What is High Frequency?

High Frequency is a safe way to enhance your facial treatment. It has many benefits which includes increased collagen and elastin production, cell renewal, lymphatic drainage, as well as eliminating toxins and bacteria that causes acne. In our salon, we use high frequency over gauze on the skin to provide more oxygen to your skin. High frequency facials are considered to be a safe, gentle and therapeutic approach to skin rejuvenation; quickly healing and restoring your skin’s health.

The skin conditions that high frequency most benefit are:

Ageing: this procedure helps to tone and firm the skin through increased collagen and elastin production to the surface to the skin. Your skin is also nourished with renewed cells improving your skins texture; giving you a youthful glow.

Acne: regular high frequency treatment in conjunction with our peeling facials and homecare, is the most effective way to help eliminate bacteria in the skin. With the removal of toxins and bacteria, and increased oxygen through high frequency, it helps your skin become more receptive to skin care products. A lot of the time you can see a big improvement in just a few treatments!

Puffiness: through an oxygenation process, high frequency helps to disperse excess fluid which aids in lymphatic drainage whilst increasing blood circulation and bringing nutrients to your skin.

General skin benefits: including the many benefits to the skin conditions mentioned above, high frequency helps the appearance of all skin types and conditions. It softens your skin, reducing the size of enlarged pores, reduces excess sebum and helps to give your skin vitality!

The science

All high frequency facial machines function by using a glass high frequency electrode to treat various contours of the face and body. When applied to the surface of the skin, a mild electrical current passes through the neon, or argon gas filled glass electrode, causing it to emit a subtle glow and buzzing noise.

During the high frequency treatment, enriched oxygen molecules are produced that create an anti-bacterial action and a “natural” thermal tissue warming. This reaction helps your blood vessels push away toxins, while the cells in your skin are enriched with nutrients and hydrating volume. This in turn creates an increase in blood circulation and cell renewal that supports increased levels of collagen and elastin. The skin is left feeling instantly energized and noticeably softer after just one treatment.

Please note:

·   High frequency cannot be used if you are pregnant, have a pacemaker or history of heart disease.

·   Broken capillaries, spider veins and rosacea may be aggravated, so your therapist will need to avoid these areas on your skin.

·   If you have had a chemical peel or aggressive peeling treatment (where your skin layers peel after the treatment), we cannot use high frequency one week before or after.

·   Avoid wearing metal jewelry during treatment.

If you have any more questions about high frequency, please contact us directly at salon@elanajade.com

Elana Jade