Parkhurst Newsletter

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From our brand new look to brand new glow-getting aesthetic innovations, from getting to know some familiar faces a bit better, to getting to know all about the treatments and products our world-class therapists and doctors recommend, we have lots of news to share with you.

So, get comfy, grab a warm beverage in your favourite mug and have a read…

A Non-surgical Facelift of our own

If you’ve popped in recently, you would have noticed our new look and we're sure you will agree that your favourite Skin Renewal branch is looking better than ever! We’re always incredibly proud to be a part of the Skin Renewal family, and we know that the group-wide rebrand is just the start of an exciting new chapter of industry-leading innovation.

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We love the “old” Parkhurst houses with the pressed ceilings and wooden finishes; they just need a little love and attention from time to time. Nothing that a little maintenance and paint can’t fix.

Getting to know our Branch Leader, Sharon

Branch leader, Sharon van Drunick, has worked at Skin Renewal for over six years, having begun her Skin Renewal career at the West Rand branch before joining our Parkhurst family last year in September.

When Sharon is not at work she's outside – hiking, scuba diving and travelling – and exploring new ways to feed her adventurous spirit.

 Feel free to contact Sharon directly with any queries, concerns and bookings on 011 447 9731 or via email: parkhurst@skinrenewal.co.za

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Sharon also enjoys spending time with her family and friends, which has been extra exciting recently with both her daughters getting married earlier this year!

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How beautiful are Sharon's daughters! Angelique and Riaan (left) got married on 8 January and Tamzin and Ruan (right) on 11 Feb 2022

In our Hood - What we Love

We love that our ‘hood' is a suburban and family-orientated ‘old’ part of Jo’burg that’s home to a cool, quirky and a trendy community. Be sure to explore our ‘hood' the next time you’re in Parkhurst for your regular Skin Renewal treatment. Maybe pop into an art gallery or grab a coffee and a freshly baked pastry before your visit.

Better yet, if you’re planning to get your skin glowing on a saturday, why not make a day of it and meet up with your family afterwards for a long, lazy lunch or a European-style stroll around the oak tree lined streets.

That gap in the market? HArmonyCA just filled it
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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.

From the Doctors' Desk - Treatment Recommendations

Dr Nadira recommends: Dermamelan

An effective treatment for pigmentation (melasma), the Dermamelan Depigmentation Peel has a direct effect on the intimate formation process of melanin-caused pigment.

Recommended for those concerned with melanin patches on the face, particularly those occurring during pregnancy (chloasma), this treatment involves a versatile, dynamic process which is easily adapted to the needs of each individual patient.

"This treatment is compatible with all skin types and the light peeling effect rejuvenates the skin with its rapid depigmenting action – suitable for all types of pigmentation, from post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation to deep-seated severe melasma." - Dr Nadira

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Dr Trent recommends: Injectables

When we’re young, we have plenty of collagen, which means the lines and wrinkles we have, are ‘dynamic’, showing up when we’re expressive or our faces are ‘in motion’. As we age, our collagen production slows and these dynamic wrinkles and lines become static wrinkles or “cracks” in the skin. Each time we use a facial muscle, a groove forms beneath the surface of the skin, which is why we see lines form with each facial expression.

"As skin ages and loses its elasticity, the skin stops springing back to its line-free state, and these grooves become permanently etched on the face as fine lines and wrinkles." says Dr Trent.

At Skin Renewal, we offer a wide range of injectables, from Botox or Dysport to Profhilo® and Juvederm to name a few. The type, cost and amount of injectables used, will be determined by the area you wish to treat and at the discretion of our highly trained and experienced doctors.

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We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Dr Trent on his engagement to his new gorgeous fiancée, Danielle.

Dr Maureen recommends: Sculptra

Our Medical Director and Founder Dr Maureen reminds us that from our mid-twenties, most of us experience a decrease in collagen production of about 1%. By our mid-40s we’re looking at that percentage having steadily increased, year on year, to 25%. So, while you may not notice the decrease of collagen in your 20s, by the time you’re nearing 50, your skin’s mid-life crisis could be well – and noticeably – underway.

Always abreast of the most innovative and cutting-edge trends in the world of aesthetics, Dr Maureen is incredibly excited that “super injectable” Sculptra – “The talk of the aesthetics industry town” – is now available at all of our 18 Skin Renewal branches, nationwide.

Why is she so excited about this addition to our treatment menu?

"Firstly, Sculptra is the first and only FDA-approved PLLA facial injectable treatment proven to stimulate the skin’s own collagen production, working gradually to rebuild collagen; restoring the skin’s scaffolding from the inside out. Secondly, as an injectable, Sculptra delivers a substantial collagen boost at the deepest layers of your skin, and a series of just three Sculptra treatments improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, delivering an overall more youthful-looking appearance."     Dr Maureen

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Therapist Favourites - Our picks for this month
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Kelly is loving Lamelle’s Dermaheal Refirm Serum as a potent elixir that helps transform ageing skin. As the first product of its kind to utilise the power of stem cell conditioning media, it’s a must-have. But, because it’s a limited edition, you’re going to need to add to cart fast so you don’t miss out!

Apart from being a cheerleader for her favourite products, Kelly enjoys gardening, decorating her house, watching movies, visiting new coffee shops and making memories with her family and fur babies in her spare time

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Beverley's current favourite is SkinCeuticals' Phyto Corrective. It contains hyaluronic acid, cucumber and thyme, to soothe redness and irritated sensitive skin. The texture is light enough for both combination and oily skins, delivering hydrating and soothing benefits – a real skin-saver for treating flaky and dehydrated skin during the winter months in particular. But that’s not all; it’s also a great remedy for breakouts, calming down redness and inflammation, and literally comes to the rescue, both pre and post clinical procedures and to soothe bites and stings.

Beverley’s favourite hobbies include art, pottery and painting. And she loves a good restaurant as much as she loves a good book

Celebrating our Influencers
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Our influencers mean the world to us! And we’re so incredibly proud of long-standing member of our Skin Renewal Influencer family, Gretha Garnett - @gretha_garnett on Instagram - who recently represented South Africa and Africa in the USA as a Mrs Globe Finalist. Her performance and glow were definitely world-class.

We are so proud of you Gretha!

Transforming Lives. Period.
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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.

Keeping tabs on your skincare journey - now a virtual reality

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.

My Patient Portal

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Loyalty Programme - rewarding results, long term

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 soon 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 – 0871531036 – to help assist you with information, appointments and more.

Wishing you a year of good health, happiness and plenty to celebrate! 

With love,
The Parkhurst Branch
xoxo

Sharon Izak Elaine
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