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Ultrasonic Cavitation 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

CONTRAINDICATIONS


Total Contraindications:

  • Pregnant

  • Breastfeeding

  • HIV/AIDS

  • Cancer (all forms)

  • Undergoing chemotherapy or immune therapy

  • Immunodeficiency

  • Lupus

  • High blood pressure (uncontrolled)

  • Diabetes (uncontrolled)

  • Prednisone and other steroid medications (treatment will increase inflammation)

  • Heart problems or diseases

  • Kidney damage, diseases or problems

  • Liver damage, diseases or problems

  • Haemorrhagic disease, trauma or bleeding

  • Numb or insensitive to heat

  • Active implanted device such as pacemaker or defibrillator

Conditions that need a doctors letter to confirm the treatment is suitable before treatments can begin:

  • Epilepsy

  • Transplant Anti-Rejection Drugs

  • Thyroid Disease

  • Heart Disease

  • Hypertension (High blood pressure treated with medication)

  • Cancer - after 12 months

The list below is of things that require a waiting period until you can start treatments:

  • Recent surgery (wait 6 months)

  • Recent scars (wait 6 months)

  • Open lesions (avoid area)

  • Skin diseases (avoid area)

  • Infection (avoid area)

  • Antibiotics (wait until course completed)

  • Inflammation (avoid area)

  • Varicose veins (avoid area)

  • Prosthesis/silicone implants (avoid area)

  • Metal implants/screws (avoid area)

  • Menstrual Period (wait until after)

  • Metal contraceptive coil (avoid area)

  • Depilatory creams (wait 2 weeks)

  • Areas being treated with IPL or Laser (wait 2 weeks)

  • Areas being treated with Botox® (wait 3 months) or dermal fillers (wait 2 weeks)

  • Suntan (sun must be avoided the entire duration of the treatment regime)

  • Chronic inflammation (depending on severity of chronic inflammatory conditions - consider that treatment will increase inflammation and anti-inflammatory medications reduce the effectiveness of the treatment - please discuss with your doctor first.

Pre & Post Treatment Advice:

  • Drink at least 2 liters of water before your treatment and another 2 liters per day following your treatment (soft drink, soda, juice or tea is not water).

  • Refrain from ANY alcohol consumption for 2 – 3 days following your treatments. Alcohol can prevent your liver from working to remove fats as it will make alcohol metabolism its priority before fat removal and could hinder your results.

  • Refrain from caffeine for 3-4 days prior to your treatment and for 48 hours after treatment.

  • Avoid eating 2 hours prior and 1 hour after your treatment.

  • Refrain from aspirin, ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatory products for 2 days prior and after your treatment.

  • Use dry skin brushing daily to stimulate lymph movement (your therapist will show you how to do this).

  • Do not have a hot shower (warm is alright), spa or sauna straight after treatment.

  • Diet: Follow a low carb, low starch, low sugar diet for best results.

  • Exercise: Do brisk exercise for at least 20 minutes after your treatment to stimulate lymph movement.

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