Who Can Perform Microchanneling in Illinois MedSpas?

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Microchanneling facials and treatments are rising in popularity because the new, advanced technology seems to reduce acne scars, stretch marks, and under eye puffiness and hyperpigmentation, among other cosmetic concerns. Like microneedling, microchanneling is a procedure that creates micro-wounds in the skin that then trigger the body’s natural healing response, which leads to the production of collagen and elastin. Both treatments are invasive, though microchanneling may be slightly less invasive than microneedling.

In Illinois, microneedling and microchanneling procedures are considered to be the practice of medicine and must be performed by or under the appropriate supervision of an MD/DO or an APRN with full practice authority. Regardless of who performs the treatment, the corporate practice of medicine doctrine requires all medical services and prescriptions are paid to an APRN or physician practice. 

Non-physicians and non-APRNs may not bill and collect for medical treatments such as microchanneling, though they may provide services to MD/DO or APRN practices. 

1818 can help all professionals structure practice agreements in accordance with Illinois law. Whether you are an MD/DO, APRN, RN, PA, or another licensed provider, make sure your license is protected before you enter into any agreements to provide medical spa services by calling 1818 today.

Jordan Matyas - 1818 Founder

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Jordan Matyas is a lawyer, lobbyist, and Founder of 1818 Legal, an Illinois professional licensing defense law firm he created in 2014. With more than 18 years of experience practicing law, he represents clients in a wide range of legal matters, including professional license defense, administrative law, land use and zoning, and state, local, and municipal law.

Jordan received his Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois — Chicago School of Law and is a member of the Illinois Bar Association.