New California Microneedling Regulation Against Estheticians

By: Aly Boeckh

AmSpa Founder and Director, Alex Thiersch's viral CA Update video has lead to a serious discussion regarding recent confusion and concern about who can perform microneedling and dermaplaning in California medical spas. The American Med Spa Association (AmSpa) will welcome California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology representatives Kristy Underwood and Tami Guess to its upcoming Medical Spa Boot Camp in San Jose, CA, on September 19-20. Underwood and Guess are slated for a short presentation and Q&A session on Day 2 of the boot camp, providing information about California’s state laws and regulations affecting medical spa professionals, with a focus on microneedling and derma planing. 

“The rules regarding microneedling and dermaplaning are often misunderstood,” says Alex Thiersch, founder and director of AmSpa. “We are thrilled to have representatives from the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology at our bootcamp to help explain the nuances of the regulations.” 

“We are so happy to be involved in this event,” said Kristy Underwood, executive director of the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. “We hope to be able to answer any and all questions regarding the regulation of aesthetics and how this impacts medical spas in California.”

If those interested in this information are unable to attend AmSpa’s Medical Spa Boot Camp, the presentation by the California Board representatives will be recorded and provided free of charge to those in AmSpa's email database. If you are unable to attend the event, please sign up as an AmSpa Enewsletter Subscriber to receive the webinar via email.

Registration for AmSpa’s Medical Spa Boot Camp in San Jose, CA is $895 for AmSpa Members, $995 for nonmembers, or $1,030 for event registration + AmSpa annual membership. Additional attendees in your party receive an additional discount. Attendees receive two full days of incredible education; a 300+ page handbook and flash drive that includes presentations, forms and charts to help implement the ideas learned during the sessions; breakfast and lunch for both days; and a cocktail reception at the end of the first day; and materials to obtain 5.5 Category I CME hours for physicians. Don't miss the best medical spa and medical aesthetic education in the United States. 


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