While microchanneling treatments are safe and effective for most people, there are some people who will not be good candidates for these types of treatments. Here is a general contraindication list that should be considered by anyone who is thinking of undergoing microchanneling:
Pregnancy – if you are pregnant or nursing you are advised to not receive athis treatmetnt. To date there have been no studies conducted to see what effects these treatments may have on the unborn child, but as a general rule, pregnant women should stay away from any type of cosmetic/elective procedures.
Diabetes - diabetes patients should not be treated due to problems with healing.
Accutane or any related acne medication - Accutane or any related drug should be discontinued for a minimum of 6 months prior to undergoing microchanneling.
Active Herpes Simplex- treatment is possible once the outbreak is healed, however it may be advisable to take prescription strength antiviral medication for two weeks leading up to your appointment and after to keep this condition in remission during the treatment series.
Dry skin - if your skin is overly dry, you will need to start moisturizing and ensure the condition is under control prior to undergoing any treatment.
Any active inflammatory skin condition e.g. eczema, psoriasis, infection, rash or any type of dermatitis at the treatment site (because it may aggravate the condition).