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Laser Therapy vs. Radiofrequency Aesthetic Treatments

Modesto Aesthetics and Laser has one of the largest collections in the region of innovative laser and radio frequency devices. We think it is important to understand the difference in aesthetic lasers and how they compare to radio frequency devices, also known as RF. Both technologies treat a variety of cosmetic concerns and skin issues. Many of these devices are also FDA-cleared to treat a large variety of skin conditions. We pride ourselves on being able to offer our clients the latest technology for multiple treatments with lasers and radio frequency. 

So, What’s the Difference Between Laser Therapy and Radiofrequency? 

Minimally invasive and non-surgical treatments are in high demand within the beauty and aesthetic medicine industry. Some of the most sought-after treatments include both radiofrequency and lasers. Lasers and radiofrequency both use heat and help smooth skin, stimulate collagen, and fight the visible signs of aging. Many times, results can overlap. However, most have distinct advantages and are extremely helpful when creating a custom treatment plan to meet the goals and expectations of our patients. 

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy uses laser energy to address multiple skin concerns and conditions. The texture and tone of skin can be dramatically enhanced, including resurfacing the skin by using pulse light energy into the skin. The wavelength and energy vary from the type of laser and the manufacturer. Laser technology can change dramatically in as little as six months. Lasers also have two different uses when referring to skin rejuvenation. Non-ablative lasers can penetrate the deep layers of the skin, while ablative lasers can resurface the outer layers of the skin. Fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, unwanted hair, and tattoo removal are just a few categories lasers treat. 

Radiofrequency Treatments (RF) 

The growth of radio frequency aesthetic treatments is tremendous, and many devices offer minimally invasive and minimal downtime technology. One distinct difference is that radio frequency primarily tightens skin on the face and body, including the body sculpting category. RF energy uses heat that goes into the deepest layers of the skin, including the dermis, which stimulates collagen production. Once the skin reaches the optimal temperature for several minutes, your body puts collagen production into overdrive in the treated area. Radiofrequency results include skin tightening, better skin tone, and improved skin laxity. Overall, patients receive a more youthful appearance in the treated face, neck, and body areas. 

What Should I Choose?

Ultimately, the choice between laser therapy and radiofrequency is yours! Certain treatments use one aesthetic method over the other, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have a say. Get in touch with the Modesto Aesthetics and Laser professionals, and we’ll help guide you towards what works best for you.