Cutaneous ageing signs such as discolouration become visible from as early as the twenties, especially with excessive sun or environmental exposure.

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Between the ages of 35 to 49 years, there is a sharp increase in prevalence of skin changes, clearly ascribable to photo-aging such as pigmented spots and discolouration of the skin. Awareness of the damaging effect of UV radiation on the body and sun avoidance and protection before the age of twenty will help reduce the risks for developing discolouration lesions later in life.

Ageing skin unsettles women more than men because society believes a woman loses her attractiveness once visible signs of facial ageing set in. Characteristics of an aging skin (on the face or body) include, fine and coarse wrinkle formation, pigmentation changes, sallow colour, dry texture, loss of elasticity, loss of skin tone, sagging subcutaneous tissues, underlying muscle hypertrophy and volume loss.

Ageing skin is associated with a range of cosmetic concerns - from pigmentation problems and splotchy skin to redness due to enlarged vessels or capillaries, all causing discolouration of the skin especially on sun exposed areas such as the face, neck and décolleté. Photo ageing caused by ultraviolet light exposure, tends to act more on the surface of the skin. There are sun freckles or irregular pigmentation and dilated blood vessels (often referred to as "broken" blood vessels) that lead to an overall uneven tone and discolouration.

Home therapies:

At Skin Renewal we offer traditional topical home therapies such as AHA s, PHA s, Retinoids, Potent Anti-Oxidants that protect against infra red A, Topical treatments containing pigmentation inhibitors (tyrosinase inhibitors) and Hydroquinone to treat discolouration as well as recent advances in pigmentation technology. Skin Renewal also offers the latest and best in product technology when treating pigmentation. Amongst these well researched and well published products are: Lytera (by Skin Medica), Enlighten (by Neostrata) and Luminesce (by Lamelle), Cosmelan/ Dermamelan by Mesoestetics to name a few.

Amongst these well researched and well published products are:

Lytera (by Skin Medica), Enlighten (by Neostrata) and Luminesce (by Lamelle), to name a few.

In Office therapies:

At Skin Renewal, with the introduction of photo rejuvenation treatments and exfoliation treatments such as Pearl™ laser, Limelight™, Photo Genesis and various chemical peeling options, virtually any patient can be a candidate for a brightening of their skin, depending on the area.

As each patient's case is different; we will tailor a treatment program specifically for you and your circumstances. A highly professional team led by a medical doctor assesses every patient and an appropriate combination treatment, together with long term maintenance program is recommended. The new concept today is to start with photo rejuvenation devices and preventative products early, so as to prevent the deterioration of skin colour and texture as one gets older.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1What is infra Red A?
  • 2What is safe sun exposure?
  • 3What exactly makes vitamin D3 so important to our health?

A new concept in accelerated skin ageing and discoloration is infra red A. Infra red A is found in any visible light that emits heat such as sunlight, fluorescent lights, computer screens, hair dryers etc. Normal sunscreen/SPF does not protect against infra red A. Topically applied topical anti oxidants such as Vit C, Vit E, Phloretin and Ferulic acid protect against infra red A. Any successful discoloration treatment plan should include the topical anti oxidants mentioned above.

In addition, the success in the treatment of any discolouration and/or pigmentation changes also relies on the client’s awareness and requires them to be diligent in applying sun protection to the face, neck and décolleté on a daily basis. This may require making positive lifestyle changes, such as always wearing a hat, using sunglasses and generally limiting sun exposure.

Without a shadow of a doubt, sunlight is the largest single source of vitamin D 3 for most people. It is important to not expose yourself to too much sun, as this can be harmful too. It has been calculated that if you expose your skin to sun in a bathing suit long enough to produce slight redness of the skin, you'll produce the equivalent of 10,000-25,000 IU of oral vitamin D. Just five to ten minutes in the sun two to three times a week, exposing your hands, legs, and arms, is more than adequate to satisfy your vitamin D requirements, and you're not likely to significantly increase your risk of skin cancer in the process. After your five to ten minutes of sun exposure, apply a broad spectrum sunscreen of minimum SPF 50 for the rest of your time in the sun. The good news is that you can't overdose on the vitamin D manufactured by your skin.

Quite simply, it directly and indirectly influences most of what happens in our bodies every second of every day. Vitamin D 3 isn’t actually a vitamin. Rather, it’s a hormone precursor, the active component of which Calcitriol (the actual hormone) attaches to more than 2,700 sites on the human genome, and it turns on more than 1,000 genes, prompting them to do their jobs. In fact, Vitamin D 3 probably affects every disease the body can contract. The evidence is particularly strong when it comes to vitamin D’s role in resisting infection, maintaining bone and muscle, and reducing cancer risks. It are these fundamental roles of vitamin D 3 that affect our risk for so many different diseases.


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Review -Skin peel treatments
Reviewed on 19 September 2014 by Patience Sithole

The service is very good, Beverley, the therapist is efficient friendly and professional. Questions are concisely answered. Would definitely recommend my friends and anyone interested in the treatment not to hesitate to book themselves for whatever skin treatment.

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Review -My first facial - What a great experience!
Reviewed on 22 September 2014 by Mboni Mathebula

Since it was my first time doing a facial, it was a good experience. Made me want to come back for more treatments.

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Review -Excellent service and treatments
Reviewed on 17 September 2014 by Noelle Sinclair

Both the treatments and products have been very successful. I am very happy with the treatment plans and have noticed excellent results. The staff have been extremely knowledgeable and professional. Special thanks to Nicole, who has provided excellent treatments and product advice. I will miss Skin Renewal as I am moving to Dubai. Best wishes and Thank you!

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Review -Service and Customer Care
Reviewed on 12 September 2014 by Jeandri Van Zyl

Fourways skin and Body Renewal spa is absolutely AMAZING! They have the most high standard therapists. Beverley is absolutely brilliant! She is so professional and makes one feel as if all her attention is upon oneself. Keep up the excellent service.

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Review -Birthday Facial
Reviewed on 8 September 2014 by Charmaine Kazamula

Incredibly relaxing treatment and my skin felt amazing and really clean afterward. The therapist Carmen was very friendly and considerate and went out of her way to create an atmosphere of relaxation.

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Review -Always welcoming with a smile!
Reviewed on 27 August 2014 by Anonymous

My therapist is incredibly knowledgeable, she's excellent and always gives me the best treatments

Thank you for always welcoming us with a smile!

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Review -Bekwame hande
Reviewed on 17 August 2014 by Anonymous

Ek het dit baie waardeer dat my behandlings gelyktydig, maar tog baie professioneel gedoen is. Ek voel veilig in Tammy se bekwame hande en daar word aandag aan al my wel se behoeftes gegee. Dankie!

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