Effective January 2nd, 2024, CNPBC will discontinue certifications for Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels. Registrants will be required to have “additional education” in this activity prior to engaging in it. “Additional education” is defined in the Restricted Activities Document.

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 Naturopathic Advanced Life Support (NALS); 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:

– Level 1 Certificate Course offered by the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine

Module 5 Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels course offered by Dr. Henry Ngai MD and Dr. Moon-Sang Choi ND at the Canadian Society of Skin Medicine