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Scars commonly caused by e.g. accident, surgery or disease are made of fibrous tissue which replaces the normal skin after an injury. The scar is the result of a natural wound healing process that repairs the skin. Scar tissue is made of collagen, as is the tissue that it replaces. Whereas in normal tissue the collagen fibres are placed in a random formation the fibres in a scar are cross-linked. This skin is of an inferior quality and is extra sensitive to UV-light. Hair follicles and sweat glands do not grow back in scar tissue.

Ellipse treatment

For red scars (new scars) 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 scar. The light energy is transformed into heat. This heat is used to damage the walls of 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 scars (old scars) the Frax 1550 non-ablative fractional laser, is the better alternative due to the lack of haemoglobin in the scar.

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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Before and after 4 treatments with Ellipse IPL applicator PR 530

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