Ellipse Light is manufactured by a company called Ellipse A/S in Denmark. The background of Ellipse is that they are the company responsible for the manufacture and development of the gamma camera used for cancer diagnostic treatment.
The first system developed was the Ellipse Flex System used for hair removal, vascular lesion removal, photo rejuvenation and pigmented lesion removal. 2001 saw the launch of the Ellipse Light system which was developed for the beauty industry utilizing the same advanced patented technology.
How does it work?
The visible light source used is the procedure is attracted to melanin, which is found in the hair. Because there is more melanin found in darker hair the darker the hair is, the more effective the treatment. During the treatment and Optical Coupling gel is applied to the skin to aid the treatment. The applicator is then pressed onto the skin and the light energy is absorbed into the hair causing a heat reaction to destroy the follicle.
How would you explain the Ellipse Hair Removal treatment to a future client?
Ellipse uses Intense Pulsed Light to safely and effectively reduce unwanted hair. We would advise the client to have a course of treatments with 4-8 week intervals in between for the best results. Sun exposure including sunbed and fake tan should be also avoided prior to treatment. As the treatment progresses, the amount of unwanted hair present on the area will become reduced and finer in texture so you will not be as aware of it. A consultation and patch test will be needed prior to treatment.
Which type of clients can be treated?
Clients with black hair will find the treatment most effective due to the large concentration of melanin found in the hair, which will give an optimal absorption of the light energy and convert into heat.
Clients with fair hair will find the treatment less effective as there is little melanin found in the hair, therefore less heat is produced giving us less certainty of destruction of the hair in the follicle. This means blond, white, red and grey hair cannot be effectively treated. The upper layer of the skin also contains melanin and the concentration increases when the skin with less energy to avoid generation to treat darker skinned and tanned individuals with less energy to avoid generation of heat on the skin. The ideal client to treat is fair skinned with dark hairs but the Ellipse system has pre-programmed treatment suggestions for different hair and pigment types.