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Permanent Laser Hair Reduction 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Shaving, waxing, tweezing and hair removal creams have been replaced by hair removal in a flash.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 I2PL system carefully filters this light in two ways to ensure that only light with the correct characteristics (wavelengths) is allowed to reach your skin. I2PL Explained

 

Can all hairs be treated?

As the treatment relies on absorption of light in the hair pigment (melanin), the most efficient treatment is seen with dark hair. The lighter the skin, the more pronounced the distinction between hair and skin colour, making 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 by 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 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 as similar to that of a rubber band snapping onto the skin.

 

Do I need to take special precautions before and after treatment?

The light used is completely safe, visible light. Potentially harmful wavelengths are removed by the unique Ellipse Dual Mode Filtering system.

It is important not to remove hair by plucking, tweezing, waxing or use of creams during the entire four weeks before treatment. This ensures that as many hair follicles as possible contain a 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 treatment less effective.

Generally, no post-treatment care is necessary. But people with very 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 effectively destroyed by the Ellipse treatment. That’s why it is necessary to repeat the treatment at intervals 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 Ellipse is safe and effective?

Clinical trials documenting Ellipse’s safety and effectiveness are carried out by leading doctors prior to the release of the product. The results of these tests are then published in respected, refereed 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.

 

See www.ellipse.org for photos documenting Ellipses effectiveness

 

 

SKIN REJUVENATION - Most People Would like to Keep a Young and Fresh Look Forever

 

This is not easy, as our skin ages due to excessive sun exposure and decreased production of collagen. Skin Rejuvenation treatment with Ellipse helps you keep a younger and fresher look.

 

The safe, visible light emitted from the Ellipse flash-lamp makes your face look smoother by removing age spots and diffuse redness and by improving your skin texture. Uneven pigmentation is also reduced. Many women report that it becomes easier to apply makeup. Facial treatments are most popular, but all parts of the body can be treated.

 

How does Ellipse treatment work?

The flash-lamp in the unique Ellipse I2PL system produces light that is carefully filtered in two ways to ensure that only light with the correct characteristics (wavelengths) is allowed to reach your skin. The light that is allowed through has been chosen because it is the sort that two natural body substances respond to. Age spots contain a substance called melanin, and diffuse redness contains a substance called haemoglobin. When cells containing a lot of melanin or haemoglobin are hit with the right type of light, they heat up and are destroyed within a few thousandths of one second.

 

Can I be treated?

As skin rejuvenation is based on light absorption in melanin and haemoglobin, treatments are most efficient in patients with light skin who are not sun-tanned at the time of the treatment. The lighter

the skin, the more pronounced the contrast between the age spots/blood vessels and the skin, making treatment easier. However, Ellipse has pre-programmed settings for different skin colours that deliver the correct energy output for your complexion.

 

How long does an Ellipse treatment take?

The glass prism within the Ellipse applicator that guides the light to the skin is 10mm by 48mm, so a large area can be targeted in one flash of light. A full-face treatment takes less than 20 minutes. You should expect a total of 1-3 treatments before you obtain the desired results.

 

Does it hurt?

Tolerance of pain is very individual from person to person. No anaesthetics are required, and many patients describe the discomfort as a warming sensation similar to the feeling one has after a day on the beach. The lighter the skin colour, the less Pain.

 

Do I need to take special precautions before and after treatment?

The light used is completely safe, visible light. Potentially harmful wavelengths are removed by the unique Ellipse Dual Mode Filtering system. Since tanning takes place by accumulation of pigment (melanin) in the skin, it is, however, 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 treatment less Effective.

 

Generally, no post-treatment care is necessary. But people with sensitive skin may benefit from applying an ice pack to the face immediately after treatment or applying an ointment prescribed by the doctor. Furthermore, it is recommended to use a sunscreen (minimum SPF 60) for a few weeks following treatment.

 

What can I expect?

You may notice that the skin looks a little “dirty” for a few days following treatment. After that you will find that your skin looks smoother and fresher. You might choose to have 1 – 2 annual maintenance treatments in order to keep your youthful appearance.

 

How can I be sure Ellipse is safe and effective?

Clinical trials documenting Ellipse’s safety and effectiveness are carried out by leading doctors prior to the release of the product. The results of these tests are then published in respected, refereed 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.

 

 See www.ellipse.org for photos documenting Ellipses effectiveness.

Acne Scar Treatment

 

Treatment of acne scarring is complex.  You will need a thorough consultation to determine the correct treatment for you as an individual.

 

Combination therapy is always best, together with strict home care regimen.

 

Combination therapy includes use of IPL Laser  skin rejuvenation, acid based re-surfacers, microdermabrasion and medical needling.

You don’t have to try to cover your facial thread veins anymore.

 

Ellipse uses short, safe bursts of light emitted from a flash-lamp to quickly remove those thin veins (technically called telangiectasias) from your face.

 

How does Ellipse treatment work?

A thread vein is a small blood vessel near the surface of the skin. The Ellipse operator guides the visible light from the flash-lamp to the blood vessels needing treatment. The unique Ellipse I2PL system carefully filters this light in two ways to ensure that only light with the correct characteristics (wavelengths) is allowed to reach your skin. Blood contains haemoglobin that absorbs the light and converts it into heat. This heat destroys the protein in the wall of the thread vein. As a result the veins will gradually, and safely, disappear after treatment. To ensure optimal light transmission to the blood vessel, a thin layer of gel (similar to that used in ultrasound examinations) is applied to your skin before treatment.

 

Which thread veins can be treated?

The most common treatments are for superficial veins in the facial areas As the treatment relies on absorption of light by the haemoglobin in the blood, the most effective results are seen with light skin. The lighter the skin, the more pronounced the contrast between the vessel and the skin, making treatment easier. However, Ellipse has preprogrammed settings for different skin colours that deliver the correct energy output for your complexion.

 

How long does an Ellipse treatment take?

The glass prism within the Ellipse applicator that guides the light to the skin is 10mm by 48mm, so several vessels can be targeted in one flash of light. The treatment time depends on the area to be covered and the number of distinct vessels to be treated. A single session typically lasts 10-20 minutes.

 

Does it hurt?

Tolerance of pain is very individual from person to person. No anaesthetics are required, and most people describe the sensation as similar to that of a rubber band snapping onto the skin, followed by a warm sensation lasting several minutes. You may find it comforting to cool the skin after the Treatment.

 

Do I need to take special precautions before and after treatment?

The light used is completely safe, visible light. Potentially harmful wavelengths are removed by the unique Ellipse Dual Mode Filtering system. Since tanning takes place by accumulation of pigment (melanin) in the skin, it is, however, 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 treatment less Effective.

 

Generally, no post-treatment care is needed. But people with sensitive skin may benefit from using a soothing cream for a few days after treatment. We recommend you limit sun exposure and use a sunscreen (SPF 60) for a few weeks following treatment.

 

How many Ellipse treatments do I need?

The number of treatments depends on the body site and the severity of the thread vein. Clinical studies have confirmed that 1-4 treatments usually are needed, and these are timed about one month apart.

 

How can I be sure Ellipse is safe and effective?

Clinical trials documenting Ellipse’s safety and effectiveness are carried out by leading doctors prior to the release of the product. The results of these tests are then published in respected, refereed 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.

 

Recent feedback...

“I just want to say a big thank you.  I had IPL treatment on thread veins on my nose, they have all disappeared. The treatment was painless and very quick, if I get any more thread veins, ill be back. Thank you!” (Graham , Manchester).

 

 

Sclerotherapy - safe, well documented and effective medical technique to eliminate thread veins.

 

The treatment involves small precise injections into the tiny thread veins. This closes the blood vessel which is then absorbed by the body over a period of time and following a number of treatments.

 

The nurse will inform the patient of the approximate number of treatments required for the individual needs.

 

Graduated compression hosiery is provided by the clinic, and will greatly improve the long term vascular health of the legs.

 

 

 

 

I2PL Explained

 

Ellipse I2PL stands for Ellipse second generation Intense Pulsed Light The Ellipse I2PL system is used for the treatment of a wide range of skin conditions, including

the removal of unwanted hair and the treatment of sun-damaged skin, acne, and vascular and pigmented skin disorders.

To best understand what Ellipse I2PLmeans ,we need to break down the concept into its important parts.

 

What is light, in this context?

Light is a form of energy. It is part of what scientists call the “Electromagnetic Spectrum” – different forms of energy that all spread out as they travel. Other forms of energy in this spectrum include radio waves and microwaves. What we consider normal light (white light) is made up of lots of different colours, as can be seen in a rainbow. But since the colours are a little more complicated than the six or seven we can see, scientists use the term “wavelength” to describe a specific colour of light.

 

Light of different wavelengths has different properties. Ultraviolet and infrared light, for example, are invisible to the eye. Ultraviolet light from the sun or solaria is what tans the skin. As a side effect it will also accelerate the aging processes in the skin. (This is called sun-damage or photo-aging). Infrared light will heat up the water in the skin. These wavelengths also have different energies that affect how far the light can travel. Near the surface of the ocean, for example, you can see all colours of light. But lower down in the water the colours disappear until, deep in the ocean, it is impossible to see anything. The same thing happens in the skin – light can travel only a certain distance, called the penetration depth. The light from the Ellipse I2PL System can penetrate a few millimetres into the skin – enough to be able to remove your unwanted hair, and to treat blood vessels, acne or epidermal pigment.

 

The difference between Laser and Intense Pulsed Light

Treatments with laser and with Intense Pulsed Light both work in the same way, choosing wavelengths that are absorbed by the target. But while a laser uses light with one specific wavelength, Intense Pulsed Light uses an entire waveband. The different wave lengths can penetrate the skin to different depths, so using intense pulsed light is like using a group of lasers in a single treatment.

 

What is Intense Pulsed Light?

In its simplest form, this is a way of saying short flashes of very bright light. Ellipse uses short, safe bursts of light emitted from a flash-lamp to treat specific skin conditions. The technology is rather complicated, but the Ellipse system very carefully controls the overall delivery of the light – both the amount of light and the speed of its delivery to your specific skin condition are exact and precisely controlled by Ellipse’s built-in computer.

 

Why second-generation Intense Pulsed Light (I2PL) gives a better treatment

As mentioned earlier, white light is made up of various colours, or wavelengths. The light from the flash-lamp used in Intense Pulsed Light systems includes invisible ultraviolet and infrared light, as well as visible white light. First-generation Intense Pulsed Light systems filter out the ultraviolet light, but allow the infrared light through. To remove the infrared light, the Ellipse second-generation (I2PL) system has a unique extra filter consisting of circulating water. This means that the light components that normally would “heat” the water in the skin now “heat” the water in the system instead. This ensures that the light that is directed to your skin contains only the wavelengths that are relevant to perform the treatment. Treatment with I2PL is not only more effective since it does not need any cooling – it is also safer since treatment requires less energy.

 

How can light be used to perform a treatment?

When a bright beam of light enters your skin, certain natural pigments in your body absorb the light. One of these pigments is melanin, which is found in the skin and in hair (white hair, red hair and very blond hair do not contain enough melanin to absorb light). Another pigment – haemoglobin – is found in blood. The third substance in the skin that absorbs light is water. When the pigment absorbs the light it converts it into heat. This is the same principle that makes a black car hot to the touch in summer. Unlike the black car, melanin, haemoglobin and water are selective in the light they absorb. They only absorb a certain band of wavelengths. This band is called the absorption spectrum. Ellipse uses light (carefully controlled and carefully filtered light within the absorption spectrum) to target the pigment that is causing your problem. For hair removal or brown marks on the skin, the target is melanin. For treatment of vascular problems and acne, the target is haemoglobin. In treating sun-damaged skin, both melanin and haemoglobin may be targeted.

 

Why are energy and pulses important?

The idea behind Ellipse is called Selective Photothermolysis. This means carefully changing light energy into heat energy. The amount of energy is important, as we need to make sure that we hit our target (for example hair, or a small blood vessel or a brown mark) with just the right amount of energy to get the desired result without damaging the surrounding tissue.

 

How can I be sure Ellipse is safe and effective?

Clinical trials documenting Ellipse’s safety and effectiveness are carried out by leading doctors prior to the release of the product. The results of these tests are then published in respected, refereed 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.

 

Unlike many other products on the market, Ellipse carefully controls the amount of energy and the pulse so that the best possible result is obtained. Low cost equipment does not control the pulse, meaning the energy your body receives can vary during the lifetime of the pulse. Worst case, this can result in side effects such as burning. Ellipse controls the pulse, and delivers the desired energy in the optimal waveband for the treatment. These factors explain why Ellipse has been clinically proven to be safe and effective – proved also in millions of treatments.

 

What are the treatment possibilities?

The light that is absorbed by melanin and haemoglobin is absorbed within a few millimetres of the surface of the skin. The skin is made up of three main layers, and only hair, blood vessels and melanin that are located close to the skin surface can be treated. Fortunately, this distance allows the Ellipse I2PL system to treat many of the most common and most annoying skin problems:

 

 • Removal of excess hair on any part of the body

 • Vascular lesions: thread veins, port wine stains

 • Acne

 • Pigmented lesions: brown pigment marks, such as freckles, age spots

 • Sun-damaged skin

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