The Truth of Hyperpigmentation: Real Causes & How to Treat It
presented by Danné Montague-King & Dr. Jay Lokhande
September 24th, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. CST (9:00 A.M. PST)
Hyperpigmentation – it is either overtreated and or undertreated. Before addressing any conditions like hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, vitiligo, melasma, solar lentigo, ephelides, dyspigmentation, and cryptopigmentation, the core understanding of melanin synthesis, its distribution, and influencing external and internal factors there on is vital. In aesthetic and clinical settings, when melanin modulation is the core focus, various factors like irradiation intensity, type of irradiation exposure, ethnicity, professional behavior and atmosphere, lifestyle, and diet are important factors to understand and corelate with treatments. Once such factors are integrated in, and treatments are customized, outcome of the treatments shall be impactful and significant.
DMK founder, Danné Montague-King, is a pioneer in his industry. He 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 teenager. From not understanding the condition completely, to failed attempts from top United States dermatologists to cure his acne, Montague-King had to take things into his own hands and, desperate for a cure, became his own guinea pig. A string of breakthroughs, trials, tribulations, and many travels would follow, until he found his first true breakthrough in the 1960s, involving vitamin C therapy. That is 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.
Dr. Jay Lokhande
Dr. Jayant N. Lokhande, MD is an expert in botanical drugs and biotechnology business management. He has successfully strategized and formulated products for several cosmeceuticals, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, and medical foods companies globally. He has significant clinical experience especially in using botanical drugs and medical foods for complex and chronic diseases. His other professional interests are in biodiversity entrepreneurship, bio prospecting, medical anthropology, disease reversal therapeutics, and ashtanga yoga. Lokhande has a special interest in and practices translating yoga and Ayurveda Principles in innovation, system, and technology development. He has edited and authored three books that have been published by Taylor & Francis. He is currently working as chief scientific officer at DMK Skincare, and his responsibilities include innovation and product and service end-user education development.