Nordlys™ – the device that grows your practice

Versatility is one of the most important characteristics when considering a new laser system for your practice, and the Nordlys™ system by Candela is one of the most versatile on the market. With 21 indications for use1, the Nordlys system is configured with preset aesthetic and dermatologic treatments that can help you to scale your practice procedures with a single multi-application platform.

The Nordlys™ system provides your practice with 6 big advantages, that ensure advanced IPL technology is at the cornerstone of your practice. These include:

  1. Extensive treatment options: IPL and lasers.1-3
  2. Powerful sub-millisecond IPL pulses.1-3
  3. Quiet and ergonomic operation.3
  4. Expert and guided treatment modes for a short learning curve and customisable settings.3
  5. Patient database for ease of use.3
  6. Remote assistance for service support.3

The Nordlys™ device is suited to clinics that require a compact and quiet treatment solution offering maximum flexibility, reliability, and patient and operator comfort. Multi-application devices are proving very popular, with 87% of physicians surveyed choosing multi-application devices vs. single-application devices4.

The reason Nordlys™ is known for ‘growing with your practice’ is because of its four diverse and expandable technologies:

  • Frax 1550™: This handpiece is ideal for deeper skin resurfacing, targeting acne scars, surgical scars, and wrinkles. It uses fractional non-ablative technology to stimulate collagen production and rejuvenate the skin3.
  • Frax 1940™: The Frax 1940 handpiece is perfect for treating more superficial concerns, such as pigmentation, fine lines, and uneven skin tone. It uses fractional non-ablative technology to create micro-channels in the skin, stimulating the body’s natural healing response and promoting collagen production5.
  • Nd:YAG: This handpiece is designed for hair removal on all skin types, as well as treating vascular lesions such as spider veins and telangiectasia6.
  • SWT IPL: The SWT handpiece offers a range of treatment options, including hair removal, pigmentation correction, vascular lesion treatment, and acne treatment7.

Learn more about Candela’s scalable Nordlys™ technologies now by downloading the e-book here:


  1. Ellipse Nordlys 510(k) clearance (K180406).
  2. Ellipse Nordlys Frax 1940 510(k) clearance (K192951).
  3. Nordlys User Manual, 2020.
  4. Wizer. Global market research, July 2017. Candela, data on file.
  5. Lolis MS, Marmur ES. Selective waveband technology for targeting skin pigmentation and vessels. Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2015;8:71-84. doi:10.2147/CCID.S74911.
  6. Alam M, West DP, Kauvar AN, Geronemus RG. Principles of selective photothermolysis. In: Alam M, West DP, Kauvar AN, Geronemus RG, eds.
  7. Candela Medical. Frax 1550™. Available at: