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Acne scars

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Acne Scars are a common problem for many acne patients as they frequently develop after trauma to the skin. As the body repairs the wound, fibrotic tissue replaces the injured skin, forming a scar. The type of scar that develops, ice-pick, rolling or box scars, depends on the cause of injury, the depth of the wound, its location, and other variables.

The Ellipse treatment

For red acne scars (new scars) the Ellipse IPL works by directing well-controlled pulses of light into the upper skin layer. The light is absorbed by haemoglobin in the red blood contained in the micro-blood vessels in the scars. The light energy is transformed into heat. This heat is used to damage the walls of the vessels supplying blood to the micro-blood vessels. The visible light produced by the Ellipse systems is carefully controlled to produce the correct pulse length and wavelengths energy to destroy the target without damaging surrounding tissue. This technique is called "Selective Photothermolysis”.

For colourless acne scars (old scars) the Frax 1550, non-ablative fractional laser, is the better alternative due to the lack of haemoglobin in the scars.

Many patients benefit from a combination treatment of Ellipse IPL and non-ablative fractional treatment.

The Nordlys has both of these treatment modalities incorporated in the same system:

The combination of the Ellipse Square Pulse Technology which minimises the risk of side effects by ensuring consistent intensity of energy throughout the pulse and the Dual Mode Filtering that eliminates unnecessary and potential harmful wavelengths, allowing only those that are beneficial to the treatment. This ensures that the treatment is done without damaging the surrounding tissue, without the need for active skin cooling. The results are further enhanced by the short pulse available in the Nordlys system and the non-ablative fractional laser combined. The Ellipse offers safe and effective treatments of:





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