Acne

Remove Spots in a flash

There are many myths about the cause of acne.  Some people think that the incidence of acne is higher if you eat foods like chocolate or French fries.  Others think the presence of acne is due to poor hygiene.  Neither is true. 

Acne is caused by the body’s increased production of the hormone androgen, which stimulates the sebaceous glands to produce more oil. The increased production of oil cannot come up to the skin surface. The acne itself is an infection caused by skin bacteria that feed on and break down the oil. As the bacteria multiply, waste products and sebacic acid are created and the sebaceous gland becomes inflamed- causing what is known as a blackhead, a whitehead or a pimple.

But now – with the clinically tested and safe Ellipse treatment – help is at hand!

How does the Ellipse Acne treatment work?

The Ellipse IPL carefully filters its light energy. The light that is allowed through is absorbed by haemoglobin, which is the red pigment in blood. The light from the flash lamp heats up the haemoglobin in the fine blood vessels that supply the sebaceous glands. This causes a minor injury to the sebaceous glands and slows down the overproduction of oil that leads to acne.