Never use the device if you have skin type VI (you rarely to never sunburn, very dark tanning). In this case you run a high risk of developing skin reactions, such as hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation, strong redness or burns.
Never use the device if you are pregnant or breastfeeding as the device was not tested on pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Never use the device if you have any active implants such as a pacemaker, neurostimulator, pump etc.
Never use the device if you take any of the medications listed below:
- If your skin is currently being treated with or has recently been treated in the past week with AHAs, BHAs, topical isotretinoin and azelaic acid.
- If you have taken any form of isotretinoin Accutane or Roaccutane in the last six months. This treatment can make skin more susceptible to tears, wounds and irritations.
- If you are taking photosensitising agents or medications, check the package insert of your medicine and never use the device if it is stated that it can cause photo-allergic reactions, photo-toxic reactions or if you have to avoid sun when taking this medicine.
- If you take anticoagulation medications, including heavy use of aspirin, in a manner which does not allow for a minimum 1-week washout period prior to each treatment.
Never use the device:
If you have diabetes or other systemic or metabolic diseases.
If you have congestive heart disease.
If you have a disease related to photosensitivity, such as polymorphic light eruption (PMLE), solar urticaria, porphyria etc.
If you have a history of collagen disorder, including a history of keloid scar formation or a history of poor wound healing.
If you have epilepsy with flashlight sensitivity.
If your skin is sensitive to light and easily develops a rash or an allergic reaction.
If you have a skin disease such as active skin cancer, you have a history of skin cancer or any other localized cancer in the areas to be treated.
If you have a history of vascular disorder, such as the presence of varicose veins or vascular ectasia in the areas to be treated.
If you have any bleeding disorder.
If you have a history of immunosuppressive disease (including HIV infection or AIDS).
Never use the device:
If you have infections, eczema, burns, inflammation of hair follicles, open lacerations, abrasions, herpes simplex (cold sores), wounds or lesions and haematomas in the areas to be treated.
On irritated (red or cut), sunburned, recently tanned or fake- tanned skin.
On the following areas without consulting your doctor first: moles, freckles, large veins, darker pigmented areas, scars and skin anomalies. This can result in a burn and a change in skin color, which makes it potentially harder to identify skin-related diseases.
On following areas: warts, tattoos or permanent make-up