A CONTRAINDICATION is a condition or factor that serves as a reason to withhold a certain medical treatment.

If any of the following apply to you then we would not be able to offer you laser hair removal.

A full pre-treatment consultation is provided at your patch test appointment too, in order to ensure the procedure will be both safe and effective for you.

  • History of Cancer; in particularly, skin cancer
  • Pregnancy (including IVF)
  • Two of the most commonly taken photosensitive medications are Rocaccutane and Retin-A, both of which are acne treatments. These both cause serious side effects from laser treatments, and treatment should be avoided if you are taking either of these.
  • Use of photosensitive medication and herbs for which 755nm & 810nm light exposure is contraindicated
  • Diseases which may be stimulated by light
  • Prolonged exposure to sun or artificial tanning prior to treatment and post treatment
  • Active infection of herpes simplex in the treatment area
  • History of keloid scarring
  • Diabetes (insulin dependent 
  • Fragile and dry skin
  • Hormonal disorders (that are stimulated under intense light)
  • Use of anticoagulants
  • History of coagulopathies.
  • Tattoos in the area – a 2cm border must be left around the tattoo