SKIN CARE LINE MEG-21
Dynamis Skin Science is a subsidiary of Dynamis Therapeutics, Inc., an early stage pharmaceutical company. Dynamis Therapeutics was founded by a team of scientists as a joint venture between Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC) in Philadelphia and a group of investors. It was originally funded by the Ben Franklin Technology Center, the National Institutes of Health as well as venture capital. The company scientists focused on the discovery and development of therapeutic pharmaceuticals to treat and prevent diabetic complications resulting from glucose induced glycation and oxidative stress.
While testing compounds that might reduce these complications in diabetes, scientists from Philadelphia’s Fox Chase Cancer Center unexpectedly noticed that a test compound had favorable effects on the texture and elasticity of skin. Further research and development resulted in Supplamine®, which address the effects on skin resulting from glycation and oxidative stress. As a result, Dynamis Skin Science was established to develop and market MEG 21 products containing Supplamine® to doctors and skin care professionals.
Dynamis Skin Science has its offices in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania (just north of Philadelphia). A percentage of the sale of the Dynamis Skin Science products is paid to Fox Chase Cancer Center to support continued basic cancer research.
At Fox Chase Research Center, a ground-breaking treatment to reduce the signs of aging was the last thing the Dynamis Diabetes research team was expecting. But, scientific serendipity struck while they were seeking a way to prevent glycation, a cause of diabetic complications such as blindness and nerve damage. Glycation occurs when sugars in the body react with (and damage) proteins. One of the worst results is the creation of 3-deoxyglucosone (3DG), which is responsible for much of the damage. Most often 3DG gets sweated out of the skin but some remains behind and overtime, causes skin damage
Laboratory research demonstrates that 3DG is present in skin and causes:
- decreased production of collagen
- collagen and elastin cross-linking
- formation of Advanced Glycation End products (AGEs)
- oxidative stress and free radicals
But glycation is not limited to diabetics — it happens in everyone’s body and is in skin! The resulting glycated proteins tend to fuse together in a process called cross-linking causing a loss of elasticity and hardening of collagen in the skin. The older we get, and the more sugars we consume, the more glycation damages our skin.
Dynamis scientists had a breakthrough: They found a compound that slows the production of 3DG. The formula worked — but in the process, they discovered an unintended benefit. The skin of subjects using the compound was smoother and softer, with improved elasticity. Subjects also noticed a reduction in the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Now, Dynamis brings its discovery out of the laboratory with MEG 21 — a unique skin treatment that delivers the compound Supplamine® deep into skin to reduce inflammation and free radicals, allow normal collagen production and reverse cross-linking. The result is younger-looking skin!
*24 hour notice is required for all cancellation or a $25 cancellation fee will be charged
|Classic Facial||Ideal Skin Type: All skin types
Treatment: One hour relaxation facial treatment including cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, massage and masque
|Teen Facial||Ideal Skin Type: Teens with mild to severe acne
Treatment: One hour treatment that focuses on congested skin using our Meg-21 products.This facial includes a deep cleansing of the skin, exfoliation, extractions, non-invasive high frequency light therapy and a detoxifying masque.
|Anti-Aging Facial||Ideal Skin Type: Mature fatigued skin
Treatment: One hour facial featuring our MEG-21 skin care line and includes cleansing, exfoliation, firming massage, minimal exfoliation if required and an advanced hydrating masque
|Microdermabrasion Facial||Ideal Skin Type: Dull, sun damaged or scarred skin
Treatment: One hour facial consisting of our anti-aging facial with a full face microdermabrasion treatment.This is a mild resurfacing of the skin which removes the top layer of skin. * NOT FOR OVERLY SENSITIVE SKIN
|Enzyme Facial||Ideal Skin Type: All skin types
Treatment: One hour facial begins with our Meg-21 products. Our esthetician then adds a luscious seaweed mask which is applied while you sit and enjoy the lasting benefits from one of our planets most versatile resources. You will then have the facial finished with your choice (as well as our Estheticians advice) of Enzyme masks that will vary in results.
|Lotus Glycolic Facial||Ideal Skin Type: Mature fatigued skin, sun damaged
Treatment: One hour facial begins with our Meg-21 products & Volcanic Ash Mask. Years of sun damage can appear on your skin in the form of age spots and lines. 30% Chemical peels like this are used to resurface the upper layers of your skin by loosening the bonds between the dead skin cells that dull your skin, while stimulating the collagen beneath the skin. This in turn plumps up the fine lines and scars from below the surface. *CHEMICAL PEELS ARE NOT RECOMMENDED IF YOU ARE: PREGNANT OR BREAST FEEDING; HAVE HERPES; USE ACCUTANE; ARE IMMUNE IMPAIRED; HAVE HAD PROBLEMS WITH ATYPICAL SCARRING (keloid, etc)
|Ultimate Golden Lotus Facial||Ideal Skin Type: All skin types
Treatment: One hour and 15 minute treatment for face, skin and feet. This facial will begin with our Meg-21 products and then the experience of this ultimate facial.A Microdermabrasion is included, as well as a short glycolic peel. During this your hands and feet will be relaxing while covered in our special wraps before the hands are massaged. After all of that you will spend 20 minutes with our 24 caret laced Collagen mask that will give a lifting and firming result to your skin within minutes of removal.