Light Therapy
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We aim to ensure clients have the best possible advice both prior to and post-treatment. Please read the following information prior to booking an appointment in the salon.

  • Consultation Information: to ensure you are not contraindicated to any treatment.
  • Pretreatment Advice: should be read prior to attending an appointment.
  • Aftercare Advice: to be read following your appointment for best results.

Children under the age of 16 should have consent from a parent or guardian prior to any appointment.

 

CONSULTATION

  • Local Contraindications: treatments cannot be performed over contraindicated areas.
  • Medical Contraindications: please seek medical advice prior to booking. In circumstances where medical permission cannot be obtained, clients must give their informed consent in writing.
  • Total Contraindications: prohibit a treatment from taking place.

 

Local Contraindications:

  • n/a

Medical Contraindications:

  • Check any condition that is already being treated by a GP or another practitioner
  • Consult with a Doctor if you are taking any medication that may have an effect on skin sensitivity.
  • Pregnancy – DermaluxTM LED devices have NOT been tested on pregnant women and therefore the risk to the foetus or pregnant women is unknown. It would be at your own discretion if you wish to book a treatment.
  • Light induced migraines – although uncommon the light may induce a migraine attack).
  • Are you currently taking St John’s Wort or other herbal remedies? (St John’s Wort taken in very large amounts (more than the RDA) may cause some people to be slightly more sensitive to light).
  • Nervous/Psychotic conditions.
  • Anti Arrythmic drugs (Codarone, Aratac, chlorpromazine) If yes it is at your discretion whether you commence a DermaluxTM
  • HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (Statins (atorvastatin, fluvastatin, lovastatin, pravastatin, simvastatin)) If yes the treatment can still be administered at the discretion of the client as long as they report no increased sensitivity to sun since commencing statins.
  • Anti-inflammatory (topical) (Ketoprofen, Oruvail) (do not apply LED treatment directly over gel).
  • Epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors (treatment for lung cancer) Please consult your physician before commencing a course of DermaluxTM).

Medication Cautions – treatment can be administered as long as the medication has not been taken in the last 5 days

  • Antibiotics (Tetracyline group: Doxyclyline, Oxytetracycline, Lymecycline etc) (Quinolone group: Ciprofloxacin, Ofloxacin, Levofloxacin) (Sulfonamides: sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim).
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (Naproxen, Celecoxib)
  • Diuretics (Furosemide, Bumetanide, Hydro-chlorothiazide)
  • Retinoids Tretinoin (Topical) (Roaccutane/Accutane, Retinova, Retin A gel).
  • Anti-arthritic (Azathioprine)
  • Anti-Cancer drugs (Ledertrexate/Methotrexate)
  • Antifungals (Terbinafine, Itraconazole, Voriconazole, Griseofulvin (Grisovin))
  • Anti-Psychotic (Chlorpromazines: Thorazine Sonazine)

Total Contraindications:

  • Contagious diseases (Impetigo, Scabies, Chicken Pox, Mumps).
  • Under the Influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Epilepsy or seizures triggered by light.
  • Photosensitive disorders such as Porphyria, Lupus erythematosus, photosensitive eczema and Albinism.
  • Discoid lupus
  • Auto immune and metabolic disorders, which can give rise to light induced rashes.
  • Anti-arthritic medication (Ridaura, Gold 50)

 

PRETREATMENT ADVICE

  • For best results DermaluxTM) should be used in conjunction with a treatment skin care routine. Skin consultations can be booked with our medical aestheticians free of change. Call us on 01382 542369 to book an appointment.
  • All makeup, skincare creams and SPF lotions must be cleansed from the skin prior to going under the DermaluxTM)
  • Specialist cleanser and luxury face clothes will be made available prior to your appointment for removing make up.

 

AFTERCARE ADVICE

  • The treatment should be followed by the application of suitable skin care products including a sunscreen. Makeup can then be applied if you so wish.
  • Treatment times are short and the visible effects are in most cases immediate. Dermalux instantly revives a tired and dull complexion. After just one treatment skin is visibly hydrated, smooth and radiant whilst redness and irritation is calmed.
  • When tackling a specific skin complaint such as acne or rosacea, we recommend a course of 6 treatments as close together as possible. There is no limit on how often you can have a Dermalux treatment. When booking a course, we recommend one treatment every few days followed by a weekly treatment thereafter until desired results are achieved.