Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers have been popular in the beauty industry for many years. Recently, the use of a hyaluron pen to administer HA fillers has become more prevalent. The hyaluron pen is a non-invasive device that uses air pressure to inject the HA filler into the skin. The question that arises is whether or not using a hyaluron pen is illegal.
Before we can answer that question, we must first understand what hyaluronic acid is and how it is used in the beauty industry. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps to keep the skin hydrated and plump. As we age, the amount of hyaluronic acid in our bodies decreases, which can lead to wrinkles and fine lines. Traditionally, these fillers were administered using a needle, which can be painful and result in bruising and swelling. The hyaluron pen was introduced as a non-invasive alternative to traditional needle injections. The pen uses air pressure to inject the hyaluronic acid filler into the skin, which is less painful and result in less bruising and swelling.
Now, let's get back to the question of whether or not using a hyaluron pen is illegal. The answer is not straightforward as it depends on several factors. Firstly, it is important to note that the use of hyaluronic acid fillers is not illegal. Many fillers on the market are in. fact approved by regulatory bodies such as the FDA. The Hyaluron Pen is not currently FDA Approved but it does not make it illegal. The FDA does not approve essential oils, but we all know the many benefits of the oils.
The last article from the FDA about the matter occurred 10/08/2021 in which the FDA warns the public not to use the pen. As of today 3/24/23, no current articles have been published about it. This article warns people not to use the pen at home which is understandable because the average consumer has no idea on what to do or how to properly use the pen.
The use of hyaluron pens is not regulated by any governing body. This means that without proper training and experience, you put yourself at risk and put your clients at risk for serious complications. Such risks include infections, allergic reactions, necrosis of the skin and even blindness just to name a few. In summary, the use of hyaluronic acid fillers is not illegal, but in order to use a hyaluron pen to administer these fillers, you must be properly trained to ensure that the injections are safe, effective and that you're not putting your clients in harms way.
The School of Glamology is a licensed institution that offers hands-on training which is conducted by licensed beauty professionals that hold active instructors licenses as well. There are many people offering this course who are not even licensed beauty professionals and that is illegal. Without being a licensed institution who is governed by the board of cosmetology, one can not issue a valid certification. Be sure to ask and check for credentials to ensure you are receiving the highest quality of training.
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While the School of Glamology does its best to ensure that we are up to date on all regulations, it's the responsibility of the students to do your own research in your state. If you can't find any regulations, it's because none are written. This can change at any moment so periodically check to ensure you're practicing according to the guidelines of your state.