Gloss Chemical Peel

The Gloss peel is the first generation of “non-wounding” chemical peels designed to retexturize the skin without harming it. This chemical peel is reported to contain restorative acids at levels that work symbiotically to restore a healthy, reflective glow to the complexion with little down time.

Before and After:
This is a "before and after" gloss peel picture from Dr. Steven Hopping's website:

It's difficult to see if she achieved HER desired results with this size and resolution.

This peel seems to be most effective in reducing large pores and retexturizing skin that may not seem smooth. The combination of acids indicates (to me) that it would also help reduce acne, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation or dark spots.

This peels contains TCA, Salicylic acid, Azelaic acid, and a retinoid (vitamin A). It’s touted as gently exfoliating the skin as it delivers anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-aging benefits to the skin.

It’s a combination of 17% Trichloroacetic acid (TCA),  17% Salicylic acid, Azelaic Acid, and varying amounts of vitamin A, in a phenol-free,  anhydrous gel vehicle that limits ionization of the free acids. This results in limiting the pain and cellular injury associated with conventional TCA aqueous solutions. It also allows a longer contact time of the peel solution with the skin, thus enhancing efficacy.

To prepare for this peel, one week before the treatment, avoid electrolysis, waxing, sunless tanning, spray tanning, or UV free tanning, depilatory creams, laser hair removal treatments, cosmetic facials, Botox, Retin-A, Renova, Differin, Tazorac, Avage, retinols, alpha hydroxyl acids, beta hydroxyl acids, benzoyl peroxide, or any other exfoliating products that may be drying or irritating.

After a 10-minute contact period, the peel solution is wiped from the skin using a solvent containing 1% retinol. The remaining residue is left on the skin an additional period of time before washing it off, adding retinoid benefits to the keratolytic effects of the peel solution.

After the Peel:
Most of these peels include a take-home kit consisting of a gentle, fragrance-free cleanser, emollient physical sunscreen, additional retinoid treatment pads and niacinamide-containing moisturizer.

I’ve read that the normal reaction is redness for 2-5 days but minimal peeling if at all. Results will vary, but generally users will see smoother skin texture, and revived appearance. Remember to use sunscreen every day after a peel since this new skin is especially vulnerable to hyperpigmentation.
It’s recommended to use this peel only two times per year, or at 6-month intervals.

I haven’t been able to find this peel combination for purchase to use at home, but for treatment by a professional, I’ve seen it listed from about $200 to $600, depending on location.

If you've seen this available online for purchase, please let me know. I want to try it to post pictures and give a review.

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