Chemical Peels: A Practical Perspective Hands-On (CE# 12-1520-7)

This Course is Offered Face-to-Face (In Person)  

This Course is Offered to Licensees, Licensed by the N.C. Board of Cosmetic Arts Examiners

Course Hours: 8 hrs.; Course Eligibility: Cosmetologists (C), Estheticians (E), Teachers (T), Students (S)

Course Price: $110.00 (in advance); $115.00 (day of class)



Course Information: 

This course is designed as an 8-hour Face-to-Face (In Person) course for Cosmetologists, Estheticians, and Teachers (Cosmetology and Esthetics Teachers respectively). This course gives the foundation of chemical peels with an emphasis on: ingredients, strength, how they affect the skin, and anticipated results. This course also addresses how chemical peels are administered; what precautions must be taken; and contraindications are discussed as well. From a practical perspective, this course will also give a demonstration of how to apply chemical peels, so course participants can view a "hands-on" approach to applying chemical peels. The practical portion of the course will also provide hands-on training for course participants; and will allow participants to perform a chemical peel procedure as well.

Overall, Light (AHA & BHA); Medium (Tricholoracetic Acid); and Deep Peels (Phenol/Carbolic Acid)will be discussed - but there will be greater emphasis on light peels, including Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) peels and Beta Hydroxy Acid  (BHA) peels respectively. There will also be a discussion of the skin, including anatomy, physiology, and skin conditions - as well as discussion regarding antioxidants and free radicals of the skin and body; and various vitamins, extracts, and chemical peel acids that can treat the skin. A discussion regarding the importance of sun protection will be facilitated as well. The live demonstration will include chemical peels with 10% - 30% solutions.

This course also strives to:

  • Encourage course participants to have a foundation of knowledge about Light (AHA & BHA), Medium (Trichloroacetic) and Deep Chemical Peels (Phenol/Carbolic Acid).
  • To introduce more advanced esthetics learning material that will enhance student participants' interests regarding chemical peels and the chemical peel process.
  • To help in regard to understanding how the skin reacts to different chemical peel strengths, and why only certain percentages are allowed to be administered solely by an esthetics or cosmetology professional.
  • To offer a quality live demonstration, which will guide course participants step-by-step in the method of applying chemical peels.
  • To offer course participants the opportunity to view the skin and how the skin reacts to chemical peel solutions.
  • To learn more about chemical peel anticipated results, and who would be candidates for chemical peels - by evaluation of various skin types, skin conditions, and skin imperfections.
  • To allow course participants a hands-on approach to applying chemical peels, and to experience the actual chemical peel procedure.
  • To discuss the overall chemical peel process and how chemical peels are administered.
  • To offer course participants an option for added services that can enhance their career base, and financial earnings.

The practical portion of the course will also include:

  • Model Demonstrations
  • Sanitation & Room Set Up Lecture
  • Client Consultation Simulations
  • Skin Analysis and The Discussion of Various Skin Types
  • Side Effects and Contraindications Discussion
  • A Step-by-Step Demonstration of A Light Chemical Peel
  • Evaluation of the Skin & Post-Chemical Peel Analysis

Again, course participants will participate in the application of the chemical peel via "hands-on" application - and will evaluate results. Ultimately, this course will provide a very thorough "theory portion," as well as a "hands-on practical portion." This course ultimately strives to better educate and prepare course participants to perform AHA and BHA chemical peels; and to expand their advanced esthetics business.