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High Frequency Facial: Benefits, Side Effects, & More!

In skin care, countless treatments and techniques promise to rejuvenate and revitalize our skin. Incorporating high-frequency into our facial treatment has gained popularity in recent years.

If you're already searching for radiant and healthy skin, you've likely come across the term "high-frequency facial." This cutting-edge skincare treatment has been gaining popularity for its impressive results.

At Cheeks, we sometimes incorporate high-frequency into your treatment in order to offer promising benefits, including diminishing acne, improved blood circulation, enhanced product absorption, and collagen production. However, it's crucial to consider potential side effects and take necessary precautions.

In this blog post, we'll delve into what high-frequency is, its benefits, potential side effects, and how it can transform your skincare routine. Whether you're a skincare enthusiast or just curious, read on to discover the magic of adding high-frequency in your facial treatments.

What is High-Frequency?

High-frequency, often called "high-frequency therapy" or "D'Arsonval facial," is a non-invasive skincare treatment that uses a specialized machine to deliver a safe, low-level electrical current to the skin's surface.

This machine generates high-frequency oscillations, typically around 100,000 cycles per second (Hertz), that produce a warming effect when applied to the skin.

The treatment involves using a glass electrode filled with argon or neon gas, which produces a violet or orange light when the electrical current passes through it. The electrodes are of different shapes.

Neon and Argon Gas: What the Hype is All About?

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Neon gas, which appears as an orange-hued gas, is directed explicitly towards collagen to aid in anti-aging and rejuvenating cells. It elevates collagen and elastin production, promoting skin vitality and elasticity.

Argon gas, appearing in a violet hue, is precisely aimed at targeting and eliminating the bacteria responsible for causing acne.

The Purpose of Various Glass Electrode Shapes in the Facial Machine

The facial machine has diverse glass electrodes that conform to specific facial areas. It's important to note that all these high-frequency electrodes provide identical electrical output and benefits.

  • Mushroom: Ideal for treating cheeks, forehead, and neck.
  • Point: Targeted for addressing acne spots.
  • Comb: Specifically used on the scalp.
  • Spoon: Suitable for the cheeks, forehead, and neck

What Does High-Frequency Do?

In a high-frequency facial treatment, a high-frequency machine emits a softly oscillating electric current, causing the gas within the tube to ignite and infuse the skin with revitalizing oxygen molecules.

These oxygen molecules perform a deep cleanse of the skin, effectively exfoliating away dead skin cells. This natural cleansing process is advantageous for all skin types. The elevated oscillation rate generates heat, contributing to skin firmness and toning.

High-Frequency Benefits

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Now, let's explore the remarkable benefits of high-frequency:

  1. Enhanced Blood Circulation

High-frequency therapy improves blood circulation, which helps provide essential nutrients and oxygen to the skin cells. This enhanced circulation can leave your skin looking radiant and rejuvenated.

  1. Collagen Production

The gentle electrical current stimulates collagen and elastin production, crucial for maintaining skin elasticity and preventing premature aging. Over time, this can lead to firmer, more youthful-looking skin.

  1. Acne and Blemish Reduction

High-frequency has antimicrobial properties that target and kill acne-causing bacteria. They can help reduce breakouts and speed up the healing process for existing blemishes.

  1. Improved Skin Texture

The treatment can minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and enlarged pores, leaving your skin smoother and more even-toned.

  1. Reduction of Puffiness

High-frequency therapy can reduce puffiness and fluid retention in the facial tissues, giving you a refreshed and revitalized appearance.

Healthy and radiant skin comes from effective treatments, a well-rounded skincare routine, and self-care practices.

Post-Treatment Skincare

After a high-frequency treatment, following a gentle skincare routine is essential, avoiding harsh exfoliants or abrasive products that may irritate the skin.

Caution: As with any skincare treatment, we always recommend consulting with a skincare professional for personalized advice. By understanding the benefits and potential risks, you can decide, with your provider, whether adding high-frequency to your skincare treatment is the right option for you.

High-Frequency Potential Side Effects

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While high-frequency treatments are generally safe and well-tolerated, there are still some potential side effects to be aware of:

  1. Tingling Sensation

You may experience a slight tingling sensation during the treatment, but it's usually not painful.

  1. Redness

Temporary redness and warmth of the treated area are common side effects. However, this typically subsides within a few hours.

  1. Dryness

Some individuals may notice dryness or flakiness after the treatment, but they can easily manage this with moisturizer.

  1. Skin Sensitivity

If you have susceptible skin or certain skin conditions, consult with your Esthetician before a high-frequency treatment to ensure it suits your skin type.

What Skin Conditions Can Benefit from using High-Frequency?

High-frequency treatments have the potential to address various skin concerns, such as:

1. Acne

2. Enlarged pores

3. Excessively oily skin

4. Stimulation of hair follicles for enhanced hair growth

5. Reduction of fine lines through heightened collagen and elastin production

6. Alleviation of puffy eyes

7. Diminishment of dark circles around the eyes

8. Cellulite reduction

9. Enhancement of acne medication and skin care product absorption

10. Management of cold sores

Who Should Avoid Using High-Frequency?

What is high frequency facial

While generally considered safe,incorporating high-frequency in a treatment  may not be suitable for individuals with specific conditions, including:

  • Pacemaker
  • Braces
  • Heart conditions
  • Elevated Blood Pressure
  • Inflamed Skin
  • Couperose Skin
  • Epilepsy
  • Pregnancy
  • Open facial sores, as they may raise the risk of infection
  • Telangiectasias, which may potentially increase in number due to high-frequency facials

High-Frequency in Addressing Acne-Prone Skin

Individuals grappling with acne-prone skin often contend with challenges such as enlarged pores, excess sebum production, blackheads, and whiteheads. If you're seeking an effective solution to enhance your skin, high-frequency treatments can help.

This specialized high-frequency treatment imparts antibacterial benefits to the skin and aids in repairing certain forms of damage. Skincare professionals apply gentle violet argon to the skin when addressing acne and its residual scars.

The synergy between acne-targeted products with high-frequency yields superior results against acne, outperforming standalone approaches.

High-Frequency Treatment’s Impact on Anti-Aging

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High-frequency treatment yields several remarkable anti-aging benefits. Firstly, it aids in reducing and softening fine lines and wrinkles by boosting skin cell renewal and enhancing blood circulation.

Secondly, this treatment effectively diminishes pore size, resulting in smoother skin texture and a more youthful complexion. As we grow older, the relentless force of gravity takes its toll on our skin's appearance.

High-frequency offers a dual advantage by bestowing a healthier and more youthful radiance and addressing age-related concerns like sagging jowls and double chins through the increased production of collagen.

Key Takeaway

Incorporating high-frequency into your skincare routine can provide many benefits, from improving blood circulation to reducing acne and enhancing skin texture.

While there are minor side effects, the overall results can be truly transformative for your skin. To ensure the best outcome, consult with a licensed skin care professional who can tailor the treatment to your specific needs.

Embrace the power of high-frequency and unlock the path to radiant, healthier-looking skin!

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