Skin Conditions

At Adelaide Dermal and Beauty Institute we specialise in professional, result orientated skin treatments tailored to your individual needs. We deliver amazing results using Danne Montague King (DMK) treatments and products.

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. Botanical-based paramedical products make up the DMK skin care program.

Acne & congestion

Diagnosis: Acne can be an inherent, genetic condition or can be caused by external factors, such as hormonal fluctuations, stress, medications, hot or humid climates and irritating cosmetic ingredients. It is a chronic inflammatory disorder caused by fast cell turnover, fast oil flow and an abnormality in the cell division where cells flatten out too early and stick to the sides of the oil glands and hair shafts. If left untreated, congestion can advance to acne.

Solution: Stabilise the skin and regulate the dysfunctions that contribute to the acne condition by removing blockages within the ducts and regulating oil flow and cell turnover. At Adelaide Beauty and Dermal Institute we take into account the individual condition and tailor a program to revise and preclude the recurrence of acne.


Diagnosis: Cellulite occurs through poor circulation and poor lymphatic drainage which cause fat cells to become engorged. These fat cells then push against the connective tissue beneath a person’s skin to cause the surface of the skin to dimple or pucker and look lumpy.  Oestrogen stimulates collagenase formation in the skin’s connective tissues. Collagenase breaks down the connective tissue, weakening collagen and causing fat to bulge upward to form a lumpy surface. It is typically caused by factors such as genetics, hormones, hypothyroidism, lack of exercise, poor blood circulation and lymphatics.

Solution: DMK treatments and products regulate the dysfunctions and restores homeostasis, enhancing the blood and lymphatic circulation and increasing the amount of oxygen delivered to the tissue. This flushes out toxins and strengthens the all important connective tissue which is the essence of strong smooth skin.

Ingrown hair & Folliculitis

Diagnosis: Folliculitis is an inflammation in the hair follicle, characterised by follicular papules, red raised bumps and pustules. Folliculitis and ingrown hairs are the result of a dysfunctional process inside the hair follicle. Blockages stop the natural flow in the follicle, trapping bacteria and potentially causing infection and inflammation.

Solution: DMK treatment dissolves the hair and accumulation of dead cell material, which releases the follicle, addresses infection, strengthens the skin and in turn, reduces any remaining redness and inflammation.

Open pores

Diagnosis: Open pores typically develop as a result of blocked pores, insufficient free water levels within the skin and an accumulation of dead cell material which cement onto the top of the skin and clump up inside the follicle. This is characterised by an orange peel, open pore appearance.

Solution: DMK pore reduction treatments refine pores by cleaning out the pores, gently exfoliating the dead redundant cell build up, increasing free water levels and minimising the appearance of open pores with the chemical process of ‘iontophoresis’, which contracts pores whilst supplying the skin with essential minerals and vitamins.


Diagnosis: Pigmentation occurs in two different forms; passive and inflammatory. Inflammatory pigmentation occurs as a result of the activation of our skin’s natural defense mechanisms. Melanin moves up to defend against trauma caused by factors such as sun exposure, poor products or injury.

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.

Solution: DMK revises pigmentation,  brightens and refreshes the skin by removing dead cell build up, the accumulation of melanin (dark patches) and suppresses further melanin production by inhibiting the enzyme tyrosinase in the skin. Adelaide Beauty and Dermal Institute will analyze the individual case of pigmentation and tailor a targeted treatment program.

Premature ageing & sun-damage

Diagnosis: Premature ageing, as characterised by symptoms such as pigmentation, sun spots, fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin, is effectively a loss of structural integrity within the skin. As we age, the skin’s matrix becomes thin and the skin loses its bounce. Ultraviolet exposure speeds up this process by disrupting the normal architecture of connective tissue within the dermis. UV decreases collagen and elastin and alters the cross linked structure of collagen and elastin fibres within the dermal extracellular matrix. Abnormal material containing elastin and fibrillin accumulates and appears to occupy areas of lost collagen: this is called solar elastosis.

Solution: As premature ageing and sun-damage is a result of structural destruction and deterioration in the normal functioning of skin, DMK approach this condition by revising old and damaged tissue, rebuilding the skin and facilitating optimal function. We revise the decline in processes that occur when the skin starts to age and by strengthening the skin’s underlying matrix, we encourage the skin to function like a young and healthy skin.

Reactive & sensitive skins

Diagnosis: We are led to believe that skin is fragile and sensitive. But skin is a strong organ designed to protect us, it has an amazing ability to regenerate itself. Skin is not sensitive; it is merely reactive when the internal processes are out of balance. Trans epidermal water loss (TEWL) is one of the main causes of skin becoming reactive. Water is essential for healthy skin. Skin with good free water levels is soft and supple, reflects a healthy glow and ages less quickly.

Solution: Most treatments for sensitive skin attempt to calm the skin and reduce the redness. DMK re-balance the skin using barrier repair therapy to increase free water levels, as well as calming and soothing the skin. When the skin is brought back into homeostasis it ceases to be reactive.


Diagnosis: Many clients come to us after using ineffective scar treatment products which work topically rather than remodelling the skin back to form a firm, flat surface. Following the occurrence of acne, lacerations or injuries, the skin forms new cells. When these new cells develop either too quickly (hypotropic scar) or too slowly (cuneiform scar), a scar forms.

Solution: Scar revision cannot be achieved by merely rubbing a crème onto the surface of the skin. DMK implement different skin revision systems which force the skin to go into a repair phase, changing the architecture of the scarred area. DMK aim to encourage old, damaged scar tissue to replace itself with stronger, firmer, healthier tissue. We advocate a series of DMK Treatments for optimal results. DMK is a world leader in scar revision.

Stretch marks

Diagnosis: Stretch marks or ‘striae’ are a form of a scar resulting in white or silvery scar tissue typically in the breast, abdomen and thigh area. Stretch marks most commonly result when the skin stretches rapidly due to rapid growth or weight gain, pregnancy, muscle building or puberty.

Solution: To revise stretch marks, DMK aim to rebuild a smoother, firmer tissue to replace the old damaged tissue.

Unwanted hair

Diagnosis: Facial hair in women is often a result of hormonal imbalances. It can negatively impact the complexion and appearance of the face. The DMK Hair Removal System can be used anywhere on the face or body to effectively remove hair.

Solution: The DMK Hair Removal System removes hair using a unique formulation that gently dissolves hair and can reduce hair re-growth with continued use. The treatment is a gentle alternative to traditional hair removal methods. DMK hair removal procedures are especially effective for people who are prone to pigmentation.

Wrinkles, fine lines & saggy skin

Diagnosis: To act against wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin, we must first understand the processes that cause skin to age. Poor circulation and lymph drainage result in a loss of structural integrity, weakened fragile capillaries, decreased skin density, decline in collagen production causing the dermal structures to deteriorate and the skin to sag. With the decline in enzymatic activity, cell division slows down and solar keratosis and environmental impact become evident. Ageing is the result of a decline in skin functionality.

Solution: DMK addresses fine lines and wrinkles by removing old tissue and working to strengthening the dermal structures and systems which need to work in synergy in order to create healthy skin.