The Causes and Treatment of Skin Pigmentation Problems


Dark Spots? Patches? Uneven Skin Tone? - DMK is the Answer!

Most people suffering from skin pigmentation problems characterized by uneven tone or patches on the skin are not aware that something can be done about them. Here, we take a look at what causes pigmentation problems and how DMK's highly effective skin revision methods are used to deliver brighter, smoother even skin tone.

What is Skin Pigmentation?

Your skin contains skin cells called Melanocytes that produce a substance called Melanin. Melanin is the substance that gives the skin its colour. It is also commonly referred to as skin pigment.

Melanin is secreted by the melanocyte cells to form a layer just beneath the outer layer of the skin or more accurately, the first layer of the epidermis. The purpose of melanin is to act as a filter protecting the skin from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays that penetrate deep into the skin.

What Causes Hyperpigmentation?

Dark spots or uneven skin tone is caused by under or over activity of the melanocytes that either produce too little or too much melanin causing patches or discoloration of the skin. Discoloration can also occur if the skin is damaged or traumatized in some way.

Pigmentation problems occur in two different forms; Passive and Inflammatory

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.

Inflammatory Pigmentation occurs as a result of the activation of our skin's natural defences. Melanin moves up to defend against trauma caused by sun exposure, poor skin products or injury.

Treating pigmentation disorders involve medication, deep peeling or bleaching the skin. More effective methods involve regulating the natural processes of the skin and stimulating the skin cells to balance melanocyte activity and normalize the secretion of melanin.

The DMK Approach to Treating Hyperpigmentation Problems

The DMK MELANOPLEX System has been hailed as the only pigmentation system that really works without bleaching the skin. This principle is based on inhibiting the amino acid Tyrosine from reacting with the enzyme Tyrosinase to produce melanin.

Several natural but potent inhibitors are used in the formulation of the DMK Melanoplex products that stop the production of Melanin while you are removing dark spots and hyper-pigmentation normally located in the upper layers of the epidermis.

These types of pigmentation problems belong in the inflammatory category; hyper-pigmentation from sources outside the skin such as sun damage, chemical burns, perfumes or over zealous extractions of pimples, comedones or milia.

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DMK's Powerful Formulas For the Treatment of Hyperpigmentation

DMK's SUPER BRIGHT and ALPHA FADE GEL are formulated for safe but deep lightening of dark spots. These products are effective on most types of pigmentation problems including lentigines (raised dark spots on aging and badly sun damaged skins) and other less severe forms of uneven skin tones. These products can be used on any area of the body and are especially beneficial to people with deeper skin tones.

More severe conditions of hyperpigmentation such as chloasma from pregnancy or other hormonal induced melasmas will have to be treated with SUPER BRIGHT and/or ALPHA FADE GEL in addition to the MELANOPLEX products. These conditions are known as passive pigmentation disorders.

DMK Skin Revision Treatments for Pigmentation Disorders

DMK treatments for hyperpigmentation are designed for use anywhere on the body. DMK analyzes the individual case of pigmentation and tailors a targeted treatment program. Sometimes treatment programs are used in combination for optimum results but the primary goal is to restore the skin's own natural functioning at cellular level ensuring that the unwanted condition does not return.

MELANOZONE This highly effective treatment revises uneven skin tone and discoloration of the skin. It is suitable for all skin types and skin conditions and can be used to treat any area of the body where a pigmentation issue has manifested.
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BIHAKU This skin brightening treatment helps to even out skin tone and lighten the complexion of the skin. It also addresses coarse pigmented skin, uneven texture and other imperfections of the skin to give you a brighter and more even luminous complexion.
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PRO ALPHA SIX LAYER PEEL This is an excellent peeling treatment program for sun-damaged pigmentation, irregular skin color and large areas of discoloration. It also works to remove fine lines, wrinkles, rough course skin, uneven texture and scarring
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PRO PEEL This is a gentler option to DMK's PRO ALPHA SIX LAYER PEEL. It removes darker areas of skin by ingesting the dead, dark skin cells and is safe for all types of skin
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You're in good hands with DMK when it comes to treating hyperpigmentation disorders. With over 40 years of experience and a reputation that is unsurpassed for delivering amazing results, you can be assured that you'll get what you want. Why not give us a call right now?

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Home Solutions for Hyperpigmentation



HERBAL PIGMENT OIL is a highly effective home treatment specially designed for use on dark patches of the skin such as the knees and elbows. It is also good for pigmentation problems on larger areas of the body such as rhino patches of the skin.

HERBAL PIGMENT OIL is also used to smooth and brighten scar tissue and helps to lighten, soften and breakdown dry, scaly areas of skin. It works particularly well on hydrotrophic scars.

Suitable for use on dark pigmented circles under the eyes, this versatile product can also be mixed into a DMK skincare crème to brighten the skin and provide more nourishment.



DIRECT DELIVERY VITAMIN C SERUM is a powerful anti-oxidant that shields your skin from harmful free radicals. Vitamin C promotes the production of collagen in the skin. This formula contains special nutrients that fight off the effects of sun damage and carcinogenesis.

For pigmentation problems, DIRECT DELIVERY VITAMIN C SERUM works by inhibiting the pigmentation process. This formula is essential for anyone suffering from any sort of pigmentation disorders.

DIRECT DELIVERY VITAMIN C SERUM is a highly effective tissue lightener and brightener that is suitable for use on any skin type. Besides treating hyperpigmentation, Vitamin C is essential for anti-ageing, promoting healthy skin and eliminating the appearance of dull, tired skin.

Treating Dark Circles Under the Eyes


DMK's HERBAL PIGMENT OIL and DIRECT DELIVERY VITAMIN C SERUM are both excellent for use on ethnic skin. Combine both formulations together for a highly effective solution to treating dark circles around the eyes with astounding results!

Skin Revision for Lightening the Skin

The effect of ageing, poor diet, illness, medication or environmental damage can cause the skin to appear darker and develop an uneven texture. Now, there is a professional solution to a lighter, brighter complexion and a new you


For a lighter, even skin tone and healthier skin, DMK has an excellent skin revision program that will give you the look you want without harmful chemicals or bleaching.

DMK's BIHAKU Skin Brightening Treatment is a highly effective, superior skin revision program that brightens and tones your skin leaving your with a lighter, more luminous complexion.

Learn more about DMK BIHAKU Skin Brightening Treatment

No matter what your skin problem may be, DMK is sure to have the ideal solution for you. Find out how you can give your skin a whole new look today!

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Danné Montague-King South Africa

DMK is THE ONE - World Leaders in Paramedical Skin Revision!