The combination of both radio-frequency and light energy in the elōs technology, is an innovative and exciting development in the treatment of hair removal. With this approach, you can achieve permanent hair reduction while minimising the light energy required for effective treatment, hence reducing the risk of undesired side effects.
Pulses of light energy are attracted to the darker colour pigment in the shaft of the hair and convert the light to heat energy, in the same way that a black top attracts the sun’s rays and creates heat. The shaft of the hair then transmits this heat down to the growing part of the hair, the hair follicle. Once the hair follicle is heated to a certain level, it is permanently destroyed.
With Elos technology, radiofrequency (RF) waves are combined with the light energy of the laser. RF is attracted to this heated area and heat it further, increasing the effectiveness of permanent hair reduction while reducing the risk of any undesirable light-associated side effects.
Some of the poor quality or low power laser/IPL machines available on the market today cannot generate enough power to permanently damage the hair follicle, and instead temporarily ‘stun’ it, and so provide more of a temporary ‘laser wax’ than a permanent hair reduction.
To find out which treatments are right for you, contact us for a personalised consultation with one of our Medical Skin Therapists on 0800 COSMED.