High Frequency For Acne: Guide To Use High Frequency Machine For Acne

A face full of acne and breakouts is a nightmare- there is no doubt in that. Every girl, as well as boy, wants a face that is clean, radiant and healthy. However, when you have acne-prone skin, this wish might seem a distant dream. Then again, with skincare technologies developing so fast, is it really impossible to get a face free from acne and breakouts?

The answer is No.

With the help of high frequency technology, you can actually achieve the best skin of your life, completely acne-free. It will not only eliminate the existing acne and breakouts but would also prevent them from coming back.

Also Read: Best Professional Grade Portable High Frequency Facial Machines

Want to know more about this incredible technology? Keep on reading. 

High Frequency Machine For Acne

High frequency is a modern skincare technology that uses a gentle electrical current to treat a number of skin concerns in your face as well as body. Eliminating acne is one of them.  This incredible technology penetrates the skin effectively and removes acne from deep within to present you a smooth, clear face that you have always dreamt of.

Now, you might wonder how this technology works such magic on your face.

Well, the science behind it is very simple. A high frequency facial wand transfers electric energy deep inside your face to work from within. This energy oxygenates the skin efficiently and kills acne-causing bacteria actively so that no further pimple, acne or breakout appears on your pretty face and it always remains as smooth and clear as you have always wished for.

The oxygen that this tool generates also soothes the cells from deep within and reduces inflammation [due to acne and breakouts] to ensure that there is no redness on your face and it is super calm and comfortable. 

Moreover, this gentle electrical current also clears away the clogged pores and sebum glands completely to make sure that they don’t cause any additional bumps and breakouts in your precious skin and make it look unpleasant again. 

Besides removing acne, a high frequency facial wand is also capable of diminishing acne scars from your face. As it stimulates the production of collagen and increases blood circulation by several degrees, this technology helps the scars to fade away over time to reveal a gorgeous flawless skin.

However, before using this facial technology on your face, remember that not all the high-frequency electrodes are suitable for your acne-prone face. While the Argon gas-filled electrode [produces blue/violet light] is the best for acne and acne scars, the Neon gas one is perfect for treating different signs of aging. Therefore, before using this tool on your face for acne and pimples, don’t forget to attach the Argon electrode for the best results.

How To Use A High Frequency Machine For Acne

You don’t have to be an expert to use a high frequency machine on your face. However, you must know the basics carefully in order to use this tool safely on the disturbing acne and achieve the best results. Let’s discuss how to use a high frequency wand on your face to make sure acne and pimples are gone for the good.

using high frequency wand to acne skin

Before starting your high frequency session, remember to clean your skin completely. Wash your face with a mild facial cleanser [such as this Cetaphil Hydrating Gentle Skin Cleanser] and exfoliate it gently [try out this Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Exfoliating Facial Scrub] to remove excess oil, dirt and dead skin. 

Then pat dry and apply an acne-fighting serum all over your face. The slippery serum will help the glass electrode of the tool to glide on smoothly for a more comfortable session and precise results. It will also speed up the acne healing process as this serum penetrates deep into the skin better because of the high frequency current. However, don’t use any retinoid or retinol serum for this procedure. In fact, stop using a retinoid for 5-7 days before the treatment to avoid any redness or inflammation.

Now that your skin is fully prepared for the facial, prepare your high frequency tool too. Pick up the Argon electrode and insert it into the machine before turning it on. Adjust the intensity of the current before putting it on your sensitive skin. If you are a beginner, start with a low-intensity current for safety purposes.

Once your tool is also ready, now it’s actually the time to glide it on your acne-prone face. Before that, let’s share a trick. To avoid any type of “shock” to your skin, touch the glass electrode with your finger before putting it on your face. After it touches your skin, remove your finger subsequently.

Start gliding the machine gently over your face in circular motions. Don’t work on an area for more than 3-5 minutes. If you use it for longer, there are chances that it would dry the acne too much.

After you are done circulating all the hot spots [the acnes], turn of the machine. Your high frequency facial is over. You should use a moisturizer to seal the results.

High Frequency Machine Side Effects And Drawbacks

Although a high frequency facial wand offers so many benefits for your acne-prone face, it has some potential side effects too. Let’s discuss this in detail.

  • If you have super sensitive skin or the intensity of the electrical current is too high, you might experience tingling, redness, and swelling during and after the treatment.
  • A high frequency facial wand can cause severe inflammation and redness in your precious skin if you are suffering from skin conditions like rosacea, eczema, or psoriasis.
  • This machine is not suitable for those with a history of heart disease, has a pacemaker set or during pregnancy.
  • A high frequency facial can be expensive if you are getting it done by a professional aesthetician or a beauty salon.

Our Thoughts On High Frequency for Acne

A high frequency tool can indeed treat acne effectively. There are proven results too. Then again, as the claims of this tool curing breakouts are a bit controversial, you must consult a dermatologist before trying it on your face, especially if you are planning to use an at-home facial wand. 

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