Contraindications Electrical Epilation
Absolute contraindications (=no treatment possible):
- Tumor growth in the area you wish to have treated
- Birthmarks/moles. Briez will never treat hair growing out of a birthmark/mole. Other clinics might treat you after consulting your doctor.
- Tierfell naevus (pigmented area/giant birthmark)
- Keloid scar (heaped-up scar that rises quite abruptly above the rest of the skin)
Absolute contraindications that apply to the blend method:
- Metal prosthesis
- Pregnancy (the diathermy method might be possible, but we prefer not to treat during pregnancy)
Temporary absolute contraindications (= we can treat when the problem has gone away):
- Active infection in the area you wish to have treated
- Sunburnt skin
Relative contraindications (=only with a doctor’s permission or only on a certain area):
- Birthmarks (under certain conditions)
- Pacemaker / ICD = internal defibrillator (only diathermy after consulting your doctor)
- Metal prosthesis (only diathermy)
- Acute infections, e.g. eczema and psoriasis. Treatment is possible, but we will monitor the effects very closely.
- Fungal infections. The area treated has to be free of fungus.
- Diabetes. Treatment is possible, but we will be extra careful. People with diabetes are more susceptible to developing infections and their wounds will heal slower.
- Epilepsy. Anti-epileptic medication can cause a higher rate of hair growth.
- Using bloodthinners (anticoagulantia)
- Haemophilia ( a genetic disorder resulting in a deficiency of a functional blood-clotting factor)
- Bacterial infections, folliculitis. We will disinfect the area thoroughly to prevent the infection from spreading.
- Parasitic infections, e.g. caused by a mosquito/tick. Treatment is possible after the skin has recovered.
- Viral infections, e.g. warts. Treatment is possible after the skin has recovered.
- Neuralgia/nerve pain/trigeminus neuralgia. Treatment can trigger a nerve pain attack. Depending on your personal experience we will either continue or stop treatment.
- Varicose veins. We can only treat the areas around these veins.
- Pregnancy, due to hormonal imbalance. After giving birth, if not breastfeeding, we can conduct treatment.
- Damaged skin
- Erythema = redness of the skin
- Keloid scars (only certain areas around the keloid scar)
- Keratosen solare = sun damage