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)
  • Microdermabrasion
  • 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