Hair Removal

Put an end to slow, messy and painful methods of hair removal. Shaving, waxing, tweezing, depilation and hair removal cream have been replaced by hair removal in a flash. The Ellipse System uses safe, visible light from a flashlamp to remove unwanted hair from all body sites in minutes.


How does Ellipse treatment work?
The visible light from the flashlamp is guided via a glass prism to the hairy area. Hair contains pigment (melanin) that absorbs the light and converts it to heat. This heat is led through the hair into the hair follicle which is then destroyed and rendered unable to produce a new hair.

aCan all hairs be treated?
As the treatment relies on absorption of light in the hair pigment, melanin, the most efficient treatment is seen with dark hair. The lighter the skin, the more effective the separation is between hair and skin colour, making the treatment easier. However, the unique software of the Ellipse System has pre-programmed settings for different hair and skin colours that adjust the energy output accordingly.
How long does Ellipse treatment take?
The glass prism of the Ellipse applicator is 1cm by 5cm so a large number of hairs are targeted in one flash of light. A facial treatment takes around 20 min. whereas a back or both legs take 60-120 min.

Does it hurt?
No anaesthetics are required. The sensation is similar to that of a rubber band snapping onto the skin.

Do I need to take special precautions before and after the treatment?
No special precautions are needed. However, it is important not to epilate or wax for 4 weeks before treatment so that as many hair follicles as possible contain a hair which can be destroyed by  the light. Since tanning is the skin's accumulation of pigment (melanin) it is also important to avoid tanning before and during the treatment sessions.
Generally no post-treatment is necessary but people with very sensitive skin may benefit from using a soothing cream for a few days. It is also recommended to limit sun exposure for a few weeks following treatment.

How many Ellipse treatments do I need?
The length and timing of hair follicle growth cycles are affected by numerous factors such as body site, hair density, thickness, ethnic origin, hormonal status and age. Usually 3-6 treatments are needed and the intervals between treatments are typically 1-3 months.