Advance Your Esthetics Career with a Certificate in Chemical Peels
Increase your career potential by earning the Chemical Peel certificate. Our 3-day certificate program in Fort Collins explores different types of chemical peels and their differences and functions, along with contraindications to treatment and the management of adverse side effects.
Grow your career with a Chemical Peel certificate program at IBMC College and help give your clients the benefits of:
- 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
IBMC is dedicated to your success. We designed this program to accommodate working estheticians. Our accelerated program meets three times over a three-week period on Saturdays. This hands-on learning experience uses state-of-the-art equipment to ensure you master the coursework. Small class sizes, capped at 6 students per session, allow you ample one-on-one training with the instructor so you will graduate confident and prepared for real-world success!
After certifying in chemical peels, you will have the opportunity to treat a wider variety of clientele’s skincare concerns. Chemical peels are one of the top 5 minimally invasive skincare treatments performed throughout the United States.
With skin care specialists jobs expected to grow 12% over the next decade, your career possibilities are abundant with this advanced training.
What to Expect as a Chemical Peel Certificate Student
As a chemical peel certificate student at IBMC College in Fort Collins, you will receive expert instruction from industry-experienced faculty. Our mission at IBMC College is to have our graduates gain every advantage and opportunity available to them in order to excel in their chosen career path.
We know you have a busy schedule, with work, family, and life. This program is designed for working estheticians so you can expand your job functions in your current position. The accelerated three-day program allows you the flexibility to be present at your job during the week and train on the weekends. You can earn your certificate in just three weekends!
The Chemical Peel course (CP201) required to achieve this certificate covers 24 hours of coursework including hands-on training. During this training, you will expand your skillset and acquire proficiencies in the different types of chemical peels and their differences and functions, along with contraindications to treatment and the management of adverse side effects. In addition, you will learn the anatomy and physiology of aging and solar-damaged skin, assessing the client’s suitability, as well as post-treatment care.
You will learn about the following chemical peels:
- Glycolic Peels
- Jessner’s Peels
- Tricholoacetic Acid Peels
- Salicylic Acid
- Designer Peels
- And more!
Details About Program
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What is the Chemical Peel Certificate?
The chemical peel program is a 24-hour certificate program designed for estheticians who want to grow their careers. An esthetician with this certification gives you the opportunity to treat a wider variety of clientele’s skincare concerns.
- 8 hours: Skin analysis, conditions, contraindications, and aftercare (theory)
- 8 hours: Product ingredients of cosmetic resurfacing exfoliating substances (theory)
- 8 hours: Chemical peel treatment procedures and treatment of reactions (hands-on practicum)
Learn more about the program objectives here.
How much does the Chemical Peel Certificate program cost?
The chemical peel certificate program costs $500 total (which includes the final exam, books, and Image I protocol and products used during the course training). 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.
Some medical spas and dermatology clinics are willing to fund the certificate if they are requesting an esthetician have the certification. Check with your employer if you think this is an option for you.
How long does the Chemical Peel Certificate take to complete?
The chemical peel certificate program requires 24 hours of class time. The course is held on three days over a three-week period. The class meets on Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break. To find out when the next courses are offered and to check availability, contact our admissions team.
What are the steps to earning the Chemical Peel Certificate?
Step 1: Must be a licensed esthetician
Obtaining your chemical peel certification builds on your current skills and experience. In order to enroll in this certification, you must have your esthetician and/or cosmetologist license.
Step 2: Enroll in the Chemical Peel Certificate Program
The chemical peel certificate program is offered at the Fort Collins campus at this time only. Classes are offered from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturdays over a 3-week period. Students cannot miss any class time in order to gain the certification.
Step 3: Attend the Chemical Peel Certificate Class
Participate in the chemical peel certificate class that meets three times over a three-week period. In this class, you will learn different types of chemical peels and their differences and functions, along with contraindications to treatment and the management of adverse side effects.
Step 4: Pass the Practical Exams
At the end of the course, you will be required to take a practical and written final exam to demonstrate the knowledge you gained.
Is the Chemical Peel Certificate program accredited?
Yes, the chemical peel certificate program is accredited by the Colorado State Division of Private Occupational Schools (DPOS).
What are the prerequisites to get into the EDDA Certificate program?
Students who are looking to enroll in the chemical peel certificate program must:
- Have an esthetician and/or cosmetologist license
- Be at 18 years old
- Have proof of a high school diploma or GED
Is IBMC the right school for me?
IBMC College has been specializing in providing career training to individuals to help them excel in their respective industries for more than 30 years. The hands-on training in modern labs and real-world experience offered by IBMC College allows students to successfully advance their careers. If you are looking for a school that will give you skills training to do your job more effectively, IBMC College is the right place for you.
- Talk to an admissions advisor to learn if IBMC is the Right Fit for you.
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- Sit in on a real class to truly experience your education at IBMC.
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You are always an individual, not a number at IBMC College. Our small class sizes of six in the Chemical Peel certificate program allow you to get to know your instructors and classmates. Our experienced instructors bring a wealth of industry knowledge to the classroom and make courses relatable and enjoyable.
The Chemical Peel certificate program is designed for working professionals. Our flexible course offerings in Fort Collins make it easy for estheticians to balance their work and school lives.
What Can I do with a Chemical Peel Certificate?
Estheticians with this added training can work in a variety of salon and clinical settings.The majority of our chemical peel certificate program graduates can work in the following environments:
- Medical Spas
- OB/GYN facilities
- Physicians offices
- Dermatology clinics
How Much Do Estheticians Make?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 2016 median pay for a skin care specialist was $30,270 per year ($14.55 per hour). Demand for skin care specialists is expected to grow 12% from 2014-2024, which is faster than average.
The Chemical Peel certificate program helps estheticians advance their careers and add value to their range of services offered to clients. This will help them increase their earning potential and create a competitive advantage in this growing field.
What Skills Do I Need to Be a Successful Esthetician?
A Positive Attitude: In this profession, or any profession where one is working in a close, intimate environment with their clients, it matters more than ever. When your client leaves your treatment room, the mood they walk out with will be reflective of the energy experience you shared with them. Sharing positive, happy vibes is just as important as “good extractions” during your deep pore cleansing facial.
Continued Self-Growth: Sure, result-based equipment and amazing product lines are a big part of the successful esthetician equation, but investing in your own growth is even more valuable to your business. When you invest your growth as a person, that experience will have a ripple effect throughout all areas of your life. Just as you’d invest in expanding your knowledge and skills to have more to offer your clients, learning how to work through the limiting beliefs that hold you back will help you climb to even higher levels of success than you ever dreamed possible.
Creativity: To ensure your status as a high-demand esthetician, it’s important to have a creative flare and the ability to add individuality to all of your services. In addition, any top-ranked esthetician knows that the same style that looks fabulous on one client might be a horrible fit for another customer. With a creative mind, it’s easy to envision what your clientele needs to feel as beautiful as possible!
Communication: Quality services may be the most important offering of any esthetician, but communication skills are a close second. Interact with your customers, listen to they want, and most importantly, make them feel relaxed and comfortable. Having a good relationship with your customers will ensure that you have a loyal clientele base for years to come.
Care and Consideration for Your Clients: A good esthetician doesn’t just go through the motions. They are passionate about their job. They give their undivided attention, listen to their clients needs and show overall compassion. Customize your treatments based on the client’s skin care needs and consider adding in a special touch to your service. At the end of the treatment, offer samples of the products you used or recommended during the treatment.