Acne is caused by the body’s increased production of the hormone androgen (produced by both men & women) which stimulates the sebaceous glands to produce more oil. The increased production of the oil causes the pores to become blocked so that the oil cannot come up to the skin surface. The acne itself is an infection caused by skin bacteria that feed on and breakdown oil. The Ellipse light that is allowed through is absorbed by haemoglobin in the fine blood vessels that supply the sebaceous glands. This causes a minor injury to the sebaceous glands and slows down the over production of oil that leads to acne.
Ellipse acne treatment is aimed specifically at the treatment of superficial inflammatory acne.
The light targets the porphyrins produced by the bacteria that cause the acne, destruction of these porphyrins will produce free oxygen radicals and a bactericidal affect is induced to reduce the acne infection.
The light is also absorbed by the haemoglobin the superficial blood vessels that supply the sebaceous glands and the destruction of these will slow down the over production of oil that leads to acne.
The heat reaction produced will also stimulate collagen production to increase healing of the acne lesions and may even soften the appearance of scarring.
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