Contraindications and Side Effects
Pacemaker or internal defibrillator.
Superficial metal or other implants in the treatment area.
Current or history of skin cancer, or current condition of any other type of cancer, or pre-malignant moles.
History of any kind of cancer *
Severe concurrent conditions, such as cardiac disorders.
Pregnancy and nursing.
Impaired immune system due to immunosuppressive diseases such as AIDS and HIV, or use of immunosuppressive medications. *
Diseases, which may be stimulated by light at the wavelengths used, such as history of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Porphyria, and Epilepsy. *
Patients with history of diseases stimulated by heat, such as recurrent Herpes Simplex in the treatment area, may be treated only following a prophylactic regimen.
Poorly controlled endocrine disorders, such as Diabetes.
Any active condition in the treatment area, such as sores, Psoriasis, eczema, and rash.
History of skin disorders, keloids, abnormal wound healing, as well as very dry and fragile skin.
History of bleeding coagulopathies, or use of anticoagulants.
Use of medications, herbs, food supplements, and vitamins known to induce photo-sensitivity to light exposure at the wavelengths used, such as Isotretinoin (Accutane) within last 6 months, Tetracycline, or St. John’s Wort within the last two weeks. *
Facial laser resurfacing and deep chemical peeling within the last three months, if face is treated.
Excessively tanned skin from sun, sun-beds or tanning creams within the last two weeks.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Side effects may include any of those conditions listed below.
Excessive skin redness (erythema) and/or swelling (edema);
Damage to natural skin texture (crust, blister, burn);
Change of pigmentation (hyper- or hypo-pigmentation); Scarring.