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A contra action is an unwanted reaction during or after a treatment. Clients should always be warned that this can occur and how to handle to the contra-action if it occurs.

The contra actions that may occur during and following a microneedling treatment includes-

Excess erythema – Erythema is a health condition caused by capillary dilation under your skin due to excessive blood and inflammation. This skin condition is typically marked by a red rash. And a very common cause of erythema skin redness is sunburn.

Burning – A burning sensation is a particular type of pain distinct from dull, stabbing, or aching pains. Often, a burning kind of pain is related to nerves, but there are many other potential causes. Injuries, natural wear and tear, infections, and autoimmune disorders all have the potential to cause nerve damage and pain.

Oedema – Oedema is the medical term for fluid retention in the body. The build-up of fluid causes affected tissue to become swollen. The swelling can occur in one particular part of the body, e.g., as the result of an injury or treatments.

Allergic reaction – An allergy is an adverse reaction that the body has to a particular food or substance in the environment.

If these occur the client can-

  1. Wash the area with plain cool water
  2. Apply a cool/cold compress
  3. If symptoms persist, they can consult medical advice (111 or pharmacist). They will often suggest antihistamines .
  4. If the client can also let you know also. That way you can look back on your records and see what could have caused the contra-action to avoid it happening again. This is the importance of keeping records.