hey guys. mi ann here, beauty writer here at refinery29and today iâ€™m going to dermalogica soho which is a spa in new york to get a high frequencytreatment. itâ€™s going to help with inflammation. itâ€™s going to literally zap my zits andhelp kill bacteria. it costs about 50 dollars for every twentyminutes of getting the actual service. i am a little bit nervous just because itis literal electricity going over my skin but, iâ€™ve heard itâ€™s pretty painless so,iâ€™m actually very excited to see if it helps with any of the acnes that iâ€™ve got goingon today.
it was founded in the 1800â€™s by nikola teslawhose a well known scientist. he used it to help more with like infectionscause that was before we had antibiotics. a french biophysicist realized in 1892 actually,um, that it had an antibacterial effect on the skin um, and would help um with like skininfections. thereâ€™s two different types of gas in theelectrode. so thereâ€™s glass electrodes. the gas is vacuum sealed into the electrodeso, we put the electrode in the actual current and we turn it on. the gas ignites.
thereâ€™s either neon gas or argon gas. argon gas is going to glow more of like apurple or a violet hue. neon is going to be more orange. as far as our treatment goes, itâ€™s fullycustomized so weâ€™ll focus on cleaning up the breakouts, the redness um, iâ€™ll startwith the double cleanse routine. iâ€™ll take a closer look at your skin andthen weâ€™ll get started. hormonal acne, as a teenager, does start inthe forehead and then it literally will slowly progress down so,thatâ€™s exactly what happened. adult acne is typically along the jawline.
so, weâ€™re going to start the high frequencyportion of the treatment okay? iâ€™ll treat the whole face of course butiâ€™ll just focus like youâ€™re saying down on the jawline. here at dermalogica we place gauze over theskin before we apply the current. it just allows you to get more oxygen intothe skin because thatâ€™s whatâ€™s jumping from the high of frequency itself into theskin. oxygen is whatâ€™s killing the bacteria. with the gauze, you get even more oxygen. we call it like a spark gap so, itâ€™s morebeneficial.
itâ€™s also easier to glide across the skin. alright, howâ€™s your skin feeling? it feels good. i feel so relaxed. i think i fell asleep for a good minute there. no worries and youâ€™ll definitely see thebreakouts that you were worried about. they already look a little bit better actuallynot as inflamed. thatâ€™s the goal. yeah.
iâ€™ll tone your skin now, put on some moisturizerand spf and then youâ€™ll be good to go. that was so cool. it definitely didnâ€™t hurt at all which iwas kind of surprised by because i expected it to have a little bit more zapping or tinglingsensations. my acne has really subsided. now itâ€™s day three since iâ€™ve had thefacial and it doesnâ€™t hurt anymore. itâ€™s not as red and inflamed. iâ€™m actually really happy with the results. i would definitely go back again.