What is a High-Frequency Facial? And Do I Need One?


Owning a beauty device or two has become an important part of skinvesting. What used to be exclusive tools for in-clinic treatments have now found their way into the skincare routines of beauty enthusiasts everywhere. If you’re looking for a new device to try, consider the high frequency wand. 

Now, the words high frequency and how the actual device looks might be intimidating for some. Think of a fairy wand that instantly transforms a drab outfit into a fab one in just one flick. That’s how these beauty wands work, skin rejuvenation at your fingertips. Learn more about the portable high-frequency wand and its variety of benefits for the skin.    

What is a High-Frequency Treatment? 


High frequency is a skin treatment method that uses thermal current to increase the skin’s oxygen supply. Electrodes are used to deliver thermal energy and there are two types: argon gas and neon gas.

How Do High Frequency Wands Work? 

It’s not as complex as it sounds (or looks). A typical high frequency wand has a bubble-like tip which is called the electrode. Depending on the type of gas used, the electrode produces this gas to be able to release a weak electric current into the skin. Once in contact with the skin, the current generates oxygen which does wonders to the pores. 

Oxygen gives the skin cells a boost which contributes to the overall health of the skin. It works directly on the pores to eliminate bacteria, calm skin, promote collagen production, and more. The moving low-level current helps to rejuvenate the skin in a safe and gentle manner with minimal to no downtime.     

What Are The Benefits Of A High Frequency Treatment?

There are two types of high-frequency electrodes: argon and neon gas. Argon (the violet gas) is mostly used for acne-fighting and oil control while neon (the orange gas) helps combat the signs of skin-aging.   

Argon Gas (Violet)

Neon Gas (Orange)

  • Eliminates acne-causing bacteria
  • Calms and soothes inflammation and redness
  • Minimizes pore size
  • Increases oxygen to help fight bacteria
  • Reduces hyperpigmentation
  • Prevents acne from forming
  • Improves circulation
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduces the appearance of cellulite
  • Decongest puffiness
  • Fades dark circles 
  • Improves circulation
  • Promotes cellular turnover
  • Aids in nutrient absorption
  • Help improve hair growth

How To Use A High-Frequency Wand?

To get the best results (and for your safety too), it’s important to follow the steps in using an at-home high-frequency treatment device. Here’s a basic guide that applies to most high-frequency wand models. 

  1. Properly cleanse your face and dry thoroughly before the treatment. Also make sure to remove all jewelry and metal accessories for safety.
  2. Pick your electrode of choice and insert it into the wand. Turn on your device.
  3. Depending on the device used, adjust the energy level, or dial to your preferred level.
  4. Move the electrode in small circular motions over the target area for three to five minutes.
  5. For acne treatment, tap the electrode on the acne up to three times. This is called the spark method.
  6. Apply your preferred moisturizer when done with all the areas. 

High-Frequency Wands You Can Try At Home

Ready for your next skinvestment purchase? Consider these portable high frequency wand sets from Project E Beauty. Model and entrepreneur Lori Harvey swears by the D'arsonval High Frequency Wand Neon when it comes to game-changing pimple treatments. 


D'arsonval High Frequency Wand Neon

D'arsonval High Frequency Wand Argon 

D'arsonval High Frequency Wand Neon & Argon

Type of Treatment

Neon gas

Argon Gas

Neon and Argon 

Electrodes included

  • Mushroom Neon Gas 
  • Hook Neon Gas 
  • Comb Neon Gas 
  • Spoon Neon Gas 
  • Mushroom Neon Gas 
  • Hook Neon Gas 
  • Comb Neon Gas 
  • Spoon Neon Gas
  • Mushroom Argon Gas
  • Hook Argon Gas 
  • Straight Neon Gas 
  • Y-Shape Neon Gas 
  • Comb Neon Gas
  • Spoon Neon Gas 

Skin benefits

increased blood circulation and collagen production, diminished wrinkles and age spots, tighter and firmer skin, brighter complexion

improvement of acne-prone skin, faster wound healing, minimized pore size, tighter skin, alopecia treatment

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, alopecia treatment

Treatment methods

indirect high frequency, direct high frequency, hair care method, and spark method

indirect high frequency, direct high frequency, hair care method, and spark method

indirect high frequency, direct high frequency, hair care method, and spark method

How Often Should I Do High Frequency Treatment?

Use your portable high-frequency treatment wand for 10 to 15-minute sessions, two to three times a week. Spend no more than five minutes per affected area. Carefully read through the instructions prior to first use.

Minor side effects such as redness, swelling, and tingling sensations are normal after each treatment session. These usually disappear in a few days. Treat freshly treated skin gently, do not use harsh cleansers, and finish off with your preferred serum or moisturizing product.   

Skin Transformation Made Easy 

A multi-benefit beauty device such as the portable high frequency wand is not only cost-effective but also very convenient, especially for people with an active lifestyle. This type of treatment should easily fit into any type of skincare routine as it comes in a compact and handy design that’s easy to use and durable. Get your own high-frequency beauty wand today and achieve youthful, clear skin like magic.   

Ring in the Chinese New Year with great skin!

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 written by Charlotte Rycroft




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