Skin Rejuvenation & Pigment Removal

How does Ellipse light work for Skin rejuvenation?

With the Skin rejuvenation treatment the light is absorbed by the melanin and the superficial blood vessels in the skin and the ensuing heat reaction destroys the melanin in the keratinocytes, coagulates blood vessels and stimulates collagen production.

What skin conditions can be treated?

Skin rejuvenation is the treatment of sun damaged skins. The treatment can be used for diffuse redness (high colour) and pigmented lesions such as hyper pigmentation, solar lentigines (sun spots) and freckles.

The treatment procedure is as follows.

First we will assess the area that we will work on and clean it thoroughly.  It might be necessary to shave the area to be treated (only if hair is present).  A thick layer of coupling gel will then be applied to the skin to help aid the treatment and to help protect the skin during the treatment procedure.

Does it hurt?

Next we will enter your details into the system and the Ellipse will give us an energy setting that is suitable for you.  We then select the correct hand piece to treat the area and with each shot we will assess the area and make some adjustments.  It is important that you feel some sensation during the treatment however you must not feel too uncomfortable.

How look after the treatment?

A slight erythema is seen immediately after the treatment and this will disappear in 1-2 hours in some cases 1-2 days.  The areas of pigmentation will turn darker.  The pigmentation will become darker almost a grey/black colour and the skin will take on a “dirty look” as the skin sloughs off in 7-10 days.

A cold compress can be applied at the conclusion of the treatment and an application of Aloe Vera Gel is necessary.  It is advisable to use a 100 % Aloe Vera gel for the next few days to reduce any continuing redness.

How many treatments are needed for the best results? 

On average 1 – 3 treatments at 4 week intervals are needed for the best results. Top up treatments may be needed in the future to maintain these results. For the optimum collagen stimulation effect with skin rejuvenation 6 treatments at 4 week intervals would be recommended.