Laser Hair Removal

By: Holderness Laser Clinic & Beauticians Ltd  26/10/2009
Keywords: beauty treatment, beauty services, beauty therapy

Shaving, waxing, tweezing and hair removal creams have been replaced by hair removal in a flash. Ellipse uses short, safe bursts of light emitted from a flash-lamp to remove unwanted hair from all body sites in minutes.

The Ellipse Operator guides the light from the flash-lamp to the treatment area. The unique Ellipse I2PL system carefully filters this light in two ways to ensure that only light with the correct characteristics (wavelengths) is allowed to reach your skin.

Hair contains pigment (melanin) that absorbs the light and converts it into heat. The hair transmits this heat into the hair follicle, which is then destroyed and rendered unable to produce a new hair.

To ensure optimal light transmission to the hair, a thin layer of gel is applied to your skin before treatment.

Ellipse has pre-programmed settings for different hair and skin colours to adjust the energy output to your needs. A specialist applicator means that dark skins can be treated effectively. Lipoxome ( a unique micro-pigment product) allows white, grey and red hair to also be treated now.

Most clients describe it as a slight sensation to the skin.

The light used is completely safe, visible light. The unique Ellipse Dual Mode Filtering system removes unwanted wavelengths.

It is important not to remove hair by plucking, tweezing, waxing or using creams during the entire four weeks before treatment. This ensures that as many hair follicles as possible contain a hair and thus can be destroyed by the light.

Since tanning takes place by accumulation of pigment (melanin) in the skin, it is also important to avoid tanning (sun, solarium or self-tanning cream) for 30 days before the treatment. It is recommended to limit sun exposure and to use sunscreen (min. SPF 30) for a few weeks following treatment.

Hair growth is cyclical, as hair follicles go through resting and growing phases. Only follicles in the growth phase contain hair and are destroyed by the heat. Resting hair follicles need to enter the growth phase before they can be effectively destroyed by the Ellipse treatment. That’s why it is necessary to repeat the treatment at intervals until all hair follicles have been through the growth phase.

The length and timing of the growth cycles are affected by numerous factors such as body site, hair density, thickness, ethnic origin, hormonal status and age. Clinical studies have confirmed that that at least 3-6 treatments are needed, and the intervals between treatments are typically 1-3 months. Additional or maintenance treatments are sometimes required.

Clinical trials documenting Ellipses safety and effectiveness are carried out by leading doctors prior to the release of the product. The results of these tests are published in respected, refereed medical journals. You are welcome to view these scientific papers on the Ellipse website at The settings used for your treatment will be based on the settings recommended by the clinicians who carried out the clinical trials.

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