Ellipse is head quartered in Denmark develops, manufactures and markets high-quality laser and IPL based systems for dermatologic treatments of a wide variety of medical and cosmetic conditions. Ellipse is among the top-providers of IPL solutions, and possesses a strong IP position with world wide IPL licenses.
Incontrovertible scientific evidence has stood behind every Ellipse solution since the first Ellipse system made its debut in 1997. And today, Ellipse has an international reputation for advanced laser and Intense Pulsed Light (I²PL) technology, impeccable quality and comprehensive customer support.
Application areas include treatment of acne, sun-damaged skin, hair removal, wrinkle reduction, onychomycosis and the removal of pigmented and vascular lesions. Every Ellipse product is developed in close cooperation with leading dermatologists and research institutions. With thousands of users and and scores of clinical articles documenting the safety and effectiveness of Ellipse products, Ellipse is indeed clinically proven safe and effective.
Intense Pulse Light Explained
Ellipse IPL and laser based systems provide the fastest hair removal on the market and are applicable for all skin types. Leading dermatologists and beauty professionals worldwide depend on Ellipse’s IPL and laser systems for safe, effective and proven hair removal system.
Excellent hair clearance is obtained after a course of laser treatments.
Owing to Ellipse’s square pulse technology and dual mode filtering hair removal by Ellipse IPL systems is market leading in contrast to many laser IPL treatments the treatment also helps with pigmentation to the skin. It uses a light via a hand piece to target the melanin in the hair follicle. This light then converts to heat, it then destroys the hair follicle and leaves it unable to produce a new hair.
The Intense Pulsed Light is attracted to melanin, which is found in hair. For effective hair removal the IPL targets the pigment in the hair. Prior to treatment a gel is applied to the skin to optimise the treatment. An applicator is then pressed onto the skin and the light energy is absorbed into the hair causing a heat reaction to destroy the follicle. The treatment is only successful in the Anagen stage (growing stage) of the hair growth, therefore a course of treatments is required. All skin types can be treated.
Precautionary measures to be taken before and after the laser treatment
It is of the utmost importance and the reason why a consultation is required before proceeding with the treatment. Direct sun exposure, self-tanning lotions and tanning booths must be avoided one month before and after the treatment.
A good medical sunblock with SPF (Sun Protection Factor) 30 or higher must be used daily for at least one month before and after the procedure to reduce the risk of pigment changes and to protect the skin from harmful UV rays.
Waxing, threading and plucking are not recommended for minimum one month before the treatment. Patients undergoing laser hair reduction are advised to shave the day before the laser procedure.
Use of active creams such as Retin-A or AHA (glycolic acid) should be discontinued at least four days before the treatment. Any laser procedures are not recommended during pregnancy or while taking a drug called Roaccutane.
A thorough consultation will be offered before proceeding to explain fully the protocol and assess suitability for the treatment. A patch test may be performed to ascertain parameters most suitable for your individual case.
Eye protection glasses will be provided for both the technician and the client to wear when receiving and performing treatment.
Broad-spectrum light is applied to the surface of the skin, targeting melanin. This light travels through the skin until it strikes the hair shafts or the bulb (root). The bulb is usually where the highest concentration of melanin is located. As the light is absorbed, the bulb and most of the hair shaft are heated, destroying the hair-producing papilla. It is also claimed that heat conversion occurs directly in the darker capillaries that bring blood to the follicle.
At any one time, not all hair follicles are ‘active’, and only active hair follicles can be affected by the treatment. ‘Inactive’ hair follicles can be treated as they become ‘active’ over time. For IPL treatments, an average of 8–10 treatments are required to remove most visible hair. No common treatment protocol exists and it depends on the equipment used and patient skin type. The area to be treated should be clean shaven and free of sunburn. Treatment sessions are usually 4 to 6 weeks apart.
Good efficacy for:
- Aged tarnish skin without elasticity
- Wide pores
- Gravid wrinkles Remove dead skin
- Fade tattoo and pigments
Consultation Prior to Treatment
Certain skin conditions, health irregularities, and medications can impact whether it is safe for a person to receive a light based hair removal treatment. Photo-sensitizing medications, or damage to the skin are contraindications to treatment. Therefore, at Derma Solution we take the utmost care in ensuring ALL our patients are provided a consultation where a qualified nurse evaluates treatment options on an individual basis and provides recommended parameters for treatment.
Who Is Not a Good Candidate?
IPL IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE/ HAVE:
- Pregnant Women
- Sun Burn
- Open Wounds
- Sensitivity to Light
- Long Term Medication (this will be look at by a nurse during consultation)
- Sun Exposure (soon before and after treatment)
Questions and Answers
During your consultation you will be prescribed the necessary creams
In comparison to waxing, waxing can also be painful. The hair growth needs to be a certain length before waxing can be repeated. In some cases the after effects can be a disadvantage to the client i.e. ingrown hairs and skin reactions.
Ellipse treats larger areas of hair growth in shorter periods of time. It is less painful, much faster, more convenient and has been shown to reduce in-growing hairs and skin reactions.