High frequency is an electrical treatment that was developed in the 1800’s by the renowned scientist Nikola Tesla. This electrical treatment was originally used to heal infections in the medical profession but its skin rejuvenation properties soon became apparent and High Frequency was picked up by the beauty industry. It has been used in the beauty industry for a very long time, but is not a common salon treatment these days as some training establishments no longer follow the international training programme which requires young therapists to become proficient with machines – such a pity because we can achieve great results by combining machines and high quality cosmecutical products.
High Frequency Treatments use an oscillating current which passes through an inert gas (Argon or Neon) sealed inside a glass tube. The tube will buzz slightly and produce a vivid glow, orange or pink depending on the inert gas used. The effect of the oscillating current on the inert gas produces ozone and an electrical charge on the skins surface.
There are a range of ways that we use this treatment in a salon, and range of application devices depending on what benefit we are trying to produce but the most common applications include:
- In-direct High Frequency which creates a warmth within the skin to produce skin rejuvenation and deep relaxation of tense muscles. This application is also very beneficial for acne rosacea as it heals the skin gently without drying it out.
- Direct High Frequency application over Oxygen Gel and/or special treatment serums to maximize penetration of products and to stimulate oxygen uptake of the surface skin cells.
- Direct High Frequency using a mushroom applicator to maximise the surface area covered, this is used for general skin healing and for reducing cellulite.
- Direct High Frequency using a spark applicator to reduce active acne and to treat blemishes.
The treatment has a range of amazing benefits which include:
- Skin rejuvenation
- Calming inflammation
- Oxygenating the skin
- Healing infections
- Drying out pustules
- Lifting skin
- Reducing blemishes
- Reducing cellulite
Acne with active pustules (pus) are treated by using High Frequency to kill the bacteria, dry out the pustules and heal the skin. Puhoi Beauty & Spa uses high frequency during the Smells Like Teen Spirit Facial to deal with breakouts, find out more here.
With regular use, high frequency skin care treatment can be very effective at reducing the size of enlarged pores by controlling sebum production and dealing with inflammation in the pore and cleaning out unwanted debris and toxins allowing the pore to regain its natural size once again.
The oscillating action of high frequency can increase blood circulation, which in turn nourishes the skin’s surface and encourages new skin cell growth and supports the production of new collagen and elastin fibers.
Increasing circulation in the area with high frequency treatments supports lymphatic drainage which is vital in reducing cellulite. The high frequency treatment warms the tissue which helps the cellulite to melt when used in conjunction with other in salon treatments such as Infra Red Light and Vacum Suction. Puhoi Beauty & Spa offers a complete package for cellulite reduction.
Dark Eye Circles:
Severe dark eye circles can be caused by broken capillaries that have leaked hemoglobin, creating a red-blue pigment deposit under the eyes. High frequency creates a circulation rush in the area and helps your current under eye product penetrate deeper into the skin
tissue. The application of high frequency can be very effective at fading dark under eye circles resulting in a fresher, brighter, more youthful looking appearance – especially when performed as part of the special eye peel treatments.
Through its rapid oscillation, high frequency current improves the process of nourishment, gently exfoliates the skin, promotes local blood circulation, stimulates local glandular activity, supplies heat to the area which is soothing to the nervous system and significantly improves the scalp’s receptiveness to and the overall effectiveness of post-treatment hair growth formulas.