Candela® Ellipse IPL Skin Rejuvenation

As we age, our skin loses collagen due to factors such as environmental stressors, UV exposure, lifestyle or genetics. Over time, collagen production slows down, leading to enlarged pores, and loss of skin firmness and elasticity. Pigmentary conditions such as melasma and age spots may occur concurrently, contributing to the aging process in the skin.

The Nordlys Candela® Ellipse I2PL is a non-invasive device that combines narrowband intensed-pulsed light with non-ablative fractional and infrared laser technology. Developed by Syneron Candela, the Nordlys narrowband technology delivers sub-millisecond pulses to safely and effectively treat a multitude of skin concerns. With nearly 20 years of research and experience, the Nordlys system is FDA-cleared to treat 21 dermatological conditions, including pigmentation, diffuse redness, and improving overall skin texture and smoothness.

The Nordlys Candela Ellipse® I2PL Can Be Used For:

Intense Pulsed Light Explained

Candela® Ellipse IPL utilizes short bursts of light emitted from a flash lamp to target specific skin conditions. Selective Photothermolysis is employed, which allows for the treatment of a wide range of skin concerns, including hair removal, pigmentation, acne, and vascular skin disorders.


The Difference Between Laser and Intense Pulsed Light

Both laser hair removal and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments work by selecting wavelengths absorbed by the target. However, lasers use a single wavelength in a specific color, phase, and direction. In contrast, IPL uses a broad spectrum of wavelengths composed of different colors, phases, and directions, allowing for simultaneous treatment of a wider range of skin concerns.

A Truly Multitasking Device

Nordlys combines several technologies into one platform.

Benefits of the Ellipse SWT

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Smoother, More Youthful-Looking Skin Awaits

If you are ready to improve the appearance of dark spots, uneven tone or texture, and unwanted hair, schedule a complimentary consultation with us. Our experienced doctors will assess your skin needs and develop an individualized treatment plan to match your skin concerns and goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Because I2PL is a light-based technology, people with darker complexions possess a higher risk of skin burns due to the higher melanin levels absorbing the light energy. In addition, sensitive skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea and psoriasis may react adversely. In such cases, there may be skin redness, burning and stinging sensation, and in very rare cases, dermatitis in hypersensitive individuals.
No. While there is currently no evidence that suggests I2PL can adversely affect pregnancy, it is better to wait until after delivery. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can alter skin pigmentation and are often unpredictable.
With proper assessment of the treatment area and recommendation of the appropriate power level, any peeling or burns are rare. However, you must be sure to provide all medical history, including pre-existing conditions, medications, and treatment history.
There is minimal discomfort, most patients describe the sensation as being similar to the snap of an elastic band with some mild warming sensation. To make sure your comfort levels are met, we offer the option to apply a topical numbing cream before the treatment is administered.
You may experience some mild flushing in the treated area. This is normal and temporary.
It is important to avoid tanning before and between IPL treatments, as it can reduce the treatment's effectiveness and increase the risk of adverse effects such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Generally, no post-treatment care is necessary, but individuals with sensitive skin may benefit from using soothing aloe vera gel and sunscreen (SPF 50).
The number of treatments required depends on the skin condition and treatment performed. Our doctors will discuss this with you prior to commencing treatment.

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