- Laser goes through the skin from top to target depth
- RF (radio frequency) skips the top layers, bypassing the more vulnerable top layers
Heat is the modifying element in creating more abundant new and vital collagen. Heat typically causes an inflammatory reaction in the skin (though you don’t always see it). This inflammation, in turn, calls up brown pigment in skin that has more natural pigment.
Getting the heat to the area in the skin without triggering post-treatment pigmentation is crucial for skin with more pigment cells. For very light skin, laser or RF are equally safe. But for darker skin, that’s not the case.
Radiofrequency excels at lowering the risk of that pigment reaction (referred to as PIH or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation). Contact us to learn more about the differences and the best options for your goals.