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Ellipse IPL Hair removal

Treatment Outline

The Ellipse Hair Removal Treatment uses a clinically proven Intense Pulse Light (I2PL) system tailored to your needs. It can drastically reduce unwanted hair for many years. It has been tried and tested by thousands of satisfied patients across the world.

Results and benefits

• Treat unwanted hair growth. Suitable for both men and women on all body areas including: upper lip, cheeks, chin, neck, breasts, stomach, arms, shoulders, bikini line, legs and back.

• You can eliminate and prevent ingrown hairs. Laser hair removal is simply the best option and the only solution to prevent and eliminate ingrown hairs. It is also a great option for those who have sensitive skin and experience skin irritation from shaving and waxing.

• Treatments are quick. Laser hair removal treatments are quicker than you might expect. For example, it only takes 20 minutes to perform a treatment on the underarm and Brazilian area.

Treatment procedure

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.

The Lightwave 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.

Because the treatment relies on 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 settings for different hair thicknesses and skin colours to match your exact needs.

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 4-6 treatments are needed, and the intervals between treatments are typically, initially 6-8 weeks.

Please note; a patch test is required 24 hours prior to any Laser/IPL treatment on a new area. All patch tests are complimentary.

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