Acne is a skin condition that people of all ages can struggle with. There are a myriad of home remedies, over-the-counter treatments, and even doctor-prescribed treatments,
There is a new treatment called high frequency for acne that you can use in your own home. Let's learn more about this treatment option and why people choose it to help clear up their acne.
What Is High Frequency for Acne Treatment?
High frequency treatment uses a device with a conductive, wand-shaped electrode that's filled with argon gas on it. The gas is ignited by the electricity flowing through the electrode. This device may have interchangeable electrode tips for treating different conditions or areas.
In the past, you'd have to go to a spa to get this treatment. Now that you can buy a device for home use, it's far more accessible. This is a user-friendly method of treating acne that people find really works for them.
Benefits of High Frequency Treatment for Acne
There is a wide array of reasons people like to utilize this treatment for themselves. Reasons people find high frequency treatment more appealing than other treatment options include:
- No real side effects to speak of
- Stimulates circulation and collagen production
- Fun and relaxing
Besides treating acne safely and gently by killing the bacteria that causes it, this device also helps improve the condition of the skin in general. By stimulating the skin to produce more collagen and encouraging more circulation, the high frequency device can help the skin look smother, brighter, and less inflamed.
This treatment may stave off signs of aging, as well. Collagen is essential to the building and structural integrity of our skin. Helping our bodies produce more of it will keep the skin supple and healthy.
How To Give Yourself A High Frequency Treatment
This treatment is only newly accessible outside of a spa setting, so let's walk through the steps of how you'll give yourself the high frequency treatment at home.
1. Wash your face
Start with a clean, dry face. You may wish to use a gentle, moisturizing facewash to avoid excess drying or irritation of the skin. It would be advisable to not heavily exfoliate the skin before treatment,either.
2. Apply skin serum
You will apply a skin serum to your face. This serum will give your skin nutrients and aid in conduction. A serum with epithelial growth factors is recommended, as it will help the skin heal and grow well.
3. Place gauze
Cut and place a section of gauze over the area of acne to be treated.
4. Begin treatment
Now you can prepare the device by inserting the electrode. You will put the electrode over the gauze and turn it on. Turn the dial until you feel slight tingling. Too much power can irritate or dry out your skin. Move the wand in circular motions over the treatment area. Treat one area no longer than 3 to 5 minutes.
Finish with applying a moisturizer to your face.
Discontinue use if you see excess irritation or redness. You will have a tingle during application and redness for about 30 minutes afterward.