Contraindications

Please read carefully and consult a physician if any of the following apply.

 

Contraindications:

  • Areas: mucus membrane eg, Inner ear, inner nostril hair, eyelashes, hairs in moles (unless qualified). Electrologists trained in the advanced techniques may treat a hair in a mole with Doctor’s permission.
  • Age: any client under the age of 16 must have parents or guardian consent. It is strongly recommended that the parent or guardian is present for all treatments.
  • Anxiety/stress (when severe).
  • Areas where there is loss of tactile sensation.
  • Blood disorders e.g. hemophilia, AIDS HIV.
  • Hepatitis and HIV are both serious viruses transported by the blood. Due to the risks of cross infection the treatment is not permitted. 
  • Cancer current or history of.
  • Cardiovascular disorders, circulatory disorder anti coagulant drugs, prescribed for these conditions, interfere with the effectiveness of the treatment and can cause clotting problems, varicose veins when working in the area
  • Diabetes: Diabetic clients may have a poor healing rate with little sensation in their skin the symptoms can either be controlled by diet and or medication. There are different types of diabetes and treatment can commence with a Doctor’s letter. If the treatment is permitted then it may be necessary to space out the treatments and work with caution.
  • Endocrine disorder/hormone imbalance
  • Electronic devices eg pacemaker/defibrillator and auditory devices implants. Pacemakers/defibrillator are devices implanted to maintain a normal heart rate. The use of an electrical current can cause interference and the outcome could be fatal.
  • Emphysema is a long-term, progressive disease of the lungs and occurs when the alveolar walls are destroyed along with the capillary blood vessels that run within them. This lessens the total area within the lung where blood and air can come together, limiting the potential for oxygen and carbon dioxide transfer.
  • Infections.
  • Viral infections e.g. Herpes Simplex or Warts in the area to be treated.
  • Bacterial infections e.g. Impetigo- highly contagious and Acne Vulgaris.
  • Fungal Infections e.g. Ringworm highly contagious.
  • Parasitic infections e.g. Scabies highly contagious.
  • Immune system Lupus. Normally the immune system protects the body from infection. However, in lupus the immune system inappropriately attacks tissues in various parts of the body. This abnormal activity leads to tissue damage and illness
  • Keloid scarring.
  • Medication: certain medications can restrict electrolysis. A Doctor’s letter is required, as electrologists will not be knowledgeable enough about certain medications to make the decision.
  • Metal plates and pins when using a direct current in particular the current will ground itself at the nearest piece of metal. SWD is also a contra-indication if in the immediate vicinity.
  • Pregnancy i.e. the first trimester when the viability of the fetus is questionable and treatment below the neck area with Blend or Galvanic is not recommended.
  • Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that appears on the skin. It occurs when the immune system mistakes the skin cells as a pathogen, and sends out faulty signals that speed up the growth cycle of skin cells.
  • Skin conditions: Rosacea is a chronic condition characterized by facial erythema, eczema, dermatitis, sunburn, cuts abrasions, recent wounds, bruising, oedema in the area to be treated.

It is vital that a client with any of the above conditions is given G.P.’s permission before treatment commences. 


Electrolysis with the following conditions may be restricted:

  • Asthma is their asthma is medically controlled? inhalers are normally steroid based which can have an influence on hair growth.
  • Diabetes if insulin dependent will need GP referral, if controlled by diet skins healing rate will be slower
  • Epilepsy
  • Hyper/Hypo pigmentation problems.
  • Hiatus hernia (positioning)
  • High blood pressure (where under medical supervision)
  • Metal Plates & Pins can restrict the treatment. This will depend upon the size and location of the metal.

Depending upon the severity of the condition will depend upon whether treatment can commence, a Doctor’s letter may be required for safety and insurance purposes.

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