Hair contains pigment (Melanin) that absorbs the light and converts it into heat. The hair transmits this heat into the follicle, which is then destroyed and rendered which makes it unable to produce a new hair.
What is IPL ?
IPL is used for Unwanted hair removal i whichs mainly considered a cosmetic treatment but may very well be the result of medical conditions. For women hair, removal is often requested in the face, arm, legs and underarms whereas for men hair removal on the cheek, chest, and back is in higher demand.
How does the Ellipse SWT/ laser hair removal treatment work?
To achieve long lasting or permanent hair removal, it is necessary to destroy the hair follicle from which individual hairs grow. Controlled pulses of light penetrate the epidermis and are absorbed by melanin in the hair contained in the follicle.
Melanin converts the light energy into heat. This heat is transferred to the hair follicle, which is destroyed, making it unable to produce a new hair. Hair in the resting (telogen stage) are treated later. The treatment is only effective on growing hairs as these are still attached to the follicle. This technique is called “Selective Photothermolysis”.
The visible light produced by Ellipse I²PL systems is carefully controlled to ensure the correct pulse length, wavelengths and right amount of energy to destroy the follicle.
With Ellipse SWT® systems you get the fastest hair removal treatments on the market applicable for skin type I -VI. The visible light produced by Ellipse SWT® systems is carefully controlled to ensure the correct pulse length, wavelengths and right amount of energy to destroy the follicle.
Ellipse Selective Waveband Technology (SWT®) hair removal treatment offers clinically-proven, safe and effective long-term removal of unwanted hair. Excellent hair clearance is obtained after only 4-6 SWT® treatments and clinical long term studies have proven that 77% hair is still away after 10 years.