What is Nordlys IPL? (FAQ)

How does the Nordlys IPL work?

The Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is attracted to melanin, which is found in hair. For effective hair removal the laser targets the pigment in the hair. Prior to treatment a gel is applied to the skin to optimise the treatment. An applicator is then pressed onto the skin and the light energy is absorbed into the hair causing a heat reaction to destroy the follicle. The treatment is only successful in the Anagen stage (growing stage) of the hair growth, therefore a course of treatments is required. All skin types can be treated.

What precautions are needed when being treated with the Nordlys IPL?

Eye protection glasses will be provided for both the technician and the client to wear when receiving and performing treatment. Clients should avoid tanning 1 month ahead of and during the entire treatment scenario to avoid increased pain or burns from excessive light absorption in the epidermis. Immediately after the treatment the skin is particularly sensitive to UV light. A sunscreen of at least 30+ must be used for 30 days after the treatment.

Is permanent hair removal possible using the Nordlys IPL?

Permanent Hair Reduction can be successfully achieved with the Ellipse Intense Pulsed Light system. After the first treatment the client gets significant reduction in hair density. Also re-grown hairs tend to become much finer and slightly less dark.

Is the Nordlys/Laser Light treatment safe?

Yes. It is completely safe. The Ellipse Nordlys is a 2nd generation laser system utilising a patented ‘dual mode filtering’ system, which removes all unnecessary and potentially harmful wavelengths. The Nordlys has pre-programmed treatment suggestions for different skin and hair types thus allowing the energy levels to be adjusted for the client’s individual needs.

How does the Nordlys IPL work for Skin Rejuvenation?

Age spots and hyper pigmentation contains melanin and diffuse redness contains haemoglobin. The light is absorbed by the melanin in the pigmented area & the heat reaction caused breaks down the melanin in the keratinocytes. A photo toxic reaction occurs in the melanin vesicles and the excess melanin turns darker before it comes away from the skin. The light is also absorbed by the superficial blood vessels in the skin. The heat reaction caused coagulates blood vessels, destroys protein in the wall of the vessel and stimulates collagen production. We can treat sun damaged skins.

On average 1-3 treatments at 4 week intervals are needed for the best results. Top up treatments may be needed in the future to maintain these results.

What results can I expect using Nordlys IPL treatments?

Excess pigmentation and diffuse redness will dramatically reduce and skin texture and pore size will improve. The pigmentation will become darker in colour immediately after the treatment. A few days after the treatment the pigmented areas will develop a light crust (this is a good sign that the treatment has worked). After that the skin will look smoother and fresher. A few more treatment sessions may be required to keep a smooth and youthful appearance.

How does the Nordlys IPL treatment work when treating Facial Thread Veins?

The light is attracted to the oxy-haemoglobin in the blood. As the light is absorbed by the blood in the vessels a heat reaction is caused which coagulates the blood and destroys protein in the wall of the vessel. The vessel then breaks down and the debris is removed by the body’s natural waste disposal system.

Slight redness is seen immediately the treatment and this will disappear in 1-2 hours or in some cases a few days. A blurring of the vessel is often apparent after treatment, normally followed by a variable degree of swelling. The swelling may last up to 4 days and may appear puffy, particularly around the eyes. These are all signs of inflammation and are an indication of successful treatment.

On average 2-4 treatments with 4 week intervals are needed for the best results.

Nordlys IPL - Before and After photos

Acne

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Acne 1 - before Acne 2 - before Acne 3 - before Acne 4 - before
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Acne 1 - after Acne 2 - after Acne 3 - after Acne 4 - after

Hair removal (face)

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Hair 1 - before Hair 2 - before Hair 3 - before
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Hair 1 - after Hair 2 - after Hair 3 - after

Hair removal (body)

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Hair 4 - before Hair 5 - before Hair 6 - before Hair 7 - before
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Hair 4 - after Hair 5 - after Hair 6 - after Hair 7 - after

Onychomycosis (fungal infection of the nail)

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Nail 1 - after Nail 2 - after

Rosacea

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Rosacea 1 - before
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Rosacea 1 - after

Sun damaged skin

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Photo rejuvenation 1 - before Photo rejuvenation 2 - before Photo rejuvenation 3 - before
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Photo rejuvenation 1 - after Photo rejuvenation 2 - after Photo rejuvenation 3 - before

Thread veins

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Thread veins 1 - before Thread veins  2 - before
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Thread veins 1 - after Thread veins  2 - after

Vascular lesions (Nd:YAG)

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Vascular lesion 1 - before Photo rejuvenation 2 - before Photo rejuvenation 3 - before Photo rejuvenation 3 - before
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Vascular lesion 1 - after Vascular lesion 2 - after Vascular lesion 3 - before Vascular lesion 3 - before