IPL & Laser
FACIAL & BODY TREATMENTS
These are stand alone treatments which can be combined within facials. For more information please scroll down.
Frequently asked questions
Can I go in the sun?
Yes you can but avoid the sun 3 weeks before and 3 weeks after the treatment.
Will I need a patch test?
Yes, all new IPL & Laser clients will need to do a consultation and a patch test prior to their treatment.
Will it hurt?
The sensation you get with IPL is like an elastic band flicking on the skin. There is also some warmth to the treatment but no burning. With the Laser it feels like a tiny pinprick sensation.
Will it interfere with medications?
Certain medications and supplements are contraindacted for this treatment. Make clear all medications, supplements and antibiotics on your consultation form to reduce dissapointment.
15 - 60 minutes
Every 4 - 8 weeks
Redness and sunburn sensation and you must avoid the sun for 3 weeks.
how long until I see visible results?
Pigmented Lesions, Freckles, Moles and
Remove benign epidermal pigmented lesions quickly and gently – clinically proven, safe and effective.
Benign pigmented lesions may be genetic in origin or may be caused by physical damage such as sunburn or injury, as well as the natural effect of ageing. The lesions can vary in size and colour. It is always important to ensure that the lesion is not malignant before removing it.
Ellipse treatments offer clinically proven, long-term removal of pigmented lesions in the upper layer of skin
How does the Ellipse SWT pigmented lesion treatment work?
Ellipse treatment works by directing pulses of light into the epidermis. The light is absorbed by melanin which is concentrated in the pigmented lesions. Melanin converts the light energy into heat. This heat is used to destroy the keratinocatos in which the melanin is stored. This technique is called “Selective Photothermolysis”. The visible light produced by the Ellipse systems is carefully controlled to produce the correct pulse length and wavelengths energy to destroy the target without damaging surrounding tissue.
May require multiple treatments to the same areas. The price and time would be the same. Intervals of 4 weeks.
Vascular Lesions, Thread and Spider Veins
Removes many types of vascular lesions such as telangiectasias, hemangiomas and Port Wine Stains – clinically proven, safe and effective
A large number of men and women all over the world suffer from disorders of the blood vessels (vascular lesions). These can be of various types, from small telangiectasias (sometimes called spider veins or broken veins) to large Port Wine Stains.
Some lesions are present from birth, while others develop with age, or as the result of environmental damage (such as sun exposure). Regardless of the size of the lesion, they can cause psychological trauma so strong that patients seek professional help to remove them. Historically they have been covered with make up, while surgery has been limited to the larger vessels on the legs. Sclerotherapy has also been used successfully to treat vascular lesions on the legs.
Ellipse offers a clinically proven and effective treatment to remove many vascular lesions, either on its own or as a follow up treatment to sclerotherapy.
How does the Ellipse SWT vascular lesion treatment work?
The Ellipse Selective Waveband Technology treatment works by directing well controlled pulses of light into the upper skin. The light is absorbed by one of the body’s own natural substances – haemoglobin – contained in the red blood cells. Haemoglobin converts the light energy into heat. This heat is transferred to the walls of the blood vessels, which are permanently damaged and removed by the body’s own defence mechanism. The method of converting light to heat and using it to destroy the target without damaging the surrounding tissue is called Selective Photothermolysis.
The visible light produced by the Ellipse SWT systems is carefully controlled to produce the correct pulse length and right amount of energy to destroy the vessel. Best results are obtained on patients who have light to medium skin.
Put an end to slow, messy and painful methods of hair removal – clinically proven, safe and effective.
Ellipse Selective Waveband Technology laser hair removal treatment offers clinically-proven, safe and effective long-term removal of unwanted hair.
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”.
PDT Enhanced Treatments
Reduce your fine lines and improve your skin texture and radiance – easily and without any pain or injections.
The Intense Age Defence treatment uses safe and effective light emitted from a flash-lamp, together with Intense by Ellipse Photo Spray, to quickly reduce and postpone the signs of aging.
The Intense Age Defence treatment is a two-step procedure:
1) First your skin is sprayed with Intense by Ellipse Photo Spray. Apply a generous amount all over your face and gently massage it into the skin. This procedure is repeated every 5 minutes for 1 hour. The Intense by Ellipse Photo Spray makes your skin more receptive to the light and primes for collagen stimulation.
2) After spraying, a transparent gel (similar to that used in ultrasound examinations) is applied to your face. The Ellipse operator now flashes the flash-lamp to your face going over the treatment area 3 times. The whole treatment takes around 20 minutes.
Studies confirm that 3 treatments will give optimal results.
Remove age spots, telangiectasias, diffuse redness and uneven pigmentation on the face and body – clinically proven, safe and effective.
The Ellipse Selective Waveband Technology treatment offers clinically proven treatment of sun-damaged skin, covering both vascular and pigmented aspects.
How does the Ellipse SWT photo rejuvenation treatment work?
The Ellipse Selective Waveband Technology treatment works by directing well-controlled pulses of light into the upper skin layer. The light is absorbed by two of the body’s own natural chemicals – melanin in the pigmented areas and haemoglobin in the red blood cells. Both these pigments convert the light energy into heat. This heat is used to destroy the parts of the cells in which the melanin is stored, and to damage the walls of the vessels supplying blood to the areas where vascular damage is seen. This technique is called “Selective Photothermolysis”.
The visible light produced by the Ellipse SWT system is carefully controlled to produce the correct pulse length and right amount of energy to destroy the targets without damaging surrounding tissue. The Ellipse SWT photo rejuvenation treatment will additionally treat larger telangiectasias (individually visible vessels).
Photo rejuvenation is a quick and simple treatment that does not interfere with your normal daily routine, repairing sun-damage found on the face, neck, chest and hands.
This is a very dramatic and exclusive treatment.
Onychomycosis (Fungal Nail Treatment)
Treat onychomycosis (nail fungus) in 10 minutes and without pain by Nd:YAG – and without the side effects of drugs. A clinically proven, safe and effective laser treatment.
Ellipse Nordlys Nail Fungus Treatment – “Nail Fungus is really hard to get rid of and, to the naked eye, nails appear to be bruised, ridged or yellowing. Nail fungus also often causes the nail to lift away from the nail bed which makes the infection difficult to heal or treat. This is why many over-the-counter remedies just don’t work,” says Joanne Evans of the Skin Matters Clinic who uses Ellipse.
Ellipse Nordlys works by using a medical grade light treatment into the nail so it hits the nail bed cuticle and surrounding skin heating the area and eliminating the fungus infection. It is advisable to treat all toes, not just the affected ones, as fungus can spread quickly and easily. One treatment works but a course of two or three (once a week) is better. The infected or dead nail will grow out in three or four weeks following the treatment and a healthy, shiny, clear nail takes its place.
Ellipse Nordlys is the latest technology combining laser (ND Yag) and SWT (selective waveband technology) and is clinically proven and peer-reviewed (independently checked by leading skin doctors and published).
Onychomycosis (nail fungus) can affect finger or toe nails. There is a huge and growing number of people who need a definitive onychomycosis treatment; a treatment that is more effective than topical solutions and at least as effective as systemic antifungals, but without the long-term commitment, and especially without the risk of side effects associated with systemic drugs.
The onychomycosis Nd:YAG laser treatment is pain free. Ellipse’s patented SoftCool® cooling system sends a continuous jet of cool air across the treatment area. This increases comfort, while still allowing the nail-bed to reach the desired temperature.
Ellipse has developed the Nordlys Nd:YAG laser, already an indispensable tool for vascular treatments, to treat onychomycosis rapidly, effectively and with high patient comfort.
How does an Nd:YAG laser work on onychomycosis?
The exact mechanism of nail fungus (onychomycosis) treatment is not totally known. Heating the fungus is one major factor, but introducing a sub-millisecond pulse adds a “photo-acoustic” effect to the treatment, weakening the cell structure of the fungus. A series of flashes of infrared light is aimed across the whole nail, including the nail folds (the skin immediately surrounding the sides and base of the nail). This heats up and destroys the fungus that is present.
A clearer complexion without the use of antibiotics.
Acne occurs when sebum is unable to leave the skin because a hair follicle is blocked. This may result in growth of bacteria below the surface of the skin. Inflammation can occur, and rupture of an inflamed area can lead to scarring.
Ellipse Selective Waveband Technology and laser systems work by reducing the blood supply to the sebaceous gland, which slows down production of sebum and accelerate the healing process for acne.
Clinically proven, safe and effective
Ellipse Selective Waveband Technology laser treatment following use of prescription medication has been clinically proven to accelerate the healing process for acne.
How does the Ellipse SWT treatment work on acne?
The Ellipse treatment works by directing pulses of light into the epidermis. The light is absorbed by the haemoglobin in the blood vessels that feed the sebaceous glands. Haemoglobin converts the light energy into heat, which damages the walls of the vessels supplying blood to the glands. This technique is called “Selective Photothermolysis”. The visible light produced by the Ellipse Selective Waveband Technology systems is carefully controlled to produce the correct pulse length and wavelengths to reduce the acne without damaging the surrounding tissue.
Prices from £150
Vascular Treatments by Nd:YAG
For leg veins and other vascular lesions. Vascular lesions are normal veins that have dilated under the influence of increased venous pressure. The Ellipse Nd:YAG is also ideal for facial telangiectasias; especially around the nose. Venous lakes are easily treated and the Nd:YAG is perfect for the clearance of those port wine stains which are resistant to other light based and systemic treatments.
Clinically proven, safe and effective
Ellipse Nd:YAG offer treatments of leg veins, reticular veins, facial telangiectasias, venous lakes and resistant port wine stains.
How does an Nd:YAG laser work?
To clear leg veins, the vessels must be constricted. A 1064 nm wavelength Nd:YAG laser sends energy into the blood and vessel walls, where it is absorbed by blood. Red blood cells are heated, causing met-haemoglobin formation and greater absorption. This causes microclotting and heating of the vessel wall, leading to complete or partial collapse. The constricted vessel then degenerates, and the visible leg veins disappear from the surface of the skin.
How does an Nd:YAG laser work on leg veins?
Treating vascular conditions in general is based on the principle of selective photothermolysis performed with a single pulse.
The ideal immediate response to treatment with vascular laser is coagulation of the vessel with no other apparent effect. This effect can be observed in the form of bluish or greyish discolouration visible on the skin surface. In leg veins, blanching or disappearance of the vessel may occur.
Why is the Nd:YAG laser better than SWT for treatment of leg veins?
Leg vessels are normally deep, which is why Nd:YAG in most cases respond better than other light based treatments. SWT is good for treatment of very superficial small vessels or blanching after sclerotherapy. Note that lasers or light can only be used 1 month post sclerotherapy.
Ellipse uses an Nd.YAG laser to provide a fast effective treatment of resistant warts (those which do not respond to other treatment methods).
An intense beam of infrared light is used to heat and destroy the wart tissue. A local anaesthetic may be given depending on the number and location of the warts.
A single burst of light is enough for smaller warts, whereas larger ones – such as plantar or mosaic warts found on the soles of the feet – may require multiple shots to ensure the whole area is treated. To assist the light to penetrate the skin, any callus or area of dead skin present will be thinned out using a razor or scalpel, and a thin layer of optical coupling gel will be applied.
The facts about warts
A wart is a skin growth caused by some types of the virus called the human papilloma virus (HPV). Most warts go away on their own within months or years; 50% disappear in 18 months or less. Their removal can be speeded up by using silver nitrate solution or salicyclic acid, or by freezing. The over-the-counter freezing kits using CO2 are not as effective as having a treatment using liquid nitrogen in a doctor’s practice.
If the treatment methods above are not successful the wart is classified as recalcitrant and is suitable for Ellipse Wart Treatment.
All of the Hair Removal treatments can be done as a course so you buy 5 and get the 6th free – which is about how many you need to see longer lasting effects.
IPL photo rejuvenation
Full Face £200
Neck, Decollete and Hands £300
IPL Thread Vein Removal (facial)
1st treatment half hour £150
2nd treatment per half hour £100
3rd treatment per half hour £75
IPL leg veins
Per half hour £150
IPL pigmented lesions
Full face £200
Smaller problem area £100
IPL hair removal
Bikini (Brazilian) £125
Bikini (Hollywood) £150
Bikini (Regular) £100
Bikini and Underarm £150
Feet and Toes £90
Full face £90
Full leg £250
Half arm £90
Lip and chin £60
Lower leg £150
Side of face £60
Stomach line £70
Upper Back £180
Upper Leg £150
Upper Lip £60
Whole Arm £120