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High-Frequency Facials and Why You Should Get One

Jolt your skincare regimen with yes, you guessed it, electricity. Don't worry, it is not even in the slightest bit painful.

The advent of high-frequency facials

Who would have known that Nikola Telsa, the visionary and renowned scientist invented the high-frequency machine that today so many skincare enthusiasts swear by? Originally coined as the Tesla High-Frequency Machine back in the 1800s, it was used as a medical tool to treat infections and heal wounds before the advent of latter-day antibiotics. Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval, a French biophysicist who also studied electrotherapy in the late 1800s, experimented with high-frequency currents to treat skin diseases.

Today, high-frequency facials are among some of the best tried-and-true methods to reduce the appearance of pores, acne, and saggy skin.

The science behind high-frequency facials

High-frequency devices come with glass electrodes that vary in shapes and sizes that are intended to treat specific areas of the face and body. As the glass electrode comes into contact with the skin, it makes a tingling sensation and a sparking sound as the machine emits a low electrical current at a high frequency.

If you've ever wondered why you can see violet, blue, red, or orange light that glows, it's due to the gas contained within the electrode. Argon gas typically appears blue or violet and is said to treat acne breakouts while neon gas looks orange and aids to reduce the appearance of an aging complexion. As the electrical currents and gas combine together with the air outside of the electrode, activated oxygen or commonly known as ozone penetrates and purifies the skin.

Benefits from high-frequency facials

Acne-Prone Skin

High-frequency facials offer a lot of benefits for those that experience acne breakouts. As the antibacterial properties from the ozone come into contact with pimples bacteria are eliminated. Ozone also reduces redness and inflammation, quickly heals pimples, and can reduce future breakouts from occurring. The appearance of mild acne scars can be minimized as high-frequency currents trigger cells to regenerate and increase levels of elastin and collagen, which play an important part in healing scars.

Aging Skin

The appearance of aging skin can be significantly reduced as the thermal energy that radiates from high-frequency currents stimulates cells to regenerate. As blood circulation increases, cells are able to produce more collagen and elastin which in turn, firm, and tone the skin. High-frequency facials can also reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffy eyes, soften fine lines and wrinkles, and decrease the size of pores.

High-frequency facials at Maxi Beauty Bar

At Maxi Beauty Bar, we typically incorporate high-frequency treatments into facials that involve deep cleansing and extractions. Our special technique which involves placing gauze over the skin's surface significantly increases the production of ozone and helps garner the best results from high-frequency currents.

To determine if high frequency is a fit for you, give us a call at (289)-839-0662 for a free consultation.

- Maxi Beauty Bar

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