A contraindication is a condition which or factor that serves as a reason why a treatment is inadvisable or requires further precaution. Some contraindications are temporary (addressed below). There are certain instances when PMU could be detrimental to a person, some of the main reasons are;

  • You are under 18
  • You have Sun burn (2 weeks after excessive sun exposure)
  • You have broken/damaged skin in the area being treated (acne, cut, abrasion etc.)
  • You have keloid scarring
  • You have diabetes (doctors consent required)
  • 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 in the area
  • You have transmittable blood conditions like HIV or Hepatitis (you should always take every precaution with clients regardless of if they have or haven’t disclosed a blood condition)
  • You have a haemophilia (inability to clot)
  • You have healing disorders or uncontrolled high blood pressure (if medicated for blood pressure clients can be treated)
  • You are on any skin medication such as Accutane or steroids (6 months clear of medication)
  • You have ever suffered from skin cancer
  • You undergoing radiotherapy or chemotherapy (doctors consent is required)
  • You have epilepsy
  • You have a pacemaker or a history of any major heart problems
  • You had Anti Wrinkle Injections in the area in the past 4 weeks
  • You have Vitiligo / hypopigmentation – *can cause stimulation of melanin (doctors consent is advised)
  • You showed signs of an allergic reaction following the patch test.
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