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The following are frequently asked questions about the M.D. FORTÉ
® product line.

What can M.D. FORTÉ® do for me?
M.D. FORTÉ® products contain alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) to normalize the exfoliation process and increase moisturization of your skin. These processes generally slow down with age and exposure to the sun. AHA loosens the cellular “cement” that binds dead cells together. As the dry outer layer is exfoliated by AHA, younger, healthier, smoother-looking skin is revealed.

If AHA products aren’t appropriate for you, the M.D. FORTÉ® line also makes glycolic-free products, formulated with the same careful attention, for beautiful results.

How do the AHA products of M.D. FORTÉ® differ from other AHA skin care products?
M.D. FORTÉ® products contain up to 2–3 times higher levels of glycolic acid than other similar products at comparable prices, and work without the irritation that often occurs with other products. Made to a consistently high standard, M.D. FORTÉ® delivers results. Combine this with the expertise of a physician and you get the very best and most personal formula for anti-aging skin care.

When can I expect to see results?
Your skin will most likely become softer and smoother within a few days. Improvement will occur with continued use. In approximately 2–6 weeks you should begin to see and feel visible results, depending on the condition of your skin prior to use. The look of fine lines will diminish and the overall tone and texture of your skin will become more even. Additionally, glycolic acid peels by a physician can accelerate the results.

I used to worship the sun. Is it too late to correct the damage I’ve done?
It’s never too late to fight back! First, get a complete evaluation of your skin from your physician. Then together, choose an M.D. FORTÉ® regimen that’s right for your skin type. Ask for M.D. FORTÉ® Skin Rejuvenation skin care products with alpha-hydroxy acid and vitamins A and E.

Is skin tingling normal when using an AHA product?
Yes. A small amount of tingling is normal when AHA products are first applied. It should subside within a few seconds depending on your skin sensitivity. If the tingling is uncomfortable, wait 15–30 minutes after cleansing before application of another AHA product. If redness or irritation persists, stop using the product and consult your physician.

Is it more expensive to purchase skin care products from a physician?
M.D. FORTÉ® is a prestigious skin care line. When you partner with both M.D. FORTÉ® and a physician, you get skin care products that are exactly right for your skin care needs and conditions, with the results you expect. Over time it is actually a better value, as you receive only what you need.

What about AHA and sun sensitivity?
Allergan recommends that patients use M.D. FORTÉ® products in conjunction with an effective sunscreen. Excellent choices are M.D. FORTÉ® Total Daily Protector SPF 15 and Aftercare Environmental Protection Cream SPF 30, which contain technologically advanced transparent zinc oxide, proven to provide broader UV protection than other sunscreen ingredients. Both provide broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen protection, healing protectant, and antioxidant defense, all in one. These products are recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation as safe and effective sunscreens.


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