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If you have any questions in regard to a skin concern you might have or DMK products and treatments, please feel free to contact us at anytime. We'd be happy to assist you.

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How many treatments will I need?

DMK treatments are progressive and some some skin conditions may require multiple treatments. Treatments are conducted on weekly basis over a 6, 8 or 12 week program depending on the skin condition and the client's goals.

For keeping your skin healthy and in peak condition or for mild skin concerns, two consecutive treatments are recommended followed by a home maintenance program.

How soon do I see results?

Results are dependent on the skin condition, the number of treatments given and the client's commitment to a regular home maintenance program. In many cases, amazing results can be seen after just one treatment such as in the case of a MEDI PEDI or INSTANT LIFT Treatment. For some cases of deep pitted acne scarring, treatments may take from six weeks to as long as eight months to see significant results. However, there will always be results.

Who uses DMK?

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DMK is distributed to over 7000 clinics in 32 countries around the world. DMK products are used by doctors, cosmetic surgeons, aestheticians and others in the medical profession.

DMK works closely with many surgeons and physicians preparing clients for cosmetic surgery. DMK pre and post operative skin revision system is widely endorsed by the medical profession.

As a result of DMK's ability to achieve remarkable results, DMK has achieved a high level of client satisfaction. Visit our DMK Client Testimonials page to learn what people are saying about our products and treatments

Many well-known celebrities, famous personalities and Hollywood stars are known to have received DMK treatments and used DMK products.

Where do I go for treatments?

Authorised DMK Clinics can be found in all the provinces and cities throughout Southern Africa. To find a dmk clinic near you, please visit our Clinic Finder.

What is Paramedical?

Paramedical is a system that is adjunctive to the practice of medicine in maintaining and restoring health. Over the years medical and aesthetic professions have drawn closer together sharing a common purpose in dealing with skin dysfunction.

Many ordinary cosmetic products only work topically on the skin and are usually not capable of penetrating deeply into the skin tissue. Cosmetic treatments and products work only on the surface of the skin while paramedical treatments and products are designed to penetrate skin tissue at a deeper level to address problem areas at cellular level.

The DMK system works on the structure and functioning of the skin. DMK paramedical treatments are designed to restore the natural functioning of the skin. DMK treatments stimulate the skin in a way that allows the skin's own natural systems and processes to return to normal. In short, the DMK system is designed to emulate the way your own skin works naturally.

DMK paramedical products are formulated using chemistry that the skin recognizes as its own. Active ingredients used in DMK paramedical products are of a much more potent strength that enables the key ingredient to do its work and achieve effective results. Many cosmetic products do not contain enough of an active ingredient to see any significant results.

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A Glossary of Terms

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA)

Glycolic, Citric, Malic and Lactic Acids are all Alpha Hydroxy Acids or AHA's for short. Found naturally in fruit such as sugar cane, citrus fruits and sour milk. AHA's are used to exfoliate and renew cells, even skin tone and can be effective against wrinkles. Glycolic Acid is the most effective exfoliant of all the AHA's. It penetrates the skin very effectively because of the small molecules.

Antioxidants

An antioxidant is a molecule capable of slowing down or preventing the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation reactions can produce free radicals which start chain reactions that damage cells. Antioxidants stop these chain reactions.

Collagen

Collagen is a natural substance within the body tissues. As human skin ages, our own soluble collagen becomes less flexible and our skin's connective tissue loses its a ability to retain moisture naturally

Dermis

The layer of the skin just below the outer layer or epidermis of the skin. It consists of a dense bed of vascular connective tissue

Elastin

This protein is responsible for the elasticity of body tissues, more specifically the skin. Elastin enables body tissue to hold its shape

Enzyme

A substance produced by a living organism that is capable of accelerating or producing biochemical changes without altering itself in the process. It is a catalyst

Epidermis

The outer layer or top layer of the skin that is in contact with the environment. It consists mainly of dead skin cells on its surface with new cells making their way to the surface from underneath. The epidermis serves to cover and protect the inner layers of the skin and the body.

Fibroblast Cell

These are tissue cells in the skin responsible for manufacturing a substance called collagen. The collagen substance forms fibres which has the purpose of giving the skin support and structure, preventing it from collapsing.

Free Radical

Highly reactive or unstable molecules that cause ageing and degenerative diseases. These free radicals often result from ozone, cigarette smoke, herbicides, pesticides, solvents, petrochemicals, drugs, sunshine, x-rays, and other foreign body substances. To prevent free radical damage, the body has a defence system of antioxidants.

Lipid

The term used to describe oil or fat content of a cell or skin component. Cell membranes are made of lipids

Paramedical

Adjunctive to the practice of medicine in the maintenance and restoration of health and normal cell function

Pigmentation

Uneven skin tone and the result of trauma, environmental damage or hormone imbalance. The production of melanin is the body's natural defence mechanism and can be characterized by hyper pigmentation or hypo pigmentation.

Plasmatic Effect

The action of fresh new oxygenated blood rushing through dilated capillaries. The effect increases circulation and creates a lymph drainage action

Sebaceous Glands

The oil glands of the skin that secrete sebum and oil which provides a protective layer over the surface of the skin, preventing it from drying out. It is also responsible for keeping the hair follicles lubricated.

Sebum

A pale, yellow, natural oil secretion of the sebaceous glands of the skin and scalp that lubricate and protect. Sebum contains squalene, waxes and cholesterol.

Transdermal

The ability of a substance to enter the deeper layers of the skin by means of penetrating it's surface. An example is the application of a patch or ointment that is designed for its ingredients to be absorbed deeply into the skin.

Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL)

The migration of moisture upwards from the dermis (middle layer of the skin) through to the upper layers of the epidermis

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Danné Montague-King South Africa

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