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IPL & autoimmune conditions

PostPosted by Kiki » Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:48 pm

Discussion on a rosacea board from 2003 regarding the contraindication of IPL used on those with autoimmune conditions:

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/ro ... sage/51793
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Re: IPL & autoimmune conditions

PostPosted by DCNGA » Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:17 pm

Contraindications for IPL from a medspa's website:


Photorejuvenation treatments are contraindicated for:
~ Patients with a history of abnormal/severe response to sunlight
~ Patients with a suntan, or who have tanned in the past 6 weeks
~ Patients who will be exposed to excessive sunlight for a few weeks following treatment
~ Patient with connective tissue disease
~ Patients with autoimmune disorders

~ Patients who have undergone chemotherapy or radiation treatments 6 months prior to treatment
~ Patients who are pregnant
~ Patients who have taken Accutane medication 6 months prior to treatment
Conversely, photosensitizing medications such as antibiotics, anti-anxiety, sulfa drugs, birth control pills and anti-hypertensive medications are not contraindicated for photorejuvenation procedures.

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