VEINS and PIGMENT

IPL FOR SKIN REJUVENATION

effective pigment removal
SUN SPOTS AND FACIAL THREAD VEINS

VEINS and PIGMENT

IPL FOR SKIN REJUVENATION

effective pigment removal
SUN SPOTS AND FACIAL THREAD VEINS

IPL for SUN DAMAGE and THREAD VEINS 

EFFECTIVE TREATMENT OF AGE SPOTS, DIFFUSE REDNESS, ROSACEA, POIKILODERMA OF CIVATTE 

Everybody loves the sunshine! It’s good for the soul and the immediate effect it has on the skin such as a tan and healthy glow are much desired. However, in the long term sun exposure decreases the production of collagen and leads to uneven pigmentation, redness and a lack of firmness.

Ellipse is one of the industry’s most effective IPL systems backed by award winning technology. The unique SWT (selected waveband technology) based systems safely and effectively treat a wide range of skin conditions, including the removal of unwanted hair, vascular lesions, epidermal pigmented lesions, photo-damage and acne vulgaris.

Ellipse IPL has a photo rejuvenation option requiring only two treatments, as opposed to more than five for most alternative systems. It can achieve incomparable acne results, and it offers a superior solution for all vascular lesions.

WHAT CLIENTS LOVE ABOUT ELLIPSE IPL PIGMENT TREATMENT BY CANDELA

“I noticed that the skin on my hands and neck was beginning to really show my age – mainly because of the dark sun spots all over them (no sunblock!). I was amazed at the difference that one treatment with IPL made to clearing them right away”

WHAT The GOOD SKIN PLACE® LOVES ABOUT ELLIPSE IPL

Ellipse has numerous peer-reviewed clinical studies demonstrating the effectiveness and safety profile of their selected waveband technology. I can use different handpieces and a range of versatile settings to safely treat sun damage, flushing and fine veins.  Ellipse, developed in Denmark, is backed by Candela, international leader in laser technology.

 

01.

HOW DOES IPL WORK?

 

The Ellipse Laser/ SWTTM Skin Rejuvenation Facial Treatment rejuvenates the skin by directing well-controlled pulses of light into the upper skin layer. The light is absorbed by two of the body’s own natural chemicals – Melanin in the pigmented areas and Haemoglobin in the red blood cells. Both these pigments convert the light energy into heat. This heat is used to destroy the parts of the cells in which the melanin is stored, and to damage the walls of the vessels supplying blood to the areas where vascular damage is seen.

The visible light produced by the Ellipse Laser/ SWTTM system is carefully controlled to produce the correct pulse length and right amount of energy to destroy the targets without damaging surrounding tissue, providing skin rejuvenation. This is a quick and simple treatment that does not interfere with your normal daily routine and currently offers the best anti-ageing skin treatment around.

02.

SAFETY

The visible light is completely safe so no special precautions are needed apart from glasses for the brightness. The skin of some clients becomes quite red immediately after treatment. Very rarely small blisters as from excessive sun exposure can occur. However, most clients experience no side effects at all and the described skin reactions above usually disappear within hours to a few days.

It is essential that you have no tan on your skin, as the light will be attracted to the pigment and this can result in burns. At each treatment we will check that you have not had suntan, fake tan or sunbeds in the previous 4 weeks.

03.

FACIAL THREAD VEINS

Ellipse IPL can be used to remove many types of vascular lesions, such as telangiectasias (thread veins or broken capillaries), hemangiomas and Port Wine Stains.

The technically advanced Ellipse Thread vein Removal, using a Selective Waveband Technology system is a safe and effective treatment to get rid of redness and broken veins.

Veins will be removed or decreased in size and skin texture and pore size will be improved, leaving brighter younger-looking skin

04.

IPL FOR ACNE

Our Ellipse Laser/ SWT acne clearance treatment has proven to be very effective in improving skin suffering from the sensitivity, redness and blemishes of acne.

Ellipse IPL treatment has been clinically proven to accelerate the healing process for acne. IPL works by reducing inflammation and active bacteria, and has shown itself to be particularly effective following the use of prescription medication for acne and in combination with actives such as AHA peels.

05.

BEFORE and AFTER

the DETAILS

TREATMENTS PROGRAMMES

The Ellipse computer has pre-programmed treatment protocols for vessel and pigment types, and different handpieces for treating brown or red pigment. At consultation we will determine your skin type, and ensure that there are no indications that IPL would not be appropriate for you (for example, if the pigmentation is hormonal, following pregnancy, or if you have recently had sun exposure, fake tan, or sunbeds, or are on medications which may make you photo sensitive or photo-allergic.

Pigmented lesions such as sun damage can often be cleared in a single treatment, while vascular lesions and broken capillaries often require two to three sessions.

PREPARING YOUR SKIN

You will come for an initial consultation, where we will take a clinical record and make sure that you are not on any medication that would affect the treatment or make your skin more light sensitive. We will establish your skin type (the base pigment of your skin), and ensure that there is no active tan. We will do a patch test of the device on the chosen settings for your skin. After 24 hours it is safe to continue with the full treatment. This patch test is important even if you have had IPL before on a different machine as it ensures your safe response to the chosen settings on this Ellipse.

Before treatment

It is important that you have had no tan, sunbed or fake tan before Ellipse IPL treatment (4 weeks).

Photo rejuvenation treatments are usually combined with AHA peels for improved skin clarity and results

WHAT HAPPENS DURING TREATMENT?

 A clear ultrasound gel is applied in a thin layer onto your clean skin. The applicator is placed in contact with the skin surface and the light pulses through it onto the skin. The applicator is then moved to the neighbouring area and the process is repeated. You will feel a very fast hot pulse through the applicator as the light is discharged, which some describe as like that of an elastic band shot against the skin. The target pigments are heated instantly by the light pulse (the light is attracted to the specific wavelength of colour in the skin).

Your skin will become red, and feel warm. Aloe vera gel is applied, as for a sunburn. If the target was brown pigment, these areas will darken over the next couple of hours. They may become quite dark. Over the next days this pigment will move to the surface and granulate, looking like dark coffee grounds on the skin. Sometimes these dark areas will crust, if the pigment was intense. It is important not to pick at this but to keep it well moisturised.

 After 5-10 days, the pigment will appear to wash off the surface

AFTER TREATMENT CARE

After treatment, the skin may be reddened and feel warm, like mild sunburn. Aloe Vera gel will be applied, and this can be continued if the skin continues to feel hot.
For 24 to 48 hours, you should avoid:

Perfumed products, Excessive heat (hot baths or showers, sauna, or steam room)
No swimming or gym (excessive heat)
No picking or scratching the area, keep it moisturised
For 30 to 60 days after treatment you must avoid sunbeds and wear sun protection to prevent hyperpigmentation.

CONTRA INDICATIONS - WHO CANT BE TREATED?

IPL by Ellipse is safe for pigmentation on skin types 1 to 3 (palest to mediterranean)
Some medications make your skin light sensitive, and therefore not appropriate for light-based treatments. We will check this at consultation. Such medications include St Johns Wort, antibiotics, roaccutane, some blood pressure medications.
Blood thinning medications are contra indicated as they may lead to bruising – this includes waferin and aspirin, ibuprofen.

Can’t be treated if you are pregnant, and because hormones can affect pigmentation, not while breastfeeding or within months of pregnancy

WHAT IS THE DOWNTIME?

Immediately after a treatment, your skin will be red. This varies according to how sensitive your skin is. Pigmented areas will be intensified and can become quite dark before they clear – for 5-10 days. This can be disguised with concealer.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS?

Pigmented lesions are often cleared in one treatment. Vascular lesions can take 2-3.

WHAT DOES IPL rejuvenation COST?

Consultation is free, which includes the essential patch testing of your skin.

IPL prices depend on the scale of the area being treated, and whether a multiple treatment course is needed (cost is roughly based on the number of laser shots required). 

IPL for the face would be £100, face and neck would be £135, hands £35

 **The Good Skin Place®  has the option for interest-free monthly payment plans, which spread the cost of treatment in a way that works for you. Monthly payment plans are also popular for topup treatments – ensuring regular topups and payments equally spread through the year