In my extraction facials I do a treatment called high frequency, for those that haven’t heard of it, it is AMAZING for acne. It aids healing quicker after extractions, it reduces the chances of future breakouts and for those stubbon big sebaceous acne that you can’t get out-this will get rid of it.
Having previously suffered from acne for years, I credit this machine with keeping my breakouts in check and for not having scaring now.
I will let you know a little about how it works.
High-frequency treatment uses low-current, high frequency alternating currents, delivered via a glass electrode. It is used by beauty therapists to help treat and prevent stubborn acne and rejuvenate the condition of the skin. Considered a timeless and essential skin rejuvenating treatment in the skin care industry, high frequency is known to
· stimulate cell renewal
· assists with improved skin care product absorption
· helps clear up skin conditions such as acne and hormonal breakouts.
· calms down acne faster
· prevents bacteria from spreading
· used to aid healing
I use a glass mushroom electrode filled with neon or argon gas. As the High frequency current is passed down the electrode an oxygen pocket is created between the electrode and the skin causing the oxygen to become unstable and turn into ozone. This helps dry out spots and has an antibacterial effect.
I also do sparking, which is where the electrode is used to quickly and painlessly zap any pimples, I tap the spot 4-6 times. This helps heal the skin at a faster rate by drying out the pimple.
The great thing though is- it doesn’t hurt! At last something to clear skin that is painless. I normally do it while a mask is on your skin or over moisturiser. I also offer follow-up high frequency after a facial.
You will feel tingling and some warmth. When I spark sometimes you feel a bit more- but it also feels like you are killing the bacteria and killing the pimple for good.
I will always look at your skin to see whether you need it, not everyone does. There are contra-indications- heart problems, pacemaker, metal implants, pregnancy or trying to become pregnant, epilepsy.
Look forward to seeing you for a facial soon. 🙂