As with most treatments, there are some contraindicative conditions that can mean that you are unsuitable for a specific treatment. Some contraindications are permanent, whereas others are temporary.
Whenever a permanent contraindication is identified or suspected, you should seek advice from a medical professional to determine your suitability for treatment. Evidence of approval for treatment will need to be obtained before proceeding with the treatment.
Although not exhaustive, the following list specifies a range of the more common conditions that are regarded as permanent contraindications:
Skin pigmentary conditions, history of keloid scarring, dermatological conditions or allergies, auto-immune conditions (e.g. HIV or Lupus), liver of kidney disease, cancer of any form at any time, epilepsy, herpes, diabetes, coronary & blood pressure conditions, use of anti-coagulant medication, hair growth related problems (e.g. PCOS), implants / pacemakers, gold salt injections for arthritis, tattoos in treatment area, very dark skin types.
Whenever a temporary contraindication is identified or suspected, you will need to wait until such point that they are no longer affected by the condition or have obtained approval for treatment from a medical professional and have provided evidence of this.
Although not exhaustive, the following list specifies a range of the more common conditions that are regarded as temporary contraindications:
Pregnant or breast feeding, topical medications (e.g. hydrocortisone), anti-inflammatories, bacterial infections (e.g. impetigo), antibiotics, St. John’s Wort, open cuts or wounds, photosensitising medications, roaccutane or Tretinoin, recently tanned skin (sun, tanning bed, or fake tan), wearing perfumes, deodorants, sun block, or skin oils/lotions, recent waxing, tweezing, plucking or threading, under 18 years old (without parent)