Most patients visit Skin Renewal with a particular skin problem or concern that they would like treated. What many don’t know, is that there is a seasonal cycle that we have to bear in mind when treating the skin.



Many of our patients get hot and sweaty in Summer, as a result of spending more time outdoors. We, therefore, recommend treatments that condition, hydrate and prepare the skin for more “aggressive treatments” that can be done in Winter. Doing more aggressive treatments during Summer can, in fact, exacerbate pigmentation and sun damage.

Summer treatment recommendations:

Maintenance & hydrating treatments

Treatments that condition, strengthen & protect the skin

Superficial skin needling to strengthen the dermis

  • Superficial needling increases product penetration and skin cell turnover in preparation for deeper treatments later on in the year.



During Autumn and Winter, it is much cooler, meaning we are less concerned about tanning and sun exposure; making it an ideal time for more aggressive treatments.

Winter & Autumn treatment recommendations:

  • Deep Skin Needling Treatments
  • Injection Mesotherapy
  • Limelight or Photogenesis for pigmentation & sun damage



Spring is a season which comes with a few unique challenges. The weather is warmer, although not as hot as Summer. It is a time where we become a little more conservative and look for the “middle ground” in treatment recommendations. We also tend to find that many patients’ skins become more light-sensitive, reactive or sensitive due to anti-histamines, sinus medications and respiratory meds, especially those who suffer from sinus and hay fever.

Spring treatment recommendations:

  • Mild to medium depth peels
  • On-going maintenance facials
  • Superficial to medium depth needling treatments



There are a number of treatments that you can have ALL YEAR ROUND. In fact, it’s essential to continue these treatments year round to maintain your skin, prevent recurrence of pigmentation and damage, and keep your skin functioning optimally.

Ongoing treatment recommendations:

  • Superficial Peels such as Neostrata Glycolic Peels, Lamelle Salicylic Peels, Obagi Radiance Peels, Dermaquest Mango, Pumpkin and Peptide Peels and Mesoestetics modified Jessners Peels.
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Superficial Skin Needling
  • Laser Genesis
  • Radiofrequency
  • PDT
  • Transdermal Mesotherapy
  • Regular maintenance facials such as Mesoglow Facials, Extraction Peel Facials, Deep Cleanse Facials and Anti-Ageing Facials


Why not come in for a consultation with one of our Skin Renewal Doctors and plan ahead for beautiful skin all year round?

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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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