Benefits of High Frequency

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High frequency facials offer a safe and gentle alternative to dramatic plastic surgery procedures, laser resurfacing, chemical peels, Collagen and Botox injections and other invasive skin rejuvenation procedures. When using high frequency for anti-aging purposes, results can vary by individual and skin type, are gradual, and do not occur overnight! Although high frequency has been shown to produce an immediate and temporary lifting effect, continued daily application can provide more cumulative long-term, lasting results. Interestingly, many acne sufferers have found improvements in their complexions after only a few days of use.

1) Improvement In Acne
Sometimes the body can become immune to certain acne medications if used over an extended period of time. When combined with an effective acne treatment lotion, regular application of high frequency keeps the acne away long after other expensive medications and treatments can fail. High frequency gently cleanses the skin of acne-causing bacteria and unwanted toxins while making the skin more receptive to acne lotions, creams and other skin treatment products. The results can be extremely dramatic – even after only a few treatments!

2) Reduction in Enlarged Pores & Blackheads
With regular use, high frequency facials can be very effective at reducing the size of enlarged pores, softening skin, controlling excess sebum production and eliminating the occurrence of blackheads. The gentle spray of oxygen molecules produced by the high frequency current diminish enlarged pores by penetrating deep down into the root of the affected area and cleaning out unwanted debris and toxins allowing the pore to quickly regain its natural size once again.

3) Softening of Fine Lines, Wrinkles, and Sagging Skin
The oscillating action of high frequency can increase blood circulation, which in turn nourishes the skin’s surface and renews underlying cells. It also produces an enriched form of oxygen, which can provide the skin with a firm, youthful, vibrant glow. It can diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, tighten double chins and jowls and improve overall skin texture and tone by promoting increased collagen production.

4) Reduction in Puffiness
The pulsating “oxygenation” action produced by high frequency current aids in lymphatic drainage and disperses excess fluid while increasing blood circulation. The result is a reduction in the appearance of congested, tired, puffy eyes. High frequency also helps the skin more efficiently absorb skin care products thereby extending their effectiveness.

5) Fading of Dark Eye Circles
New scientific research has shown the cause of severe dark eye circles to be 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.

6) Improvement in The Appearance of Cellulite
With regular use, high frequency treatment can be very effective at reducing reducing the appearance of cellulite when used in conjunction with a quality cellulite product. For years, the skin care industry has relied on this same high frequency, oxygen molecule producing technology to aid in lymphatic drainage, gently exfoliate the skin, increase blood circulation, assist in the production of collagen and elastin and promote healthy cell metabolism. The result: smoother, firmer, more refined skin.

7) Healthier Hair Growth
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. For many years, hairdressers have used high frequency current technology to revitalize scalp conditions which can aid in promoting healthier hair growth.

Are High Frequency Facial Treatments Safe?

High frequency facials are considered a safe and gentle therapeutic approach to skin rejuvenation however the following contraindications should be noted:

Avoid using AHA or Glycolic Acid products with high frequency as they may over-dry the skin.
Avoid treating areas of broken capillaries, spider veins and rosacea as high frequency may exacerbate these conditions.
Do not use if you are pregnant, have a pacemaker or history of heart disease.
Avoid wearing metal jewelry during high frequency treatment to avoid risk of shock.
Never operate high frequency unit with a broken bulb.
Do not use outdoors, near water or around combustible substances.

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Spa Facials vs Medical Facials

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They may help instill a sense of relaxation but treating yourself to regular facials is also essential to maintaining a regular pattern of exfoliation and healthy skin. When the skin is properly and frequently exfoliated, the normal rate of cell turnover ensues, which translates to softer skin that is more even in tone, less prone to breakouts and shows fewer signs of aging.

Spa Facials vs Medical Facials. What’s the Difference?
Facials are offered almost everywhere, from salons and luxury spas to dermatologists’ and plastic surgeons’ offices. So, what are the differences between them—and how do you know which you’ll best benefit from?

The Spa Facial

If you choose to have a facial done at a spa, expect more of a relaxing and pampering experience. Skin problems can be tackled, but the ingredients are more comforting and soothing. And while they can be effective, they may not be as strong or medically-based as what you can get at a doctor’s office.

Steam is Used
A steam-emitting machine is positioned close to the skin to “open up” pores and soften oil that has hardened within them. “Steam prepares the skin for extractions,” says celebrity aesthetician Joanna Vargas. “But some skin types are too sensitive for it. And if not done properly, it can cause extreme redness and even burn the skin.”

More Pampering
For those who want added indulgence, spa facials can be complemented by other stress-relieving treatments—think a neck, hand or foot massage and even aromatherapy—and further enhanced by a luxurious ambience.

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The Medical Facial

Medical facials are not considered luxurious or pampering, but more like a hard-core workout for the skin; they give extra attention to serious skin problems and focus on deep exfoliation. “Medical facials are great for those with specific skin concerns who need a clinical approach to get the results they want,” says Boca Raton, FL, medical aesthetician Cheryl Staurowsky.

Use Different Ingredients and Modalities
Stronger concentrations and prescription-strength ingredients, like retinoids and hydroquinone can be used, as well as light and laser treatments, more aggressive peels and microdermabrasion.

Steam is Not Always Used
“Some clinicians like using alphahydroxy acids to soften the sebum and 
cellular buildup, as opposed to steam, making extractions easier and less traumatizing to the skin,” says Staurowsky.

Done Under the Supervision of a Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist
“Licensed aestheticians are well-trained in their craft and extremely knowledgeable about skin care. They should always be on hand to treat any problems, should they arise,” says Studio City, CA, dermatologist Gene Rubinstein, MD.