26 Sep What’s Your Frequency?
High Frequency Facial Treatment
Developed in the late 19th century by engineer and physicist Nikola Tesla, High Frequency Treatments were first used to treat antibacterial infections and heal wounds. It was not until the 1970’s that Europeans discovered the potential of High Frequency treatments for skin rejuvenation and began using it at spas and salons.
How does it work? High frequency facial machines generate alternating low-current high-frequency currents. The machines deliver currents to the treatment area via a hand held glass electrode (pictured in video below) guided by your esthetician. When applied to the surface of the skin, a mild electrical current passes through the neon or argon gas filled glass chamber. During the treatment oxygen molecules are produced which have anti-bacterial and thermal tissue warming effects. This reaction causes a natural contraction of underlying blood vessels and facial muscle groups, which helps push away toxins. The outcome is an increase in blood circulation and rate of cell renewal, which in turn helps increase levels of collagen and elastin in the skin.
Benefits of High Frequency treatments:
- Clearing acne (treatment and prevention)
- Softening fine lines and wrinkles
- Eliminating puffiness around the eyes
- Skin firming
- Improving scalp health to aid in preventing hair loss
What will I notice during a High Frequency treatment? The glass electrode will light up purple or orange depending on the type of gas present in the chamber. When you touch the glass wand to the skin you’ll hear a mild buzzing sound and smell the ozone gas given off by the machine. Ozone has the scent of a rainy day and can be described as slightly metallic. The feeling on the skin is a subtle static tingle that sparkles across your face but is totally painless!
A High Frequency treatment is quick, non-invasive and results driven. A series of treatments is ideal for optimal improvement in your skin, but you may notice a difference after just one session. Our estheticians here at Fabriq urge you to give it a try!