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Advanced Chemical Peels Beta Hydroxy Peels Continuing Education CE


Advanced Chemical Peels: Beta Hydroxy Peels (2 CE Hours) F24C


Advanced Chemical Peels: Beta Hydroxy Peels (2 CE Hours) F24C

This course is approved for continuing education by the NCEA Commission on Accreditation (COA) and by state licensing boards in D.C., Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Oregon and Florida.

In this CE course on beta hydroxy peels, Malinda McHenry, demonstrates complete protocols and step-by-step instructions on how to apply and remove Salicylic Acid (ideal for treating acne) and Jessner’s Peels (applied under a Wood’s lamp) for the face. 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 Estheticians through basic chemistry regarding pH and percentages of the peeling agents, products and supplies, benefits and contraindications, skin analysis, timing based on erythema and client feedback, neutralizing, recommended treatment series, expected results, and post-treatment care. She also shows how to deal with open lesions and permanent makeup.

This course is worth 2 CE hours.

Course Objective:

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

  • Describe what beta hydroxy peels are
  • Explain why Estheticians use Fitzpatrick types & Glogau classification
  • 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 Salicylic and Jessner’s peels
  • Restate the contraindications of beta hydroxy peels
  • Describe which skin conditions Salicylic Acid peels are the best choice for
  • Describe which skin conditions Jessner’s 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
  • Use a woods lamp to assess frosting of the client’s skin after applying Jessner’s peel
  • Apply different products (cleanser, degreaser, peels, retinal and sun block)
  • Demonstrate how to effectively neutralize and remove a peel
  • Explain what to do if a post inflammatory response happens
  • Create successful results
  • Define 57 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:

“This course was excellent. I will be using this course in the future for my esthetic students.  Excellent for a refresher or for someone just entering the skin care profession. Courses such as this one are an excellent way for skin care profession to stay abreast to the new professional techniques and to deliver the safest service to our clients.” Rhea K.

“Great consultation form and thorough terminology list. Explanation of each procedure was good.” Renee K.

“I believe the educator to be knowledgeable about peels and her product.  I thought to presentation to be educational.” Sue L.



... 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.