IPL Laser Hair Removal
The Advanced Ellipse Hair Removal System
The Knightsbridge Laser Clinic in London can offer you a more effective alternative to traditional laser hair removal. We treat unwanted hair in all body areas with the technically advanced Ellipse I2PL Hair Removal System, a global leader in professional grade hair removal systems.
» Hair Removal Leaflet with sample "before and after" images + FAQs.
I2PL Hair Removal Specialist
With years of expertise in IPL, your personal requirements are overseen and performed, in strict confidence, by our senior I2PL Specialist and Aesthetic Therapist. We will advise and treat you in our advanced I2PL hair removal clinic based in Knightsbridge, London which is located just a few minutes walk from the Harrods store, close to Kensington and Chelsea.
Removing Unwanted Hair
For many men and women hair removal is a never ending, time consuming and laborious process. But now it need not be such a hardship and chore. The Ellipse Hair Removal Treatment uses a clinically proven Intense Pulse Light (I2PL) system tailored to your needs. It can drastically reduce unwanted hair for many years. It has been tried and tested by thousands of satisfied patients across the world.
To gain the maximum benefit of IPL Hair Removal, clinical studies have shown that typically 4 to 6 treatments are needed and at intervals 6-8 weeks apart. Results will vary depending on hair colour, skin type and the condition of your hair. We offer a consultation and patch test if applicable.
How does IPL Laser Hair Removal work?
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.
Can all hairs be treated?
Because the treatment relies on 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. Ellipse is able to treat all colours of skin, and has pre-programmed settings for different hair thicknesses and skin colours to match your exact needs.
How many Ellipse treatments do I need?
Every hair has a life cycle; it grows for a period of time, falls out, rests and then starts to grow again. Only hairs that are growing can be treated – so you need to repeat the treatment at intervals until all hair follicles have been treated while growing. The length and timing of the growth cycles are affected by numerous factors such as body site, hormone levels and age. Clinical studies have shown that typically 4-6 treatments are needed, and the intervals between treatments are typically, initially 6-8 weeks.
Preparing for Laser Hair Removal
To ensure that as many hair follicles are targeted as possible it is also important not to undergo any hair removal for at least four weeks before the appointment or during the course of treatment. The same rule applies to any sun treatments, as a tan will raise the pigment level in the skin and have a severe effect on the treatments' success.
Skin type is a fundamental effecting factor in this treatment as due to the high level of pigment in the skin, darker skin tones often experience more pain during treatment, though generally it has been compared to the sensation of a rubber band pinging on your skin.
Treating all Skin and Hair Types
We can offer treatment for all skin types and hair types and with there is little post-treatment care required. Some people with sensitive skin may benefit from using a soothing gel or Aloe Vera for a few hours following treatment.
What are the Hair Removal Treatment Prices?
Treatment costs will vary depending on your problem area and the number of IPL sessions required. We recommend you can call us for a free consultation or email us with the body areas that you’re interested in having treatment for. We will reply as soon as possible.
You can request an up-to-date price list for Hair Removal Treatments by sending an enquiry email to : info @ thelondoncosmeticclinic.co.uk. or CALL US during normal office hours.
Before and Afters
As seen on CHANNEL 4's Bleach, Nip, Tuck: The White Beauty Mythfeaturing our Ellipse IPL Laser Hair Removal Technician. This video shows a male receiving Ellipse IPL Hair Removal Treatment.
Here are some real examples of IPL hair removal after various stages.
Frequentley Asked Questions
What is Intense Pulsed Light?
Ellipse hair removal uses short, safe bursts of light emitted from a flash-lamp to treat specific skin conditions. The Ellipse IPL system uses a method called Selective Photothermolysis for the treatment of a wide range of skin conditions including the removal of unwanted hair, the treatment of sun-damaged skin, acne, and vascular skin disorders.
What is the difference between Laser Treatments and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments?
Laser hair removal treatments and treatments with Intense Pulsed Light both work in the same way, choosing wavelengths that are absorbed by the target. But while a Laser uses one given wavelength which is one colour, one phase and one direction. This makes it more difficult to control and more difficult to guarantee optimal results.
Intense Pulsed Light uses a broad spectrum of wavelengths which is made up of different colours, different phases and different directions. This focuses on the problem at hand and guarantees results for more hair types/colours. Intense Pulsed Light is like using a group of different lasers in one single treatment.
How does IPL (Intense Pulse Light) Ellipse hair removal work?
Light is guided from the flash-lamp to the treatment area in the correct wavelength. The pigment (melanin) in your hair absorbs the light and converts it to heat. This heat then destroys the follicle and renders it unable to produce a new hair. The most efficient treatment is seen with dark hair and lighter skin, but with the Ellipse system a variety of skin and hair types can be treated successfully.
How can I be sure Ellipse hair removal is safe and effective?
Ellipse hair removal has been clinically proven to be safe and effective through years of clinical trials and studies. The settings used for your treatment will be based on the settings recommended by the clinicians who carried out the clinical trials. Ellipse carefully controls the amount of energy and pulses and delivers the desired energy in the optimal waveband for the treatment. These factors explain why millions of treatments have been so successful and to such a high standard.
What is a typical treatment regime?
We will advise but in general you will require 1 treatment every 4 to 8 weeks (an average of 6 sessions is usually required).
What can the client expect as far as results?
With the Ellipse IPL Hair Removal Treatment the results are as follows:
- The number of hairs will become reduced in the treatment area
- Hair will become finer in the treatment area
- Hair will become less pigmented in the treatment area
Does IPL Treatments hurt?
The treatment sensation varies from area to area and from client to client. Most clients describe the sensation as quite moderate almost like the snapping of a rubber band accompanied by a heat sensation, which only lasts for a short moment.
Do I need to take special precautions before and after treatments?
It is important not to remove hair by plucking, tweezing and waxing during the entire four weeks before and during treatments. This ensures that as many hair follicles as possible contain a hair and thus can be destroyed by the light. It is important to avoid tanning before and during the treatment period to avoid the tanned skin from absorbing more light, which makes treatment less effective. Generally, no post-treatment care is necessary, but people with very sensitive skin may benefit from using a soothing aloe vera gel together with a sunscreen (min SPF 30).
What other IPL treatments are available?
The Ellipse IPL system treats many of the most common and most annoying skin problems:
- Hair Removal: Removal of excess hair on any part of the body
- Thread Veins: Removal of broken, blood filled capillaries
- Pigmented Lesions: Remove brown pigment marks, such as freckles, superficial age spots and sun- damaged skin
- Acne Clearance: Improving skin, slow down the production of oil, dramatically reduces the chance of spots
More Information about IPL
If you would like to know about the science of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Hair Removal here are some more resources on the subject, (you need the PDF reader installed to view).
- Hair Removal Leaflet with sample "before and afters", how it works and FAQs.
- Hair Removal Comparison Chart that shows how IPL is a superior technology to other forms of hair removal
- Study White Paper by Peter Bjerring MD. PhD1 Kaare Christiansen MS2 on how I
PL contributes to effective reduction of hair over the long term.
Ellipse I2PL Plus
The Ellipse I2PL+ has built-in flexibility to treat a broad spectrum of patients and continues the high standards that have put the Ellipse brand in the lead since 1997. Leading physicians have been actively involved in the development of the Ellipse I²PL+.
With its "Dual Mode Filtering and Square Pulse Technology", the Ellipse can eliminate the need for active cooling common of other systems and enhances efficacy, the two main reasons why Ellipse I2PL+ is so highly respected in the professional aesthetic industry. Practitioners in Spas, salons and clinics find it easy to use, flexible and can tailor settings to the individual patient. It offers a wide variety of aesthetic and dermatologic treatments in one system with expert applicators and programs that allow fine-tuning for different patient conditions.
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Why have Treatments at The Knightsbridge Laser Clinic?
- Specialist Therapist:
Our Specialist IPL / Laser Therapist is dedicated to providing personalized aesthetic treatments to address a wide range of skin care issues for the face and body. With over 6 years experience as Senior therapist at the Ellipse flagship clinic in Knightsbridge, her knowledge expands from training, demonstrations of the equipment to medically assisted treatments on the Ellipse Machines. Our therapist has refined her ability to deliver safe and ethical treatments which reflects in her standards of Clinical Excellence.
- Clinic Location:
Situated in the heart of Knightsbridge just a short walk from the Knightsbridge station, our reputable clinic sees to all clients/patients in a welcoming, friendly and professional manner.
- Free Consultation:
We offer a FREE no obligation consultation and patch tests are available.
Call +44 (0)203 581 3391 to discuss your personal requirements or to book your free consultation.
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*Price Note: Any prices quoted on this site are our standard prices. Be aware that prices may be subject to change without notice or tailored to your individual requirements or may be part of a promotion/special offer. You will be made fully aware of the total cost of any treatments following a free consultation before your treatment.