beginners guide to a high frequency machine
My most recent (and favorite) new beauty tool has recently been my high frequency wand. I purchased one through amazon after I got a facial with one. I was so intrigued by the protect and was asking my esthetician a million questions about it. I learned that it is basically a tool that using high frequency electrodes to when infuse the skin with rejuvenating oxygen molecules. When my facialist whipped out the machine, I was a little (okay a lot) nervous that it would hurt my skin and make my feel like I was being shocked. I flinched when she touched it to my skin, but realized that it didn’t hurt at all. It just feels like your face is tingling (kind of like a lesser version of when your leg falls asleep). She told me the benefits and I was amazed that this little machine could do so much. It helps with stubborn acne, puffy eyes and face, reduce wrinkles and fine lines, decongest pores, and help with hair growth. This machine literally does it all. I wasn’t sure if everything she said was true, but after just one facial it did shrink my pores and get ride of pimples. When I got home from my facial, I went on amazon and looked up the machine. I was shocked to see how affordable they were. I did some deep research and finally landed on this machine.
I thought I would try one of the cheaper models to give it a chance and the reviews were a little mixed, but most were saying great things. (I also did my research on this model and the bad reviews just said that it stopped working, nothing dangerous.) It was $29 and came with free two day shipping.
When the package finally arrived in the mail, I tore the envelope open and inspected the product. I’m not going to lie, I wasn’t very hopeful after seeing the sketchy box. I went to my bathroom and cleaned the glass heads with rubbing alcohol. I read the instructions (which were very unclear) and dove in. I played around for about 10 minutes and when I woke up the next morning, my skin was glowing. My stubborn cheek pimple was gone and the other blemished essentially disappeared.
I been using this wand for about a month now and I’m completely in love. The downside I have is that the instructions were very hard to read, but after some trial and error I figured it all out. To help you out, below are my own instructions and guidelines I use when performing my at home facial with the high frequency wand.
apply a cream, mask, or serum to your skin so the wand will run smoothly along your face
(optional) put on a layer of gauze if you have sensitive skin
plug in the base of the wand
attach the head you will be using and make sure it is firmly in place
place your finger on towards the end of the glass attachment
turn up the dial on the bottom very gradually until you feel a very slight tingle (it should not hurt or feel painful in any way)
rub the wand around your face and stop for 5-10 seconds on any blemishes, then continue rubbing (changing the wands as you wish)
after 5-10 minutes, stop the treatment
once you have unplugged the wand, clean the heads with rubbing alcohol (do this after every use!!)
put the wand away in the box it came in to keep anything from breaking
*you can use the wand up to once a day, but I use it every other day unless I have a breakout
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The machine comes with 4 heads to use. The first is a comb that you can run through your hair to help with hair growth. The second is for your under-eyes and other smaller areas. The third is for spot treatments, and the fourth is for your cheeks, neck, and forehead. I use most of the wands every time I use this machine.
WRITTEN: AVA R.