Skin Renewal was founded by Dr. Maureen Allem, who started the specialist aesthetic centre after several years of providing injectable aesthetic treatments such as wrinkle reduction and dermal fillers to her patients. The need for a fully fledged aesthetic centre came about as a result of the advances in aesthetic technologies, which provided alternatives to the more traditional surgical procedures that had been practised for the preceding decades. The development of the new laser, light, radio frequency and ultrasound technologies specifically provided a cost effective means to improve the quality of the skin and also treat a wide range of skin and body conditions.
The first Skin Renewal opened in Rivonia, Sandton at Senses corner in 2005 and was followed by Parkhurst in July 2006, Fourways in October 2006, Hyde Park in January 2007 and Rivonia Village in April 2008.
October 2008 heralded the expansion of the Skin Renewal brand to Cape Town with the opening of Skin Renewal Sea Point and was followed by the Claremont branch in January 2009. In August 2009 Skin Renewal purchased the assets of I Care for my Body, which had been placed in liquidation. This facilitated the expansion of the Fourways branch, the relocation of the Hyde Park branch to Sandton City, the relocation of the Seapoint branch to the fashionable Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village as well as additional branches in Irene in November 2009, Willowbridge in Cape Town in April 2010 as well as in Stellenbosch in December 2010.
In 2011, Skin Renewal saw opportunity to expand into new areas and opened a branch in Brooklyn, Pretoria in July, Bedfordview in the East Rand in November and the relocation of the Rivonia Senses branch to its new premises in Morningside in July 2011. At the beginning of 2013, a new branch opened in Illovo at Thrupps Illovo Centre and Parkhurst was renovated to include two new treatment rooms to create the much needed additional capacity at the branch. A branch in Somerset West in the Western Cape was opened in July and in September, we celebrated the opening of our first KZN branch in Hillcrest KZN. Constantia was opened in High Constantia Shopping Centre, Cape Town in October 2013. In September 2014, we opened our second KZN branch in Umhlanga situated in The Square on Umhlanga Rocks Drive. In 2016 the medical practice of Dr Andre Truter was acquired and incorporated into the Stellenbosch branch. The Somerset branch was merged into the Stellenbosch branch was was upgraded and increased in size. In mid 2016 Skin Renewal West Rand opened in the Town Square Shopping Centre in Roodepoort. 2017 sees the opening of the third KZN branch in Durban as well as the relocation of the Morningside branch into a new flagship located in the Sandton Day Hospital in Morningside, Johannesburg
The medical practice was joined by Dr. Marilyn Sharp, Dr. Lestonn Lawn, Dr Maurits Kruger, Dr Liesel van Schalkwyk and Dr Khosi Gqada in Gauteng and by Dr. Dalize Willemse, Dr. Toni Van Der Merwe, Dr. Graham Duncombe, Dr Rulene Maré, Dr Dominique Myburgh, Dr Andre Truter, Dr Shahra Sattar and Dr Fred van der Riet in Cape Town and Dr Michelle Blom in KZN.
The expansion and growth of the business has been facilitated by the dedication and expertise of an exceptional complement of doctors, therapists, nurses and support staff and Skin Renewal has continued to attract amongst the best aesthetic staff in South Africa. All staff are fully trained in a wide range of technologies, products and therapies through a combination of distributor based training as well as Skin Renewal’s own in-house training programme and protocols. Skin Renewal has furthermore entered into post graduate bursary and trainee programmes with the internationally recognised Skin and Beauty colleges and has committed to providing post graduate bursaries to therapists who require financial assistance.
During mid 2009 the new Body Renewal brand was launched in response to a high level of demand for body related services and treatments and this was designed to operate as an independent offering or to be integrated into existing Skin Renewal branches. Skin Renewal will continue to research and implement the newest, best and most dependable new technologies and will continue to expand the brand across South Africa through partnership with likeminded aesthetic physicians, staff, distributors, suppliers and service providers.
In addition to the expansion of the Skin & Body Renewal brands, the Health Renewal brand was launched in September 2013, which focuses on integrative medical health and will incorporate bio identical hormone replacement, genetic testing and the use of a wide range of nutraceutical products and supplements.Read More