For many men and women hair removal is time consuming and and laborious process, but it needn't be such a hardship.
How Laser Hair Removal Works
The treatment works by sourcing the melanin (pigment) in the hair with the light emitted from the system, and upon absorption the light is converted into heat. This intense heat action destroys down the hair follicle, reducing the opportunity for any re-growth and also changing the entire structure of the follicle itself; overtime altering the density and appearance of the hair until eventually it becomes unnoticeable.
Prior to treatment the area is shaved using disposable non-surgical razors before a thin layer of protective gel (similar to that used in ultra sound) is applied to maximise absorption. Finally the Ellipse I2PL is run over the area and a succession of light pulses is filtered into the hair follicle. The unique square head technology used in Ellipse treatments offer precision and accuracy that ensures that any risk of side effects is minimal. Any potentially harmful wave lengths are removed via the Unique Dual Filtering system, meaning that the light used is completely safe and visible.
Number of Hair Removal Treatments
Hair grows in three different cycles and the Ellipse Permanent Hair Reduction can only successfully treat hair during its growth stage (Anagen). Therefore it is often necessary to undergo a course of 3-6 treatments ensuring that you leave at least 6-8 weeks between each session initially, and then only repeat as and when the hair returns. Your therapist will advise you accordingly.
Preparing for Laser Hair Removal
To ensure that as many hair follicles are targeted as possible it is also important not to undergo any hair removal for at least four weeks before the appointment or during the course of treatment. The same rule applies to any sun treatments, as a tan will raise the pigment level in the skin and have a severe effect on the treatments' success.
Skin type is a fundamental effecting factor in this treatment as due to the high level of pigment in the skin, darker skin tones often experience more pain during treatment, though generally it has been compared to the sensation of a rubber band pinging on your skin.