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 new type of non-surgical, non-invasive method that uses ultrasound technology and the body’s natural healing process to tighten and tone the wobbly or saggy skin on your face.
Different from the gentle king of ultrasound energy that doctors use for imaging babies in the womb, HF (High Frequency) treatment uses high-intensity focused ultrasound waves. Their high concentration enables the technology to get to a specific point below the surface of the skin where it reaches the SMAS layer (muscle layer). Working deep below the surface, HF stimulates the growth of collagen without harming the outer layer of skin. This results in long-lasting firming, and tightening of the skin, after just one treatment.
What is Radio Frequency
Radio Frequency (RF), on the other hand, relies on devices that use radiofrequency waves to convert energy from radio to heat. The energy produced this way heats the skin’s deeper layers to stimulate collagen remodeling response. The radiofrequency used in skincare devices is different from that emitted by your microwave or cell phone, or radar equipment.
RF’s low frequency is closely monitored to ensure that targeted tissues reach the optimal temperature to induce new collagen production and cell regeneration without overheating. This way it can safely penetrate to a deeper level of the skin helping to improve 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.