Everything You Need to Know About Using High Frequency for Acne

My favorite part of any facial is not the masks, not the peels, not the extractions (okay, maybe a bit), but the devices. When an esthetician comes at me with any sort of futuristic tool (microcurrent, radio frequency, bio brasion), I can’t help but feel giddy. As a frequent sufferer of hormonal breakouts, most of my facials end with a dose of high frequency.

It all happens so fast, but when the esthetician runs that humming rod across my skin, I know I’ve had a successful treatment. In fact, I’ve often felt that if I could take that magical tool home, I wouldn’t need professional facials at all (sorry, estheticians—you know I love you). Little did I know I could keep that acne-ending gadget right in my medicine cabinet.

So how does it work? High-frequency treatments kill bacteria and reduce inflammation, hence the acne-fighting benefits. High-frequency treatments also increase circulation to stimulate collagen, making the treatment an effective anti-aging and glow-boosting tool, too.

In the past, you’d have to go to a spa to experience a high frequency tool for acne, but there have been a number of new at-home devices that allow you to utilize the powers in the comfort in your own bathroom. Scroll through to learn all about at-home high frequency!