CONTRAINDICATIONS LED THERAPY

CONTRAINDICATIONS for both Healite II™ (in-store) and faceLITE™ (at home/portable device)

LED Light Therapy is a wonderfully relaxing and hugely beneficial treatment for everyone but, as with all skincare and wellbeing therapies Atelier Zoë wants to ensure that customers experience these benefits both safely and with confidence. Below is a list of contraindications that will inform you as to whether LED Light Therapy is the right treatment for you:

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

DO NOT use Healite II™and faceLITE™ LED systems if you are pregnant, planning on becoming pregnant or breastfeeding.  Healite II™and faceLITE™ LED systems have NOT been tested on pregnant or breast-feeding women and therefore the risk to the foetus, neonate or pregnant women is unknown.

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

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

DO NOT use Healite II™faceLITE™ LED systems if you are taking any medication that can cause photosensitivity.  If you use Healite II™or faceLITE™ LED systems and you are taking any medication that can causes photosensitivity you may cause a severe skin reaction.

DO NOT use Healite II™faceLITE™ LED systems if you suffer from light induced headaches.

DO NOT use Healite II™faceLITE™ LED systems if you suffer from light induced epilepsy.

DO NOT use Healite II™ faceLITE™ LED systems 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 Healite II™or faceLITE™ LED systems 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.

Anti- Arthritic or Immunosuppressant

Gold 50 or Ridaura, 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. 

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 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 (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 a 1/100 chance of a light reaction. If the client has stopped taking the medication for ≥ 5days then the treatment can be administered.