Umhlanga Newsletter

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From what’s to love about our sensational location, to what treatments and products we’re loving this month, from festive team news and meaningful outreach projects to glowing reviews (literally!) from you – our extended Skin Renewal Umhlanga family – we’ve got lots to share with you, so sit back, pop your feet up and have a read…

Influence meets Affluence
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The Affluence Black Polo event recently took place in Ballito. As the Skin Renewal team, it gave us a fantastic opportunity to spend 48 hours in person with a much-appreciated extension of our Skin Renewal family – our ‘glow-getting’ influencers and accomplished content creators.

A weekend of fashion and polo provided the backdrop for us to get to know each other outside of the realms of social media, put glowing faces to Instagram handles and experience, first-hand, the charismatic and hard-working, trend-setting presences behind the social media presences we know and love to share.

Always at the forefront of the aesthetic industry and marketing trends, we know all too well the growing importance – and relevance – of relatable, genuine influencer marketing. This is why we’re incredibly proud to associate our brand with the personal brands of some of the country’s leading influencers, both established and up-and-coming. 

It was a weekend of wonderful conversation, quality connections, insightful discussions and, of course, many skillfully taken selfies! As firm believers in the fact that teamwork makes the dream work, we want to take this opportunity to thank our influencer team for not only being the faces of Skin Renewal but the voices, too. 

Our 'hood - location, location, location!

 We love our prime location within the iconic Umhlanga Arch – the gem in the Umhlanga City ‘crown’ and a truly world-class shopping, food and lifestyle destination. 

Perched on the the ridge in Umhlanga, our ‘hood is a social butterfly’s dream, boasting an impressive menu of open-air spaces and places to meet family and friends, and enjoy live music, sport screenings, restaurants, bars and a tastebud-tingling food market. Not to mention best the Indian Ocean and coastline views Umhlanga has to offer from the rooftop bar perfect for cocktail hour, whether you’re an Umhlanga local or an out of towner taking advantage of the exceptional hospitality at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Fancy a spot of retail therapy before or after your Skin Renewal appointment? Explore our European-style High Street, showcasing both international and local brands, and offering everything you need to stay on-trend this season. And, because Umhlanga Arch is home to the best in wellness, beauty and grooming businesses and brands, too, you really can treat yourself from head to toe, and from the inside out.

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Judging by these smiles, it’s fair to say that the sea air agrees with this Dream Team.

From left: Roxy Buchanan (Medical Therapist), Anja Evans (Branch Leader), Catherine Anderson (Medical Therapist), Amanda Malinga (Medical Therapist) and Candace Buchanan (Assistant Branch Leader)

Celebrating With Our Team

Our branch has been very festive as of late with not just one, but four, in-branch celebrations – complete with cake, candles, gifts, balloons and enthusiastic singing of the must-have “Happy birthday!” song. We’d like to take the opportunity to thank these very special humans for being the gifts they are to us, every day, and wish them a year ahead that’s their best yet!

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We loved celebrating our birthday with our team!

From Left to right: Uncle Rodney, Catherine, Nurse Mercedes and Joyce all enjoyed some fun treats on their special days

Family Matters

We’re all about family values, in-branch and outside of it, professionally and personally, which is why we love seeing what our Skin Renewal Umhlanga family gets up to when they’re not helping out patients level up in the skin and wellness departments.

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A weekend well spent, brings a week of content. And, Medical Therapist, Roxy always spends her weekends well, by enjoying quality time with her loved ones and fur babies.

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Catherine and her boyfriend, Dwayne, recently got dressed up and made a date night of his Cricket Awards evening.

Looking at Catherine, we’re sure Dwayne would agree that he’s batting above his average. Just kidding, you both make a beautiful couple!

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He got it from his Mama! We love this selfie of our Medical Therapist, Amanda, with her son, Enzo. And, judging by the resemblance, this young man’s got some good ‘grown-up’ genes to look forward to.

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Life’s a beach! Our Branch Leader, Anja, recently paid a visit to beautiful (but very chilly) Langebaan with her husband Justin. And, as the saying goes… “cold hands, warm heart.”

Making "After-school" special
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The way we see it, our weekly charity drives bring as much joy to the school children we engage with as these outreach visits bring to us as individuals. We just love seeing the smiles on their faces and, while the sarmies we provide fill their tummies, the genuine appreciation and hugs fill our hearts.

Laser Treatments for Dark Skin Types

Mention the word laser, and those with a darker complexion tend to shy away, but please don't! At Skin Renewal we treat our skin type 4, 5 & 6 patients with the utmost care, ensuring that only devices which are safe and effective on dark skins are used.

What is my skin type?

Watch video here: Laser for Dark Skin Types

From the Doctor's Desk: Product Review

This month, Dr Merle recommends the SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 – a lightweight anti-ageing cream with a fast-absorbing texture that both nourishes the skin and corrects the signs of ageing.

“This unique lipid correction cream contains the first 2:4:2 cholesterol-dominant ratio to help restore skin's external barrier and support natural self-repair,” Dr Merle explains, “while potently nourishing ageing skin for improvement in the visible appearance of skin smoothness, laxity, pores, and overall radiance.”

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Dr Merle's current favourite product

What are this products’s biggest benefits?

  • Restores essential skin lipids: ceramides, natural cholesterol & fatty acids
  • Reduces dryness and improves the look of skin fullness, texture & pore appearance
  • Improves the appearance of skin evenness & overall radiance
  • Shortens the adjustment period to retinoids (up to 1 week)
New Firm Favourite at Skin Renewal Umhlanga
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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 radio frequency 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.

Eye area feeling a bit bleh?

If you’re wanting to to ‘open up’ and rejuvenate your eye area, chat to your therapist or doctor about the benefits of the BLEPH FOR EYES treatment – for example, tightening and retracting eyelid hoods, tightening and lifting lax skin below the eye, smoothing crow’s feet, fine lines and wrinkles, and enhancing peri-orbital skin luminosity.

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Restoring the eye area to a healthy, youthful appearance can do wonders for the patient’s overall look and confidence

That Gap in the Market? HArmonyCA just filled it

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.

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

August Promotion

Below is our August promotion to brighten, soothe, calm and replenish your skin.

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Keeping Tabs on your Skincare Journey. Now a Virtual Reality.

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.

Reviews - Because we love to hear from you
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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 – 0871531043 – to help assist you with information, appointments and more.

With love,
The Umhlanga Team

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