Laser Hair Removal
Practically pain-free Ellipse IPL laser hair removal with documented long term results.
Unwanted hair removal is mainly considered a cosmetic treatment but may very well be the result of medical conditions. Cultural norms and peer group pressure often require the removal of hair in certain regions. For women hair removal is often requested in the face, axillae (armpits), legs and bikini line whereas for men hair removal on the chest and back is in higher demand.
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. Hair in the resting (telogen stage) are treated later. The treatment is only effective on growing hairs as these are still attached to the follicle. This technique is called “Selective Photothermolysis”.
The results you will achieve from the Ellipse treatments are as follows:
- The hair will become reduced in number
- The hair will become finer in texture
- The hair will become less pigmented
- Overall the hair will grow back less visible in the treatment area
The most important precaution before any laser hair removal treatment is to avoid any tanning of the area for at least a week. Tanning increases the melanin in your skin which means some of the energy may be diverted into the skin as opposed to the hair shaft, which may interfere with the effectiveness of the treatment. For optimal results avoid tanning during your hair reduction period.
The most important after care is avoiding the sun after treatment so as to avoid further inflammation in the treated area. Keeping the areas being treated out of the sun also reduces melanin in the skin thus making future treatments more effective. You should avoid any saunas or hot baths. Physical activity that will induce sweating should also be limited to prevent irritation or redness occurring on the day of treatment plus avoid hot showers and baths. The use of 100 % Aloe Vera gel is recommended directly after treatment and for a few days if necessary.
Ellipse IPL hair removal treatment offers clinically-proven, safe and effective long-term removal of unwanted hair. Excellent hair clearance is obtained after only 4-6 Ellipse IPL treatments and clinical long term studies have proven that 77% hair is still away after 10 years.
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