Medical conditions and treatments
There are some medical conditions that are outright contraindications for certain treatments and others that are precautions.
By precautions mean that your treating doctor may need to be consulted before treatment to ensure they are happy medically for you to have it. Or, in some cases you may be at higher risk of side effects such as bruising and swelling and so long as you are happy to have a higher risk, treatments can go ahead.
Some common conditions that are known to result in higher risk of complications are allergies, diabetes, autoimmune conditions (such as ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, lupus), active acne, infections in the area, and previous herpes zoster (cold sores).
Medications can also interfere with treatments. For example, those on anticoagulants such as aspirin, warfarin, apixaban, clopidogrel, heparin, are at risk of bleeding and bruising as many procedures require the use of a needle.
There are specific restrictions for those who are pregnant or breast feeding as many treatments have never been tested and are generally contraindicated.
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