DMK is the only company in the world to utilize the beneficial effects of transfer messenger enzymes.
The DMK Enzyme Masques #1, #2 and #3 are formulated with proteins – RNA, L-Lysine and Proline – which have the ability to penetrate the skin, tightening and contracting the fragile underlying muscles directly under the fascia.
All three masques have the ability to promote a plasmatic effect in the skin, offering true oxygen therapy from within the blood stream rather than applying oxygen to the skin’s surface. DMK Enzyme Therapy works with the skin rather than merely acting on the surface.
Learn more about DMK Enzyme Therapy further down this page!
The DMK Enzyme Masques
Enzyme Masque #1
Enzyme Masque #1 combines a specialized blend of transfer messenger enzymes that improve skin function and strengthen the underlying structures.
- A specific group of transfer messenger enzymes including proline and glycine freeze dried in an albumin base.
- Oat (avena sativa) – Soothes and strengthens tissue, reduces redness and swelling and offers mild exfoliation.
Enzyme Masque #2
Enzyme Masque #2 revises the function and structure of aged and weakened skin. This formula rebuilds the skin from the inside out, directly focusing on the skin’s ability to function at its optimal level. Bringing the structure and function of the skin back into harmony is the first crucial step in revising aged and weakened skin.
This combination is used for intrinsic and extrinsic aging, rosacea, vascular matting (fragile capillaries) and inflamed or weakened skin conditions.
Copper peptide complex – Copper is the building block for collagen and elastin
and has been shown to be instrumental in improving wrinkles, fine lines, skin firmness, redness and reducing skin blotchiness. The copper peptides complex helps to strengthen and increase tissue repair and regeneration.
Aspartic acid – Plays an important role in
the synthesis cycle of amino acids and biochemicals. It helps generate cellular energy, strengthening and smoothing the skin. It also helps transport the minerals needed to form healthy RNA and DNA and strengthen the immune responses.
Enzyme Masque #2 acts as a muscle contractor, skin tightener and tissue strengthener. Combining Enzyme Masque #2 and #3 (which we call our Muscle Banding Protocol) lifts, firms and tightens aging, sagging skin. It also has anti-inflammatory properties which help strengthen aging skin and weakened, fragile capillaries.
aging is a condition resulting from a decline in skin functionality. The key difference between DMK and many ‘age management’ products is that Enzyme Masques #2 & #3 revise skin functionality.
Enzyme Masque #3
Enzyme Masque #2 and #3 work in synergy to form the Muscle Banding Protocol which revises aging, weakened skin. Enzyme Masque #2 and #3 form a supreme tissue strengthening and tightening combination.
This combination is used for intrinsic and extrinsic aging, rosacea, vascular and immune disorders and inflamed or weakened skin conditions.
Cassia (cinnamomum zeylanicum) – Causes pseudo heat which increases circulation of the blood and lymph, flushing out stagnation, inflammation and infection.
Niacin – A vasodilator, or substance which widens blood vessels. Contains nicotinic acid, a vitamin B that aids tissue oxygenation through increased blood flow.
Enzyme Masque #3 intensifies the action of the underlying masque, improving its capacity to kick start the vital processes that the skin relies on to regain or maintain a healthy and youthful appearance. It is formulated to intensify the action of the Enzyme Masque #2 – it is always applied over the top of Enzyme Masque #2 to open the vascular and lymph vessels as wide as possible. This stimulates the skin to function more effectively.
In the case of inflamed acne, Enzyme Masque #3 may be applied over Enzyme Masque #1. It can also be used on clients who have had extensive treatments and whose skin requires an extra boost.
The Danné Montague-King StoryOver 40 years in 30 countries
Skin health is a phenomenon that has baffled scientists, cosmetologists and aestheticians for an eternity. Spurred on by his dissatisfaction
with conventional skin care approaches, Danné began to research how the body works and what it responds to.
His desire to improve the appearance of his skin grew into a 40-year quest to understand the phenomenon of acne, pigmentation, and aging.
Danné approached skin as a scientist. After years of study and research in botanical science and cosmetic chemistry, he perceived that skin disorders were a result of disharmony in the way that the skin functions. He reasoned that if he could restore balance in the skin, he would be able to revise skin and enhance its functionality.
From his study of chemistry, Danné knew that the body is programmed to regenerate itself. Although humans load the body with free radicals, sunlight, poisonous foods and bad cleansing habits, the body continues to regenerate itself. His solution was to harness these regenerative qualities.
With extensive research, Danné became one of the first biochemists to recognize the power of enzymes to hydrate and tighten the skin. His research with vitamin C therapy – both as free radical scavengers and a collagen enhancer – spans three decades.
His quest culminated in the DMK skin rejuvenation system that was the first to provide skin cells a chemistry that they recognized.
The revolutionary DMK concept of REMOVE, REBUILD, PROTECT and MAINTAIN aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. Botanical-based paramedical products instigate long-term changes in skin at a cellular level, whilst professional treatments deliver superior aesthetic results.
The concept quickly gained critical acclaim. Journalists and scientists were interested in his counter-intuitive approach to skin revision, whilst salons and surgeries were enthusiastic about products that could deliver real results. They knew, like Danné, that by rebuilding skin, they could rebuild lives.
What is paramedical?
The term paramedical derives from the words para, a Greek word implying complementary or auxiliary, and medical, a Latin word meaning to remedy. It is a system that is adjunctive to the practice of medicine in the maintenance and restoration of health and normal cell function.
DMK paramedical therapy works on the structure and function of the skin. While cosmetic treatments work topically on the surface of the skin, paramedical treatments address skin on an internal cellular level to improve its functionality.
The DMK Concept
The beauty industry has long been focused on the idea of dead cell removal. A multitude of treatments exist to remove, peel, exfoliate and flush. However, this is not enough to build true long-term skin functionality.
DMK believes that the origin of any skin condition is a result of disharmony in the function of skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of treatments and products that re-educate skin. By matching formulations with the body’s chemistry, the skin is induced to respond in a positive manner.
The DMK concept is REMOVE, REBUILD, PROTECT and MAINTAIN. It is simply about restoring balance and enhancing skin to function optimally once more.
Remove the dead skin cell build-up, which leads to the appearance of dry skin, fine lines and skin discoloration. The primary method of removal
is based on enzyme hydrolyzation (enzymatic treatments that change dead cell material into a weak acid and flush it away) bringing new skin cells to the surface.
Rebuild by restoring the skin’s vital internal processes to optimal function. This enables the cells to stay alive longer and perform optimally for healthier, younger looking skin.
DMK oils, serums and spritzes are utilized in the rebuild phase of the DMK concept. Their ingredients work either directly on the skin’s cells in a process called ’direct delivery’ or can cause a chain reaction called ‘the domino effect’. They restore the acid mantle by penetrating the epidermis, simulating the actions of the sebaceous gland and the sudoriferous gland secretions, to provide natural skin tone and moisture.
Protect the skin from the sun, free radicals, glycation and other environmental factors that lead to premature aging using potent antioxidants.
Maintain skin function with DMK Home Prescriptives to prolong the results achieved by DMK Professional Treatments.
The DMK concept provides clients with lifelong skin management programs to incorporate into their daily lives.
DMK paramedical skin revision products are extremely complex and precise. They are designed specifically to work with the internal function and structure of the skin and are effective in the treatment of a wide variety of skin conditions.
DMK products typically have a high ratio of active to base ingredients.
While DMK imitates nature to achieve natural results, this does not imply that all DMK ingredients are natural. The most effective formulations are made from a highly refined combination of botanical and pharmaceutical grade ingredients.
Plant grades vary in quality. DMK recognize that it is not sufficient simply to have an extract. The DMK research team invest significant resources in extracting the highest possible grade of ingredients, from a wide variety of plants found around the world.
Unlike many over-the-counter cosmetic companies, DMK formulations are pharmaceutical grade. This means that they have a more concentrated ratio of active ingredients to base ingredients. Most cosmetic products have a low ratio, and therefore lack the active ingredients required to instigate real and lasting change within the skin.
While there is no single product or machine that will alleviate skin conditions or remove the signs of aging completely, the DMK Skin Technician needs to be aware of new products and be able to offer intelligent conclusions about their impact.
The following professional principles should be understood:
All DMK treatments are designed to complement the body’s chemistry.
The body reacts in a positive manner to chemistry it recognizes.
DMK works with the skin rather than merely acting on it.
What is an Enzyme?
Enzyme: Noun. Uses any proteins capable of catalyzing a chemical reaction.
Enzymes are biological catalysts of chemical reactions in the body. They orchestrate all molecular activity in the skin and body. Enzymes are living substances that regulate health and work with certain minerals in the body to form a natural system of antioxidants that fight corrosive free radicals.
Properly formulated, they can remove dead protein, toxins and other effluvia from the epidermis using a process called ‘reverse osmosis’. Reverse osmosis is a process that reverses the natural process of osmosis through the application of pressure. In the case of DMK Enzyme Therapy, reverse osmosis forces fluids out through the cell wall, flushing the matrix that surrounds the cells so it is clean, clear and toxin free. This initiates an increase in free water levels.
Enzymes do not work on a pH factor like acids and alkalines, making them highly effective for reactive skins. They stimulate RNA activity. RNA is a group of nucleic acids, present in all living cells, that play an essential role in the synthesis of proteins.
RNA is like a messenger, activating enzymes already present in the skin to ensure that certain messages are carried across the cell membrane. Using the nerve endings, sensory receptors and ganglia, the enzymes act as hormone-like messengers to stimulate an immediate response at the dermal level. If RNA is not working properly, the result is cell destruction.
Reverse Osmosis... Nature’s Cleanser
“Each of us, as with all living organisms, could be regarded as an orderly, integrated succession of enzyme reactions.”
Reverse osmosis is a ‘back-flushing’ action that forces fluids through the membrane around the cells, cleaning out impurities like lipofuscin, and leaving behind a clean, clear, toxin free environment in which the cells can function more efficiently. Lipofuscin is a free radical substance, created by sun damage or other trauma to the skin.
Enzymes use protein molecules formed in plant cells to act as organic catalysts initiating or speeding up specific chemical reactions. Enzymes are essential for all molecular reproduction. Humans could not live without them as the body is basically water, chemicals orchestrated by enzymes and electromagnetic waves.
No molecular action in the body can take place without the aid of one or more of
the 1300 identified enzymes in the body. Co-enzymes are vitamins that carry messages from cell to cell.
Enzyme treatments are the most effective method for hydrolyzing dead cell material from the skin tissues. DMK Enzyme Therapy is capable of tightening the skin progressively and removing impurities from skin cells through reverse osmosis.
A special enzyme called transferase can send messages across cell membranes in a process called transcription. During transcription,
a strand of messenger RNA is synthesized according to the nitrogenous base code of DNA. The enzyme RNA polymerase binds to one of the DNA molecules in the double helix. The other strand remains dormant.
Enzymes can stimulate activity in Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) that work in synthesis with proteins. RNA moves along the DNA strand reading the nucleotides one by one. The enzyme selects complementary bases from available nucleotides and positions them in an RNA molecule according to the principle of complimentary base pairing.
The RNA molecule then carries the genetic message to the cytoplasm for protein synthesis. This is vital information for all skin cells, it keeps them alive, while removing the burden of the dead cuticle. Dead cuticle is the build up of dead skin cells over a lifetime that creates dry, wrinkled and uneven toned skin.
Improves Oxygenation Of The Tissue
Cellular oxygenation is essential to skin health and the production of ATP in the mitochondria. Oxygen is a principle energy source of the cell and aids in the removal of toxins, waste and other cellular debris. A lack of oxygen leads to the malfunction of the mitochondria and cell death.
To truly achieve cellular oxygenation DMK works with the body’s chemistry. DMK Treatments increase oxygen through the circulatory system, so that the body readily accepts and utilizes it. Oxygen cannot be administered to the surface of the skin. Skin cells operate with anaerobic not aerobic metabolism. The only way to truly deliver oxygen is at a cellular level. DMK Enzyme Therapy works with the body’s own chemistry to enhance oxygenation.
DMK works with the dictates of the body. The body already knows how to function perfectly; it just needs to be restored to optimal functionality so that it works more effectively and efficiently.
Capillaries are the conduits of oxygen to the skin’s cells. When the skin is poorly oxygenated, a process called angiogenesis occurs. Blood vessels become clogged and dilate, and capillaries grow as they try to get more oxygen to the area. The body adapts to its environment.
IPL and Laser Treatments can cauterize the extra weakened vessels, but if the causative factors are not addressed, the problem will return. A long lasting result is only possible by improving skin function. By irrigating the capillaries with fresh oxygenated blood, the involuntary muscles will respond by increasing their natural rhythm.
DMK treatments concentrate on aiding the efficiency of the peripheral circulatory delivery of oxygenated blood. Enzymatic treatments can dilate capillaries and help deliver fresh nutrients to living cells. This is called ‘the plasmatic effect’.
The Plasmatic Effect
Plasmatic = plasma + blood.
DMK Enzyme Therapy induces a ‘plasmatic effect’ in the skin by dilating all of the peripheral capillaries. This improves oxygen uptake from inside the body. This increased oxygen is deposited into the mitochondria.
The plasmatic effect appears immediately after DMK enzyme removal. Specially formulated DMK enzymes create lymph drainage felt by the client as the tightening and pulsating of the enzyme masque. This promotes a rush of fresh oxygenated blood from within the skin into the dilated capillaries.
Results of the DMK plasmatic effect are clearly visible on the skin of the neck, face and decollate following an Enzyme Treatment. The capillaries stand out like a road map, indicating total dilation of the peripheral capillaries.
The impact of DMK’s Enzyme Therapy is markedly more impressive than the results observed from applying oxygen crèmes (which are often peroxide-based or the skin is sprayed with compressed oxygen).
Facial Muscles and DMK Enzyme Therapy
The fragile, underlying facial muscles can be strengthened with physical training and exercise. However, facial exercises are tedious and require a religious daily routine to achieve and maintain results.
The voluntary contraction of facial muscles using Enzyme Treatments has a much more natural and lasting effect as the muscles themselves are moving on their own accord against resistance. This is also known as isometric exercise. In
a voluntary reaction of a muscle there is an asynchronous firing of motor neurons in a smooth contraction. The more units that are involved, the further increase of muscle force being achieved.
If you apply very strong enzyme ‘bands’ to the skin from motor control point to motor control point, you can accomplish this voluntary action. Most facial, neck and decollate muscles are lateral, horizontal or vertical. These can be worked with predicable results.
The exception are the obicularis occuli (mouth) and obicularis oris (eyes) muscles which should not be treated in this manner because they are round and unpredictable as to the direction they may contract.