Skin RejuvenationThe power of elos, safety, comfort, results
Over time, the aging process and the effects of the sun, wind and pollutants in the air can wreak havoc on our skin. Unfortunately, our highly competitive society places a premium on a youthful look.
The Elos Photofacial uses the Elight system developed by SYNERON. It combines optical energy with radio frequency (RF) energy to deliver satisfying, lasting results. Now, patients can enjoy the results they desire regardless of their skin type.
Full face, neck, hands or body may be treated using ELOS™. These gentle, no-downtime treatments are used to improve the cosmetic appearance of the face, neck or body. The Elos Photofacial procedure has increased in popularity and recognition to the point where it is now one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in North America. The procedure has been featured in Allure, Cosmopolitan, In Style, Vogue, USA today and numerous national and regional Television shows such as Oprah. Many Hollywood stars and TV personalities rave about the Elos Photofacial and credit this procedure for the renewed health and vitality in their skin. The Elos Photofacial is the next generation in high-tech skin enhancement.
How does elos work?
ELOS™ (electro-optical synergy) combines the synergy of bipolar radiofrequency and light energies to treat superficial and benign vascular and pigmented lesions like Rosacea, spider veins, skin imperfections by sun damage, red and brown spots. It treats fine wrinkles and improves skin texture irregularities, laxity and smoothness.
How does the Elos Photofacial differ from other Photorejuvenation procedures?
Unlike other lasers, with a Elos Photofacial, the visible light energy is absorbed by the pigment in the skin’s surface, while the RF energy stimulates the production of collagen (which supports the skin) from within. In marrying Intense Pulsed Light and RadioFrequency energy into one treatment, Elos Photofacial treatments offer the very latest and most effective high-tech, non-invasive form of non-invasive skin enhancement. Many other lasers and devices, such as N-lite®, Cooltouch®, SmoothBeam®, V-Beam®, IPL photorejuvenation or Intense Pulsed Light systems with the Quantum® or Vasculight®, offer mild rejuvenation.
With these basic Photorejuvenation procedures you may notice a degree of improvement in the appearance of some aspects of your skin, particularly an improvement in vascular and melanin based discolorations. However, by combining RadioFrequency and Intense Pulsed Light into one Elos Photofacial treatment, you will achieve the optimal degree of enhancement to all components of your skin. By adding the RadioFrequency to the Intense Pulsed light, the Elos Photofacial procedure can now boast excellent, no downtime wrinkle improvements together with the significant improvement in redness, rosacea, pinkness, spider veins, pores and texture.
How does the Elos Photofacial work to improve the appearance of the skin?
Each pulse of the Elos Photofacial RF device, the Elight, sends two types of energy into your skin, Intense Pulsed Visible Light and RadioFrequency energy, that act synergistically to enhance the skin. Energy is given up to brown spots, blood vessels, and redness to gradually and gently lessen or eliminate these blemishes. The RadioFrequency energy also produces significant amounts of collagen, elastin and ground substances in the dermis, the thick undercarpet of the skin, resulting in a noticeable and significant smoothing of fine to moderate wrinkles and textural irregularities of the skin.
Is it safe? Elos is the safest technology available with high patient comfort. Most people experience no side effects at all, though a few exhibits some short term local redness. Treatment requires no patient downtime and you can return to work immediately after.
What conditions can be treated with Elos Photofacial?
Fine lines, rosacea, flushing, pore size, ruddy complexion, broken capillaries and spider veins, hyperpigmentation, melasma, freckles, age and sun spots, a pregnancy mask, as well as non-pitted acne scars can all be diminished in a softer, more gentle way with a Elos Photofacial. All patients see positive results from a Elos Photofacial without any of the potential side effects seen with other laser systems.
How is the Elos Photofacial treatment performed?
It is a simple, office based treatment. First, the area to be treated is cleansed. The patient is covered with a thin layer of cooling gel and the entire face, chest, hands or arms are treated with a gentle pulse of light and RadioFrequency energy. When placed against the skin you will feel the cold tip. When the pulse of light and low energy radio frequency is administered there is a momentary sensation that is easily tolerated. Each treatment takes about 30 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated. Most patients require about 5 Fotofacial treatments to see the desired results and they are performed every 4 weeks. Some patients will benefit from additional treatments.
What About Results?
All patients notice a consistent improvement in the appearance of their skin. The degree of improvement is gradual and persistent over the 15-18 week program and 5-6 Elos Photofacial treatments. The noticeable and significant changes that have been reported include: Improvement in pink and brown discoloration, spider veins, pink and brown blemishes, sundamage, age spots, pore size, acne scarring and wrinkles. Since the aging process continues after your treatments, maintenance treatments may prevent the return of your symptoms
- Flushing, redness, ruddy complexion,broken capillaries and spider veins of the face. All these "Pink" vascular based conditions of the skin improve, on average, between 50-75% percent with Elos Photofacial treatments.
- Sun spot, age spots, hyperpigmentation, melasma, cholasma, mask of Pregnancy, multiple freckles. All these "Brown", melanin based conditions of the skin improve, on average, 50-75% with FotoFacial RF™ treatments.
- Chronic sundamage and photoaging improve, on average, 50-75% with Elos Photofacial treatments.
- Sun Damage and aging signs of the hands, neck (Poikiloderma) and Chest skin can be improved by 50-75% percent with Elos Photofacial treatments (Elos Photofacial for the skin of the body)
- Wrinkles and skin laxity. Unlike other more basic forms of Photorejuvenation, the Elos Photofacial, with its synergy of simultaneous Intense Pulsed Light and powerful RadioFrequency energy produces industry leading non-ablative wrinkle and skin laxity improvements of up to 70% without downtime; a claim that no other device or procedure has been able to boast.
How long will the Skin enhancement effects of the Elos Photofacial last?
At the completion of the Elos Photofacial program the skin will have achieved a noticeable and consistent degree of improvement that over 90% of patients are very happy with. Occasionally, some patients desire an even greater degree of improvement and these patients will sign up for additional procedures Most Elos Photofacial patients will just desire to maintain the nice skin enhancements they achieved from the program and, for these satisfied patients, a single maintenance Elos Photofacial treatment is recommended every 4 months to keep the skin looking vital, even, smooth and youthful.
Following your treatment:
Immediately after your treatment the area is cleansed and you can return to your normal activities. Dark spots and small blood vessels may seem a little more noticeable, but they will begin to fade after several days. Your physician may recommend that you use a specially-formulated skin care product line or prescribe a skin care regime especially formulated for your skin type after your Elos Photofacial treatments. The use of sunscreen is recommended on any treated areas exposed to the sun.