Hair removal

How does it work?

The visible light source used in this procedure targets melanin, which is found in hair. Because there is more melanin found in darker hair the darker the hair is, the more effective the treatment. During the treatment a gel is applied to protect the skin and aid the treatment. An applicator is then pressed onto the skin and the light energy is absorbed into the hair root causing a heat reaction to destroy the follicle.

The treatment is only successful in the Anagen stage (growing stage) of the hair growth; therefore you need to come in for 6 treatments at 6-12 week intervals depending on area being treated to ensure all hair follicles are treated successfully. We can treat all skin types.

What precautions are needed?

Eye protection glasses will be provided when receiving the treatment. Clients should avoid tanning one month ahead of and after each treatment. Immediately after the treatment the skin is particularly sensitive to UV light. A sunscreen must be used for 30 days pre and post treatment.

Is hair removal possible?

Permanent Hair Reduction can be successfully achieved with the Ellipse Intense Pulsed Light system. After the first treatment the client gets significant reduction in hair density. Also re-grown hairs tend to become much finer and slightly less dark.

Is the Ellipse Light treatment safe?

Yes. It is completely safe. Ellipse is a 2nd generation Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) system utilizing a patented ‘dual mode filtering’ system, which removes all unnecessary and potentially harmful wavelengths.

The Ellipse can be programmed for all skin and hair types allowing the treatment to be specifically set for each client.

The Elipse IPL System