A long-term solution to unwanted, excess hair for both men and women.
Suitable for treatment of both face and body hair.
A safe, effective treatment with minimal downtime.
Results are visible after a course of treatments.
Medi-Cosmetic is an RQIA Registered Clinic, a requirement to provide laser treatments in Northern Ireland.
A thin layer of gel (similar to ultrasound gel) is applied to your skin before treatment, to ensure the maximum amount of light enters the skin. The Ellipse applicator is pressed against the skin and a carefully controlled pulse of visible light is released. Potentially harmful wavelengths and wavelengths that only heat up water in the skin are removed using patented Ellipse Dual mode Filtering. The remaining light is absorbed by pigment (melanin) in your hair. melanin converts the light into heat, which travels down the hair and heats the hair matrix, preventing future hair growth.
Because the treatment relies on the absorption of light by melanin, there needs to be melanin in the hair. This means that light blonde, red, grey or white hairs do not respond, and the most efficient treatment is seen with dark hair.
While tolerance of pain is individual, no anaesthetic is required and most people describe the sensation as practically pain-free, similar to that of a rubber band snapping of the skin.
It is important not to pluck, wax, tweeze or use hair removal creams at least four weeks before treatment. This ensures that as many hair follicles as possible contain a hair which can be destroyed. It is also important to avoid tanning, (sun, sunbeds and self-tanning) before and during treatment period. Otherwise the tanned skin will absorb the light rather than the hair. It is also recommended to use a SPF30 for four weeks following treatment.
Every hair has a life cycle; it grows for a period of time, falls out, rests and starts to grow again. Only hairs that are growing can be treated so the treatment needs to be repeated at intervals in order all hair follicles have been treated while growing.