Are High-Frequency Treatments The Acne Cure We've Been Waiting For?
Are High-Frequency Treatments The Acne Cure We've Been Waiting For?

What Are High Frequency Treatments?

High-frequency treatments are frequently used in facials to treat stubborn acne, calm inflammation, shrink pores, reduce the signs of aging, and so much more. I’ve had these treatments done during facials for years, but recently, I found out you can do it at home. And it’s a game-changer.

High-frequency treatments use electrical currents that are set at just the right frequency to benefit your skin without, well, electrocuting you. When the glass electrode (attached to the base of the machine) is applied to the skin, it generates oxygen which kills bacteria and calms inflammation. This glass electrode comes in a variety of shapes and sizes that address different concerns and areas of the face. The most common shapes are:

  • Dot-Point: targets pimples

  • Mushroom: treats broader areas of the face like the cheek and forehead

  • Tongue or spoon: treats contours of the face like around the nose

    It’s the NuDerma Skin Therapy Wand and it comes with the electrodes listed above, plus a comb electrode that’s meant to stimulate hair growth.


    1. Cleanse and exfoliate your skin. Exfoliating away dead skin cells will help the device work even better. I highly recommend Kate Somerville Exfoliate for all exfoliating needs.

    2. Apply a serum.

    3. Insert the electrode of choice in the the machine and turn it on. The NuDerma wand I used has a dial at the bottom to adjust the intensity. I prefer to use it on the lowest intensity, but I plan to increase it over time.

    4. Glide the device over your skin. I have two important tips for this. One is to always maintain contact with the machine to avoid “shocking” yourself. To do this, touch the glass electrode with your finger as you apply it to your skin and then remove your finger once it’s in contact with your skin.

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