Ellipse Wrinkle Reduction – Laser Solutions Belfast
Ellipse Wrinkle Reduction
We have a bright idea – reduce wrinkles and improve your skin texture – easily and without the pain or injections required for similar procedures.
Ellipse uses safe and effective light emitted from a flash-lamp in combination with Intense Photo Spray to quickly eliminate the signs of aging.
How does Ellipse Wrinkle Reduction work?
The Ellipse wrinkle reduction treatment is a two step procedure;
1. First the skin is sprayed with Intense by Ellipse Photo Spray every 5 minutes for 1 hour. This spray acts as a photosensitiser, making your skin more receptive to the light and reducing wrinkles by collagen stimulation.
2. After spraying, a transparent water based gel (similar to that used in ultrasound examinations) is applied to your face. The Ellipse operator guides the visible light from the flash-lamp to your face going over the area 3 times.
The skin cells convert the active ingredient in the Photo Spray into a pigment called “protoporphrin IX” which is red in colour. The red colour absorbs the light and triggers a chemical reaction in the cells that “triggers” the cell to produce more collagen which eventually will lead to a reduction in wrinkles.
How do I use the Photo Spray?
Prior to treatment, you will see a video that teaches you to use the Photo Spray correctly. Apply a generous amount all over your face every 15 minutes (you will be given an alarm clock to remind you). After spraying, you rub it well onto your face also near the upper and lower eyelids and mouth.
Is the Photo Spray dangerous?
No, because the active ingredient in the Photo Spray is present at extremely low levels – 0.5%, compared with typically 20% for similar topical creams. Because it uses liposomes to transport the active ingredient deep beneath the surface of the skin, the spray ensures effective treatment results with even greater safety and convenience than the standard method. Just close your eyes while spraying.
Is it necessary to use both Photo Spray and Light?
Yes, wrinkle reduction by Ellipse is a combination treatment. Clinical trials have revealed that neither the Photo Spray nor the Light works on its own – the combination of the two is necessary.
Can I be treated?
The treatment works in persons with mild to moderate wrinkles. Thanks to the low energy settings and long light pulses used in the Ellipse wrinkle reduction treatment protocol, even darker coloured skin can be treated safely and effectively. Unlike other light based treatments, it is even safe to do treatments when you are sun tanned.
Does Wrinkle Reduction hurt?
No local anaesthetics are needed. Sense of pain is very individual, but the wrinkle reduction procedure is based on a chemical reaction in the skin rather than a thermal reaction in the skin. Therefore no heating of the skin is required and as such there is no pain involved.
Are there any specific pre and post treatment care required?
Your Ellipse clinic will normally recommend you to use an Intense by Ellipse Exfoliating Gel (or similar) for at least one week prior to the Ellipse wrinkle reduction treatment. The purpose of the Exfoliating Gel is to remove dead skin cells. This allows the light to penetrate the skin surface more effectively.
After the treatment, it is recommended to use Intense by Ellipse Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30 (or similar) since the skin remains sensitive to light for a few hours after treatment. The sunscreen also protects your skin from the sun damage that causes more wrinkles to occur in the future.
How many Ellipse treatments do I need?
Clinical studies have confirmed that 3 treatments with 3 weeks interval give the optimal results. The wrinkle reduction gradually takes place from 1 up to 12 months after treatment, since collagen production is a slow process.
How can I be sure Ellipse is a safe and effective?
Clinical trials documenting Ellipse’s safety and effectiveness are carried out by a worldwide network of leading doctors prior to the release of a product. The results of these tests are then published in respected medical journals.