Elos is unique in non-surgical cosmetic treament. It is the first and only technology that simultaneously harnesses the power of bi-polar radio frequency (RF) and optical energy (either laser or intense pulsed light). Elos means "electical optical synergy." Developed by IPL inventor/patent-holder Dr. Shimon Eckhouse and master physicist, Dr. Michael Kreindel. This revolutionary technology platform effectively overcomes the safety and procedural limitations of intense pulse light (IPL) and conventional lasers.
It basically combines the energies of intensed pulsed light with that of radiofrequencey and infrared. Combining these energies makes the procedure safer as you don't have to use as high of a strength of heat than you would if you were using each tecnology separately. In addition the combined energies work together to give far superior results than with each energy by itself. Instead of buying a treatment of intensed pulse light (IPL) or Thermage (unipolar radiofrequency), you are buying treatments that combine these technologies. The radiofrequency delivered by ELOS is delivered by two leads (bi-polar) which makes it more precise than the uni-polar systems. The heat/energy is delivered through all the skin layers and absorbs the unwanted skin pigment and capillaries. It also stimulates new collagen formation and skin turnover. You grow new healthy, more youthful skin over 4-6 weeks.
There are different applicators for different conditions. Photo-rejuvination treats the red or vascular lesions, rosacea, and brown spots. It also does some fine wrinkle reduction. Hair removal is accomplished with a different applicator with laser and RF. Skin tightening and wrinkle reduction are done with infrared/IPL/radiofrequency combined technology. Deeper wrinkles and scar reduction are done with an applicator with the sublative applicator. Your private consultation will determine which treatment is best for you.
There is no down-time after the procedure. However, the brown and red pigments and vessels may temporarily appear darker and more noticable. This will fade with time and subsequent treatments. If you have had a more aggressive treatment, you might experience some blistering or very superficial crusting from the radiofrequency. Both of these are very minor, temporary, and can easily be covered with make-up. With Elos there should be no permanent scarring or adverse effects.
Elos treatments are given in a series. Each treatment builds on the previous one. It is a mistake to only do 1 or 2 as you can temporarily worsen the browns and reds. It is necessary to continue treatments to achieve your full results. Five treatments given over a 6 month time period are recommended to achieve optimal results.
Dr. Viglione is certified as a Fotofacial RF provider and is certified as an advanced Vella Shape Operator. She has years of experience with this technology.