From celebrating our award as “Branch of the Year”, to a visit from an Olympic gold medal winner, from must-try new treatments to a couple of before and after transformations that have to be seen to be believed, we’ve got lots of news to share with you, our Brooklyn branch family. So grab a warm cuppa in your favourite mug and have a read…
While we are all “career go-getters” and continuously strive to make each patient’s visit to our branch a memorable one by providing top quality results, we also understand and value the importance of creating memories, outside of ‘office hours’ with our wonderful team. We’re so much more than colleagues, we’re friends, which is why we recently got out of our work kit and into our going out kit to celebrate our being awarded ‘Branch of the Year’, taking in a show at The Barnyard, and – as it was a very good year – enjoy a spot of wine tasting together.
We dressed the part for our ‘Branch of the Year’ celebrations at The Barnyard’s 80’s Rock Show
In celebration of our very good year, we got together to taste some wines from a few good years
Didi recently celebrate her one-year anniversary as part of the Skin Renewal Brooklyn family.
“Congrats!” Didi, and thank you for bringing such a warm atmosphere to our branch.
We look forward to many years to come!
We love an opportunity to spoil our team members, which is why we’ve loved having several birthdays to celebrate during the first half of 2022.
Wishing you all your best year yet!
If you’ve been experiencing a skin transformation at our branch for a while, you would have noticed another confidence-building transformation: Erisca has been on a weight loss journey and her dedication, will power and commitment to the process has inspired us all to pursue the best versions of ourselves.
Here’s what Erisca has to say about her transformation…
“My weight loss journey started January 2021 after returning from holiday. I've been a big girl most of my life, no excuses, I just loved food and food became my crutch for way too long. "Lose weight" has always been my inner voice reminding me that I have to do something, and I've always said next month or Monday until one day, I saw this powerful sponsored post on Facebook stating, "choose your hard".
What struck me is that I was choosing this for myself, even though not wanting this at all. I set monthly goals, the first 25kg was easy, the weight loss started to slow down gradually. I joined a local gym and I'm enjoying the exercise so much. I even won a weight loss challenge they ran by losing 9kg’s in 6 weeks!
I have lost a total of 40kg’s to date and still going strong! If I can do it, so can you! You are so worth it!”
Erisca, we are so proud of you! You are testament to hard work being rewarded.
Michelle Cooks up a Storm
Michelle loves cooking and creating amazing food for her friends and family, it’s one of life’s pleasures that she always finds time to indulge in.
Some of Michelle’s most recent culinary adventures
Adri is Drawn to Create
Drawing is one of Adri's favourite hobbies. It gives her such a sense of peace to put pencil to paper, which is why her idea of heaven is to wake up, have a good cup of coffee and spend the rest of the day just depicting the world through her eyes.
One of Adri’s recent drawings
Didi Knows What's on the Menu
Didi loves to try out new restaurant spots. She is a big, big foodie! Her discerning and adventurous pallet is always ready to taste new and interesting foods, and she’s definitely your go-to girl for where to go for date night or a special family celebration.
A couple of the dishes Didi’s ordered off some new restaurants’ menus recently
We are passionate about achieving excellent results and working hard with you to achieve them, so it was an absolute privilege to have hard worker and excellence-focused Olympic Gold Medallist and GQ Game Changer of the Year 2021, Tatjana Schoenmaker, visit us.
She truly is a phenomenal human who epitomises excellence and reminds us all of what can be achieved when big dreams meet big worth ethic.
We’ve all heard the saying, “Summer bodies are made in Winter”, which is why, this month, we’re putting our current favourite treatment, Endymed, in the spotlight. If you’re self-conscious about cellulite or stretchmarks, a series of Endymed treatments over the colder months can turn up the heat in the self-confidence department come Summer.
By making use of focused, multi-source, phase-controlled 3DEEP™ RF technology, the ENDYMED PRO manipulates the interaction between multiple RF energy fields, combining six RF generators to deliver really focused RF energy. If that sounds fancy and really clever, that’s because it is. It’s the really clever controlled 3-dimensional thermal pattern created in the skin at three different depths that enables the ENDYMED PRO to replace a ‘problem area’ with clinically-proven results.
Endymed offers four unique treatments for the face and body, covering everything from rejuvenation to scar repair and even body contouring.
· ENDYMED FSR Fractional Ablative RF reduces the appearance of wrinkles, scarring, and stretchmarks, and delivers targeted skin tightening.
· ENDYMED Contour reduces and improves appearance of cellulite while tightening skin in any area of the body and contouring the body.
· ENDYMED Intensif RF Micro-needling treats acne, injury or surgical scarring; deep ingrained lines and wrinkles; lax or sagging skin; rough skin texture and dilated pores.
· ENDYMED Facial 3 DEEP RF Tightening reduces the appearance of facial wrinkles; lifts and tightens skin in the eye, jawline, chin and neck areas; and delivers facial rejuvenation.
This machine can customise treatments to your unique needs, at the flip of a switch and the click of a new handpiece, so, whatever’s preventing you from wearing the shorts, taking your body to the beach or living your best life, there’s a safe, effective, no downtime treatment for EVERY body.
Transforming lives is at the heart of everything Skin Renewal does. It’s why we don’t just give back once in a while, we do so consistently – investing in the initiatives close to our heart and the communities on our doorstep. Reflecting on the past few years not only reminds us of how much we’ve been able to do as a team but inspires us to keep doing the what we’re doing – and do more.
Every year 10,000 girls miss school due to them not having proper sanitary wear. Skin Renewal’s vision is to facilitate infinite transformation to all the lives we touch, and, this year, we’re continuing to partner with Komani – across all 18 of our branches nationwide – to transform young lives by helping to stop period poverty.
Komani produces high-quality reusable, washable sanitary pads which are both sustainable and environmentally friendly. We aim to donate 1000 packs of reusable sanitary packs to each of the charities we support. For every 100 packs we receive, we will spend time with the beneficiaries (of the three charities we support in each province) educating the recipients on personal hygiene and how to use and maintain their sanitary pack. The cost of a pack is just R150 and the pads can last up to three years; requiring only 6 litres of water to wash the pads for the duration of a menstrual cycle.
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
When paying for your treatment or products, you can add any amount you wish to your bill as a donation towards our Komani initiative. And, we’ll match your donation Rand for Rand.
Good day all you beautiful humans!
One of my favourite products has to be Retexturing Activator by SkinCeuticals due to the fact that it’s bi-functional. It is both a gentle exfoliator as well as hydrator which makes this great for all skin types, but especially helps me to use as a moisturiser due to my oily skin.
My favourite treatment is Laser Genesis, referred to by Hollywood as the "Raindrop Facial". It feels like warm raindrops on your skin, not painful at all. It draws inflammation out the skin thereby helping with acne, PIH (post inflammatory pigmentation) and scarring and the heat helps to tighten collagen so also improves pore size. Also, the treatment has no downtime which is a big plus in our busy lives.
Have a groovy and joyful July!
Nowadays, more people understand how inflammation is the root of all evil. Inflammation is the body's response to any form of injury or irritation and manifests in a number of ways, including breakouts, sun damage and rosacea. With an anti-inflammatory skincare routine, we're moving towards lifestyle and product choices that are kinder to our skin, like wearing sunscreen and incorporating soothing ingredients such as Pure Active Botanicals and Hyaluronic Acid into your day-to-day routine.
SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Masque contains highly-concentrated botanical extracts, a calming dipeptideand hyaluronic acid to intensively soothe and replenish skin reactivity.
This mask has been clinically tested to effectively reduce visual redness, discomfort, and heat. This intensive calming facial mask cools on contact, comforts skin sensitivity, and restores natural radiance and smoothness.
This versatile botanical facial mask has multifaceted uses post temporary skin reactivity:
- Daily: post workout, sun exposure, hot bath
- Weekly/seasonal: post travel, chlorine/salt water from swimming, windburn from winter activities
- Post-procedure: post laser, extractions, photodynamic therapy (PDT), intense pulsed light therapy (IPL), and other in-office procedures.
SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Masque can be applied as a leave-on, rinse-off, or overnight treatment. Apply a generous coat to clean face, chest, or neck avoiding eye and lip area. Allow mask to remain on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with cool water if desired. Use 2-3 times a week or as needed.
Welcome to the future of hybrid injectables! HArmonyCA composite matrix dermal filler is here, and you could be just one syringe away from never being tempted to use a social media filter again – thanks to the hybrid injectable proven to deliver clinically significant results in the targeted areas of more than 90% of patients.
Designed to restore facial volume and correct deficiencies, HArmonyCa dermal filler promotes the generation of natural enogenous collagen (natural collagen synthesised by the body), using Calcium Hydroxyapatite microspheres to embed cross-linked Hyaluronic Acid via a particle-creating composite matrix. If you found yourself frowning while reading that then don’t worry about the science, rather focus on the evidence-based results courtesy of ‘power duo’ Calcium Hydroxyapatite and Hyaluronic Acid in one syringe.
With 18 branches nationwide, we’ve always been South Africa’s leading portal to glow-getting, “love the skin you’re in” results, physically, but now we’re your portal virtually too. Our seamlessly integrated, online
Patient Portal puts your entire skincare journey – from appointments and treatment feedback to products and loyalty points – at your fingertips, with the tap of a smartphone screen or a few keystrokes on a keyboard.
So, what are you waiting for? Click on the link below and discover yet another way that we’re with you on your skincare journey every step (and click) of the way.
What does our loyalty programme & your skincare journey have in common? Rewarding results, long-term. It’s our way of saying “Thank you!” for investing in your skin, with us.
We look forward to seeing you at our branch this winter and, until then, connect with us on Instagram and Facebook to stay updated on all our product, branch and ambassador news. And, in case you didn’t know, we have a dedicated WhatsApp number – 0871531038 – to help assist you with information, appointments and more.
Wishing you continued good health and happiness!
With our love,
The Brooklyn Branch