Laser contraindications

Laser contraindications

Do not stare into the beam from any of the probes, either infrared or visible!

Eyes, Class 3B lasers pose a significant ocular hazard. Never treat the eye or areas near the eyes. Safety goggles should be worn by both patient and therapist during treatment.
Pregnancy, treatment over the pregnant uterus as laser therapy could affect rapidly dividing cells
Tumours as laser therapy affects tissue repair and could therefore encourage growth
Infections, due the risk of spreading the infection
Radiotherapy, sites that have received radiotherapy treatment during the last six months
Thrombosis and impaired circulation.
Areas of impaired sensation
Haemorrhage, due to the risk of increased bleeding, including recently controlled bleeding and haematoma.
Haemophilia

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