Lens: The lens should be placed firmly against the breast which will allow the 3 harmless LED lights to intensify giving you a translucent view of your breast. If the lens is not in full contact with the skin tissue then the light may not intensify. For hygiene reasons we would advise to wipe the lens clean after each use using a dry tissue or moist cloth.
Display Panel: There are 4 symbols on the display which are a ‘days since last use’ indicator, a brightness intensity indicator and a battery life indicator.
Brightness Adjustment: Breastlight can be used on all skin colours and breast sizes but the light intensity may need to be adjusted to suit your breast size and/or colour. Simply press this button to scroll through the 4 brightness settings to find the one that suits you the best. This will be indicated on the digital display.
Days Since Last Use indicator: There is no set pattern or timeline for using Breastlight but this handy indicator will allow you to see instantly how many days it is since you last used the device. This will assist you should you find an issue by giving your GP a timeline on how long it has been between your breasts being normal and since you spotted an issue.
Rechargeable Battery; Breastlight is rechargeable meaning no additional battery costs. The Battery charge symbol shown on the digital display advises the user how much battery life is left in the device.
As with a standard Breast self feel examination, what you are looking for is anything out of the ordinary – see our Breast Awareness section for more details.
Breastlight’s powerful red light will penetrate through the Breast tissue and should reveal shadow lines which are the veins and blood vessels carrying blood normally throughout the breast itself. You may also see a circle of small dots around the nipple – these are part of your mammary glands and are also completely normal.
However, if you notice a dark cluster/dark mass then it is possible that these areas are abnormalities in the breast and should be assessed without delay by a medical professional such as a GP. Whilst Breastlight is not a diagnostic device, it can act as a trigger to motivate the user to seek medical support sooner rather than later, and in so doing, enhancing the chance of successful treatment in the event that the issue turns out to be a serious one.
Breastlight is designed to be a simple and easy to use product. For best results follow our 3 step guide.
Important things to remember are:
- Make the room as dark as possible before using Breastlight
- Use a mirror so you can see more
- Keep your Breastlight pressed tightly against your skin – if the light does not intensify then full skin contact is not being made
- Check all areas – including under the arms and high on the chest
- Check both breasts
- If in any doubt whatsoever about what you find , contact your GP.