Hair Removal

Nordlys Hybrid Experience hair removal provides excellent hair clearance after only 4-6 treatments. Most patients see significant improvement even after their first treatment. It is important to complete your series of treatments to ensure optimal results. With some of the longest ongoing clinical studies showing 77% clearance after 10 years, you can appreciate the long term benefit of hair free areas.

How does the Nordlys Hair Removal treatment work?

A thin layer of gel (similar to ultrasound gel) is applied to your skin before treatment, to ensure the maximum amount of light enters the skin. The Selective Waveband Applicator is pressed against the skin and a carefully controlled pulse of visible light is released. Potentially harmful wavelengths and wavelengths that only heat up water in the skin are removed using patented Dual Mode Filtering. The remaining light is absorbed by pigment (melanin) in your hair. Melanin converts the light into heat, which travels down the hair and heats the hair matrix, preventing future hair growth.


Hair Removal Cycle

Can all hairs be treated?

Because the treatment relies on absorption of light by melanin, there needs to be melanin in the hair. This means that light blonde, red, grey or white hairs do not respond, and the most efficient treatment is seen with dark hair. The Nordlys Hybrid System is able to treat all colors of skin, and has pre-programmed settings for different hair thicknesses and skin colors to match your exact needs.

How long does an Nordlys Hair Removal treatment take?

The treatment time is depends on the size of the area. A large number of hairs can be targeted in one flash of light. Treatment of the upper lip takes less than 5 minutes, whereas a back or both legs may take 20- 30 minutes.

How many Nordlys Hair Removal treatments do I need?

Every hair has a life cycle; it grows for a period of time, falls out, rests and then starts to grow again.


Growth Cycle

Only hairs that are growing can be treated - so you will need to repeat the treatment at intervals until all the hair follicles have been treated while growing. The length and timing of the growth cycles are affected by numerous factors such as body site, hormone levels and age. Clinical studies have shown that typically 3-6 treatments are needed, and the intervals between treatments are typically 1-3 months.

Do I need to take special precautions before and after treatment?

It is important not to pluck, tweeze, wax or use hair removal creams during the four weeks before treatment. This ensures that as many hair follicles as possible contain a hair which can be destroyed.

It is also important to avoid tanning (sun or self-tanning products) before and during the treatment period. otherwise your tanned skin will absorb the light instead of your hair. It is also recommended to use sunscreen (min. SPF 30) for a four weeks following treatment.

Does the treatment hurt?

While tolerance of pain varies patient to patient, no numbing creams or cooling devices are required, and most people describe the sensation as practically pain-free, similar to that of a rubber band snapping onto the skin.

How can I be sure the Nordlys Hybrid System is safe and effective?

Clinical trials documenting Nordlys by Ellipse’s safety and effectiveness were carried out by leading doctors prior to the release of the product, and it has been in daily use for over 15 years, with – uniquely – a 10 year follow-up study showing long lasting results. You are welcome to view the scientific papers on the Ellipse website at or contact [email protected]