Darsonval High Frequency Device


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This professional grade Portable High Frequency machine features 10 electrode attachments (7 Neon and 3 Argon).

The working principle of this professional grade high frequency device is its alternating current of 200,000 cycles per second. The cycle frequency is so rapid it does not stimulate motor or sensory nerves.

How Does High Frequency Work?

The accessories used with a high frequency machine are glass electrodes of different forms. When the high frequency current passes through these electrodes, they emit a bluish, violet color or a reddish, orange color depending upon which gas is contained in the electrodes – argon emits a blue light and neon emits an orange light. A chemical reaction causes the emission of ozone into the air.

Ozone is a form of oxygen which has germicidal properties and extremely beneficial for treating seborrhea or acne skin. Tiny sparks pass between the electrode and the skin as the current travels across the layer of air which separates them, converting oxygen into ozone. When the electrode is applied directly upon the skin, this is known as direct high frequency. Sparking is a technique used directly on a blemish. This is done by holding the electrode a few millimeters above the skin, increasing the gap between the electrode and skin surface. This is called a “spark gap”. The release of ozone from the electrode destroys bacteria and will aid in drying pustular infection.


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