(1) Only the
non-living, uppermost layers of facial skin, known as the epidermis, may, by
any method or means, be removed, and in such event may be removed only for the
purpose of beautification.
removal techniques and practices which affect the living layers of facial skin,
known as the dermis, are prohibited.
(3) Only commercially-available products for
the removal of facial skin for the purpose of beautification may be used.
Mixing or combining skin removal products is prohibited except as it is
required by manufacturer instructions.
(4) Licensed aestheticians may use
alphahydroxy acid salon exfoliation products that do not exceed thirty percent
(30%) concentration. Such products should have a pH of 3.0 or above. Higher
concentrations or lower pH can cause irritation.
Invasive procedures that shall not be
used include, but are not limited to, the following:
(a) Application of electricity which
contracts the muscle; and
Abrasion of the skin below the non-living, epidermal layers.
Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs.
Original rule filed May
25, 2004; effective August 8, 2004.
Authority: T.C.A. §