The Cosmetic Clinic offers various skin tightening and photoaging treatments. Photorejuvenation is a skin tightening treatment that uses ND-YAG laser to restore collagen to treat sun damaged skin, removes wrinkles and fine lines.

Modern technology gives us a wide range of treatments available for facial tightening and rejuvenation. Being given so many options sometimes makes it difficult to decide which treatment is right for you. If you have done some research on the topic, surely you have come across terms such as high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) and radiofrequency (RF).

RF and HIFU became buzzwords that are often thrown around when talking about anti-ageing. But do you know how is RF different from HIFU and how exactly they can help to restore the look of youthful skin?

Essentially, both, HIFU and RF are non-surgical, non-invasive skin tightening treatments that heat up the skin to induce a collagen remodelling response in its deep layers. Although they both do reduce the appearance of wrinkles they use different technologies to do so. Thus, in some cases, one method may be more suitable than the other.

To help you make a more informed decision when choosing between HIFU and RF treatment we bring you some facts about each method to later compare them and give you more specific recommendations.

But before we discuss how to choose between RF and HIFU, it is important to understand the physiology of skin to know what happens to it as we age.