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jeffb in Dallas, Texas

64 months ago

What actual skin conditions can an esthetician treat in your State?

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SammiBee in Nampa, Idaho

61 months ago


Our laws here are very general. Often I have to call our state board to verify specifics and they seem to be inconsistent at times.

We can treat acne, hyperpigmentation, milia, mild keratolytic conditions, rosacea, etc.

Basically anything that is epidermal, can be treated with approved topicals and devices, and doesn't require medical devices is okay. So specifically....under the cosmetology board regulations we can, on our own, use:

Lancets & Extractors
Peels that do not affect anything past the epidermis.
Dermaplaning (with a scalpel no less) *I did confirm this with both the cosmetology board and the board of medicine
We can perform massage and treatments on the body (not sure how much longer that will be as we have a new massage board that hasn't taken affect yet)

We can not, however, use laser, injectables, or deep peels without being under a physician and thus being regulated by the board of medicine.

Is this what you're looking for?

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