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IPL Facial Rejuvenation FAQ’s

Here are some frequently asked questions about our IPL Facial Rejuvenation – if you would like to read more information, then please return to our IPL Facial Rejuvenation page.

How many Ellipse treatments do I need?

The number of treatments depends on the area of the body and the severity of the pigmentation, redness or thread veins. Clinical studies have confirmed that 1-6 treatments usually are needed, and these are timed about one month apart. Only thread veins on the face, neck and chest can be treated.

How does it work?

The Ellipse Laser/ SWT (tm) Skin Rejuvenation Facial works by directing well controlled pulses of light into the upper skin layer. The light is absorbed by two of the body's own natural chemicals - Melanin in the pigmented areas and Haemoglobin in the red blood cells. Both these pigments convert the light energy into heat. This heat is used to destroy the parts of the cells in which the melanin is stored, and to damage the walls of the vessels supplying blood to the areas where vascular damage is seen.

The visible light produced by the Ellipse Laser/ SWT TM system is carefully controlled to produce the correct pulse length and right amount of energy to destroy the targets without damaging surrounding tissue. This is a quick and simple treatment that does not interfere with your normal daily routine and currently offers the best anti-ageing skin treatment around.

What will treatment be like?

A cold gel is applied to the area to be treated and pulses of light are applied. The light penetrates the tissue and is absorbed by either the blood when treating vascular lesions or the melanin when treating pigmented lesions. The body’s natural processes then remove the treated tissue giving the skin a more even and youthful appearance.

There is minimal discomfort to the treatment and the biggest sensation that is felt is heat.

Each treatment takes between 20-60 minutes and you can return to work the same day and resume all your regular activities. The process is ideal for patients with active lifestyles because the procedure requires no downtime and has a low risk of side effects. However, It is always advisable to plan in advance if you would like your skin treated before a big event.

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