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Is Philips VisaCare suitable for my skin?

Published on 2017-05-19

VisaCare is suitable for use on all skin types. However, there are some contraindications, which are listed in the overview below.

Never use VisaCare:

  • If you have skin infections, open wounds, rashes, burns, sunburn, inflammation, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, telangiectasia (couperose or spider veins), sensitive skin, active infections like herpes, or active acne breakouts in the areas to be treated;
  • If you have large moles, tattoos, port wine stains, permanent make-up or any skin irritation in the areas to be treated;
  • If your skin is still recovering from a cosmetic procedure, such as chemical or mechanical peeling, laser resurfacing, fractional laser treatment or mesotherapy treatment, or any other treatment with dermal fillers in the past two weeks;
  • If you are taking medication that may affect your skin, such as steroids or acne medication (Accutane, isotretinoin or Roaccutane).

Consult your doctor

  • If you have warts, do not try to erase them with this appliance. It can spread the warts;
  • If you have scars, consult your doctor or dermatologist before you start using the appliance;
  • In combination with any other home skincare system containing an active peeling ingredient;
  • If you have a significant skin condition (including but not limited to melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, actinic keratosis, melasma, systemic lupus erythematosus, porphyria, coagulation abnormality and collagen abnormalities such as keloid scarring, excessive scar formation or a history of bad wound healing), consult your doctor before you start using the appliance.

The information on this page applies to the following models: SC6240/01 .

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