The high-frequency facial is used by skin care professionals to help treat and prevent stubborn acne, shrink enlarged pores, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, decongest puffy eyes, and fade dark eye circles.
Considered a timeless and essential skin rejuvenating treatment in the skin care industry, high frequency stimulates cell renewal and assists with improved skin care product penetration and absorption by gently warming the tissues of the skin.
High-frequency facial machines and devices (traditionally referred to as “violet rays”) vary in design and appearance, however the underlying principle, technology, and operational functions are the same.
The safe and gentle oscillating and oxygenating power of high-frequency electrical current has been shown to enhance blood circulation, increase collagen and elastin production, eliminate toxins and acne-causing bacteria, encourage lymphatic drainage, exfoliate dead skin cells and improve skin care product absorption. The primary action of high-frequency current is thermal (heat producing) and is characterized by a high rate of oscillation. Due to its rapid rate of oscillation, high frequency does not cause muscular contractions – instead, it works on the principle of skin toning.
The first high-frequency appliance was developed in the late 1800’s by renowned scientist Nikola Tesla and was referred to as the Violet Ray. While it offers a number of functions, before the invention of ‘modern’ antibiotics it was largely used for medical purposes such as in the treatment of strep throat and other infections and to expedite the healing of wounds.
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