The Use of Ultrasound by Skin Care Professionals
In January of 2003, the NCEA issued a policy statement
regarding the use of ultrasound equipment. That policy
was based, in part, upon manufacturer supplied
information as well as other industry data available to
the NCEA at that time.
The NCEA has now received additional manufacturer
information that leads us to issue an advisory notice to
There are three areas of concern:
1. The increase in the illegal importation of
non-certified, re-labeled equipment.
2. The increase in potentially false and/or misleading
outcome claims from suppliers.
3. The usage of ultrasound equipment for phonophoresis
treatments which may contravene FDA guidelines and be
out of the scope of practice for estheticians.
The NCEA is actively reviewing industry data to
determine if it needs to revise its current ultrasound
policy statement. Until that review is complete, we
recommend that Boards discuss this matter with their
state attorney generalís office; that manufacturers of
ultrasound equipment supply to Boards a complete
statement of usage for their equipment; and examine
supplementing information available on the NCEA website.
Go to Position Papers - Background to Ultrasound Devices
Used for Aesthetic Applications.
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