Chemical Peels 101 

Offered for Licensees, Licensed by The North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners (Online/Internet * 4 hrs. * C,E,T, CE# 12-1520-5)


Course Cost: $52.95 (CE Course Bundle Special - $64.95 - 50% Off!)



Course Objective

This course is designed as a 4-hour Online (Internet/Web-based) 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.  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. 

Course Goals - This course 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 course 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 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 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.

This course also includes the following modules:

Module I: Introduction                                                                             
  • Course Introduction/Chemical Peel Overview
  • History of Chemical Peels
  • Types of Chemical Peels: An Introduction of Light, Medium, & Deep Peels


Module II: The Skin - An Overview
    1. Anatomy & Physiology
    2. The Epidermis & Dermis
    3. Free Radicals & Antioxidants
    4. Vitamins, Extracts, and Acids
 Module III: Types of Chemical Peels: A More In-Depth Perspective                       
  • Light Chemical Peels: AHA and BHA Chemical Peels
    1. Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) Peels Overview
    2. Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) Peels Overview
  • Medium Chemical Peels  
  • Deep Chemical Peels
  •   Module IV: The Chemical Peel Procedure                                                         


  • Light Peels: Candidates, Contraindications, Consultation
  • Anticipated Results
  • Pre-Service Preparation and Your Client’s Skin
  • Pre-Service Set Up & Sanitation
  • The Light Chemical Peel Procedure   
  • Chemical Peel Solutions and Percentages
  • Side Effects, The Sun, & Sunscreen
  • Post-Treatment & Recovery

      • At A Glance – The Medium/TCA Chemical Peel Process
      • At A Glance – The Deep (Phenol/Carbolic Acid) Chemical Peel Process
Module V: Conclusion                                                                                         
  • Course Recap
  • Advanced Training, Growing Your Chemical Peel Business, & Conclusion

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