Faradic - Oxygen & Antibacterial Treatment
How Does High Frequency (Faradic Current)Work?
The high frequency machine connects to a glass probe that is filled with argon or neon gas. (see photos to the right)
The esthetician may or may not place gauze over skin before running the appropriate probe over the gauze for a few minutes. The probe produces ozone gas that kills bacteria inside a breakout or impending breakout.. The bacteria that causes acne (P. acnes) cannot survive in the presence of oxygen. So ozone (which is a form of oxygen, denoted as O3) kills the bacteria. The heat emitted from the probe also has a healing effect. High frequency is typically used after exfoliation, extractions or after a mask to oxygenate and energize the skin.