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ACP Pre & Post Advice Reference

Updated: Apr 18, 2023

This is a student reference guide to contraindications, pre and post treatment advice. Have a good read through all my pre and post advice to check if this treatment is right for your client.

Skin Peels


  • Pacemaker

  • Epilepsy

  • Heart conditions (uncontrolled)

  • High blood pressure (uncontrolled)

  • Diabetes (uncontrolled)

  • Cancer (all forms)

  • Undergoing chemotherapy or immune therapy

  • Immunodeficiency

  • Lupus

  • Pregnant

  • Varicose veins

  • Active Herpes/cold sores (on treatment area)

  • Moles

  • Open lesions

  • Infection

  • Sunburn

  • Depilatory creams (wait 2 weeks)

  • Recent waxing/plucking (all electrolysis based hair removal treatments require there to be a follicle to target)


  • Pin dot crusts or scabs may appear to seal the skin and prevent infection. These must not be rubbed or picked off, as to do so may result in scarring. The crusts or scabs may be indistinguishable and ‘felt’ rather than ‘seen’.

  • Do not touch, rub or irritate the treated area. When washing and cleansing , use a gentle soap or perfume free cleanser and gently pat the area dry to avoid dislodging any crusts or scabs.

  • Avoid any activities for 48 hours that stimulate blood flow following vascular treatments, e.g. exercise, hot showers/baths, hot spicy foods and alcohol.

  • Avoid activities for 48 hours that may irritate or dislodge any crusting or minor scabbing e.g. swimming, saunas, steam rooms, facial steaming, facial scrubs, waxing and other beauty treatments, until the area has completely healed.

  • Do not fly within the next 48 hours following vascular treatment.

  • Please keep out of UV light completely during the healing process and as much as possibly generally. Cover up with hat or parasol and protect sun exposed areas by using a good quality high factor sunscreen at all times particularly in summer months.

  • Avoid the possible causes of vascular blemishes, for example, wearing tight fitting glasses, squeezing spots, careless or erratic tweezing or blowing nose to vigorously.

  • Avoid using any possible skin sensitisers or irritants such as perfumes, fake tan products and perfumed body lotions.

  • Should you have any concerns regarding your treatment please contact the therapist immediately.

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