Skin Disorders & Diseases (Contraindications)

Contra-indications

Prior to performing a treatment you must always do a skin analysis. There are two main reasons-

  1. To check for contra-indications that may prevent or restrict your treatment.
  2. To work out the best treatment plan for the client to meet their expectations.

Contra-indications are broken down into two categories-

  1. Prevent- this means they are often contagious and a treatment cannot be performed.
  2. Restricts- this means that you can still do a treatment but adjustments will need to be made to the ‘standard’ treatment routine.

 

Examples of contra-indications that may restrict treatment: Recent scar tissue, eczema, psoriasis, hyper-keratosis, skin allergies, cuts, abrasion, bruising, styes.

Examples of contra-indications that may prevent treatment: Skin disorders such as bacterial (impetigo), viral (herpes simplex), fungal (tinea), systemic medical conditions, conjunctivitis, severe skin conditions and eye infections, acne, boils and herpes (zoster and warts), parasitic infections (e.g. scabies), known allergies

 

Click the contraindications powerpoint below to identify the different types of diseases and disorders to look out for.

contraindications

Now you know the basic contraindications try and complete the following task.

From the list of ailments below write a brief description of the condition and then tick the correct box-

  • Prevents- stops a treatment from happening
  • Restricts- can still go ahead but you may need to make adjustments to the normal routine
  • Treat- to adjustments needed and does not stop the treatment.

Make sure you use reliable resources when researching.

 

Contra – indications Description/Characteristics- Basic description (1-2 sentences only) then tick the relevant box RED

Prevents

AMBER

Restrict

GREEN

Treat

Cancer
Unidentified lumps or swelling
Open cuts / abrasions
Acne
Sebaceous Cysts
Impetigo
Conjunctivitis
Herpes Simplex/cold sores
Scar tissue

 

Ringworm/Tinea Corporis
Infestations

Scabies

Lice

Sunburn
Pregnancy

Breast feeding

Diabetes
Shingles

Herpes zoster

Viral infection

Laser

Hair removal IPL treatments Resurface the skin (ablative laser)

Tattoo removal

 

Psoriasis/eczema
Acne drugs Roaccutane
Waxing treatments
Overly thin/delicate skin Hypersensitive skin
Previous facial treatments including

Micro-dermabrasion

Chemical peels

Dermaplaning

High/low blood pressure
Steroid medication
Dermatitis
Moles, skin tags
Mild bruising
Botox/fillers
Topical retinoids/AHA’s Chemical peels
Epilepsy