Contraindications for the Use of Aesthetic Procedures in Different Skin Diseases

    B. Kamoona, J. Kazandjieva
    Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Medical University, Alexandrovska University Hospital – Sofia

    The skin diseases contraindicated for aesthetic procedures could be divided in three groups:

    1. Skin diseases contraindicated for every aesthetic
    2. Skin diseases with contraindication for one or
    more aesthetic procedures.
    3. Skin diseases with controversial relation to
    aesthetic treatment.

    Some skin diseases are postulated as contraindications for all aesthetic procedures. To this group belonged almost all infectious diseases like herpes simplex, herpes zoster, impetigo, intertrigo. Not so well known contraindications for dermabrasion, chemical peels and laser resurfacing are skin diseases with expressed Koebner phenomenon like psoriasis and lichen planus.
    Contraindications for radiofrequency treatment include the presence of a cardic pacemaker, presence of metal pins or plates, history of autoimmune disorders, anticoagulant therapy, patients on any immunosuppressive or steroid medication, pregnancy,predisposition for developing keloids or hypertrophic scars, allergy to nickel and others.
    The awareness of the contraindications for the applications of the aesthetic procedures will help overcoming the preventable complications of their use.

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