SKIN REJUVENATION TREATMENTS
Ellipse IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is a light-based and non-invasive treatment sometimes referred to as ‘IPL photo-facial’ or ‘IPL photo-rejuvenation’.
This technology uses filters to produce intense pulses of specific wavelengths of light energy to penetrate skin tissue and create heat, targeting age spots, sun damage and skin damage in a highly controlled way.
The body’s natural processes remove the tissue targeted for noticeable improvements in skin tone and overall skin appearance. Because IPL photo-rejuvenation also stimulates collagen in your skin, results continue to improve over time.
What can Ellipse IPL treatment be used for?
IPL photorejuvenation is so gentle and non-invasive, and is usually recommended for treating the face, neck, chest and hands. Ellipse IPL can treat a wide range of facial imperfections simultaneously such as skin discolouration, age spots, freckles, sun damage, and mottled pigmentation. It also improves enlarged pores and dull complexions so that skin is smoother, revitalised and feels firmer.
How soon will I notice results?
The Ellipse IPL photo-rejuvenation treatment removes skin imperfections and stimulates collagen and elastin production over several treatments. Some skin problems such as shallow pigmentation and age spots or sun spots may only need 2-3 intense pulsed light treatments, with the best results usually obtained after 4-6 sessions with 4 weeks in between.
How long does Ellipse IPL photo-rejuvenation treatment last?
Due to the stimulation of collagen, skin improvement is gradual over time with long-lasting results.
What should I expect?
A patch test will be performed at your initial consultation to determine skin suitability and maximise results. A cold gel is applied to the area to be treated and patients are given special dark glasses or googles to wear while the pulses of light are applied
Is there any downtime?
There is little to no downtime and you can resume your normal activities after treatment. We insist on no make up post treatment we can however apply a medicated tinted SPF if you have to go back to work.
I’m interested in having Ellipse IPL treatment but will it hurt?
The treatment is gentle and the only sensation you will expect is a brief ‘stinging’ when the pulses of light are applied. You may experience some redness after IPL treatment but this should disappear within a few hours and you can usually apply make up right away.
If you have been on holiday at least 3 weeks prior to having IPL treatment or going into the sun within the 3 weeks following the treatment, we can not perform the treatment due to melanin activity. You must apply broad spectrum sun screen everyday pre and post treatment.
This photo-rejuvenation treatment also stimulates the natural production of collagen within the body, which is so important for firm and youthful-looking skin
Pigmented lesions can vary in size, shape and colour. It is always important to ensure that the lesion is not malignant before initiating the treatment. We will refer you to a dermatologist when we feel it is necessary.