Feel self conscious due to unsightly pigmentation?
Benign pigmented lesions may be genetic in origin or may be caused by physical damage such as sunburn, injury, irritation or light therapy as well as the natural effect of ageing. Lesions can vary in size and colour. Ellipse treatment offers clinically proven, long-term removal of pigmented lesions in the upper layer of the skin.
How does it work?
The Ellipse system works by directing well controlled pulses of light into the upper skin. The light is absorbed by one of the bodies own natural chemicals- haemoglobin - contained in the red blood cells. Haemoglobin then converts the light energy into heat which is then transferred to the wall of the blood vessels, which are permanently damaged and removed by the bodies own defence mechanism.
Will it work for you?
It is important to note that only benign epidermal lesions are treatable by Ellipse. The initial consultation with Dr. Hynes will confirm whether the lesion is treatable by Ellipse.
How long does treatment take?
The treatment time depends on the area to be covered. A single session typically lasts 10-20 minutes.
Does it hurt?
No anaesthetic cream is required. Most people describe the sensation as similar to that of a rubber band snapping onto the skin, followed by a warm sensation lasting several minutes.
How can light remove lesions and is it safe?
You can read a full description of the process here. The light used is a completely safe & visible light. Potentially harmful wavelengths are removed by a filtering system. If you have any further questions or concerns please ask Dr.Hynes during your consultation.