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The Candela Institute for Excellence (CIE) exists to accelerate knowledge in aesthetic medicine. Our mission is to inform, inspire, and empower innovations that lift the industry and the practices we serve.




We believe knowledge is power.

The power to move aesthetic medicine rapidly forward. To help providers and practices fulfill their potential faster.

Find a Center of Excellence Near You


The Candela Clinical Education team can help you optimize technology and implement best practices to ensure patient satisfaction and empower your success. Ask your Candela account manager about:

One-day Institute visits

To the CIE flagship clinic in Marlborough, MA. During your visit, you can learn the science behind Candela products, take part in hands-on demonstrations led by CIE faculty or clinical trainers, and more.


That offer the chance to train and interact with some of the finest practitioners in aesthetic medicine.

Site visits

Where you can gain expertise in specific techniques through one-on-one sessions with a Candela Clinical Educator and dialogue with an instructor peer leader.

Distance learning

Opportunities, including live video conferencing with Candela Clinical Education team members.


Over the past half-century, Candela has pioneered many of the industry’s most impactful breakthroughs. Today, we’re more dedicated than ever to exploring the frontiers of what’s possible in aesthetic medicine. 

The CIE Innovation Center 

In Marlborough is Candela’s state-of-the-art research and development facility. There, CIE scientists and physicians partner with some of the most brilliant practitioners in aesthetic medicine to develop new technologies, therapies, and best practices. 

27 Candela Centers of Excellence

Have been established worldwide to promulgate advances in aesthetic medicine. Using Candela technology, an elite group of practices teach safe, effective, leading-edge aesthetic techniques to practitioners from around the globe. 


The CIE is your go-to resource for ways to improve every aspect of your practice, from technology to marketing. Contact your Candela account manager about participating in an array of practice-enhancing programs, including:

Advanced clinical training workshops

Are available by invitation. These monthly events share valuable insights on products, techniques, indications, patient selection, and clinical outcomes.

Demo days

Offer hands-on introductions to advanced Candela devices. Sessions are led by clinical trainers and include the opportunity to increase your skills by using the feature product yourself.

User meetings

Are peer-to-peer discussions about cases, best practices, and current treatment issues. Interactive, small group settings facilitate collaboration as you and your colleagues seek solutions to shared challenges.

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