As it feels like someone hit the fast-forward button on life, and the end of the year comes barreling towards us in a blur of adults’ year-end functions and kids’ exams, concerts and prizegivings, we’re grateful to be able to offer our patients some calm in the November storm.
From whatever your skin needs to live its best festive season life, to whatever you need to recharge for the next wave of holiday gift shopping, we’re here to ensure you get some well-deserved downtime, and just the pick-me-up your multi-tasking self needs.
Starting with the perfect excuse to take a 10-minute tea break – this newsletter. So, have a seat and have a read… You’re welcome!
We are very happy – and excited – to welcome Dr Janene Veenendaal to our team. Born and raised in Gauteng, Dr Janene completed her medical degree at the University of Pretoria before doing her internship at Steve Biko Academic Hospital. Passionate about skincare, she was a Skin Renewal patient who so resonated with the holistic approach taken by our team of doctors towards skin and aesthetics that she wanted to be a part of the team, too. And now she is!
A multi-faceted woman who quickly says “words of affirmation” when asked what her love language is, Dr Janene loves sharing a patient's journey and witnessing their results as their self-confidence shifts and grows. In her spare time, she enjoys exercising, reading, watching motorsport and spending quality time with her fur baby, the cutest Golden Doodle. Always up for a challenge, travel and exploring new destinations is always at the top of her ‘out of office’ to do list.
Dr Janene looks forward to welcoming you and working with you to create a skincare plan of action that achieves your goals.
A heartfelt congratulations to Dr Trent on his recent engagement to his beautiful fiancé, Danielle.
We’re so used to seeing Dr Trent calm and collected on Minki’s show (in consultation with or assisting a patient) that we’re sure he didn’t let nerves get in the way of the romance of the ‘down on one knee’ moment.
Our Skin Renewal Irene ‘dream team’ recently enjoyed a spot of creativity and a fun-filled evening at Memories Coffee Lounge and Restaurant where the laughter flowed as freely as the paints!
Introducing the new gold standard in Vitamin C serums; Neostrata Enlighten 15% Vitamin + PHA serum. This powerhouse face serum features a blend of clinically proven antioxidants and exfoliating polyhydroxy acid for brighter, more radiant skin.
Lightweight and easy-to-absorb, the innovative formula glides on smoothly and gives skin a boost of L-Ascorbic acid, feverfew extract, green tea and gluconolactone (polyhydroxy acid). It not only provides skin with antioxidant protection from external aggressors and oxidative stress but helps to diminish visible skin discoloration and even skin tone, too.
Because it contains polyhydroxy acid, this serum also helps to gently exfoliate the skin's surface, allowing the pure Vitamin C to absorb into fresh, renewed surface layers of skin.
“I introduced the Neostrata Enlighten 15% Vitamin C + PHA Serum to my skincare routine and… WOW, what a huge improvement I have seen in the health of my skin since I started using this powerhouse face serum.” - Nadeane
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 contains the ‘power duo’ of calcium hydroxyapatite and hyaluronic hcid in one syringe.
The combination of these two anti-ageing superheroes rebuilds the scaffolding of your skin from deep within the dermal layers, literally supporting the layer of your face that the world sees.
Want to know Dr Maureen’s thoughts on this ‘power couple’ of the filler world? Watch this video:
Of course, you do, which is why we’re sharing it with you. It’s called the Secret™ RF Microneedling system and we’re loving it! Specially designed to treat acne scars, deep wrinkles, stretch marks, and other conditions requiring deep dermal heating, the Intensif handpiece applies an array of micro-diameter needles to safely – and effectively – deliver focused RF energy deep into the dermis, providing a revolutionary collagen remodeling solution with minimal discomfort and downtime.
We’ve put together a list of some ways to maintain your weight and still fit comfortably into your clothes come January, while still enjoying all that the festive season has to offer!
1. Get your rest & ensure you get adequate, restorative sleep.
2. Strike a balance between activity and relaxation; an afternoon snooze is always better after an active day with friends and family.
3. Make time for 5 to 10 minutes of deep diaphragmatic belly breathing each day; breathe in for 5 secs, hold for 5 secs, breathe out for 5 secs, and repeat.
4. Moderate intensity exercise (maximum 40-minutes) 3 to 4 times a week.
5. Be sure to eat mindfully and minimise distractions to avoid over-eating; manage you portion sizes by using a smaller plate and limit your dessert intake.
1. CLA may inhibit the body from storing fat and directs it to burn fat reserves for energy and increasing metabolism.
2. Magnesium calms nerves and anxiety and improves sleep.
3. Green Coffee Bean lowers blood sugar, improves insulin levels, manages addictions, and increases metabolism and fat burning.
4. Lipo powder, a tasty drink that contains natural appetite suppressants and fat burners.
5. Leptin Formulation acts as a natural appetite suppressant and contains adaptogens to manage Cortisol levels, increasing Leptin sensitivity in the brain.
If you’re well into the rollercoaster that is the year-end rush and are feeling more flat than fab, why not try our IV Infusions while having your treatment with your favourite therapist? Doing it at the same time as an already booked treatment just makes so much multi-tasking sense!
Be sure to chat to your therapist about this super convenient way to put some pep in your well-heeled step next time you pop in.
At Skin Renewal Irene, we’re always looking for ways to make communication better for YOU.
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We're looking forward to chatting with you!