ABOUT IPL LASER HAIR REMOVAL
As an official partner of Ellipse, one of the most trusted names in IPL technology, our Ellipse Light SPT Plus machine uses the latest second generation Intense Pulsed Light technology, known as I2PL. Ellipse Light SPT+ is a tried and tested laser system to effectively remove hair from all over the body.
EFFECTIVE FOR MEN & WOMENI2PL offers safe, effective and long-term removal of unwanted hair for both men and women.
QUICK & COMFORTABLE TREATMENTSExcellent hair clearance is obtained after only 4-6 treatments and clinical long term studies have proven that 77% of hair has not regrown, 10 years after treatment.
HOW DOES THE ELLIPSE I2PL 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. As an example, 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 20-30 minutes.
FREE CONSULTATIONWe offer safe, effective and long-lasting IPL hair removal for all areas of the face and body. Special pricing is available for courses of treatments or for treatment of multiple areas. Please contact us to discuss your requirements or better still, come and visit us to avail of our free consultation service and we will be happy to discuss treatment prices.
IPL HAIR REMOVAL FAQ’S
Ellipse uses short, safe bursts of intense pulsed light (called I2PL technology by Ellipse, but often referred to as a laser) to remove unwanted hair from all body sites in minutes. The results last for years.
HOW DOES ELLIPSE TREATMENT WORK?A thin layer of gel (similar to ultrasound gel) is applied to your skin before treatment, to ensure the maximum amount of light enters the skin. The Ellipse applicator is pressed against the skin and a carefully controlled pulse of visible light is released. Potentially harmful wavelengths and wavelengths that only heat up water in the skin are removed using patented Ellipse Dual mode Filtering. The remaining light is absorbed by pigment (melanin) in your hair. Melanin converts the light into heat, which travels down the hair and heats the hair matrix, preventing future hair growth.
CAN ALL HAIRS BE TREATED?Because the treatment relies on the absorption of light by melanin, there needs to be melanin in the hair. This means that light blonde, red, grey or white hairs do not respond, and the most efficient treatment is seen with dark hair. Ellipse is able to treat all colours of skin, and has pre-programmed setting for different hair thickness and skin colours to match your exact needs.
HOW LONG DOES ELLIPSE TREATMENT TAKE?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 20-30 minutes.
HOW MANY ELLIPSE TREATMENTS DO I NEED?Every hair has a life cycle; it grows for a period of time, falls out, rests and then starts to grow again. Only hairs that are growing can be treated – so you need to repeat the treatment at intervals until all hair follicles have been treated while growing. The length and timing of the growth cycles are affected by numerous factors such as body site, hormone levels and age. Clinical studies have shown that typically 3-6 treatments are needed, and the intervals between treatments are typically 1-3 months.
DO I NEED TO TAKE SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS BEFORE & AFTER TREATMENT?It is important not to pluck, use tweezers, wax or use hair removal creams during the four weeks before treatment. This ensures that as many hair follicles as possible contain a hair which can be destroyed. It is also important to avoid tanning (sun, solarium or self-tanning products) before and during the treatment period, otherwise your tanned skin will absorb the light instead of your hair. It is also recommended to use sunscreen (min. SPF 30) for four weeks following treatment.
DOES THE TREATMENT HURT?While tolerance of pain is very individual, no anaesthetics are required, and most people describe the sensation as practically pain-free, similar to that of a rubber band snapping onto the skin.
HOW CAN I BE SURE ELLIPSE TREATMENT IS SAFE & EFFECTIVE?Clinical trials documenting Ellipse’s safety and effectiveness were carried out by leading doctors prior to the release of the product, and it has been in daily use for over 15 years, with, uniquely, a 10 year follow-up study showing long lasting results. You are welcome to view the scientific papers on the Ellipse System Suppliers website at www.ellipseipl.co.uk
BEFORE & AFTER
Hair removal in dark skin – before and after 4 treatments – courtesy of Prof Troilius.
Hair removal – before and after 3 treatments – courtesy of Prof Bjerring.
PCOS patient – Before and after numerous treatments – courtesy of Prof Bjerring.
Hair removal in dark skin – before and after 5 treatments – courtesy of Dr. Fauzia Khan.
Hair removal – before and after 4 treatments – courtesy of Prof Troilius.