A contraindication is “a condition or symptom which makes a particular treatment or procedure inadvisable.” Please advise us of any health/medical concerns or allergies. ...
The following conditions may prevent or restrict you from receiving specific services from us. Please note that while this list covers many contraindications, there may be others not listed below that would also prevent you from receiving services, and we reserve the right to determine what constitutes a contraindication. If you are in doubt, pls consult your Doctor prior to seeking a services. You can always contact us directly at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns.
Contraindications that PREVENT a facial treatment:
Viruses such as colds, cold sores, warts, Bacterial infections such as impetigo, boils, conjunctivitis, styes, Fungal infections such as ringworm, blepharitis, Undiagnosed lumps or swelling, Broken bones, known sensitivity or allergy to products. Eczema, psoriasis, cold sores, fresh bruising, open sores, bleeding, tooth abscess, broken jaw or other facial bone, facial cancer, head lice, recently consumed alcohol, under the influence of drugs, unstable blood pressure, recent head injury, recent neck injury, fever, contagious disease, recent hemorrhage, recent scarring, severe acne.
Contraindications that could RESTRICT a facial treatment:
The following conditions are contraindications that will not necessarily stop the treatment from taking place but they may mean that the treatment is restricted or may have to be adapted: Cuts/abrasions/broken skin,Bruises or swelling, Recent scar tissue (less than six months old), Eczema, Dermatitis, Psoriasis, Acne vulgaris, Acne rosacea, Skin tags, Milia, Recent sunburn, Current medication that may affect treatment needs to be disclosed, Claustrophobia,Broken capillaries/veins. Immediate aftercare: The skin has been deep cleansed, stimulated and nourished. No aftercare is needed except to leave it alone. Avoid picking, squeezing pimples or touching the area. Do not apply make-up for at least 8 hours if possible, Avoid any further overstimulation and heat treatments for at least 12 hours, Avoid highly perfumed products, No depilation (hair removal) should take place after a facial, If any rash, irritation or itching occurs just apply a cool flannel to the area. Long-term and homecare advice: Regular use of homecare products will help the skin, Regular facials will help to regulate a problem skin.
Contraindications that PREVENT or RESTRICT for massage:
Fever: When you have a fever, your body is trying to isolate and expel an invader of some kind. Massage increases overall circulation and could therefore work against your body’s natural defences.
Inflammation: Massage can further irritate an area of inflammation, so you should not administer it. Inflamed conditions include anything that ends in –itis, such as phlebitis (inflammation of a vein), dermatitis (inflammation of the skin), arthritis (inflammation of the joints), and so on. In the case of localized problems, you can still massage around them, however, avoiding the inflammation itself.
High blood pressure: High blood pressure means excessive pressure against blood vessel walls. Massage affects the blood vessels, and so people with high blood pressure or a heart condition should receive light, sedating massages, if at all.
Infectious diseases: Massage is not a good idea for someone coming down with the flu or diphtheria, for example, and to make matters worse, you expose yourself to the virus as well.
Hernia: Hernias are protrusions of part of an organ (such as the intestines) through a muscular wall. It’s not a good idea to try to push these organs back inside. Surgery works better.
Osteoporosis: Elderly people with a severe stoop to the shoulders often have this condition, in which bones become porous, brittle, and fragile. Massage may be too intense for this condition.
Varicose veins: Massage directly over varicose veins can worsen the problem. However, if you apply a very light massage next to the problem, always in a direction toward the heart, it can be very beneficial.
Broken bones: A little light massage to the surrounding areas, though, can improve circulation and be quite helpful.
Skin problems: You should avoid anything that looks like it shouldn’t be there, such as rashes, wounds, bruises, burns, boils, and blisters, for example. Usually these problems are local, so you can still massage in other areas.
Cancer: Cancer can spread through the lymphatic system, and because massage increases lymphatic circulation, it may potentially spread the disease as well. Simple, caring touch is fine, but massage strokes that stimulate circulation are not. Always check with a doctor first.
Other conditions and diseases: Diabetes, asthma, and other serious conditions each has its own precautions, and you should seek a doctor’s opinion before administering massage.
HIV infection: Some people still think of AIDS as something that can be “caught” through simple skin- to-skin contact, but is not the case not the case. If there is no exchange of bodily fluids (blood, semen, vaginal fluids, or mother’s milk), HIV can’t be transmitted during massage. So, HIV infection is not contraindicated for this reason. However, some of the infections that people suffering from the later stages of AIDS experience are contraindicated, and you should avoid those infections. Loving, soothing contact is extremely important for people at any stage of infection, but in the case of any visible rashes, sores, lesions, or swelling, massage is best left to a professional. If you have any cuts or scrapes or scratches on your hands, it’s an especially good idea to wear thin surgical gloves while massaging an HIV-infected person with any signs of open lesions.
Contraindications for Raindrop massage:
As in any other body work, there are contraindications. Raindrop therapy is regarded as a type of aromatherapy which makes good use of the healing advantages of herbs in their extracted form along with the massage therapy. The technique of using essential oils is an ancient old practice of the Egyptians many centuries ago. The scented oils contain both vitamins and minerals that can help in boosting the immune system of the patient. They are also beneficial when it comes to treating the physical and emotional conditions of the body due to their many healing properties. Some of these oils are anti septic, analgesic, anti viral, anti microbial, antibacterial, anti parasitic, anti inflammatory, anti fungal, anti oxidant and many more. Because of these beneficial properties, essential oils have garnered too much spotlight and popularity that is why many types of massage therapy have incorporated them with their techniques.
And for Raindrop therapy and the use of essential oils, here are some as follows. Anyone with high blood pressure, taking any medication that might react with heat, open wounds or sores, inflamed skin conditions, diabetes and neuropathy, which is numbness and tingling of the peripherals. Also contraindicated is pregnancy. During pregnancy, a hormone called relaxin is increased which lengthens and softens the tissue of the body and prepares it for birth. The increased heat from the oils and the massage work can further lengthen these tissues making it problematic for after birth when the tissues are trying to shorten.
Raindrop therapy also includes risks, contraindications and side effects on the patient. Risks with the use of undiluted essential oils: These special oils should be used at their proper diluted level in order to avoid medical problems on the patient. There are nine different types of essential oils used in raindrop therapy. Although many people perceive them as natural and safe, they can be as harmful as chemical products when used incorrectly and on larger doses. There is a standard level of dilution level for each type of oils. In the case of this aromatherapy, it uses the undiluted form directly on the skin of the patient. Although the practice of the therapy only uses few drops with each oil, the concentration of the oil can be toxic to the skin which causes irritation and allergies that can worsen depending on the type of skin the patient have.
Pregnant patients who are planning on trying this aroma therapeutic massage MUST HAVE written consent from their doctor before we will administer this therapy on you as most of the oils used during the therapy should not be used during pregnancy. Especially Clary Sage!
Potential skin reactions, including persons with known allergies, history of asthma, eczema, psoriasis, fair-haired, light skinned, and those with a history of multiple allergies and medical complications. (Although this procedure does not preclude sensitization, only potential irritation), “in order to avoid potential skin reactions, those “at-risk” should receive skin “patch-testing” at “double the concentration planned to use, prior to application of each essential oil.
Paraffin Bath Contraindications:
Paraffin should not be applied to skin with fresh, deep or openly bleeding wounds. The wax could inadvertently lock in bacteria, resulting in infection. Inflamed skin is not a good candidate for the treatment, either. It could increase pain associated with burns and inflammation and cause skin damage. Certain skin conditions, including neoplasm and tumors, should not be paraffin treated. A dermatologist should be consulted for the final decision. Diabetic patients and those suffering from vascular disease or circulation problems should not use a paraffin treatment. Only a physician can decide if it is appropriate. If paraffin use results in an allergic reaction or increased skin sensitivity, further treatments should not be repeated. To do so might result in skin damage. Treatments that appear hotter or colder than it should be could be an indication of an underlying health issue. They should be suspended until a physician has cleared the patient for reuse. Children, the elderly and individuals with physical disabilities should not have paraffin bath treatments. Anyone who cannot read and understand treatment instructions should also be barred from use without assistance.
Waxing is a method of semi-permanent hair removal which removes the hair by the root. New hairs will not grow back in the previously waxed area for two to eight weeks. Almost any area of the body can be waxed, including eyebrows, face, bikini area, legs, arms, back, abdomen and feet. There are many types of waxing suitable for removing unwanted hair. Wax applies at just the right temperature and thickness for perfect results every time. Wax is applied thinly over the skin using the wax cartridge. A cloth or paper strip is then pressed on the top and ripped off with a quick movement against the direction of hair growth. This removes the wax along with the hair. It will feel like a plaster being pulled off quickly. Pain tolerance will depend on each individual client. However if you know you don’t tolerate pain easily then take a couple of pain relief tablets (that you have used before and have had no reaction to previously) about an hour prior to treatment and this should reduce the pain somewhat.
Contra-indications that PREVENT waxing:
Contagious skin condition – wait for the condition to clear before waxing,Thin or fragile skin – can cause bruising and tearing of the skin which may lead to infection,Use of steroid medication – this can cause a thinning of the skin. Waxing should not be done whilst using such medication, and not until 3 months after completing the treatment,Unidentified lumps or swelling,Previous allergic reaction to treatment.
Contra-indications that may RESTRICT waxing:
Raised moles and skin tags. Wax should not be applied directly over them, Abrasions, bites, broken skin, bruises – avoid waxing the affected area until healed,Varicose veins – do not wax over the affected area.
The waxed area may be red and there may be some blood spots, especially where the hairs are strong, i.e. on the bikini line or underarm. An afterwax cream containing aloe vera will be applied to help cool the skin, reduce the redness and keep the skin moisturized. Aftercare for a period of 24 hours following treatment: No sunbathing or sunbeds, Avoid bathing in sea or swimming pool,Do not take a hot bath or shower, a cool one is absolutely fine, Do not use deodorant/antiperspirant, Avoid tight clothing, Do not use perfumed products on the area, No make-up or self tanning preparations, Do not keep touching or picking at the area.
Long term care advice:
Look after your skin on your body as you would on your face,Lots of moisturizer will stop the skin becoming too dry, especially in the winter months, Sloughing the skin with a loofah in the shower will help to keep the blood circulation stimulated, bringing lots of oxygen and nutrients to the skin to keep it in good condition, Massage will help remove the build-up of toxins in the skin and keep the area both nourished and smooth, Exfoliating the skin will help to stop the hairs becoming ingrown, Gentle exercise, regular sleeping patterns and eating plenty of fruit and vegetables, whilst cutting down on smoking and alcohol and drinking lots of water, really does work and not just for the face.
Contraindications to Microblading Procedure:
We cannot treat you if:
You are under 18 without parental consent.
You have diabetes
You are pregnant or breastfeeding
You have glaucoma or taking blood thinning medicines (e.g., aspirin, warfarin)
You have skin diseases such as psoriasis or eczema
You have transmittable blood conditions like HIV or Hepatitis
You have a haemophilia
You have healing disorders or uncontrolled high blood pressure
You are on any skin medication such as Accutane or steroids
You have active skin cancer
You undergoing radiotherapy or chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
You have epilepsy
You have a pacemaker or major heart problems
You had Botox in the past one month
Eyelash and eyebrow tintingContra-indications that PREVENT an eye treatment from being carried out:
Conjunctivitis. Stye. Blepharitis. Viral infections. Bruising to the area. Reaction to a patch test for tinting and perming.
Immediate aftercare advice:
Do not touch or rub the area immediately after treatment. Cooling mild antiseptic products, e.g. witch hazel, should be applied to the area. No make-up should be applied to the area for 12 hours, as the follicles are open and infection may occur. If redness or irritation occurs apply damp cotton wool pad to the area. The effects will last approximately 4-6 weeks depending on how quickly the hairs grow out.Stray re-growth hairs can be removed at intervals to prolong the effect of eyebrow shaping. Strong sunlight will make the results fade faster.
THE FOLLOWING ARE CONTRAINDICATIONS OF ESTHETICS SERVICES, AND CAN PREVENT YOU FROM HAVING YOUR SERVICE WITH US:
Use of Retinols within 7 days of service
Use of Accutane within 6 Months of service
Allergies to the following: Citrus, Nuts, Shellfish, Metals, Aloe
Open Lesions or Wounds
Contagious viruses / diseases
DERMA-NEEDLING / MICRO-NEEDLING
Micro/Derma-needling creates microscopic punctures in the skin - It’s also called skin needling, collagen induction therapy (CIT), and percutaneous collagen induction (PCI). Simply put, It’s a procedure that uses fine needles to puncture the skin and create a controlled skin injury in order to rejuvenate skin.
Derma Needling improves fine lines & wrinkles, sagging skin, sun damaged skin, hyper-hypo-pigmentation, enlarged pores, stretch marks, scars and burns, and overall improvement in skin tone and texture by stimulating new collagen formation.
Microneedling offers fairly immediate results, but microneedling also promises improvement over time.
-History of Keloid or raised scarring
-Presence of raised lesions or warts in treatment area
-Higher Fitzpatricks 4-6
-No Recent Botox or filler in treatment area (No sooner than post 3 weeks)
-Couperose, Rosacea, broken capillaries
-Active bacterial or Fungal infections
-Active Herpes outbreak
-New Scar tissue or wounds less than 6 months old
-Blood clotting problems
-Excessive Sunburn or irritation in the treatment area
*Please reach out to us if any of the above apply to you.