Skip to main content

What Is Nordlys?

The Nordlys system utilizes advanced technology to improve the appearance of your skin.

4 advanced technologies to help you look and feel your best

Everyone’s skin is unique and not all skin conditions can be treated the same way. That’s why the Nordlys system offers four different state-of-the-art technologies:

Ellipse SWT® (short for Selective Waveband Technology) uses exclusive technology to target problem areas with narrow wavelengths of light. Result: less heat in your skin. And fewer treatments compared to other IPLs.1,2

Frax 1550 and Frax 1940 applicators deliver very small, controlled bursts of energy to resurface skin.2 Thanks to the laser’s unique technology, treatments can be customized to your specific needs.2 Treatments take just a couple of minutes, with a quick healing and recovery time.

Nd:YAG 1064 laser is designed to treat 22 skin and vascular conditions. Its built-in SoftCool technology delivers a stream of cool air for greater comfort during and after treatment.3

How do you want to transform your skin?

Learn how the Nordlys system can help

Clear your acne

The Nordlys system gently treats acne by delivering narrow light wavelengths with the SWT. No topical anesthetics are required and many patients describe the treatment as practically pain-free, like a flick from a rubber band, followed by a sensation similar to the feeling of gentle warmth after a day on the beach. 

 

Rejuvenate* your skin

The SWT treatment makes your skin look clear and bright by delivering short bursts of light that directly target the blood vessels or melanin within your skin.2,16 It delivers clinically proven results in the treatment of skin rejuvenation.* In fact, in one study, 83% of patients had a greater than 50% improvement in cleared vessels.5

 

Permanently reduce unwanted hair

The SWT treatment can help. It targets unwanted hair follicles with short bursts of light. Treatments are quick — from just a few minutes for the upper lip to about 30 minutes for the back or both legs. And the results are clinically proven.2,15,16

Reduce redness, unsightly veins, birthmarks*, and more

The SWT technology and the Nordlys system’s Nd:YAG laser can both help improve the appearance of vascular lesions, including:2

  • Port wine stains
  • Leg veins
  • Broken capillaries 
  • Diffuse redness
  • Haemangiomas
  • Cherry angiomas 

In clinical studies, 80% of patients had a greater than 50% reduction in the number of vessels9 and 78% of patients with rosacea reported being very satisfied.10

 

Reclaim your skin’s youthful look, texture, and tone

With the Frax 1550 and Frax 1940 treatments, you can:2 

  • Smooth textural irregularities**
  • Rejuvenate* sun-damaged skin 
  • Improve skin texture**

The treatment is clinically proven to improve the appearance of skin with short downtime and minimal side effects.2,8,16

Clinically proven results

  • Before
    Before
    After
    After
    Products: 
    Doctor: 
    Guillermo Simón, MD
  • Before
    Before
    After
    After
    Products: 
    Doctor: 
    Guillermo Simón, MD
  • Before
    Before
    After
    After
    Products: 
    Doctor: 
    Ellipse Denmark
  • Before
    Before
    After
    After
    Products: 
    Doctor: 
    Sebastián Cintolesi, MD
  • Before
    Before
    After
    After
    Products: 
    Doctor: 
    Prof. Agneta Troilius Rubin, MD

Contact a Provider

Learn more or schedule a visit

Frequently asked questions

What types of aesthetic concerns can be treated with the Nordlys system?

With its four state-of-the-art technologies (Ellipse IPL, Frax 1550 and Frax 1940 applicators, and Nd:YAG 1064 laser), the Nordlys system can treat a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Acne: Ellipse IPL treatments can help improve the appearance of red blemishes, irregular pigmentation, and skin tone11
  • Aging skin: Ellipse IPL treatments can help address dark spots, freckles, age spots, uneven pigmentation, and diffuse redness
  • Unwanted hair: Ellipse IPL treatments can remove excessive hair on the upper lip, chin, legs, bikini area, underarms, back, shoulders, and more
  • Irregular skin texture: Frax 1550 and Frax 1940 skin resurfacing can smooth textural irregularities, rejuvenate* sun-damaged skin, and improve skin texture
  • Vascular lesions: Ellipse IPL and the Nd:YAG 1064 nm laser can be used to treat port wine stains, unsightly leg veins, broken capillaries, diffuse redness, hemangiomas, and cherry angiomas

 

How many Nordlys treatments will I need?

The number of treatments depends on the area and nature of what you’re having treated and may also depend on your skin type. Ask your treatment provider how many treatments you can expect for your condition. 

What can the Nordlys system’s SWT treatments do for my sun-damaged skin?

It makes your skin look clear and bright by delivering short bursts of light that directly target the blood vessels or melanin within your skin. Potentially harmful wavelengths are removed using patented Dual Mode Filtering.12 The remaining wavelengths are absorbed by the hemoglobin in your blood vessels — only the treated ones — and the melanin in your freckles, sun spots, or other pigmented lesions.13

How long before my unsightly leg veins vanish?

With leg veins and other types of vascular lesions, smaller vessels can disappear immediately after Nordlys treatments. Larger ones fade away more gradually over the next few weeks. 

What types of skin issues can the Frax 1550 and Frax 1940 laser treat?

It can smooth textural irregularities, rejuvenate sun-damaged skin, and improve skin texture.2

**Improving textural irregularities, including acne scars, surgical scars, and striae via skin resurfacing.

How does a Frax 1550 or Frax 1940 treatment improve aging skin?

The Frax Pro laser rejuvenates* skin by delivering very small, controlled bursts of energy to the skin. The technology in the Frax Pro system controls the appropriate width and depth of the laser light energy delivered to meet individual needs. The delivered energy stimulates the production of collagen, resurfacing the skin over time.3 The laser is gently rolled across the skin over brief treatment sessions. The surface of the skin is left intact and there is low downtime associated with healing and recovery.2,3

How can SWT treatments help me get rid of unwanted hair?

The Nordlys system permanently reduces unwanted hair by delivering short, bursts of light directed at the target site. To ensure good contact with the skin, a thin layer of gel is applied to the skin prior to treatment. 

Potentially harmful wavelengths and wavelengths that only heat up water in the skin are removed using patented Dual Mode Filtering.12 The emitted light is absorbed by pigment (melanin) in your hair. Melanin converts the light into heat, which travels down the hair, toward the root, and heats the hair matrix, preventing future hair growth. 

How many hair removal treatments will I need?

The number of treatments depends on the location and the life cycle of your hair. Because every hair grows for a period of time, you may need to repeat the treatment at intervals until all hair follicles have been treated while growing. 

Clinical studies have shown that 4 to 6 treatments are needed, and typically the intervals between treatments are 1 to 3 months. 

How does the acne treatment work?

Acne occurs when your sebaceous glands overproduce an oily substance called sebum. When extra sebum gets trapped in your hair follicles, your skin can become irritated — leading to the appearance of pimples on your face. Left untreated, some types of acne can cause permanent scarring. 

The Nordlys system treats acne by reducing the blood supply to the sebaceous gland to slow down the production of sebum. The system delivers short, bursts of Ellipse IPL directed at the skin. Using patented Dual Mode Filtering technology, the system filters the light to ensure that only the wavelengths necessary for the treatment are used. Because of this, only the blood vessels that supply the sebaceous gland are impacted, while the surrounding vessels are not affected.11 

*As defined by improvement in pigmentation and/or vascularity
**via skin resurfacing

  1. Facial photo rejuvenation using two different Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) wavelength bands. Peter Bjerring, MD et al. (Lasers in Surgery and Medicine 34: 120 - 126, 2004). 
  2. Frax 1940 , CE mark, Nordlys, CE mark.
  3. W. James Tidwell, Courtney Green, Daniel Jensen & E. Victor Ross (2018) Clinical evaluation and in-vivo analysis of the performance of a fractional infrared 1550 nm laser system for skin rejuvenation, Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy. 
  4. Jiang Li, et al. Clinical Study and Evaluation of Treatment of Face Acne Vulgaris with Intense Pulsed Light. Chin J Dermato Venerol Integ Trad W Med. 2009;8(6). 
  5. Hai-Ling Z, Wen-lin Y, Dong Z, Kai-hua Y. Clinical application of Ellipse Flex intense pulsed light in facial skin diseases in 349 patients. Chinese Journal of Medical Aesthetics and Cosmetology. 2007;13(6):335-337. 
  6. Zeng D, et al. Hair removal with Ellipse Flex intense pulsed light system. Chin J Aesthet Med. 2006;15(11). 
  7. Hee Lee J, Huh C-H, Yoon HJ, Cho KH. Photo-epilation results of axillary hair in dark-skinned patients by intense pulsed light: comparison between different wavelengths and pulse width. Dermatol Surg. 2006;32(2):234-240. 
  8. Tidwell WJ, Green C, Jensen D, Ross EV. Clinical evaluation and in-vivo analysis of the performance of a fractional infrared 1550 nm laser system for skin rejuvenation. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2018;20(6):1-4. 
  9. Bjerring P, Christiansen K, Troilius A. Intense pulsed light source for treatment of facial telangiectasias. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2001;3(4):169-173. 
  10. Kim BY, Moon H-R, Ryu HJ. Comparative efficacy of short-pulsed intense pulsed light and pulsed dye laser to treat rosacea. J Cosmet Laser Ther. DOI: 10.1080/14764172.2018.1528371. 
  11. Chang SE, Ahn SJ, Rhee DY, Choi JH, et al. Treatment of facial acne papules and pustules in Korean patients using an intense pulsed light device equipped with a 530- to 750-nm filter. Dermatol Surg. 2007;33(6):676-679. Chang SE, Ahn SJ, Rhee DY, Choi JH, et al. Treatment of facial acne papules and pustules in Korean patients using an intense pulsed light device equipped with a 530- to 750-nm filter. Dermatol Surg. 2007;33(6):676-679. 
  12. US patent registration: 8226696B1. Candela, data on file, 2021
  13. Bjerring P, Christiansen K, Troilius A, Derickx C. Facial photo rejuvenation using two different intense pulsed light (IPL) wavelength bands. Lasers Surg Med. 2004;34(2)120-126. 
  14. Photorejuvenation by Intense Pulsed Light with objective measurement of skin colour in Japanese patients. Kei Negishi, MD et al. (Dermatol Surg 2006; 32: 1380 - 1387) – Durch Fachleute überprüfte Artikel
  15. Nordlys User Manual, 2021.
  16. Data on File, Candela 2021.