Am I a candidate?

Candidacy for laser or light treatments are determined by many factors, including the skin’s response to UV light. Our clinic uses the Fitzpatrick Scale to determine candidacy for the various treatment types on skin types I - IV.

The following are contraindications to receiving laser/light treatment:

-Skin cancer

-Pregnancy (Including IVF)

-Use of photosensitive medication and herbs for which 300-294 nm light exposure is contra-indicated

-Diseases which may be stimulated by light 300-294nm

-Prolonged exposure to sun or artificial tanning during 3 to 4 weeks prior to treatment and post treatment

-Active infection of herpes simplex in the treatment area

-History of keloids or hypertrophic scarring

-Diabetes (insulin dependent)

-Excessively fragile and dry skin

-Hormonal disorder (that are stimulated under intense light)

-Use of anticoagulants


-History of coaugulopathies

-Immune deficiency disease or immune-compromised status

-Oral or topical use of retinoids (Accutane)

-Oral or topical use of steroids

Consult your doctor if you are unsure of your current condition prior to proceeding with any laser/light treatment.