ProCell Microchanelling: Contraindications
Although it is impossible to list every potential risk and complication, the following are recognized as known contraindications to micro-channeling. It is your responsibility to fully and accurately disclose all medical history prior to initial treatment and ensure that nothing on this list is a concern.
If you have any of the conditions listed below, please let us know or ensure you have taken the action needed prior to your initial treatment.
- Pregnancy – if you are pregnant or nursing you are advised to not receive any micro-needling treatments. To date there have been no studies conducted to see what effects these treatments may have on the unborn child, but as a general rule, pregnant women should stay away from any type of cosmetic procedures.
- Any infection of any type (bacterial, viral or fungal) - must be completely free of infections at least 6-weeks prior to treatment
- Any active acne, inflamed skin, open lesions , sensitized skin, sunburn - wait skin is completely healed and no inflamed or active acne
- Active Herpes Simplex (cold sores) in the treatment area - treatment is possible once the outbreak is completely healed, however it may be advisable to take prescription strength antiviral medication to keep this condition in remission during the treatment series. Please consult your doctor before receiving this treatment.
- Eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, or skin rash - must be completely free of flare-ups
- Dry Skin - if your skin is overly dry, you will need to moisturize and get this condition under control prior to undergoing this treatment.
- Skin Cancer, recent chemotherapy or radiation treatment - no treatment without doctors consent
- Actinic (solar) keratosis (pre-cancerous patch of thick, scaly, or crusty skin caused by sun damage) - no treatment without doctors consent
- Lupus, HIV, auto-immune disease - no treatment without doctors consent
- Cardiac Abnormalities - no treatment without doctors consent
- Scleroderma (an autoimmune and collagen disease in which the skin becomes progressively hard and thickened) - no treatment without doctors consent
- Keloids or raised scarring, newer scars less than 6 months old - no treatment without doctors consent
- Raised moles, warts or any raised lesions - no treatment without doctors consent
- Allergies to metal - Treatment not available
- Diabetes, Hemophilia, bleeding disorders - no treatment without doctors consent
- Use of blood thinner medication, regularly take aspirin - no treatment without doctors consent
- Rosacea or Telangiectasia (surface capillaries producing skin redness, usually on nose, cheeks, and chin) – you still may receive this treatment, but caution will be taken around these sensitive areas.
- Used a depilatory (Nair) or waxed within 24 hours - recent hair removal may make skin sensitive to this treatment.
- Use of skin care products containing Glycolic Acids or Retin-A within the past 10-days
- Any chemical peel, resurfacing treatment within the past 10-days
- Facial fillers or neurotoxins within the previous 4-weeks
- Use of Isotretinoin (Accutane) or other prescription oral acne medications within the last 6 months
- Not recommended for dark skin tones that hypo-pigment easily