For many having to wax, pluck, thread or shave is a general pain and irritation. For others, it’s not just the pain and irritation; it’s the accompanying skin conditions. These can include ingrown hairs, shave rash, razor bumps and scars on areas where ingrown hairs have become inflamed and infected.


Laser hair removal or IPL (Prowave) can get rid of your unsightly body or facial hair which means no more daily shaving or monthly waxing and best of all, no more stubble, rashes or ingrown hairs.


What Are The Options For Permanent Hair Reduction And/Or Removal?

At Body Renewal there are various excellent hair removal machines available to suit our patients’ individual needs:

  • The Cutera Nd:YAG is a diverse hair removal laser for all skin types and recommended for the treatment (and removal) of ingrown hair.
  • The Cutera ProWave™ is a fourth generation IPL device which is more effective in lighter skin types (Fitzpatrick I-IV).
  • The Lightsheer® is a diode laser capable of treating all skin types and hair colours, excluding white or grey hair.


*View a video of Laser Hair Removal here.


How Do Permanent Hair Removal Treatments Work?

A laser or IPL device emits light energy that travels through the skin and is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle. The energy from the chosen device is converted to heat which damages the hair follicle, impairing its ability to grow hair.

For the treatment to yield good results, the hair being treated must be darker than the skin. Hair lighter in colour has less pigment than darker hair and therefore doesn’t absorb as much of the energy emitted from the device. This is why treatments are more successful on untanned or lighter skins and why patients with lighter hair may require more treatments, and in some cases, may not be suitable candidates.


When Is The Best Time For Permanent Hair Removal Treatments?

The winter months are the best time to have your treatment course. Generally, your skin is less tanned, and you are exposed to less sun, making the treatments much more effective.

We can treat an array of patients through our variety of equipment and hair removal technologies. Treatments can be performed successfully on individuals of all skin and hair types, excluding grey, red or white hair.

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Skin Renewal

Renewal Institute offers its clients a holistic and integrated approach to anti-aging. This includes non - surgical anti-aging procedures - weight loss programmes, body sculpting procedures as well as health renewal diagnostic screening, nutraceutical supplements, IV detoxification and gene screening for hereditary diseases. The aim is to provide optimal health and well-being and to restore the aesthetic beauty of our patients. 16 Luxurious clinics can be found across Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban. There are also 24 Medical Doctors all with a special interest in aesthetic medicine and integrated healthcare. They are supported by a qualified team of registered nurses and fully trained therapists. Renewal Institute was founded by Dr Maureen Allem in 2005 and its fast paced expansion and growth is testament to its team’s aesthetic knowledge, professionalism and personalised care of each of its clients. The choice to join the company’s Radiant Loyalty Programme is offered to all new clients. It’s generous and easily attainable rewards is the company’s way of giving back and rewarding its client loyalty. Most Popular Procedures include: Skin Renewal: Injectable treatments using Botulinum toxin and Dermal fillers, chemical peels, pigmentation and rosacea treatments, lips and eye rejuvenation, sun damage reversal, age-defying facials, jaw line definition and acne treatments. Body Renewal: Medical weight loss programmes, cellulite and body sculpture with fat freezing treatments, hair and vein removal (sclerotherapy), stretch mark treatment, and hand, neck and décolleté rejuvenation. Health Renewal: Health renewal integrative consultation, bio-identical hormone balancing, nutritional supplement advice, IV vitamin therapy and IV detoxification. Oasis Spas: Five of the Skin, Health & Body Renewal branches offer their clients spa treatments providing massages, facials, hair waxing, manicures and pedicures. To find out more about holistic anti-aging: 0861 SKIN SA (7546 72)

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