Our expert says:
Hi Anonymous, thank you for the question.
The Ellipse is a machine that uses technology known as IPL or Intense Pulsed Light. The light (energy) is created with a Xenon flash lamp and is transferred through a hand piece at specific light wavelengths that have a direct effect on certain target cells within our skin. Newer models of the Ellipse will also contain laser technology (see below).
Laser is an acronym that stands for Light Amplification Stimulated Emission Radiation and a power source and a resonator box is used to generate energy in the form of laser that is passed through a hand piece at specific wavelengths.
The main difference between these two is that laser typically ‘burns’ or ablates layers of skin while IPL transmits energy through the skin.
IPL works extremely well for removing pigmentation, superficial veins, improving skin texture, reducing pores, and stimulating collagen & elastin with improvement of fine lines. Laser skin rejuvenation works extremely well for removing pigmentation, improving skin texture, reducing pores, and stimulating collagen & elastin (a greater degree of skin tightening is achieved), and wrinkle removal.
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