Contraindications

1. Pregnancy, breast-feeding, post-partum period
2. Cancer (ongoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy)
3. Hormonal treatment
– individual hormonal therapy
– infertility treatment
– thyroid disease treatment
4. Medication
– antibiotics (break between the last dose and the treatment is a minimum of 4 weeks)
– anticoagulants (blood thinners)
– aspirin
– retinoids (break between the last dose and the treatment is a minimum of 6 months)
– photosensitisers
5. Cosmetics with:
– retinol
– vitamins A, C and E
– fruit acids
6. Herbal Remedies (stop use a week before treatment)
– St John’s Wort, calendula
– herbal slimming teas
– herbal antidepressants
7. Tanning
– sun tanning
– sunbed (stop use 4 weeks before treatment)
– self – tanning creams (stop use 4 weeks before treatment)
8. Exfoliating products should be stopped a week before the procedure
9. Bleeding disorders
10. Untreated diabetes
11. History of keloids
12. Hypertension
13. Dermatological skin changes
– herpes
– inflammation
– nevus (moles, beauty marks etc)
– photodermatoses (skin sensitivity to the sun)
– eczemas
– hyperpigmentation
– psoriasis
– reticularis (mottled skin)
– vitiligo (relative contraindications)
14. Open wounds
15. Allergic skin reactions
16. Epilepsy (relative contraindication)
17. HIV
18. Pacemaker
19. Alcohol (24 hours before and after)

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