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How Does ELOS IPL Skin Rejuvenation Work
Powered by the revolutionary elos Technology, and using either the SR or SRA applicator, it uses focused light and bi-polar radio frequency energies to restore skin to a more youthful state. The combination of energies offers a complete solution to the challenges of skin treatment . The gentle light and electric energies break up the pigment and blood in lesions and stimulates collagen restructuring and production, thus restoring skin to a more youthful state. Brown spots (pigmented imperfections) from sun damage and ageing, red blotchiness from spider vessels or rosacea (vascular imperfections) and rough skin texture will improve over a series of treatments.
Why is ELOS technology more effective than standard IPL?
By emitting the optical pulse and electric pulse at the same time, the net effect is to force the electric energy to stream preferentially to the regions of the skin pre-heated by the absorbed light, producing a greater and more focused thermal effect than a single pulse of high energy light. With less intense light energy there are less burning risks and the synergistic coupling of energies means that each pulse can be delivered for a longer period of time than standard IPL – yielding improved results.
What kind of results can be expected from an ELOS skin rejuvenation treatment?
Each ELOS Skin Rejuvenation treatment will result in gradual lightening and improvement of pigmented and vascular imperfections. Textural improvements are appreciated towards the end of the treatment series. Here are some of the changes that can be expected:
- With a series of five treatments people with ruddy complexions should see an improvement some-where between 60and 70%
- Broken capillaries should resolve about 75%
- Sunspots, brown spots and freckles will improve anywhere from 80 to 90%
- Fine wrinkles around the eyes and mouth area improve around 40 to 60%
- Deeper wrinkles will improve anywhere from 20 to 40%
How frequently do ELOS skin rejuvenation treatments need to be performed?
Treatments are repeated every 2-4 weeks for an average of 3-5 treatments.
How does the ELOS Skin Rejuvenation treatment feel?
The sensation is often described as a 'hot pinch' or 'snapping' feeling. The sensation only lasts for a fraction of a second and warmth and/or a tingling sensation is experienced for a short time afterward. Most people tolerate treatment without any topical anaesthetic, but individuals who are more sensitive may prefer to have skin numbed before treatment. We can also use a Zimmer cooler to make the treatment more comfortable.
What happens after each ELOS Skin Rejuvenation treatment?
Temporary pinkness in the skin lasts a very short time, and most people return to work or normal activities immediately after treatment. The improvement in pigmented and vascular irregularities can often be appreciated before the next treatment a month later. Brown spots temporarily go darker before they lighten.
Who can experience the benefits of an ELOS Skin Rejuvenation skin rejuvenation treatment?
Anyone who wants to improve the signs of sun damage and ageing in the skin, such as pigmented and vascular irregularities, uneven or rough skin texture. Skin rejuvenation can be performed on face, neck, chest, hands and arms.
Can it be combined with other treatment?
We can also use Refirme ELOS Skin Tightening to tighten the skin. We will also often do Fractional RF to improve the texture of the skin.
Stubborn vascular and pigmentation lesions can also be treated with the Copper Bromide Laser. As always we advise all patients be on a quality skin care regime to enhance the results, such as our Rationale range.
Before treatment instruction
Before treatment you need to cleanse your face. You also need to protect your skin with good sunscreen in the weeks before treatment. You must avoid tanning or solariums or have any fake tan as this colour will compete for the intense light energy of the treatment and not allow us to do as effective a treatment.
After treatment instruction
After the procedure cold compresses can be used if needed. The most important precaution is to avoid excess sun-exposure and protect your skin with sun screen 30 SPF + as your skin will be more photo-sensitive in the week or two after treatment.