high frequency, or Tesla high frequency current, was first developed in the late 1800's by renowned scientist, Nikola Tesla. high frequency offers a number of treatments and functions and was used before the invention of our more modern antibiotics. high frequency was used for medical purposes such as treatment for strep throat and other infections. fast forward to now, and it is widely used by prestigious spas and well rounded professionals throughout the world as an important component of many skin care regimes and procedures.
high frequency has many benefits such as treating acne, puffy eyes and dark circles, enlarged pores, cellulite, fine lines and wrinkles and also thinning hair and other scalp issues!
today, we have many different variations of high frequency machines that are used around the world, and, while they may be different, all high frequency facial machines function by using a glass frequency electrode (many different styles and sizes are used to treat different issues and areas of the body). when an electrode is applied to the skin (this can also be done in many variations), a mild electrical current passes through the neon (red/orange) or argon (blue/violet) gas filled glass electrode causing it to emit a subtle glow and buzzing sound. typically, acne prone/oily skin is treated with argon and we use neon for anti-aging effects but recent studies have shown that both gasses are sufficient in treating both/either issue or other skin concern.
during a high frequency facial treatment, enriched oxygen molecules are formed which have an anti-bacterial action and also produce a natural thermal tissue warming. this reaction thus causes a natural contraction of the underlying blood vessels and in the tiny muscle groups. this pushes away toxins while the cells in your skin are enriched with nutrients and hydrating volume. this creates an increase of blood flow and circulation, increases the levels of collagen and elastin, promotes cell renewal and much more! thus, the skin is left feeling instantly firm, energized, lifted and is noticeably softer and glowing after just one treatment!
high frequency has been proven to be effective on almost all skin types (some contraindications apply). it can also aid in the treatment of skin lesions such as acne, burns, cold sores and more. this treatment helps to quickly heal and renew the skins health. high frequency facials are considered to be safe, for those not contraindicated, gentle and even a therapeutic approach to skin renewal!
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a lot of times when dealing with acne, medications are prescribed. the body can build an immunity to these medications whether they are topical or internal. when high frequency is paired with a proper skin care routine, regular treatments may keep acne away long after other expensive treatments and products fail. high frequency cleanses the skin, gently, of the bacteria that causes acne and also of unwanted toxins, all the while, making skin readily receptive to a good skin care regime and use of other skin treatment products. the results have been known to be extremely dramatic... even after just a few treatments!
high frequency creates an oscillating action that has been known to increase blood circulation which nourishes the surface of the skin and also renews the underlying cells. also, an enriched form of oxygen is produced and can provide the skin with a firmer texture and a youthful glow. tighten that double chin! firm up those jowls! by using high frequency you are promoting an increase of collagen production in the skin which diminishes fine lines and wrinkles and will improve your over all skin texture when used accordingly.
using high frequency regularly can be very effective in the reduction of the size and appearance of large pores. it softens the skin and controls excess sebum (oil) production. the oxygen that is produced by the current of high frequency penetrates the pore deep down into the root of the affected area and cleans out any unwanted dirt, debris and other toxins which allows the pore to quickly regain its natural state all over again.
using the rapid oscillation that high frequency produces, the high frequency current can improve the nourishment and overall health of the hair and scalp by gently exfoliating the skin, promoting localized blood circulation, stimulating local glandular activity (which soothes the nervous system by supplying heat to the area, which in turn, is very soothing to the nervous system and greatly improves the condition of the scalp). partnered with hair growth serums, high frequency can be highly effective at seeing better results, faster. not only is high frequency used to promote hair growth on the scalp (don't worry it won't promote hair growth on the face or any other part of the body!), it is also used to treat other ailments of the scalp such as flaky scalp and other issues!
new research suggests that dark circles are not only caused by thin skin, lack of oxygen due to sinus issues and other causes, but, also from broken capillaries that have leaked hemoglobin which creates that red/blue pigment that is found under the eye. high frequency creates a "rushed" circulation to the under eye area and helps any eye creams and serums penetrate deeper into the tissues. high frequency can turn that frown upside down in the eye area by promoting a brighter, refreshed more youthful appearance! the oxygenation that is produced by high frequency pulsates into the skin and aids in lymphatic drainage and also rids the area of excess fluids, all the while also increasing blood circulation. the result? less puff, less congestion, more youth!
with continued and regular use, high frequency can be very effective at reducing the appearance of cellulite. when partnered with professional anti-cellulite creams and other methods (such as cavitation and vacuum suction) high frequency may disappear cellulite all together since it promotes lymphatic drainage, increases blood circulation, helps produce collagen and elastin and promotes a healthy cell metabolism.