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Review of Potenza Radio Frequency (RF) Microneedling with Renee Kee

Renee and Dr Mark standing at the storefront

Hello everyone! I’m Renee Kee (@reneekee), a beauty influencer in Singapore with a passion for fashion, cosmetics and beauty related content.

I first discovered Halley Medical Aesthetics during my search for solutions to address my concerns about the little bumps on my skin and its overall texture. The numerous positive reviews from satisfied clients convinced me to explore their treatments further. Eager to learn more, I promptly scheduled a consultation with the clinic. The experience has been truly enlightening as I gained insights into their various treatments and how they could help me achieve my best appearance. Read on as I share my journey with Halley Medical Aesthetics! Alternatively,  you can catch it on video below.

Want to watch a video of my journey with Halley? Click here!

Fast forward to the day of consultation!

During the consultation, I shared with Dr Mark Lim on the various concerns that I have about my skin which are mainly the little ‘bumps’ as well as improving my overall skin texture. Who doesn’t want a clean, flawless, and ‘Korean-Glow’ skin right?

I was so impressed with Dr Lim’s attention to detail and patience as I bombarded him with questions. He took the time to make sure that I felt comfortable and confident about my decision, thoroughly explaining each step of the process, potential risks and possible side effects. His calm demeanor and knowledge really put me at ease, and by the end of our consultation, I had a much better understanding about what treatment would be best for me.

After listening to my concerns and analyzing my skin, he highlighted the 3 main issues that my skin was facing:

  • enlarged pores
  • closed comedones over my anterior cheeks
  • small seborrheic keratosis over the sides of my face

With this diagnosis, he then recommended that the treatments: Potenza Radio Frequency (RF) Microneedling and Fractional CO2 Laser were good options for me. As there’s much to cover about these amazing machines and what they can do, I’ll focus on Potenza today!

Firstly you may ask me, “What is Potenza Radio Frequency (RF) Microneedling?”

Simply put, it is a minimally invasive aesthetic treatment that can effectively address various skin concerns. It uses tiny needles to deliver radio frequency energy into the deeper layers of our skin – reaching areas which traditional topical treatments cannot. This helps stimulate collagen production and increases blood circulation within the dermis, resulting in improved skin health, texture and overall appearance over time.

You might also be curious about the benefits of this treatment, this treatment can help:

  • Rejuvenates the skin
  • Minimises pores
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Lifts and tightens the skin
  • Improves acne and acne scars
  • Improves melasma and rosacea

Potenza Radio Frequency (RF) Microneedling Process

After our consultation, I was invited to the treatment room for the Potenza RF Microneedling procedure. The therapist first applied a topical numbing cream to my face and then Dr Lim used the microneedles to deliver energy into the skin, heating up the skin at two different skin depths to stimulate collagen production. This results in firmer, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin. This process also allowed for deeper penetration of active ingredients into the dermis layer of my skin, so that it could receive maximum benefits from the products he used during this step of the procedure. I initially thought that this treatment was only going to be covering my areas of concern, but it actually covered my face, neck and eye area which was a pleasant surprise!

Dr Lim then explained that this treatment involves releasing radiofrequency energy at two different depths:

  • Monopolar RF: This RF wave delivers uniform heat at a controlled depth to deeper levels of the skin
  • Bipolar RF: This RF wave delivers thermal energy at a more concentrated but superficial dermal layer to achieve overall skin revitalisation.

It sounds technical but simply put, the combination of these two RF waves allows Potenza to treat different skin concerns, and is thus a versatile and highly customisable treatment.

Added Boost of Serum Infusion

Dr Lim then went on to explain how I could enhance this treatment by adding serum infusion after the treatment. As my skin has been punctured by microneedles, this leaves the skin prepped for absorbing serums more deeply and not just on a superficial level.

He chose the Rejuran Tone-Up Booster for me, and this extra ‘booster’ helps to replenish lost moisture and nutrients, speed up skin recovery time while also nourishing the skin with specialised ingredients, brightens dull skin, and improves skin texture. Serum infusion can also help reduce redness, inflammation, and irritation caused by the microneedling procedure, as well as intensifying its benefits and improving the overall health of our skin.

I had some worries about the redness and needle marks that could be seen on my skin after the Potenza RF Microneedling procedure.

But Dr Lim assured me that this was normal and that it would subside within a few hours. Besides, the post-treatment skincare and sunblock routine by the therapist seem to help calm the skin as well. Sure enough, he was right – all evidence of the treatment had disappeared within a few hours, leaving me with glowing, healthy-looking skin!

He also recommended using Halley’s Brilliance Super Recovery Cream which contains centella asiatica, green tea, and grape seed oil which can help accelerate skin healing.

“So, how did you maintain your results?”

For the most optimal results, Dr Lim suggested two to four sessions done once a month. Results are most optimal two to three months after the last treatment.

I also incorporated facial exercises into my daily skincare routine as they help to tone and strengthen your facial muscles, leading to overall healthier-looking skin.


Just Look At My Before After Image!

Keep in mind that this treatment was done in conjunction with the Fractional CO2 Laser, which you can read more about here.


Just Look at the Reduction of the Little “Bumps”!

As you can tell, the little “bumps” on my face, especially around my nose have become way less obvious! The closed comedones around the sides of my cheeks are also gone so now my skin looks overall smoother and less textured!

To conclude, I’m so pleased with how my consultation at Halley Medical Aesthetics turned out – it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! The entire procedure was virtually painless and I left the clinic feeling incredibly pleased with my results. My skin already looks brighter, more refined, and healthier than ever.

Follow Up Treatment

Update: I headed back to Halley Medical Aesthetics for a follow up treatment and I noticed that my skin looks even smoother and healthier after the second session! Having already experienced the Potenza RF microneedling treatment once, I felt even more comfortable during the session and took the opportunity to simply relax and unwind. I will definitely be continuing the treatments to reap its full benefits!

Overall, the staff is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about what they do, and they take genuine interest in their clients. The treatment I received was personalised to my needs and delivered with precision and care, resulting in long-lasting results. I am so happy with my skin now – thank you Dr Lim!


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