Contraindications

Contraindications

  • Pacemaker or other implanted electrical device
  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • History of cancer or skin malignancy
  • Currently undergoing treatment for cancer, autoimmune disease or anticoagulant therapy
  • Past or present autoimmune disease (e.g., scleroderma) or collagen disease. Active infection on the treatment site (recurrent cold sores, shingles, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, infected acne)
  • Chronic skin condition / irritated skin (e.g., urticaria)
  • Phlebitis or blood clots
  • Implant or metal prosthesis near the treatment site
  • Multisystem disease (diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, renal impairment, etc.)
  • Superficial metal implants such as teeth in or near the target tissue, unless distance can be created between the implant and the RF electrode with a wooden spatula or tongue depressor. Discontinue treatment if patient experiences any discomfort whatsoever
  • Major surgical procedure in the past three months, including dental treatments such as major reconstruction and oral surgery)
  • Recent (less than 1 month) use of dermal fillers (hyaluronic acid, collagen, etc.) in close proximity to the treatment area
  • Recent (less than 1 year) use of Isotretinoin (Accutane)
  • Undiagnosed pain
  • Patients with nerve sensitivity to heat anywhere around the treatment area should not be treated as this may result in burns or injury