A Beauty Magic Wand? What Is A High Frequency Machine?
What if i told you there was an easy to use tool that could help treat/heal acne, erase fine lines, minimize dark circles, shrink pores, and even reduce cellulite? I learned about High Frequency Machines during my skincare rotation in beauty school and was instantly captivated by it. It was a magic beauty wand that could fix almost anything. They are big in spa's and used by professionals, but are also available for private use as well. I got my own a few years back and have subsequently used it as needed to zap any stubborn pimples (including cystic ones,) to help grow my hair longer, and to prevent any small lines from forming.
The High Frequency Machine uses an alternating current/Tesla pulse current and Violet Rays. The technology it uses is the original discovery invented by Nikola Tesla back in the 1800's. It was originally used to treat antibacterial infections before antibiotics were invented, and helped expedite the healing process of wounds. It wasn't until the 1980's that it became widely used in spa's throughout North America for cosmetic healing purposes. I'm here to tell you everything you need to know about High Frequency Machines and how you can get your hands on one.
Cosmetic Healing Advantages
Help treat cystic acne
Erases fine lines/small wrinkles
Minimizes dark under eye circles
Tightens eye muscles for less puffiness
Tightens sagging skin
Helps with lymphatic drainage
Enhance blood circulation
Creates elastic and collagen
Stimulate scalp and hair follicles to promote hair growth
Healing and drying effect
Can help expedite healing in skin lesions
Helps recovery from waxing procedures
Help treat and heal cold sores
Improves skins overall appearance
The High Frequency machines work in tandem with the High Frequency Electrodes. The electrodes are the interchangeable glass inserts filled with inert gas which can be either argon gas or neon gas (but more on those later.) A Tesla pulse current/alternating current moves through the electrode. When the electrode makes contact with the skin, it sparks the gas and creates healing electrical light energy and unstable oxygen which turns into ozone gas.
For treating acne it is the ozone gas created that kills the p. acne bacteria. The bacteria that lives inside pimples, can't survive in the presence of oxygen, and ozone is a form of oxygen. The violet rays was originally used to treat antibacterial infections and promoted natural cleansing and antibacterial action. It is also great for cystic acne because it can penetrate the deeper layers of the skin where the infection has formed too deep for most topical treatments to help. The high frequency has a germicidal action that kills that bacteria, prevents it from spreading, and preventing new breakouts from happening. The gentle heat that is emitted from the electrode also helps with a healing and drying effect.
Cell Renewal: Smooth Wrinkles/Shrink Pores/Increase Collagen & Elastin/Sagging Skin/Dark Circles/Puffy Eyes:
The leading action of high frequency current is thermal (heat producing) and has a high rate of oscillation. This works on the skin care level mainly as it is very gentle, and does not cause any major muscle contractions. The high frequency current helps firm, hydrate, and tones the skin by creating a circulation rush and tissue warming. The warming tissues of the skin also helps with better penetration and absorption of products. The whole process causes a natural contraction of blood vessels in smaller muscles. The contraction of the blood vessels helps minimize the appearance of dark under eye circles. The dilation in the tiny muscle groups pushes away toxins from in the skin. The clearing of the toxins helps clear blemishes and empty out pores. By not having clogged pores it allows the pores to return to their original smaller size. The increase in blood circulation aids in cell renewal which increases the collagen and elastin. That is how it also smooths the fine lines and wrinkles.
There are very few ways to actually grow your hair faster. Most of it all comes from within. Focus on having a healthy diet and getting all the proper vitamins and nutrients. Biotin is a supplement known to aid in faster hair growth as well. It is taken orally. Last but not least, scalp stimulation and massage helps and that's where high frequency comes in. Many high frequency machines come with a rake electrode that is like a comb for the hair. The increased stimulation and blood circulation helps squeeze the hair out of the hair follicle with regular use.
Avoid using alpha hydroxy acids (AHA's) when using high frequency machine
Avoid using glycolic acid when using high frequency machine
Avoid using a high frequency machine while pregnant
Most effective used after extractions, a mask, or exfoliation treatments.
Do not use more than 5-10 minutes per day.
HOW TO GET ONE/WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING:
You DO want a high frequency oscillation (hertz)
You DO want a oscillation of at least 100,000Hz
You DO NOT want high wattage
You DO want less than 10 watts
If you want to treat acne blemishes and have oily to normal skin, you DO want a Violet ray with argon gas.
If you want to treat aging skin and have sensitive skin, you DO want a orange ray with neon gas.
You DO want to make sure the machine has a 3 prong plug to avoid risk of shock. It is a powerful machine.
Here are a few links where you can purchase your own!