Shaving, waxing, tweezing and hair removal creams have been
replaced by hair removal in a flash.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
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 www.ellipse.org. The settings used for your
treatment will be based on the settings recommended by the clinicians
who carried out the clinical trials.