Cynosure RF Microneedling System Cleared in Canada

Potenza, Cynosure’s RF microneedling system, has been cleared by Health Canada.

Cynosure, a medical aesthetics company, recently announced the clearance of its Potenza radiofrequency (RF) microneedling system by Health Canada.1

The Potenza devices’ 4 modes—monopolar or bipolar, delivered at either 1 MHz or 2 MHz frequency—offers more customized microneedling treatments for patients and allows physicians to deliver both shallow and deep treatments on a single system. The device's monopolar RF mode delivers energy across a large area of tissue for deep heating and skin tightening through soft tissue coagulation for the whole body and in all skin types.

The bipolar RF mode offers a more concentrated delivery of energy to treat superficial tissue and provides skin revitalization results. The device is also equipped with Tiger Tip technology, the first semi-insulated needles of its design which allows practitioners to expand the treatment zone and address more tissue per treatment, leading to faster sessions for patients without consequences, according to the company. The device also has a single-needle handpiece designed to target and improve active acne.

The Fusion Tip is the newest addition to the Potenza system. It uses a dual-air chamber design to capture and release air toward the skin with every pulse. This design allows the penetration of topicals into the skin at a 67% better rate, according to Cynosure. Practitioners can maximize topical penetration while tightening the skin through soft tissue coagulation with the use of the tip.

"We're constantly challenging ourselves to drive innovation forward and deliver differentiated technologies that allow our customers to provide better, more customizable treatments for their patients," said Todd Tillemans, CEO of Cynosure, Westford, Massachusetts. "The Fusion Tip is the first and only RF microneedling tip on the market designed to enhance the penetration of topicals deeper into the dermis, improving the quality of your skin. This is a real game-changer for RF microneedling, and we're proud to be at the forefront of this next-level technology."

Additionally, Deanne Mraz Robinson, dermatologist, Modern Dermatology in Westport, Connecticut said: "Potenza's new Fusion Tip enables me to confidently deliver topicals deeper in the dermis, allowing me to reach where it matters most. By enhancing the penetration of topicals into the skin, I am able to maximize patient results." 

Procedures are recommended to be done with 3 to 5 treatments at roughly 4 to 6 weeks apart but, patients may notice improvements in their skin after the first or second treatment and will continue to see improvements 6 to 12 months post-treatment. 

Potenza RF Microneedling System is commercially available in Canada and only compatible with Cynosure's Potenza device. Click here to learn more

Reference:

1. Cynosure launches best-in-class Potenza RF microneedling system with new fusion tip for enhanced topical penetration in Canada. Cision PR Newswire. Press release. Published October 6, 2021. Accessed October 14, 2021. https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/cynosure-launches-best-in-class-potenza-tm-rf-microneedling-system-with-new-fusion-tip-tm-for-enhanced-topical-penetration-in-canada-884755918.html