Chemical Exfoliation

Get Trained in Chemical Peel Treatments

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, chemical peels have ranked in the top 5 most cosmetic minimally invasive procedures over the last several years. So as a licensed esthetician, if your “toolkit,” or list of services offered doesn’t come with an expertise in chemical peel services, you are likely missing out on a growing base of clients.

When performing chemical peels, you must follow the rules and regulations of your State Board of Cosmetology and practice within the scope of your state’s esthetician license. As a licensed esthetician, NYS limits you to light and moderate peels.

At Atelier Esthetique we offer a 2-day class where students learn through lecture and hands-on practice how to perform chemical peels safely and maximize the treatment benefits for clients. Upon successful completion of the class, students will receive a NYS-approved certificate with the curriculum code.

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What You Will Learn

Chemical peels are acid solutions applied to the epidermis that dissolve the outermost layer of the skin allowing it to peel off as the days pass. Ideal for treating skin conditions and imperfections, chemical peels are an excellent treatment for melasma, acne, sun damage, enlarged pores, fine lines and wrinkles. Chemical peels are often referred as chemical exfoliation and epidermal exfoliation.

In this class students will learn how to use glycolic, salicylic acid, Jessner’s, retinol blends and enzymes. This class will also cover an array of topics including:

  • Client Consultation and how to customize treatments
  • How to assess skin type and select the appropriate Image Skin Care treatment for your clients
  • Skin biology and the importance of using peel solutions formulated with skin constituents and biocompatible ingredients
  • Structure of the Skin, Aging, Skin Disorders, and Skin Cancer
  • State Regulation of Scope of Practice
  • Review of FDA Role in Classification of Cosmetics and Drugs
  • How to best address rosacea, hyperpigmentation, acne, aging skin and other conditions
  • The Low Dose Approach: How to get results without causing skin trauma
  • Pre-Treatment and Post Treatment Protocol
  • On day two you will have hands-on practice of the Chemical Exfoliation procedure

Eligibility and Requirements

Students must hold a New York State esthetician license or other professional licensing, including Cosmetologists (or equivalent professional governing body designation), Licensed Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Practicing Nurse (LPN), Physicians’ Assistant (PA), Physician, or Massage Therapist. Exceptions may be made for graduate students in the above fields or in their last quarter of study.

Source: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/documents/News/Statistics/2020/plastic-surgery-statistics-full-report-2020.pdf

2-Day Chemical Exfoliation Course

Next Class: 2/24/23-2/25/23; 9am -5pm

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