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Skin Rejuvenation Questions & Answers

Skin Rejuvenation Questions & Answers

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How does Ellipse IPL Light work for Skin rejuvenation?

Age spots and hyper pigmentation contains melanin and diffuse redness contains haemoglobin. The light is absorbed by the melanin in the pigmented area & the heat reaction caused breaks down the melanin in the keratinocytes. A photo toxic reaction occurs in the melanin vesicles and the excess melanin turns darker before it comes away from the skin. The light is also absorbed by the superficial blood vessels in the skin. The heat reaction caused coagulates blood vessels, destroys protein in the wall of the vessel and stimulates collagen production. We can treat sun damaged skins.
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.

What Results can I expect using Ellipse IPL treatments?

Excess pigmentation and diffuse redness will dramatically reduce and skin texture and pore size will improve. The pigmentation will become darker in colour immediately after the treatment. A few days after the treatment the pigmented areas will develop a light crust (this is a good sign that the treatment has worked). After that the skin will look smoother and fresher. A few more treatment sessions may be required to keep a smooth and youthful appearance.

What are the treatment requirements for acne treatments?

The Ellipse IPL acne treatment is a combination therapy. We recommend you use adapalene (Differin or Redap) cream or gel for 1 month prior to the Ellipse IPL treatment. Sun exposure should be avoided 30 days post and prior treatment. A course of 4 Ellipse IPL treatments is recommended with 3 week intervals.

Please note a patch test is required prior to first treatment.

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