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Skin Resurfacing

How does Ellipse treatment work?

Ellipse Frax 1550nm laser treatment works by creating very small, very controlled islands of heat damage, surrounded by healthy normal skin. When the body repairs this controlled damage, collagen in the whole of the treated area is replaced, reducing those fine lines, and leaving the skin fresher. At the same time, the surface of the skin is renewed, improving the pigment. Research has shown that a combination treatment using Ellipse narrowband light (Ellipse IPL) followed by the Frax 1550 produces an even better result with less treatments. And because the surface of the skin is left intact, you recover very quickly.

Which problems can be treated?

Let’s be clear, Ellipse Frax 1550 treatment is not going to remove those deep “active” wrinkles. But it will reduce those fine lines, deal with your pigment issues and improve pore size. Ellipse has preprogrammed settings for different skin types that deliver the correct energy output for your complexion. Treatment is not limited to the face alone, so it is possible to treat damage on, for example, neck, chest and arms.

How long does an Ellipse treatment take?

Frax 1550 treatment normally involves the use of a local numbing creme, which is normally applied 30-40 minutes before treatment. Typically, the treatment procedure itself takes from 15-45 minutes, depending on the size of the area to be treated.

Do I need to take special precautions before and after treatment?

It is important to avoid solarium and self-tanning products before and during the treatment period. It is possible to treat tanned skin, but reduce
sun-exposure prior to treatment, otherwise the treatment will be less effective and less comfortable. You will get maximum results if you use a normal
moisturising crème before and after treatment. Talk to your doctor if you are prone to acne outbreaks or cold sores. After treatment, you should avoid sun exposure for 30 days, or use sun protection (minimum SPF 30) if sun exposure cannot be avoided.

How many treatments do I need?

Typically you will be offered a course of four treatments, but if you are darker-skinned, your doctor may decide to offer a longer course of gentler
treatments.

Does the treatment hurt?

Treatment may be a little uncomfortable, which is why we recommend the use of a numbing creme. After this wears off you will have a few hours where the skin feels as if you have a light sunburn

How can I be sure Ellipse is safe and effective?

Clinical trials documenting Ellipse safety and effectiveness were carried out by leading doctors prior to the launch of the treatments.

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