High Frequency may sound a bit daunting when you think of it. I’ll admit using an electrical current on the skin sounds more like a torture device than a facial treatment and when I first learned of this treatment back in college I was hesitant to say the least. What I discovered though, is a very comfortable and highly effective skin treatment, especially for acne.
High frequency has been studied by scientists, including Nikola Tesla, since the late 1800’s. It was used in medicine to treat infection before the discovery of antibiotics and has been widely used in beauty treatments since the 1920’s. The machine uses various shaped glass electrodes to direct a controlled current onto the area being treated. The therapist is in complete control of the level of current being used and will start the treatment on the lowest possible setting. This is gradually increased to a level that is effective and that the client is comfortable with. There are two ways to use the machine to get different results from it.
When treating acne the machine is used to create a layer of ozone between the skin and electrode. The germicidal effect of ozone kills the bacteria that causes acne which reduces inflammation and helps to ease pain. Also, the current stimulates skin rejuvenation to boost healing. It is possible to see a visible improvement within 24-48 hours of the first treatment but for best results we recommend a course of treatment combined with a targeted Dermalogica home care routine.
The machine can also be used to treat fine lines and dry skin. In this case it is used to increase circulation and metabolism, stimulate skin rejuvenation and improve moisture balance. This is a very relaxing treatment combining massage and high frequency.
Why not call the salon to discuss your own skin concerns and we can go through a treatment plan with you?
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