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CONTRAINDICATIONS

MICRODERMABRASION (HYDRO DERMABRASION) CONTRAINDICATIONS:

*All our facials include microdermabrasion/hydro dermabrasion except the Power Facials*

  • Pregnancy – An increase in hormones can affect the skin during pregnancy, this can cause pigmentation. For this reason we advise against microdermabrasion as the skin could react in an unexpected manner making the condition worse. 

  • Cancer – Should be in remission for at least 6 months prior to commencing a course of treatment. Microdermabasion stimulates the blood flow or lymphatic drainage.

  • Grade 4 Acne – If the skin is very congested with pustules and papules treatment would irritate the skin and spread bacteria.

  • Roaccutane – Roaccutane causes thinning of the skin, you must wait 6 months after discontinuing Roaccutane 

  • Auto-Immune Disease (crohn's should be ok)

  • Diabetes – Diabetes affects the nerves and circulation and the skin can take much longer to heal than normal. Clients must provide written permission from their GP before treatment can be carried out.

  • Impetigo 

  • Rosacea 

Minor Contraindications – affected areas will be avoided

  • Eye infections eg. Conjuctivitis, Styes/Hordelea, Cysts

  • Skin disorders eg. Active acne, Seborrheic Dermatitis, Herpes Simplex (cold sores), Eczema, Psoriasis

  • Keloid Scars

  • Telangiectasia (broken capillaries) Raised Moles, Warts, Skin tags Cuts, Bruises, Abrasion

LED THERAPY CONTRAINDICATIONS:

 

  • Pregnancy – Those who are pregnant should consult their physician before beginning a treatment.

  • Botox/Fillers – Those with Botox or fillers should wait at least 5 days before doing a LED Facial.

  • Epilepsy – Those with this condition should stay away from doing this treatment or consult their physician before a treatment.

  • Medication – Those who take medications that cause light sensitivity (such as Tetracycline, Lithium, Melatonin, Phenothiazine antipsychotics and certain antibiotics.

  • Those who use Steroids

  • Diseases that involve the retina of the eye (ie: diabetes)

  • People with a history of skin cancer

  • Certain Thyroid Conditions – Please consult your doctor before proceeding with a treatment.

 

HIGH FREQUENCY CONTRAINDICATIONS:

Those who have the conditions below should consult their doctor first before a treatment.

  • Metal Implants, Pins or Plates

  • Metal Braces on your teeth

  • Pregnancy

  • Epilepsy or seizure disorders or history of them

  • Those with Heart conditions

  • Open or Broken skin

  • Pacemaker
     

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