One of the primary culprits behind acne is the overproduction of sebum, an oily substance produces by the sebaceous glands. Sebum serves to moisturize and protect the skin, but excessive production can lead to clogged pores.
When excess sebum mixes with dead skin cells, it can block hair follicles, creating an environment where acne-causing bacteria thrive. This blockage results in the formation of pimples, blackheads and whiteheads.
Hormonal changes, such as those during puberty, menstruation, or pregnancy, can trigger increased sebum production. These fluctuations can also cause the skin’s cells to shed more rapidly, increasing the likelihood of clogged pores.
The bacterium known as Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) is naturally present on the skin but can multiply rapidly in clogged pores. This bacterial overgrowth triggers inflammation and the formation of painful, pus-filled pimples.
High-frequency technology, also known as HF therapy or diathermy, has been used in the field of dermatology for years. It involves the use of a high-frequency electrical current that generates ozone and oxygen molecules when applied to the skin. These molecules have numerous benefits for acne treatment.
High-frequency technology effectively kills acne-causing bacteria, specifically Propionibacterium acnes, reducing inflammation and preventing new breakouts.
The high-frequency current stimulates blood circulation in the treated area. Enhanced blood flow ensures that vital nutrients and oxygen reach the skin cells, promoting faster healing and rejuvenation.
The technology also helps topical acne-fighting products penetrate deeper into the skin, making them more effective in targeting acne at its source.