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Who Can Perform Microblading in Illinois?

Monday, November 6, 2017   (0 Comments)
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Who can perform microblading in Illinois? Microblading is one of the fastest growing procedures in medical aesthetics, and in the latest Med Spa Law Talk, Renee Coover walks through who can legally administer this treatment in Illinois.



In short, in Illinois microblading is classified as Permanent Makeup/Body Art. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, in order to offer this perform this treatment or offer it in your practice you must meet these three requirements:
  1. Procure a body art establishment license for the facility
  2. Obtain proof of OSHA bloodborne pathogens certification
  3. Be proficient in the procedure

An exception exists for physicians providing the treatment. If a physician is performing microblading in the practice, that practice does NOT need an establishment license. However, if anyone else in the practice is administering the procedure in addition to the physician, the practice then DOES have to obtain its establishment license for body art.

The Department of Public Health also clarified that this procedure is not included in the scope of practice for aestheticians or cosmetologists in Illinois. This means that if you have an aesthetician or cosmetologist that is otherwise qualified to perform microblading, they must not represent themselves as an aesthetician or cosmetologist while administering the procedure.

For more information on obtaining a body art establishment license click here to visit the IDPH website.

For more information about microblading see the microblading page in the AmSpa Treatment Directory. To learn how to perform and offer the treatment in your practice sign up for the full-day microblading training course February 9, 2018 at The Medical Spa Show.


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