There are a few conditions where microblading is not suitable:
- Heart disease
- Seizures – Epilepsy
- HIV Infection
- Hepatitis A,B & C
- Cold Sores
- Radiation or Chemotherapy
- Hyper Pigmentation
- Any anti immune disease
Taking medication for blood pressure, asprin, blood thinners, anti coagulant, accutane, insulin, antabuse, steroids
If in doubt please contact us.
The treatment is available to all skin types, with exception to the following contraindications:
- Diabetes not controlled with medication
- Accutane within last 12 months
- Cancer patients having/had treatment in the last 6-12 months
- People on high doses of aspirin/blood thinning medications
- Keloid scarring
- Acne Grade 3 or above
- Cystic Acne
- Sunburnt/windburnt skin
- Anyone that has had a skin peel in the last 2 weeks
- Anyone that has had laser therapy within the last 4 weeks
- Injectables – 1 week before/2 weeks after
- Cold sores
- No under 18’s
- Skin diseases e.g. viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections -Severe skin disorders e.g. eczema or psoriasis
- Severe asthma or respiratory problems
- Very sensitive skin or previous allergic reaction to tanning products
- Severe inflammation -During chemotherapy or radiotherapy
- Treatment should not be carried out following any heat treatments (waxing, electrical epilation) as the tan pigment collects in the open pores. The skin should have 24 hours to rest before self-tanning is applied.
- Breastfeeding or had a baby in the last three months
- Severe eczema or psoriasis
- Recent Surgery
- Soya Bean Allergy
- Insulin Dependant Diabetes
- Skin disease, trauma, cuts, abrasions, burns and swelling in the immediate area -Weak eyelashes (therapists discretion on consultation)
- Skin disorders in the general eye area (Dermatitis, Xanthelasma & Syringoma)
- Eye infections such as Impetigo or Conjunctivitis
- Eye inflammation such as Uveitis -Recent operations around eyes, head, or face or scar tissue in immediate areas
- Watery eyes
- Hypersensitive skin/eyes
- Keratitis (inflammation of the cornea of the eye)
- Alopecia (loss of hair)
- Trichotillomania (compulsive urge to pull one’s hair out)
- Bells Palsy or any condition that makes closing or opening eyes difficult
- Any disease or disorder that causes shaking, twitching or erratic movements Contraindications & Special Care
- Requires A GP Referral
- Dry eye syndrome
- Post Chemotherapy
- Hay fever/Rhinitis
- eyes may be watery
- Contact lenses – ensure removal before procedure
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.
Recent Botox or filler treatments. (Within 2 weeks).
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
Contraindications 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 localised 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
- Use of skin peeling, skin thinning preparations. -Varicose Veins. -Underarms: Mastitis. -Skin disorders or diseases, such as bruising or recent haemorrhage, Scar tissue (especially recent). -Warts, Moles and skin tabs (area can be avoided). -Fractures or Sprains. -Bruising. -Diabetes – some people with diabetes have skin that is very slow to heal. The skin will be watched closely to make sure it does not over react to treatments.
- Sensitivity test may be conducted.
- Use of sunbeds 24 hours prior to waxing.
- If you are receiving cancer therapy (chemotherapy or radiation).
- Recent herpes outbreak
- Active weeping acne (stages 3-4)
- Active rosacea
- Unstable diabetes
- Auto-immune system disorders
- Recent laser surgery
- Recent start of Retin A
- Recent medium/deep chemical peel
- Recent waxing,
- Active eczema
- Vascular lesions (haemangiomas or “port-wine-stains)
- Telangiectases (“broken capillaries”)
- HIV or hepatitis B or C positive. Bleeding disorders, warfarin and aspirin therapy are relative contraindications.
- Accutane therapy should have been stopped at least 6 months before the procedures
- Cuts/Abrasions -Scar tissue (6 months minor operation, 2 years major operation)
- Undiagnosed Lumps/Bumps -Cuts, abrasions, skin lesions in the area
- Hypersensitive skin
- Psoriasis in the area -Blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelid).
- Watery eye
- Viral or bacterial infections
- Reaction to a patch test for tinting and perming
- Eczema in the brow or lash hairs -Recent chemical treatments in this area /less than one week/ -Recent operation in the treatment area