Numerous studies have shown that gravity is not the only determinant of ageing, which is a complex process involving tissue atrophy and bone resorption.

The above ageing signs are aggravated by the loss collagen in the skin which loses its structural support. These factors create a hollowing and sagging appearance with a loss of facial volume and contours which have a profound effect on the appearance of the mid face. Most people can see that they are looking older but do not recognize that volume loss is the reason that their face is beginning to "sink" and "sag".

This is especially true in older men, who develop loss of volume in the midface and a "hound dog "look starts to develop. Although surgical procedures have been used traditionally to tighten skin and muscle and reduce the appearance of sagging, surgery cannot restore lost volume and is particularly obvious in men who cannot easily hide the surgical scars as they have accompanying receding.

Often an ageing face is less about a softening jawline and more about losing volume higher up in the face viz the temples, the eyebrow area, the anterior and lateral cheeks. Volume loss in the lower face and the jawline also gives an aged appearance of jowling.

At Skin Renewal, we have introduced rejuvenative techniques such as the Liquid Facelift which is better suited for volume replacement than traditional techniques such as fat transfer which has considerable downtime . After having had their cheeks "volumised" with dermal fillers , a lot of patients come back to say that they did not realize what a big difference putting the "apple" back into their cheeks has made and they usually request more volume .Restoring volume to these areas has a twofold benefit. It provides a fuller more youthful and convex appearance to the cheeks which reflect light, and it has a lifting, pulling effect that counteracts the appearance of shadows and folds in the mid and lower regions.

Stunning "Hollywood" skin and volume has never been handed out by nature - it has to be bought and usually comes at an expensive price. No matter how great your skin is at 25, the inevitable volume loss in the mid and lower face will slowly leave their marks on one's face by the time one reaches 45. If these problems are not addressed with the latest cutting edge technologies, the downhill progression is inevitable. At Skin Renewal we have recognized this problem and have come up with a solution to make volume loss treatments with injectable fillers more affordable for the average person. As best results are seen with a number of different fillers, a customised solution dependant on budget and expectations is prescribed for every patient. With a progression of dermal fillers treatments, the prospect of a more youthful face is now possible for all our patients.

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At Skin Renewal we also offer as recent advances such as 3 D Skin Rejuvenation™ and Laser Genesis to improve volume loss in the face. In addition, when the lower parts of the face start dropping, gravity is defied by lifting and replacing the lost volume with injections of dermal fillers in the upper parts of the face and resculpting the jawline to soften the "jowling" process. Soft tissue volumising techniques using dermal fillers reverse these atrophic changes, yield outstanding results and all with minimal downtime and pain.

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Review -I look and feel rejuvenated
Reviewed on 24 June 2015 by B.W from Craighall

I was quite anxious about having this procedure done as I have a phobia about needles! But my anxiety was quickly allayed. The doctors who do the threading are extremely professional and competent, and they work under the most hygienic conditions. I felt completely confident that I was receiving the best possible treatment. The only discomfort I felt was a slight sting as the topical anaesthic was applied, which lasted only a few brief moments. The threading itself, to my great surprise and delight, was completely painless! I had quite a number of threads done and noticed some swelling in a few areas immediately after the procedure, but that didn't last long. There was some bruising around my neck, however, I do bruise easily so was not at all concerned about it. It's been three weeks since I had the threading. I could see good results almost immediately afterwards and as each day goes by, the effects become more and more visible. My face has definitely lifted; I look younger and feel rejuvenated. People comment on it. Can't wait to see how much better I will look three months from now! Thanks to Skin Renewal for giving me this fresh new look!

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Review -What a pleasant surprise!
Reviewed on 1 June 2015 by Fred van der Riet

I am almost 65 years old and have a younger looking skin (and much more younger looking wife). I needed to make sure that people do not think that the beautiful woman with me is my daughter and not my wife. I had the opportunity to to have a rejuvenation experience when Skin Renewal launched Silhouette Threads. What a pleasant surprise! No discomfort other than slight tenderness for 2 days after a most pleasant insertion procedure and a fresh youthful face in the mirror every morning when I shave.


The local anesthetic and the gentle care of the Aesthetic doctors made the process very smooth running and highly recommendable. Get rid of the aging evidence in comfort and without pain.

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Review -I would recommend this to anyone…
Reviewed on 10 March 2015 by Dr C.B from Pretoria

I had 2 Silhouette soft threads inserted on the 10th of March. I must say I was a bit apprehensive, but apart from the local anaesthetic I did not feel much. The lidocaine with adrenaline stung a little bit, but that was it. The procedure of inserting the threads I did not feel at all. When they started applying traction on the threads and moving my skin across it, it felt weird but not painful at all. I had only one small bruise to the right of my mouth corner. I could see immediate results. My jawline was much smoother and even my cheekbones looked more defined. The next day people commented on this. I had some puckering of skin along the path of the threads inserted from my cheekbones, that disappeared within a week. There was tenderness on the boney areas (cheekbones and jaw angle) for a week. It was not painful, only tender when touching it while washing my face. I did feel the need to wash my face carefully for about a week but after that no problem. The insertion and exit points were not that visible and not tender afterwards at all.

I would recommend this to anyone that wants to improve their sagging jowls or any other sagging part of their face. It is minimally invasive and basically painless. Knowing that the results will even improve more over the next 8 months while the threads are dissolving, really makes this worthwhile. The results are amazing!

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Review -Excellent Service from the first call!
Reviewed on 27 February 2015 by Mrs L.J. Somerset West

I received excellent service from the first phone call to the clinic. I received all the information I needed before I even arrived and felt complete confidence in the treatment I received from Dr Rulene Maré. I would not hesitate to recommend Skin Renewal Somerset West to anyone wanting to improve their appearance and to boost their self confidence.

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