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    Contraindications of Lumea


    Despite the fact that we love our Lumea, the device is unfortunately not suitable for everyone. There are a number of situations where Lumea should not be used. Below you will find a number of general conditions, and more specifically medications and conditions that are not associated with IPL. There are also a number of skin conditions that require extra attention and finally there are a number of areas that cannot be treated.

    Terms and Conditions


    • Never use the appliance if you have skin type VI (you rarely or never burn, very dark tanning). In this case, you are at high risk of developing skin reactions such as hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation, redness or burns.
    • Never use the device if you are pregnant or breastfeeding because the device has not been tested on pregnant or breastfeeding women.
    • Never use the device if you have an active implant, such as a pacemaker, neurostimulator or insulin pump.


    Medication / History


    Never use the device if you are taking any of the medications listed below:

    • If your skin is currently being treated or has been treated in the past three weeks with alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), isotretinoin and azelaic acid applied to the skin.
    • If you have taken any form of isotretinoin Accutane or Roaccutance in the past six months. This treatment can increase the skin's sensitivity to cracks, wounds and irritations.
    • If you are using agents or medicines that increase photosensitivity. In this case, read the package insert and do not use the device if it is stated that the drug may cause photoallergic or phototoxic reactions or that you should avoid sunlight while taking the drug.
    • If you are taking anticoagulants (e.g. high doses of aspirin), such that a washout period of 1 week prior to each treatment is not possible.


    Never use the device in the following conditions:

    • If you have received radiation therapy or chemotherapy in the past three months.
    • If you are taking painkillers that reduce the skin's sensitivity to heat.
    • If you are taking immunosuppressant medications.
    • If you have had surgery in the areas to be treated in the past three weeks.


    Diseases / conditions


    Never use the device in the following conditions:

    • If you have diabetes or any other systemic or metabolic disease.
    • If you suffer from congestive heart failure.
    • If you have a disease related to photosensitivity such as polymorphic light eruption (PMLE), solar urticaria, porphyria and so on.
    • If you have been treated in the past for a collagen disorder, such as keloid scar formation or poor healing of wounds. - If you suffer from epilepsy with hypersensitivity to flashes of light.
    • If your skin is sensitive to light and you quickly develop a rash or an allergic reaction.
    • If you have a skin condition such as active skin cancer, or if you have had skin cancer or any other cancer in the areas to be treated in the past.
    • If you have been treated for a vascular disease in the past, for example, the presence of varicose veins or vascular ectasia in the areas being treated.
    • If you have a bleeding disorder.
    • If you have been treated for immune disorders (including HIV infection or AIDS) in the past.

    Skin condition

    Never use the device in the following conditions:

    • If you have infections, eczema, burns, inflamed hair follicles, cuts, scrapes, herpes simplex (cold sores), wounds or lesions and hematomas in the areas to be treated.
    • On irritated skin (red or cut) or on sunburnt, recently tanned or artificially tanned skin.
    • On the following areas: On moles, freckles, large veins, areas of darker pigmentation, scars, skin conditions without consulting your doctor. This can lead to a burn and change in skin color, making it more difficult to detect skin diseases.
    • In the following areas: On warts, tattoos or permanent make-up.


    Location / areas

    Never use the device in the following areas:

    • The skin around the eyes and on or near the eyebrows.
    • On lips, nipples, areolas, inner labia, vagina, anus and the inside of the nostrils and ears.
    • Men should not use the device on the face and neck, including any areas of beard growth, and genitals.
    • In areas where you use long-acting deodorant. This can lead to skin reactions.
    • On or near artificial objects, such as silicone implants, subcutaneous injection ports (insulin pump), or piercings.


    Note: This list is not exhaustive. If you are not sure whether you can use the device, we recommend that you consult your doctor.

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