED with my final results! Check out my incredible before and after pictures and see for yourself.

Potenza Before and After Pictures

Potenza Microneedling Before and after photos of a woman.
Before and after photos of my Potenza Microneedling.

When I look at this side-by-side comparison of how my face and skin looked 6 months ago versus now, I can see a HUGE difference! In my opinion, my skin looks fresher, younger, brighter, tighter*.

In my before picture, I really notice how both age and gravity have taken their toll on my skin. But now it looks revitalized, radiant, and smoother! I feel like my face looks like someone turned back the hands of time and I look years younger!

I love that these results are subtle yet significant at the same time; it’s the kind of treatment where someone thinks that you look really good (and NOT fake or DONE) but they can’t quite put their finger on what is different!

Side view of a woman, before and after having Potenza Microneedling done.
The Potenza tool is great for most areas of the body!

I also really notice a nice difference is in my neck area.

Potenza microneedling before and after pictures of a woman.
I loved the results of my microneedling treatments.

If you are looking for effective but subtle ways to tighten* your skin and make it look younger, and you like what you see as much as I do, then I highly recommend getting a series of Potenza treatments to transform your skin.

I also wanted to mention that Cynosure also has a wonderful portfolio of other amazing state-of-the-art skin revitalization treatments and if Potenza isn’t right for you, I bet they have another treatment that might be a fit.

Click HERE to learn more about Potenza as well as the other amazing treatments that Cynosure offers.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does Potenza microneedling last?

After the initial treatments, the results can last for up to 5 years. Many doctors recommend scheduling additional treatments, over time, to maintain the best results.

Is Potenza Microneedling Painful?

Everyone has a different pain tolerance. For me, the pain was not awful. While I wouldn’t want to have it done without the numbing cream, it was tolerable and over pretty quickly since the whole process takes under an hour.

What is Potenza used for?

I used Potenza to revitalize my skin on my neck and face. But one of the great things about this device is that you can do this procedure on just about any area of the body. Some people use it to treat stretch marks and other uneven skin found elsewhere on the body.

How many RF Microneedling treatments do I need?

While it is usually suggested that each patient do 3-4 treatments, it’s best to have a consultation to discuss your dream results and get a plan created just for you.

Final results of 4 Potenza Microneedling treatments on a smiling woman.

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*The Potenza radiofrequency microneedling device is intended for electrocoagulation and hemostasis of soft tissue for dermatologic conditions. Potential side effects include temporary redness, temporary tingling, and a burning sensation while receiving treatment. Like all medical procedures, not all patients are suitable for the treatment. Talk to your medical provider about the risks and benefits of this procedure. A qualified practitioner is solely responsible for evaluating each subjects suitability to undergo treatment and for informing those being treated about any risks involved with the treatment, pre-and postoperative care, and any other relevant information. Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.

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63 Comments

  1. Thank you! I did hear that procedures with heat, if not done properly can burn fat on the face? Have you noticed anything like that? My face does appear thinner, but it also may be a coincidence that my fillers are dissolving? I am not sure but it make me a bit nervous to do number 3?

    1. I’d definitely talk through your concerns with your practitioner and see what makes the most sense for you and your process.

  2. You look fabulous!!! Wow!!! I just did my second Protenza a few weeks ago. My third is scheduled this month! I think I’m seeing some results but good to know the best is yet to come! Love your review!!! Very tolerable and no recovery! Waiting is the hardest part and hoping you spent your money wisely. I am now very hopeful and do see some subtle changes in some wrinkles and the texture of my skin. I am hoping to see more in the next month or so. Reading your review definitely helped my anxiety and or buyers remorse. Lol. Thank you!!!! You are fabulous!!!

    1. Glad you’re loving it. As with everything, it does take time but it’s worth it! Enjoy the process..

  3. Will it help with the saggy skin on the sides of the mouth as well as upper and lower lip lines? What about 11’s and forehead lines? Thanks! Warm regards 🙏💕

  4. Judith Luce says:

    Wow that was amazing… I love your results.

  5. You look radiant and like it works for you. That’s wonderful!

      1. Do you know what they charge per treatment? You look great!

  6. Emman Damian says:

    This is the first time I heard about Potenza. It seems like a great treatment. I hope my best friend can try it.

    1. This is such a great treatment, it’s worth sharing! LMK if she decides to try it

  7. I’ve never heard of this treatment before, but it sounds effective! You look great!

  8. How interesting – I was not familiar with this procedure. That is great that you had such wonderful results.

  9. Yeah Lifestyle says:

    Such a huge difference especially when you have shared both the before and after photos. The treatment really works.

  10. Woah what a difference! I want to try this!

  11. I absolutely see a difference. I have to check this procedure out and see where they offer it locally.

    1. If I can help in anyway don’t hesitate to ask

  12. I need to give this a try! I have some skin issues that I think this would really help with. You look amazing in those afters!

  13. Marc Dioso says:

    It look so good treatment and you can see the improvement and changes of your skin very nice

    1. They make such a wonderful difference in your skin

  14. Wow these are incredible before and after pics! I’ve never heard of Potenza but I’m interested!

    1. Let me know if I can answer anymore questions for you

  15. Brianna S says:

    Woah!! What a difference! You look amazing.

  16. Those results are great. I definitely need something like this for my neck area. Will have to check if there is a treatment available near where I live.

    1. Yes, it is hard to make a difference in the neck area but this treatment really helped

  17. Catherine says:

    The results are incredible! I can see the difference immediately! Your skin looks flawless.

    1. Awwww it’s nice that people can see the difference

  18. It looks like the overall texture of your skin has improved. I can definitely tell around the neck area and the eyes. I am intrigued!

    1. Yes it is subtle but such a nice difference!

  19. I love microneedling! It has completely changed my skin for the better.

    1. If you love microneedling, you should definitely look into Potenza because the addition of radio frequency really amps up the results!

  20. Wow, the results speak for themselves. I’ll have to look into this for myself.

    1. These pictures really tell the whole story!

  21. I only tried microneedling once. I think if done correctly, you can get some amazing benefits!

    1. It really takes multiple treatments to see a difference

  22. Wanda Lopez says:

    Thanks for sharing this information. I am also in the hunt for non-invasive treatments for my face and neck. I will definitely do more research.

    1. You should definitely add Potenza to your list of non-invasive treatments to look into

  23. Wow! What a wonderful treatment with great results! You look great! Skin care is indeed so important nowadays!

    1. I am so happy with how this changed my skin

  24. Ivan Jose says:

    I have to agree that your skin improved a lot since starting the treatment. This is much better than using creams alone.

    1. Nothing from a jar can give you results like these 🙂

      1. Ivan Jose says:

        Yes, that’s true. I think a lot of women would appreciate getting the glow that you have. I know my wife would.

  25. You can really see the difference in the before and after shots. Amazing what a treatment like this can do for you!

    1. I am so happy to share these impressive results

  26. You can really see a difference here. I would love to try this out too. Looks like something I need to look in to.

    1. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out!

  27. Tara Pittman says:

    That is an amazing change to your face. I can see the wrinkle fading.

    1. I am so glad it shows, it feels good to have a more youthful appearance

  28. You look great! I’m a big fan of microneedling. I’ve been doing it for a while now, and it’s been a huge difference for me.

    1. You might want to checkout Potenza, it takes microneedling to the next level with the addition of radio frequency 🙂

  29. Oh, wow. That is a big difference. I had no idea that microneedling actually worked. I really thought it was just a made up thing. Learn something new every day!

    1. You bet it works, the pictures are proof of that!

  30. Wow, you can really see the difference. This is the first time I’ve heard of this treatment and I’ll have to look into it more.

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