LASER CLINIC - How does the Ellipse treatment work?

Laser Clinic with Ellipse IPL

The visible light from the flash-lamp is guided via a glass prism to the hairy area. Hair contains pigment (melanin) that absorbs the light and converts it into heat. This heat is led through the hair 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 examination) is applied to the skin. The hand held applicator is then slid over the entire treatment area by moving it exactly one width after each flash of light.