Nordlys


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Feeling self-conscious about a skin condition? The innovative Nordlys platform was created to address some of the world's most common skin concerns.

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What is Nordlys

The Nordlys system is FDA and CE cleared, engineered with advanced technology for non-invasive aesthetic treatments to improve the appearance of your skin. This multi-application system can treat acne, vascular conditions, hair removal, and so much more.

How it works

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:

SWT® (Selective Waveband Technology) IPL 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 short time, and healing and recovery are quick.

Nd:YAG 1064 nm laser is designed to treat 21 skin and vascular conditions — from leg veins to port wine stains.2 Its built-in SoftCool™ technology delivers a stream of cool air for greater comfort during and after treatment.3

Treatment Highlights

The Nordlys can help to:

clear acne

Clear Your Acne


The Nordlys system gently treats acne by delivering narrow light wavelengths with the SWT IPL. 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.

skin rejuvenation

Rejuvenate* Your Skin


The SWT IPL 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

unwanted hair

Permanently Reduce Unwanted Hair


The SWT IPL 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

Reduce redness, unsightly veins, birthmarks*, and more


The SWT IPL 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
  • Hemangiomas
  • 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 skin youthful look

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

Treatment Results

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Before
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Photos courtesy of: Guillermo Simón, MD
Condition: pigmented lesions
Treated with: Nordlys
nordlys-skin-rejuvenation-Sebastián-Cintolesi-MD
Before
After
Photos courtesy of: Sebastián Cintolesi, MD
Condition: skin rejuvenation
Treated with: Nordlys
nordlys-vascular-Agneta-Troilius-Rubin-MD
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Photos courtesy of: Agneta Troilius Rubin, MD
Condition: vascular conditions
Treated with: Nordlys
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Before
After
Photos courtesy of: Candela
Condition: facial veins
Treated with: Nordlys
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Before
After
Photos courtesy of: Guillermo Simón, MD
Condition: facial veins
Treated with: Nordlys
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Before
After
Photos courtesy of: Candela
Condition: rosacea / redness
Treated with: Nordlys
Light & Bright
Before
After
Photos courtesy of: Candela
Condition: Light & Bright
Treated with: Nordlys
Light & Bright
Before
After
Photos courtesy of: Candela
Condition: Light & Bright
Treated with: Nordlys

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FAQs

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

  • Acne: SWT IPL treatments can help improve the appearance of red blemishes, irregular pigmentation, and skin tone11
  • Aging skin: SWT IPL treatments can help address dark spots, freckles, age spots, uneven pigmentation, and diffuse redness
  • Unwanted hair: SWT IPL treatments can remove excessive hair on the upper lip, chin, legs, bikini
  • Irregular skin texture: Frax 1550 and Frax 1940 skin resurfacing can smooth textural irregularities, rejuvenate* sun-damaged skin, and improve skin texture
  • Vascular lesions: SWT 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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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. According to clinical studies, you should expect 4-6 treatments, typically spaced 1-3 months apart.

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 SWT 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

References
*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. Ellipse Frax 1940 for Ellipse Ydun (Frax Pro) and Ellipse Nordlys, (K192951), March 2020.
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.
14. 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.
15. Data on File, Candela 2021.
*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.
14. 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.
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