My client, Lee, breaks out every time her lip is waxed. She gets small red bumps on her upper lip that lasts for a week or so. Well, she used to break out after a waxing. Now after each waxing I apply a high frequency current to the area, and the problem has been solved.

High frequency current is an alternating current electrical current that can be used for the purpose of enhancing your skin. The primary action of high frequency current is thermal, meaning it produces heat. This non-invasive oscillating current moves so rapidly that there are no muscular contractions. In fact, it is rarely felt when applied to your skin.

The way high frequency current is applied to your skin is through glass or metal electrodes that are shaped a bit like a mushroom. The electrodes come in a variety of sizes, and can be used for several different treatments. For example, a sparking violet current is used for its antibacterial properties, which is what I used on Lee to prevent post-waxing breakouts. An orange sparking current is used for soothing the skin after various treatments, such as peels, microdermabrasion, and waxing.

High frequency current has been in use since the 1800’s. It was often used (and still is) for medical purposes because it inhibits the growth of bacteria. High frequency is a safe and holistic approach to a skin care and rejuvenation treatments.

The results of a high frequency treatment will vary from person to person and can be gradual depending frequency of treatments.

The benefits include of high frequency current for skin care include:

• Stimulates blood and increases the circulation of nutrients to your skin

• Tones your skin for a firmer appearance

• Increases cell metabolism to enhance cell turnover

• Aids in elimination and detoxification by stimulating the lymphatic system

• Assists in deeper penetration of products and nutrients applied to your skin

• Works as a germicidal/antibacterial to kill surface germs

• Generates heat at the cellular to promote healing