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 montha)
    – 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
    – sun bed (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)