The history of using optical energy in aesthetic medicine began in the 1960s with lasers – various single wavelength energy technologies
In 1995, Dr. Shimon Eckhouse, PhD., introduced Intense Pulsed Light, a broadband optical energy technology for aesthetic treatments. Both lasers and IPL have been used for photothermolysis of a variety of skin targets – hair removal, pigmented lesion treatment and wrinkle treatment.
Two common challenges arise in treatments performed by traditional lasers or pulsed light sources:
Not enough optical energy is absorbed by the target tissue resulting in a less effective treatment
Too much optical energy is absorbed by the non-target tissue which can result in collateral damage or unwanted side effects, usually to the epidermis.
In 2000, Dr. Eckhouse recognized these challenges and provided a solution by introducing elōs (electooptical synergy), a deeper penetrating combination of optical (laser or pulsed light) and radio frequency energies.
elōs is a revolutionary step forward in the practice of aesthetic medicine. By combining these energies, the optical fluence can be lowered by up to %60 for safer, more comfortable treatments and enhanced clinical efficacy.
elōs takes advantage of the varying penetration capabilities of laser, infrared, visible light and radio frequency energy to reach specific penetration depths, using the optimal combination of optical energy and radio frequency for each application.
elos – Safe on all skin types