Apart from the various components and structures of the skin, pigment and a blood are the main contributing factors to skin conditions when over and even under stimulated. These can be displayed, independently, as hyper or hypo pigmentation (dark or light patches) or in the form of redness and broken capillaries. In a few cases however these can be combined to form a brown/red colour. The Ellipse Nordlys Laser and SWT/I2PL can treat all of these conditions by making use of the different hand piece applicators.
What conditions can the Ellipse Nordlys treat at The London Cosmetic Clinic?
Rosacea- Redness and swelling of the face. Usually accompanied by acne/ pustules.
Poikiloderma of Civatte- A combination of telangiectasia, irregular pigmentation and changes to the skin. Mainly on the neck and chest area.
Sun Spots/ age spots/ liver spots caused by unprotected sun exposure.
Red or purple stretch marks.
Epidermal Melasma- hyper-pigmentation of the face.
Cherry angiomas/Campbell de Morgan spots/ senile hemangioma- bright red to bluish spots mainly appearing on the trunk of patients above the age of 30.
Dark Circles under the eye- blue/black discolouration under the eyes.
Diffuse redness- a red blush especially on the cheek area.
Facial Telangiectasia (thread veins).
Venous Lakes- blue or purple, soft, raised skin.
How Does the Ellipse Nordlys treatment work?
Short, safe bursts of light are directed at the skin. These may be visible Intense Pulsed Light or from a laser, depending on the condition you want treated. The system filters the light to ensure the wavelengths used are absorbed by haemoglobin in the blood or melanin from the overactive melanocytes (dark pigment). The light is converted to heat, which destroys the protein in the wall of the vessels and melanin causing it to gradually disappear after treatment. To ensure the best light transmission, a thin layer of gel is applied to your skin before treatment.
Do I need to take special precautions before and after treatment?
-It is, important to avoid tanning (sun, solarium or self-tanning products) before and during the treatment period. Otherwise your tanned skin will absorb more light, which makes treatment less effective and less comfortable.
-It is also a good idea to avoid smoking in the 4 hours prior to treatment. Generally, no special care is necessary after treatment, but people with sensitive skin may benefit from applying a cold compress (a cold damp cloth) to the area immediately after treatment or from using an ointment prescribed by the doctor.
-After treatment, you should avoid sun exposure for 30 days, even if there is no sign of inflammation in the treated area.
Does the treatment hurt?
No anaesthetics are required, and many patients describe the treatment as being like a snap from a rubber band followed by a sensation similar to the feeling of gentle sunburn.
How much does it cost?
We offer complimentary consultations and patch tests to our patients. Prices are always confirmed prior to your treatments. The prices depend on the type of treatment required as well as the area treated.
How can I be sure Ellipse is safe and effective?
Clinical trials documenting Ellipse’s safety and effectiveness were carried out by leading doctors prior to the launch of the treatments. You are welcome to view these scientific papers on the Ellipse website at www.ellipse.com.