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Miz E in Springfield, Virginia

53 months ago

Au contraire mon frer:
The bacterium responsible for inflamed acne breakouts is Propionibacteria acnes (P. acnes). It is a normal resident of the skin, and generally harmless. But, when pores become engorged with excess oil and dead skin cells, it creates an anaerobic environment where P. acnes can thrive.

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Miz E in Springfield, Virginia

53 months ago

SP in Allen, Texas said: I don't see why it's an issue if you ask a professional for help to use a tool that doesn't take a ton of skill. I've been using my HF machine for over a month or so and have had fantastic results. I asked these questions ahead so that I don't make mistakes and do any harm to my skin. I've been on anti-biotics for acne and all sorts of medications and they've always had bad side effects. This is the first tool that has no side effects and good results. I'm elated.
I've had these treatments from a "professional" but there is no way I can have them do this 2 times a week at the price they charge. For a flat $200, I've been able to treat my skin 3x a week and have been clear of acne. I LOVE this machine and feel that this has been one of the best purchases I've made. And I feel if you don't do these treatments frequently enough there is no real benefit in keeping acne at bay. So instead of preaching why we should not be purchasing it, how about being helpful and giving some useful tips as asked and giving people some precautions to follow. We're not idiots, we just want to use a fairly easy tool properly. I say fairly easy because I've been doing it for over a month with no issues, just followed simple rules and have had great results.

It's an issue because a licensed esthetician spent much time, energy and resources for an education to help clients with their skin. Are you certain you are dealing with acne and not rosacea? Do you understand the structure of your skin? Do you know the best products to use, how NOT to encourage over production of sebum? I have a professional responsibility to help my clients care for their skin and keep it beautiful in the safest, most professional manner. No where in our license requirements does it stipulate we should help the general public do a task we are trained to do. It's against my ethics.

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lpt in Bakersfield, California

53 months ago

Acne is PRIMARILY a clogged pores issue, and simply killing the p. acnes bacteria will only temporarily relieve the issue. The underlying issue of clogged pores is where the rubber meets the road so to speak. It is in the clearing of the retention hyperkeratosis that true acne control will happen.

hth,

lpt

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Miz E in Springfield, Virginia

53 months ago

So are we still talking about the ethics of professionals giving free advice to the public on how to avoid using a professional? Or are you just looking to undermine professionals in general?

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lpt in Bakersfield, California

53 months ago

To whom are you speaking, Miz E?

lpt

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Jeff B in Dallas, Texas

53 months ago

Miz E in Springfield, Virginia said: So are we still talking about the ethics of professionals giving free advice to the public on how to avoid using a professional? Or are you just looking to undermine professionals in general?

Interesting choice of words.

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Carol in Brisbane, Australia

53 months ago

I think you esthiticians need to participate in more skin care forums. If you did, you would know that most women (and some men) now have a complete arsenal of home-use skin care tools. These include microcurrent, high-frequency, microdermabrasion, laser hair removal, radio frequency, ultrasound etc. etc.

I personally own all of the above - and am completely capable of using them all in a competent manner. Some of the comments made by estheticians on this Forum makes me glad that I do my own facials!

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lpt in Bakersfield, California

53 months ago

Carol,

Priceless post!

Thank you for making me giggle this morning. You do of course realize that this particular site IS for professional estheticians who are looking for jobs in their professional field, and not for those do-it-yourself facialist types? The title being "Forums>Job>Esthetician"?

You will find your category under "Forums>Do-it-yourselfers>HomeFacialCare"...

Sorry, couldn't resist...

lpt

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SP in Allen, Texas

53 months ago

I agree Carol! I've not heard physicans on various boards vent this much, either they give their opinion or advise to see a specialist. No personal attacks on how dumb and incompetent we are.

I do not have Rosacea, I do not have severe acne, I do not have cystic acne. I have persistent, mild to moderate acne and oily skin. The HF has reduced the oil production also, as I'm not as oily as I used to be. My skin has never looked better. This could all be just a coincidence or whatever. For now, I'm just happy with the results.

The esthetician I purchased this machine from gave me good advice and tips. I guess she was benefitting from the purchase. I remember once an esthetician attacked me personally because I did not purchase a Clarisonic brush from her, but from Amazon. She attacked me and then did my facial. Perhaps it's all about the money.

Carol in Brisbane, Australia said: I think you esthiticians need to participate in more skin care forums. If you did, you would know that most women (and some men) now have a complete arsenal of home-use skin care tools. These include microcurrent, high-frequency, microdermabrasion, laser hair removal, radio frequency, ultrasound etc. etc.

I personally own all of the above - and am completely capable of using them all in a competent manner. Some of the comments made by estheticians on this Forum makes me glad that I do my own facials!

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SP in Allen, Texas

53 months ago

lol, I think I came across this topic while searching for information on HF machines and usage. Jeff made very knoweldgeable and informative posts about this, so couldn't resist posting it here so that he notices :)

lpt in Bakersfield, California said: Carol,

Priceless post!

Thank you for making me giggle this morning. You do of course realize that this particular site IS for professional estheticians who are looking for jobs in their professional field, and not for those do-it-yourself facialist types? The title being "Forums>Job>Esthetician"?

You will find your category under "Forums>Do-it-yourselfers>HomeFacialCare"...

Sorry, couldn't resist...

lpt

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Jeff B in Dallas, Texas

53 months ago

Jessica in Williamston, Michigan said: I recently purchased a high frequency machine. I am not a professional and I don't know about the machines themselves. Are they supposed to buzz? Mine buzzes when it makes contact with the skin. If it is set high enough, it will buzz with out making any contact to the skin, and when it does it is even louder. The model is a D-217, and I think it is made by fuji.

I want to respond to this although it is very old but it might help.

People purchase these machines in two ways. They purchase it through a distributor who only sells to professionals and they purchase from other distributors who sell to the direct public.

One primary difference between difference between these two (in the US anyway) deals with the FDA's rules and laws relating to labeling.

When you sell a product to the public, you MUST include instructions for use and any safety precautions attached or included in the label on EVERY unit. If you sell to professionals you do not have to include this with each and every product (but you must be able to provide it if asked).

A simple example are hair coloring products which you find in Beauty supply stores who sell professional products to the public. If you look in this section, you should find little seperate slips of paper which containes these instructions or if you ask the salesperson for one. They must have it available.

If you are a distributor of these products and do not provide this (in the US) you risk getting a visit from the FDA and having the product confiscated.

Also, because this is a Federal law, if a consumer should be sold a product without this and they are injured from its misuse (eg. using tint to dye eyelashes and the consumer suffers an eye injury) they can sue them because the product did not contain these instructions for use and safety precautions.

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SP in Allen, Texas

53 months ago

Miz E in Springfield, Virginia said: It's an issue because a licensed esthetician spent much time, energy and resources for an education to help clients with their skin. Are you certain you are dealing with acne and not rosacea? Do you understand the structure of your skin? Do you know the best products to use, how NOT to encourage over production of sebum? I have a professional responsibility to help my clients care for their skin and keep it beautiful in the safest, most professional manner. No where in our license requirements does it stipulate we should help the general public do a task we are trained to do. It's against my ethics.

That is fine, you do not have to go against your ethics. Physicians give advise all the time on boards, it has nothing to do with ethics. Ethics tend to be personal values most of the time anyhow and everyone tends to have their own limits. I'm sure everyone uses the internet and boards to find all sorts of information, if someone or other was not providing it then how would we learn.

I was just saying that there's no reason to get so offensive(as others have). Just give advice if you can otherwise just let it be. It's not necessary to be mean and rude to make a point.

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Jeff B in Dallas, Texas

53 months ago

Carol in Brisbane, Australia said: I think you esthiticians need to participate in more skin care forums. If you did, you would know that most women (and some men) now have a complete arsenal of home-use skin care tools. These include microcurrent, high-frequency, microdermabrasion, laser hair removal, radio frequency, ultrasound etc. etc.

I personally own all of the above - and am completely capable of using them all in a competent manner. Some of the comments made by estheticians on this Forum makes me glad that I do my own facials!

I'm game. Which forums do you suggest?

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Jeff B in Dallas, Texas

53 months ago

Miz E in Springfield, Virginia said: So are we still talking about the ethics of professionals giving free advice to the public on how to avoid using a professional? Or are you just looking to undermine professionals in general?

I was thinking about this.
let's see Paula Begone has "Don't go to the cosmetic counter with me". She has sold 8 revisions.

But she's has pretty well covered the product area.

Maybe I could cover the service area.

How about a title like "Don't go to the Spa without me" or (in the words of the voice of OZ instructing Dorothy) "Do not look behind the curtain"

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Carol in Brisbane, Australia

53 months ago

www.essentialdayspa.com/forum/ is wonderful - it has invaluable information on just about everything you could imagine. The members there are extremely knowledgeable. There's a great thread on High Frequency devices: www.essentialdayspa.com/forum/viewtopic.php?tid=38630

This one is good too: www.smartskincare.com/forum/

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Miz E in Springfield, Virginia

53 months ago

Carol in Brisbane, Australia said: I think you esthiticians need to participate in more skin care forums. If you did, you would know that most women (and some men) now have a complete arsenal of home-use skin care tools. These include microcurrent, high-frequency, microdermabrasion, laser hair removal, radio frequency, ultrasound etc. etc.

I personally own all of the above - and am completely capable of using them all in a competent manner. Some of the comments made by estheticians on this Forum makes me glad that I do my own facials!


No half as glad as most of the Esthies in this forum.

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Carol in Brisbane, Australia

53 months ago

Miz E in Springfield, Virginia said: No half as glad as most of the Esthies in this forum.

Miz E - I think you are very out of touch. If you take a look at the Forums I have noted above you will find lots of posts by doctors and dermatologists willing to share their advice on skincare - it's just a shame that you do not see fit to do the same. There's nothing wrong or unethical about sharing knowledge and you might just help someone who is unable to afford to see a trained esthetician.

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Jeff B in Dallas, Texas

53 months ago

Carol in Brisbane, Australia said: www.essentialdayspa.com/forum/ is wonderful - it has invaluable information on just about everything you could imagine. The members there are extremely knowledgeable. There's a great thread on High Frequency devices: www.essentialdayspa.com/forum/viewtopic.php?tid=38630

This one is good too: www.smartskincare.com/forum/

These are two good forums. I've been a member of the first since 2007 but not had the time to post (plus there seems to be some good knowledgable posters).

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MD in Burbank, California

53 months ago

TO: SP in Allen, Texas

Hi just wondering what HF machine did you purchase, I am interesting in purchasing one, but don't know which one to get, and since you've had great results I'd like to know. Also if you could advise what other skin care products you are using for your skin. I'm on antibiotics for my acne and want to stop them sooo bad, so looking for alternatives.

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lpt in Bakersfield, California

53 months ago

O-M-G! This just gets better and better! Downright comical!

If nothing else, this is at least entertaining!

lpt

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Carol in Brisbane, Australia

53 months ago

lpt in Bakersfield, California said: Carol,

Priceless post!

Thank you for making me giggle this morning. You do of course realize that this particular site IS for professional estheticians who are looking for jobs in their professional field, and not for those do-it-yourself facialist types? The title being "Forums>Job>Esthetician"?

You will find your category under "Forums>Do-it-yourselfers>HomeFacialCare"...

Sorry, couldn't resist...

lpt

Yes, I do realise that this is a forum for professional estheticians - I found it when, like some of the other posters, I was researching HF devices. I thought it would be the perfect place to gain some knowledge. However, it has been disappointing to find that some people are not prepared to share their knowledge - and worse to see some of the advice is completely incorrect, such as "you do not use a gauze with a high frequency machine, you use a gauze with a galvanic machine". Anyone who is familiar with HF devices should know that both the direct and indirect method can be used and that you do not use gauze with a glavanic device.

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SP in Allen, Texas

53 months ago

MD in Burbank, California said: TO: SP in Allen, Texas

Hi just wondering what HF machine did you purchase, I am interesting in purchasing one, but don't know which one to get, and since you've had great results I'd like to know. Also if you could advise what other skin care products you are using for your skin. I'm on antibiotics for my acne and want to stop them sooo bad, so looking for alternatives.

Hi, MD,

I purchsaed it through Palacia.com. If you'd like, you can email me for further information.

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lpt in Bakersfield, California

53 months ago

"Anyone who is familiar with HF devices should know that both the direct and indirect method can be used and that you do not use gauze with a glavanic device."

I do use gauze with Galvanic treatments. You don't have to, but the reason I do is so the roller and balls glide evenly over the skin, and it keeps the water-based gel in place for better penetration of the current... I will do a facial, place a water-based ampoule on the skin, place a thin single layer of gauze over the ampoule, brush on a generous layer of water-based (ultrasonic) gel, and go to town, so to speak. Less mess, and easier to clean up.

Perhaps I should put some of my creds ...?

NCEA Nationally Certified Esthetician
Certified Acne Specialist
I work at a cosmetic surgery and laser center in California...

lpt

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Jeanne in San Diego, California

53 months ago

Carol in Brisbane, Australia said: I think you esthiticians need to participate in more skin care forums. If you did, you would know that most women (and some men) now have a complete arsenal of home-use skin care tools. These include microcurrent, high-frequency, microdermabrasion, laser hair removal, radio frequency, ultrasound etc. etc.

I personally own all of the above - and am completely capable of using them all in a competent manner. Some of the comments made by estheticians on this Forum makes me glad that I do my own facials!

You should get your licence. Seems like you really like the esthetics field and could help people who really suffer from skin care issues. Esthetician Professionals do freak out people come to us with skin care pratices gone wrong. I have seen second degree burns from product purchased off the internet. Its not people who have an understanding its when people unfortunatley don't that worry us. You should honestly look into getting licenced. Maybe you are missing your calling.

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Carol in Brisbane, Australia

53 months ago

I have no interest in becoming an esthetician. I'm just a poor old menopausal woman fighting aging with everything she's got!! Over the past five years however, I have learned an awful lot about caring for the skin and it's become something of an obsession. My skin doctor told me yesterday that my skin is way above average and my collagen levels are excellent for my age - so something must be working. I do love using the high frequency wand too, I think it's an excellent tool.

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slau52 in Palm Harbor, Florida

52 months ago

Carol, perhaps you should start your own Forum and then those people who are not Licensed would have a place to go to ask for advice.

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db in Los Angeles, California

50 months ago

Miz E in Springfield, Virginia said: It's an issue because a licensed esthetician spent much time, energy and resources for an education to help clients with their skin. Are you certain you are dealing with acne and not rosacea? Do you understand the structure of your skin? Do you know the best products to use, how NOT to encourage over production of sebum? I have a professional responsibility to help my clients care for their skin and keep it beautiful in the safest, most professional manner. No where in our license requirements does it stipulate we should help the general public do a task we are trained to do. It's against my ethics.

It would be lovely if everyone could afford to see an esthetician on a regular basis. The truth is, many simply cannot. I am a social worker and make peanuts for a salary. I've had stubborn acne all my life and have seen countless dermatologists, been on every medication under the sun, and it persists. I splurged on a facial a while back with a tax refund I got and had a long conversation with the esthetician (who was ranked very highly in California btw - her spa has been voted best skin care in her county for three years now). She used a HF machine and was very understanding when I explained I couldn't afford to get regular facials. She showed me how to use it and suggested I buy one. I have had tremendous success. Acne is awful -- it affects your self image, self esteem, and confidence level. It's just not fair that only the wealthy can afford to have nice skin when there is a safe, affordable home solution. I appreciate that you've spent time, money and energy, but I don't think that means you shouldn't be generous with people of few means and help them to take care of themselves if they can't afford you. The esthetician I saw changed my life and I'll never forget her.

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lpt in Bakersfield, California

50 months ago

db in Los Angeles,

I am so glad you had the great good fortune to have run into someone who could help you. The estheticians I know who know of someone who needs help and can not afford treatment, will treat them for free (Pro Bono) when they can. The issue here, as I see it is uninformed folks "finding stuff" on the internet, and self treating without the knowledge necessary to truly benefit their skin, long term. Or, worse yet, doing harm to their skin, and scarring themselves. I recently had an RN who came to me for a chemical peel. I could not perform one on her safely for several reasons. She thought she knew all about it "because I read it on the internet"... I wanted to chew gravel! Here is a fairly well educated woman who would have done great harm to her skin if I had not told her exactly why she could not get a chem peel from me. I saved her skin by NOT treating her!

Sorry for getting off the topic a little,

lpt

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SP in Allen, Texas

50 months ago

db, What sort of machine did you purchase and how do you use it (frequency etc) and what kind of results have you had? Just curious. Thanks.

db in Los Angeles, California said: It would be lovely if everyone could afford to see an esthetician on a regular basis. The truth is, many simply cannot. I am a social worker and make peanuts for a salary. I've had stubborn acne all my life and have seen countless dermatologists, been on every medication under the sun, and it persists. I splurged on a facial a while back with a tax refund I got and had a long conversation with the esthetician (who was ranked very highly in California btw - her spa has been voted best skin care in her county for three years now). She used a HF machine and was very understanding when I explained I couldn't afford to get regular facials. She showed me how to use it and suggested I buy one. I have had tremendous success. Acne is awful -- it affects your self image, self esteem, and confidence level. It's just not fair that only the wealthy can afford to have nice skin when there is a safe, affordable home solution. I appreciate that you've spent time, money and energy, but I don't think that means you shouldn't be generous with people of few means and help them to take care of themselves if they can't afford you. The esthetician I saw changed my life and I'll never forget her.

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JW in Yucca Valley, California

50 months ago

lpt in Bakersfield, California said: db in Los Angeles,

I am so glad you had the great good fortune to have run into someone who could help you. The estheticians I know who know of someone who needs help and can not afford treatment, will treat them for free (Pro Bono) when they can. The issue here, as I see it is uninformed folks "finding stuff" on the internet, and self treating without the knowledge necessary to truly benefit their skin, long term. Or, worse yet, doing harm to their skin, and scarring themselves. I recently had an RN who came to me for a chemical peel. I could not perform one on her safely for several reasons. She thought she knew all about it "because I read it on the internet"... I wanted to chew gravel! Here is a fairly well educated woman who would have done great harm to her skin if I had not told her exactly why she could not get a chem peel from me. I saved her skin by NOT treating her!

Sorry for getting off the topic a little,

lpt

I am currently enrolled in cosmo school, would love to chat w/ u over the email. I have several questions hoping u might help me with. janetandgenewilkinson@gmail.com

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Jackie in Plainville, Connecticut

49 months ago

Hana in Summerville, South Carolina said: I went to estheitcs school for a month (long story! Want to finish it up by next year though!), and one thing I have an amazing memory of when I went was high frequency machine. The constant practice of dermalogica facials was quite rigorous and rough (yet really invigorating) on my skin but it's the hf treatments that really left a great impression - for the first time ever it diminished my painful cystic acne spots and prevented them from scarring or leaving discolorations! (Even shots from a dermatologist always left me with scars T__T)

My skin is back to its normal state of constant suffering and I've decided to invest in a HF machine. This thread has been really helpful. I was looking at Jellen's because of it's size, included wands and it's the one product I've been able to find consumer reviews on.

www.jellenproducts.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=UC%2D3500

Then I saw www.palaciaskincare.com/professional-grade-portable-high-frequency-machine-pr-237.html on amazon for nearly 100 dollars less!! Amazon: www.amazon.com/Professional-Grade-Portable-Frequency-Machine/dp/B001UFUN7Y/ref=pd_sim_hpc_1

Are they exactly the same thing?? Is Palacia reliable though - anyone know this company?

Thanks for help and advice! Happy thanksgiving ^__^

I also get cystic spots and have some recent scarring. I'd be interested in finding out how and how frequently you used the machine. Of course I'd like to try and get rid of some lines and maybe tighten a couple areas if possible as well.....thanks, Jackie

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Carol in Brisbane, Australia

49 months ago

The Jellens and Palacia devices are the same device.

I've purchased two skincare devices from Palacia (including the HF Wand) and they are an extremely reputable company and the service is excellent. I'm in Australia and had a problem with using the website, I emailed them and someone actually rang me to sort out the problem. I would have no hesitation in purchasing from this company.

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Carol in Brisbane, Australia

49 months ago

Jackie in Plainville, Connecticut said: I also get cystic spots and have some recent scarring. I'd be interested in finding out how and how frequently you used the machine. Of course I'd like to try and get rid of some lines and maybe tighten a couple areas if possible as well.....thanks, Jackie

The Palacia and Jellen devices are exactly the same.

I've purchased two skincare devices from Palacia (including the HF Wand) and their service has been excellent. On one occasion I had trouble with the website (I'm in Ausgtralia) - I emailed them and someone actually rang me to sort out the problem. I would have no hesitation in recommending this company and the Palacia HF Wand.

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Zan H in Nevada City, California

47 months ago

Jeff B in Dallas, Texas said: Please excuse my briefness for now. Because of Corporal Tunnel (an occupational hazard of 46 years of facials) buth hands are fairly numb. So, typing is hard.

When looking at equipment keep these questions in mind:

Where is the unit manufactured?
What is the warranty?
Who and where would any repair work be performed? (In and out of warranty)
Are parts available (especially the electrodes for HF) and from whom.

I understand this post was 18 months ago, but I wanted to reply because I was also having physical problems due to repetitive stress syndrome from work, in my case myofascial pain in my neck and shoulders. I'm so fortunate that someone recommended learning the Alexander Technique - look for an instructor in your area. They teach you things about living in your body (how you stand, how you move, how much tension you hold and where, and how to release that). There's nothing else like it. They can certainly help you with your carpal tunnel problem. It's impossible for me not to reach out when I see someone whose life is limited from repetitive strain - and I know how grateful I am that someone told me about this. It saved my career!

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Jennifer in Atlanta, Georgia

46 months ago

Jeff in Dallas, what do you know about the safety of combining LED treatments along with a chemical peel?? I have been teaching both for a few years now and there are conflicting opinions as to if it should be done. Would love to hear some definitive truth,
jennifer

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Jeff B in Dallas, Texas

46 months ago

I would need to have more specific information before I could comment. Also, one of the best to discuss this would be Rita Page. You might contact her. As an aesthetician and LED Manufacturer, she would have more insight into LEDs with chemical peels.

rita@prolightaesthetics.com

However, like me, she would need more details (which LEDs, which peels, etc) and what these opinions are so we can address them specifically.

Jeff

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Jeff B in Dallas, Texas

46 months ago

Zan H in Nevada City, California said: I understand this post was 18 months ago, but I wanted to reply because I was also having physical problems due to repetitive stress syndrome from work, in my case myofascial pain in my neck and shoulders. I'm so fortunate that someone recommended learning the Alexander Technique - look for an instructor in your area. They teach you things about living in your body (how you stand, how you move, how much tension you hold and where, and how to release that). There's nothing else like it. They can certainly help you with your carpal tunnel problem. It's impossible for me not to reach out when I see someone whose life is limited from repetitive strain - and I know how grateful I am that someone told me about this. It saved my career!

Thank you for your reply. I had surgery on one hand and will have the other hand soon.

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Zan H in Nevada City, California

46 months ago

I'm sure that was necessary, and I imagine you're having physical therapy. I'd encourage you, tho, to see about the technique to prevent any further injury. Take care!

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Jennifer in Atlanta, Georgia

46 months ago

Jeff, I am asking about the superficial peels and the combination of 420-880nm of LED light. One of my trainers tells me you shouldn't combine LED with chemicals in a treatment-my other trainer tells me you shouldn't combine LED with BHA chemicals or in deeper chemical peels, ie jessner etc.
Searching for the truth!

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Jeff B in Dallas, Texas

46 months ago

Jennifer in Atlanta, Georgia said: Jeff, I am asking about the superficial peels and the combination of 420-880nm of LED light.

First I would like to comment on this statement as I find it very Interesting.

Are you sure she said "420-880nm "

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Jennifer in Atlanta, Georgia

46 months ago

Yes Jeff-I am referring to blue light LED in the 420-440nm and the red going from about 660-880nm-Now you have me interested??
jennifer

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Tania in Bayswater, Australia

43 months ago

Carol in Brisbane, Australia said: I have no interest in becoming an esthetician. I'm just a poor old menopausal woman fighting aging with everything she's got!! Over the past five years however, I have learned an awful lot about caring for the skin and it's become something of an obsession. My skin doctor told me yesterday that my skin is way above average and my collagen levels are excellent for my age - so something must be working. I do love using the high frequency wand too, I think it's an excellent tool.

Hi Carol,

Like you I am getting along in age and would like to take better care of my skin. I also came across this blog doing research on HF devices. Please could you contact me on my email address and let me know what devices you use - taniajvr@gmail.com. I am also in Australia.

Thank you

Tania

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Ggff in Brooklyn, New York

42 months ago

You shouldn't be doing it on yourself your suppost to have eye pads on and if you have eyepads on you can't see what your doing

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Jeff B in Dallas, Texas

42 months ago

Ggff in Brooklyn, New York said: You shouldn't be doing it on yourself your suppost to have eye pads on and if you have eyepads on you can't see what your doing

Actually HF has been used since the very beginning as a self-treatment appliance (in the early 1900's). There is really no valid need for eyepads.

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rosita in Laredo, Texas

42 months ago

hi im interested in your RF classes. but i would like to know what else doyou offer?

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Lamu9 in Norwalk, California

40 months ago

didi19830@lycos.com in Riverside, California said: Because there is a reason why we go to school and become licensed professionals. We know what we're doing and when people who aren't trained get hurt, we get the blame. If you want to use professional machines, get off ur butt and become a professional.

Didi,

I am also a licensed cosmetologist trained in hair, nails and skincare. However, unlike your original response to Jessica, I'd consider myself a professional. Whether your industry is law or skincare the expectation of a "professional' includes both expert level of training AND friendly, considerate and patient comportment. Going to get your 1600 hours is not the limit to define you as a professional, honey. You need to treat people with respect and dignity, essentially what you'd want from others. If you had treated Jessica with kindness and professionalism and suggested the possible problems and untrained person could encounter while using professional-grade equipment without adequate training and suggested treatments for her to get at your local spa or salon she might have decided to pamper herself to a quality spa treatment with a professional rather than use the machine herself. Thanks for making our industry seem as if it is filled with inconsiderate, childish, spiteful and petty people.

Jessica, I do hope that you have found information and guidance in safe usage of your high frequency machine. My apologies for Didi. She is not representative of our profession.

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hannah in Lynn, Massachusetts

40 months ago

I have facial scars and am wondering if it will help reduce them if I use my portable high frequency machine on them? Also I am wondering if it is a bad idea to use the machine after i have picked at my face and there is a scab...will it help the healing in any way?

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Jeff B in Dallas, Texas

40 months ago

hannah in Lynn, Massachusetts said: I have facial scars and am wondering if it will help reduce them if I use my portable high frequency machine on them? Also I am wondering if it is a bad idea to use the machine after i have picked at my face and there is a scab...will it help the healing in any way?

High Frequency used to be used by millions of americans for just about every medical problem known at the time. But then the FDA was formed and they required proof. Now, the only accepted use is it's anti-bacterial effect produced by the UV light generated by the bulb. I really think that MDA may be a better appoach. But, then again, it will depend on the type of scar which we are talking about.

Scar tissue diminishes through time. MDA helps to excelerate the turnover of skin cells. Through time it can make certain scars less obvious. There are also lasers. But those which are commonly known as ice-pick scars require fillers to raise the collapsed area.

A word of caution. MDA is a perfect example for the saying a little is good a lot is NOT. The object is to increase cell turnover. Not erasing a scar.

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Pas010 in Buffalo, New York

38 months ago

Hi. I am an electrologist and wanted to offer more services as in high frequency machines and similar services. I was wondering if there are any laws in new York state that would prevent me from doing this please let me know thanks

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Duane in Palm Bay, Florida

35 months ago

I am shopping for a high frequency machine and trying to get a higher quality machine than the UC-3500. There are so many machines out there with very few reviews. I need advice from an esthetician with experience in using a wide variety of HF machines. So far I've found:

1. HF-1000 PROFESSIONAL PORTABLE HIGH FREQUENCY MACHINE $525 from Palacia.
2. Mosty TP-A1003
3. Mosty M-203 (this one seems to be outdated)
4. Various units made by Fuji (these seem to be low-end to mid-range machines, but this is only a preliminary uneducated guess)
5. Palacia UC-3500 / Jellen / brightonbeautysupply UC-3500R (these all seem to be the same product, but I don't mind spending a little more money to get a higher powered machine with a more consistent oscillation rate)
and many more...

I'm not interested in replies that include lectures about using the machine while not being a professional in the field of skin care. I'm only interested a reply from anyone who can give a few names of some high quality machines that cost less than $600. Thank you :)

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