Contraindications, Warnings, and Precautions
IPL hair removal device is not suitable for everyone; please refer to the following detailed information before use:
- Do not use the device if you have very dark skin (Type 5 or Type 6 on the Fitzpatrick Skin Chart). Very dark skin may absorb too much light energy and injure (e.g. burn, scars, etc) the skin.
- Do not use the device if your skin has been artificially or naturally tanned recently or is burned from overexposure to sunlight. Your skin may be extra sensitive following sun exposure and particularly susceptible to side effects of IPL treatment (e.g. burn, blister, discolor or scar your skin).
- Do not use if you are sensitive 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. Always check the instructions that come with your medical products to see if photosensitivity is listed as a side effect. Seek medical advice if you are unsure of whether it is suitable to use IPL Hair Removal Device. Using the device on photosensitive skin could result in skin damage including blisters and swelling.
- 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 or lactating.
- Do not use the device on people under the age of 18. The effects of using the device in this age group are unknown.
NEVER USE THE DEVICE ON THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
- Around the eyes and near the eyebrows.
- On selected areas of your skin that have darker pigment (Fitzpatrick 4 and above), as often occur on the areola, anus and sometimes the genitals.
- On course/thick facial hair, which can lead to a patchy appearance.
- Over and near anything artificial like silicone implants, pacemakers, subcutaneous injection ports (insulin dispenser) or piercings.
- On moles, freckles, large veins, darker pigmented areas, scars, and skin anomalies without consulting your doctor. This can result in a burn and a change in skin color, which makes it potentially harder to identify skin-related diseases.
- On warts, tattoos, or permanent make-up. This can result in a burn and a change in skin color.
- On areas where you are wearing long-lasting deodorants. Use on unclean skin can result in a skin reaction.
- Never use this device on sunburn or recently tanned or fake tanned skin.
NOTE: This list is not exhaustive. If you are unsure whether you can use this device, we advise you to consult a doctor.
- The device emits flashes of Intense Pulsed Light, which can be harmful to the eye with direct exposure.
- Do not look directly into the flash window when the device is plugged in and is switched on.
- Do not attempt to activate the device towards the eye.
- It is recommended to wear safety glasses and look away from the device when activating the flash button.
- The device is to be used for hair reduction purposes only. Do not use it for any other purpose.
- Use of the device other than what is specified here may result in hazardous radiation exposure
- Only cleaning can be performed by the user, other maintenances are not permitted.
- Always check the device before you use it. Do not use the device or adapter if it is damaged.
- Never insert any objects into the device.
- Do not use the device if the UV filter of the flash window is broken.
- If the device is broken, do not touch any inner part to avoid electric shock.
- Never use compressed air, scouring pads, abrasive cleaning agents or aggressive liquids such as petrol or acetone to clean the device.
- No parts of the device can be serviced or maintained while the machine is in use.
- Do not disassemble, repair and refit the product as this may cause damage, malfunction or personal injury.
- Do not leave the equipment unattended when it is switched on to avoid the risk of fire or burns.
- Do not use if the device becomes uncomfortably hot to touch.
- Do not attempt to activate (flash) the device onto any surface other than skin.
- Do not block the air outlet of the device.
- This device is not intended for use by persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the equipment to avoid the risk of fire or burns.
- This device is not intended for use by children. Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the equipment to avoid the risk of fire and burns.
- Do not subject the equipment to heavy shocks to avoid risk of damage to the lamp.
- Always unplug the device after use and in case of a power failure to avoid risk of damage to the equipment.
- Do not use this appliance near bathtubs, showers, basins or other vessels containing water. The temperature of edge of Emission Aperture can get up to 117.6°F. Be careful of burn, if used for a long time.
- It is prohibited to use an adapter that is outside of the specification, which will damage the device.
- Please read all instructions and safety precautions carefully prior to use.
- Use only according to the instructions for use.
- Keep out of children’s reach.
- Check if the voltage of the device corresponds to the voltage where you are using the device to avoid the risk of electrocution or damaging the equipment.
- If the wall socket used to power the equipment has poor connections, the plug of the equipment can become hot. Make sure you plug the equipment into a properly installed wall socket to avoid the risk of fire and burns.
- When not in use, the device should be stored in a dry environment. Do not put any heavy objects on the device.
- The device user is an intended operator; all functions can be used by user.
- If the adapter is damaged, always have it replaced with one of the original type in order to avoid danger.
- Keep device and the adapter dry. This device is not washable.
- Keep the device away from significant lint, dust and sunlight.