Contraindications are reasons that would prevent a treatment from taking place because it would be unsafe to do so.
- The first trimester of pregnancy because of insurance.
- Allergy to DHA
- Asthma. If a you suffer from any respiratory problems please check with your doctor before having a tan.
- Having heat or sensitising treatments such as waxing, electrolysis or a sauna.
- Eczema, cuts, open wounds, psoriasis, abrasions, skin diseases and disorders.
- Botox, fillers and recent cosmetic procedures.
- Acne. (Accutane can cause skin sensitivity up to 6 months after taking it).
- Anyone under the age of 16 unless they are in the presence of someone who they themselves have brought as a responsible adult.
Other conditions that may affect the tan and need careful consideration include:
- HRT and some medication which can interfere with the result of the tan.
- Pregnancy can cause dark patches on the skin.
- Diabetics – although DHA is a sugar you can have a tan as long as you are following your doctors recommended treatments and have no open cuts/wounds.
- Vitiligo is a chronic skin condition that causes loss of pigment resulting in irregular pale patches on the skin. The same applies to Albino skin for the same reason.
- Chemotherapy patients can have extra sensitive skin and you should be aware of sensitivity issues and you need to have medical permission.
- Recent piercings and tattoos need to be fully healed or covered over with a plaster.
- History of allergies – if you are known to have any sensitivity it needs to be disclosed and a patch test given 24 hours before any planned treatment.