RED LIGHT CONTRAINDICATIONS / SIDE AFFECTS
The Major Contraindications and Side Effects:
The major contraindications for use of Red / Near-Infrared Light Therapy are diseases that involve the Retina of the eye (such as Diabetes) and the use of Photosensitizing medications (i.e. Lithium, Melatonin, Phenothiazine antipsychotics and certain antibiotics) that can cause Hives, redness, burning allergic reactions.
Pregnant women and those taking water, and those who may be taking water pills as these should be stopped 3 to 5 days before any Light Therapy, Corticosteroid injection.
Risks Linked to Infrared Therapy - Deep penetrating wavelengths 1.5 inches deep.
-People with Heart diseases and who are sick should never undergo Infrared Therapy.
Because of this, there is virtually no risk of side effects from undergoing RLT.
However, a practitioner with little experience or someone who exposes themselves to too much of the treatment may cause tissue and cell damage.
Products for use at home may also lead to misuse, causing damage to the skin, burns, or damage to unprotected eyes.