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Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session


Posted: July 14, 2023 09:42 AM
From: Representative Marla Brown
To: All House members
Subject: Adding Dermaplaning 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 dermaplaning.
Dermaplaning is a procedure in which the skin is manually exfoliated to remove dead skin buildup and fine hairs (peach fuzz) using a razor-edged tool.  Dermaplaning has become a popular procedure in skin beauty treatments, as the goal of dermaplaning is to create a fresher, smoother complexion that more readily accepts skincare products and makeup.  Many times, dermaplaning is done before a mask or chemical peel treatment so as to allow the products to penetrate more deeply into the skin. 
It has been recently brought to my attention there is a lot of confusion in the industry on whether estheticians are permitted to perform dermaplaning, especially since our Cosmetology Law has not been updated to reflect new techniques and procedures in the past couple of years. 
Currently, the definition of esthetics includes “the practice of massaging the face, applying cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, tonics, lotions or creams to the face, removing superfluous hair by tweezers, depilatories or waxes and the dyeing of eyelashes and eyebrows.”  My legislation will amend this definition to include removal of hair by blade.  I believe this will provide much needed clarity to professionals in the industry.
I invite you to cosponsor this legislation.

Introduced as HB1581