About Candela

About Candela

Candela’s brand values of Science, Results, and Trust guide its commitment to clinically proven results to strengthen the longstanding partnerships established with physicians, their practices and the patients they treat.

Established in 1970, Candela is a leading US-based global medical aesthetic device company with headquarters in Marlborough, Massachusetts. The company's technologies enable physicians to provide advanced energy-based solutions for a broad range of medical-aesthetic applications including treatment of benign vascular and pigmented lesions, scar revision, facial resurfacing, wrinkle reduction, acne, spider veins, cellulite reduction, body shaping, gynecological conditions, and tattoo and hair removal.

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Founding Story

Candela markets, services and supports its products in nearly 100 countries, with offices in North America, Israel, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, Australia, China, Japan, Hong Kong, and distributors worldwide.

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On the July 17th, 2017, Candela announced the successful completion of its acquisition by an affiliate of funds advised by Apax Partners. Apax Partners is a leading global private equity advisory firm.

Candela’s focus is on their customers’ success by building on the strength of Candela’s brands, the technology behind its products, and the high quality of the company’s engineering and product development organization.

Charity Support

Candela supports various charities by using our technologies to help patients with traumatic scarring, vascular defects, birthmarks and other painful or socially debilitating problems.

Product Launches


GentleMax Pro Plus® launched

Higher fluences, larger spot sizes and shorter pulse durations.


Frax Pro® system introduced

With Frax 1550™ and Frax 1940™ handpieces.

FDA clearance of Frax 1940 for pigmentation.


Exceed™ microneedling device introduced

Latest technology that’s quickly replacing dermal rollers and other anti-aging methods on the market.

Two PicoWay handpieces launched

730 nm and Resolve Fusion™ 532 nm


Candela Corporation

Syneron-Candela rebrands as Candela.New global HQ in Marlborough, MA.

Nordlys™ platform introduced

High ROI fractional non-ablative resurfacing capabilities.

PicoWay Resolve Fusion and 4th wavelength introduced


Vbeam® Prima

The Vbeam Prima system with an advanced 595nm pulsed dye laser (PDL) and 1064nm wavelength, receives FDA clearance.

Ellipse IPL

Syneron-Candela acquires Ellipse A/S adding renowned Ellipse IPL to portfolio.



APAX Partners acquires Syneron Candela.


PicoWay® Resolve Handpiece

Syneron Candela introduces the PicoWay Resolve handpiece with a 3rd wavelength.



Profound system – the first long-pulse, temperature-controlled RF microneedling device, is launched.


PicoWay, a 2-wavelength laser platform is introduce.



GentleMax Pro® launched

A dual wavelength laser platform that combines the fastest and most powerful 755 nm Alexandrite laser with an equally powerful 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser.


UltraShape, the first pulsed ultrasound system for fat reduction is acquired.


GentleLase Pro®

The GentleLase Pro system is launched.



Syneron acquires Candela.



The AlexTriVantage system for advancing tattoo and pigmented lesion treatment, is launched.

elos Plus® – eTwo®

Syneron launches the elōs Plus, eTwo and eMatrix systems.


VelaShape® II

The VelaShape II system is launched.


Vbeam Perfecta®

Vbeam Perfecta system, a gold standard for vascular treatments is launched.


Syneron files an IPOVelaShape®

Syneron launches the VelaShape device for improvement in cellulite.


Smoothbeam 1450 nm

Smoothbeam 1450 nm diode laser is launched for acne vulgaris and more.


elōs® technology

Syneron develops the elōs technology.


Candela receives FDA clearance for the Alexandrite laser for permanent hair reduction.


Candela launches first Q-switched laser for pigment and tattoos.


FDA clearance received for SPTL1, the gold standard for vascular laser treatments


Candela, with MGH, develops SPTL1, the first pulsed dye laser.


Candela founded as an industrial laser company.