Cosmetic laser training in Tucson & Yuma

Laser: IPL and Photofacial, Who should not get treatment?

Although IPL can benefit many patients, not everyone will be a candidate for the IPL treatment. 


IPL & Photofacial: Who should not get treatment?

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.