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IPL Treatment Contraindications
- Current or history of cancer, especially malignant melanoma or recurrent non-melanoma skin cancer, or pre-cancerous lesions such as multiple dysplastic nevi.
- Any active infection.
- Diseases which may be stimulated by light at 560 nm to 1200 nm, such as history of recurrent Herpes Simplex, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, or Porphyria.
- Use of photosensitive medication and/or herbs that may cause sensitivity to 560-1200 nm light exposure, such as Isotretinoin, tetracycline, or St. John's Wort.
- Immunosuppressive diseases, including AIDS and HIV infection, or use of immunosuppressive medications.
- Patient history of Hormonal or endocrine disorders, such as polycystic ovary syndrome or diabetes, unless under control.
- History of bleeding coagulopathies, or use of anticoagulants.
- History of keloid scarring.
- Very dry skin.
- Exposure to sun or artificial tanning during the 3–4 weeks prior to treatment.
- Skin type VI.
- Pregnancy and nursing.