Nearly all signs of
aging are seen as wrinkles, coarse, sagging skin and uneven skin
tones. Yet the skin on the breast or buttock areas of most
65-year-old males or females is relatively wrinkle-free and even in
skin tone. These areas are protected from photo damage, other free
radicals and damage from products not in sync with the skin’s
chemistry. The face, back of the hands, neck and decollate are
exposed to all of these invaders. The dead skin cells in these areas
build up as a “defensive armor” year after year.
This dead and
dying layer is still very much attached to the underlying younger
cells and is called “the hornified cuticle.” This excess cuticle can
also lead to acne due to blockage of the secretive glands of the
skin and eczema-like rashes due to the harboring of virus and fungus
in the dead cell build up. To remove this build-up, Danné
practitioners may perform a unique series of enzymic treatments.
Enzymes, known as nature’s biological catalysts, perform many
functions. They are capable of consuming billions of times their own
weight in dead cell protein. Using reverse osmosis, some enzyme
groups will go down into the skin tissues and clean out debris and
gases surrounding new cells. Other groups passively exercise facial
muscles and open up the vascular systems, which bring new oxygen
from within the body. Skin functions with anaerobic metabolism and
does not “breath” oxygen from outside the skin - a popular
misconception in the skin care industry. Danné enzyme treatments
tighten, tone and firm the skin.
Other skin cell
removal results can be achieved by simply changing the pH of the
skin to very acid (3.2 on the pH scale) to extremely alkaline (12 on
the pH scale). Acid hardens dead cells which then become like
little, brittle tiles and literally ‘pop’ off the skin surface.
Alkaline compounds soften dead cells so quickly that they disappear
from view in about four minutes. This action has to be carefully
monitored by the professional to avoid alkaline irritation. This
type of procedure also removes excessive hair from females and
folliculitis (razor bumps) from males.
For those wishing
more aggressive therapy in a short time span, dramatic “old skin”
removal is accomplished by the Danné Pro Alpha Series. Danné is one
of the few concepts in the world that treats alpha hydroxy acids
(AHA’s) with respect and does not advise that AHA’s be used for home
treatment. This is due to the hydroscopic nature of AHA’s, which
tend to dehydrate the skin with prolonged use. This could also lead
to “acid hardened” skin, which can sometimes form cyst-like, hard
nodules under the surface.
The Pro Alpha
treatment is not a “quick fix” but a system of carefully blended
plant and fruit sugar acids supplied professionally using an
exclusive technique developed by the Danné Montague-King Research
Foundation in Johannesburg South Africa in the late 1980’s.
Pre-treatment using enzymes are part of the Pro Alpha protocol plus
follow up treatments for continued results. One to six Pro Alpha
treatments are medically considered to have a similar effect to
laser of deep, medical peels, without the risk of trauma, long
convalescence or possible contraindications associated with these
procedures. There is no loss of skin color or sharp lines of
demarcation on the skin with the Pro Alpha Series. It is applicable
for all skin colors internationally.
treatments must be accompanied with religious use of the Danné Home
Prescriptives. Using other products after a Danné Skin Revision
treatment often aborts and negates the effects of the treatment.
Danné Home Prescriptives are modified versions of the treatments and
must be used for progressive results. This is a matter of chemistry
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