As humans advance in age, the elasticity of our skin is being lost and our youthfulness begins to lose its glow. This can leave us looking older than our inner selves. Wrinkles are a very natural part of growing older, and there’s no reason to dread getting them. However, while we should always embrace and love our skin and body at any age, there’s no need to feel bad about wanting to hold on to a few youthful benefits. There is no vanity in wanting to look more attractive.
What is High Frequency?
High Frequency is a cutting-edge, non-surgical, and non-invasive method that employs ultrasound technology in conjunction with the body’s natural healing process to tighten and tone loose or sagging skin on the face. Unlike the milder ultrasound energy utilized by doctors for imaging babies in the womb, High Frequency (HF) treatment harnesses high-intensity focused ultrasound waves. The high concentration of these waves allows the technology to target a specific point beneath the skin’s surface, reaching the SMAS layer (muscle layer).
What Does High Frequency do for the Skin?
By working deep below the surface, High Frequency stimulates collagen growth without damaging the outer layer of skin. This results in long-lasting firming and tightening of the skin after just a single treatment.
What is Radio Frequency?
Radio Frequency (RF) is a technology that uses devices which convert energy from radio waves into heat. The energy generated in this manner heats the deeper layers of the skin to stimulate a collagen remodeling response. The radio frequency employed in skincare devices is distinct from that emitted by microwaves, cell phones, or radar equipment.
What Does Radio Frequency do for the Skin?
RF’s low frequency is carefully monitored to ensure that targeted tissues achieve the optimal temperature for inducing new collagen production and cell regeneration without overheating. This allows it to safely penetrate deeper levels of the skin, helping to enhance its tone and structure.
High Frequency vs Radio Frequency
High-frequency devices release highly concentrated ultrasonic energy that is delivered deep into the skin tissue, causing very precise thermal coagulation that reaches the SMAS layer. Delivering tiny deposits of focused ultrasound energy, it precisely heats a specific location in a brief period. Your skin responds to this energy by stimulating its deep dermal tissue to produce new compact collagen fibres. This, in turn, leads to a gradual tightening and improvement of your skin elasticity and firmness. As the skin tightens, wrinkles and lines become less visible. The texture of the skin is improved as it becomes smooth, shiny, and firm.
Radio Frequency, on the other hand, is a laser that treats the dermis, the middle layer of the skin, with concentrated heat. RF penetrates no further than 3mm deep into skin tissues selectively heating it to promote two types of responses. However, the deeper the penetration, the less impact of the heat, and so this treatment has its limits.
The waves emitted carry heat and energy deep into the skin, which has a positive effect on the lymphatic and vascular systems by increasing the fluid flow through the cells. Heating in this area, without damaging the outer layers of the skin, causes microscopic changes to the tissues and collagen contraction. This stimulates subsequent collagen production over the ensuing months and results in the immediate tightening of skin tissues. By improving deep blood circulation, RF also gives your skin a natural glow and enhances the skin’s luminosity.
The first and most obvious way in which RF differs from HF is that they use different technologies to heat up the deep skin tissues. HF delivers more precise and more intense fractional ultrasound energy while RF is based on a bulk heating strategy.
Another difference is that each technology works in different, but partially overlapping skin layers. HF goes much deeper into and beyond the dermis, being able to reach the SMAS layer. RF, on the other hand, will not go as deep as HF. It focuses on epidermal layers and does not go beyond the deep dermis.