One of the first (albeit easily missed) signs of ageing skin or unhealthy skin, is when the skin texture becomes rough and uneven. The longer this is left unaddressed, the worse it becomes and before long can advance into discolouration, breakouts and the formation of lines and wrinkles.

Several factors can contribute to an uneven complexion, including the amount of collagen and elastin present in the skin.

Collagen and elastin are the proteins responsible for skin elasticity, tone, and texture, and are affected by diet, age, hormones, skin products, cosmetic treatments, and overall health.

In order to achieve smooth skin and a radiant complexion, it is important to understand how these factors affect one another. The first step you can take to improve your skin texture is to identify the culprits behind less-than-perfect skin and actively address them by means of treatments and products and lifestyle changes.

When it comes to “practical management”, there are a number of simple steps you can take to achieve smooth skin and a vibrant complexion.

  • Cleanse - Skin that is free of excess oil and debris is going to look and feel better. If you have dry or oily skin, you may want to find a cleanser specifically suited to your skin type.
  • Exfoliate - Simple cleansing is usually not enough to improve skin texture. Exfoliation helps remove excess built-up skin, oil, and dirt from the top layer of the skin, making it less prone to roughness, congestion and breakouts. Usually, a gentle facial scrub will do the trick; however, if your skin texture is very rough or uneven, aesthetic exfoliation in-office treatments will help smooth your skin and brighten your complexion.
  • Moisturise & Hydrate the skin - Even if you have acne-prone skin or an oily complexion, it is still important to keep your skin hydrated by using a daily moisturiser. Water loss from the skin can have devastating consequences.
  • Protect - Sun damage is among the leading contributors to roughened skin texture and uneven tone, not to mention skin cancer. Therefore, it is crucial to protect your skin by wearing a sunscreen or moisturiser with an SPF of 50 or higher every time you are outside (come rain or shine).

 In Office Therapies:

Any treatment or products that encourage superficial skin cell turnover and increase the collagen content of the dermis will improve the texture of the skin.

At Skin Renewal we offer a number of treatment options that can be combined, based on the patient’s needs.

In-clinic treatment may include:

  • Superficial chemical peels
  • Laser Genesis
  • Needling with Dermapen
  • RF Needling with Secret RF or Endymed Intensif
  • Fraxel DUAL Laser
  • Endymed FSR (Fractional Skin Resurfacing)
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Carboxytherapy

In very severe cases:

  • CO2 Laser
  • Pearl Fractional Laser / Pearl Fusion
  • 3D Peel


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*Please note results may vary by individuals.
Review -Impressed with Care and Attention
Reviewed on 9 March 2022 by Cara Stirton

I am always so impressed with the care and attention that I receive at Skin Renewal Ballito, from start to finish. The clinic is STUNNING, very modern with lots of natural light and a wall full of dozens of different brands of beauty and wellness products. The reception staff are so friendly and welcoming! Before your appointment, you fill in a questionnaire on an iPad to accurately categorise your skin type and facial needs. Taz is very tentative and thorough on explaining in detail what she was doing and what products she was using on my face. I always feel so relaxed and calm, I even fell asleep during one of my facials haha! I always get compliments on my glowy skin after my treatments, and my face and neck feel amazing. She answers any and all questions I have about my skin, and recommended affordable products and a skin care routine for me and my skin has never been better. Taz is the only therapist that I'll be going to, indefinitely, forever. I'd follow her anywhere! I went for a Botox treatment with Dr. Kate and was feeling very nervous because in my experience, Botox feels like dozens of bees stinging your face. Dr. Kate is so friendly and has a calming nature and really put me at ease, and the treatment itself was quick and best of all, PAINLESS!! She chatted to me about aftercare and how to make the effects last longer, which included a quick zinc test. Thank you Skin Renewal Ballito for the excellent service, I will always 11/10 recommend your clinic for all skin care needs + more! ♡

Review -Very relaxing
Reviewed on 7 September 2018 by Anonymous

Had a few treatments and found it very relaxing.

Review -Subtle changes with dramatic effects
Reviewed on 31 August 2018 by Anonymous

An experienced aesthetic doctor who listens to your concerns regarding your skin and addresses them in a sensitive but effective way which results in subtle changes ith dramatic effects

Review -Professional and Calm service
Reviewed on 28 August 2018 by Anonymous

My therapist has done now four treatments for me- so professional and calm, lovely manner, but thorough and explains everything as she does it. Highly recommended. Skin Renewal is a professional, clean and calm experience generally.

Review -What a wonderful treatment
Reviewed on 27 August 2018 by Anonymous

Esther gave the most wonderful treatment for me at Fourways. Her hands were so gentle and thorough, yet so strong and healing. I would recommend her treatments any day. Thank you Esther you are an absolute fabulous and fantastic therapist.

Review -Birthday Treat - Thank you!
Reviewed on 27 November 2014 by Anonymous

A big thank you to Skin Renewal for my Pearl Loyalty Birthday Facial present. Dourina, you are a jewel of a person, thanks again!

Review -Baie tevrede met kwaliteit diens en resultate!
Reviewed on 11 November 2014 by Anonymous

My terapeut verduidelik fantasties en gee ongelooflike facials! Die behandelings tot dusver is ek baie tevrede mee en my vel lyk beter as in baie jare. Die pigmentasie is besig om weg te gaan en my vel tekstuur is sag en sonder enige "break outs" wat ek selde, indien ooit, nou meer kry. Ek is baie tevrede met die kwaliteit en diens, baie dankie Skin Renewal Stellenbosch.

Review -So pleased with my treatment
Reviewed on 27 September 2014 by Dale Hickey

This was my first Microdermabrasion and Facial. I was very pleased with the treatment and I booked a follow-up appointment.

Review -This is what service is all about!
Reviewed on 20 September 2014 by Anonymous

I visit Skin Renewal every month and each time I walk out of there blown away by the level of service and care. Anneke is a truly amazing manager and it's an exceptionally nice touch to walk through the door and be greeted by name. Lizanne - the only therapist I will ever consider going to - is a remarkable therapist who goes above and beyond with every treatment. She is not only extremely professional and capable, but has an exceptional touch for the finer details of a treatment. I highly recommend both Skin Renewal, and especially Lizanne, to anyone seeking a great treatment experience.

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