The Three Step Professional Peel (Not available to the public)
The Dr. Gross Alpha Beta Professional Peel is not the same as his now iconic two-step Alpha Beta Peel that you can purchase over-the-counter and use at home. The former is a professional peel performed by Dr. Dennis Gross in his office, by one of his trained aestheticians, or by other approved medical offices- while the latter is for at-home use.
Maintenance Over-the-Counter Alpha Beta Peel Available to the Public
The lovely aesthetician, Nanyamka, who gave me the Peel, carefully explained every step of the process in order to educate me and to demystify the experience. She understands the science behind each of the ingredients and before beginning quizzed me about my skin- ranging from skin type to whether or not I had any allergies, conditions or sensitivities. After I told her that I had combination skin that reacts well to things like peels (despite the fact that my skin can be quirky and periodically sensitive to things like too much silicone, petrolatum and mineral oil) she determined that I would be able to withstand the EXTRA STRENGTH Alpha Beta Peel.
About the Alpha Beta® Professional Peel:
This revoluntionary peel that made Dr. Gross famous offers exceptional benefits to all ages and skin types - with no recovery time, redness, flaking, or need for concealing makeup.
From the first treatment, its proprietary blend of professional strength five alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids improves skin's texture, firmness, vibrancy and radiance. With additional treatments, the appearance of fine lines is diminished, and pores, scars, acne, rosacea and hyperpigmentation are visibly reduced. Since benefits are cumulative, monthly treatments, or a series of treatments is recommended.
Treats face, neck, chest, back, legs, and hands as necessary
No recovery time, redness or flaking
No sun sensitivity with sunscreen use
To extend benefits, use in conjunction with at-home Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare™ Alpha Beta® Daily Face Peel and Daily Body Peel.
The Dr. Dennis Gross Professional Peel is a three-step process and lasts between 30-55 minutes. You may experience some tingling or burning after the acid is applied, but the neutralizer is applied very quickly- so if you do get that sensation it will generally subside quickly. If you have sensitive skin you will not have the EXTRA STRENGTH Alpha Beta Peel that was used on me- instead you will have one that is far more gentle.
What does this peel actually do?
For one thing, it immediately improves the texture, tone and radiance of the skin. Dr. Gross' three step professional peel is made of a blend of alpha and beta hydroxy acids, that are responsible for the glowing, luminous, radiant and clear complexion that you will experience following this peel. What I find astounding is the fact that this is a non-irritating medical grade peel that gently exfoliates the skin without any of the snake-like molting of the skin associated with traditional medical peels. This patented peel has all of the benefits of a traditional peel, but without the need to go into hiding until you stop peeling and flaking. Additionally, you will find that fine lines and wrinkles are diminished because the peel will also stimulate collagen production thereby improving the skin density and firmness of your skin. Furthermore, you will find this this treatment will help to diminish the signs of sun damage such as hyperpigmentation, sun spots, and crepy skin.
Peels of this sort are able to target and breakdown hyperpigmented skin cells after repeated treatments. Thus results are cumulative for this Professional Peel, but at home maintenance through the use of his over-the-counter Alpha Beta Peel will go a long way to helping.
As with all peels and treatments of this sort, it is imperative that you avoid direct sun for a minimum of 48-72 hours following your treatment, and you will absolutely need to apply a high SPF sunscreen.
Overall assessment: My skin looks absolutely amazing the day following my Pro Peel! Not only did I not molt, but the only evidence of a peel is the fact that my skin looks luminous, smooth, tight, and radiant. My fine lines are diminished after just one peel, and I even noted that my areas of sun damage are greatly improved. This was an amazing experience, and I would be delighted for you to experience it as well! Nanyamka also sent me home with a bunch of the Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel pads for maintenance following my peel-- I will start using the two-step program tonight, and will give you an update soon.
If you live in the Los Angeles area, and would love to receive this peel- then please contact SpaceNK Apothecary at (818) 325-2483 and ask for Sheri or Tanya, but any of the lovelies who work there can help you. Tell them that I sent you. This amazing facial is free with the purchase of Dr. Dennis Gross products, but you will definitely want the Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel for maintenance after you experience the Pro Peel. If you are lucky enough to make it to this event, you will be thrilled by the results of the peel that you receive from Nanyamka!
If you live in or near Manhattan, you can receive this treatment here:
Dennis Gross, M.D., F.A.A.D.
Dr. Gross is a Board Certified Dermatologist and Dermatologic Surgeon
900 5th Avenue
(between E 71st St & E 72nd St)
New York, NY 10021
*I do not know the cost- you will need to call them to find out.
Services provided free of charge for Lola's Secret Beauty Blog. All views expressed are categorically my own. A very special thank you to Sheri, Tanya and Nanyamka, Space NK, and Dr. Dennis Gross for making this happen.
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