Updated: Sep 22, 2021
Unfortunately not all treatments are for everyone. Please check our contraindications list to make sure you avoid disappointment.
Conditions that would mean you were not able to have this treatments:
Cancer (all forms)
Undergoing chemotherapy or immune therapy
High blood pressure (uncontrolled)
Prednisone and other steroid medications (treatment will increase inflammation)
Heart problems or diseases
Kidney damage, diseases or problems
Liver damage, diseases or problems
Haemorrhagic disease, trauma or bleeding
Numb or insensitive to heat
Active implanted device such as pacemaker or defibrillator
Conditions that need a doctors letter to confirm the treatment is suitable before treatments can begin:
Transplant Anti-Rejection Drugs
Hypertension (High blood pressure treated with medication)
Cancer - after 12 months
The list below is of things that require a waiting period until you can start treatments:
Recent surgery (wait 6 months)
Recent scars (wait 6 months)
Open lesions (avoid area)
Skin diseases (avoid area)
Infection (avoid area)
Antibiotics (wait until course completed)
Inflammation (avoid area)
Varicose veins (avoid area)
Prosthesis/silicone implants (avoid area)
Metal implants/screws (avoid area)
Metal contraceptive coil (avoid area)
Depilatory creams (wait 2 weeks)
Areas being treated with IPL or Laser (wait 2 weeks)
Areas being treated with Botox® (wait 3 months) or dermal fillers (wait 2 weeks)
Suntan (sun must be avoided the entire duration of the treatment regime)
Chronic inflammation (depending on severity of chronic inflammatory conditions - consider that treatment will increase inflammation and anti-inflammatory medications reduce the effectiveness of the treatment - please discuss with your doctor first.
Pre Treatment Advice
You should try to avoid doing anything that will irritate your skin immediately before treatment. This includes sunbathing (natural or artificial). Practitioners are unlikely to treat someone who has sun burn for example, as they would be more likely to suffer pain from the addition of heat to the already damaged skin; however an established tan would be fine.
Some women find that their skin is more sensitive right before and during their menstrual cycle so if you are a woman, you might want to take this effect on pain threshold into consideration when scheduling your treatment appointment(s).
Post Treatment Advice
No special care is needed after treatment although your practitioner may suggest some of the following: Light application of soothing/moisturising lotions, creams or gels to the treatment area; cool, moisturising mists applied as you feel necessary; cool water rinses or ice packs applied to the treatment area.