The Plasma Effect

A social media search (and standard googling) of Danne M. King Enzyme Therapy yields intriguing results.

One influencer touts it as “the industries best kept secret” and celebrity blogger Zoe Marshall shares an interesting in-treatment snap:

Glad she wrapped! Zoe Marshall snap chatted this in June.
Glad she wrapped! Zoe Marshall still looks beautiful…

But I found this before and after photograph below particularly stunning:

The change is a result of: "2 DMK Enzyme treatments and aftercare products working their magic."
The change is a result of: “2 DMK Enzyme treatments and aftercare products working their magic.” We can imagine this was an incredibly rewarding feat for the therapist as well as client.

Deanna’s testament to DMK’s signature treatment is trending in a Facebook group for skincare junkies.

The attention is frenzied and abundant; Some offer praise. Others demand information. While group members who’ve also tried it come forward sharing their success stories and pictures, too.

Needless to say, the honest hype saw me super excited for my own peel (on behalf of SPA+CLINIC) at the brand’s Australian HQ in Crows Nest, Sydney.

An amazing perk of the job, it came at an opportune time. My skin has been breaking out like crazy and I’d love to whip it into shape before the My Face My Body Awards event in a couple of weeks.

Despite the A+ results in acne reduction, this treatment is suitable for everyone and addresses nearly all concerns from dehydration, scarring and ageing.


“Enzymes are at the heart of our approach as a brand,” says Anna a paramedical skin technician and my skin therapist, as we discuss goals at the Crows Nest clinic. “But first, we asses the root cause the dysfunction.”

It turns out nearly all dermal conditions (rosacea, dermatitis, vitiligo) start in the belly. My breakouts = no exception.

In safe hands: Dickson won the prestigious international Danne Legacy award this year.

Debbie Dickson, head of education, research and development, DMK Australia, elaborates:

“The main function of the skin is to act as a physical, chemical and antimicrobial defence system.

“When the gut is dysfunctional, it produces inflammation throughout the entire body. Coupled with stress, it can impair the acid mantle on the skin which leads to a decrease in antimicrobial peptides naturally produced.

“This leads to an increase in the severity of infection and inflammation in the skin.”

So, it’s settled. To heal my skin I need to sort out my sugar intake and dairy consumption (which cause inflammation in the gut). I should also be super diligent in drinking my Beauty Chef probiotic supplement that promotes healthy flora.


While I do the hard yards, a series of 6 DMK treatments should seal the deal on the principle of reverse osmosis. If all goes to plan, they’ll remove dead protein and toxins and “mimic the ideal environment for healthy skin to thrive.”

Anna cleanses my face, then exfoliates (this is glad-wrap part). When my skin is soft enough, she brushes on the mask.

It hardens gradually over a few minutes and continues to tighten. After half an hour, I totally understand the pre-treatment claustrophobia caution. What started as a little pinch now pulls.

This is the plasmatic effect (and looks like the photo at the top of the page, courtesy The Skin Fairy in Perth). The mask tightens and tugs, and feels thicker than it looks – its tightening increases oxygen flow in the skin by promoting blood circulation.

I’m relieved when Anna returns after 45 minutes and begins to remove the mask with a brush and lots of water.

“The capillaries are visible, which means the plasmatic effect has worked perfectly,” she says.

Not the typical signs of a successful treatment, but by far the most dramatic I’ve experienced.

While Anna infuses a series of vitamins, minerals and acids into my skin, I’m awestruck by this spiders-web of visible blood vessels when I see my reflection.

But when I emerge from the treatment room 10 minutes later, they’ve disappeared.

My face feels super tight but in a hydrated perked-up way. I don’t need to see it, I can feel the difference when I speak and smile.


First, I notice the fine lines around my eyes have disappeared. Or, fingers crossed, they were never quite there—just dehydration that needed filling. My skin looks brighter. Then, I see the spots on my chin are a lot less inflamed.

“The amount of treatments depend on the client goals and state of skin, but normally we do about 6-8 treatments,” Debbie explains.

Home care is vital. Products are only available via a consultation from a paramedically trained therapist.

These came with written instructions from Anna on order of application and amounts.
These came with written instructions from Anna on order of application and amounts.

When I’m prescribed a combination of products with consumer cryptic names such as “Beta Gel” and “Herbal Pigment” plus some oral supplements rich in exotic oils, I understand why.

“Consumers have a very limited or superficial understanding of the true causes of their condition,” Debbie verbalises.

“While cosmetic treatments and products work topically on the surface of the skin, DMKs paramedical approach improves functionality by addressing issues internally.”


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