Dentality @ Hoddesdon - IPL Hair Removal
At Dentality we use the Ellipse IPL hair removal system which offers clinically-proven, safe and effective long-term hair removal. The treatment is pain free and removes unwanted hair from virtually any body site. The treatment only takes minutes and the results last for years.
How does the Ellipse I2PL laser hair removal treatment work?
A thin layer of gel (similar to ultrasound gel) is applied to your skin before treatment to make the treatment more effective and more comfortable. A hand held applicator is then pressed against the skin and a controlled pulse of light is delivered. Any unnecessary and potentially harmful light wavelengths are removed by the Ellipse systems patented ‘dual mode filtering’ system.
The remaining light wavelengths penetrate the skin and are absorbed by the melanin (colour) in the hair. This light energy is converted to heat which is transferred to the hair follicle which then destroys the hair follicle. This will then prevent future hair growth. As the treatment relies on melanin (colour) in the hair, light blonde, red, grey or white hairs do not respond well and the most noticeable results are seen with darker hair.
The treatment is only effective on hairs in the ‘growth phase’ as these hairs are still attached to the hair follicle. This is why you will need to repeat the treatment until all the hairs in the growth phase have been treated.Clinical studies have shown that 3-6 treatments are needed and the intervals between treatments are typically 1-3 months.
Clients should avoid tanning 1 month ahead of and during the entire treatment to avoid increased pain or burns from excessive light absorption in the epidermis. Immediately after the treatment the skin is particularly sensitive to UV light. A sunscreen of at least SPF30+ must be used for 30 days after the treatment.