We use the Ellipse Nordlys System - the most versatile and effective platform system on the market.
As we age, valves in our leg veins become less efficient, so less blood is pumped back from the legs. This means blood vessels in our legs become larger, darker and more visible. In severe cases, varicose veins may form and may require surgical treatment (vein stripping). Other vessels can be treated by injections (sclerotherapy). Smaller vessels (leg telangiectasias) are often treated by laser, such as the Ellipse Nd:YAG laser.
How does the Ellipse treatment work?
Ellipse leg vein treatment uses a precisely calculated pulse of laser energy, exactly directed to the vessel being treated. This causes the blood inside the vessel to heat up, causing the wall of the vessel to collapse. The vessel is reabsorbed naturally by your white blood cells. The skin surrounding the vessel is not affected by the treatment.
Who can be treated?
Any skin type can be treated, however it does depend on the size of your leg vessels and also your medical history.
Does the treatment hurt?
Ellipse leg vein treatments are done by making use of the latest cooling technique- SoftCool TM- to minimise discomfort and protect the surrounding skin. Most people find that treatment of smaller vessels is practically pain free. Even treatment of larger vessels is only mildly uncomfortable. Ellipse treatments hurts less than those from most other Nd:YAG systems.
When can I see my results?
Smaller vessels can disappear immediately after treatment, larger ones fade away more gradually over the next few weeks. Normally clients experience a little redness and or swelling (this can last for 2 days) in the treated area. Rarely, blood may collect in the treated vessel. In this case your doctor will most likely request that you call back two days after your treatment.
How many sessions do I need?
This depends on the number of vessels to be treated. We usually recommend 1-3 sessions.
How much does it cost?
We offer consultations and patch tests to our patients. Prices are always confirmed prior to your treatments.
How can I be sure that Ellipse is safe and effective?
Clinical trials documenting Ellipse’s safety and effectiveness were carried out by leading doctors prior to the launch of the treatments, and these were published in respected, referenced medical journals. You are welcome to view these scientific papers on the Ellipse website at www.ellipse.com.
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