Put an end to slow, messy and painful methods of Hair Removal
Shaving, waxing, tweezing and hair removal creams have been replaced by hair removal in a flash. Ellipse uses short, safe burst 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 system carefully filters this light in two ways to ensure that only light with the correct characteristics (wavelength) is allowed to reach your skin.
Hair contains pigment (melanin) that absorbs the light and converts 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 (similar to that used in ultrasound examinations) is applied to your skin before treatment. The operator then moves the hand-held applicator over the entire treatment area exactly one applicator width after each flash of light.
Tolerance of pain is very individual from person to person. No anesthetics are required, and most people describe the sensation as similar to that of a rubber band snapping onto the skin.
The light used is safe, visible light. Potentially harmful wavelengths are removed by the unique Ellipse dual Mode Filtering system.
It is important not to remove hair by plucking, tweezing, waxing or use of 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) before and during the treatment period. Otherwise your tanned skin will absorb more light, which makes treatment less effective.
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 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. At least 3-6 treatments are needed, and the intervals between treatments are typically 1-3 months.
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