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A contraindication is the presence of a condition which may make the client unsuitable for the treatment. The treatment may not be able to take place, or the treatment will need to be adapted.

When treating a client, if they show any signs of contra-indications, you should tactfully refer them to their GP for treatment or advice. You should never make a diagnosis even if you are certain of the condition as you may be wrong.

If you are unsure about any contra-indications, then do not treat the client and refer them to their GP.

Be careful if you deal with a contra-indication, and they can often be contagious. Make sure you clean the work area and any implements between clients to prevent cross-infection.




  • Chemotherapy patients ( antioxidants such as Vit C can reduce the drug effect)
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Known allergies or sensitivity to biotin
  • Kidney/liver problems
  • Skin rashes
  • Upset stomach
  • Unrealistic expectations
  • Sickle cell anaemia
  • Hormone tablets (Vit C can increase Oestrogen further)
  • Protease inhibitors
  • Warfarin (high Vit C levels may reduce effect)


Contra-actions post-treatment 


  • Infection at the injection site
  • Fainting
  • Stinging
  • Burning
  • Bruising
  • Erythema
  • Oedema