High Frequency Facial Treatments
We use a variety of technologies in each of our customized treatments depending on a client’s skin condition on the day that we see them. High frequency is used in our facials to treat acne, stimulate collagen production, and increase blood flow, resulting in a clearer, brighter complexion.
Frequency describes the number of electric waves that pass a fixed place in a given amount of time. Waves with the shortest wavelengths have the highest frequencies which are between 3 to 30 megahertz (MHz).
How Does High-Frequency Treatment Work?
High frequency safely stimulates the skin using thermal energy which triggers blood flow and the production of collagen and elastin. The current generates a rush of blood to the treatment site, which causes the blood vessels right beneath the surface of the skin to dilate. This dilation pushes away toxins in the bloodstream and pollutants buried within the skin.
Ozone, an activated form of oxygen that has three oxygen atoms and provides a more abundant supply to cells is formed by the argon gas in the electrode and the electrical current. This increases cellular turnover, kills harmful bacteria and diminishes inflammation, which reduces and treats acne.
We harness the electrical current through a wand device with a glass electrode to safely transfer it directly into your skin. In our treatments, we typically perform high frequency after extractions as it ensures a quicker healing process.
While high frequency is safe and effective for many people, there are exceptions.
- Do not use AHA or Glycolic Acid products with high frequency.
- Avoid contact with broken capillaries, spider veins and areas of rosacea
- Do not use high frequency during the first trimester of pregnancy.
And as with any treatment option, you should seek the advice of your esthetician or dermatologist to make sure it is appropriate for your skin’s condition.