Ellipse - Skin Rejuvenation
Most people would like to keep a young and fresh look forever.
Skin Rejuvenation treatment with Ellipse helps you to keep younger and fresher looking skin. The safe, visible light emitted from the Ellipse flash-lamp makes your face look smoother by removing age spots, diffusing redness and by improving your skin texture. Uneven pigmentation is also reduced .
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) are 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 well to. Age spots contain a substance called melanin, and redness on the skin 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 effected 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.
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 day 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.
Before and after 3 treatments with Ellipse
Hair Removal, Skin Rejuvenation, Thread Veins and Acne Treatment.
Price and further details available on request.
Consultation and patch test required prior to treatment.