We RECOMMEND you test your skin (in new area) for reactions before using the device. The patch test area should be approximately 3 cm x 2 cm in size (equivalent to 2 flashes applied to the skin side by side). Wait 24 hours following the patch test, to ensure your skin is suitable for treatment and there is no adverse reaction to the light energy. If there is no reaction after 24 hours, you may treat the area around the test patch.
DO NOT use the device if you have very dark skin. DO NOT use the device if your skin has been artificially or naturally tanned recently or is burned from sun overexposure. DO NOT expose treated areas to the sun. Wait at least 7 days after treatment before exposing treated skin to direct sunlight. DO NOT use the device directly on the nipples, genitals or around the anus. DO NOT use the device if you have a history of skin cancer or pre-cancerous lesions (e.g. nevi or a large number of moles). DO NOT use if you are pregnant, lactating, as this device has not been tested with these individuals. DO NOT use on dark brown or black spots such as birthmarks, moles or warts in the area you wish to treat. Using the device may injure your skin or make existing conditions worse. DO NOT use if you have any skin condition in the treatment area, including psoriasis, vitiligo, eczema, acne, herpes simplex or active infections or wounds. DO NOT use if you are under the age of 18 as this device has not been tested on these individuals. DO NOT use on tattoos or permanent make up in the treatment area. DO NOT use on beard/facial hair for men.
DO NOT use if you have a known sensitivity to sunlight (photosensitivity) or are taking a medication that causes photosensitivity e.g., certain antibiotics such as tetracycline, NSAIDS such as ibuprofen or retinoids such as Accutane and/or topical retinoids such as Retin A.
Women who are using the device on the face: DO NOT use if you have had a skin peel treatment on the area of the face you wish to treat. You should wait 30 days after a skin peel before treating. DO NOT use if you have had a laser skin resurfacing procedure on the area of the face you wish to treat. You should wait 6 months following a laser skin resurfacing procedure before treating.DO NOT look directly into the treatment window when the device has electrical power and is switched on. DO NOT attempt to activate (flash) the device towards the eye. DO NOT treat areas around the eye (eyebrows or eyelashes). ONLY attempt to activate (flash) the device when the treatment window is in good contact with the area you wish to treat. WE RECOMMEND you look away from the device when activating the treatment button.
Care and maintenance: After treatment, always unplug the device. After use, the handset, the skin tone sensors and the treatment window should be inspected for damage and wiped down with a dry, lint free cloth. If any marks or black spots are seen, then it is best to clean them off straight away after treatment. NEVER use water or other cleaning fluids, as these can damage the device leading to a potential safety hazard. WARNING: The glass filter (9) can get hot during use. DO NOT touch or clean the filter for at least 5 minutes after use to allow it to cool down. To ensure maximum performance, keep the heads with their built-in reflectors free from dirt, hair or other debris. Do not clean them in water, but use a dry cloth for cleaning them carefully. Store the device in a cool, dry place. Make sure that the treatment window and skin tone sensors are protected from damage. Regularly check the device (including cords) for visible signs of damage. In case of damage or cracks, stop using the device.