Like Oscar Wilde famously once said, “And all at once, summer collapsed into Autumn.” At Skin Renewal West Rand we love the change of season because not only is it a chance to evolve our wardrobes and our skincare regimes, but it’s a chance to enter into a new season as a branch too.
From our recent annual Leaders Conference to our CSI initiatives, from celebrating the arrival of new product ranges and treatments to birthdays and bucket-list-worthy adventures, this newsletter is our chance to reflect on the outgoing season as we prepare as a team, to make the upcoming months our best season yet!
So, grab a cup of coffee (or tea, if that’s more your vibe), sit back and have a read...
After COVID kept us physically apart for so long, it was absolutely wonderful for all of our phenomenal support staff and leaders to be together again, in one place, for our annual Skin Renewal Leaders Conference, held at Midrand’s Courtyard Hotel – our Waterfall branch’s neighbour.
Each session was more edifying and more insightful than the other, and the conference – and conversation – was a true celebration of what unites us; our different leadership styles underpinned by a common love for the Skin Renewal brand and gratitude for being a part of the Skin Renewal family.
A weekend of self-reflection, self-awareness, goal setting and forward planning, our West Rand team left the conference feeling inspired, encouraged and motivated to join the other 17 branches in making 2022 our best year – as individuals and a team – yet!
Skin Renewal Leaders Conference 2022
Our new Branch Co-Leader, Joy, moved from Bloemfontein to Jo’burg in 2017 and we’re so glad that she did!
With almost a decade of experience in the beauty industry, Joy joined the Skin Renewal family in October 2021 and we are so excited to introduce her as our new Branch Co-Leader.
After three years of studying psychology and criminology, Joy felt the need to pursue her passion and enrolled at the Central University of Technology in Bloemfontein to study Somatology. After qualifying she began practising as a therapist before transitioning to management, then to the role of a sales rep and back to management again, which we couldn’t be happier about!
We’re thrilled to have her as part of our team and look forward to you, our extended West Rand family, meeting her in person.
The month of March saw us celebrate our branch’s 6th birthday, which was an exciting milestone and most definitely an excuse for lots of cake and festivity. And, we’re sure that Rachel, Lorian and Dr Zander will agree that the best people are born in March ‘cos they celebrated their birthdays too – in style! Just check out the tiara and the posing…
Happy Birthday to our March Babies!
Both such an integral part of our West Rand branch, we’d like to give a heartfelt shout out to Rachel and Pretty for all they do every day to make our branch the special place it is and keep every member of our team smiling and cared for.
From ensuring our caffeine is fresh and our coffee mugs are full to keeping our branch looking and smelling clean, fresh and brand new, they put their big hearts and beautiful presence into everything they do and we couldn’t do what we do without their incredible contribution and impeccable attention to detail.
Always Smiling (from left to right): Rachel & Pretty
Shout out to one of our most loved patients, Suhad, who spoiled us with a Mugg & Bean delivery of refreshing orange juice in the middle of a hot summer’s day. Thank you!
So thoughtful and appreciated!
Recently, Dr Helenka braved Mount Kilimanjaro and conquered it, and we couldn’t be prouder of this beautiful, determined woman!
Here’s what she had to say about her adventure:
“On the 19th of February we set off on our Mount Kilimanjaro trek, something that has been on my bucket list since I was a kid. I carried my Skinceuticals Silymarin CF, Lamelle Serra Restore & Heliocare Gel Oil Free with me and they absolutely saved my skin from the elements - from tropical warm weather, to rain and -22 degrees and snow! We summited successfully and will always look back at the trip of a lifetime!”
Skin Renewal’s vision is to facilitate infinite transformation to all the lives we touch, and, this year, we will be partnering with Komani 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 three charities we support. For every 100 packs we receive, we will spend time with the beneficiaries educating the recipients on personal hygiene and how to use and maintain their sanitary pack.
Our patients have been so amazing by adding their donation to their bill and we appreciate every single contribution.
Be a part of positive change & win!
Donate R100 or more to this worthy cause and stand a chance to win SkinCeuticals products to the value of R4500!
In the spirit of always putting our clients’ needs first, we’re proud to be first-to-market in South Africa with Endymed Medical’s ENDYMED PRO range of results-driven, clinically-proven treatments for superior skin resurfacing, body contouring and facial rejuvenation.
As one of the most clinically validated radio frequency (RF) devices available, with over 40 peer-reviewed clinical studies published, the ENDYMED PRO range hits the sweet spot between technology and innovation delivering cutting-edge treatments that pack a confidence-building punch with first-of-its-kind technology, minimal downtime and maximum results.
From fine lines and wrinkles to scarring, from sagging skin and stubborn cellulite to “It just won’t budge!” fatty pockets, the ENDYMED PRO medical multi-platform is as effective as it is safe, making it the most sought-after energy-based medical aesthetic solution to the ‘problem’ areas you’re most self-conscious about.
With numerous hand pieces available, one can easily treat all areas of the body. For example, the Intensif Microneedling handpiece, combines microneedling with RF, making it one of the most popular treatments we offer for the treatment of lines, wrinkles and scars. It’s no wonder we’re loving this game-changing aesthetics treatment as much as our patients who have tried it are!
If you’re intrigued and would like to know more, chat to us at your next visit or pop an email to us via email@example.com
A RETURN ON INVESTMENT THAT’S SO MUCH MORE THAN SKIN DEEP
Between November last year and January this year, we took part in a Skinceuticals campaign encouraging us all to do our bit to contribute to a healthier planet by returning empty SkinCeuticals bottles to any Skin Renewal branch, nationwide. The branch to collect the most bottles would receive R10 000 to donate to the charity of their choice.
The response from you, our loyal patients and fans of the SkinCeuticals brand was amazing! Your support made the world of difference to our participation in this important campaign.
We always love a visit from the lovely and ever radiant Marika Opperman. A women who is every bit as beautiful on the inside as the outside and someone who we love to follow on Instagram as she certainly celebrates life and all that it has on offer.
Surita loved the opportunity to give Marika the downtime she deserves while giving her skin one of our favourite pampering treatments: our Advanced HydraTouch facial - a fabulous treatment to keep one's skin hydrated in the dry winter months.
EDUCATION FORMS AN IMPORTANT PART OF OUR DAILY LIVES
Not only is it important for us to educate our patients but it is also good for us to educate ourselves. It’s so important that we understand what each patient goes through when they consult with one of our doctors and what they experience in each treatment, which is why it’s always beneficial to get to treat each other.
Have you heard of the new Secret RF treatment?
It’s Lorian’s current favourite treatment because she finds the combination of RF and microneedling – and the results the combo of the two modalities achieves – fascinating!
And, how about Botox for Bruxism?
It’s the treatment that’s made a major difference in Louise’s life, which is why she would absolutely recommend it to anyone struggling with involuntary habitual grinding of the teeth, typically during sleep.
LORIAN IS LOVING…
NEOSTRATA SMOOTH SURFACE GLYCOLIC PEEL
Lorian’s favourite product - and one she’s always happy and confident to recommend to her clients because “it lasts forever” - is the Neostrata Smooth Surface Glycolic Peel. It gives your skin that extra boost you need when your skin is feeling off its “A” game, and looking tired and lacklustre. With added Aminofil, this at-home peel also provides instant plumping and firming.
Fun Fact: Lorian loves to explore different restaurants and loves enjoying regular aesthetic treatments herself, which she calls her “me” time.
WHAT DOES LOUISE RECOMMEND?
Her current favourite product to recommend to her patients is the SkinCeuticals HA intensifier which is guaranteed to give glow-getters the smooth, hydrated confidence to skip the Instagram filters.
Fun Fact: Louise loves baking and making fun picnic platters for her family, friends and four-legged kids (her absolutely adored rescue pups) to enjoy on weekends.
What do 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, and enabling you to keep getting the glow-getting return on investment you love.
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 – 087 153 1041– to help assist you with information, appointments and more.
Wishing you continued good health and happiness!
With our love,
The West Rand Branch