MD Forte ® Peels

MD Forte - MD Forte RangeProduct Summary

Launched in the 1997.

Generic name

Glycolic Acid - derived from cane sugar.

Is MD Forte® (Glycolic Acid) a superficial, medium or deep peel?

Superficial to Medium depth peel.

What skin problems does MD Forte® claim to treat?

Using an MD Forte ® regimen, you`ll see healthier, younger-looking skin.

MD Forte® visibly diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles, smoothes and softens skin, increases hydration and suppleness, and balances irregular skin tones. It can also improve oily/acne prone skin.

MD Forte can be used on the face, the neck, the chest and the hands and can be used on all types of skin including: Fine skin, normal skin or greasy or thick skin.

It can also be used safely and effectively on black and asian skin.

Licenced status

Medical device.

Should be used by

Trained members of the medical profession only. It should not be used by beauty therapists.

Product range

MD Forte 1 : 70% gylcolic acid

MD Forte 2 : 99% glycolic acid - Used for more aggressive treatment of sun damaged skin.

There are a number of special creams and lotions available to be used in combination with MD Forte peels:

Md Forte® - Renew


MD Forte Facial Cleanser
MD Forte Glycare Cleansing Gel


MD Forte Facial Lotion I and II
MD Forte Facial Cream I and II
MD Forte Glycare I and II


MD Forte Rejuvenation Lotion I and II
MD Forte Glycare Perfection Gel
MD Forte Skin Bleaching Gel


MD Forte® - Protect

MD Forte Advanced Hydrating Complex Gel/Cream


MD Forte Hand & Body Cream


MD Forte Total Daily Protector (SPF 15)
MD Forte SPF20 Sun Protector

Peels not to be used in

Pregnant or breastfeeding women, and those with skin prone to scarring.

Peel program

The MD Forte peel is a glycolic acid peel system that can only be performed as an in-office procedure by a trained professional. It provides controlled and predictable removal of surface skin cells, stimulating skin renewal to improve the appearance of the skin.

You will notice a difference in your skin texture immediately. The procedure is fast and convenient, taking only about fifteen minutes to half an hour. And with virtually no recovery time, you can be back to your normal routine the same day. There is no significant pain or discomfort or need for anaesthesia.

It takes usually 4-6 treatments at three to four week intervals to achieve the desired effect

All body areas appear to respond well to treatment with glycolic acid; however, the arms, hands, neck and chest all improve at a slower rate than the face.

Reported side effects of MD Forte® (Glycolic Acid)

Most patients can undergo glycolic peeling without any side effects. The treated skin is virtually normal in appearance. The fact that the patient underwent a peel in usually undetectable to others.

Although rare, a patient may experience mild sloughing, producing some weeping or scabbing.

Some redness is temporary and normal. Any of these side effects may be covered with make up.

Rarely, if scabs are picked, scarring may occur or areas of hypopigmentation (lighter coloured skin) or hyperpigmentation (darker coloured skin) may result from a peel.

Your practitioner will discuss these potential side effects in a consultation.

Costs of MD Forte®  

This depends on area treated and how much is required, and the practitioner doing the treatment, but ranges are in the region of:£60 to £100 per treatment session.

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