Ellipse IPL

About IPL Acne Treatment

Acne can be one of the most difficult skin disorders to treat. IPL Acne treatments gets straight to the root of the problem, slowing down oil production and reducing the chance of spots.

Acne generally occurs when sebum is trapped on the skin due to a hair follicle is blocked, which can result in the growth of bacteria just below the skin. This area also often becomes inflamed, and if ruptured, can lead to scarring.

The Process

Clinically proven to accelerate the healing process for acne Ellipse Selective Waveband Technology (SWT®) reduces the blood supply to the sebaceous gland, slowing down the production of sebum, accelerating the healing process.

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.

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.

The procedure is non-invasive, with the applicator only lightly touching the skin’s surface. The process is relatively painless, with the area expected to feel warm following the treatment.

Treatment Time: 30 – 45 mins

Recommended Number of Treatments: By consultation, but an average of four to six are usually needed.

NOTE: Patch test and consultation essential before treatment.

Cancellations: 24 hour notice required, otherwise treatments will be charged at full price