Eczema, Psoriasis

Your skin cells are constantly renewing themselves. New cells are growing while old cells die and are shed off from the surface of the skin. Psoriasis is a chronic condition that is the result of skin cells growing too quickly causing a build-up of excess skin cells on the surface of the skin to form thick silvery patches. These patches of dry, flaky skin are called plaques.

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This abnormal proliferation of skin cells can be found anywhere on the body but in mild cases, it is more commonly found on the knees, elbows and the scalp. Sometimes the condition is barely noticeable and is often dismissed.. In severe cases, the condition can spread over very large regions of the body or in some cases, the entire body is covered with thick, layers of flaky skin.

It is not known what causes Psoriasis but despite its unsightly appearance, it is not contagious. There is no known cure for psoriasis but it can be controlled with certain medications or topical lotions and crèmes.
Psoriasis can affect anyone of any age, gender or race.

The Symptoms of Psoriasis

  • Raised bumps, thickened and scaly skin manifesting in patches
  • Red bumps or blisters filled with pus
  • Tiny blood spots on the skin
  • Patches of flaky skin on the scalp appearing to be dandruff
  • Finger nails and toe nails have yellowish brown appearance
  • Lesions on the genitals
  • Symptoms can be found in any region of the body

Treating Psoriasis

Although there is no cure for psoriasis it can be kept at bay with a topical solution such as DMK BETA GEL especially where only small areas are affected. This can be supplemented with a treatments such as DMK’s ENZYME THERAPY which is a highly effective solution for bringing relief to psoriasis.

For much larger areas of the body that are affected by psoriasis, DMK’s BODY ENZYME THERAPYTreatment is the answer. Enzyme therapy restores the skin’s natural processes at a deep cell level which helps it to function normally. This helps to keep the psoriasis in check.

Scars

DMK – A World Leader in Scar Revision and Post-Operative Wound Management

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DMK’s unique method of scar revision is highly effective at reducing scar tissue and smoothing uneven skin textures and tones. Many clients come to us after using ineffective scar treatment products which work topically rather than remodeling the skin back to form a firm, flat surface.

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Now at last, there is a method that really works to give you clear, smooth skin and help you regain your confidence.

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Why Some Methods For Treating Scars Don’t Work

There are many crèmes on the market that claim to eliminate scars. The truth is that most of these are ineffective. Scars actually need a treatment protocol to “re-damage” and remove the scarred tissue, and then rebuild a stronger firmer tissue underneath.

DMK stimulates the rebuilding process with ENZYME THERAPY. Simply rubbing crèmes or lotions on to the skin’s surface will not remove or reduce scars.

The DMK Approach to Scar Revision

After a thorough skin diagnosis, a treatment program will be established according to the type of scar tissue, and the clients genetic colouring. Scar revision sometimes requires a combination of the DMK resurfacing procedures.

To revise scarring we must remove and rebuild at the same time. This process creates a restorative effect. DMK utilizes a formulation that dissolves and softens the area just enough to stimulate the re-knitting mechanisms of the tissue. Then we rebuild and repair the area in a smoother, firmer fashion.

By design, DMK’s scar revision treatment encourages the skin to go into a repair phase that enables it to become even and smooth again. The treatment process for scarring, involves a combination of DMK’s unique treatments and special skincare formulations to give you the results you want.

DMK Scar Treatment Options

ENZYME THERAPY – Scars on ageing skin tend to look deeper or more predominant as the skin loosens with age, particularly in the case of ice pick acne scars. Tightening the skin with enzyme treatments gives a progressive lift to the tissues which also smoothes out the appearance of scars as the skin becomes firmer.

ALKALINE WASH – Alkalizing the skin correctly softens skin tissue via cell desquamation, many times creating a mild irritation that forms a light scab. When the scab falls off, the scarred area appears smoother and flatter. DMK’s ALKALINE WASH is highly effective in dissolving and removing old scar material because the treatment REMOVES and REBUILDS at the same time.

Scars are a direct result of our skin’s natural defence system.

If the skin is compromised by laceration, burning or picking, the skin’s defences will immediately begin forming new cells.
Following the occurrence of acne, lacerations or injury, the skin forms new cells. Scars occur when these new cells develop too fast or too slowly.

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The speed of proliferation of new cells is affected by many factors:

  • Extent of injury
  • Person’s age
  • Person’s health
  • Genetic and racial factors
  • Presence of infection
  • Drug interaction

Scars, whether they’re caused by accident, acne or surgery, are unpredictable. The way a scar develops depends as much on how a client’s body heals as it does on the original injury.

DMK Treatments for Scars and Bruises

Based on over 40 years of experience and the development of their unique concept of Remove, Rebuild, Protect, Maintain, DMK have formulated a range of powerful skin revision treatments that deliver outstanding results for the most difficult skin conditions

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DMK ALKALINE WASH

An unusual and highly advanced skin revision treatment that creates an intense alkaline condition on the skin. There are dozens of applications for ALKALINE WASH but it is mainly used in the treatment of rosacea, acne, pigmentation, hair removal with amazing results

DMK ENZYME THERAPY

DMK’s signature skin revision treatment, world renowned for delivering amazing results. ENYZME THERAPY works at cell level to detoxify the skin, flushing away impurities and restoring the skin’s own natural processes enabling it to function as normal healthy skin.

How ALKALINE WASH Works

DMK’s amazing ALKALINE WASH system is a unique formula that takes the pH of the skin to the opposite end of the pH Scale. The ALKALINE WASH has the ability to turn the pH of the skin from 5.6 to a pH of 12 in under three minutes. This action completely softens or desquamates the skin cells.

This dissolving action works on scar tissue, facial hair, razor bumps, acne on male backs and any unwanted hair on any part of the body without the use of harmful acids. Alkaline swells, softens and dissolves skin whereas an acid hardens it, causing skin cells to pop off.

This unique formula does not discriminate as to what kind of dead protein is dissolved so it will dissolve hair as well. This makes it very effective for the removal of unwanted hair on the body or face.

This method is highly effective for the treatment of dark spot pigmentation problems. By alkalizing the spot first, it allows the DMK melanin inhibitors and skin lightening products to work much faster than any other method using acids.

ALKALINE WASH is a highly effective and versatile skin revision method that delivers radical results in a very short time. Many users have found ALKALINE WASH to be a superior tool when treating difficult conditions such as pigmentation, acne, resurfacing scar removal and stretch marks.

DMK ALKALINE WASH Works For:

  • Deep wrinkles and lines
  • Acne
  • Milia
  • Rosacea
  • Pigmentation spots
  • Scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Sun damage
  • Hardened skin and callouses on the feet
  • Removing any rough calloused areas such as the knees, elbows, feet etc
  • Hair removal on any part of the body
  • Remove excess facial hair
  • Remove embedded and congested hair follicles such as in folliculitis cases
  • Razor bumps

DMK Specialty Products

CONTRADERM

CONTRADERM is an anti-trauma formula that is used to reduce inflammation and reactivity in the skin following any skin treatment. It is designed to promote healing and a faster recovery time after a skin revision treatment

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CONTRADERM works as an anti-irritant formula to soothe the skin and is usually recommended for use following an ALKALINE WASH, PRO ALPHA SIX LAYER PEEL, laser, needling any other resurfacing procedure

CONTRADERM is frequently used by laser surgeons to assist in the promotion of healthy, new cell development.

CONTRADERM aids the skin’s defense system so that new cells can rise to the surface more naturally to prevent the formation of scar tissue.

REVISE-A

REVISE-A is used to soften the surface of the skin. It was designed to address problems such as rough coarse skin and uneven skin tone which radically improves the skin’s appearance.

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REVISE-A is vitamin A derivative based on DMK RETOSIN. It was designed for skin undergoing a maintenance program. It is highly recommended for ageing, sun-damaged and congested or acne-prone skin.

DMK’s unique enzyme skin treatment. ENZYME THERAPY is DMK’s world renowned, signature skin revision treatment designed to rapidly restore the health and natural functioning of your skin enabling it to perform just as it did when it was younger.

DMK’s Enzyme Treatments have a multitude of applications and are used in conjunction with other DMK skin care treatments and products to get the desired results.

Besides age management, other applications for enzyme therapy include treatments for acne, hyperpigmentation, scarring etc.

Why DMK Enzyme Treatments Work

The DMK Enzyme Treatment is the most powerful, effective method for hydrolyzing dead cell material from the skin tissues, detoxifying the skin of all impurities and lifting and tightening it for a firmer, youthful, glowing appearance.
Our enzyme masques are capable of tightening the skin progressively and removing impurities from the skin cells by a process known as reverse osmosis

What is Reverse Osmosis?

Reverse osmosis is a “back-flushing” action that forces fluids through the membrane around the cells, cleaning out all impurities (Lipofuscin) and leaving behind a clean, white substance. Lipofuscin is a free radical substance, created by sun damage or other trauma to the skin.

How DMK ENZYME THERAPY Works

DMK ENZYME THERAPY Treatments act on three very important systems of the body. These are:

  1. The Facial Muscles
  2. The Blood Vessels of the Skin
  3. The Lymphatic System

Rosacea

Rosacea is a vascular skin disorder that is caused by the breakdown of the lymphatic system and the skin’s immune system. Rosacea produces unsightly physical effects and conditions range from mild to very severe, requiring medical attention.

Rosacea is not a condition that will heal by itself. If it is left untreated, the condition will worsen. Early treatment is the key.

The Visible Symptoms of Rosacea:

  • Flushing redness on cheeks, nose, forehead and chin
  • Erythema (redness), inflammationTightness
  • Small blisters, red bumps, pimples
  • Heat weals
  • Watery itchy eyes
  • Bulbous nose, Noticeable pores, baggy cheeks
  • In very severe cases of Rosacea, fibroplasia, distorted facial features etc
  • Sensations include stinging, burning, hot itchy rashes

 

What Causes Rosacea?

Rosacea can affect all segments of the population but more so with people of a fair complexion. Genetic links can be asthma, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and rheumatoid arthritis.

There are a variety of triggers that can cause Rosacea to flare up. These include sun exposure, stress, hot beverages like coffee, alcohol and spicy foods. Medications and cosmetics with irritating ingredients and fragrances can also contribute to the condition.

A deficiency of essential fatty acids and an impaired acid mantle (the skin’s protective barrier) are two major causes of Rosacea

For a more in-depth article on Rosacea, read the article entitled Rosacea Reality by Dr. Danné Montague-King.

The DMK Method of Treating Rosacea

For treating rosacea, DMK uses a combination of the ALKALINE WASH Treatment and the world acclaimed, highly effective ENZYME THERAPY Treatment. This combination of treatments reaches the core of the problem and addresses all the contributing factors that cause rosacea.

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How DMK Treatments Work to Eliminate Rosacea:

  • Bacterial fighting agents work to kill off causative bacteria and the Dermodex mite
  • Reduces the inflammation, redness and swelling in the skin
  • Re-establishes the skin’s natural defense barrier
  • Enhances the skin’s natural functioning and normalizes internal processes
  • Strengthens the skin’s immune system to fight off further infection and bacteria
  • Strengthens the structure of the skin
  • Repairs and restores cellular integrity of skin tissue
  • Nourishes and moisturizes the skin with a rich supply of nutrients to keep it healthy

 

PLEASE NOTE:

Some symptoms of rosacea such as Rhinophyma cannot be treated by a skin and beauty therapist. Rhinophyma, mostly found in males, is characterized by a large, bulbous swollen nose with enlarged pores and broken capillaries. This condition usually requires special surgery that must be performed by a professional medical specialist.

Anti-Ageing

DMK A-LIFT TREATMENT (Aesthetic Lift)

The World’s Number 1 Non-Surgical Face-Lift

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To reverse the signs of aging we need to instigate changes within the skin and work on a cellular level. Merely rubbing a compound on the surface of the skin will not reverse the signs of ageing!

DMK’s A-LIFT treatment works by stimulating the underlying structures of the skin. This is achieved by giving the skin its own work-out, similar to how you would tone and tighten the body with exercise.

The DMK MUSCLE BANDING technique is the very technique that is applied in the A-LIFT to tighten and tone the skin.
The mechanism of Enzyme therapy used in the A-LIFT Treatment flushes away harmful toxins from the skin and strengthens the capillaries encouraging a rich supply of nutrients to the skin.

DMK’s world-acclaimed anti-aging treatments and products are highly effective and deliver excellent results. You can regain your youthful appearance in the most natural way possible without costly cosmetic surgery or BOTOX injections.

ENZYME THERAPY is the best anti-aging solution because it acts on 3 important systems of the body that are responsible for the normal, healthy functioning of the skin. These are: the facial muscles, the blood vessels and the lymphatic system

What Is A-LIFT?

‘A LIFT’ or Aesthetic Lift is the ultimate, non-invasive, 12-week treatment program that will restore your youthful appearance. Young or old, male or female; anyone will benefit from this powerful anti-aging treatment

Here’s What DMK A-LIFT Does For Your Skin to Restore Your Youth

  • Removes dead skin cells
  • Flushes away toxins from the skin
  • Exercises and strengthens the facial muscles
  • Tightens, tones and firms sagging skin
  • Opens the vascular network bringing essential oxygen and nutrients to the skin cells
  • Stimulates the formation of new collagen and elastin to improve firmness and bounce
  • Strengthens the underlying structures of the skin
  • Eliminates redness and unsightly capillaries in the skin
  • Extra nourishment provides a vibrant appearance
  • Reduces unwanted dilated pores

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A-LIFT Contains a Powerful Cocktail of DMK’s Best Age Busters For Youthful Skin

DIRECT DELIVERY VITAMIN C SERUM stimulates the production of collagen and elastin by delivering pure Vitamin C directly to your skin cells

NITE FIRMING CRÉME is a specialized anti-ageing formula that tightens the skin, reducing wrinkles and lines around the eyes, neck and jowls. DMK’s Transdermal Delivery System ensures that the active ingredients penetrate deeply below the surface of the skin to do their work.

REVISE A is a potent vitamin A transdermal delivery formula. It addresses defects on the surface of the skin such as uneven skin tone, rough texture and sagging skin.

AMINODINE SPRITZ is an anti-ageing breakthrough designed to eliminate cross-linked wrinkles in mature, middle-aged and sun-damaged skins

SEBA E replicates your skin’s own natural sebum and is designed to penetrate the skin and seal in moisture
EFA+ is an oral supplement containing essential fatty acids, vitamin E, and other active ingredients to nourish your skin from the inside out

ENZYME THERAPY is the best anti-ageing solution because it acts on 3 important systems of the body that are responsible for the normal, healthy functioning of the skin. These are: the facial muscles, the blood vessels and the lymphatic system

What Happens As We Age

Firstly, the production of collagen and elastin slows down considerably. Both of these critical elements give the skin its firmness and elasticity and they are also responsible for giving the skin its structure and support.

When collagen diminishes, the skin begins to sag and lose its bounce. The skin also becomes thinner and more fragile and fine lines and wrinkles begin to set in.

Blood vessels in the skin also become constricted, weak and fragile. Constriction of capillaries means a loss of the supply of nutrients to the skin.

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The result is poor blood circulation and a weakened lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is normally meant to drain away harmful toxins from the blood stream. This weakens the skin’s immune system and its ability to fight off harmful bacteria and repair damage.

Due to a weakened immune system and a lack of protection, the skin becomes more prone to environmental damage. The effects of ageing begin to manifest more rapidly.

Facts About Ageing Skin

Ageing is really a loss of functionality of the skin

Ageing skin requires more nourishment and water to allow the skin’s processes to function optimally

Many current anti-ageing protocols are merely acting at a more superficial level only, failing to address the REAL functioning of skin – here’s where the DMK Concept makes a difference!

Microneedling | Toronto Acne Scar Reduction (Acne,Scars,Anti-aging)

Micro-needling therapy or collagen induction therapy is a minimally-invasive non-surgical and nonabrasive procedure for facial rejuvenation that involves the use of a micro-needling device to create controlled skin injury.

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It is a safe and increasingly popular skin renewal technique to restore the healthy youthful appearance of your skin at a fraction of the cost of comparable treatments and with minimal or zero downtime. Micro-needling therapy have comparable results to ‘ablative techniques’ such as Fractional Lasers and deep chemical peels but is much less invasive and does not require the removal of the skin’s surface. As a result, healing time is shorter and there is no posttreatment sensitivity to UV light. Micro-needling is also one of the few advanced skin therapies that is suitable for treating all skin types, including ethnic skin, fragile skin around the eyes, mouth, hands, neck and décolletage.

As each fine needle punctures the skin, it creates a channel or micro-wound. The controlled injury triggers the body to fill these micro-wounds by producing new collagen and elastin in the papillary dermis. In addition, new capillaries are formed. This neovascularization and neocollagenesis following treatment leads to reduction of scars and skin rejuvenation, i.e., improved skin texture, firmness and hydration.

All clients are required to have a full consultation and prescribed home care products to support the skin for a minimum of two weeks before treatment commences.

Includes topical anaesthetic, dermal needling treatment, post treatment hydrating serums and after care. No- needle mezotherapy post treatment is highly recommended to reduce inflammation in the skin and speed results.

POST PROCEDURE CARE:

  • Micro -needling is well tolerated by patients but dryness, scaling, redness and swelling may be seen after treatment, lasting for several days or longer, depending on the depth of penetration of the needles.
  • Sun protection for several weeks is recommended.
  • In the case of acne scars, after the skin needling procedure, the face should be cleaned with a gentle cleanser before bed. The next day, the face may be cleansed and makeup, lotions and other topical products applied as usual.
  • As the micro holes close quickly, postoperative wound infection is rare.
  • Rejuvenation of skin may be seen as soon as 2 weeks and as long as 6-8 months after the medical procedure.
  • Burn scars are slow to respond. It can take up to 6 months to 1 year to see the final results from a single treatment.

How many skin needling procedures does one need?

The number of needling procedures depends on the individual skin condition. Three to four treatments may be needed for moderate acne scars.

BENEFITS:

  • Reducing scars (including hypertrophic scars) caused by acne, surgery or thermal burns
  • Fading stretch marks
  • Reducing fine lines and deep wrinkles
  • Tightening sagging skin

No needle Mesotherapy treatment

This non-invasive treatment is a great alternative for clients who do not like injectables such as botox and fillers and will visibly improve skin appearance. Skin will appear smoother, firmer and more hydrated, revealing a more radiant, youthful you.

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How does this treatment work?

A topical solution containing a potent cocktail of highly active ingredients – tailored to your specific  skin concerns – is applied to the skin. A pulsed low-frequency electric current is then applied, which ionises the molecules in the serum, creating small ‘channels’ in the skin through which the ingredients travel down to penetrate the deeper layers of the dermis.

With repeated movement of the head of the wand across the skin, active ingredients are pushed deeper and deeper through the dermal layers, allowing for optimal absorption of vital nutrients such as minerals, hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C, anti-oxidants and collagen.

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No-needle mesotherapy offers targeted treatments for both face and body. The results are visible within a few days of the initial treatment, thanks to high concentrations of active ingredients being delivered deep into to the mesoderm.
We recommend an initial series of 4- 6 treatments. To maintain best results, monthly maintenance sessions are suggested.
Use no-needle mesotherapy in conjunction with other anti-aging treatments for optimal results.

 

No-Needle Mesotherapy Facials

Global Lift facial – regain your youthful facial contours. This award winning* advanced treatment for ageing skin helps restores tone and vitality. This facial targets the neck, jowls and cheek area. Using ‘gene technology’ which targets Progerin, (a cell aging marker), this treatment helps improve cell function, while a variety of active ingredients help plump and restore ageing and tired skin.

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Non surgical Radio Frequency Face lift

What is Radio frequency?

Radio Frequency (RF) Facial Treatment is a good option for people looking for overall improvement without injections.  Remarkable results are achieved  with RF, it stimulates collagen production as well as shortening the collagen fibers resulting in a lifting, tightening effect on the skin.

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The treatments are pain free as we use the latest technology.  There is no down time and results are noticeable from the first treatment.  6-8 treatments are recommended at biweekly intervals and thereafter maintenance treatments every 4-6 weeks.

How does it work?

Radio Frequency treatments work be delivery of RF energy (in the form of heat) to the dermis and sub-dermal layers without damaging the top layer of skin or epidermis.  Heating in this area causes collagen contraction, realignment and new collagen production which continues to build over several months.  By promoting the production of healthy collagen, Radio Frequency can help firm up your face resulting in tighter, younger looking skin.

Applicable range:

  • Facelift.
  • Skin lift around eyes.
  • Tighten neck skin.
  • Improve drooping and slack nose wrinkle.
  • Firm forehead skin and lessen wrinkle.
  • Lift and tighten breasts.
  • Tighten and sculpture the back.
  • Tighten and sculpture the waist.
  • Sculpture the buttocks and legs.
  • Tender skin of hands.

What is Monopolar?

Monopolar or unipolar refers to a device having one pole or electrode.

With monopolar delivery, the current from the generating machine flows through the body from a single electrode (hand piece) and meets maximum resistance in the area around the tip of the hand piece, where tissue heating in the subdermal layers then occurs. Grounding, or “return pad” may also be used, attached to the patient’s lower back or abdomen, to provide a low resistance path for the current to flow back to the generating machine, to complete the electrical circuit.

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What is BIOPLAR?

Biopolar refers to a device having two poles or electrodes.

With bipolar delivery, the current from the generating machine flows only through the tissue which is between the two electrodes on the handpiece; these electrodes start and complete the electrical circuit. Hence, with bipolar delivery, no current flows through the rest of the body, so no grounding or return pad is needed.

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The differences between Biopolar and Monopolar

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Does Radio Frequency Treatment work for skin tightening of the face?

What is Radio Frequency Treatment?

Radio Frequency Treatment is a non-invasive treatment which uses radio waves directed through a probe head which is rested onto the skin. The radio waves are an energy, directed at the skin to produce a heating effect. Radio Frequency Treatment has been used for many decades for a variety of medical applications.

How does Radio Frequency Treatment work?

The beam of Radio Frequency will target deeper layers of skin, heating them up. This creates stimulation of the skin and in particular, the collagen, a substance which gives elasticity to the skin. The radio frequencies cause water molecules in the deeper layers of skin to vibrate. This in turn creates friction which causes the heating effect. When heat is applied to collagen fibres, they shrink and tighten up, and over time following the treatment, new collagen also forms. Whilst the deeper skin layers are being heated, the doctor will cool down the top layers of skin.

What will it achieve?

The treatment can be used on any part of the body to tighten any loose and sagging skin. It is also suitable for any age group. After treatment the skin contours more to the body as it has tightened up and it will also become rejuvenated, being younger and fresher in appearance. It is effectively used on areas of the face and neck, the breasts and tummy, and upper arms and thighs. But it can be used on any part of the body that requires the skin to be firmed. It is an appropriate treatment for the face because the ageing process sees a reduction in the amount of fat, particularly on the cheeks. Instead of plumping out the tissues (the outcome of filler treatments), it simply aims to tighten up the sagging skin in areas such as the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and jowls.

What about after the Treatment?

The great news is that there is no recovery time, no healing scars, no anaesthetic required and little or no pain during or after the treatment. All that may be noticed is a slight reddening of the skin for about one day. The collagen tightening occurs at the actual time of treatment but new collagen is also stimulated to form over time after the treatment.

The treatment is quite lasting and many people find that it is effective for around two years, depending on individual ageing processes. To be effective, most doctors will advise six to eight sessions of treatment, with each treatment lasting up to three quarters of an hour. There may be additional follow up treatments. The treatment should be viewed as something that will deliver steady improvements rather than an immediate solution.

How does radio frequency affect skin tightening?

RF produces a mild increase in the temperature of the skin and subcutaneous area below the skin. When this warming is sustained for several minutes collagen synthesis begins and over a series of treatments visible skin tightening occurs.

What treatment time and frequency is required for maximum results?

Typically the face and neck require a series of 4 to 6 weekly treatments lasting 30 to 45 minutes. Body treatment sessions may be 40-60 minutes depending on the number of areas treated.

Growing older, putting on the weight is a major concern as we age! As we all know when people gain weight, you can see it in their face. This is because the body does store some fat below the skin in the specific areas of face.  You shouldn’t be surprised, then when a slender person has chubby cheeks or double chin.

Radiofrequency (RF) for skin tightening

RF uses electrical energy to heat the deep layers of the skin, whilst protecting the outer layer. Heating in this area, without damaging the outer layers of skin, causes microscopic changes to the tissues and collagen contraction, with subsequent collagen remodelling over the months that pass. Treatments are comfortable, have no healing time and give immediate results. You are able to resume all your usual activities straight after. A series of treatments is usually required for optimal results.

How safe is Radiofrequency (RF) for skin tightening?

RF technology has been used in medicine (surgery) for over 30 years for haemostasis (blood coagulation) and tissue ablation (electrosurgery). More recently it has been applied as a means of shrinking lax connective tissues through collagen denaturation. RF is a clinically proven and safe treatment technology. There are rarely any side effects, but some patients may experience a mild redness that subsides 1-2 hours after the treatment.

Am I suitable for Radiofrequency (RF) treatments? If so, which RF treatment is right for me?

Radiofrequency addresses the following concerns:

  • Droopy eyelids/looking tired
  • Flattening of the cheeks
  • Lines from nose to mouth (nasolabial folds)
  • Lines causing corners of the mouth to turn down (marionette lines)
  • Loosening jaw line (jowls)
  • Double chin
  • Loose neck

Radiofrequency is used to tighten the skin and stimulate collagen production, and is best suited to patients with mild to moderate sagging of facial tissues, usually those in their mid thirties to fifties, with any skin colour.

Are Radiofrequency (RF) treatments painful?

RF treatments are generally comfortable and relaxing. This is one of the reasons for its popularity.

What is the difference between Radiofrequency (RF) and Laser/IPL?

Firstly, RF works by heating up the deeper layers without damaging the skin’s surface, and is meant for skin tightening. Laser and IPL work in the upper layers of the skin and is meant for more superficial skin issues such as pigmentation, acne, spider veins, tone and texture.

Secondly, RF treatments are suitable for all skin colors, including dark and pigmented skin. Unlike lasers and IPL, RF energy is “color blind” meaning that it has no affinity to skin pigmentation, such as melanin.

Non-surgical Micro-current Face Lift

What is Facial Microcurrent? Microcurrent treatment is a very good alternative to facelifts. Since it is non-surgical procedure, we don’t have to worry about possible dangerous complications. It is safe, effective, practically painless, provides rapid results and most especially, it doesn’t call for a recovery time.

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Facial Microcurrent is a safe, painless, non-surgical, non-invasive cosmetic procedure that helps tone, lift and firm sagging facial muscles back to its original position and shape.

What are the benefits of Facial Microcurrent?

  1. It helps improves the health and appearance of the skin.
  2. It tightens and firms aging skin.
  3. It helps tone the muscles on the face and neck.
  4. It also helps lift sagging eyebrows and jowls.
  5. It helps heal scars and blemishes giving a healthy glow to the skin.
  6. It helps reduce and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles.
  7. It stimulates the production of collagen on the skin.

 

Who are the best candidates for a facial microcurrent treatment?

  • This treatment is for old and young people alike who wish to maintain and gain a young-looking facade as long as they are healthy and do not have skin infections in the area to be treated.
  • For young people who wish to put off any signs of aging and also for older people who wish to restore their once youthful appearance.

 

Who shouldn’t undergo this cosmetic procedure?

  • People who have a history of heart problems, epilepsy, thrombosis, high blood pressure, asthma, diabetes, multiple sclerosis or those who have implanted electrical devices are not fit to undergo this treatment.
  • People who have skin diseases or who have recently underwent facial surgery, or have any open wounds, cuts or abrasions or skin are also not suitable to have this treatment done.
  • Although there is no scientific proof that this treatment is harmful to pregnant women, it is greatly advised to wait until after you’ve given girth if you wish to undergo this cosmetic procedure.

 

Microcurrent treatment is a very good alternative to facelifts. Since it is non-surgical procedure, we don’t have to worry about possible dangerous complications. It is safe, effective, practically painless, provides rapid results and most especially, it doesn’t call for a recovery time.

 

How Soon Will I See Results?

When you first begin your microcurrent facial sculpting treatments the effects will not last as long because the results are cumulative, meaning they get better over time and the results last longer each time as the series of treatments continues. By the 6th to 7th treatment your muscle memory starts to take over and the results improve substantially lasting longer each time. Towards the end of the 6 week microcurrent facial sculpting treatment regimen, the results will become even more permanent and the look is maintained by microcurrent facial sculpting treatments every 4-6 weeks. If you stop microcurrent facial treatments you do run the risk of losing muscle memory within approximately 6 months so we always recommend continued treatments to help “re-educate” the muscles so you keep the youthful look for years to come!Micro-current Face Lifting Toronto Yorkille 112 Most people need a course of around 10 micro–current sessions to see the full benefits – although many claim to see immediate results from the first treatment. The exact number you need will depend on your skin tissue and muscle tone – not necessarily on your age.

Some clients notice a difference after the first treatment. Other clients will notice it after 3 or 4 treatments. The important thing to realize is that the effect is cumulative — that is, your face will become more tightened and toned with each treatment. When you get the desired effect, you can begin your maintenance program of having a treatment anywhere from 4 – 12 weeks, depending on your unique body.

The micro current face lift procedure itself takes approximately one hour to complete and is virtually painless. The micro-current face lift procedure requires no anesthesia, no recovery time, no down time from work, and has no irritating side effects.

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Natural Organic Enzymes, Peels

PCA Professional™ Pumpkin Peel Treatment

IT is a powerful antioxidant treatment that brightens and rejuvenates the skin. Pumpkin contains the highest concentration of salicylic acid of any plant, which provides the Pumpkin Peel Treatment with potent skin smoothing and pore clearing action. It also offers more than 100 beneficial components including the highest concentration of vitamins A, C and beta-carotene found in any other fruit or vegetable.

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The treatment has simultaneous actions; it exfoliates and draws impurities out of the skin while introducing vitamins, enzymes and nutrients into the skin. This is an excellent treatment for smokers as it stimulates circulation, promotes healing and provides vitamin nutrition. This treatment is also great for smoothing the skin, as the naturally occurring salicylic acid in pumpkin removes the dead surface cells that cause rough texture. The skin will have a healthy glow following this treatment.

Therapeutic Papaya Mask

Revitalize: Therapeutic Papaya Mask combines a powerful combination of papaya puree and additional fruit extracts from lemon, orange and apple to brighten a dull complexion and effectively reduce hyperkeratinized cells, leaving the skin with a healthy glow. Green tea, vitamin E and honey reverse oxidative damage while drawing moisture to the surface of the skin, keeping the skin soft and hydrated. This results-oriented therapeutic mask is appropriate for all skin types and conditions.

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Therapeutic Oat Milk Mask

Hydrate: Therapeutic Oat Milk Mask was strategically formulated to soothe and hydrate impaired skin conditions of all kinds. Oat milk, an excellent humectant, is also a potent antioxidant that effectively manages dry or sensitive skin conditions. This unique treatment mask incorporates advanced botanicals and pro-vitamins such as cucumber, arnica and panthenol to alleviate inflammation, improving the overall integrity of the skin.

Chemical Peels (TCA, Glycolic, Lactic)

Pro Alpha Six Layer Peel

An effective resurfacing and remodelling procedure, for those wanting scar revision and also can be used to treat age management, hyper pigmentation, fine and deep wrinkles, uneven skin tones, thickened skin, post acne scarring and after surgery scarring. This professionally applied formulation removes dead skin cells and instigates collagen development. The DANNÉ Pro Alpha Six layer Peel is considered to have an effect similar to laser or medical peels without the risk of trauma, long convalescence or possible -indications.The procedure takes 14 days, using an exclusive blend of Alpha and beta hydroxy acids, applied systematically in layers, the number of layers are adjusted for your specific desired result and needs. The strength of the formulation is adjusted and tailored to your skin colour, texture sensitivity and specific condition.

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HL Professional Peels

The HL PROFESSIONAL PEELS formulated for professional treatments based on high concentrations of AHA’s, BHA, Retinol natural extracts to provide specific results in the approach for correcting ageing, acne, hyper-pigmentation, rosacea problems of the skin. The uniqueness of the in-salon use HL PROFESSIONAL PEELS series lies in the precision of the strength and suitability of the natural active ingredients as effective as 24% -34% blend approximate pH 3.3 – 3.9, which significantly accelerate the skin’s natural renewal process.

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STRENGTH – the blend’s concentration and ratio between the different natural acids is represented with Roman numerals, from the lowest (I) to the highest (V)

SUITABILITY – the core blends are further complemented with extracts chosen according to the treatment and skin condition.

The unique formula of blend AHAs, BHA, retinol and other fruit extracts helps to exfoliate, increase cell renewal and promote the generation of healthy new skin cells, improve the skin’s natural rehabilitation and healing processes. This treatment is aimed for all skin types; designed to reduce the appearances of wrinkles, aging lines, acne scarring, stretch marks, surgery scars, and pigmentation issues.

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We use blend of natural fruit alpha hydroxy acids (AHA). AHAs penetrate into the epidermis breaking the cellular bonds enabling and facilitating a natural, quicker and more effective exfoliation. Removal of dead skin cells present on the top of the epidermis and this will have the effect of renewing and improvement the overall complexion.

Beta hydroxy acid (BHA) is lipid soluble and can penetrate the protective lipid layer into deeper layers of the epidermis and act there. Its ability to clean the pores, improve the proliferation of new skin cells increasing the skins thickness make it effective and often used in acne treatments.

Retinol (a derivative of vitamin A) regulates expression of genes through binding to nuclear transcription factors Increases activity of cells. The retinol constricts the sebaceous glands, thus decreasing the sebum production and its rate of secretion, helps minimise the look of large pores, while helping to clear congested pores. Retinol boost the development of two structural components of the skin namely glycosaminoglycen and procollagen, designed to increase elastin and collagen production and thicken the derma layer, which helps reducing the depth and visibility of scars and blemishes, reduces fine lines and skin discolouration.

This treatment is intended to administer on a monthly basis. The recovery time following this treatment takes five-six days. For the first two days, the skin may be looks dryer. On the third day, the skin could exfoliate and usual moisturiser creams have to be used to help restore the skin. It is important not to pull off or scrub the peeling skin as beneath the old skin there is a healing process going on. By the fifth day the skin had lost the flakiness and had become clearer, the skin tone had become firmer.

 

HL White Peel as effective as 5% Lactic Acid, approximate pH 5.3- 5.6

Unique peeling based on cream cheese and Lactic Acid. Lactic Acid, present in milk, contributes to cell renewal, skin luminosity and improved complexion. It also increases moisture levels of the skin and maintains its elasticity.

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Benefits:

  • Dissolves the inter-cellular material
  • Generates new and healthy skin cells
  • Promotes a uniform skin tone

The Result:

  • Improved complexion
  • Uniform skin tone
  • Increased moisture level
  • Improved skin elasticity

Target: For all skin types, also suitable for the eyes.

 

I Alpha Peel as effective as 24% blend approximate pH 3.6 – 3.9

Unique complex of natural Alpha Hydroxy Acids that are derived from blueberries, oranges, lemons and sugar cane, which are considered to be most effective for renewing and rejuvenating the skin.

I Alpha Peel

Benefits:

  • Increases cell renewal
  • Promotes generation of new and healthy skin cells
  • Improves the absorption of active ingredients

The Result:

  • Reduced signs of aging
  • Even skin tone
  • Improved complexion

Target: For all skin types, may be used for pregnant.

 

II Alpha Peel as effective as 24% blend approximate pH 3.6 – 3.9

Natural Alpha Hydroxy Acids are derived from fruit and are considered to be most effective for renewing and rejuvenating the skin, and Grape extract that is very powerful antioxidant, protects collagen fibers, is effective in treating age spots and slows down the aging process

HL II Anti age Peel

Benefits:

  • Accelerates the production of collagen and elastin
  • Delays the enzymes that cause them to break down
  • Provides a lifting effect and strengthens the functionality of the blood vessels in the skin

The Result:

  • Reduced wrinkles
  • Firm and smooth skin
  • Slowing down the skin aging process
  • Improved complexion

Target: For all skin types and especially for skin with wrinkles

 

III Balance Peel as effective as 29% blend approximate pH 3.6 – 3.9

Natural Alpha Hydroxy Acids are derived from fruit and are effective for renewing and rejuvenating the skin.
Beta Hydroxy Acid is anti-inflammatory and dissolves keratin.

Retinol, a derivative of Vitamin A, accelerates skin cell renewal and improves blood flow.

Acai oil rich in Omega 3 and 6 stimulates and repairs problem skin and is extremely important in treating acne

III Balance Peel

Benefits:

  • Cleans and purifies pores
  • Reduces comedones and inflammation
  • Promotes healing of acne blemishes
  • Renews skin cells and improves post acne scarring

The Result:

  • Reduced blemishes and acne
  • Reduced visibility of scars and marks
  • Reduced comedones and inflammation
  • Improved skin complexion

Target: For oily and acne prone skin.

 

IIII Renew Peel as effective as 29% blend approximate pH 3.6 – 3.9

Natural Alpha Hydroxy Acids are derived from fruit and are effective for renewing and rejuvenating the skin.

Beta Hydroxy Acid is anti-inflammatory and dissolves keratin.

Retinol, a derivative of Vitamin A, accelerates skin cell renewal and improves the blood flow.

Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant, promotes a healthy complexion and a uniform tone.

HL IIII Renew Peel

Benefits:

  • Accelerates cell reproduction and renewal.
  • Helps accelerate repair and correction processes in the dermis
  • Increases the production of collagen and elastin
  • Promotes the production of Hyaluronic acid and neutralizes free radicals

The Result:

  • Significant reduction in the depth of wrinkles
  • Improvement in pigmentation and age spots
  • Improved skin texture
  • Smoothing of wrinkles and rejuvenation of the skin

Target: For skin in need of quick and potent renewal

 

V Extreme Peel s effective as 34% blend approximate pH 3.6 – 3.9

Natural Alpha Hydroxy Acids are derived from fruit and are effective for renewing and rejuvenating the skin.

Beta Hydroxy Acid is anti-inflammatory and dissolves keratin.

Retinol, a derivative of Vitamin A, accelerates skin cell renewal and improves the blood flow.

Pomegranate extract increases the peeling effect.

HL V Extreme Peel

Benefits:

  • Significantly increases cell turnover
  • Accelerates the skin’s repair processes.
  • Stimulates the production of collagen, elastin and Hyaluronic acid.
  • Brightens hyper pigmentation spots and treats acne vulgaris.

The Result:

  • Significant peeling effect
  • Significant improvement in skin complexion
  • Smoothest wrinkles
  • Improves hyper pigment and age spots

Target: For young/mature skin in need of significant renewal. Strong peeling effect.

 

** Available only for professionals who have completed HL’s advanced peeling course.