Include This Tool In Your Skincare Routine
IN THIS ARTICLE:
- 01 What Is A High Frequency Wand And How Does It Work?
- 02 How Can High-Frequency Wands Benefit The Skin?
- 03 How Often Should You Do High Frequency Treatments?
- 04 Introducing The Project E Beauty High Frequency Wands
Skincare is not one to fall behind on technological advancements. There are the futuristic-looking LED light therapy masks, instantly lifting microcurrent rollers, ultrasonic skin scrubbers, and extraordinary fat-burning radio frequency devices.
Here’s another innovation that you shouldn’t be missing: magical high frequency wands. If you’ve heard about this zit-zapping and line-smoothing glow wands from your favorite social media stars, below are some good reasons why a high frequency wand deserves a spot in your routine.
What is a high frequency wand and how does it work?
In the late 1800s, the famed Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla invented the first high-frequency device called the violet ray. This was utilized as a method of treatment for infectious diseases as well as for wound management. It was the French physician Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval who laid the groundwork for the application of this invention in a cosmetic setting.
What is a high frequency facial?
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).
Typically, a portable high frequency wand is attached to a machine that generates low-level electricity. This mild current oscillates through the wand and travels into the bubble tip or electrode.
The electrical current ignites the inert gas once the electrode is applied to the skin. This process creates a reaction that produces enriched oxygen molecules with antibacterial properties. It also helps stimulate collagen production in the dermis.
How can high-frequency wands benefit the skin?
Why should you include a portable high-frequency wand in your skincare routine? Enriched oxygen molecules give skin cells a good boost - these work 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 non-invasive manner, no recovery time needed.
Determining which inert gas is most suitable for your skin depends on your concerns. Below are some high frequency wand benefits based on the gas used.
For anti-aging: Neon Gas (Orange)
For acne-fighting: Argon Gas (Violet)
How often should you do high-frequency treatments?
Ideally, you can use your portable high frequency wand for 10 to 15-minute sessions, two to three times a week. Spend no more than five minutes per area of concern. Using a high frequency wand to zap a huge and painful zit may have immediate effects. As for overall skin health, it takes weeks of consistent and proper use to see and feel the effects of the treatment.
The Project E Beauty D'arsonval High Frequency Wand comes with six different electrodes ideal for use on specific parts of the face/body. Pro tip: hold the device one-quarter inch away from the skin for the current to penetrate more deeply.
What to expect before and after a high-frequency session? Prepping your skin for one is easy: wash your face thoroughly and make sure there is no dirt and excess sebum left. Minor side effects such as redness, swelling, and tingling sensations are normal following a treatment session and should go away in a few hours. On freshly treated skin, avoid using harsh cleansers and finish off with your preferred serum or moisturizing product. Carefully follow the instructions in the manual provided with your device to minimize or prevent side effects.
Introducing The Project E Beauty High Frequency Wands
Leading beauty brand Project E Beauty offers three types of portable high frequency wands complete with different electrodes. Lori Harvey, model and the founder and CEO of SKN by LH, can’t live without the D'arsonval High Frequency Wand Neon.
increased blood circulation and collagen production, diminished wrinkles and age spots, tighter and firmer skin, brighter complexion, improved hair growth
improvement of acne-prone skin, faster wound healing, minimized pore size, tighter skin, increased hair growth, 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, increased hair growth, alopecia treatment
written by Charlotte Rycroft