Are you ready to minimize the appearance of scars, acne, wrinkles, and more with a groundbreaking new microneedling technique?

Potenza™ incorporates radiofrequency energy for faster and more dramatic results than traditional microneedling.

Find out how Dr. James E. Murphy and his team in Reno, NV, can help you achieve the smooth, glowing skin you desire.

The New Standard in Radiofrequency Microneedling

Faster Results

Potenza microneedling provides quicker and more noticeable results than traditional microneedling procedures by targeting the skin's outermost tissue layer with a combination of microneedles and radiofrequency energy. Patients also experience faster healing with minimal downtime.

More Versatile

Potenza can address wrinkles, scars, acne scars, scarring, stretch marks, and blemishes anywhere on the body. Popular treatment areas include the face, abdomen, and neck.

Suitable for All Skin Types

This microneedling treatment is customizable for any area of the body, any time of the year, and all skin types. Whether you want to counteract wrinkles and other signs of aging or decrease the size of your pores, Potenza can help you reach your goals.

Achieve Stunning Results With Potenza

Dr. James E. Murphy's patient before potenza
Before Potenza Treatment
Dr. James E. Murphy's patient after potenza
After Potenza Treatment
This patient wanted to reduce the appearance of her acne and acne scars. After Potenza, her skin is glowing and looks significantly healthier.
Using ultrafine needles and radiofrequency (RF) to penetrate the top layer of the skin, the Fusion Facial treatment delivers topicals into the deep layers of the skin to revitalize, tighten, and give your skin an extra boost. 

How Does It Work?


A topical anesthetic or numbing cream is applied to ensure your comfort. Patients may feel a slight stinging sensation from the needles, but the discomfort is minimal. We offer self-administered nitrous oxide to provide an extra layer of reassurance for patients with sensitive skin, or those who are nervous about treatment.


Once the patient is numb, the microneedles are gently pressed against the skin. The tiny needles penetrate the tissue while delivering radiofrequency energy to the treatment area. This triggers the body's natural repair process and stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, resulting in powerful rejuvenation.


Collagen and elastin rebuild within four to six weeks. After about 12 weeks, the full effects of Potenza treatment become apparent. We generally recommend three sessions for best results, but this varies by case. We'll recommend a treatment timeline during your initial consultation at our Reno plastic surgery office and med spa.

Reveal Your Skin's Potential With Potenza Treatment

Our skin has a natural ability to produce collagen and elastin, proteins that give us a healthy, supple complexion. However, production can decrease due to age or other factors, like UV damage or stress.

If you want to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging, FDA-cleared Potenza treatment boosts collagen and elastin production using radiofrequency technology and microneedling for a younger-looking, radiant complexion.

Turn Back the Clock With Potenza

Dr. James E. Murphy's patient before potenza
Before Potenza Treatment
Dr. James E. Murphy's patient after potenza
After Potenza Treatment
This patient came to our Reno, NV, office looking for a nonsurgical dermatology procedure that would minimize the wrinkling on her neck. After exploring treatment options like facials, peels, and laser treatment, we decided Potenza was a good fit for her goals and she is happy with the results.

Ask Us About Financing

Interested in Potenza but concerned about the cost? We offer financing through CareCredit® and ALPHAEON® to make microneedling treatment affordable. To learn more, contact our Reno plastic surgery office and med spa serving Reno and Lake Tahoe, NV.

"I just had my first Potenza Microneedling... I am 67 years old, so I HAD quite a bit of wrinkles on my face & neck. The procedure was a breeze... I did inhale laughing gas as she did the microneedling procedure, so there was absolutely NO PAIN. My face & neck already have shown GREAT improvement just over the past few days. I am VERY PLEASED with microneedling. It works, and there really is no down time. My face was red for about 2 hours. I look forward to my next two treatments." Mary Connolly
Dr. James Murphy

Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa

Dr. James Murphy is a highly trained, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has been in practice 25 years. He serves patients throughout Reno and Lake Tahoe and is affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including: 

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons 
  • American College of Surgeons 
  • American Medical Association 
  • Reno Surgical Society

Schedule your consultation today by contacting us online or call (775) 322-3446. Se habla español. If you would like to text us during business hours, we can respond via text to you. You can also send pictures to us with questions.

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