Tuesday, 06 September 2016
An Interview with Danne Montague-King
Danne Montague-King is without a doubt the most comprehensive and effective skin treatment programme in the world today. Danne is highly regarded by many celebrities as a treatment programme that promises and delivers real results.Due to the intensity of the treatments offered and the high level of knowledge needed, DMK is only offered in a few clinics across the UK. We are proud to say we are one of these clinics and have had 10 years successfully treating clients.We decided to delve a little deeper into the face behind the unique DMK concept by catching up the man who created the products, Dr. Danne Montague-King himself. Danne is a renowned and established Doctor of biochemistry who has dedicated his life to developing a skin care management system that outshines the rest. Dr. King is also an International Ambassador for Leadership in Human Rights with the Harvey Milk Foundation, offering not only support but also a voice for the LGBT community. This is a man who not only cares about a person's skin, but also the story behind it.Here's what happened when I checked in with Dr. King on his Australian tourWhat was your background before developing DMK products? A lot of goodies on what I did is in my book, The Maybelline Prince (available on Amazon, Audible and other retailers. All profits go to The Harvey Milk Foundation, so it's a great read that goes to a good cause.) I did a variety of things after college to live but everything was based on beauty, helping unfortunate people look better, and even Transgender counselling way back before it was mainstream. I even knew Christine Jorgensen before she passed.DMK Concepts evolved out of all this. There was no decision to market or brand. I just did the work, created what was necessary as tools to do the work and what people had to do at home.It was always different than the way things were usually done and I fought many established dragons in the UK and USA until one of them came round and started promoting me; it was Lillian Maund. Peggy Slight, the editor of Professional Beauty (then the British Les Nouvelles Esthetique), gave me my first journalist column for 16 years. Other mags followed in other countries and I became the most published aesthetic writer in the world for years.This started everything. I was invited everywhere to teach and speak, but never mentioned products or Danne (later DMK) unless asked privately. That's how we got our global distributors.What is your take on antibiotics being used to treat skin conditions such as acne?Only a short course in case of extreme infection, no more than 10 days and NEVER the insidious RoAcutane!What are the biggest mistakes people make with their skin?The biggest mistake people make is waiting too long to learn how to really take care of their skin when they have young skin. Then, they suddenly start having aggressive treatments with dehydrating peels, machines, needles etc. and this sets up even more defence mechanisms that show up later as hypo or hyper pigmentation or prolapsed tissue.Or, they never do much at all and imagine a face-lift will totally restore youth. It doesn't.What advice can you give to people who might be facing stigma because of their skin issues?We have sorted out some of the worst cases imaginable, given time and commitment! I focus on their positive aspects and assure them help is on the way. And then I do the work.The hypothalamus gland that controls all stress in our body suddenly sends positive signals throughout the hormonal systems and we now have an internal help as well as topical. The patient sees changes, feels hope and everything gets better. Life gets brighter and self worth increases!What is your take on detoxing? Do we really have to cut out all sugar for our skin health?Yes, detox programmes do work; some of them, but many are frauds. Our bodies are marvellous organic computers that are willing to release toxins inside out if given the right protocol. Skin can be detoxed to a certain degree with treatment.Yes to cutting out sugar, it is rat poison! You don't need it really. I have used Stevia for decades. A treat once in a while however is good for the soul.If you could pick just one DMK product to take with you to a desert island what would it be?If I were on a desert island with one product it would be Beta Gel - an emergency kit in a bottle. It negates solar damage and keeps the Langerhans cells strong - like spinach to Popeye the Sailor Man!When can we expect to see you again in the UK? Do you have any plans to visit?I think I am coming for LGBTQ conference at Parliament in November.Just one more thing, if you discover the fountain of youth please can we have a lifetime supply? The "fountain of youth" does somewhat exist, but it's a combination of many things as according to condition of skin, ethnicity and lifestyle.Inspired much? We thought so! For more information on DMK treatments and products call 0113 282 3300 for an appointment with a DMK practitioner.