SPCP Guidelines

RefectoCil®, Product Alert, April 2004
RefectoCil®, an eyelash tinting product has been on the automatic detention list of the FDA for many years contains “coal-tar dyes which are unsafe,” which based on review by the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Health Hazard Evaluation Board, represents an acute, severe hazard to health with the possibility of permanent injury, i.e., impaired sight, including blindness. You may read more about this at the following website address:http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/cms_ia/importalert_128.htmlTopical anesthetics in excess of legal OTC limitations (not to exceed 4% lidocaine preparations – 5% for anorectal use) are prohibited for sale or use by anyone other than licensed medical professionals.If you have purchased either of the products listed, please contact the supplier for their direction.
SPCP Position on Procedures at Trade Shows (updated July, 2011)
The Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals believes permanent cosmetics, i.e. cosmetic tattooing, should be performed under a safe, controlled environment with the ability for client follow up. Read More Now
Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Class Position
Position Statement of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals Board of Directors:
While not an industry requirement in all localities, it is the position of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals Board of Directors that permanent cosmetic professionals should take annual Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Classes. Rationale:
With the ever-increasing prevalence of diseases and infections such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), it is in the technician’s best interest to obtain and regularly review information necessary to work safely within the industry, thereby protecting themselves and their clients. The SPCP Board of Directors encourages all permanent cosmetic professionals to take at minimum, a four hour industry-specific class annually.January 2010
Three Strike Rule
Complaints against quality of work is at its highest. While permanent cosmetic is an art form and variances will always occur in design and color selection, there needs to be limitations when it comes to consistent poor performance and being associated with the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals – an organization people have come to trust to have members with principles and ethics.
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SPCP Photo and Logo Policy
This article covers the SPCP policy on copyrighted or stock photos of others that are published without proper consent or notice. It is up to the member to make sure that if you are using a web designer that they know these facts – you alone are responsible for what is on your website. In ALL cases, only your own original work can be used in “before and after galleries” unless properly referenced.
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Guidelines for Permanent Makeup Anesthetics
Anesthetics sold by supplier members or vendors cannot be prepared by compounding pharmacies, but rather must be sold to the supplier member or vendor by FDA Manufacturers.
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Position Statement Regarding Semi-Permanent Makeup
It is the position of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals that pigments (colorants) placed into the dermis using needles are considered to be permanent. Results of fading, color change or lack of color are expected and are the result of factors such as skin variations, and sun fading. Improper application or faulty equipment can also affect the length of time color appears in the skin.
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Rotary Pen Devices Safety Alert
There has been an influx of reports to the SPCP recently regarding disinfection or sterilization issues of rotary pen machines. This alert particularly addresses rotary pens that use a sponge to control body fluid contamination to the motor assembly of the device.
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Pigment Guidelines
These Guidelines for Pigment Manufacturers are effective immediately with a compliance date of January 1, 2006. All SPCP members who are pigment manufacturers and/or distributors are expected to adhere to these guidelines.  Updated 6-21-14
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Trainer Guidelines
This page provides an overview of the SPCP Trainer Guidelines and links to the related trainer registration forms, Frequently Asked Questions, and a sample curriculum.
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