What is skin penetration
Skin penetration is any procedure that involves the penetration of the skin or the penetration of a mucous membrane.
Skin penetration procedures are regulated due to the potential for transmitting serious infectious disease between clients.
What is considered to be skin penetration
- Acupuncture/dry needling
- Body and ear piercing
- Body modification
- Colonic lavage
- Tattooing & cosmetic tattooing
- Waxing & hair removal (not laser)
- Cuticle cutting
- Nail drilling and filing
- Blood Cholesterol and glucose measurement
- Any other beauty treatment which involves the deliberate penetration of and/or removal of skin
What is not considered to be skin penetration
Hairdressers, barbers and other body decorating and grooming practices which do not deliberately penetrate the skin