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faceLITE Contraindications

DO NOT use faceLITE™ and décoLITE™ LED system to treat any other conditions apart from those listed in the indications for use. The faceLITE and décoLITE LED systems have not been tested for any other conditions than those listed and the risk is unknown.

DO NOT use faceLITE and décoLITE™ LED system if you are pregnant, planning on becoming pregnant or breastfeeding. The faceLITE and décoLITE LED system has NOT been tested on pregnant or breast-feeding women and therefore the risk to the feotus, neonate or pregnant women is unknown.

DO NOT use faceLITE™ and décoLITE™ LED system if you suffer from lupus erythematosus, photosensitive eczema or albinism. If you use the faceLITE or décoLITE LED system to treat lupus erythematosus, photosensitive eczema or albinism you may cause a severe skin reaction.

DO NOT use faceLITE™ and décoLITE™ LED system if you suffer from any photosensitive disorder (sensitization to light). If you use the faceLLITE or décoLITE LED system and you suffer from a photosensitive disorder you may cause a severe skin reaction.

DO NOT use faceLITE™ and décoLITE™ LED system if you are taking any medication that can cause photosensitivity. If you use the faceLite LED system and you are taking any medication that can causes photosensitivity you may cause a severe skin reaction.

DO NOT use faceLITE™ LED mask if you suffer from light induced headaches.

DO NOT use faceLITE™ LED mask if you suffer from any genetic conditions of the eye.

 

Photosensitivity is a common side effect of various medications.

These can include certain antibiotics, chemotherapy drugs, and diuretics. If you are unsure about any medication you may be taking consult your healthcare provider.

 

Other substances not listed above can also cause photosensitivity.

Common examples of these substances are:
St John's wort, coal tar, deodorants, antibacterial soaps, artificial sweeteners, naphthalene (mothballs), petroleum products, brightening agents found in laundry detergent, and cadmium sulphide (a chemical injected into the skin during tattooing).

There are some instances in which the faceLITE™ / DécoLITE™ photofacial may prove unsuitable for an individual. Certain medical conditions or drugs may mean that an individual is unsuitable for the treatment.

Precautions due to drug induced photosensitivity

If you are taking any of the drugs listed below, please read the comments section of the table carefully.

Drug Type Specific Group or Common Name Comments
Anti-Arthritic Gold 50 or Ridaura If YES, the treatment cannot be administered
Anti- Arthritic or Immunosuppressant Azathioprine (Imuran, Azasan) If YES, the treatment can be administered as long as the medication has not been taken within the last 5 days.
Anti Arrythmic Amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), Aratac If YES, the treatment can be administered as long as the medication has not been taken within the last 5 days.
Quinidine If YES, and the client is currently on the medication it is at the discretion of the client as to whether they commence the treatment. There is a 10/100 chance of a light reaction. If the client has stopped taking the medication for ≥ 5days then the treatment can be administered.
Antibiotics Fluoroquinolones: Ciprofloxacin (Cipro), Levofloxacin (Levaquin), Lomefloxacin (Maxaquin),Norfloxacin (Noroxin), Ofloxacin (Floxin)
Tetracyclines: Demeclocycline (Declomycin), Doxycycline (Vibramycin), Minocycline (Minocin), Oxytetracycline (Terramycin)
Others: Azithromycin (Zithromax), Capreomycin (Capastat), Ceftazidime (Fortaz),cycloserine (Seromycin),Metronidazole (Flagyl), nalidixic acid (NegGram), pyrazinamide, sulfamethoxazole/ trimethoprim (Bactrim)
If YES, the treatment can be administered as long as the medication has not been taken within the last 5 days.
Anti-Cancer Bexarotene (Targretin), Capecitabine (Xeloda), Dacarbazine (DTIC), Epirubicin (Ellence), Fluorouracil (5-FU), Interferon alfa (Intron A, Alferon-N), Methotrexate (Mexate), Pentostatin (Nipent), Procarbazine (Matulane), Tretinoin, oral (Vesanoid), Vinblastine (Velban, Velbe) If YES, and the client is currently on the medication it is at the discretion of the client as to whether they commence the treatment. There is between a 1 /100 and 5/100 chance of a light reaction. If the client has stopped taking the medication for ≥ 5days then the treatment can be administered.
Anticonvulsants Carbamazepine (Tegretol), Felbamate (Felbatol), Gabapentin (Neurontin), Lamotrigine (Lamictal), Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal), Topiramate (Topamax), Valproic acid (Depakene) If YES, and the client is currently on the medication it is at the discretion of the client as to whether they commence the treatment. There is a 1/100 chance of a light reaction. If the client has stopped taking the medication for ≥ 5days then the treatment can be administered.
Antifungals Flucytosine (Ancobon), Griseofulvin (Fulvicin, Gris-PEG), Terconazole (Terazol) Voriconazole (VFEND) If YES, the treatment can be administered as long as the medication has not been taken within the last 5 days.
Antihistamines Cetirizine (Zyrtec), Diphenhydramine (Benadryl), Loratadine (Claritin), Promethazine (Phenergan) If YES, the treatment can be administered as long as the medication has not been taken within the last 5 days.
Antihypertensives Captopril (Capoten), Diltiazem (Cardizem, Tiazac), Enalapril (Vasotec), Nifedipine (Procardia), Sotalol (Betapace) If YES, the treatment can be administered as long as the medication has not been taken within the last 5 days.
Antimalarial Chloroquine (Aralen), Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil), Pyrimethamine (Daraprim), Pyrimethamine/sulfadoxine (Fansidar), Quinine If YES, the treatment can be administered as long as the medication has not been taken within the last 5 days
Antipsychotics Phenothiazines: Chlorpromazine (Thorazine), Fluphenazine (Prolixin), Perphenazine (Trilafon), Prochlorperazine (Compazine), Thioridazine (Mellaril), Trifluoperazine (Stelazine) If YES, and the client is currently on the medication it is at the discretion of the client as to whether they commence the treatment. There is between a 2/100 and 3/100 chance of a light reaction. If the client has stopped taking the medication for ≥ 5days then the treatment can be administered.
Antiretroviral Ritonavir (Norvir), Saquinavir (Fortovase,Invirase), Zalcitabine (Hivid) If YES, it is at the discretion of the client as to whether they commence the treatment. If YES, it is at the discretion of the client as to whether they commence the treatment. There is approximately a 2/100 chance of a light reaction.
Antiviral Amantadine (Symmetrel), Acyclovir (Zovirax) If YES, and the client is currently on the medication it is at the discretion of the client as to whether they commence the treatment. There is approximately a 1/100 chance of a light reaction. If the client has stopped taking the medication for ≥ 5days then the treatment can be administered.
Cardiovascular Thiazide diuretics: Bendroflumethiazide (Corzide), Chlorthalidone (Thalitone), Hydrochlorothiazide (Microzide), Hydroflumethiazide (Diucardin), Indapamide (Lozol), Methyclothiazide (Enduron), Metolazone (Zaroxolyn), Polythiazide (Renese)
Diuretics, Other: Furosemide (Lasix), Triamterene (Dyrenium)
If YES, the treatment can be administered as long as the medication has not been taken within the last 5 days.
Lipid regulators Other Fenofibrate (Tricor) If YES, and the client is currently on the medication it is at the discretion of the client as to whether they commence the treatment. There is a 10/100 chance of a light reaction. If the client has stopped taking the medication for ≥ 5days then the treatment can be administered.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) Analgesics Diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam), Naproxen (Anaprox) If YES, and the client is currently on the medication it is at the discretion of the client as to whether they commence the treatment. There is a <1/100 chance of a light reaction. If the client has stopped taking the medication for ≥ 1 day, then the treatment can be administered.
Sedatives Alprazolam (Xanax), Chlordiazepoxide (Librium), Zaleplon (Sonata), Zolpidem (Ambien) If YES, and the client is currently on the medication it is at the discretion of the client as to whether they commence the treatment. There is a 1/100 chance of a light reaction. If the client has stopped taking the medication for ≥ 5days then the treatment can be administered.
Skin agents (acne) Isotretinoin (Accutane, Roaccutane) Tretinoin topical (Renova, Retin-A) Tazarotene (Tazorac) If YES, and the client is currently on the medication it is at the discretion of the client as to whether they commence the treatment. There is between a 5/100 and a 10/100 chance of a light reaction. If the client has stopped taking the medication for ≥ 5days then the treatment can be administered.
Skin agents (hair) Coal tar, Minoxidil (Rogaine) If YES, and the client is currently on the medication it is at the discretion of the client as to whether they commence the treatment. There is <0.5/100 chance of a light reaction. If the client has stopped taking the medication for ≥ 5days then the treatment can be administered.

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