The California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology gave a Q&A at the AmSpa Medical Spa Boot Camp in San Jose, California regarding what estheticians can and cannot do in a medical spa. Specifically, they addressed the question of whether or not an esthetician could perform microneedling under the scope of their license. They cannot.
For more information see our post regarding the Board’s position:
Topics in the video:
3:10 – Limitations on Esthetician Use of Needles
4:02 – Estheticians With an Electrolysis License
4:36 – Allowed and Prohibited Aesthetic Practices for RNs
5:02 – Can an RN Do Microneedling?
5:55 – Does a Medical Spa Need a Cosmetic License for Cosmetic Procedures?
6:40 – Micro-rollers for Home Use
7:47 – RNs Who Are Also Licensed Estheticians
8:20 – Dermatude
10:58 – Possibility of Expanding Scope of Esthetician License
13:24 – Estheticians Using LED/Light Therapy
14:30 – Esthetician Restrictions Still Apply Under MD Supervision
15:06 – Enforcement Appetite of the Board
17:57 – Potential Punishment for Violations
20:26 – Advice to Med Spa Owners on Staying Compliant
22:42 – Lash Tinting