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Contraindications

DO NOT use The Light Salon Boost® Advanced LED Mask, Bib or Patch to treat any other conditions apart from those listed in the indications for use. The Advanced LED Mask, Bib and Patch have not been tested for any other conditions than those listed and the risk is unknown.

DO NOT use The Light Salon Boost® Advanced LED Mask, Bib or Patch if you are pregnant, planning on becoming pregnant or breastfeeding. The Advanced LED Mask, Bib and Patch 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 The Light Salon Boost® Advanced LED Mask, Bib or Patch if you suffer from lupus erythematosus, photosensitive eczema or albinism. If you use the Advanced LED Mask, Bib or Patch to treat lupus erythematosus, photosensitive eczema or albinism you may cause a severe skin reaction.

DO NOT use The Light Salon Boost® Advanced LED Mask, Bib or Patch if you suffer from any photosensitive disorder (sensitisation to light). If you use the Advanced LED Mask, Bib or Patch and you suffer from a photosensitive disorder you may cause a severe skin reaction.

DO NOT use The Light Salon Boost® Advanced LED Mask, Bib or Patch if you are taking any medication that can cause photosensitivity. If you use the Advanced LED Mask, Bib or Patch and you are taking any medication that can causes photosensitivity you may cause a severe skin reaction.

DO NOT use The Light Salon Boost® Advanced LED Mask if you suffer from light induced headaches.

DO NOT use The Light Salon Boost® Advanced 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 please 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 The Light Salon Boost® Advanced LED Mask, Bib or Patch 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

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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