Contraindications

In generally fit and healthy clients, fat dissolving is known to be a relatively safe and effective treatment. However, as with any treatment, there are of course some things to consider that may stop or alter the way in which  you carry out fat-dissolving with your clients. Let’s look at what would stop a client from having fat-dissolving lipolysis treatments.

  • An allergy or intolerance to any of the ingredients in the product
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding – You must not administer any form of fat loss treatment to a pregnant or feeding mother. Studies show breastfeeding can aid in the loss of fat in women in the tummy and hips. Treatment can be carried out 3 months post birth for non feeding mothers
  • These treatments are not suitable for people under 18 and not advised on people over 60 as results are likely not to be effective
  • Lipodystrophy (where the body is unable to produce fat)
  • Lipoedema is an abnormal build-up of fat often in the legs and sometimes found in the arms also. The cause is often unknown and liposuction is the only effective way of removal of this stubborn fat
  • Liver and kidney disease or disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Permanent use of anticoagulants
  • Skin disease and disorders in the target area – psoriasis, eczema, scabies etc
  • Scar tissue – Do not treat in scar tissue area until 6 months post healing
  • Infectious blood conditions – HIV, Aids and hepatitis
  • Current infection or illness 
  • For the use of excessive weight loss

If you are ever unsure of a client’s medical suitability, always ensure you request that they seek medical approval before commencing with the treatment.