The history of using optical energy in aesthetic medicine began in the 1960s with lasers - which are single wavelength energy technologies. In 1995, 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:
1. Not enough optical energy is absorbed by the
target tissue resulting in a less effective
2. Too much optical energy is absorbed by the
non-target tissue which can result in collateral
damage or unwanted side effects, usually to
In 2000, Dr. Eckhouse recognized these challenges and provided a solution by introducing patented elōs technology (electo-optical synergy), a deeper penetrating combination of optical (laser or pulsed light) and radiofrequency energies.
elōs technology is a revolutionary step forward in the practice of aesthetic medicine. By combining optical and radiofrequency energies, the optical fluence can be lowered by up to 60% for safer, more comfortable treatments and enhanced clinical efficacy for all skin types.
elōs technology takes advantage of the varying penetration capabilities of laser, infrared, visible light and radiofrequency energies to reach specific penetration depths, using the optimal combination of optical energy and radiofrequency energies for each application.
- Middle Brow (glabella)