Most of our clients don’t associate the term “high frequency” with aesthetics. Sure, they associate the word with computers, wifi, medical terminology, etc, but it’s a rare client who has heard of, or experienced, a high frequency treatment during a facial.
A high-frequency machine is commonly used after waxing (particularly eyebrows, lips, chin or bikini) to reduce redness, eliminate bacteria, and minimize breakouts as well as help promote skin healing. However, the high-frequency machine can be used for so much more.
High frequency skin care treatments are used by our skin specialist to help treat and prevent stubborn acne, shrink enlarged pores, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, decongest puffy eyes, and fade dark eye circles.
The safe, gentle oscillating and oxygenating power of high frequency electrical current has been shown to enhance blood circulation, increase collagen and elastin production, eliminate toxins and acne-causing bacteria, encourage lymphatic drainage, exfoliate dead skin cells and improve skin care product absorption. The primary action of high frequency current is thermal (heat producing) and is characterized by a high rate of oscillation. Due to its rapid rate of oscillation, the high frequency does not cause muscular contractions – instead, it works on the principle of skin toning.
Like most superficial skin treatments, high frequency treatments work best when done regularly.