Dr. Mariano Busso’s Ellipse Laser targets vascular lesions such as telangiectasias and hemangiomas. Vascular lesions typically appear as reddish blotches or patches of veins.
Some lesions are “birthmarks.” Others develop with age or because of sun exposure. Traditionally, skin lesions have been hidden with make up; surgical treatments have been limited to the larger vessels on the legs. Sclerotherapy has also been used successfully to minimize vascular lesions on the legs.*
Ellipse offers a clinically proven and effective treatment that targets many vascular lesions, either on its own or as a follow up treatment to sclerotherapy.*
The Ellipse I2PL treatment directs controlled pulses of light into the skin. The light is absorbed by the body’s own natural hemoglobin – contained within the red blood cells—which converts the light energy into heat. This heat gets transferred to the walls of the blood vessels, which are damaged and then broken down by the body. Targeting hemoglobin without heating water in the skin provides a more effective treatment. The light produced by the Ellipse system is carefully controlled to produce the correct pulse duration and the right amount of energy to damage the vessel. Best results are obtained on patients who have light to medium skin.