Retinol [also known as Retin A or Retinoic Acid] and High Frequency treatments are both extremely beneficial for the skin. Both of these also work in similar ways to improve your skin condition and provide you beautiful, flawless skin. While retinol is being used for years in the beauty industry, the concept of a high frequency treatment is quite new.
From improving blood circulation to stimulating the cell turnover process and shedding off dead skin cells, the results of both retinol and a high frequency machine are the same. The only difference is, while retinol comes mostly in liquid form [a serum] the high frequency treatment uses a machine on the skin surface to work its magic.
However, when it comes to using retinol and high frequency treatments together for improved and enhanced skincare, the problem arises. According to skincare experts and dermatologists, retinol [in any shape or form] shouldn’t be used in conjunction with high frequency treatments.
Now you might wonder why you can’t use retinol with high frequency even when they work similarly.
Even though both these skincare items provide extraordinary results for your skin, they are not suggested to use together. This is because, after a high frequency facial, your skin is sensitive and requires healing. And, if you apply retinol on such raw skin, it has the potential to burn or irritate such a sensitive face and make it even more delicate. To achieve the best results from your high frequency treatment, it is advised to keep away your retinol for 2-3 days after treatment. This allows your skin to heal and shine bright like a diamond.