Sun Damage, Photo Rejuvenation, Diffuse Redness and Pigment

Remove age spots, diffuse redness, poikiloderma of civatte (discoloration on the neck) and uneven pigmentation on the face and body.

Sun damage and brown spots may be genetic in origin or caused by physical damage such as sunburn or injury as well as the natural effects of aging. The lesions can vary in size and color.

How Does the Nordlys Photo Rejuvenation Treatment work?

The Nordlys Selective Waveband Technology (SWT) works by directing well-controlled pulses of light into the upper skin layer. The light is absorbed by two of the body’s own natural chemicals - melanin in the pigmented areas and hemoglobin in the red blood cells.

Both these pigments convert the light into heat. This heat is used to destroy the parts of the cells in which the melanin is stored. The heat is also used to target and damage the walls of the vessels supplying blood to the areas where vascular damage is seen. The visible light produced by the Nordlys is carefully controlled to the correct pulse length and right amount of energy to destroy the targets without damaging the surround tissue.
Can I be treated?

Treatments are most efficient in patients with light skin who are not suntanned at the time of the treatment. If your skin is less tanned, the contrast between the age spots/blood vessels and background color of the skin is greater, making treatment easier. However, Ellipse has pre-programmed settings for different skin types that deliver the correct energy output for your complexion.

How long does a Nordlys Photo Rejuvenation treatment take?

A full-face treatment takes less than 20 minutes. You should see an improvement after the first treatment, but up to 3 treatments may be required to achieve the full effect.

Does the treatment hurt?

No numbing cream or cooling devices are required. Many patients describe the treatment as practically pain-free, like a flick from a rubber band followed by a sensation similar to the feeling of gentle warmth after a day on the beach.

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

The light used is completely safe, visible light. It is, however, important to avoid tanning (sun or self-tanning products) before and during the treatment period. Otherwise your tanned skin will absorb more light, which makes treatment less effective and less comfortable. Generally, no special care is necessary after treatment, but people with sensitive skin may benefit from applying a cold compress (a cold damp cloth) to the face immediately after treatment or from using an ointment prescribed by the doctor. After treatment, you should avoid sun exposure for 30 days, even if there is no sign of inflammation in the treated area. Use sun protection (minimum SPF 30) if sun exposure cannot be avoided.

What can I expect?

Following the treatment pigmented areas continue to darken looking peppery and almost like coffee grounds. Over the next week or two those areas will stuff off. Many patients report their skin feels tighter, smoother and refreshed. Women have also report that it becomes easier to apply makeup. You might choose to have 1-2 annual treatments in order to maintain your youthful appearance.

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 launch of the treatment, and these were published in respected, referenced medical journals. You are welcome to view the scientific papers on the Ellipse website at or contact [email protected] Photo Rejuvenation is a quick and simple treatment that does not interfere with your normal daily routine. Revitalize your appearance repairing sun damage head to toe.