January 21, 2022

Did Kim Kardashian do RF Microneedling?

Businesswoman, socialite and media sensation, Kim Kardashian, has recently revealed that she has moved on from Kanye West and fallen in love with - Potenza RF Microneedling, to help target and treat aging skin. So it is now safe to say that 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic has something in common with Kim Kardashian - we are in love with Potenza too!The aestheticians at 8 West Clinic were actually lucky enough to receive personal training from the very same person who performed RF Microneedling on Kim Kardashian. So we are ready to help Kim K out when she is on her next trip up to Vancouver and needs a quick RF Microneedling fix.Whether you love Kim K, or not, it’s impossible to argue that she and her sister’s have seemingly won some genetic lottery with their perfect, glowing skin. So while the signs of aging and skin health does rely on some factors such as genetics, other factors such as sun damage, stress and pregnancy can impact your skin in a number of ways. That is why sometimes a gal (or anyone) needs to get a little helping hand, and Kim Kardashian found her skin boost in the form of this revolutionary new treatment - Potenza RF Microneedling.But what is Potenza RF Microneedling exactly? Does it actually work? Is it worth it? And how long does it last? Well, while Kim K’s Instagram page can help show you the stunning results, 8 West is here to explain a bit more about how this innovation in Microneedling can help lead you to that signature Kardashian glow for your skin as well.

What is Potenza RF Microneedling? How does it work?

Kim Kardashian recently revealed that she sought out the help of Los Angeles' own Dr Ashkan Ghavami to improve her “sun spots and age spots.” Potenza RF Microneedling is a perfect treatment for Kim K as it is ideal for any skin type, and any time of the year (especially in sunny LA - as long as you keep your SPF handy). It works by utilizing ultrafine needles that penetrate into the dermis (second layer of the skin), and then delivers either Monopolar or Bipolar energy. This allows the machine to target the specific depth of the skin where age spots and pigmentation lie, and the energy helps to lift the pigment out.

Potenza RF Microneedling has a second advantage beyond being able to lift out pigment, which is stimulating your skin’s collagen and elastin growth. This is done by delivering coagulation (heat) in conjunction with the controlled damage from the ultrafine needles to kick-start the body's natural healing response. But why is Potenza so special, while there are a bunch of treatment options out there for this?While there are a number of different treatments out there that can help with these conditions, such as HALO or Broadband Laser (BBL), Potenza RF Microneedling boasts some technology that the others do not. To begin with, Potenza RF Microneedling can be used at any time of the year, on all skin types, and on active tans. Because of how many laser and light treatments work by targeting certain pigments, or by delivering heat energy to the skin, they can carry a higher risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) for darker skin types. Potenza RF Microneedling controls this by offering Bipolar and Monopolar energy wavelengths, the later of which is a deeper, more focussed delivery of energy - which is safer for darker skin types. This is why Potenza RF Microneedling is perfect for Kim Kardashian’s Armenian skin - as it will not cause PIH.

Is Potenza RF Microneedling worth it and how long does it last?

How much a skin treatment is “worth it” is really in the eye of the beholder, but if someone like Kim Kardashian swears by a skin treatment, it would be fairly safe to say it is very worth it. But don’t take Kim K’s word for it, take a look at these sensational Before and After photos of Potenza RF Microneedling patients.[ngg src="galleries" ids="392" display="basic_imagebrowser"]

Patient Before & After Photos courtesy of Potenza

While Kim Kardashian utilized this machine’s ability to treat sun spots and sun damage, it hosts a variety of benefits - both short term and long term. Due to the highly-customizable nature of this machine, it can treat a number of skin conditions and concerns, such as:

  • Common signs of aging (lines, wrinkles, lost volume)
  • Loose, crepey skin
  • Loss of skin laxity and collagen
  • Stretch marks
  • Vascularity & redness
  • Active acne & acne scarring

The degree of how much this treatment will benefit your skin really does depend on your unique skin type and health, and would require a skin consultation to ensure that Potenza RF Microneedling will deliver the perfect results for your skin. How long the benefits of this treatment last is another one that depends on a number of factors, and what your skin condition or concern is. If you are treating acne scarring, then this will be a permanent result as it will be resurfacing and healing the scars. As for other signs of aging, we unfortunately cannot stop the clock, but we can improve your skin's health and help it fight off these signs as much as possible.8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic is led by dual-board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Thomas Buonassisi, and we offer free comprehensive skin consultations with our expert medical skin aestheticians. Book an appointment with us to determine if Potenza RF Microneedling is the perfect treatment for you, and we can design a custom treatment plan that is as unique as your skin. Call us on (604) 733-1669 or complete this online form to receive a call back to book your complimentary consultation.

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