If you’ve gotten a facial, you may have had a small glass tube worked on your face that buzzed or lightly zapped your skin with a violet to red glow. This is a high frequency machine, a safe and holistic electrical current used for clearing up acne and skin rejuvenation. It is a simple way to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, tighten skin, reduce appearance of pores and even encourage hair growth on the scalp (only), depending on which electrode is used!
While it has always been used for medical treatments since its creation, it wasn’t until 50 years ago that people discovered its esthetic properties. Now high frequency is mainly used to zap away bacteria, increase blood flow, revitalize collagen and elastin levels and more.
Through high frequency’s use of its electrical current it becomes antibacterial, which helps clear the skin of any bacteria, especially after an extraction to prevent the development of more acne. Mainly, during a facial the mushroom head electrode is used because its shape is designed for proper facial contact, where other electrodes are made for different purposes. The rest of your face gets a treat by becoming more oxygenized, firmer and softer instantly. Besides treating acne, it effectively treats most other skin injuries from severe facial acne to even burns from facial waxing or electrolysis.
It can be a great addition to any facial or facial treatment. You’ll get immediate results plus lasting effects from consistent treatments. In addition to your regular facial, a daily application from a portable home-use device will increase and extend results. While the effects are different for everyone, many people with acne problems see quick turnover with their skin even within the first few days.
When using high frequency or getting a treatment with it, be sure to avoid using AHA or glycolic acid products, contact with broken capillaries, spider veins and rosacea areas. Please do not use high frequency when pregnant, if you have a pacemaker or history of heart disease and do not wear any metal jewelry while using a high frequency machine.
Here at Lea Advanced Skin Care, not only do we sell portable high frequency machines for home use to maintain between office visits, but we also use our professional grade machine in almost every facial treatment. We recommend our high frequency machine because as a professional medical grade device it makes for a more effective, deeper treatment whereas the home portable high frequency machine is gentler and mostly for preventing bacteria build up. Mostly high frequencies can be used several times throughout a facial, which is most effective for those who receive acne treatments and microdermabrasions. If you have read our past blogs you know the different types of acne people commonly get. Well ladies and gentlemen, high frequency can reduce the appearance and swelling of all acne! Of course results are faster and more efficient with proper extractions and an acne treatment, but high frequency also assists the treatments with the act of clearing up breakouts during a microdermabrasion facial. The microdermabrasion will vacuum and remove dead skin build up so that the high frequency can properly zap away any leftover bacteria at a deeper level.
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