• Under 18
  • Diabetes type 1 (doctor's approval required if insulin resistant)
  • Heart disease of any kind (requires doctor's approval)
  • Blood disorders of any kind (requires doctor's approval)
  • Epilepsy (requires doctor's approval)
  • Pregnant or Breast feeding
  • Taking blood thinners (doctor to approve coming off a few days before your procedure)
  • Taking ARV’s
  • Psoriasis
  • Allergic to Anaesthetic
  • Active Herpes outbreak (cold sore)
  • Auto immune disease (let your technician know about any)
  • Chemo therapy (6 months after)
  • Glaucoma (no eyeliner)
  • Hepatitis (have or had in the past)
  • Moles, lesions, sores on the area to be treated (Moles on the area should be assessed and removed by your dermatologist, and fully healed before procedure)
  • Keloid or Hypertrophic scarring (a patch test is recommended 4 weeks before)
  • You should not take aspirin, ibuprofen or anti-inflammatories from 3 days before. And not drink alcohol from the night before your procedure. No coffee or exercise stimulants with caffeine (like BioPlus) on the morning of your procedure.
  • Retin A and Retinols should be stopped 7 days before, and should not be used for 3 weeks after procedures. Using these too soon can cause the pigment to fade.
  • You should stop taking all vitamin supplements at least 3 days before, and very important to stop taking any Omega 3 supplements, Vitamin E supplements 7 days before, as these thin the blood and can result in excessive bruising and pigment migration.

If you're unsure, it's best to consult your doctor for approval well before the time.