What Medical Spa procedures can an Esthetician perform in Minnesota? 

*Assumes no healthcare professional license and only the Minnesota Board of Cosmetology

 

Procedure Can Administer?
Full Field Ablative (laser skin resurfacing)

Example: CO2, Erbium; YAG

No
Micro Ablative (fractional resurfacing)

Example: Fraxel, Pixel, Halo

No
Non-surgical Skin Tightening

Example: Ulthera, Thermage, Pelleve, Venus

No. However, a person licensed as an Advanced Practice Esthetician is able to perform energy based treatments on the epidermal layer of the skin including light, direct current, indirect current, or sound energy.
Photo-facial Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL)

Example: IPL, BBL

No. However, a person licensed as an Advanced Practice Esthetician is able to perform energy based treatments on the epidermal layer of the skin including light, direct current, indirect current, or sound energy.
Tattoo Removal

Example: Picosure, Q-switched

No
Body Contouring

Example: CoolSculpting, Vasershape, Liposonix, Emsclupt

No
Vaginal Rejuvenation

Example: Alexandrite, Diode, Nd: YAG

No
Hair Removal (laster, pulse light, dermaplaning)

Example: Alexandrite, Diode, Nd: YAG

No. However, a person licensed as an Advanced Practice Esthetician is able to perform energy based treatments on the epidermal layer of the skin including light, direct current, indirect current, or sound energy.
Injectable Toxins and Dermal Fillers

Example: Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Jeuveau, Restylane, Juvederm

No
Microneedling

Example: SkinPen

No. However, a person licensed as an Advanced Practice Esthetician is able to perform skin needling treatments on the epidermal layer of the skin.

 

Vein Treatment Therapy (spider or varicose)

Example: Sclerotherapy, Vbeam

No
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) No
IV Therapy No
Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) Treatments No
Microdermabrasion Yes, they may manually remove dead skin cells from the stratum corneum, only. A person licensed as an Advanced Practice Esthetician is able to perform manual and mechanical skin exfoliation treatments which remove epidermal cells.
Dermaplaning No. However, a person licensed as an Advanced Practice Esthetician is able to perform skin exfoliation treatments which remove epidermal cells.
Superficial (non-medical) Chemical Peel

Example: Alpha Hydroxy Acid Peels, Salicylic Peel, Jessner’s Peel, TCA Peel

Yes, provided the chemical peels remove only dead skin cells from the stratum corneum. A person licensed as an Advanced Practice Esthetician is able to perform skin exfoliation treatments which exceed the stratum corneum and include chemical or enzyme treatments.
Hydradermabrasion

Example: HydraFacial, DermalInfusion, DermaSweep

No. A person licensed as an Advanced Practice Esthetician is able to perform skin exfoliation treatments which remove epidermal cells.
Microblading and Permanent Make-up No; however, permanent makeup is regulated by local boards of health
Thread Lifts No
Aesthetician Services

Example: facials, makeup, surface skin treatments, waxing, tweezing

Yes
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