Advanced Ellipse IPL Hair Removal Treatmentsipl-hair-removal.pngPulse Light, the modern way to remove unwanted hair…

Shaving, waxing, tweezing and hair removal creams have been replaced by technology known as IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) akin to a flashing laser. At Radiance Hair & Beauty we use the world’s leading IPL system by Ellipse. The treatment uses short, safe bursts of light emitted from a special and safe flash lamp to remove unwanted hair from all body sites in minutes… and the results are both impressive and long lasting (in many cases permanently).

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How Does Ellipse Treatment Work?

The ellipse operator guides the light from the flash-lamp to the treatment area. The unique Ellipse I.P.L System carefully filters this light in two ways to ensure that only the light with the correct characteristics (wavelengths) is allowed to reach your skin.

Hair contains pigment (melanin) that absorbs the light and converts it into heat. The hair transmits this heat into the hair follicle, 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 flash of light.

Can All Hairs Be Treated?

As the treatment relies on absorption of light to the hair pigment (melanin) , the most efficient treatment is seen with dark hair. The lighter the skin, the more pronounced the distinction between the hair and skin colour, making treatment easier. However, Ellipse had pre-programmed settings for different hair and skin colours to adjust the energy output for your needs.

How Long Does Ellipse Treatment Take?

The glass prism within the Ellipse applicator that guides the light to the skin is 10mm by 48mm, so a large number of hairs can be targeted in one flash of light. Treatment of the upper lip takes approx 5 minutes, whereas a back or both legs takes 60-120 minutes.

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Tolerance of pain differs from person to person. No anaesthetics are required, and most people describe the sensation as similar to that of a rubber band snapping on the skin. You must feel some sensation during treatment to ensure it is working, however you must not feel too uncomfortable.

Do I Need to Take Special Precautions Before And After Treatment?

The light used is completely safe, visible light. Potentially harmful wavelengths are removed by the unique Ellipse Dual Mode Filtering System.

It is important NOT to remove hair by plucking, tweezing, waxing or use of creams during the entire four weeks before treatment, this ensures that as many follicles as possible contain a hair and thus can be destroyed by the light.

Since tanning takes place by accumulation of pigment (melanin) in the skin, it is also important to avoid tanning (sun, solarium, or self-tanning cream) before and during the treatment period. Otherwise your tanned skin will absorb more light, which makes treatment less effective and can result in a burn.

Generally no post treatment care is necessary. But people with very sensitive skin may benefit from using a soothing cream for a few days after treatment. It is also recommended to limit sun exposure and to use sunscreen (min SPF 30) for a few weeks following treatment.

How Many Ellipse Treatments Do I Need?

Hair growth is cyclical, as hair follicles go through resting and growing phases. Only follicles in the growth phase contain hair and are destroyed by the heat. Resting hair follicles need to enter the growing phase before they can be treated effectively destroyed by the Ellipse treatment. That’s why it is necessary to repeat the treatments at intervals until all hair follicles have been through the growth phase.

The length and timing of the growth cycles are affected by numerous factors such as body site, hair density, thickness, origin, hormone status and age. Clinical studies have confirmed that at least 3-6 treatments are needed and the intervals between treatments are typically 1-3 months.

How Can I Be Sure Ellipse Is Safe And Effective?

Clinical trials documenting Ellipse’s safety and effectiveness are carried out by leading doctors prior to the release of the product. The results of these tests are published in respected, refereed medical journals. You are welcome to view these scientific papers on the Ellipse website at The settings used for your treatment will be based on the settings recommended by the clinicians who carried out the clinical trials.

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» Contact us today to arrange your FREE Ellipse IPL Hair Removal consultation.
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» Download the Ellipse IPL Hair Removal Leaflet (PDF)