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  • Pacemaker or internal defibrillator.
  • Superficial metal implants in the treatment area.
  • Current or history of skin cancer, as well as any other type of cancer, or pre-malignant moles.
  • Severe concurrent conditions, such as cardiac disorders.
  • Pregnancy and nursing.
  • Impaired immune system due to immunosuppressive diseases such as AIDS and HIV, or use of immunosuppressive medications.
  • Diseases which may be stimulated by light at the wavelengths used, such as history of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Porphyria, and Epilepsy.
  • Patients with history of diseases stimulated by heat, such as recurrent Herpes Simplex in the treatment area, may be treated only following a prophylactic regime.
  • Any active infection in the treatment area, such as sores, Psoriasis, eczema, and rash.
  • History of skin disorders, keloids, abnormal wound healing, as well as very dry and fragile skin.
  • Use of medication and herbs known to induce photosensitivity to light exposure at the wavelengths used, such as Isotretinoin (Accutane) within last 6 months, Tetracyclines, or St. John’s Wort within last 2 weeks.
  • Needle epilation, waxing or tweezing within last 6 weeks prior hair removal treatment.
  • Tattoo or permanent makeup in the treatment area.
  • Excessively tanned skin from sun, sun-beds or tanning creams within last 2 weeks.
  • As per the practitioner discretion, refrain from treating any condition which might make it unsafe for the patient.
    Note: In case of uncertainty regarding any potential side effects, have the patient consult his/her physician and bring a written consent for treatment.

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