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IBMC College Fort Collins now offering 3-day Chemical Peel course

Licensed estheticians, cosmetologists can expand skill set, possibilities with this Chemical Peel course

Starting today, IBMC College will be enrolling interested licensed estheticians and cosmetologists into our three-day Chemical Peel training that starts September 9 at the IBMC College Fort Collins campus at 3842 S. Mason Street.

The course, held over three Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, will teach participants the various types of chemical peels and their differences and functions, along with contraindications to treatment and the management of adverse side effects. Participants will learn the various types of peels including Glycolic Peels, Jessner’s Peels, Tricholoacetic Acid Peels and Salicylic Acid/Designer Peels.

In addition to hands-on training, participants will take part in theory classes where they will learn the anatomy and physiology of aging and solar-damaged skin, assessing the client’s suitability, as well as post-treatment care. They will also need to be prepared to have a peel performed on them, as well as performing peels on a model.

By completing this course and passing the practical and written final exams, estheticians and cosmetologists can expand their service offerings to clients and become more marketable in this expanding career field – over the next 10 years, skin care specialist jobs are projected to grow by a faster than average pace of 12%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Benefits of receiving chemical peels as a client include:

  • Controlling acne and over-productive sebaceous glands
  • Correcting pigment problems, like melasma
  • Smoothing rough and dry skin
  • Correcting uneven pigmentation caused by sun exposure, birth control pills, aging, etc.
  • Smoothing fine lines and surface wrinkles

The chemical peel certificate program costs $500, which includes the final exam, books, and Image I peel protocol and products used during the course training. However, if you are a graduate of IBMC College, you have the opportunity to save 10% on the total program cost if you enroll for the September 9 class start.

There is no federal funding for this program; it is cash or credit card payment only due at the time of enrollment into the course. There is an optional post treatment kit that students may purchase for $25.

In order to enroll in the course, the participant must be at least 18 years old, be a licensed esthetician and/or cosmetologist and have proof of high school graduation or GED.

If you are interested in expanding your skill set and growing in your career as an esthetician or cosmetologist, call IBMC College’s Fort Collins campus at (970) 223-2669 or visit for more information to get started today!