Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT): contraindications with your Celluma panel
LED or Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) is clinically proven to be save, and has achieved “no signification risk status” for human trials by the FDA. Contraindications for using LLLT are few, and most clients can safely enjoy the benefits. For certain contraindications, written consent from a physician will allow you to perform a treatment. The following contraindications should be noted:
- Do not perform LED therapy on someone that is pregnant of nursing, unless the client has written consent from her physician.
- Do not perform LED therapy on someone with a seizure disorder, unless you have consent from the client’s physician.
- Do not perform LED therapy when the application of ‘heat’ or increased warmth to the skin is a contraindication. (Resistors on the circuit board produce a mild thermal effect.) If your client’s physician gives written consent, you can use a small fan to reduce the heat produced by the resistors.
- Do not perform LED therapy if a client is ‘photo-sensitive’, unless you have consent from the client’s physician. Some disorders and medications can cause photosensitivity, so check all medications for precautions / risks prior to using LED. I personally research all medications on WebMD.com.
- Do not perform LED therapy over known metastasis.
- Do not perform LED therapy if a client is on steroidal medications. In the case of steroidal injections, it is best to wait at least 7 days before using LED therapy UNLESS (you may be able to guess this….) you have consent from your client’s physician.
Many people have asked me for a Treatment Consent Form. As a member of ASCP (www.ascpskincare.com) there are treatment consent forms located in the business forms section. This section alone is well worth the $259 / year price tag! (No, I am not affiliated with ASCP in any way!)