3. Is the Alpha Beta® Peel safe to use if I’m pregnant?
Yes, Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare™ products do not contain ingredients that would negatively affect a pregnancy in any way. It is also good to always wear sunscreen as melasma is very sun-sensitive. Glycolic and OTC strength Salicylic Acid are safe to use, but I advise patients not to use Salicylic Acid even at OTC strength (which maxes out at 2%) more than once a day. If you are on the fence, it is best to discuss this matter directly with your personal care physician
4. Can the Alpha Beta® Peel be used in conjunction with Retin-A®, Renova®, Differin®, Avita™ or Accutane®?
Yes. However, if you wish to exercise extreme caution, you should stop using prescription retinoic acid products for two nights prior to the initial application of the Alpha Beta® Peel (there is a small chance the combination could be irritating to certain skin). Once you have used Alpha Beta® Peel for a day or two without irritation, it is safe to resume a normal schedule of Retin-A® or other retinoic products. If dryness or irritation occurs, try alternating the use of your products.
5. Is the Alpha Beta® Peel tested on animals?
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare™ is an animal-loving company, emphatically against animal cruelty. We do not test any of our products on animals.