Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0440-02-.16 - SKIN PEELING AND INVASIVE PROCEDURES

Current through March 20, 2022

(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.
(2) Skin 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.
(5) Invasive procedures that shall not be used include, but are not limited to, the following:
(a) Application of electricity which contracts the muscle; and
(b) Abrasion of the skin below the non-living, epidermal layers.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0440-02-.16
Original rule filed May 25, 2004; effective August 8, 2004.

Authority: T.C.A. ยง 62-4-105(e).

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