Contraindications

 

Contraindication Checklist

 

Symptoms or conditions that would deem you unsuitable for treatment in the interest of your personal health, safety & well-being.

 

Facials

  • Hypersensitive skins e.g. sunburn

  • Extremely vascular skins – see instead skin rejuvenation

  • Acute inflammation or swelling in the face

  • Infectious skin condition

  • Asthma or severe sinus disorder – asthma pump would need to be present

  • Diabetic – must have a letter from a GP

  • Cancer – must have a letter from a GP

  • Recent facial inject able, acidic peels, operations or surgery – need consultants approval

  • Medication & allergies must be disclosed

Waxing

  • Diabetic – must have a letter from a GP

  • Skin disorders - must have a letter from a GP

  • Severe bruising - must have a letter from a GP

  • Loss of tactile skin sensation - must have a letter from a GP

  • Circulatory problems such as, varicous veins

  • Medication & allergies must be disclosed

  • Broken skin or other impediments in immediate treatment area e.g. cuts, sores, warts, moles, swellings, lumps and bumps

Massage, Wraps, Back Therapy Treatment, Massage & Facial Combinations (see also Facials) Touch Therapies, Stone Therapy

  • Pregnancy during first 14 weeks and last 4 weeks

  • Diabetic – must have a letter from a GP

  • Cancer – must have a letter from a GP

  • Asthma – asthma pump would need to be present

  • Epilepsy - must have a letter from a GP

  • Medication must be disclosed

  • High & Low Blood Pressure - must have a letter from a GP

  • Heart Conditions - must have a letter from a GP

  • Phlebitis or Thrombosis - must have a letter from a GP

  • Allergies must be disclosed

Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Anti-Wrinkle Treatments by injection, Tooth Whitening

  • Please gain contraindication advice from your consultant

Manicures, Pedicures & Nail Extensions

  • Nail infection

  • Skin disorders affecting the hands or feet

  • Broken sore skin in treatment area

  • Extremely weak nails

  • Extremely badly bitten nails

Sunbeds

  • Sunburnt skin

  • Having used a sun-bed already in the last 24 hours

  • Clients with conditions made worse by UV light or light

  • Skin cancer

  • Pregnancy

Hair colouring and eyelash & brow tints

  • If you have never had this treatment before then you must firstly book in for a complimentary patch test

Spray Tan

  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding

  • Cuts or abrasions

  • Skin disorders

  • Dry skin, – tan will stick to it

  • History of allergies or skin intolerance – would need to patch test

Electrical Facial & Body Treatments; Gyratory Massager, Intense Pulsed Light, Microdermabrasion

  • Extremely nervous clients

  • Extremely depressed clients

  • Pregnancy at any stage

  • Severe circulatory disorders – must have a letter from a GP

  • Heart disease/disorder – must have a letter from a GP

  • Asthma – asthma pump would need to be present

  • Epilepsy - must have a letter from a GP

  • Diabetic – must have a letter from a GP

  • Cancer – must have a letter from a GP

  • Dysfunction of the nervous system - must have a letter from a GP

  • Skin disorders - must have a letter from a GP

  • Severe bruising - must have a letter from a GP

  • Recent haemorrhage - must have a letter from a GP

  • Loss of tactile skin sensation - must have a letter from a GP

  • Recent operations, scarring - must have a letter from a GP

  • Migraines/headaches - must have a letter from a GP

  • Metal plates, pins, coil, pace maker, piercing etc

  • Recent illness – fever

  • Varicous Veins

  • History of thrombosis/embolism

  • Medication must be disclosed

  • Broken skin or other impediments in immediate treatment area e.g. cuts, sores, warts, moles, swellings, lumps and bumps

  • Recent facial inject able, acidic peels, operations or surgery – need consultants approval

  • In addition IPL/Pulsar specific contraindications are:

    • Vitiligo

    • Hormonal Imbalance

    • Photosensitivity

    • Hepatitis

    • HIV

    • Porphyria

For further information about any of the services or promotions above please call one of our skin care centres to speak to one of our friendly Skin Care Therapists -  Northmead Beauty (02) 9890 7444.

 
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