You don’t have to try to cover your thread veins anymore. Ellipse uses short, safe burst of light emitted from a flash-lamp to reduce those thin veins (technically called telangiectasias) from your face or legs.
A thread vein is a small blood vessel near the surface of the skin. The ellipse operator guides the visible light from the flash-lamp to the blood vessels needing treatment. The unique Ellipse IPL system carefully filters this light in two ways to ensure that only light with the correct characteristics (wavelength) is allowed to reach your skin.
Blood contains hemoglobin that absorbs the light and converts it into heat. This heat destroys the protein in the wall of the thread vein. As a result the vein will gradually, and safely, disappears after treatment.
The number of treatments depends on the body site and the severity of the thread vein. Generally 1-4 treatments usually needed, and these are timed about one month apart.
Thread veins on all parts of your body can be treated, the most common treatments are for superficial veins in the facial, chest or leg areas.
The light used is completely safe, visible light. Potentially harmful wavelengths are removed by the unique ellipse Dual Mode Filtering system.
Since tanning takes place by accumulation of pigment (melanin) in the skin, it is, however, important to avoid tanning (sun, solarium or self tanning cream) before and during the treatment period. Otherwise your tanned skin will absorb more light, which makes treatment less effective.
Generally, no post treatment care is needed. But people with sensitive skin may benefit from using a soothing cream for a few days after treatment. We recommend you limit sun exposure and use of sunscreen (SPF 60) for a few weeks following treatment. After treatment of thread veins on the legs, compression (surgical) stockings should be worn for two weeks.
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