Sunday, January 27, 2013

By: Edgar A. Petallo

Now is the time to get rid of your razors, creams and sticky sugar wax - All temporary and time-consuming! Ellipse system is currently offering the latest  and the most effective, painless hair removal treatment through I2PL or Intense Pulsed Light-Second Generation. 

What is Intense Pulsed light and how does it differ from Laser?

In recent years the distinction between laser and intense pulsed light has become less clear in the minds of the users, and the term "laser" hair removal is increasingly used for any light-based treatment.

Your blogger with the Ellipse I2PL system at Corpofino
 Dermatology Clinic, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Technically, the light emitted by the Intense Pulsed Light system differs from the light emitted by the laser which only produces a monochromatic, directional, single wavelength while that of the I2PL system covers a wide spectrum of different wavelengths. Which means that with varied wavelengths or energy, it is possible to have different applications or treatments which can be all available in just one system. For example, with I2PL, it is not only used solely for hair removal , but with a specific setting or program it can also be applied for photo or skin rejuvenation as well as for the treatments of other skin conditions. Aside from that, I2PL system also comes with different filters making it an ideal treatment with much lesser side-effects and long-lasting results.

How does the I2PL system work?

The Intense Pulsed Light system mainly works through selective photothermolysis. The aim of photothermolysis is to selectively heat up and destroy a specific target without damaging the surrounding tissues. The visible light from the flash lamp is guided via a lass prism to the hairy area. Hair contains the pigment melanin that absorbs the light and converts it into heat. This heat is conducted through the hair into the hair follicle which is then destroyed and rendered unable to produce a new hair. 

How many sessions are needed? Is the procedure painful?

Pain is relatively a subjective experience and different people have different pain tolerance. The sensation felt by the client is similar to that of a rubber band snapping on your skin. Some clients however use EMLA cream, a topical anesthetic agent applied on the area to be treated, approximately 30 minutes before the procedure to numb the skin and make the treatment totally pain-free. The number of sessions required to obtain the desired results vary from one to another and from one region of the body to another. In general the average number of sessions for the whole treatment period is 6 (one session every 5-8 weeks). Due to the unique hair cycle, each hair removal session treats 10 percent to 25 percent of the hair. Therefore, multiple sessions are needed. 

Ellipse Intense Pulsed Light hair removal is proven safe and effective to be used. For more information feel free to visit Corpofino Dermatology Clinic. You can also send your inquiries at or you may call our hotline number at 02-639-6991.



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