Have a good read through all my pre and post advice to check if this treatment is right for you and you are looking after your skin after.
Unfortunately not all treatments are for everyone. Please check our contraindications list to make sure you avoid disappointment.
Conditions that would mean you were not able to have this treatments:
Cancer (all forms)
Undergoing chemotherapy or immune therapy
High blood pressure (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:
Transplant Anti-Rejection Drugs
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.