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