Ellipse Laser Hair Removal
How does Ellipse treatment work?
A thin layer of gel (similar to ultrasound gel) is applied to your skin before treatment, to ensure the maximum amount of light enters the skin.
The Ellipse applicator is pressed against the skin and a carefully controlled pulse of visible light is released. Potentially harmful wavelengths and wavelengths that only heat up water in the skin are removed using patented Ellipse Dual Mode Filtering.
The remaining light is absorbed by pigment (melanin) in your hair. Melanin converts the light into heat, which travels down the hair and heats the hair matrix, preventing future hair growth.
Can all hairs be treated?
Because the treatment relies on absorption of light by melanin, there needs to be melanin in the hair. This means that light blonde, red, grey or white hairs do not respond, and the most efficient treatment is seen with dark hair.
How long does an Ellipse treatment take?
A large number of hairs can be targeted in one flash of light. Treatment of the upper lip takes approximately 1 minute, whereas a back or both legs take 20-30 minutes.
How many Ellipse treatments do I need?
Every hair has a life cycle; it grows for a period of time, falls out, rests and then starts to grow again.
Only hairs that are growing can be treated – so you need to repeat the treatment at intervals until all hair follicles have been treated while growing.
The length and timing of the growth cycles are affected by numerous factors such as body site, hormone levels and age. Typically 6-8 treatments are needed for hair removal and the sessions are spaced from 3-6 weeks between sessions, depending on the part of the body being treated. The therapist will advise the client on the treatment spacing for best results.
Do I need to take special precautions before and after treatment?
It is important not to tweeze, wax or use hair removal creams during the four weeks before treatment.
This ensures that as many hair follicles as possible contain a hair which can be destroyed. It is also important to avoid tanning (sun, solarium or self-tanning products) before and during the treatment period. Otherwise your tanned skin will absorb the light instead of your hair. It is also recommended to use sunscreen (min. SPF 30) for four weeks following treatment.
Like any treatment for hair removal, the client must prep the area for treatment. With all body hair removal, exfoliation is essential to ensure all the hair is free from the skin and this gives a clean wax.
We use a variety of wax’s in our salon depending on the hair to be removed.
A 24-hour patch test is compulsory with all wax treatments.
We use Tea tree strip wax and Harley rose hot wax.
Hot wax is used for all extended bikini waxes and facial waxing.