At Skin Renewal we pride ourselves on visible results. As an aesthetic clinic we offer problem specific add on treatments as an addition to our peels to ensure amazing results. If you feel that your skin requires more intensive treatments please schedule an appointment with the aesthetic doctor to determine which medical aesthetic treatment should be prescribed. Every client is provided with a fully customised solution dependant on the patient’s age, relevant skin problem, budget and expectations.

At Skin Renewal, all patients with skin conditions are treated holistically by our qualified medical doctors who have experience in treating acne. In other words, in an acne consultation at Skin Renewal, your doctor will take a comprehensive history to ensure that there are no underlying medical conditions which are contributing to your acne.

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The importance of early management of any condition cannot be overstated. Once certain conditions set in and damage to organs occurs, complete recovery may be difficult to attain. Best results for prevention and longevity is early detection of a possible problem combined with conventional treatments, nutritional supplements and a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Mild acne can be treated with the Clarity range from Lamelle which is available at all Skin Renewal branches. For mild acne a doctor's consultation is not necessary and the Clarity range and Acnevelle or Neostrata range may be purchased from the skin professionals at all Skin Renewal branches.

If you suffer from moderate to severe acne (many lesions) a consultation with one of the Skin or Health Renewal doctors is mandatory as a customised treatment package will be designed for your condition.

Frequently Asked Questions

Acne treatments are available in Johannesburg, Sandton and Pretoria at the Morningside, Parkhurst, Bedfordview, Fourways, West Rand , Illovo, Irene, Brooklyn as well as in the Western Cape at Cape Quarter, Claremont, Constantia, Stellenbosch, Paarl and Willowbridge branches and in KZN at Durban & Umhlanga.

There are numerous significant medical conditions that are associated with acne that need to be identified and addressed. Conditions such as low stomach acid, dysbiosis and leaky gut all compromise skin but more importantly which have future health ramifications such as auto immune disease, food sensitivities, allergies, asthma, depression and even cancer if they are not adequately addressed.

In addition, low stomach will eventually lead to low levels of Zinc and other important minerals and vitamins which are essential for good healthy skin.

At Skin Renewal, during your initial consultation with one of our qualified doctors, it may be advised that you are checked for low stomach acid thereafter a complimentary Betaine HCl acid test is explained and done. Because;

  • Adequate stomach acid is essential for absorption of the minerals zinc, magnesium, calcium, iron and folate which are essential for healthy skin.
  • Adequate Stomach acid prevents dysbiosis.
  • Adequate stomach acid will help prevent a "leaky gut "with all its health ramifications from developing.
  • Adequate stomach acid is essential for absorption of the minerals zinc, magnesium, calcium, iron and folate which are essential for healthy skin.
  • Adequate stomach acid is necessary for the absorption of the B vitamins.
  • Stomach acid activates protein-digesting enzymes and is necessary for proper digestion of protein.
  • Adequate stomach acid is necessary for the pancreas to release its cascade of digestive enzymes for absorption of carbohydrate and fat.
  • Sub-optimal fat digestion means we won't benefit from the anti-inflammatory properties of omega-3 fats,nor the wide array of beneficial effects of fats for fertility, skin health, immunity, etc.
  • Adequate stomach acid destroys pathogens (bacteria, fungi, parasites etc) and a lack of stomach acid can lead to bad bacteria proliferating in the small intestine dysbiosis (bad bacteria) and unwanted parasites which have Health Renewal ramifications down the line.

How can we expect to stay healthy and have healthy skin without constant breakouts and other Skin, Body or Health Renewal conditions if we have chronically poor nutrient and mineral absorption due to incomplete digestion?

Having normal levels of stomach function the first important domino in a row of dominos: If stomach acid is adequate, the rest of one's digestion and absorption won't be compromised and the first domino won't fall and immune dysfunction is less likely down the line.

If digestion in the stomach is compromised due to low stomach acid, then the fall of the first domino will occur and the breakdown and absorption of nutrients in the stomach and beyond won't be optimal. In fact, digestion and absorption can be reduced to the point where even if someone is consuming a nutrient-dense diet, they can suffer both sub-clinical and overt deficiencies because they're not assimilating those nutrients because they have low stomach acid. Get your stomach acid checked by our Skin Renewal Doctors.

Acne (acne vulgaris) is a dermatologic condition which affects approximately 80-95% of adolescents as their bodies go through puberty, but luckily its occurrence declines over the following years until middle age. This condition is characterized by lesions that most often appear on the face and neck, but it is not uncommon to develop these lesions on the chest, back, shoulders and upper arms too. Acne vulgaris, the most common skin disorder, affects virtually all individuals at least once. Incidence peaks in 18-year-olds, but substantial numbers of 20- to 40-year age group also develop the disease.

Adolescent boys and young men are more likely to have acne than their female counterparts and make up the majority of severe scarring cases, due to the fact that acne is triggered by androgens (male hormone) fluctuations.

Women are more likely to suffer from ongoing acne that commences or reappears during their early adult years. Around 8% of women have acne persisting into their 30’s and in some it continues into their 40's and occasionally 50's. Why this occurs is poorly understood but may be related to hormones, childbirth, menopause, or stopping the pill. Adult women may be treated at the period and at ovulation when acne is especially severe, or throughout the entire cycle.

There is also a subset of women with “true” hormonal acne who have abnormal levels of androgenic (male-type) hormones. These women often have accompanying excess facial hair (also hormonally regulated) and irregular menstrual cycles, although women who have normal hormone levels may also have excess hair. The sebaceous glands of patients with acne are likely to be hypersensitive to androgens (male-type) hormones.

The effects of acne should not be underestimated. It can persist for years; produce disfigurement and permanent scarring; and have significant psycho-social consequences, including diminished self-esteem, embarrassment, social withdrawal, depression, anxiety and unemployment. The extent and severity of these effects underline the importance of providing adequate therapy, such as the Clarity range by Lamelle which produces more than 80% improvement in 8 weeks in mild to moderate cases.

Acne is characterized by the formation of comedones (blackheads), pimples, cysts and abscesses (in worst cases). These lesions are formed on the skin when the pores in the skin are blocked. This blockage causes oil to be trapped, together with dead skin and bacteria within the hair follicles. In normal circumstances, the sebaceous glands (which have the function of secreting an oily substance called sebum) are attached to the hair follicles and allows the sebum to travel up the hair follicle and onto the skin. However, if there is a blockage in the hair follicle, the sebum can't get out, and this can sometimes cause the formation of a blackhead (comedones). Blackheads are the result of the blocked oil that oxidizes, causing further inflammation and an influx of white blood cells. Meanwhile, normally present bacteria (Propionibacterium acnes) begin to break down the trapped sebum within the hair follicle. The subsequent result is further and aggravated inflammation, as white blood cells attack the bacteria. Pus forms within the lesion causing the lesion to enter the whitehead stage. In more severe stages with severe inflammation and infection, an abscess - a painful pus-filled pocket within the skin - may form.

Acne arises from the interaction of 4 factors:

1. Dead skin cells blocking the oil duct results in Comedogenesis. The first sign of altered keratinization is a blackhead which consists of keratinized material and lipid material. This Abnormal Keratinization results in formation of keratin plugs which blocks off the drainage of the sebaceous follicles, leading to accumulation of inflammatory debris and increased bacterial numbers of P acnes.

2. Too much oil production caused by androgenic hormonal stimulation of sebaceous glands at puberty or later (hormonal triggers).

3. Too many bacteria: Proliferation of P acnes in this blocked follicle.

4. Too much Inflammation: is a direct or indirect result of P acnes proliferation. Rupture of the inflammatory follicle onto the skin results in the redness around the acne lesion. Extension of inflammation into the skin results in formation of the inflammatory lesions of acne, which include papules, pustules, and nodules. The result is redness and pus.

  • Hormones; In both men and women, the androgen hormones are present in much higher concentrations at puberty and acne results. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) leads to higher levels of male hormones which can cause acne in female patients.
  • Genetic factors (family members have bad acne)
  • Flare Factors for acne are: stress and depression, menses and puberty (new onset hormones).
  • Environmental factors such as high humidity causing swelling of the skin.
  • Diet: a poor, unhealthy diet high in saturated fats, MSG's and preservatives can aggravate acne in someone who is allready prone to this condition.
  • Cosmetics especially certain moisturizers and foundations.
  • Cinnamon oil,
  • Cocoa butter,
  • Cocus nucifera,
  • Isoprpopyl isostearate,
  • Isopropyl myristate,
  • Isopropyl myristate,
  • Butyl stearate,
  • Isostearyl neopentanoate,
  • Myristyl myristate,
  • Octyl palmitate,
  • Isocetyl srearate,
  • Propylene glycol 2,
  • Myristyl propionate,
  • Lanolin,
  • Peppermint oil,
  • Decyl oleate, and
  • Octyl stearate.

Acne can be classified as mild, moderate or severe inflammatory acne and is based on lesion count and whether nodules are present, or not.

  • Mild to moderate acne has papules, pustules and comedones, without any nodules present in the skin.
  • Severe acne has many papules, pustules, comedones and/or more than 5 nodules present in the skin. Cysts may also be present in these severe cases.

Severe acne may be more common in males and this kind of acne should be referred to a Skin Renewal doctor as scarring is inevitable.

  • Open comedones (blackheads): These lesions are very common and consist of dilated pores and/or hair folicles , that are filled with a combination of sebum, dead skin cells and bacteria. This mixture gets trapped within the follicle creating a central, dark and solid plug. The follicles are not completely blocked, and it appears black because of oxidation of the trapped mixture, not dirt.
  • Closed comedones (whiteheads): These form when the dead skin cells and sebum completely block the opening of a hair follicle, usually following after a blackhead has formed.
  • Pustules: This whitehead type of lesions is pus-filled and inflamed. Once these lesions rupture into the skin, they form pustular heads.
  • Papules: This type of whitehead (5 mm or less) is a type of lesions that has become swollen, red and inflamed.
  • Nodules: This type of lesions is a solid, dome- or irregularly shaped, inflamed lesions that extend deep into the skin. If left untreated these lesions can cause tissue damage and scarring because it affects deeper skin layers too. This type of nodular acne is the most severe form of the condition and can be very painful, even without touch.
  • Cysts: These sac-like lesions contain a liquid, or semi-liquid, substance that is made up of white blood cells, bacteria and dead skin cells. Left untreated they can result in scarring, and may be very painful and severely inflamed. When an individual has the formation of cysts and nodules together it is called nodulocystic acne, which is also very severe and requires medical treatment.

Acne can be caused by both environmental and genetic factors, but genetics seems to the predominate cause of the condition in most individuals. It was found in one large twin study that 81% of disease variance (that is, the difference from what would normally be expected) was attributed to genetic effects, and the remaining 19% to environmental factors. Furthermore the study also showed that if an individual has a family history of acne it significantly increased personal risk of developing the condition.

Puberty is the stage in a person’s life when there is an increase in the production of the male hormone testosterone (in both men & woman) which leads to the enlargement of the sebaceous glands in the skin and creates a contributing factor to acne formation. If the sebaceous glands are enlarged they produce more sebum, which leads to the aforementioned plug formation, and this then creates a fertile environment in which bacteria can grow and multiply.

Unlike male-hormones (androgens), female-hormones (estrogens) have a beneficial effect on acne, this is then why some doctors recommend the use of birth control pills for women who have acne. However, when a woman's estrogen levels decline acne may worsen (this drop in the hormone levels happen each month just before the menstrual cycle begins).

Acne or acne-like lesions can also develop in response to various substances, including corticosteroids, lithium, and some psychotropic drugs. There are also other environmental causes such as exposure to tobacco smoke, coal tar derivatives and industrial oils which need to be steered clear of. Substances to also avoid include oils in aerosol sprays, as well as excessive washing or scrubbing of the skin. Over washing can aggravate acne because it causes increased skin-oil production leading to more acne formation. There are types of cosmetics, oil-based hair products, and suntan lotions which can block oil glands and worsen acne so they are best avoided. It is better to use hypoallergenic, oil-free and water-based products that do not clog pores. It is interesting to note that, despite popular opinion, the conventional medical view is that acne is not caused by poor hygiene or by eating specific foods, such as chocolate, pizza, and soda although the evidence is mixed.

An individual’s diet has long been suspected as a contributor to acne. It is believed by many people that foods such as greasy pizza, chocolate and refined sugars cause acne and worsen the condition. Meanwhile, the conventional dermatological community is adamant that diet does not contribute to acne, dismissing most dietary concerns as myths.

There are however a few well-designed scientific studies which found that the truth is probably somewhere between these two extremes relating to diet. There is some very initial evidence that a diet with a high glycemic index (which simply means it contributes to high levels of glucose in the blood) may contribute to acne. In one small study it was found that by avoiding glycemia-inducing foods, "some results appeared promising," but that the small sample size (consisting of only 11 young men aged 15 to 20) was not enough to draw significant conclusions. Another study examined the role of dairy consumption in acne cases. This was a very large study that included questionnaires submitted by more than 47,000 high-school-age women (14-18years old), and found a positive correlation between acne and total milk and skim milk consumption. It was speculated that the association may be due to hormones and bioactive molecules found in dairy milk. Other studies have confirmed that the Western diet in general, which is high in fats, refined carbohydrates, and sugar, is conducive to acne.

It is clear that there are multiple causes and contributing factors that cause the onset and progression of acne. Conventional medicine has many powerful drugs that could be used and helpful in treating acne, but they only address one of those factors. It is also possible that these can cause various side effects which could be harmful and create further complications.

It is the choice of the individual to use natural and alternative therapies in the treatment of acne, either by itself, or to compliment conventional medications. These natural remedies can help to reduce inflammation, and infection, and in severe cases a combination of treatment might get the best results.

Vitamins A and E. The benefits of vitamins A and E in acne treatment was highlighted in a study in which investigators compared the plasma vitamin A and E concentrations in 100 untreated patients with acne, compared with 100 healthy controls. In the patients that suffered from acne the plasma concentrations of both vitamins were significantly lower than those of the healthy individuals. This showed a strong relationship between a decline in vitamin A and E levels and an increase in the severity of acne.

These findings supports previous research which found that supplementation with vitamin A is beneficial in inflammatory conditions, including acne. Equally, vitamin A deficiency induces inflammation and aggravates existing inflammatory conditions. In fact, vitamin A in its retinoid form has long been an important treatment for acne.

Lipoic acid. It has been tested for several decades how effective lipoic acid is in the treatment of acne. Reportedly, lipoic acid activates a factor in the body known as AP-1, which produces enzymes that digest damaged collagen and helps erase scars, including acne scars. Topical ointments that contain lipoic acid as an ingredient can assist in improving scarring, and this can be taken in oral supplements as well.

Zinc. This mineral is very potent in the treatment of acne as it appears to perform a threefold role. Firstly Zinc can help to reduce inflammation, secondly it kills Propionibacterium acnes (the main bacteria associated with the condition), and lastly zinc produces changes in the skin environment that make it more hostile to this bacterium for a longer time. A two-month study of the efficacy of zinc gluconate (30 mg once daily) in 30 patients with inflammatory acne showed a reduction in the number of inflammatory lesions after the treatment period, and improved effectiveness of the antibiotic erythromycin among patients with antibiotic-resistant organisms. In a double-blind study, a combination of 1.2% zinc and 4% erythromycin in a topical lotion was used by 14 individuals with acne. It was founds that the combination of zinc and erythromycin significantly reduced secretion of sebum after six weeks of treatment. Further, a topical preparation of zinc acetate was found to prolong the duration of erythromycin on skin, potentially overcoming some mechanisms of erythromycin resistance.

It is very interesting to note that clinical trials of zinc preparations have demonstrated their equivalence to antibiotics, with the added benefit of having more convenient dosing schedules, and less harmful effects of antibiotic treatment. A study that compared a cream containing chloroxylenol and zinc oxide showed no difference in efficacy compared with 5% benzoyl peroxide, but it did find significantly less skin drying and irritation with the zinc-containing cream. Finally, a 2005 study demonstrated that a gel containing clindamycin plus zinc, applied once or twice daily, achieved the same benefit obtained by clindamycin lotion alone used twice daily.

Niacinamide (nicotinamide). Niacinamide is one of the two principle forms of niacin, and proves to be very effective in acne treatment when applied topically to the skin. In a State University of New York study, a 4% nicotinamide gel was compared to a 1%clindamycin gel for the treatment of moderate inflammatory acne in 76 patients. Treatment was applied twice daily for eight weeks. At the end of treatment, 82% of the nicotinamide patients and 68% of the clindamycin patients were improved. An additional fact to keep in mind with the use of topical clindamycin is that it is also associated with the development of resistant microorganisms, which makes the use of niacinamide even more preferred. Nicotinamide cream has also been shown to reduce the amount of sebum present on the skin, thus assisting in acne treatment.

Essential Fatty Acids (EPA /DHA). The two omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), are well-known tried & tested anti-inflammatories that have been shown in dozens of studies to reduce general inflammation. Although their effect on acne and skin inflammation has not yet been extensively studied, their ability to reduce inflammation in general suggests they might be beneficial with a role in the treatment of acne. Several studies have found that omega-3 fatty acids are absorbed through the skin and can reduce inflammation in a particular area.

Herbal Therapy. Even though herbal therapy is often suggested for acne, there are few controlled scientific studies that have been conducted to confirm any claims. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial of Ayurvedic (ancient Hindu) herbal preparations, researchers randomly assigned either placebo or one of four Ayurvedic formulas to 82 people with moderate cases of acne. One formulation, Sunder Vati, significantly reduced the number of inflammatory and non-inflammatory acne lesions. Sunder Vati consists of a combination of ginger (Zingiber officinale), Holarrhena antidysenterica, and Embelia ribes.

Several other herbs have anti-inflammatory properties that may be helpful in the treatment of skin conditions, although there are no scientific studies that have been performed with acne. The herbs include calendula (Calendula officinalis), German chamomile (Matricaria recutita), witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana), and licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra). These herbs are found in some natural skin-care products, and may be effective on an individual basis.

If an individual chooses to use aggressive dietary supplementation it should be discussed and supervised by a qualified physician. Several of the nutrients suggested in this protocol may have adverse effects.

These include:

EPA/DHA

Consult your doctor before taking EPA/DHA if you take warfarin (Coumadin). Taking EPA/DHA with warfarin may increase the risk of bleeding.

Discontinue using EPA/DHA a minimum of two weeks before any surgical procedure, to prevent excess bleeding.

Lipoic Acid

Consult your doctor before taking lipoic acid if you have diabetes and glucose intolerance. Monitor your blood glucose level frequently. Lipoic acid may lower blood glucose levels.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree can cause contact dermatitis (skin irritation), so use in moderation and apply a test patch first.

Vitamin A

Do not take vitamin A if you are pregnant, or plan to fall pregnant in the next year, or breast feeding or have hypervitaminosis A.

Do not take vitamin A if you take retinoids or retinoid analogues (such as acitretin, all-trans-retinoic acid, bexarotene, etretinate, and isotretinoin). Vitamin A can add to the toxicity of these drugs, causing serious adverse reactions.

Do not take large amounts of vitamin A, dosage should be small and controlled. Taking large amounts of vitamin A such as Roaccutane may cause acute or chronic toxicity. Early signs and symptoms of chronic toxicity include dry, rough skin; cracked lips; sparse, coarse hair; and loss of hair from the eyebrows. Later signs and symptoms of toxicity include irritability, headache, pseudotumor cerebri (benign intracranial hypertension), elevated serum liver enzymes, reversible non-cirrhotic portal high blood pressure, fibrosis and cirrhosis of the liver, and death from liver failure.

Vitamin E

If you are taking anti-coagulant or anti-platelet medications, or have a bleeding disorder, consult your healthcare provider before taking this product, to ensure no adverse reactions will follow.

Zinc

High doses of zinc (above 30 milligrams daily) can cause adverse reactions.

Zinc can cause a metallic taste, headache, drowsiness, and gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea and diarrhea when too much is consumed.

High doses of zinc can lead to copper deficiency and hypochromic microcytic anemia secondary to zinc-induced copper deficiency.

High doses of zinc may suppress the immune system.

Acne can damage the dermis (the layer of skin just underneath the epidermis) which could lead to permanent scarring.

There are various product houses that offer topical treatment specifically for acne. Topical therapies include:

Treatments available at Skin Renewal to treat acne and improve results:

Microdermabrasion gently polishes the skin. Can be used for mild acne, where the lesions are not currently active.

Deep Cleanse Facials are cleansing facials which are prescribed once a month to remove pustules and comedones so as to facilitate healing of the acne condition with as little damage to the skin as possible.

An Extraction Peel is a Beta Salicylic acid peel combined with a Deep Cleanse Facial.

At Skin Renewal we offer the following peels for our acne patients: Beta Salicylic acid peel, Azelan and TCA peels for our acne patients depending on Skin Type, severity and budget.

The Laser Genesis procedure, a 5 in one treatment, reduces the size of the sebaceous gland, reduces inflammation in the papule and nodule, reduces pore size, improves acne scarring and pigmentation. For deep nodules, the Titan is a deep infra red laser/Light procedure that reduces inflammation and kills the bacteria in the deep painful nodule(s) and helps prevent scarring.

10 or 15% TCA Peel overlays to the affected areas improves the active acne lesion as well as improving PIH and acne scarring.

PDT/LED photo dynamic therapy uses red and blue light therapy, plus a salicylic acid silk peel to improve acne by destroying bacteria and reducing inflammation in the acne lesion.

Standalone PDT/ LED treatment alternating with the red and the blue light every 48 hours. 8 treatments would be needed to improve acne.

The blue light kills the acne bacteria.

The red light is anti inflammatory.

Carboxytherapy around acne lesions, or into acne scars, reduces the acne lesion and improves the acne scarring.

Intralesional steroids into acne nodules reduce the acne lesion by decreasing inflammation.

As each patient's case is different we will tailor a treatment program specifically for your circumstances and budget. 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.

Nodular/Severe acne must be seen by our integrative medical doctors at Health Renewal for further assessment and work up and laboratory tests. Often in these severe cases there are other contributing factors that also need to be treated along with the acne.

The goals of acne treatment are to:

  • lessen physical discomfort from inflamed acne lesions
  • improve appearance
  • prevent or minimize potential adverse psychological effects
  • minimize any scarring
  • treating lesions and preventing new lesions from developing.

Topical treatment – Clarity is indicated for patients with non-inflammatory comedones or mild to moderate inflammatory acne. Medications used in topical treatment may act primarily against comedones (comedolytic agents) or inflammatory lesions (antibacterial agents and antibiotics). A principal goal of therapy should be reduction or elimination of the precursor of all acne lesions— microcomedones.

For all health conditions, the nutraceuticals are individually tailored by the Health Renewal Doctor. The doctor will decide- based on your history, physical examination and blood tests what would be the best for you and your specific needs and/or deficiencies. It cannot be overemphasized that one must not self-medicate. Self-Medicating is done when a person takes prescription medication or nutraceuticals on their own without a doctor's supervision and/or consent. By not having a physical examination and blood testing done by a qualified and practising integrative medical practitioner, you could be not treating vital deficiencies or conditions such as elevated testosterone levels, or polycystic ovaries. In addition, there is no single supplement or, topical product prescribed to clients as there is no magic bullet that can support all the essential nutrients that one's body needs. Today's food is not functional and we need to supplement in order to maintain optimal bodily functions and nutrition.

If you have Minimal acne (see definition above), you can come into one of our branches and our qualified and knowledgeable staff/ therapists will advise you on topical home therapies. If you want to have in office treatments such as a peel or Microdermabrasion, then please make an appointment with one of our Skin Renewal Doctors.

HOWEVER if you have MILD to MODERATE acne, then you will need to make an appointment with one of the Skin Renewal doctors for a full evaluation. If you do a treatment, the price of the consultation comes off the price of the first treatment.

NB: If you have SEVERE acne, you WILL have to see one of our Health Renewal doctors for a full evaluation which will include laboratory / blood testing.

  1. Avoid the sun as overexposure to the sun can worsen acne, and cause post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) of inflamed lesions.
  2. Use cosmetics sparingly. Use only hypoallergenic, breathable cosmetics such as Lycogel concealer and foundation.
  3. Wash face gently in the mornings and at night with unscented, oil-free cleansers and keep the skin clean. It is important to remember: Acne is not caused by dirt. Avoid scrubbing inflamed skin as this will make acne worse and spread the infection to larger parts of the skin.
  4. Resist the urge to squeeze, scratch or pick at acne lesions. Let them drain when they are ready. Causing trauma to the skin will result in potential scarring and worsening of the condition as infection spreads.
  5. Young men who suffer from moderate to severe acne should use a new razor blade every time they shave to lessen risk of infection.
  6. It is important that men avoid alcohol-based aftershaves. If possible, use herbal alternatives that include essential oils of lavender, chamomile, or tea tree oil to sooth the skin.
  7. Eliminate foods which are high in fat, hormones, and iodine.
  8. Ensure your diet consist of a wide range of whole, natural foods, especially raw foods. Avoid processed foods with additives and trans-fatty acids.
  9. Drink adequate liquids, especially pure water and green tea, which helps to flush your system and keep the skin hydrated.

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Review -Amazing service at Morningside
Reviewed on 6 September 2018 by Anonymous

I have been to Skin Renewal Morningside twice for my treatment. The ladies at reception are very helpful, they always welcome me with a smile and offer tea or coffee. My Skin therapist Bianca is an amazing person as I can vent to her about my personal life in between our treatments. She also explains every single treatment that we do, which is helpful.

Review -General
Reviewed on 20 August 2018 by Susan Basson

I'm very happy with all the treatments I have received so far. My skin is so much better and I'm happy with all the products I'm using as well. The staff is very friendly and helpful and nothing is too much trouble!

Review -Brighter, confident new me.
Reviewed on 16 August 2018 by Neo Ncalo

Thanks to Skin Renewal - Irene, especially Ilona who has been an awesome therapist. My skin has dramatically improved, and Ilona & her team has taught me to care for my skin. The team is very knowledgeable and their proof is in my skin's appearance.

Review -Love it!
Reviewed on 16 August 2018 by Lee

Whenever I visit Constantia Skin Renewal I am always welcomed by the amazing women who are making up this very special institution. Their kindness and friendliness just add to the professionalism they have. Their product knowledge is also appreciated. Makes coming here something to look forward to. Thank you Ladies.

Review -Always Professional
Reviewed on 14 August 2018 by Tina-Louise Rabie

Candice and the team at Skin Renewal Willowbridge are always professional and eager to assist. The treatments are customised and I have seen a tremendous improvement since beginning treatment.

Review -Deep Cleanse Treatment
Reviewed on 8 August 2018 by Lunathi Mqalo

Durea my therapist explained each step of the process and what is meant to do to the skin. The therapist is very professional and well presented. The treatment was slightly painful due to extractions but my therapist explained that well in advance. Its such a pleasurable environment, I could feel myself falling asleep. Excellent service Durea, thank you.

Review -Pleased
Reviewed on 7 August 2018 by Anonymous

I'm very pleased with my skin. Since I started doing facials at your clinic and also using your products my skin looks amazing. I'm finally free from breakouts, uneven skin tone and oily skin. Bianca is the best. I like the fact that the products are kind to my pocket as well. :)

Review -Micro-needling Facial
Reviewed on 31 July 2018 by Prudence

I have been doing the Micro-needling facial for 3 months and my skin has never felt so amazing. I started seeing results within my first treatment. My skin was not sensitive at all. my skin is brighter, clearer & healthier, it has also helped me with my breakouts. The staff at Skin Renewal Morningside is very friendly, Bianca is so gentle with my skin. I have been a client at Skin Renewal for 5 years and we are family. Thank you.

Review -Milestone Voucher
Reviewed on 26 July 2018 by Anonymous

Pleasant, friendly, advice was great. Wonderful experience.

Review -Staff are welcoming!
Reviewed on 22 July 2018 by Anonymous

They are good and the staff is welcoming. The doctors they explain everything to me so far I'm happy. The client service is good. Thanks for Noxy to convince me to come to Skin Renewal & for Dr Zander!

Review -Fantastic experience

Fantastice, great service, very lovely team. Noxy is the best. Very friendly and professional.

Review -Facial Treatments
Reviewed on 13 July 2018 by Anonymous

Ever since I had facial treatments here, my skin has shown a tremendous improvement. Dr Nadirah has been taking me step by step. She is a very patient soul. Always gives helpful advice. All the ladies here are very helpful. I enjoy coming here.

Review -Beautiful Morningside
Reviewed on 13 July 2018 by Anonymous

Always enjoy my visit at the new Monringside branch. The staff is always very welcoming and extremely helpful.

Review -Wonderful service
Reviewed on 10 July 2018 by Sally

Skin Renewal Claremont gave me wonderful service. The staff that I met were professional, helpful and kind.

Review -Amazing Service
Reviewed on 6 July 2018 by Anonymous

Awesome service and staff, Love the atmosphere. Outstanding service.

Review -Best treatment
Reviewed on 5 July 2018 by Anonymous

Sharon is the best therapist I have ever been to, she is caring and attentive at all times.

She knows her job back to front and does everything so remarkable. I will never change.

I absolutely love her.

Review -Beard Removal
Reviewed on 3 July 2018 by Anonymous

This is an excellent treatment.

Saw a result after first treatment. Therapist is well trained and professional.

I would recommend the treatment for everybody who gets ingrown hair.

Review -Sent to ” Renew ”
Reviewed on 3 July 2018 by Anonymous

I have always struggled to get that perfect "glow" of a beautiful skin until I walked into Skin Renewal into the caring hands of my therapist.

She has weaved her magic potions into my ageing skin, recommended home care that works wonders and her knowledge of specifically what my skin needs have uplifted, rejuvenated a look of well-being in my skin, that I now cannot live without.

Forever grateful, a dream come true.

Review -Deep cleanse facial
Reviewed on 29 June 2018 by Karen Murewa

I enjoyed my facial and I was treated well. Durea my skin therapist had me fill in a form, we spoke about skin concerns and we took a before picture, so we can track progress for my next treatments. I did not experience any severe breakouts after the facial and extractions. My skin felt softer after the third day. She gave good advice on how to maintain it, what non-pore clogging make up to use. I look forward to my Mesoglow facial with her at my next appointment.

Review -Deep Cleanse
Reviewed on 29 June 2018 by Anonymous

Sharon was awesome - her message was to die for. I loved the facial overall it was a stunning experience and I'd definitely love another one. The message was the best I've ever had. Stunning. Thank you so much.

Review -Dr Maureen
Reviewed on 23 June 2018 by Anonymous

Dr Maureen is caring, gentle and excellent at what she does. She gave my self confidence the boost it needed. She made a huge difference in my life.

Review -Therapist
Reviewed on 13 June 2018 by Anonymous

I love my therapist - She is great.

Review -Excellent Service at Bedfordview
Reviewed on 2 June 2018 by Casey David

I have been coming to Rene from Skin Renewal Bedfordview for six months now and my experience has been truly fantastic. All the treatments are explained to you, and the products used are amazing. Rene is very professional and will highly recommend her.

Review -Therapist and Premises @ Constantia
Reviewed on 28 April 2018 by Naseema Kara

Premises: very neat and very clean which is extremely important. Beautiful decor is a plus.

Therapist: Friendly and professional. I followed her from Stellenbosch, which speaks for itself. I have been a client for many years and it's great that service excellence has never declined.

Review -Skin renewal
Reviewed on 23 April 2018 by Taybah Roomaney

Ever since I’ve been coming to Skin Renewal I’ve noticed an amazing change in my skin. It looks and feels healthier and soft. I always feel comfortable and relaxed when I come for my treatments. Thank you so much Jess

Review -My deep cleanse facial
Reviewed on 18 April 2018 by Ronelle

Illona is a very friendly compassionate person. Assisted me with extra information on how to care for the affected areas on my skin after my deep cleanse facial. I will definitely visit her/the branch soon again.

Review -Pregnancy Acne
Reviewed on 11 April 2018 by Anonymous

I have been struggling with hormonal acne since my pregnancy. Luckily I started going to Skin Renewal for facials followed by PDT and it has made a massive difference, don't know what I would have done without them. I can't recommend Skin Renewal enough. Nobody can compete with their service and treatments.

Review -Friendly and Professional
Reviewed on 6 April 2018 by Anonymous

Very friendly and professional.

Review -Hair removal at Skin Renewal Irene
Reviewed on 27 March 2018 by Khoyise

The reception was good. She explains every process and asked if I was ok during the treatment.

Review -Great experience everytime!
Reviewed on 23 March 2018 by Mrs A from Irene

I enjoy my experience at Skin Renewal Irene every time. Very professional, friendly and insightful.

Review -Absolutely LOVE
Reviewed on 22 March 2018 by Anonymous
I can't wait for my appointment each month! Besides their exceptional treatments, the customer care is next level and my therapist, Jess is amazing! I travel a little further to get here specifically, I just love It!
Review -Eye Fillers at Claremont
Reviewed on 22 February 2018 by Anonymous

Absolutely amazing sensitivity and care. I'm very squeamish and I was treated with such respect and care. Also loved the holistic approach to looking at lifestyle and health. Will be back again and again.

Review -Review for Claremont
Reviewed on 15 February 2018 by Ashleigh Hooper

Jess and the whole team here are INCREDIBLE! I have had different therapists treat me throughout my journey at Skin Renewal and they have all been so professional. The best part the way I am listened to and really heard. I feel very comfortable here and feel that this plays a huge role in the healing process.

Review -Helen rocks!!
Reviewed on 3 February 2018 by Kira Pillay

Hellen, you are simply amazing!! Ive been with skin renewal for 7months going onto 8 and I am certainly more confident than when i first walked in for my consultation.

Hellen is such a warm, friendly lady. Not only does she give me all of her time and patience during our sessions but she also gives me thee best foot massages!!! She knows exactly what my skin loves and how to make me feel like a million bucks every time I leave.

Also a big thank you to Dr Nadira Bhamjee for giving me the best treatments!

Keep rocking my dear Hellen!! Your love and pride in your work is most certainly evident through your touch.

Review -Carboxy for Muscle tension
Reviewed on 17 January 2018 by Client from Cape Quarter

Sitting on the computer more than 8 hours a day, I often end up with a sore neck/back. Regular physio/exercise helps, but sometimes it just feels like there is a day long spasm. Solution: Carboxy! Although the minute the needles hit the sore spots, you certainly feel some pain, the subsequent heat that fills the area is followed by near instant relief...and then the pain of the spasm just melts away - best thing ever for a quick fix!

Review -Subcision Treatment
Reviewed on 9 January 2018 by Schalk from CT

I found the acne subcision treatment interesting and for the most part painless. I felt a little swollen afterwards but it wasn’t noticeable when I looked into the mirror. I felt normal in no time, I just had a little headache during the procedure which went away shortly after the treatment.


The results were smoother skin. When the treatment was finished I went back to work without any problems.

Review -Laser Hair Removal
Reviewed on 16 November 2017 by Phindi Zulu

The branch is beautifully decorated and the staff is pleasant.

I made an appointment with the branch and informed them that this would be my first appointment.

I arrived and was quickly seen. The therapist asked me if I had shaved the area being treated. I informed the therapist that I did not know that I was required to do this. She asked me if I hadn't been told to do this( she came across annoyed at this) I defended myself and informed her that this was my first visit so I did not already know this, further the information i had been sent via email from the branch specifically requested I refrain from all irritative skin procedures and hair removal to preven PIH. I opened my emails to prove this. (Quoted below)

"Dear Phindi,

In preparation for your upcoming appointment and to avoid any PIH or adverse reactions, please ensure you stop all use of the below products three days before your appointment:

Retinoids (Vitamin A) – for example, these products Resurfacers – i.e. anything containing AHA (alpha hydroxy acids) or BHA (beta hydroxy acids) Hydroquinone Benzoyl Peroxide (products used on acne to dry it up) Exfoliators such as facial scrubs and/or body scrubs Please also avoid the following (particularly in the area to be treated):

Waxing, threading, tweezing and/or depilatory creams Sun exposure or sunbeds Heat – sauna, steam rooms or similar Please avoid all artificial tanning products if you are performing laser or light treatments. If you are unsure of what to stop, PLEASE contact the branch, to check.

Kind Regards,

Skin Renewal"

She informed me that 'well you should have shaved, and the e-mail did not say you should not shave.' I informed her that the essence of the article was to stop ALL potentially irritative procedures including hair removal prodedures. I had not expected an agreement about this.

None the less I was given a razor to shave and did so.

The procedure was extremely painful. It felt like I was being burned. I requested a numbing cream and was denied. The therapist believed it would interfere with the treatment. I'm not certain how nerve numbing interferes with hair follicle destruction. I said nothing. Endured the treatment and paid.

On payment the therapist asked me if she should make another booking. I made some excuse as to why she should not and left.

Overall. This is a well decorated facility But lacking in communication, patient comfort and empathy.

Review -Dr Lestonn review
Reviewed on 10 February 2017 by Nicky Capper

Dr Lestonn has changed my life by changing my skin! I had severe post-pregnancy hormonal acne, despite healthy eating. I was told by dermatologists to take extremely strong medication if I wanted it cleared, but I knew that had terrible side effects. I had heard about Skin Renewal and decided to visit. Dr Lestonn was empathetic, and patiently explained the underlying causes of my problem and outlined the process ahead. I decided to trust the system and stick to all the supplements, skin care products and facials advised. The prices were surprisingly affordable too. Within three months I had new baby soft skin! It has given me confidence and I even feel happy wearing no makeup again. It sounded too good to be true, but there is such integrity behind the skin renewal process.

Thank you, Dr Lestonn and Skin Renewal for caring and making a difference. I am in love with my new skin!


Review -Fantastic treatment at Skin Renewal Irene
Reviewed on 17 January 2017 by Beata Gers

Ilona did AMAZING work on me, am sooo glad I got her as a therapist. Kept me talking the whole time(distracted) and removed every hair. I'm very happy and looking forward to going back!

Review -My Therapist Sharon
Reviewed on 24 September 2016 by P.B from West Rand

I had an amazing and thorough treatment with Sharon. She explained everything and has amazing hands. I enjoyed it very much.

Review -My therapist- Kayla
Reviewed on 22 July 2016 by Cleo Magagane

I am really pleased with the treatment I am receiving. It's good to see results when you have invested in a certain routine and products. More-over I am very happy with the treatment I received from my therapist Kayla, especially the advice she has given over the past few months in terms of effectively dealing with my skin.

I appreciate the comfortable environment she has created, especially for people with skin conditions. It's very east to be self-conscious but to gave a great therapist helps.

Review -skin renewal Fourways Review
Reviewed on 12 April 2016 by Trevin Kingsley

Treatment prescribed by doctor worked extremely well, progress was evident. Pigmentation was a problem and looking at my skin now, no one would believe that I was an acne sufferer. The follow-ups with the doctor were most appreciated as this gave me confidence that we were on track regarding what the skin was doing both internally and externally.

Review -skin renewal Bedfordview review
Reviewed on 6 April 2016 by Elana Meiring

diens is flink en altyd profesioneel Vriendelik en behulpsaan Verduidelik altyd procedure en kan die produk en diens wat gekuer wad is baie goed

Review -Friendly and helpful
Reviewed on 5 April 2016 by Gillian P

Therapist was very friendly and helpful . Explained all the steps as she was doing the facial . also gave me good advice on how to treat and care for my break outs . I did feel like an individual rather than a mere client coming in for a treatment .

Review -Very Professional!
Reviewed on 5 April 2016 by Stella Prinsloo

A lovely, relaxed atmosphere. Sharon really gave me valuable information as the process went along . a real Gem very professional

Review -Effects of Mango Peel!
Reviewed on 10 October 2015 by C.K from Cape Quarter

The days after my Mango Peel treatment my skin felt much smoother than before. I also noticed the texture being more even. I'm looking forward to the result of further treatments!

Review -Relaxing & Renewing!
Reviewed on 6 October 2015 by Tegan Loos

The treatment helped a lot with my acne problem and I feel refreshed. My skin feels alive and renewed. I would definitely recommend this treatment to anyone dealing with acne and scarring. It is not painful at all, you can nap through the entire treatment!

Review -Best facial I’ve ever had!
Reviewed on 17 September 2015 by Riki Small-Smith

This is my fourth/fith time here and it's because it's the best facial I've ever had. Liza cleans even the faintest hint of a blackhead and proceeds to masks, massage my face and neck leaving me feeling heavenly!

Review -Treatments speak for itself!
Reviewed on 17 September 2015 by E.V from Parkhurst

My treatments with Liza has always been a pleasure even where pain is involved. Liza is professional and really cares about her clients. She has always satisfied and even exceeded my expectations. There is nothing negative which I am able to say. I'd like to think that the results of her treatments speak for itself.

Review -I am a happy client!
Reviewed on 5 September 2015 by Suprise Bongani Nkosi

First time coming to Skin Renewal I was welcomed with warm hands, the service was brilliant. The treatment does help a lot, I saw the difference in 2-3 months. Landa is the best therapist ever. She helped me a lot and now I feel comfortable in my own skin, all the confidence is back because of the best treatment she was giving me.

Review -PDT Facial
Reviewed on 3 July 2015 by D.O From Umhlanga

Brilliant afterglow and very relaxing treatment. Highly recommend this salon.

Review -Great results for my acne and skin tightening!
Reviewed on 24 June 2015 by B.L From Parkhurst

The therapist at Parkhurst is an amazing therapist which also provides a wonderful service and is very professional.

Review -Brilliant service from Somerset West!
Reviewed on 2 June 2015 by Jessica Fox

Anneke (the Somerset West branch manager) and Lizanne (my therapist) are both brilliant and I am always happy to see them for my monthly visits for skin rejuventation.

Review -Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Reviewed on 23 April 2015 by Michelle Annandale

Amazing experience and Melissa was an amazing therapist!

Review -Great relaxing treatment
Reviewed on 8 March 2015 by M.P From Parkhurst

The treatment was relaxing and my skin feels clean, it glows as well. This is my second treatment with Liza, I will certainly be returning.

Review -Absolute Bliss
Reviewed on 17 February 2015 by Tamina Siebel

Although a deep cleanse facial sounds like a bit of a torture it was an absolute treat. The most relaxing and enjoyable experience in a long time! Thank you Marzet and the rest of Skin Renewal Constantia team! Looking forward to my next visit - hopefully very soon!

Review -Treatment results give me confidence
Reviewed on 2 February 2015 by Ms N H Constantia

I've had an awesome experience, my skin is looking and feeling 100% better. I walked in feeling a bit unsure of what to expect, but when I leaft with confidence levels boosted, I know that my skin is going to look amazing. Thank you to Marzet at Skin Renewal Constantia.

Review -Highly recommended treatment
Reviewed on 16 December 2014 by Leyya Kalla

After just one treatment of lasergenesis and Carboxy, my inflamed acne and nodules on my forehead and face reduced within the same day of treatment. I highly recommend the above treatment for acne related problems and the staff at Skin Renewal in Parkhurst are extremely helpful as well.

Review -My skin has never looked better
Reviewed on 23 November 2014 by C.A from Skin Renewal Morningside

I am completely happy with the results of my treatments.

Review -Great , Holistic and Person-Centred Experience
Reviewed on 23 October 2014 by Mandy Grobler

I had a great experience during my consultation with Dr Burt Jooste, he has a great bedside manner and a great ability to make a person feel great through the way he interacts. I felt very @ home if I can put it that way not having to sit and share my health concerns with a doctor who sits on the other side of his desk without any sign of interest shown. Very holistic Experience. He is a "go-getter" who works smart and not hard.

Review -Best Health clinic
Reviewed on 9 October 2014 by Margaret Shiels

I have been a customer of Skin Renewal Fourways since inception, I will never go anywhere else. Service offered is to the highest professional level. I always get complemented on how good my skin looks. The Skin Renewal package is the best!

Review -Irene Branch’s welcoming atmosphere
Reviewed on 28 September 2014 by Elsa Cassel

The staff at the Irene branch are fantastic. I am always welcomed with a smile and thus a very comfortable and processional atmosphere is created. My therapist Landa, is very knowledgeable and explains procedures and post care with patience and concern. She is very friendly and I enjoy spending time in her company. I would highly recommend her as my preferred therapist.

Review -I give Landa 10/10!
Reviewed on 28 September 2014 by Sandra Kraay

Landa is sensitive, caring and very professional. I give her a 10/10. Always makes me feel special.

Review -Skin Renewal has been an excellent experience
Reviewed on 25 September 2014 by Yashiv Sukool

My overall experience with Skin and Body Renewal has been excellent. The treatment has definitely helped. My therapist Bev has always been warm, kind and accommodating. I would definitely recommend Skin and Body Renewal to others.

Review -Amazing staff and impressed with my treatment
Reviewed on 24 September 2014 by Sihle Maake

When I approached Skin Renewal my skin was at it's worst looking, because I generally have good skin. The staff was so friendly and helpful, always willing to answer questions. I see such an amazing improvement on my skin and my therapists always inform me on what she is going to do. I'm beyond impressed with the results I am seeing and would recommend anyone with a skin challenge to visit the branch.

Review -Definitely recommend Skin Renewal
Reviewed on 19 September 2014 by Dominique Collett

She is an amazing therapist I have been coming to her for almost 2 years now and have always had a great experience. I have recommended her to many friends and family members.

Review -Best Facial Experience!
Reviewed on 19 September 2014 by Anonymous

Loved my Loyalty Birthday Facial, it was simply amazing! I felt completely relaxed - a real treat! This was certainly one of the best, if not THE best Facial experience I have ever had, Thank you!

Review -Always friendly faces at Irene!
Reviewed on 19 September 2014 by Mrs D. N. Ntuli

All treatments have been explained thoroughly by the doctor and the therapist. Ilona is always friendly and welcomes any questions that one may have and she always takes her time to answer any queries.

Review -Acne and Pigmentation treatment
Reviewed on 18 September 2014 by Chantal Holtzhauzen

Beverley has been an absolute pleasure, all treatments, side effects and recommendations are clearly explained and discussed. In conjunction with Dr Chrisna's diagnosis and treatments done by Bev I have seen a vast improvement in breakouts and pigmentation, is becoming less. The Lamelle home care range is awesome and I highly recommend Acnevelle to anyone battling with breakouts.

Review -Answer to my acne problems
Reviewed on 18 September 2014 by B. G from Skin Renewal Irene

Ilona has been amazing, always supportive and helpful. Wonderful service and experience great results.

Review -Experience
Reviewed on 17 September 2014 by A.V Acne patient

Very good experience. Well trained therapist and good equipment used. A little uncomfortable, but that is expected.

Review -Loving the Skin Renewal Experience!
Reviewed on 17 September 2014 by Cherylynn Van Wyk

Professional, knowledgeable and loving the experience at Skin Renewal Irene. The staff know their field very well. Looking forward to a healthy, blemish free skin.

Review -Great!!
Reviewed on 16 September 2014 by Trevlyn Biehn

Always great honest service and feedback. Liezel is a great therapist, always on time and thorough. Xen has always recommended appropriate treatments. Overall very happy and trust Skin Renewal.

Review -Tranquil environment
Reviewed on 16 September 2014 by Monique Sham

The staff are very friendly and helpful. My therapist is brilliant and very good in performing the required treatments. The venue is tranquil and relaxing.

Review -Love this branch and all they have done for me!
Reviewed on 14 September 2014 by Kimberley Bishop

Angie is extremely gentle and very attentive, always suggesting other ways to help improve the condition of my skin. The treatments are incredibly effective and my skin has improved considerably.

Review -I enjoy my treatments
Reviewed on 14 September 2014 by RM from Skin Renewal Brooklyn

I am happy with the service. I have been consulting with Larushka and Dr for 9 months now. Thus far I can see positive results and they always call after treatment and check if everything is ok. The front line staff are also welcoming and I enjoy coming here for my treatment. The products Dr recommended are working fine and there are no complaints.

Review -Excellent Service at Morningside
Reviewed on 12 September 2014 by Diana Altgager

Excellent! The Best facial I have ever had, Bianca is an incredible therapist. Her over all ability, nature and professionalism is to be commended. The front office staff are always helpful and accommodating at Skin Renewal Morningside.

Review -Lasting Relief from Acne
Reviewed on 11 September 2014 by PT from Skin Renewal Fourways

I have been suffering from acne for almost 20 years now. I have been on Roaccutane which worked for 2 years and then the acne came back. Skin Renewal has offered me a solution which has produced amazing results. Including safe laser treatment for black skin. Doctor Burt listens to your feedback honestly and adjusts treatment where necessary. My therapist has been amazing. Overall world class service and results.

Review -Thank you to the Skin Renewal Team
Reviewed on 11 September 2014 by CF from Skin Renewal Parkhurst

Coming into Skin Renewal is such a wonderful and relaxing experience. Not only is the environment itself beautiful, but the treatments and products are of the highest quality. Liza is an incredible therapist and knows exactly what will work on your skin for your desired results.

Review -Renewed and restored confidence
Reviewed on 11 September 2014 by Anonymous

I came to Skin Renewal in desperation to clear my skin. I was insecure (and being an actress that's a NO NO) What was i going to do about the little monstrosities making horribly timed appearances all over my face!! But the doctors and therapists at Skin Renewal helped me out. I got the perfect program from deep cleanse facials, to peels and my skin became gorgeous again. Even to the point of wearing little to no make up. The team at Skin Renewal renewed my confidence and skin! Thank you.

Review -Treatment with results
Reviewed on 11 September 2014 by Anonymous

The Body Renewal Diet programme for myself and Acne treatment for my daughter offered by the very friendly and competent team at Skin Renewal Somerset West is showing real results, judging by the comments we receive from friends and family - we are definitely in capable hands and I have recommended the salon to my friends!

Review -Elke behandeling is persoonlik
Reviewed on 11 September 2014 by Anonymous

Tammy het my dadelik laat welkom voel. Ek waardeer die professionele en vriendelike wyse waarop sy ons sessies hanteer. Elke behandeling is persoonlik en spreek my unieke behoeftes aan en Tammy doen baie moeite om 'n ontspanne en rustige atmorsfeer te skep. Ek sien uit na my volgende behandelings.

Review -I look forward to my appointments!
Reviewed on 11 September 2014 by Anonymous

Great experience whilst treating my acne treatments. Although the peels can be dreadful a lot of the time, overall I look forward to my appointments at Skin Renewal Parkhurst!

Review -Ravages of Time
Reviewed on 11 September 2014 by Anonymous

Acne and pigmentation in the 40's is a trail. Thankfully I found Skin Renewal through 'Google'. I have been very pleased with the treatment at the Fourways branch. Beverley, my therapist, is an Angel except when the stuff she puts on my face burns like I am in Hades. But she is wonderfully reassuring and gentle and I am seeing the results. Very happy with my care treatment

Review -The Therapist are so friendly and Professional
Reviewed on 11 September 2014 by Lethabo Thibedi

The therapists are so professional and friendly. They inform me step-by- step about every aspect of my treatment. I was given specially tailored advice. The environment is relaxed and comfortable. The progress my skin has made has been more than I expected. I am so grateful that my skin is healing and my confidence is returning. Larushka has been an absolute pleasure. I look forward to my treatments every time.

Review -Wonderful experience!
Reviewed on 10 September 2014 by Kym Eagle

I have always had a wonderful experience at Skin Renewal Claremont. Idalia is an exceptional therapist.

Review -Patience is key
Reviewed on 10 September 2014 by Sarah Sarah

Having been on roacutane twice, and still suffered with read about acne, I thought there was no hope for my skin. However after coming to skin, body and health Renewal, I'm so pleased with the results. I wanted a quick fix and nothing was helping but after some months of coming for treatments I began seeing a difference in my skin. Even though I still have a long way to go, I'm so glad I started. I'm also grateful for Cheray Bedfordview Therapist I admire her work ethic and professionalism and the fact that she always goes above and beyond for her clients and put me at ease from the time I started.

Review -Love the way the products make my skin feel
Reviewed on 10 September 2014 by Letitia Cyril

I have had on peel so far and have already seen the results. The products really work and makes my skin feel refreshed and smoother.

Review -Awesome Experience!
Reviewed on 9 September 2014 by S. L from Skin Renewal Parkhurst

My experience has been awesome. I have had some bad experiences previously with bad skin reactions, but she has been doing a great job

Review -Such a blissful experience!
Reviewed on 9 September 2014 by Anonymous

The Dermaquest Pumpkin Peel treatment tingles (but in a good way) and left me feeling like I have brand new skin. The accompanying facial and massage were delivered with care and skill from Dourina who made me drift off to sleep with relaxation. Would highly recommend it!

Review -Awesome therapist
Reviewed on 9 September 2014 by Renske Coetzee

Kelly is Awesome! She takes care with each treatment to ensure that my needs and concerns are met and addressed. Always professional in her approach to everything she does at Skin Renewal Parkhurst.

Review -Extremely Satisfied!
Reviewed on 7 September 2014 by Anonymous
Excellent service; personal customer attention. Both my mother and I are extremely satisfied with the service and the improvement of our skin.
Review -Everything has been amazing
Reviewed on 6 September 2014 by Precious Dhludhlu

Everything from day has been amazing to me, good service and the staff and doctors are friendly and explain in detail what they are going to do for you. My therapist, Andrea, is so amazing and understanding but mostly friendly. She will go the extra mile to see you happy and have good results on your treatment. I'm happy and the results are excellent, I cant believe when I look at myself in a mirror everyday.

Review -Outstanding!
Reviewed on 6 September 2014 by Brent Roebert

I have made numerous visits to the branch and each has been excellent. The service received from both managers and my therapist, Andrea, is phenomenal. I am always excited to come for treatments, keep up the good work! There is always a good vibe here, and the branch looks amazing.

Review -Super relaxing!
Reviewed on 5 September 2014 by E Clarke

My skin feels awesome and clean! Liza is always amazing and the head massage at the end is super relaxing.

Review -Nicole’s service…
Reviewed on 4 September 2014 by Louise Chaplin

Great and very accommodating staff. Overall my experience at Fourways Skin and Body Renewal has been very good.

Review -Great service at Morningside branch
Reviewed on 4 September 2014 by Meri Hartzer

Thank you for the great service. Always helpful, kind and understanding. I will recommend this branch to everyone.

Review -Candice is brilliant
Reviewed on 4 September 2014 by Anonymous

Candice is brilliant at attending to the needs of a client. She always does a pre-check to see where my skin is at and adjusts the treatment accordingly.

Review -Started seeing results
Reviewed on 4 September 2014 by Anonymous

This is my third treatment and have started to see results. My skin feels smoother and visibility of marks has reduced. Angie is always able to offer advice and guidance and it is always a pleasure seeing her. I look forward to doing more treatments and getting better results. Thanks guys :)

Review -Best Pedi’s ever!
Reviewed on 2 September 2014 by Anonymous

I've never had a Pedicure here that I didn't like. The atmosphere is quiet and relaxing and the therapists, Esther and Nicole, are extremely good at what they do.

Looking forward to my next visit

Review -I can see a noticeable difference, thank you!
Reviewed on 2 September 2014 by Anonymous

II am very happy with the support and guidance to achieve better skin quality. I can see a noticable different after only 3 months, thank you!

Review -Wish I started earlier!
Reviewed on 2 September 2014 by Anonymous

I wish I had started these treatments with Idalia earlier. They have made a visible positive difference to my skin!

Review -One gets the sense that she truly cares about her clients….
Reviewed on 2 August 2014 by Buyisiwe Ramoshaba

Liezel is a truly brilliant therapist, always lovely and pleasant to deal with. One gets the sense that she truly cares about her clients. I'm also very happy with the way my skin is looking and find that although the treatments are not cheap, they are worth it!

Review -Tammy is baie behulpsaam!
Reviewed on 18 July 2014 by Anonymous

Einde laasjaar het ek gesukkel met my vel, ek het geen kennis van velprodukte nie, en Tammy het voorgestel dat ek op NeoStrata gaan. Sy was baie behulpsaam en het vir my samples gegee en het deurlopend gevra hoe my vel voel. Na die proeftydperk het ek die produkte gekoop. Ek is baie gelukkig en dankbaar dat Tammy deurlopend deur die jaar my vra oor my vel toestans en altyd nuwe voorstelle maak.

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