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Contraindications and Precautions for Laser Treatments

Accutane: Wait 6 months after the completion of Accutane therapy

Tattoos: Do not treat tattooed skin, including decorative, permanent makeup and radiation port tattoos.

History of photosensitivity to 755 nm light.

Pregnancy: Refer to Candela Corporation policy # 0920-23-0814.

Seizure disorders: Do not treat patients with a history of light-triggered seizures.

Medications: Daily anticoagulation therapy, iron supplements, herbal supplements such as ginko, ginseng or garlic may bruise more readily.

Photosensitizing Medications: Medications that induce photosensitivity or medications within or above the 755 nm wavelength range. Refer to Candela Corporation Drugs That May Cause Photosensitivity. Stop the medication if possible for 3-5 days prior to treatment.

HSV 1 & 2: Do not treat if active lesion(s) are present within the intended treatment area. Patients with a known history of frequent HSV 1&2 lesions should begin prophylaxis prior to treatment as prescribed by their physician.

Poorly controlled Medical Conditions: These patients should be carefully evaluated by their physician for medical clearance.

Active skin infection: Avoid treatment of open wounds and skin that is actively infected.

Cold sensitivity: Use caution when treating patients with Raynaud phenomenon.

Keloid scarring: Perform test spots prior to treating larger areas.

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