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Acne vulgaris treated by Ellipse IPL & lasers

Acne vulgaris

Help your patients obtain a clearer complexion without the use of antibiotics

Acne occurs when sebum is unable to leave the skin because a hair follicle is blocked. This may result in growth of bacteria below the surface of the skin. Inflammation can occur, and rupture of an inflamed area can lead to scarring.

Ellipse Selective Waveband Technology and laser systems work by reducing the blood supply to the sebaceous gland, which slows down production of sebum and accelerate the healing process for acne.


Clinically proven, safe and effective

Ellipse Selective Waveband Technology laser treatment following use of prescription medication has been clinically proven to accelerate the healing process for acne.

How does the Ellipse SWT treatment work on acne?

The Ellipse treatment works by directing pulses of light into the epidermis. The light is absorbed by the haemoglobin in the blood vessels that feed the sebaceous glands.
Haemoglobin converts the light energy into heat, which damages the walls of the vessels supplying blood to the glands. This technique is called "Selective Photothermolysis”.
The visible light produced by the Ellipse Selective Waveband Technology systems is carefully controlled to produce the correct pulse length and wavelengths to reduce the acne without damaging the surrounding tissue.

How acne develops

Acne treatment by Ellipse IPL and lasers
A normal hair and sebaceous gland (1) can become partially blocked (2). Acnes bacteria live on the sebum and produce fatty acids. The body responds by blocking the gland’s exit to the skin (3). Sometimes the mixture of hair protein, oil and fatty acids damages the walls of the follicle and causes inflammation (4).
Ellipse Selective Photothermolysis in acne treatment
The Ellipse SWT treatment works by reducing the blood supply to the sebaceous gland, which slows down production of sebum (5).


“Deciding to invest into an IPL unit at our practice was somewhat tricky, with so many choices in the market. After thorough research we decided that our unit of choice would have to meet certain standards and provided our practice with key benefits, such as: Thorough training, technical support, independent clinical trial data, as well as superior results. I am very glad to say that ELLIPSE I2PL and Technolase (Ellipse's distributor in South Africa have exceeded our expectations and provided us with a reliable IPL unit, which in our opinion outperforms any other unit in the market.”

Paul Santo, LaserClear Dermal Clinic cc, Unit 2, Intercare Medical & Dental Centre, Link Road, Parklands, Cape Town 7441, South Africa


"The Ellipse IPL system provides me with hair removal capacity that easily rivals some of the best hair removal treatments from the leading laser systems on the market. The easy user interface enables me to adjust any of the client parameters such as skin type, degree of suntan and hair thickness".


Zakia Rahman, MD FAAD. Clinical Instructor of Dermatology Stanford University, CA, USA



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