FAQ – Acne

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The Ellipse Light is a second generation Intense Pulsed Light system used for Permanent Hair Reduction, Skin Rejuvenation & Acne, and Facial Thread Veins. Ellipse Light is manufactured by a company called Ellipse A/S in Denmark. The background of Ellipse is that they are the company responsible for the manufacture and development of the Gamma camera used for cancer diagnostic treatment.

Ellipse acne treatment is aimed specifically at the treatment of superficial inflammatory acne.

The acne treatment works in two ways:
The light targets the porphyrins produced by the bacteria that cause acne, destruction of these porphyrins will produce free oxygen radicals and a bactericidal effect is induced to reduce the acne infection

The light is also absorbed by the haemoglobin in the superficial blood vessels that supply the sebaceous glands and destruction of these will slow down the over production of oil that leads to acne.

The heat reaction produced will also stimulate collagen production to increase healing of the acne lesions and may even soften the appearance of scarring.

Tolerance of pain is very individual. Many patients describe the sensation as a warming sensation similar to the feeling one has after a day on the beach.

Clients may notice some general redness on the face and following the treatment pigmented areas may appear darker and eventually disappear.

Because the bacteria is difficult to eradicate completely, your doctor will probably recommend that you continue using adaplene cream or gel some months after the treatment has ended.

A course of 4 Ellipse treatments is recommended with 2 – 3 week intervals.

“I cannot state enough how much of a difference having this treatment has made to me; it really has increased my self-confidence. My skin will never be pure and unblemished, but this form of management (which is relatively quick and easy to go through) has made a significant difference. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to take control over what felt like an uncontrollable part of my life.”

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