Shaving, waxing, tweezing and hair removal creams have been replaced by hair removal in a flash.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.
The results you will achieve from the Ellipse treatments are as follows:
- The hair will become reduced in number
- The hair will become finer in texture
- The hair will become less pigmented
- Overall the hair will grow back less visible in the treatment area
When we treat the area first we will mark the area to be treated with a red pen to determine where we will be working. Then we will shave the area prior to the treatment. We need the hairs to be as short as possible so that light reaches the hair underneath the skin and is not wasted on the surface of the skin. This will make the treatment more effective and comfortable. A gel will then be applied to the skin to help aid the treatment and to help protect the skin during the treatment procedure.
Next we will enter your details into the system and the Ellipse will give us an energy setting that is suitable for you. We then go on to treat over your skin with a hand piece and with each shot we will assess how you feel. It is important that you feel some sensation during the treatment however you must not feel too uncomfortable.
After the treatment you will leave with hair in the follicles however the hair will fall out within a 1-3 week period after the treatment. To encourage the hairs to shed you can either shave or exfoliate the skin. You will return for your future treatments every 4-8 weeks or as and when the hair returns.
Excess hair may be the result of medical conditions, but the pressure to remove it may be cosmetic.
Cultural norms and peer group pressure often require the removal of hair in certain regions such as the face, axillae (armpits), legs and bikini line for women and the chest and back for men.
Ellipse I²PL and laser based systems provide the fastest hair removal on the market and are applicable for skin type I -VI (The special HR-D+ applicator is suitable for skin type III – VI).
Excellent hair clearance is obtained after only 4-6 I2PL laser treatments and clinical long term studies have proven that 77% hair is still away after 10 years.
Hair removal by Ellipse I2PL technology is nowadays commonly referred to as laser hair removal although strictly speaking it is not a laser.
Owing to Ellipse’s square pulse technology and dual mode filtering hair removal by Ellipse I2PL systems is practically painfree in contrast to many true laser treatments.
How does the Ellipse I2PL laser hair removal treatment work?
To achieve long lasting or permanent hair removal, it is necessary to destroy the hair follicle from which individual hairs grow. Controlled pulses of light penetrate the epidermis and are absorbed by melanin in the hair contained in the follicle.
Melanin converts the light energy into heat. This heat is transferred to the hair follicle, which is destroyed, making it unable to produce a new hair. Hair in the resting (telogen stage) are treated later. The treatment is only effective on growing hairs as these are still attached to the follicle.
This technique is called “Selective Photothermolysis”. The visible light produced by Ellipse I2PL and laser systems is carefully controlled to ensure the correct pulse length, wavelengths and right amount of energy to destroy the follicle.