Any or elements of this hydra-facial machine, aims to improve the condition and appearance of the skin.  Treatments should NEVER be carried out over areas of skin that appear sore or infected.  The skin may react adversely to the treatment and the risk of cross infection is high. If a treatment is carried out over infected skin the infection could spread to other areas of the clients face or to the therapist

Some extra area areas for caution:

To avoid any unwanted side effects the patients who are categorised under the following should not be treated.

  • Patients suffering from long term diabetes
  • Patients suffering from heart conditions
  • Patients with metal implants in the treatment area
  • Patients with open wounds
  • Patients with pacemakers
  • Pregnant patients
  • Patients with Autoimmune Disorders
  • Patients with phlebitis
  • Patients with thrombosis and varicose veins

Use of Botox®, Juvéderm®, Restylane®, and any other injectable must be disclosed prior to treatment.  Should wait 2 weeks after having injectable treatments

Contra – indications Description/Characteristics RED

Never Treat

AMBER Restrict GREEN      Treat
Cancer Disease X    
Circulatory Diseases Coronary artery disease

Heart failure.

Unidentified lumps or swelling Always advise a client to seek a medical diagnosis X    
Open cuts / abrasions Use your judgement   X  
Acne Bacterial Infection, can spread. X    
Prescribed Acne drugs like Roaccutane, tretinoin These can be topical creams or oral medication. If a client is suffering from acne then they will already be contra-indiated. You MUST wait at least 6 months after the client has stopped any medication X    
Sebaceous Cysts Round, nodular lesion with smooth shiny surface which develops from the sebaceous gland. X    
Boils A boil begins as a small inflamed nodule which forms a pocket of bacteria around the base of a hair follicle or a break in the skin.  Local injury or lowered constitutional resistance may encourage their development. X    
Impetigo Superficial contagious inflammatory disease caused by streptococcal and staphylococcal bacteria.  It is commonly seen on the face and around the ears and shows as weeping blisters which dry to form honey coloured crusts.  Bacteria is easily transmitted by dirty fingernails and towels. X    



Conjunctivitis A boil begins as a small inflamed nodule which forms a pocket of bacteria around the base of the eye.  In this condition the inner eyelid and eyeball appear red and sore and there may be a pus like discharge from the eye.  The infection spreads by contact with the secretions from the eye of the infected person. X    
Herpes Simplex Herpes Simplex is normally found on the face and around the lips.  It begins as an itching sensation, followed by erythema and a group of small blisters which then weep and form crusts. X- If active X- be careful working around the lip as the treatment can trigger a cold sore  
Thrombosis Thrombosis is the formation of a blood clot within a blood vessel. X    
Recent scar Tissue Less than 6months old work around   X  




Begins as small red papules that gradually increase in size to form a ring.  Affected areas on the body vary in severity from mild scaling to inflamed itchy area. Fungal infection. X    






A contagious parasitic skin condition caused by the female mite who burrows into the horny layer of the skin where she lays eggs.  The first noticeable symptoms of this is severe itching which worsens at night.  Papules, pustules and crusted lesions by develop. X    
Sunburn Radiation burns from UV exposure X    
Pregnancy   X    
Auto immune disease


An autoimmune disease is a condition in which your immune system mistakenly attacks your body e.g Diabetes X    
Shingles Herpes zoster

Viral infection

Psoriasis A chronic inflammatory skin condition.  Psoriasis may be recognised as the development of well-defined red plaques, varying in size and shaped, covered by white or silvery scales

Any area of the body may be affected but the most common site are face, elbows, knees, nails, chest and abdomen.  It can also affect the scalp.  Psoriasis is aggravated by stress and trauma but is improved by exposure to sunlight.

Overly thin/delicate skin Hypersensitive skin Fragile skin will be more prone to damage. Some attachments should be avoided like the blade on more sensitive skin. Other attachments the dials should be adjusted to reduce the current   X  
Eczema If on the face and inflamed or infected      
High blood pressure It needs to be controlled by medication. Clients’ circulation will be stimulated and can go red easily. Check with doctor they are suitable and ensure settings are lower   X  
Dermatitis Dermatitis literally means inflammation of the skin.  Contact dermatitis is caused by a primary irritant which causes the skin to become red, dry and inflamed.  Substances which are likely to cause this reaction include acids, alkalis, perfumes, solvent, lanolin, detergent and nickels.  There may be skin infection too.   X  
Moles, skin tags Work around any projection from the skin   X  
Mild bruising Work around   X  
Botox/fillers Wait 2 weeks   X  
Hypertrophic disorders


A blue-black nodule which increases in size, shape and colour and is most commonly found on the head, neck and trunk. X    
Topical retinoids and at home peels Avoid 4 before and 7 days after treatment   X