Cosmetology, Esthetics, & Body Art Advisory Opinions

 
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​​​​Cosmetology and Esthetics

Advisory statements are issued by the Board of Cosmetology, Electrology, Esthetics, Nail Technology and Body Art for informational purposes only; they are NOT legal opinions and are non-binding. The advisory opinions define acts, which in the opinion of the board, are or are not permitted in the practice of cosmetology and/or esthetics.

The practice of Esthetics/Cosmetology is upon the skin (epidermis); services below the epidermis and into the dermis are not within the scope of practice.


​Cellulite Cavitation​​​​
​Within cosmetology and esthetic practice (9/10/18)
​Cool Lifting
Not within the practice, this procedure goes below the epidermis. (6/5/17)
​Cool Sculpting​
Not within the practice, this procedure goes below the epidermis. (6/5/17)
​Cryoclear​

​Cryoclear has two FDA approved devices, one that doctors use and one that estheticians can use which stays on the top level of the skin. (6/5/17)
​Cupping
Not within the practice, this procedure goes into the Dermis. (1/5/15)
​Dermapen
​.03 or .05 acceptable. (9/18/13)
​Dermaplaning
​Within cosmetology and esthetic practice as it is an exfoliating treatment used on the outer layer of skin. (8/4/11)​
​Dermarolling
​Within cosmetology and esthetic practice. (10/17/11)
​Dermatone
​Within cosmetology and esthetic practice. (8/31/12)
​Endermologie
​Within cosmetology and esthetic practice (9/10/18)
​Eyelash and Brow Tinting
​Within cosmetology and esthetic practice. (9/9/13)
Fibroblasting (plasma)​
​Uses the arc for thermal heat, which is heating the skin. Cauterizes the skin. Goes to deep layers beyond the epidermal layer. Not within esthetic or cosmetology scope. (2/2021)​
​Henna​
​Natural henna application does not require a license providing there is NO developer in the henna.  If developer, falls within cosmetology and esthetics.  (9/10/18) ​
​Hyaluron Pen
​Not ​within the practice; this procedure goes below the epidermis into the papillary layer of the dermis. (2/28/20)
​Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
Not within the practice. (8/5/01 per Medical Board)
​Keratin Brow Infusion Treatment
​Within cosmetology and esthetic practice. (2/4/19)
​Lamprobe
Not within the practice, this procedure goes below the epidermis as it heats up tissue/skin. (12/27/18) 
​Lasers
Not within the practice. (8/5/01 Medical Board) 
​Micro Blading Eyebrows
​Within Permanent Color Technician practice (9/11/17)
​Micro Current (Tama Blue Onyx)
​Within cosmetology and esthetic practice (7/11/18) 
​Micro Needling
​.05 needles acceptable; larger needles for medical use only. (9/18/13) 
​PELLEVE Device
Not within the practice, this procedure delivers constant gradual radiofrequency energy to the dermal tissue. (5/5/14)
​Peels​
​Mild peels which do not penetrate into the dermis are acceptable. (2/19/14)
​Plasma Lift, Soft Lift, & Similar Plasma Procedures or Devices
Not within the practice (9/10/18)
​Radio Frequency Skin Tightening
Not within the practice, this procedure goes below the epidermis as it heats up tissue/skin. (9/10/18)
​Red Light Therapy Beds
​Within cosmetology and esthetic practice. (2/4/19)
​Vacuum Therapy

Not within the practice, this procedure goes below the epidermis. (9/10/18)​
​Wood Therapy also known as Maderoterapia
Not within the practice, this procedure goes below the epidermis. (9/10/18)​


Dermatologic Workgroup Final Report This report provides additional information relating to dermatologic services that can be provided by cosmetologists and estheticians.

Reminder: 

With any service or use of implements, one must be competent and trained in providing the service and must practice within the Cosmetology and/or Esthetics scope of practice for which s/he is licensed.

Body Art

Advisory statements are issued by the Board of Cosmetology, Electrology, Esthetics, Nail Technology and Body Art for informational purposes only; they are NOT legal opinions and are non-binding. The advisory opinions define acts, which in the opinion of the board, are or are not permitted in the practice of Body Art.

Body art means body piercing, branding, permanent color technology, and tattooing.


​Dry Tattooing
Paramedical Tattooing
​Within tattooing IF it includes inserting dyes for the procedure. (12/04/17). 
Paramedical tattooing falls within the scope of practice for tattooing or permanent color technology. Dry tattooing is Not within the scope of practice for body art.
Keratin Brow Infusion Treatment​
​Not body art practice. (2/04/19)

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