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Article: High Frequency: The All-In-One Facial Treatment

High Frequency: The All-In-One Facial Treatment

High Frequency: The All-In-One Facial Treatment



These days, there’s no shortage of skincare products and trends that you can try in the comfort of your own home. What if all of your most sought-after treatments could be found on just one at-home device? It’s possible with the portable high frequency wand.

In 1896, legendary inventor Nikola Tesla created what would be the first high-frequency device that produced ozone with powerful antibacterial properties. The genius who can’t get enough of electrical innovations built the foundation for high-frequency treatments that are fast becoming a staple procedure in popular beauty clinics.

Does high-frequency sound too complex for you? Continue reading to find out how a simple concept can address a variety of problems, from pesky zits to receding hairlines. 

What is the science behind high frequency treatments? 

The violet ray, invented by Tesla as the first high-frequency device, originally offered benefits such as treating infections and speeding up wound healing. Expanding on Tesla's groundbreaking work, French physician Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval delved into the potential applications of this remarkable invention in the cosmetics industry. As a result, the portable high frequency wand was developed.

What is a high frequency treatment? 


High frequency is a skin treatment method that uses thermal current to increase the skin’s oxygen supply. This thermal energy is transferred onto the skin via electrodes containing an inert gas (argon or neon).

A high frequency treatment relies on oscillating electrical current to oxygenate the skin. A typical portable high frequency wand is attached to a machine that generates low-level electricity. This mild current moves and travels through the wand and into the bubble tip or electrode. 

Once the electrode is applied to the skin, the current ignites the inert gas used (argon or neon) causing it to glow and buzz. This process creates a reaction that produces enriched oxygen molecules with antibacterial properties. The warmth from the process also helps stimulate collagen production in the dermis. 

What can high frequency treatments do for the skin?

The reaction that a high frequency treatment creates cleanses the blood vessels of toxins and naturally warms the skin tissues. Enriched oxygen infuses the skin with essential nutrients and hydration, giving the skin a healthier, plumper, and more energized appearance. The oscillating action improves lymphatic drainage and evenly disperses excess fluid to aid in enhanced circulation and transport of nutrients. 

One popular benefit of using portable high frequency wands is its ability to eliminate acne-causing bacteria. As it targets the root cause of acne, high frequency reactions simultaneously engage the skin’s natural healing process and calm down inflammation. This treatment is also proven to be effective in healing skin lesions, minor wounds and burns, and even cold sores.

What is the difference between Neon and Argon gas?

In addition to their shared capacity to give your skin a radiant glow, neon and argon gas offer distinct benefits. Depending on the inert gas used, high frequency wands can provide various advantages for your skin. Let's explore some of these benefits below:

  • Neon Gas: When combined with high frequency treatment, neon gas can help to reduce inflammation and soothe irritated skin. It can also improve blood circulation, resulting in a more youthful and revitalized complexion.
  • Argon Gas: On the other hand, when argon gas is used with a high frequency wand, it can assist in minimizing acne and preventing future breakouts. It has antimicrobial properties that can help to eliminate bacteria on the skin's surface, promoting clearer and healthier skin.

Project E Beauty High Frequency Wands

Leading skincare brand Project E Beauty offers high frequency wands complete with electrodes for use on different parts of the body. You have the option to choose from neon, argon, or both. Take your cue from Lori Harvey, the founder and CEO of SKN by LH, who says she can’t live without the D'arsonval High Frequency Wand Neon

D'arsonval High Frequency Wand Neon  with 4 electrodes

Skin benefits: increased blood circulation and collagen production, diminished wrinkles and age spots, tighter and firmer skin, brighter complexion, improved hair growth

D'arsonval High Frequency Wand Argon  with 4 electrodes

Skin benefits: improvement of acne-prone skin, faster wound healing, minimized pore size, tighter skin, increased hair growth, alopecia treatment

D'arsonval High Frequency Wand Neon & Argon  with 6 electrodes

Skin benefits: increased blood circulation and collagen production, reduced wrinkles and age spots, tighter skin, brighter complexion, improved acne, faster wound healing, minimized pore size, tighter skin, increased hair growth, alopecia treatment

Finally, to address the crucial question of safety when it comes to high frequency treatments: rest assured, they are completely safe. It's normal to experience minor side effects like temporary redness, swelling, or tingling sensations after each session, but these should subside within a few hours. To ensure minimal side effects, avoid using harsh cleansers on freshly treated skin and follow the instructions provided with your device. After the treatment, complete your skincare routine by applying your preferred serum or moisturizer for optimal results.


 written by Charlotte Rycroft



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