Viennese Facial – Indirect High Frequency
Indirect High Frequency is the use of High Frequency current to aid in product penetration and gentle skin stimulation. In contrast to Direct High Frequency, which is applied directly to the skin, Indirect High Frequency flows through the surface of the body, when the hands of the skin therapist make contact with the client’s skin as the client holds the electrode.
Indirect High Frequency is ideal for skin that needs stimulation, such as a dry, dehydrated, delicate, fragile, sensitive and flaccid skin. Indirect High Frequency stimulates blood, lymph and sebaceous activity without pulling or stretching the skin. It has an overall regenerating action, but also promotes relaxation and sedation.
How does Indirect High Frequency work?
During an Indirect High Frequency treatment, the client holds the saturator electrode to channel the current. The client may experience a mild tingling sensation. The therapist may also feel this in her fingertips. The lighter the therapist’s pressure, the more stimulation occurs. Prior to the massage, an essential oil blend, treatment serum and/or active complex can be applied to the skin, followed by the massage medium of choice. A water-soluble massage cream or oil free massage base can be used. The skin can be massaged very gently for 8-20 minutes.
What are the benefits?
Indirect High Frequency benefits the following skin conditions:
- Aging or prematurely aging skin
- Dry/dehydrated skin
- Post-operative skin
- Recent scar tissue (between 4-9 months)
- Clients who dislike firm pressure massage
- Clients with loose or flaccid skin
And it benefits the skin by:
- Aiding in the penetration of treatment creams/serums/complexes by increasing the blood flow in certain areas
- Regenerating the skin
- Re-energizing tired and stressed skin
- Assisting in massage for an aging skin using the indirect method
Is there any downtime involved?
There is no downtime and you can immediately go about your day. You should look after the treated skin in the following way:
- Do not go in direct sunlight for 24-48 hours after the treatment
- Use SPF sun cream factor 30+ to protect the skin from UV rays
- Make-up can be applied within 8 hours
- Moisturize the skin frequently
- For 24-48 hours avoid very high temperatures including sauna, sunbed, hot baths or showers- use tepid water & pat dry without rubbing the skin
- A collagen mask at night can enhance the reduction of fine lines
How many sessions are recommended?
The treatment can be performed as often as every 2-4 weeks.
How much does it cost?
£45 per session