Elos Skin Hair Removal SL
ELOS- Electro-Optical Synergy is a revolutionary technology that uses bi-polar radio frequency (RF), a highly controllable energy heat source, with optical energy. This is utilized by the E- Max machine to cater to applications such as hair removal, advanced skin rejuvenation, wrinkle reduction, vein treatment and acne & skin tightening. As compared to conventional lasers, the use of ELOS ensures improved client safety and satisfaction. It lowers the risk of epidermal damage by using less optical energy and directing the RF energy deeper into the dermis instead of onto the epidermal layer of the skin. An Active Dermal Monitoring is also part of its state- of- the art safety features, providing real-time temperature feedback with each pulse. The ELOS difference, pioneered by IPL inventor/patent- holder Dr. S. Eckhouse and physicist Dr. M. Kreindel, certainly presents enhanced efficacy, maximized safety and improved treatment results for its users.
Treatment that uses laser and bipolar radiofrequency energies to reduce the growth of unwanted hair in areas such as the upper lip, cheeks, chin, neck, armpits, breasts, stomach, arms, shoulders, bikini area, legs, and back.
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This hair removal treatment powered by the revolutionary elos technology, grants its clients satisfactory results in reducing hair growth as well as keeping each growth finer, lighter in color and sluggish.
DSL treatments do not necessary require topical anesthetics unless clients prefer having their skin numb prior to the procedure. The area to be treated will be covered with a layer of cool, clear gel that serves as a RF conductive medium before proceeding. Once the RF conductive medium has been applied, the areas are then treated with a gentle pulse of light and Radio-Frequency energy. The target is preheated by using the light energy which creates a thermal path on which the bi-polar RF travels. The RF is then absorbed by the hair and transformed to heat resulting to terminally disabled and denatured hair follicle, thus hair growth prevention. To help relieve the discomfort clients feel during the procedure, a chilled air device prevents the upper layers of the skin from becoming too hot while effectively treating the follicle below. A cycle of 3-8 treatments are usually required to achieve satisfactory clearance and performed every 2-3 months. But due to individual growth patterns, cycle of treatments may vary.
This procedure generally has no down time. After having a chemical peel, you may feel some tightness of the skin and feel like it is sunburned. Exaggerated facial expressions should be avoided after having a chemical peel as this can result in tearing and bleeding of the skin which may lead to scarring. The skin should heal naturally. Avoid touching or pulling on skin as this may result in permanent damage.
When should I get a chemical peel?
Whenever there is damage to be removed, chemical peels can be performed. The minimum age limit though is usually early teens.
The best time to perform a chemical peel is during wintertime since this is the time where there is least amount of sun exposure. It is also advised that this procedure be done after a thorough skincare routine
What are the common risks of a chemical peel?
You should watch out for crusting or extreme weeping which could occur in AHA peels. Although sometimes this could be normal, there is a borderline appearance that you must be aware of. Inquire from a skincare specialist about what specific things to look out for. usually, in about 3 to 4 days, a typical AHA peel would look and feel normal at this time. For peels which are more intense, down time may take weeks and complete recovery may take about a few months.
Also, you must immediately get in touch with a skincare specialist once pain is experienced in facial area, especially if you are prone to cold sores. These blisters should be treated at once.
It is also important to be cautious if you have oral herpes. Make sure that the primary physician would approve of this treatment. It is also advisable that you be prescribed oral acyclovir. When a breakout occurs at the time of your healing period, the herpes may spread to your whole face which may result in severe and permanent scarring.
Excessive coloration (hyperpigmentation) and lack of pigmentation (hypopigmentation) may occur when you are not able to disclose any skin problems, ethnicity, and improper post-peel care during the consultation. This may also happen when skin types are misdiagnosed. Infection, although not common, may be possible. So it is important to be cautious about it. Watch out for any redness or pain.
It is vital to stick to the post-peel instructions given by the skincare specialist in order to prevent scarring and reduce the likelihood of having long-term or permanent visible signs of damage.
What does a usual chemical peel consultation require?
During the consultation, a full skin type evaluation, as well as a skin elasticity check will be done by a skincare specialist. Options for this procedure will be discussed as well.
Will the results be permanent?
It is important that even after you undergo the procedure, you must be able to take good care of your skin. Even if you had a chemical peel and you stress the skin by too much sun exposure, smoking, etc., your skin will still end up looking damaged. Proper skin care and use of maintenance and preventive products like a high SPF sunblock will aid in retaining a revitalized and more youthful look.
With a chemical peel, as one continues to age, signs of aging such as wrinkles will be softened and one would achieve a fresher look depending on the depth of the peel.
When will I be able to observe results?
Results are seen when pink, fresh skin becomes apparent beneath the peeling skin. Make sure that you do not pull or rub off the damaged skin. After a few weeks, the pink appearance will fade for most light peels. Some may have remaining pinkness that is similar to a mild sunburn depending on the depth and type of the peel used.
Will the procedure hurt?
This procedure usually takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes. The results are usually not permanent but maintained improvement can be achieved by interval treatments.
Will I need further treatments?
The physician assistant will determine the appropriate program for your skin type. Peels usually begin at a strength of 30% glycolic and is increased up to about 70% over the course of the treatment. In general, a series of 3 to 6 treatments are necessary in order to achieve the most favorable results. Treatments are typically spaced 2 to 3 weeks apart. Results of the peel are immediately seen.
What happens after each DSL Applicator treatment?
Temporary pinkness in the skin lasts a very short time, and most people return to work or normal activities immediately after treatment. The treated area will “shed” some hairs over the next 2-4 weeks, and patients may experience a period of hairlessness in the area while you wait for your next treatment.