Many have asked and we can sincerely say the “filler pens” or needleless “application” of HA fillers are not in scope for licensed Estheticians here in California. Bruising, swelling, edema and the depth at which they penetrate the mucosa or other skin is not part of our scope of practice.
Is Hyaluron Pen legal in California?
No. The Hyaluron Pen is currently NOT FDA-approved in the United States. In fact, it is currently being marketed and sold illegally online.
Who can administer Hyaluron pen in California?
A person licensed as a cosmetologist or esthetician is required to limit their practice and services rendered to the public to only those areas for which they are licensed. (California Business and Professions Code, section 7317.)
Can estheticians do Hyaluron pen?
Most estheticians and laypeople offering the Hyaluron Pen are not medically licensed, and therefore, do not have a governing body to answer to or receive discipline from.
Do you have to be certified to use Hyaluron pen?
No, you don’t need a license or any educational background, this course is for anyone who wants to learn or wants to add a new skill to their current profession. Everyone is welcomed to register whether you are a Professional Tattoo Body Artist, Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Doctor, Student or Stay Home Mom.
Can anyone use a Hyaluron pen?
In fact, even the FDA recently announced that people should not use the Hyaluron Pen or any other needle-free lip filler devices. According to a spokesperson for the organization, “[The] FDA has not approved any dermal fillers for over-the-counter sale for at-home use or for use with needle-free injection devices.”
Can an esthetician do lip fillers?
Aestheticians are not permitted to inject Botox or dermal fillers in California, regardless of physician oversight.
Is hyaluronic acid considered a drug?
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) intends to consider reclassifying hyaluronic acid (HA) intra-articular products intended for treatment of knee osteoarthritis as a drug rather than medical devices.
Can you use Hyaluron pen on butt?
Hyaluronic acid-based fillers are used to lift the butt, give more volume, improve the shape, correct hip dips, improve skin quality and cellulites. No cuts, no scarring, no general anaesthesia is needed and can be done in less than an hour.