Dr. Cordula Ahnhudt-Franke and Dr. Konika Patel Schallen, SVP of Clinical Operations and Medical Director from Candela, discuss the capabilities of Candela's Nordlys multi-application platform and its Selective Waveband Technology (SWT®) with IPL applicators, and how they are an integral part of acne treatments on all ages. These treatments are very potent and have few side effects.

About the Speakers

Dr. med. Cordula Ahnhudt-Franke is a Consultant Dermatologist with a PhD from the Department of Dermatology, Charité, Berlin. Dr. Ahnhudt-Franke specialized in Aesthetic Dermatology and Laser Medicine and has been running her mySkin practice in Mallorca, Spain since 2002. She is a member of several medical and aesthetic societies both in Europe and the USA, such as Academía Espanola de Dermatología y Venerología (AEDV), Akne Forum e.V. , American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM) , Asociación Medicina estética de Islas Baleares (AMEIB), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ästhetische Botulinumtoxin-Therapie (DGBT), Deutscher Fachjournalisten-Verband (DFJV) , European Society of Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dermatology (ESCAD), International Society of Dermatology (ISD) , Sociedad Espanola de Medicina y Cirugía Cosmética (SEMCC) and Asociación Medicina estética de Islas Baleares (AMEIB).

Dr. Konika Patel Schallen, SVP, Clinical Operations and Medical Director from Candela, Founder and Medical Director of CMA, Center for Modern Aesthetic Medicine in Jacksonville, Florida. A graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School, she completed her Internship in General Surgery and Residency in Emergency Medicine at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. She practiced and served on faculty at the Washington School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Patel Schallen enjoys all aspects of medicine, but ultimately found her passion for aesthetic medicine and lasers when living in Madrid. She completed her Masters in Aesthetic Medicine at the University of the Baleares and has been combining her passion for learning, teaching and aesthetic even since. She especially enjoys the opportunity to work with the many highly skilled professionals and luminaries around the world to advance the practice of laser medicine and surgery.


  • Konika Patel Schallen, MD
    Founder and Medical Director of CMA Medicine Vice President of Clinical Operations and Medical Director, Candela
  • Dr. Cordula Ahnhudt-Franke
    Dermatologist - Mallorca, Spain