Who loves futuristic tools for skincare? Well, I do; merge technology with skincare, and you’ve got my attention. After 15 years of hormonal breakouts, and at the beginning of experiencing fine lines, no wonder why I’m into facials, LED masks, radiofrequency, or, lately, high frequency (HF). The story is familiar. When fine lines and wrinkles make their way on your face, all you’re looking for are methods to get rid of them. OFC, taking good care of your skin implies more than sticking to anti-aging treatments; from your lifestyle to the products you apply, everything leaves a mark on how your skin looks and how fast it ages. Sooo, while you follow the basics of an anti-aging routine, you can start a high-frequency therapy at home.
What you should know before purchasing a high-frequency wand
Before we jump into the review section, there are some things about high-frequency therapy and devices you should know.
What’s an HF device, and how it works?
Adored by dermatologists and considered an essential skin rejuvenating treatment, high frequency is a technique that uses targeted thermal energy, praised for stimulating cell renewal. High-frequency wands use a glass HF electrode filled with neon or argon gas. Argon gas is blue/violet, being widely used for acne, while neon produces a red/orange light, the one known to have anti-aging benefits. When applied to the skin, a mild electrical current passes to the gas-filled electrode, emitting a subtle glow and buzzing noise. The oscillating action of HF encourages lymphatic drainage, increases blood circulation, which, in turn, nourishes the skin’s surface and renews underlying cells. It also generates an enriched form of oxygen, which can provide the skin with a firm, vibrant glow. Wait, there’s more: it improves the overall skin texture and tone by boosting collagen and elastin production. During a facial with an HF device, the skincare product’s absorption increases too, meaning it’ll uptake more active ingredients for its benefit. That’s what I call a win-win.
How to prep my skin for a high-frequency facial?
Always have your skin cleansed and dry before you start your HF treatment. Apply a layer of hyaluronic acid serum to speed up the process after you’re done. Important: stop using any retinoids for 5-7 days before the treatment and avoid harsh exfoliants, such as glycolic acid, for a week prior. When you use it, move the device slowly in circular motions for 3-4 minutes, with the electrode in contact with your face. Start with the forehead, then move to the nose, cheeks, and chin. You’ll see that some devices have a special cap for the eye area and even for the scalp. Yes, high frequency does also work for stimulating hair’s health and growth.
Is it safe to use high-frequency facial machines?
High-frequency wands are considered a safe, gentle, and therapeutic approach to skin rejuvenation, quickly healing and restoring your skin’s health. There haven’t been reported any side effects up until this point. If your skin is sensitive, you might experience tingling, redness, swelling that usually disappear in a few days. To prevent that from happening, stick to a maximum of 2-3 minutes for each area of your face, once every two days. Please don’t use the device on severe sunburns, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, during pregnancy, or if you have a history of heart disease.
5 Best High-Frequency Facial Machines for Wrinkles
Now that you’re convinced that high-frequency wands stand up to all the hype check these products we’ve picked for you!
NuDerma High-Frequency Machine
Using this high-frequency device can turn things in your way by making your skin look younger. NuDerma by Pure Daily Care was created to help you reduce wrinkles’ appearance, eye puffiness, eliminate imperfections, and energize hair follicles supported by four neon-powered probes. The wand produces 10 watts of power at 50-60Hz waves, which means it’s utterly painless in boosting circulation and collagen production, helping plump your skin cells safely and effectively.
NuDerma Professional Skin Therapy Wand
This time, NuDerma includes six probes, three filled with argon, while the other three are neon-powered. The comb (for hair) and the rod (for the body and forehead) are also supercharged with Tungsten for improved effectiveness. Use this wand in conjunction with your favorite anti-aging creams and serums to drastically improve their absorption into your skin so you can get the most out of them. Your skin will thank me later.
Project E Beauty HF Wrinkles Removal Device
With 10 minutes of treatment, three times a week, you can enhance your skin’s health, from occasional pimples to fine lines and wrinkles. Yes, because you can use the Project E Beauty HF wand for both purposes. It includes four probes filled with neon for anti-aging targets, while the other two aim to treat blemishes and kill bacteria. The electrodes come in various convenient shapes and sizes to facilitate treating different areas of the face, body, and scalp. It’s an all-in-one package and a great addition to your beauty routine. We adore it!
Tumakou High-Frequency Facial Machine
Tumakou’s kit comes with four tubes for all your needs to treat different areas, cheeks, forehead, jawline, eye area, lips, nose, and hair. It aims to provide a natural boost to your skin, reducing fine lines, thanks to the neon gas is filled with. With regular use, it improves the overall condition of your complexion, body, and hair — and it’s super affordable!
Apreuty High Frequency Facial Wand Device
Here’s another HF kit that uses neon and argon gas, aiding to minimize fine lines and wrinkles and destroy acne-causing bacteria. Some of the applicators are also supercharged with Tungsten for improved effectiveness. For the price, you can’t go wrong with all seven attachments included! People love it and we are almost sure you’ll do too!