Is this allowed?
An esthetician can perform chemical peels without a physician present. There are many different types of chemical peels in terms of strength and also the amount of time they are left on the skin. Estheticians are only allowed to use 30% acid solution or lower while nurses, PAs, NPs and Physicians are allowed to use higher than 30% solution. Esthetician peels are designed to be very superficial, along the lines of a facial, so if you are looking for more dramatic results for a serious skin condition (acne scars, wrinkles, etc), we would suggest going the medical route.
Yes, an aesthetician can do chemical peels. You need to be aware there are several types of chemical peels.There are TCA, glycolic, salicylic and retinoic type peels. The deeper the peel (TCA) the more you should be careful where you have it done.
Be picky where you have these procedures done and by whom. The aesthetician should not leave the room while you have it on your face.