Ellipse Hair Removal
Our state of the art Ellipse Pulsed Light System puts an end to slow, messy and painful methods of hair removal. Shaving, waxing, tweezing and hair removal creams have been replaced by hair removal in a flash. Ellipse uses short, safe bursts of light emitted from a flash-lamp to remove unwanted hair from all body sites in minutes.
How does Ellipse treatment work?
The Ellipse operator guides the light from the flash-lamp to the treatment area. The unique Ellipse IPL system carefully filters this light in two ways to ensure that only light with the correct characteristics (wavelengths) are allowed to reach your skin.
Can all hairs be treated?
As the treatment relies on absorption of light in the hair pigment (melanin), the most effective treatment is seen with dark hair. The lighter the skin, the more pronounced the distinction between hair and skin colour, making the treatment easier. However, Ellipse has pre-programmed settings for different hair and skin colours to adjust the energy output to your needs.
How long does an Ellipse treatment take?
The glass prism within the Ellipse applicator that guides the light to the skin is 10mm x 48mm, so a large number of hairs can be targeted in one flash of light. Treatment of the upper lip, takes approximately 5 minutes, whereas a back or both legs can take 60 – 120 minutes.
Does it hurt?
Tolerance of pain is very individual from person to person. No anaesthetics are required, and most people describe the sensation similar to that of an elastic band snapping onto the skin.
Do I need to take special precautions before and after treatment?
It is important not to remove hair by plucking, tweezing, waxing or use of creams during the entire four weeks before the treatment. This ensures that as many hair follicles as possible contain hair and thus can be destroyed by the light.Since tanning takes place by accumulation of pigment (melanin) in the skin, it is also important to avoid tanning (sun, solarium or self-tanning cream) before and during the treatment period. Otherwise your tanned skin will absorb more light, which makes the treatment less effective.
Generally, no post treatment care is necessary. But people with sensitive skin may benefit from using a soothing cream for a few days after treatment. It is also recommended to limit sun exposure and to use sunscreen (min. SPF 30) for a few weeks following treatment.
How many Ellipse treatments do I need?
Hair growth is cyclical, as hair follicles go through resting and growing phases. Only follicles in the growth phase contain hair and are destroyed by the heat. Resting hair follicles need to enter the growth phase before they can be destroyed by the treatment. That’s why it is necessary to repeat the treatment until all hair follicles have been through the growth phase.
The length and timing of the growth cycles are affected by numerous factors such as body site, hair density, thickness, ethnic origin, hormonal status and age. Clinical studies have confirmed that at least 3 – 6 treatments are needed, and the intervals between treatments are typically 1 – 3 months.
How can I be sure that Ellipse is safe and effective?
Clinical trials documenting Ellipse safely and effectiveness are carried out by the leading doctors prior to the release of the product. The results of these tests are then published in respected, referred medical journals. You are welcome to view these scientific papers on the Ellipse website at www.ellipse.org.
The settings used for your treatment will be based on the settings recommended by the clinicians who carried out the clinical trials.
Elipse Photo Skin Rejuvenation
Skin Rejuvenation is a non-ablative process using low energy LPL to rejuvenate the epidermis and can be used to treat the following conditions:
Questions About the Treatment
How many treatments are needed for best results?
On average 1-3 treatments at 4 week intervals are needed for best results. Top up treatments may be needed in the future to maintain these results.
For optimum collagen stimulation with skin rejuvenation 6 treatments would be recommended.
What about acne treatment?
Clients use adapalene onthe area for 3 weeks prior to the first treatment that will reduce hyper keratinisation and allow the treatment to be more effective.
Thread Vein, Sun Spot and Pigmentation Treatment
Skin types 1 and 2 will see the best results. The treatment will give the most dramatic results with obvious thread veins and the results vary from client to client. Top up treatments may be required. Smaller vessels and diffuse redness may see some return over time, this could be hereditary. If the client continues exposure of the same conditions that caused the thread veins, they may reappear. Ellipse treatment is highly effective on pigmented lesions and sun spots on the face by increasing collagen to the area. It is also highly effective on Vascular Lesions, Spider Naevi and the treatment of thread veins and birthmarks on the face.