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Skin Revitalization Specialist

Mirela Cernaianu, MD -  - Integrative and Holistic Women's Health

Hera Healthcare

Mirela Cernaianu, MD

Integrative and Holistic Women's Health & Minimally Invasive Aesthetic Center located in Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, CA

The amount of time and money you spend on your skin care routine doesn’t always translate to a flawless complexion. Whether you struggle with fine lines and wrinkles or acne scars, Dr. Mirela Cernaianu uses the most advanced skin revitalization technology to address your skin concerns at Hera Healthcare in the Westlake Village area of Thousand Oaks, California. With the state-of-the-art Cynosure® Potenza™ radiofrequency microneedling treatment, Dr. C can tighten skin, reduce wrinkles, and minimize the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Call her office or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Skin Revitalization Q & A

What is skin revitalization?

Skin revitalization refers to nonsurgical treatments that strive to return your skin to its natural state. Over time, your skin naturally loses the firmness and elasticity it had when you were younger. 

Age, sun exposure, makeup, genetics, and other lifestyle and environmental factors all leave their mark on your skin. Skin revitalization treatments can help erase this damage, reducing the appearance of lines, hyperpigmentation, and more.


At Hera Healthcare, Dr. C uses the latest Cynosure technology to effectively tighten and revitalize your skin without surgery. The Potenza microneedling treatment combines microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) energy to target a broad range of skin concerns. 


Potenza treatments are quick and cost-effective compared to laser therapy. This microneedling device also requires less downtime than laser treatments.

How will microneedling with RF energy revitalize my skin?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that uses a device with hair-thin needles to create microtears on the surface of your skin. These microscopic wounds spark your body’s natural healing response to create the skin-tightening proteins collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin. 

While microneedling is an effective skin revitalization treatment on its own, the Potenza device combines it with RF energy to intensify the process. RF energy heats the deeper layers of your skin to tighten them while further increasing your collagen and elastin production.

What can Potenza skin revitalization treat?

What makes Potenza different from other skin revitalization devices is that it treats virtually all skin types. These treatments aren’t restricted to the face and neck, either. 

Dr. C uses the Potenza device to enhance and tighten skin anywhere on your body, during any time of the year. Talk to Dr. C about revitalizing your skin with Potenza if you have:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Sun damage
  • Brown spots
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Skin laxity

Skin revitalization treatments with Potenza can even minimize the appearance of stretch marks.

What happens during a skin revitalization treatment?

Most Potenza treatments take about 45 minutes. About 30 minutes before your treatment, Dr. C applies a numbing anesthetic to your skin for maximum comfort during your visit. Once your skin feels numb, she runs the device over your skin. 

Most people experience a light pressure or slight stinging sensation, but the treatment shouldn’t be painful.

How long until I see results with Potenza skin revitalization?

It typically takes at least two weeks to see visible results with Potenza. For optimal results, Dr. C recommends scheduling three to four sessions, spaced about six weeks apart. You should start to see tighter, brighter skin within two to six months. 

Because microneedling with RF energy is minimally invasive, you can return to Dr. C annually for maintenance treatments.

To schedule an appointment for Potenza with Dr. C, call Hera Healthcare or book a visit online today.