Stellenbosch Branch Newsletter May 2021

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A big hello from the Stellenbosch branch! We hope you’re keeping well and warm as we head into winter. Indulge in a nice cup of Hot Chocolate and settle in to find out what’s been keeping us busy. 

Celebrations first

The celebrations kicked off with our darling Rose who won Housekeeper of the year and Branch Manager Anneke received her 10 years of service award at our annual awards ceremony held virtually at the end of last year.  We couldn’t be more proud of both!

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Speaking of ten years, our branch is enjoying its tenth year in Stellenbosch. The Renewal Institute’s CEO Victor popped in to clink glasses with us.

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Nurse Wilna celebrated 60 years around the sun and we ate almost as many muffins to acknowledge the special occasion!

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Last but not least, a congrats to therapist Megan who’s expecting a little bundle later this year. She’ll be going on maternity leave in September and we wish her all the joy in the world during this very special time. 

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New and Newsy

We’re very excited to start offering the Dermapen 4 treatment. It’s the most advanced version of the skin needling device yet and can make a dramatic improvement to scars and stretch marks. It’s also a great treatment for anyone wanting to improve skin elasticity and minimise the look of pores with little to no downtime.

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Another great new addition is our new radiofrequency (RF) device, the Lavatron. It painlessly heats up the deeper tissues in your skin to stimulate the creation of more collagen, tighten things up and even blitz pockets of stubborn fat. It is a fabulously warm treatment for the cold winter days.

Things took a glamorous turn when the branch transformed into a set for Minki van der Westhuizen’s informative and inspiring talk show, MINKI. Minki is spending time on screen with her closest friends and family as they experienced a skincare journey. Keep an eye out for it on VIA TV (Dstv channel 147) at 8pm on Mondays.

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The lovely Colinda Brits on set with Minki, Dr Graham and Dr Shahra.

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Margiet Groenewald who won a prize to be on the show and enjoy a skincare journey is seen here with both Dr Shahra and Dr Rulene who created a bespoke skin journey for her.

Loyalty Programme

Skin Renewal’s Loyalty Programme rewards our patients with the appreciation they deserve! Membership is complimentary and allows you to earn SkinBucks every time you transact in a branch. SkinBucks can be redeemed at the branch for services, products or gift vouchers. . The programme comprises three tiers, Jade, Pearl (patients receive 5% in SkinBucks for every R1 spent) and Diamond (patients enjoy 10% in SkinBucks for every R1 spent).

Please chat with me or any team member when you next visit our branch to find out what tier you are on and how many points you need to earn before moving to the next loyalty tier.

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Giving Back

We’re always quick to support a good cause and were only too happy to participate in Slipper Day on the 7th earlier this month. We got to wear our coziest footwear to work while raising funds for the Reach For A Dream Foundation.

While the event might be over, don’t worry if you missed it. You can still donate directly to the cause over here. Every cent helps make a memorable difference to the life of a child fighting a life-threatening illness.  

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A few faves

Right now, if we had to put a spotlight on just one of our treatments, it would have to be Fraxel DUAL as the chillier months are the ideal time to make your appointments. While you can expect some downtime, the dramatic difference we’ve seen it make to wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, scars and sun damage make it totally worth it. Annelize, Minki’s Mom in Law, featured on Minki after her visits to our branch. 

Doctor Rulene Maré worked closely with therapists Lisa Smith and Megan Pretorius on a bespoke skincare journey for Annelize. Annelize had Fraxel, combined with laser genesis, TA serum, PDT as well as deep peels and Injectables.

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As far as products go, we’re still having a love affair with SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3. It does a brilliant job of stimulating collagen production to help prevent premature ageing, but is gentle enough for any “retinol newbie”.

Next time you pop in for a visit, chat to any of our therapists to find out where it could fit into your skincare routine.

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We look forward to seeing you back at our branch for a visit soon! In the meantime, connect with us on Instagram and Facebook to stay updated on all our news; we also have a dedicated WhatsApp number to help assist you with appointment bookings and more – 087 153 1034.

Much love,

The Stellenbosch Branch x

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