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Tight for a Night

Danné Montague-King

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Anybody over 45 years of age can relate to what I call The Austrian Draperies or loose body skin. Therapists who are too young to suffer this distressing dilemma can relate to clients they may have on slimming programs which may reduce cellulite and carve a few inches off the clients’ thighs, but the Austrian Draperies remain! With Valentine’s Day approaching, our revolutionary concept, which aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy, will help you fit into that dress and be "Tight for a Night".


Body skin, like facial skin, can lose elasticity over time. Persons who were sun worshipers in their younger years and persons who have been on yo-yo weight-loss diets are especially prone to crêpey or wrinkled, loose body skin.

Fibroblast cells in the skin slow down their collagen production. Elastin fibers are broken over large areas of tissue. With minimal collagen being produced and mass amounts of elastin fibers irrevocably broken, the skin loses all turgidity and bounce. Likewise, dead cells build up on the surface as a defense mechanism, an armor plate against the assaults of free radical and sun damage. These cells appear as crinkly skin and are especially obvious when the legs are crossed or the skin is moved during certain body positions. It is during these positions when the skin looks the most crêpe-like and geriatric.


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Cure is a funny word, as much as it suggests a permanent result of change from a traumatic and distressing disorder of the skin and body. Nothing is ever permanently cured, but bad-looking body skin conditions can be revised and maintained.

The first step would be to remove the redundant cuticle build up; those shiny, wrinkly looking dead cells normally located on the front of the thighs, calves, backs of arms, hands and décolleté. This is called “scaling.”

Alpha Hydroxy Acid serums can be used in treatment to some degree, but then there is the irritation factor over a period of time and the risk of acid-hardened skin or skin that becomes over-thin and more susceptible to sun damage. There is also an Alkaline Wash treatment that removes a lot of surface tissue, along with body hair, in just minutes!

I have used low level acids and retinoids in professional treatment on a temporary basis for legs that were blotchy with small, milia-like bumps or various other dermatitis, but I have found that the best cuticle removal system for loose body skin is Enzyme Therapy.

A Body Enzyme Treatment will not only remove cuticle build-up on the skin via reverse osmosis but actually tightens and tones up sagging body skin that may last for 24 hours (first treatment, hence the nickname Tight for a Night).

The blood to the skin (plasma) is offered through the capillary loops under the skin. Stimulating the valves of these loops increases oxygen from inside the body. The oxygen in turn stimulates the skin cells power battery, an organelle called the Mitochondria. The Mitochondria then produces more energy-giving and life-promoting ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate), which is sort of the biological electricity for the body. Likewise, the increased oxygen removes toxins from the living cells. I have worked on older people who had cold, white flesh on their legs and have noticed that after a Body Enzyme Treatment their legs had more feeling, were rosy in color and much firmer in tone.

I have used low level acids and retinoids in professional treatment on a temporary basis for legs that were blotchy with small, milia-like bumps or various other dermatitis, but I have found that the best cuticle removal system for loose body skin is Enzyme Therapy.

After the remarkable Body Enzyme Treatments, we observed that the living cells left behind after all the old cuticle was removed needed nutritional support to keep them alive longer. Delivery of these nutrients had to be devised in order for the Body Enzyme to become a true age-management treatment. This is where transdermal crèmes come into the picture. Crèmes made of plant proteins, transdermal formulated to deliver all the vitamins, minerals and proteins needed to keep skin cells alive longer.

After removing the Body Enzyme, we learned to spray the body with an Herb and Mineral-based water and then massage a transdermal crème into the skin while it was still wet from the water. The tightening and firming of legs, bums and tummies was amazing and often lasted several days. Of course the effects were progressive if maintained at home, having a pick-me-up professional treatment every so often.


The Body Enzyme Treatments just described are only one-half of the picture, however. The best topical treatment in the world is only partially effective if the client’s intercellular matrix has thinned out with time, sun damage and stress.

The only way to strengthen this matrix and thicken it up again is to actually take Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) internally. There are various types of EFA’s on the market that range from fish sources, flax seed oils to borage oil and oils too exotic in to nature and too expensive to be of practical, daily use. All of these oils offer some Omega-3 and Omega-6 EFA’s, but none can be compared to the incredible oil extracted from a humble plant (a weed, really) The Evening Primrose.

Not only does 100 percent pure Evening Primrose Oil help to increase the essential fatty acids in the skin, thus thickening thin and crêpey skin back to its youthful bounce, but it helps to regulate hormonal problems, reverse and inhibit sun damage, clear up chronic eczema, psoriasis and other dermatitis and even aids in clearing acne.

Evening Primrose also contains a ton of tocopherol (vitamin E), which is our primary antioxidant source.  The fact that Evening Primrose Oil has a known effect on the prostaglandins in females, thus helping to regulate hormonal flux during menopause, is another added benefit to women who are either going off their hormone replacement supplements or are afraid of HRT.

The aforementioned treatments are not permanent and must be professionally administered in a medical spa or skin revision clinic. DMK Home maintenance is the ongoing progressive result factor. Whether the male or female client wants to be “Tight for a Night” or keep a firm body skin for a lifetime is all up to how religious they are with their regimen at home. I welcome you to our family, our concept is based upon the principles of the skin’s biochemistry…Remove, Rebuild, Protect, Maintain.

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.


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