Hair removal doesn’t have to be painful or messy, and with the Ellipse Laser Hair Removal system, you can achieve great results after just a few treatments.
We’re replacing our regular hair removal methods: shaving, waxing, tweezing, depilating and hair removal creams with Laser Hair Removal for quicker, easier and more effective results.
Body hair can be removed from all sites in minutes, with the use of a safe, visible light emitted from the Ellipse laser-flash lamp.
How does the Ellipse Treatment Work?
Our professionally trained Ellipse operators guide a flash-lamp over the treatment area, which emits short, safe bursts of intense pulsed light (IPL).
The light is carefully filtered by the system to ensure that it is safe for the skin, and will only emit light with the correct wavelengths to provide a harmless treatment.
Once in contact with the skin, the light is then absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in your body hair. This contact heats up the light, and in turn, the hair matrix, which destroys the follicle and prevents any future hair growth.
Can all hairs be treated?
As laser hair removal relies on the melanin in the hair pigment, the most effective results are seen on those with dark body hair. Light-coloured hair, or hair with little or no pigment, can be difficult for the IPL to target, and often leave the recipient with disappointing results.
The most effective results are usually seen on those with lighter skin and dark body hair, as the more pronounced distinction between skin and hair colour usually makes the treatment easier and more effective. However, Ellipse has pre-programmed settings for different hair and skin colours to adjust the energy output to your needs.
How long does an Ellipse treatment take?
While it depends on the size of the treatment area, the glass prism within the ellipse applicator that guides the light to the skin is 10mm x 48mm, so a large number of hairs can be targeted with just one flash of light. The prism is then moved around the area and repeatedly flashed until all hairs have been covered.
As a guide, treatment of the upper lip takes approximately 5 minutes, whereas back or both legs take 60-120 minutes.
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Does it hurt?
Any pain experienced from laser hair removal is different from person to person, depending entirely on your pain tolerance. However, no anaesthetics are required during treatment and pain has been reported as minimal.
The procedure is less painful than the likes of waxing or depilating, and has been compared to a sensation similar to a rubber band snapping onto the skin.
How many Ellipse treatments do I need?
The important thing to remember about laser hair removal is to not expect instant results. Hair growth is cyclical, and hair follicles go through resting and growing phases.
It’s important to target hairs at the correct stage of their growth phase, and as this is different for each individual hair, a number of treatments is required to be able to take full effect.
Only follicles in the growth phase contain hair, and can be destroyed by heat, so this doesn’t work for resting hair follicles which are yet to enter the growth phase. Repeating the treatment at regular intervals can ensure that all hair follicles have been targeted in the growth phase and destroyed by the heat.
How can i be sure Ellipse is safe and effective?
Clinical trials documenting Ellipse safety and effectiveness were carried out by leading doctors prior to the release of the treatment, and these were published in respected medical journals.