Ok, I know this looks like a sex toy but bear with me. I was scrolling through the skincare section and saw high-frequency machines(!!!). I thought these were something only estheticians had because they needed a professional license to use them. Nope!
I found out about these effective beauty treatments when I saw my friend, who is quite older than me, looking amazing.
Obviously I wanted to know her secret right away!
She told me that she got this portable high frequency machine to use at home.
Before she used to have high frequency face treatments at the beauty salon, and although she was happy with the results, she wasn't happy with the cost.
So she decided to buy a device for home use.
Needless to say, I did the same! High frequency skin care treatments are on my top list of preferred facials now!
What Is High Frequency?
This is what I have found about high frequency in skin care.
Experts in the skincare industry consider high frequency beauty treatments necessary for skin rejuvenation.
It has been noted that high frequency not only stimulates the renewal of skin cells, but also also warms the skin tissues so that skincare products may penetrate deeper and get absorbed effectively.
This high rate of oscillation produces heat and tones the skin.
It is used in beauty salons and spas to oxygenate and tone the skin, leaving it relaxed and rejuvenated.
It is beneficial for the skin's complexion because it cleanses, increases blood circulation, hydrates and tones, improving its overall appearance.
It was invented by the well-known scientist Nikola Tesla in the 1800s, high-frequency current was largely used for antibacterial infections like strep throat and other problems.
In the 1970s, the Europeans, having discovered its cosmetic healing advantages, started using it for skin rejuvenation purposes at the spas and the beauty salons.
Within 10 years in 1980, the Americans latched on to this bandwagon and propagated the application of high-frequency as the best solution for facial and skin care treatments.
This treatment, being an extremely soft and gentle process, was adopted by spas and beauty salons and even portable facial machines were created for home use.
How High Frequency Machines Work for Skin & Facial Treatments?
High frequency beauty treatment uses the features of high-frequency current to produce thermal heating and a very high rate of oscillation, which makes it an indispensable skin care tool in beauty salons and homes.
The high-frequency current which gives rise to the high rate of oscillation is also known as Tesla current and frequently used in facial and scalp therapy.
The rapid oscillation produces heat and does not instigate any muscular contractions.
From the physiological view point, the effect is invigorating or comforting, purely depended on the mode of application.
These machines are considered a totally safe, gentle and non-intrusive tool in the treatment of acne and in skin repair and reconstruction because of the holistic electric current generating oscillation.
These have been credited with clearing acne, erasing fine lines and wrinkles, tightening the eye muscles to eliminate the puffy look, tightening sagging skin and improving the scalp health to grow more hair.
Top 5 Beauty Benefits of High Frequency Skin Care Facials
The high frequency electrical current not only subtly warms the skin tissue, it also causes blood circulation to immediately rush to the skin.
Consequently, tiny underlying blood vessels and muscle groups contract to flush out toxins.
Furthermore, the increase in hydration and nutrients causes the skin cells to produce more collagen and elastin, which can prove to be quite beneficial for the overall skin condition and texture.
1. Helps to reduce puffy eyes & dark eye circles
Dark eye circles are a resulted of hemoglobin that has leaked out of broken capillaries under the eyes. The electrical current from a high frequency treatment causes blood circulation to rush in that area and allows deeper penetration of skincare products into the tissue there.
Consequently, the dark eye circles are reduced, making the eyes look brighter, fresher and more youthful.
It will also help to tighten eye muscles, decongesting puffy eyes and making this area smoother.
2. High frequency treatment for acne & to prevent further onset
When combined with acne medication, undergoing this treatment can cleanse the skin of bacteria and toxins that cause acne. Undergoing this beauty treatment also makes the skin more receptive to acne treatment products and the results can be quite dramatic.
3. Improves the appearance of cellulite
The oxygen molecule producing technology of this treatment boosts blood circulation, gently exfoliates the skin, helps in lymphatic drainage and promotes healthy cell metabolism.
All of this aids in the improvement of cellulite appearance, causing the skin to look firmer, more refined and smoother.
4. Promotes healthier hair growth
When used on the scalp, the rapid oscillation of this high frequency treatment device/machine, heat is supplied to the area, local blood circulation is improved, local glandular activity is stimulated and the skin is gently exfoliated.
Not only does this soothe the nervous system, it also makes the scalp more receptive to hair growth formulas.
5. Reduces blackheads & enlarged pores
The high frequency current produces a gentle spray of oxygen molecules that penetrate deep into the areas that are affected by blackheads and enlarged pores.
They clean out all the debris and toxins, control sebum production and soften up the skin, which eliminates the blackheads and reduced the size of the enlarged pores.
The treatment is applied by passing the high-frequency current through the neon or argon gas filled glass electrodes over the concerned affected parts of the face or skin, to experience its calming effects, which results more in skin toning, instead of muscle toning.
Unlike dramatic plastic surgery, these beauty treatments can prove to be a gentle and safe solution for skin conditions and problems like the ones mentioned above.
Long-lasting, longer-term effects can be achieved by undergoing the treatment on a regular basis.
In addition to all of the above, these beauty treatments can even help with anti-aging since they have a lifting effect on the skin and also improve skin complexion, giving the skin a refreshing and youthful appearance.
If you love get pampered have a look at the ultimate guide to facials where you are going to find awesome treatments to keep your skin amazing.
How do you use high-frequency?
It’s safe for everyday use. You can spend up to 20 minutes a day using it! Or just treat areas as necessary.
- Thoroughly wash and dry your face.
- Insert the electrode into the wand and turn it on.
- Turn the dial up on the wand until you feel a slight tingling sensation. You should feel it, but it should not be painful.
- Move the wand over your face in circular motions, working on each area for no more than three to five minutes. You can also ‘spark’ the acne by tapping the tip of the wand on it a few times, and then move in the circular motion again.
- Once you’ve hit all the spots you need to, finish by applying your serum and moisturizer.
So easy, right?
The one I recommend has 4 different tips:
- The comb is for your hair
- The round one is for your whole face
- The spoon shape is for under your eyes
- The small round tip is for acne (this one is very targeted and can hurt if you turn it up too high)
Are There Any Risks?
Being a holistic approach to the issue of skin rejuvenation, it is generally said to be safe, but it is advisable to keep from using glycolic acid and AHA, when you're using high-frequency machines, and when you are pregnant.
Your beautician will advised you how to prepare yourself for this treatment.
High Frequency Facial Machines for Home Use
The advantage is there for all to see and the simplicity of the application of these machines has already caught the fancy of not only the beauty salons and spas, but has also started to spread into personal homes where it is becoming an excellent affordable option for facial and other skin treatments from the comfort of one’s house.
Consequently, because of reducing prices, various brands have come up with their own diverse machines, which are fighting for a share of the market.
A domestic high-frequency kit could include professional-level high-frequency kits and also portable facial wand kits.
If you want to prevent or diminish wrinkles, reduce acne or just boost the overall appearance of your skin is worth investing in one of these devices.
Add it to your beauty skin care routine to keep the skin glowing and younger looking.
We have to adopt the best anti-aging tools for healthy clear skin!