IPL Hair Removal
Clinically proven, safe and effective
Ellipse uses short, safe bursts of intense pulsed light to remove unwanted hair from all body areas in minutes. The results last for years.
To achieve long lasting or permanent hair removal, it is necessary to destroy the hair follicle from which individual hairs grow. 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. The treatment is only effective on growing hairs as these are still attached to the follicle & therefore it must be repeated at intervals until all hair follicles have been treated while growing. We recommend between 3 -6 sessions at least (depending on the area treated) before you will see long lasting results.
IPL vs Laser
For hair removal the light does not have to go that far, because when the light from laser or IPL hits the melanin (pigment in the hair) it is converted into heat, and that heat easily travels down the hair. Far more relevant is the absorption curve for the pigment. Ellipse I2PL produces light in a precise waveband from 600-950nm, where the light is much more easily converted into heat compared to that of a laser waveband... this means more effective treatments with less discomfort and less energy.
Ellipse IPL clinical studies have proven that 80 – 95% reduction can be achieved within 6 treatments. These studies have been accepted for publication in leading medical journals, and document the safety and effectiveness of Ellipse I2PL treatment. Ellipse is the first manufacturer to have a 10 year follow up study proving long term efficiency of hair removal.
With Ellipse IPL treatments the client should never be in pain. The intensity is very manageable and adjustable according to the specific clients’ pain threshold. With Ellipse all unnecessary and harmful light is removed from the treatment. The skin is therefore not heated, and we do not need a cooling system.
The Ellipse I2PL can cause a slight redness around hairs or slight swelling around the individual hair, this will normally disappear within 45 minutes to 2 hours. This is because the system filters out those wavelengths that heat water in the skin and because pulse times are automatically selected for the individual client.
No system on the market can claim Permanent Hair Removal, seen as hair removal is influenced by age, hormonal changes in the body ete etc. Therefore all clients who had either IPL/Laser treatments can experience hair growing back/new hair forming at some point. Clinical studies have proven that IPL results last longer than laser results.
- IPL Hair Removal
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