Have you heard about high-frequency wands?
I hadn’t until a few years ago when a friend was visiting. She told me how she was using this device for her acne-prone skin. She also said it had other benefits, but wasn’t exactly sure what they were.
Turns out it was a high-frequency wand, and it was pretty inexpensive, so I ordered one. I think I paid $35 back then on Amazon.
As soon as I started to use it there was a familiar smell. It was the same smell created by a device used on my skin when I used to get facials (25 years ago). I remember Sanda (an esthetician and my mom’s boss) said it was an ozone machine.
I hated the smell but loved the effects of this machine. If I had a breakout she would zap the zit. It smelled weird but it got rid of it almost immediately (or by the next day).
So now, putting two and two together, I realized my new device was the same thing.
And now they are all the rage and for use at home.
But what exactly is this little wand?
Well it has a base that you insert a probe into. There are many different ones on the market. Mine has four different attachments.
The probe delivers thermal energy and argon gas is released when it comes in contact with the skin. This then oxygenates the skin, killing any bacteria.
But if you don’t have acne-prone skin are they worth it?
There isn’t a lot of research on these devices but from using one myself … I think they are.
You see, bacteria can’t live in oxygen. So the pores are unclogged after using the wand and product can now get to where it’s supposed to be and definitely work better.
It also increases blood circulation and detoxifies the skin, which helps it glow and just look better.
Have a great weekend!