Alkaline hair removal

The DMK alkaline wash system is a remarkable treatment leading to hair removal and can be used on most parts of the body, but is commonly applied to fine facial hair. This type of hair is very difficult to treat with electrolysis because it is usually dense, the follicles are small and it involves a great amount of time. The advantage of the alkaline wash is that it is possible to remove large areas of hair in one treatment, with little to no discomfort.

What is alkaline wash and how does it work?
alkaline wash is an alkaline powder that is mixed into a paste and applied to the desired area for a short period of time, depending on the coarseness of the hair. The treatment is not like a hair removal cream. It is of a much higher pH, for the purpose of not only hair removal but reducing hair re-growth.

After the first treatment hair will grow back at its normal rate, but as treatments progress the rate of re-growth should lessen, usually resulting in a reduction of the appearance of hair over a period of time. The appearance of the skin observed is firstly a shiny appearance which feels slippery.

Q. How many treatments will I need before the appearance of hair is noticeably less?
A. It is impossible to estimate how many treatments are required as hair removal is dependent upon a number of factors such as:
• How the hair has been previously treated
• How long the hair growth has been there
• Reasons for the hair growth etc.

Some clients report a reduction in hair growth after just one treatment; however there is no guarantee as every client’s skin/hair responds differently.

Q. How long does the treatment take?
A. The treatment usually takes approximately 30 mins.

Q. Will this harm my skin?
A. alkaline wash is used in skin treatments to remove dead cell material from the surface, so this gentle exfoliation will actually benefit your skin, although your skin may feel dry for a period of time after the treatment. This is normal and is not harmful to your skin.

Q. Are there any side effects?
A. The treatment is pain free, however in some cases, usually after the initial treatment before the skin has adjusted to alkaline, you may experience some redness or dryness. You may even have some superficial scabs, although this is when the hair is very coarse and the alkaline wash solution may need to be left on the skin for longer. As long as you do not scratch or pick the scabs, they should heal given normal conditions. As with any product applied topically, there may be small percentages of people in the population that may experience an adverse reaction.

While alkaline wash is usually accompanied by minimum discomfort provided you follow the home prescriptives given to you by your DMK technician faithfully, you may experience the following:
• Redness and a slight sandpaper effect on the skin
• Peeling proceeded by a crusty hardness to the skin’s surface
• Irritation around the eyes and the mouth area and sometimes on the chin
• An outbreak of pimples or gases and other impurities that were already present in the skin
• A slight burning sensation or “sunburn” sensation in the early stages of the treatment
• An irritated, open lesion that may weep and then scab and heal normally (requires antibiotic gel or other treatment as prescribed by a physician or as recommended by the technician).

Q. What areas can be treated with alkaline wash?
A. alkaline wash can be used on any hair growth except on the eyebrows. alkaline wash is also very good for treating ingrown hairs and areas of pigmentation from waxing, or scars. On very coarse hair it can be used in conjunction with electrolysis.

After care instructions
Only use DMK skin care products on the treated area as prescribed by your paramedical skin technician, other products may affect the outcome. Do not sunbathe or use a solarium for 24 hours. DMK does not recommend the use of solariums. Apply DMK transdermal sunblock on the treated area.
Use DMK beta gel at home. If redness occurs, apply ice or natural yoghurt


Half face $65

Lip $20

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