"ELLIPSE" IPL TREATMENTS
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A Large number of men and women all over the world suffer from disorders of the blood vessels (vascular lesions). These can be of various types, from small telangiectasias (sometimes called spider veins or broken veins) to large Port Wine Stains. Common areas to treat are around the nose and cheeks. It is common to develop small broken veins on the face after surgery such as Rhinoplasty but the main triggers are from excessive exposure to heat or very cold climaxes, alcohol consumption and genetics.
Some lesions are present from birth, while others develop with age, or as the result of environmental damage (such as sun exposure). Regardless of the size of the lesion, they can cause psychological trauma so strong that patients seek professional help to remove them. Historically they have been covered with make up, while surgery has been limited to the larger vessels on the legs. Sclerotherapy has also been used successfully to treat vascular lesions on the legs.
Ellipse IPL offers a clinically proven and effective treatment to remove many vascular lesions, either on its own or as a follow up treatment to Sclerotherapy.
Ellipse treatment works by directing well controlled pulses of light into the upper skin. The light is absorbed by one of the body's own natural chemicals - haemoglobin - contained in the red blood cells.
Haemoglobin converts the light energy into heat. This heat is transferred to the wall of the blood vessels, which are permanently damaged and removed by the body's own defence mechanism. The method of converting light to heat and using it to destroy the target without damaging the surrounding tissues is called Selective Photothermolysis.
The visible light produced by the Ellipse IPL system is carefully controlled to produce the correct pulse length and right amount of energy to destroy the vessel. Best results are obtained on patients who have light to medium skin.
Benign pigmented lesions may be genetic in origin or may be caused by physical damage such as sunburn, injury, irritation or light therapy, as well as the natural effect of ageing. The lesions can vary in size and colour. It is always important to ensure that the lesion is not malignant before removing it. The psychological trauma of pigmented lesions can be so strong that patients seek professional help.
The most common methods of dealing with pigmented lesions have been:
- Make-up: simple, inexpensive and painless but it is only a cover-up and requires an everlasting commitment to maintain the appearance desired by the patient. The disadvantage is that psychological strain on the patient is still present as the lesions have not been permanently removed.
- Surgery: historically, surgical treatment of pigmented lesions has shown mixed success, often with scarring as an adverse effect.
- Laser: can produce good results, however many lasers are specific to only one particular lesion.
Ellipse treatment offers clinically proven, long-term removal of pigmented lesions in the upper layer of skin.
Ellipse treatment works by directing well-controlled pulses of light into the upper skin layer. The light is absorbed by one of the body's own natural chemicals - melanin - which is concentrated in the pigmented areas.
Melanin converts the light energy it absorbs into heat. This heat is used to destroy the parts of the cells in which the melanin is stored. This technique has the name "Selective Photothermolysis".
The visible light produced by the Ellipse IPL system is carefully controlled to produce the correct pulse length and right amount of energy to destroy the target without damaging surrounding tissues or affecting your daily routine.
Photo Rejuvination / Sun Damaged Skin
Rejuvenate your skin with Ellipse IPL treatments, the light based therapy works on the excess melanin in the skin to even out the skin tone, smooth the skin tone and improve the skins texture. The amount of treatments required depends on the depth of the pigmentation in the skin but around 3 treatments are recommended to get long lasting results. This is one of the most popular treatments in our Chiswick clinic as it works on so many levels and so much can be achieved within just 1 session.
Photo Rejuvenation is a quick and simple treatment that does not interfere with your normal daily routine. It is aimed at repairing sun-damage found on the face, neck chest and hands. Unlike a resurfacing treatment, the light triggers your skin to repair naturally and results continue for up to 6 weeks post treatment.
This treatment is suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive as it is just a light based treatment and no chemicals or strong lasers are used. The visible light produced by the Ellipse IPL systems is carefully controlled to produce the correct pulse length and right amount of energy to destroy the targets without damaging surrounding tissues. This treatment is used by leading experts all around London as it is safe and effective.
Most of us experience acne to some extent during our lives. For many people it is a short-term annoyance, but others develop more long-term and more severe acne. Ellipse IPL treatments compliment other treatments such as mild peels, facials and your existing home care regime.
Acne occurs when one of the skin's natural oils - sebum - is unable to leave the skin because the hair follicle is blocked. This may result in a blackhead, or a whitehead, and can lead to the growth of bacteria below the surface of the skin. Inflammation can occur, and the rupture of an inflamed area can lead to scarring. Medication can help to reduce acne, but Ellipse IPL treatment in combination with prescription medication has been clinically proven to accelerate the healing process for acne.
Ellipse treatment works by directing well-controlled pulses of light into the upper skin layer. The light is absorbed by the body's own natural chemical - haemoglobin - in the blood vessels that feed the sebaceous glands. The haemoglobin converts the light energy into heat, which damages the walls of the vessels supplying blood to the glands. This technique has the name "Selective Photothermolysis".
The visible light produced by the Ellipse systems is carefully controlled to produce the correct pulse length and right amount of energy to reduce the acne without damaging the surrounding tissue.
A normal hair and sebaceous gland can become partially blocked. Bacteria called P. acnes live on the sebum and produce fatty acids. The body responds by blocking the gland's exit to the skin. Sometimes the mixture of hair protein, oil and fatty acids damages the walls of the follicle and causes inflammation.
Ellipse IPL treatment works by reducing the blood supply to the sebaceous gland, which slows down production of the body oil sebum.