Texas (June 29, 2005) Wouldnt it be great if your chatty
co-worker knew when to leave you alone? Or if your significant other
was sharp enough to know that youve been eyeing that adorable-but-too-expensive
handbag for months?
Alas, some most people just arent intuitive enough
to know what youre thinking without any obvious hints. Thankfully,
your chemical peel doesnt have to rely on hit-or-miss external
factors to produce the youthful, glowing results you want. ACTIFIRM®,
the leader in breakthrough enzyme skin care technology, introduces the
Z-Peel, a self-monitoring smart peel that not only selectively
targets damaged skin cells, but also neutralizes itself automatically.
This revolutionary technology drastically diminishes the redness, flaking
and photosensitivity that follow other traditional peels. Instead, patients
have reported immediate visible improvement in surface elasticity, clarity
and reduction of age lines after just one treatment.
The Z-Peel professional treatment uses a patented mushroom-derived
enzyme, Actizyme 3M-M, that mimics skins natural orderly exfoliation
process. The enzyme works just like skins own gentle and highly
tuned biological mechanisms, knowing precisely what cells to treat and
when to deactivate itself. This unparalleled control means the chances
of under- or over-exfoliation are virtually eliminated.
The Z-Peel produces luminously hydrated, firmer-looking skin comparable
to that from a harsher alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), beta hydroxy acid (BHA)
or trichloroacetic (TCA) peel without the waiting or irritation.
In fact, the Z-Peel is mild enough for sensitive skin with rosacea,
acne or eczema. It is also compatible with all skin tones, even the
darkest skin type IV, without any pigmentation problems or side effects.
No other competitive peel on the market generates such powerful, uniform
results with such a gentle modality.
Skin Smarts: The Secret Behind the Z-Peel
The brains behind the Z-Peels exceptional brawn? Actifirms
ground-breaking Actizyme 3M-M. Extracted from the precious Mucor Meihei
mushroom, Actizyme 3M-Ms actions on the skin mirror our own biological
shedding processes, making it super safe and highly individualized.
Research has proven that Actizyme 3M-M is in the same acidic protease
class of Cathepsin-D, a naturally occurring enzyme found in the outermost
layers of skin. Cathepsin-Ds main function is to support desquamation
the movement of dead skin cells from inner skin layers to the
surface, ultimately leading to their release and removal (exfoliation).
Cathepsin-D is activated only when the skins pH is at a certain
level; it is automatically deactivated when the pH level is too high
or too low. Photoaged, calloused skin is usually at a pH higher than
what is needed to stimulate the enzyme, which is why damaged skin looks
and feels dull, creased and sallow its natural exfoliation processes
have shut down!
Heres how the Z-Peel works: When the peel is applied to the skin
with buffering agents at a pH of 4, the pH of the damaged skin areas
is lowered to the level needed to activate Actizyme 3M-M, and exfoliation
begins. After a period of time, the skin eventually neutralizes the
buffering agent on its own and returns to a normal pH level. At this
point, the enzymatic activity and exfoliation automatically ceases.
Talk about intelligence.
A PERFECT PEEL FOR PEOPLE ON THE GO
Unlike other conventional peels where photosensitivity is a big issue,
the Z-Peel can be used even on the sunniest of days. Its innovative
technology increases skin photosensitivity by only 5 percent, which
means you dont have to hide out with the curtains drawn for days
after the Z-Peel procedure. Just remember Sun Stop Sunscreen with SPF
30+, and youre ready to show off your smoother, younger-looking
skin within hours.
The average Z-Peel treatment takes about 30 minutes from start to finish.
It can even be used after an AHA, BHA or TCA peel, or a microdermabrasion
procedure, to help reduce their associated post-treatment redness and
Once home, the extraordinary benefits of the Z-Peel can be heightened
and extended with the Actifirm Peel and Firm Skin Renovation System.
This comprehensive program includes an Antioxidant Morning Cleanser,
Actizyme Cellular Peel, Antioxidant Day Cream SPF 18, Antioxidant Evening
Cleanser, Renovation Serum and Renovation Cream. Adjunctive care products
include Sun Stop Sunscreen with SPF 30+, Renovation Eye Cream and Enzyme
The Z-Peel clinical treatment and Actifirm products are available through
physicians, including certified dermatologists and plastic surgeons,
and estheticians. To locate a participating professional, call toll-free
(866) 411-7600 or visit www.actifirm.com.
Actifirm is an industry-leading innovator of advanced, science-driven
beauty products and professional skin care treatments for the physician
and medical spa markets. With a corporate philosophy that demands technological
integrity and forward-thinking vision, Actifirm offers superior anti-aging
formulas backed by rigorous clinical research. It is committed to developing
groundbreaking solutions that enhance the skins natural ability
to restore itself to a state of health, beauty and clarity. For more
information on Actifirm or to locate a licensed professional who administers
Actifirm products and treatments, call (866) 411-7600 or visit www.actifirm.com.