elõs stands for electro optical synergy and combines bipolar conducted electric current with optical (light) energy.

What is the elõs Advantage?

elõs technology provides hair removal for all skin and hair types. Compared to earlier IPL technology, there is less blistering, scabbing, crusting and hyper/hypopigmentation, reduced redness and inflammation and less pain.

Why is elõs technology more effective than standard IPL?

By emitting the optical pulse and electric pulse at the same time, the net effect is to force the electric energy to stream preferentially to the regions of the dermis pre-heated by the absorbed light, producing a greater and more focused thermal effect than a single pulse of high energy light.

With less intense light energy there are less burning risks and the synergistic coupling of energies means that each pulse can be delivered for a longer period of time than standard IPL – yielding improved results.

Is treatment with elõs technology safe?

Treatment is relatively safe. There are many advances in the new elõs technology that make it one of the safest hair removal systems available, for all skin types and hair colours. There are no long-term health hazards and both light and electric energy have been used for decades in medicine, surgery and aesthetics without adversity.

How does the elõs technology get rid of hair?

Gentle light and electric energies combine to damage the hair follicle. This disables the follicle from growing hair, which means that gradually over several treatments, there is a long-term reduction in the amount of hair in that area.

What kind of results can be expected from elõs hair removal treatment?

Each treatment will result in less hair coming back, as well as hair growing progressively lighter in color, becoming finer and also slowing re-growth. It takes more than one treatment to affect all the follicles growing in an area. Most people achieve satisfactory clearance after 4-8 treatments, however, individual results vary depending on medical and genetic factors. Lighter colored hair may require more treatments than darker colored hair.

How frequently do hair removal treatments with elõs technology need to be performed?

Most people achieve satisfactory clearance after 4-8 treatments, which are usually performed every 1-2 months. This depends on individual factors that the practitioner will discuss during consultation.

How does hair removal with elõs technology feel?

The sensation is often described as a ‘hot pinch’ or ‘snapping’ feeling. The sensation only lasts for a fraction of a second and warmth and/or a tingling sensation is experienced for a short time afterward. Most people tolerate treatment without any topical anaesthetic, but individuals who are more sensitive may prefer to have their skin numbed before treatment.

What happens after each elõs hair removal 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 3-4 weeks and there may be a short period of irregular hairlessness in the area until the conclusion of treatments.

Who is suitable for elõs hair removal treatment?

Anyone seeking a long-term solution to shaving, waxing, plucking or electrolysis. There are a few medical conditions that contraindicate people from treatment that the practitioner will discuss during consultation.

Find more information about the elõs difference at syneron.com