This post will be going into my first facial received from my dermal clinician and what it entailed.
“I regret taking such good care of my skin” – Said no one ever!
So, this is the day that I became serious about my skincare and more determined than ever to get clear skin. I went in to the skin clinic for a consult to allow the therapist to assess my skin and where we can go from here. She noticed the areas in which I was breaking out and also narrowed it down to being hormonal acne. She decided to go ahead with a Danné Montague-King (DMK) facial, as I was already using active ingredients in my home skin care routine. DMK uses the principles of biochemistry and has formulated a range of treatments and products designed to educate skin to perform like youthful healthy skin. By matching formulations with the body’s chemistry, the skin is encouraged to respond in a positive manner. DMK’s revolutionary concept of REMOVE, REBUILD, PROTECT, MAINTAIN aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy.
The facial consisted of a cleanse, exfoliate, peel etc but the one thing that stood out the most was the face mask. The DMK enzyme therapy mask stays on for around 45 minutes, and gets tight quite quickly. If you’re claustrophobic, I would recommend you discuss the process with your skin care specialist before having the treatment, because it does feel really tight. It never became too uncomfortable for me, though. You experience a pulsating feeling on the skin throughout the treatment, which is the lymphatic vessels pumping fresh blood and oxygen into the tissue. The tightening action of the enzyme treatment has the bonus effect of actually exercising the facial muscles. This tones and tightens the facial muscles without having to physically exercise them yourself. The result is firmer, smoother, tighter skin. DMK Enzyme Therapy helps to restore and regulate skin functioning so we are getting to the core of the problem, not merely focusing on the surface. By doing so we need to use the lymphatic system to remove the build up of toxins and flood the cells with fresh new blood and oxygen.
There’s another aspect of this treatment we need to talk about: the ‘Plasmatic Effect’.
As the blood vessels and lymph nodes respond to the enzyme treatment, your skin begins to look quite peculiar.
The image above shows the rush of oxygenated blood due to the dilation of the peripheral capillaries. Don’t be alarmed this only lasts for roughly 10-15 minutes. My skin however did not get such a great response, as my therapist explained the more treatments you have the better plasmatic effect you receive.
Here on the left was the result I achieved. You can definitely see an oxygenation of the skin, but less defined dilated capillaries.
After the first facial I was feeling very hopeful, my skin felt subtle and clean and I purchased new products for my home skin care routine. The next blog will go into detail about the products I purchased and how they will help to clear my acne..