Skin Rejuvenation

How does the Ellipse Light work for Skin Rejuvenation?

The Ellipse IPL treatment works by directing carefully controlled pulses of light into the upper skin layer. The light is absorbed by two of the body's own natural chemicals - melanin in the pigmented areas and haemoglobin in the red blood cells. Both these pigments convert the light energy into heat which is used to destroy the parts of the cells in which the melanin is stored, and to damage the walls of the vessels supplying blood to the areas where vascular damage is seen, without damaging surrounding tissue.

What can I expect as far as results?

Excess pigmentation and diffuse redness will dramatically reduce and skin texture and pore size will improve. Immediately after the treatment the pigmentation will become darker in colour. Make-up can be worn to cover this. Usually between two and three weeks after the treatment the pigmented skin cells migrate to the surface and slough off to reach the final, desired result. It may be necessary to repeat a stubborn area after a month’s interval.

What precautions are needed?

Eye protection glasses will be provided when receiving the treatment. Clients should avoid tanning six weeks ahead of and four weeks 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.

The Elipse IPL System