Update: Safety Guidance for Microneedling and Other Injectable Procedures

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Friday, September 21, 2018

After the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) recently urged customers of an Albuquerque medispa who had received “any type of injection-related service” to get tested for HIV and other blood-borne infections due to unsafe practices, aesthetic medical professionals are looking for guidance on how to protect their patients and their practices.
Though the article linked above that reported the health agency’s recommendation cited a popular treatment often involving microneedling, the NMDOH did not specify any particular treatment that caused an issue but stated that practices were identified that “could potentially spread blood-borne infections such as HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.”
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