Do NOT treat someone with diabetes. There are many clinics that specialize in treating diabetic neuropathy using a laser to directly treat the numb and painful areas and there are quite a few studies that show good results treating diabetic neuropathy with a laser.
Avoid using the laser over the thyroid gland. Some practitioner treat the thyroid gland to boost production of thyroid. There is some research showing positive results.
Pins, Metal Plates and Plastics are NOT Contraindicated: This can include fabric inserts, as well as metal implants, pins, plates and plastics.
Be careful treating children and sensitive adults. Start with a the smaller dosage for the first treatment.
Avoid treating someone with a fever.
Avoid treating or significantly reduce the dosage for patient that may be photosensitive or have a stronger reaction to light like patients that are taking any light sensitive drugs including thyroid medication, Retin-A, tetracycline and St. John’s Wort.
Avoid treating people with sensitive skin.
Avoid treating any area with a sunburn or recent high sun exposure (including tanning booths). The laser can increase the reaction of these areas and increase the level of sunburn.
Suspend therapy if the patient is feeling pain from the treatment or if they have any unusual reactions to the therapy.
Avoid treating anyone with a coagulation disorder. Lasers can increase blood flow and this could result in unexpected consequences.
Be careful treating an area with a Tattoo or other dark marks. Dark ink can absorb all the energy and create a hot spot that might burn the skin. This is how laser tattoo removal works.
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