Precautions for Laser Treatments
Wait 6 months after the completion of Accutane therapy
Do not treat tattooed skin, including decorative, permanent makeup and radiation port tattoos.
Refer to Candela Corporation policy # 0920-23-0814.
Do not treat patients with a history of light-triggered seizures.
Daily anticoagulation therapy, iron supplements, herbal supplements such as ginko, ginseng or garlic may bruise more readily.
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.
Use caution when treating patients with Raynaud phenomenon.
Perform test spots prior to treating larger areas.