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Do I need to worry about skin darkening after use?

Published on 2018-02-07

Sometimes, a darkening of the skin can be observed after repeated use of InfraCare. Find out what the cause is and how to prevent it.

Harmless

The cause of this skin darkening is exposure to infrared light/warmth. This effect is typically harmless and fades away by itself after a number of weeks and sometimes after a few months. Postpone the treatment until the skin darkening has disappeared.

Prevention

To prevent skin darkening, increase the distance between the body and the infrared lamp and/or reduce the treatment time and/or reduce the frequency of using InfraCare and/or resume treatment in a lower mode (only for InfraCare 650 W).

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