Microdermabrasion and chemical peels

Certification in Microdermabrasion and chemical peels authorizes a registrant to apply abrasion and chemical peels to exfoliate the dermis, with variable depths of penetration, for aesthetic purposes.

Devices used for these procedures must have an active medical device licence from Health Canada (search Health Canada’s Medical Devices Active Licence Listing by “Device name”).

Naturopathic physicians who provide microdermabrasion and chemical peels are required to complete CNPBC approved education and training prior to performing such procedures, including certification in Prescriptive Authority, and to maintain currency in the practice.

Certification requirements

In order to apply for certification in Microdermabrasion and chemical peels, naturopathic physicians must:

  1. Have the status of full registrant under s. 46 of the CNPBC Bylaws;
  2. Be certified in Prescriptive Authority, prior to using scheduled substances;
  3. Possess a current qualification in NCLS or ACLS; and
  4. Have satisfied the training requirements for this certification.

Registrants may take any of the following courses to satisfy the training requirements for this certification:

– American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM): Level 1 Certification

– American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M): Module II and Module VI

– Canadian Society of Skin Medicine, Dr. Henry Ngai, MD and Dr. Moon-Sang Choi, ND: Module 5 Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels