Contraindications & After Care

Unfortunately not all treatments are for everyone. Please check our contraindications list to make sure you avoid disappointment.

Manicure & Pedicure Treatments – AFTERCARE ADVICE

Manicure & Pedicure Treatments CONTRAINDICATIONS Fungal Infections. For example: athlete’s foot (ringworm of the foot) ringworm of the hand. Bacterial Infections. This type of infection is usually characterised by swelling, tenderness and redness in the area. For example: paronychia, whitlows, onychia. Infectious diseases Scabies Swelling of hands or feet Redness (erythema) Severe eczema or psoriasis…

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Massage CONTRAINDICATIONS IF you have any of the following conditions, please do not book a massage: Fever Contagious diseases, including any cold or flu, no matter how mild it may seem Under the influence of drugs or alcohol-including prescription pain medication Recent operations or acute injuries Neuritis Skin diseases   Our therapist can massage but…

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Body Waxing  CONTRAINDICATIONS Use of skin peeling, skin thinning preparations. Varicose Veins. Underarms: Mastitis. Bruising or recent haemorrhage, Recent Scar tissue. Fractures or Sprains. 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 overreact to treatments. Sensitivity tests…

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Facial Treatments CONTRAINDICATIONS Contraindication to any facial treatment Sty Conjunctivitis Cold Sores Colds/Flu or generally unwell. Lymphatic cancers (will contraindicate the facial massage) Undergoing Cancer Treatment (This will require a doctor/specialists note stating if they are comfortable for you to have treatment at this stage. If not, then we recommend waiting 3/6 months after treatment…

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Lash & Brow Treatments CONTRAINDICATIONS Cuts/Abrasions Scar tissue (6 months minor operation, 2 years major operation) Bruising/Swelling Sunburn Undiagnosed Lumps/Bump Hypersensitive skin Blepharitis Conjunctivitis Stye Swelling/Bruising Watery eye ​ PRE TREATMENT ADVICE A patch test for tinting and perming procedures is required 24 – 48 hours prior to treatment if a first time appointment with…

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Electrical Facials & Contraindications to Treatment

Electrical facial treatments take professional facials to the deeper layers of skin.

There is a wide range of electrical facial treatments to choose from and after a thorough in-depth consultation, your Dermalogica Therapist will prescribe an advanced bespoke facial for you to ensure that your skin gets the best treatment possible.

Electrical facial treatments can benefit the skin by:

  • Improving the way the skin functions and it’s general appearance.
  • Stimulating cellular activity in the skin.
  • Improving the tone, functioning and appearance of facial muscles so that the face appears more youthful.
  • Relaxing facial tissues.
  • Stimulating blood circulation, cell reproduction, growth and repair.
  • Enabling deeper penetration of cleansers to decongest and clear the skin.
  • Allowing the therapist to feed beneficial ingredients into the deeper layers of skin such as collagen and hyaluronic acid to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles or to clear problem skin.
  • After just 1 treatment you will see a visible difference in your skin.

LED Light Therapy

LED light therapy promotes a feeling of wellbeing, helping to relieve the stresses and strains of everyday life! LED light therapy leaves your skin visibly plumper and more radiant after just one treatment, whilst stimulating cellular activity beneath the surface of the skin to create a healthy, long lasting effect. LED is a safe and…

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Radio Frequency

A radio frequency facial is a non-invasive treatment that uses heat energy to create a controlled injury to your skin, which, in turn, promotes collagen and elastin production — the two key proteins responsible for skin firmness, tightness, and smoothness. As with any injury, whether it’s a big cut or a tiny scratch, your body…

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Ultrasound skin tightening is yet another option for those who want facial rejuvenation without downtime and surgical scars. Ultrasound makes use of acoustic or sound waves with frequencies above what humans can hear – hence its name, “ultra”-sound. Ultrasound brings about short-term, immediate changes as well as much longer lasting results. It does so in…

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Microdermabrasion gently removes dead skin cells stimulating the generation of new skin cells and collagen. The results are reduced pigmentation, brighter skin as well as increased hydration and plumped fine lines and wrinkles. Contraindications to Microdermabrasion Moderate to Severe Inflammatory Acne. Rosacea. Cold Sore Breakout. Rash, Wound, or Other Skin Irritation. Using Topical Retinoids. On…

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Micro current is often referred to as a ‘Non-surgical face lift’. The treatment is designed to soften fine lines and wrinkles therefore balancing and lifting the contours of the face. The treatment exercises your muscles with little or no sensation felt. It also increases circulation and all the natural processes are sped up. This gives…

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There are 2 types of galvanic facials that are often used in conjunction with each other for optimum results: Desincrustation – Deep Exfoliation Treatment Used for deep cleansing of the skin. This helps to open pores and unblock them by removing sebum and exfoliating away surface debris and dead skin cells.   Galvanic Iontophoresis –…

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High Frequency – Antibacterial Treatment

High frequency is great for acne, blemished and congested skin. High frequency kills bacteria so is very effective on acne prone skin yet it is gentle enough for hyper sensitive skin. It is ideal to help improve the condition of oily areas such as the T-zone on the face, or blemished skin on the back.…

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