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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: January 24, 2020 01:49 PM
From: Representative Christopher B. Quinn
To: All House members
Subject: Adding Microneedling and Microdermabrasion to the Cosmetology Law
In the near future, I plan to introduce legislation amending the Cosmetology Law of 1933 to permit licensed estheticians in Pennsylvania to perform microdermabrasion and microneedling in salons.

Microneedling and microdermabrasion have become some of the most popular procedures in skin beauty treatments over the last several years. Microdermabrasion is a procedure that exfoliates and removes the superficial layer of dry, dead skin cells. Microneedling, also known as percutaneous collagen induction, involves superficial controlled puncturing of the skin at a set depth with fine needles that create channels in the skin. Both of these procedures are aimed at reducing acne scarring and improving the appearance of sun damage, wrinkles, age spots and melasma.

It has been recently brought to my attention that while it is not uncommon for several salons in Pennsylvania to be providing these services, the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs within the Department of State has sent letters to salons in response to complaints stating that the performance of microneedling and microdermabrasion is a violation of the Cosmetology Law and should not be performed in Pennsylvania salons. Therefore, I plan to amend the Cosmetology Law to include these procedures.

I invite you to cosponsor this legislation. Thank you for your consideration.

Introduced as HB2456