Pigmentation Can Be Erased

Pigmentation Can be Erased

(FREE DOWNLOAD)   February 13, 2019 Danné Montague-King / DMK

How can it be erased? How can it disappear? Let’s be clear from the beginning, there may be a long and diverse road to removing hyperpig­mentation. For permanent results, treating pigmentation on the skin may take a long time, coupled with client compliance.

Hyperpig­mentation CAN be Totally Removed

It will take the removal of excess corneum, where most of the brownish material lies, but without traumatic peels, which of course may seem effective yet, invite further hyperpig­mentation the minute the client goes out into the sun. Very few anomalies can be burned or lasered off—despite claims or intent.

The field of pigmentation is vast-with many variables. However, the therapist may be concerned with only two categories: Passive or Inflammatory (or both at the same time).

Passive: Hormonally induced trauma from inside out, due to endocrine and other hormonal flux. i.e., 'Pregnancy Mask' across the nose and cheeks or large defined melasmas after a certain age or menopause. This is the most difficult to remove because the practitioner must address the cortisol levels, stress levels and blocking melanogenesis at the front door of the warehouse that supplies pigment to the melanocyte itself. It is called The Golgi Apparatus, second to the Mitochondria, it is the most primary organelle in the human cell. Think of it as the post office or UPS/FedEx that sends the goods throughout the cell structure which keeps everything maintained.

Inflammatory hyperpig­mentation: Browning from outside attack i.e., sun over-exposure (solar keratosis) picking at a pimple, any kind of burn either chemical or actual fire. This category is easy to get rid of since it requires only superficial removal at the epidermal level and inhibiting further ascension of melanin at that site.

There are many, many ways to treat these categories and the plethora of claims can get confusing. I would suggest you do not get too caught up in ingredients. Many ingredients do the same or similar things—ALL of them depend upon a level (or lack of) bioactivity. This begins at source-processing the sourced raw material to maintain Phyto-strength or efficacy and the percentage of the ingredient to make any difference at all in the skin.

You do not have to depend upon trial and error. Just look to companies that do not just offer product knowledge seminars. Pay attention to concepts with or without products. Avoid offerings that focus on ‘the latest peptide” or “a light wave breakthr­ough.” There is no standalone methodology when removing hyperpig­mentation.

Some hyperpig­mentation cases can be limping towards oncology—such as ochronosis, more common in darker skin tones. Catching this early could save a person’s life. Other cases such as Lupus will result in reoccurring hyperpig­mentation, no matter what you may do. With those periods of remission, you can give the Lupus client a miracle and it is worth the time and effort.

Remember, anything that can be controlled like HIV or diabetes is worth the effort and the journey, even with a client who may appear at first suspicious and uncooper­ative.

TIP: Hyperpig­mentation treatments may lighten up the non-pigmented areas first, making the pigmented areas appear darker by comparison. Eventually the edges of the melasma may become ragged and the color a progressively lighter brown, than a tannish tone and finally…gone.

DMK Founder - Danné Montague-King

A pioneer in his industry. Danné has seen the depths of depression associated with poorly functioning skin. In fact, his everlasting passion was born from his dissatis­faction with his own acne as a teen. Many times, he has shared the story of how his parents would take him to lavish events where he would find a dark corner to hide away in, ashamed of this blemished skin. Not understanding the condition completely, and after failed attempts from top U.S. dermatol­ogists to cure his acne, Danné took things into his own hands and desperate for a cure, became his own guinea pig. A string of breakthr­oughs, trials and tribulations, and many travels would follow, until he found his first true breakthrough in the 60s involving vitamin C therapy.

That’s all it took to spark what would be decades of developing successful treatments and products that would combine to form the iconic brand that is DMK – sold throughout 30 countries. For 50 years Danné has lived by his motto: rebuilding skin, rebuilding lives.

Dedicated to his craft, his practicing therapists, and his clients, Danné is the founder of the DMK family and is responsible for rebuilding skin and rebuilding lives all over the world.

DMK Concept – Remove, Rebuild, Protect, Maintain

DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK 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.

3 Causes of Pigmentation and How to Solve Them

Rhonda Allison

The skin is one of the body’s most dynamic organs with several unique characte¬ristics––chief among them, pigmentation. The skin’s melanin determines the color and protects against UV damage.

Many individuals battle some form of a pigmentation and no skin is immune to this regardless of age, race or gender. This brings many challenges when trying to solve and determine a solution.  

When a pigmentation issue occurs, how do you help restore the skin to a healthy, bright and glowing complexion?

Identify the Disorder Type

Like many functions within the skin, the process of creating pigment (melanog¬enesis) is extremely complex. When damaged, the melanin production process changes, either overproducing or slowing. This is when issues occur, resulting in one of three types of pigment changes:

•Hyperpig¬mentation––darkened pigment

•Hypopigm¬entation––a lack of melanin in the skin

•Demarcat¬ion––uneven pigment

While there are numerous factors that can disrupt the pigmentation process, there are typically three common triggers these can be traced back to, including:

•UV exposure

•Hormone fluctuations


UV exposure is the number one cause of hyperpig¬mentation. Sun exposure increases the tyrosinase enzyme, and in excess, it can increase melanocyte activity. Eventually mutations in the melanocyte will stimulate excess melanin production. Hormonal fluctuations also trigger tyrosinase through the Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone (MSH). This often displays as melasma and can be further stimulated by inflammation and UV exposure. Finally, inflammation will increase histamines, Langerhans cells and melanin production and can lead to pigment being trapped in the papillary layer.

Solving the Pigmentation Issue

There are four critical factors to eliminating, reducing and managing pigmentation issues. These include:

•Surface exfoliation

•Suppression of melanocyte activity

•Skin lightening and brightening

•Cellular repair and protection

Professional treatments and a prescribed home care plan comprising intelligent ingredients will address these areas. Ingredients include:

•Daisy flower extract

•L-ascorbic acid

•Alpha arbutin

•Kojic acid

•Epilobium angustifolium flower (willow herb)

•Lotus extract

•Aminobutyric acid (GABA)

In the treatment room, a lotus-infused enzyme, mandelic acid and LED therapy will reduce pigment and brighten skin tone and provide a gentle, yet effective exfoliation. A luminescent gel mask containing plant stem cell technology and flower essences will restore, cool and hydrate. Oxygen, used with a serum containing niacinamide, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (MAP) and vitamin B5, will drive nutrients deep into the skin to restore vitality.

For deeper exfoliation, TCA with sake and potent melanin suppressors will tone and refine the skin for a luminous, healthy complexion. Flower acids and mandelic acid will also brighten and stimulate cellular turnover. Follow with a vitamin A and peptide peel formula to rejuvenate damaged cells.

For home care, look to botanical brighteners, retinald¬ehyde, plant stem cells, epidermal growth factor and peptides. This combination will address the four key areas: exfoliation, melanin suppression, skin brightening and cellular repair and protection.


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