The Ellipse operator guides the light from the flash-lamp to the treatment area. The unique Ellipse I²PL system carefully filters this light in two ways to ensure that only light with the correct characteristics (waverlight) is allowed to reach your skin.
Hair contains pigment (melanin) that absorbes the light and converts it to heat. The hair transmits this heat into the hair folicle, which is then destroyed and rendered unable to produce a new hair.
To ensure optimal light transmission to the hair, a thin layer of gel (similar to that used in ultrasound examinations) is applied to your skin before treatment. The operator then moves the hand-held applicator over the entire treatment area exactly one applicator width after each flas of light.
As the treatment relies on absorption of light in the hair pigment (melanin), the most efficient treatment is seen with dark hair. The lighter the skin, the more pronounced the distinction between hair and skin colour, making treatment easir. However, Ellipse has pre-programmed setting for different hair and skin colours to adjust the energy output to your needs.
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