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Advanced Chemical Peels Medical Grade Peels Continuing Education CE


Advanced Chemical Peels: Medical Grade Peels (2 CE Hours) F26C


Advanced Chemical Peels: Medical Grade Peels (2 CE Hours) F26C

This course is approved for continuing education by the NCEA Commission on Accreditation (COA) and by state licensing boards in D.C., Illinois, Iowa and Oregon. (Please click this link to see specific information about State Requirements for Estheticians & Cosmetologists.)

In this CE course on medical grade peels, Malinda McHenry, demonstrates complete protocols and step-by-step instructions on how to apply and remove medium-depth TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid) and physician-strength Glycolic Acid Peels in a medical spa environment. She helps you properly assess your client's peel requests and choose the appropriate peel, based on the client's Fitzpatrick type (skin's ability to produce pigment), Glogau classification (skin elasticity), and desired results. Malinda also walks aestheticians through basic chemistry regarding pH and percentages of the peeling agents, products and supplies, benefits and contraindications, skin analysis, timing based on erythema, frosting and client feedback, neutralizing, recommended treatment series, expected results, and post-treatment care.

This course is worth 2 CE hours.

Course Objective:

After completion of this continuing education course, you will be able to:

  • Describe what medical grade peels are
  • Explain why Estheticians use Fitzpatrick types & Glogau classifications
  • Define the pH scale and what it is used for
  • Name the six Fitzpatrick types and what they measure
  • Name the four Glogau classifications and what they measure
  • Explain the benefits of Glycolic and TCA medical grade peels
  • Restate the contraindications of these peels
  • Describe which skin conditions medical grade Glycolic Acid peels are the best choice for
  • Describe which skin conditions medical grade TCA peels are the best choice for
  • Assess your client’s peel requests and choose the appropriate peel
  • Recall basic chemistry regarding pH and percentages of the peeling agents
  • Apply different products (cleanser, degreaser, peels, serums and sunblock)
  • Demonstrate how to effectively neutralize and remove a peel
  • Explain what to do if a post inflammatory response happens
  • Create successful results
  • Define 61 terms relevant to chemical peels
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 75% or higher


Malinda McHenry is a licensed esthetician and cosmetologist with over 20 years’ experience. A co-owner of Ameia Innovations LLC and Bronzed Buff n Bare. Former co-owner of Elite Aesthetics and Academy of Aesthetic Arts, she has also been instructing since 1989. Besides being a business owner, cosmetologist, esthetician, makeup artist and educator she enjoys being a singer-songwriter, seamstress and wardrobe stylist. She also is a public speaker and sales manager.

Customer Reviews

“Very thorough, informative, and well taught.  I like how every course has a complete peel chemistry and skin assessment.  I liked how each peel is explained:  the differences, the benefits, typical results, what to watch for, what to use and why, and contraindications, and home care and follow up treatments.  Lots of great information.  I wish they taught this much information in beauty school on peels and treatments.  I learned a lot.  I look forward to viewing more courses through your company.  Thank you so much!!!!” Bonnie D.

“It is very informative. I like that way it looks…” Annette N.

“The educator is very clear in her direction, procedure and information. The videos being segmented is great, easy information to return to. The additions of close ups are also great to see frosting/coagulation. I love the video information with the introduction of peels, PH, Fitzpatrick scale, Glogau scale and contraindications. It was presented so well in an easy to understand way. …A great introduction into Medical grade peels, easy to understand and delivered well!” Millissa R.



... The videos were outstanding.

~ Sarah S.

I really enjoyed this course, and feel like I learned a lot.

~ Rebecca H.

... I found the course very informative and well outlined.

~ Keith C.