The type of skin conditions we treat.
Acne & congestion
Diagnosis: Acne can be an inherent, genetic condition or can be caused by external factors, such as hormonal fluctuations, stress, medications, hot or humid climates and irritating cosmetic ingredients. It is a chronic inflammatory disorder caused by fast cell turnover, fast oil flow and an abnormality in the cell division where cells flatten out too early and stick to the sides of the oil glands and hair shafts. If left untreated, congestion can advance to acne.
Solution: Stabilise the skin and regulate the dysfunctions that contribute to the acne condition by removing blockages within the ducts and regulating oil flow and cell turnover. At Skin4u along with the DMK products, we take into account the individual condition and tailor a program to revise and preclude the recurrence of acne.
Products: In the case of Acne home prescriptives must be used to get results and our therapist will discuss this during consult. Programs are offered as it is usual that more than one treatment is needed to revise the acne condition.
Treatments: Programs offered use a range of DMK protocol treatments to clear skin of congestion and get it functioning properly.
Diagnosis: Cellulite occurs through poor circulation and poor lymphatic drainage which cause fat cells to become engorged. These fat cells then push against the connective tissue beneath a person’s skin to cause the surface of the skin to dimple or pucker and look lumpy. Oestrogen stimulates collagenase formation in the skin’s connective tissues. Collagenase breaks down the connective tissue, weakening collagen and causing fat to bulge upward to form a lumpy surface. It is typically caused by factors such as genetics, hormones, hypothyroidism, lack of exercise, poor blood circulation and lymphatics.
Solution: Body Enzyme regulates the dysfunctions and restores homeostasis, enhancing the blood and lymphatic circulation and increasing the amount of oxygen delivered to the tissue. This flushes out toxins and strengthens the all important connective tissue which is the essence of strong smooth skin.
Products: hydra louffa, body sculpting crème, maximum moisture, DMK efa+
Treatments: Body Sculpting, Body Enzyme Therapy, Body Firming Program
Foliculitis (Ingrown Hair)
Diagnosis: Folliculitis is an inflammation in the hair follicle, characterised by follicular papules, red raised bumps and pustules. Folliculitis and ingrown hairs are the result of a dysfunctional process inside the hair follicle. Blockages stop the natural flow in the follicle, trapping bacteria and potentially causing infection and inflammation.
Solution: DMK dissolves the hair and accumulation of dead cell material, which releases the follicle, addresses infection, strengthens the skin and in turn, reduces any remaining redness and inflammation.
Products: hydra louffa, melanoplex drops, beta gel, maximum moisture, transdermal sunblock, actrol powder, retosin, calerase, DMK efa+
Diagnosis: Open pores typically develop as a result of blocked pores, insufficient free water levels within the skin and an accumulation of dead cell material which cement onto the top of the skin and clump up inside the follicle. This is characterised by an orange peel, open pore appearance.
Solution: DMK in salon treatments revise open pores by cleaning out the pores, gently exfoliating the dead redundant cell build up, increasing free water levels and minimising the appearance of open pores with the chemical process of ‘iontophoresis’, which contracts pores whilst supplying the skin with essential minerals and vitamins.
Products: Our paramedical therapist will advise you on a homecare regime for best results.
Treatments: Choosing from our DMK protocols a treatment will be tailored to target this condition.
Diagnosis: Pigmentation occurs in two different forms; passive and inflammatory. Inflammatory pigmentation occurs as a result of the activation of our skin’s natural defence mechanisms. Melanin moves up to defend against trauma caused by factors such as sun exposure, poor products or injury.
Passive pigmentation results from an internal imbalance which stimulates the melanin stimulating hormone. These imbalances can be caused by pregnancy, hormonal imbalances, the contraceptive pill and various medications.
Solution: DMK revises pigmentation, brightens and refreshes the skin by removing dead cell build up, the accumulation of melanin (dark patches) and suppresses further melanin production by inhibiting the enzyme tyrosinase in the skin. DMK analyses the individual case of pigmentation and tailors a targeted treatment program.
Products: Specific products are chosen to help with revising this condition and brightening the complexion.
Treatments: Melanozone, Bihaku, melanoplex drops, Pro Alpha Six-layer Peel, RP (remodelling procedures), Pro Peel
Premature ageing & sun-damage
Diagnosis: Premature ageing, as characterised by symptoms such as pigmentation, sun spots, fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin, is effectively a loss of structural integrity within the skin. As we age, the skin’s matrix becomes thin and the skin loses its bounce. Ultraviolet exposure speeds up this process by disrupting the normal architecture of connective tissue within the dermis. UV decreases collagen and elastin and alters the cross linked structure of collagen and elastin fibres within the dermal extracellular matrix. Abnormal material containing elastin and fibrillin accumulates and appears to occupy areas of lost collagen: this is called solar elastosis.
Solution: As premature ageing and sun-damage is a result of structural destruction and deterioration in the normal functioning of skin, DMK approach this condition by revising old and damaged tissue, rebuilding the skin and facilitating optimal function. We revise the decline in processes that occur when the skin starts to age and by strengthening the skin’s underlying matrix, we encourage the skin to function like a young and healthy skin.
Products: milk cleanser, direct delivery vitamin c serum, beta gel, seba-e or herbal pigment oil, herb & mineral mist, betagen crème, nite firming crème, aminodine spritz, fine line crème, eye tone, retosin, super bright, foamy lift and exoderma peel, micro peel, hydrating masque, DMK efa+
Treatments: Enzyme Therapy, melanoplex drops, Pro Peel, Liquid Laser, Pro Alpha Six-layer Peel, RP (remodelling procedures), Muscle Banding, A-Lift (Aesthetic Lift)
Sensitive reactive skin types
Diagnosis: We are led to believe that skin is fragile and sensitive. But skin is a strong organ designed to protect us, it has an amazing ability to regenerate itself. Skin is not sensitive; it is merely reactive when the internal processes are out of balance. Trans epidermal water loss (TEWL) is one of the main causes of skin becoming reactive. Water is essential for healthy skin. Skin with good free water levels is soft and supple, reflects a healthy glow and ages less quickly.
Solution: Most treatments for sensitive skin attempt to calm the skin and reduce the redness. DMK rebalance the skin using barrier repair therapy to increase free water levels, as well as calming and soothing the skin. When the skin is brought back into homeostasis it ceases to be reactive.
Products: milk cleanser, beta gel, direct delivery vitamin c serum, seba-e, herb & mineral mist, contraderm, betagen crème, biogen c crème, eyetone or fineline crème, hydrophilic crème or solar damage gel, foamy lift and exoderma peel, micro peel, acu masque, hydrating masque, transdermal sunblock, DMK efa+
Treatments: dermatox, Enzyme Therapy, Pro Alpha 1 Occlusion, Desqumate, Transdermal Nutrition Treatments, Muscle Banding
See real reactive & sensitive skins results
Diagnosis: Many clients come to us after using ineffective scar treatment products which work topically rather than remodelling the skin back to form a firm, flat surface. Following the occurrence of acne, lacerations or injuries, the skin forms new cells. When these new cells develop either too quickly (hypotropic scar) or too slowly (cuneiform scar), a scar forms.
Solution: Scar revision cannot be achieved by merely rubbing a crème onto the surface of the skin. DMK implement different skin revision systems which force the skin to go into a repair phase, changing the architecture of the scarred area. DMK aim to encourage old, damaged scar tissue to replace itself with stronger, firmer, healthier tissue. We advocate a series of DMK Treatments for optimal results. DMK is a world leader in scar revision.
Products: Certain DMK products are used in the remodeling of scar tissue. Our trained therapist will advise of your prescriptive homecare.
Treatments: Scar revision.
Reactive and sensitive skins
Diagnosis: Stretch marks or ‘striae’ are a form of a scar resulting in white or silvery scar tissue typically in the breast, abdomen and thigh area. Stretch marks most commonly result when the skin stretches rapidly due to rapid growth or weight gain, pregnancy, muscle building or puberty.
Solution: To revise stretch marks, DMK aim to rebuild a smoother, firmer tissue to replace the old damaged tissue.
Products: The DMK Paramedical range can be used by most clients however we strongly recommend a skin consult prior to any purchase of DMK Homecare Prescriptives.
Treatments: After initial consult our skin therapist will advise you of some options for you to consider in regards to your skin concerns.
Diagnosis: Facial hair in women is often a result of hormonal imbalances. It can negatively impact the complexion and appearance of the face. The DMK Hair Removal System can be used anywhere on the face or body to effectively remove hair.
Solution: The DMK Hair Removal System removes hair using a unique formulation that gently dissolves hair and can reduce hair re-growth with continued use. The treatment is a gentle alternative to traditional hair removal methods. DMK hair removal procedures are especially effective for people who are prone to pigmentation.
Products: DMK aftercare products for Alkaline hair removal.
Treatments: DMK Hair Removal System.
Wrinkles, fine lines & saggy skin
Diagnosis: To act against wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin, we must first understand the processes that cause skin to age. Poor circulation and lymph drainage result in a loss of structural integrity, weakened fragile capillaries, decreased skin density, decline in collagen production causing the dermal structures to deteriorate and the skin to sag. With the decline in enzymatic activity, cell division slows down and solar keratosis and environmental impact become evident. Ageing is the result of a decline in skin functionality.
Solution: DMK addresses fine lines and wrinkles by removing old tissue and working to strengthening the dermal structures and systems which need to work in synergy in order to create healthy skin.
Products: Again our therapist will advise home prescriptives in direct relation to the results you are trying to achieve.
Treatments: Enzyme Therapy, Pro Peel, Liquid Laser, Hydradermaze, Pro Alpha Six-layer Peel, RP (Remodelling Procedures), Muscle banding, A- Lift (Aesthetic Lift)
See real wrinkles, fine lines & saggy skin results