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Skin Renewal Cape Quarter

Skin Renewal Cape Quarter

087 550 4541Second Floor, Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village, 27 Somerset Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8005South Africa
4.6 / 5  Outstanding
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Opening Hours

Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday

Popular Treatments

Medical Aesthetics Specialist Consultation From SAR450
(30 mins)
Treatment for Wrinkles From SAR715
(30 mins)
Mole Removal From SAR750
Dermal Fillers
Dermal Fillers From SAR3150
(30 mins)
Surgiderm
Princess
Lip Augmentation From SAR3150
(30 mins)
Non-Surgical Facelift From SAR3150
Spider Veins Treatment From SAR1050
(30 mins)
Non-Surgical Nose Job From SAR3150
(30 mins)
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About Skin Renewal Cape Quarter

Renewal Institute clinics constitute of Skin Renewal, Body Renewal, Health Renewal, Brain Renewal, Sleep Renewal, The Oasis Spa as well as the Online Skin Care Store. Skin Renewal Cape Quarter serves the suburbs of Green Point, Sea Point, Mouille Point, Cape Town City, Clifton, Camps Bay, Fresnaye, the City Bowl and Gardens.


Our wholly owned, medical aesthetic skin care clinics are located across South Africa in Johannesburg, Sandton, Pretoria, Centurion, Cape Town and Durban. 


Clinics are managed and operated by resident aesthetic doctors experienced in aesthetic and cosmetic medicine as well as anti-ageing treatments. A staff of qualified and experienced technicians, nurses and therapists further support the doctors, providing a range of customised solutions to clients dependent on expectations, budget, time and medical conditions. 


The clinics specialise in offering a full range of anti-ageing treatments including treatments for lines and wrinkles, fillers, facial rejuvenation and skin resurfacing. In addition to aesthetic medicine, we treat a wide variety of skin conditions including acne, pigmentation and rosacea. We also offer a full range of body treatments, specialising in circumference reduction, cellulite removal, treatment of stretch marks and a medically based weight loss programme. In addition to medical class lasers, microdermabrasion and mesotherapy systems, the clinics also have the latest body treatment technologies such as Carboxytherapy, VelaShape and TriPollar.


With a client base of over 100 000 satisfied patients and leading technologies, doctors and staff who are passionate about non-invasive cosmetic procedures, Skin Renewal can rightfully lay claim to being one of the leading aesthetics clinics in South Africa.

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from 7 verified reviews Patient Reviews of Skin Renewal Cape Quarter

"The clinic seemed nice and everything was fine - doctors and staff were friendly"
40%Reviewed 16 Jan 2018 Verified user. Review confirmed by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Mole Removal
My daughter wanted to have a few moles removed, and Skin Renewal was one of the clinics that came up during my research. I didn’t know anyone who had been to this clinic before, but it was quick and easy to book an online appointment so I thought we’d give them a try. In all honesty, we are unhappy with the results of the treatment.

The clinic seemed nice and everything was fine - doctors and staff were friendly, etc. The problem I had, was that the moles returned after they were removed. As my daughter’s skin began to heal, we saw that the original moles were still under the scar. This had a rather traumatic effect on my girl, and I don’t think she’d be willing to return to the clinic and repeat the procedure again. There are three moles that weren’t successfully removed, and she now has scars on top of these moles. The other issue I had, was regarding communication at the clinic. The initial quote they gave me did not include the cost of a lab report. I had no idea that all the moles would be tested in a lab, and this additional cost came as a complete surprise to me. There were no follow-up visits, and I doubt either of us will return to this clinic.
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Dr Maureen Allem responded to this review:

Dear Carin I hope you are well. I thought to just follow up to establish whether you would like me to book Senga in with Doctor again? I look forward to hearing from you. Sincere apologies for this delay in replying. KInd regards Izak

Carin South Africa
"Explained the procedure throughout, very patient and kind"
100%Reviewed 21 Aug 2017 Verified user. Review confirmed by phone.
Treatment Received: Wart Removal
Went for the removal of a wart on my shoulder.

I had to wait a bit but the staff was professional and very helpful. Dr. Graham was great, explained the procedure throughout, very patient and kind!
Treated By: Graham Total Amount Paid SAR750
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Dr Maureen Allem responded to this review:

Dear Nandi Thank you so much for your kind words and we are really happy that we were able to assist you. Please let us know if you require any further assistance.

Nandipha South Africa
"I was glad to have received quality service"
100%Reviewed 05 Jul 2017 Verified user. Review confirmed by email.
Treatment Received: Chemical Peel
I went to the Skin Renewal Clinic to have a chemical peel and I was very pleased with the results of that appointment. The consultation was informative and was not too expensive.

I was glad to have received quality service and consideration from everyone at the clinic. They gave a great consultation at an affordable rate.
Treated By: Nicola Janse
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Dr Maureen Allem responded to this review:

Dear Leoni Thank you for the wonderful feedback. We are happy that you enjoyed your experience with us. Please let me know how we may be of further assistance.

Leoni South Africa
"I was pleasantly surprised"
100%Reviewed 09 May 2017 Verified user.
Treatment Received: Treatment for Wrinkles
I chose this clinic, because it was convenient. I was pleasantly surprised as it was super clean and trendy, great atmosphere and I was not kept waiting (maybe 4 minutes).

The therapist (Treatment for wrinkles) was so patient and perfect. She also took a look at my skin and made suggestions. I have been to spas and beauticians all over the world, but I must say this clinic was exceptional. Highly recommended. It is now 2 weeks later and the results are Perfect!
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Dr Maureen Allem responded to this review:

Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are really glad that you are happy with the results and that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

South Africa
"What a lovely experience I had"
100%Reviewed 05 Apr 2017 Verified user. Review confirmed by email.
Treatment Received: Medical Aesthetics Specialist Consultation
What a lovely experience I had at this clinic, I went in for a Non-surgical Nose job consultation. The clinic wasn't expensive, I like the way they were so professional and proper.

It was a very informative consultation and they answered all of my questions, they were great to deal with and their service was fantastic. Very good clinic.
Treated By: Toni
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Dr Maureen Allem responded to this review:

Dear Jenny Thank you for your review and kinds words, we appreciate the positive feedback! We look forward to welcoming you at our clinic again, soon. Kind regards Cape Quarter Team

Jenny South Africa
"I am happy with the way that they do things"
80%Reviewed 04 Apr 2017 Verified user.
Treatment Received: Acne Treatment
My acne treatment was good, I am with the way that they do things. The clinic is very professional and well organized, especially how they took care of me during the process of examining me.

I got the treatment that I am utilizing at the moment and I can see the difference with what I am using for my skin. The clinic was neat and clean, it was convenient for me as it wasn't expensive at all
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Dr Maureen Allem responded to this review:

Hi Abdul Thank you so much for the great review. We look forward to the continued association with yourself. Have a great evening. Kind regards Nicola

Abdul South Africa
"Great result"
100%Reviewed 18 Mar 2014 Verified user. Review confirmed by email.
Treatment Received: Dermapen™
Mesotherapy

Dermapen™ - was great result.
Total Amount Paid €200
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Dr Maureen Allem responded to this review:

Dear patient, Thank you for your review, we are glad to hear that you are happy with your treatment results! Kind regards, Nicola

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Accreditations

  • HPCSA - Health Professions Council of South Africa (South Africa) 
  • Department of Health, Western Cape (South Africa) 

Provides

Dermatology

Facials and Makeup

Medical Aesthetics

Premises

Parking

Patient bathroom

Wireless access

Clinic Services

Text message reminders

Open weekends

Travel Services

Pick up service from hotel - for International patients

Languages spoken

EnglishAfrikaans

Medical Aesthetics

From SAR375
3D-Lipo (30 mins)
From SAR935
Carboxytherapy
Duration: 30-60 mins
From SAR3150
Cheek Augmentation (30 mins)
Duration: 30-60 mins
From SAR3150
Chin Augmentation
Duration: 30-60 mins
From SAR4250
Cryolipolysis (1 hour )

Min Price: 4250

Max Price: 13500

Duration: 1-3 hours

From SAR2150
Deep Chemical Peel (30 mins)

Min Price: 2150

Max Price: 8500

Duration: 30-60 mins

Dermal Fillers
From SAR3150
Dermal Fillers (30 mins)
Duration: 30-60 mins
 
Surgiderm
 
Princess
Collagen Filler
From SAR3150
Collagen Injections
30-60 min duration
From SAR3150
Collagen Filler (30 mins, 60 sessions)
From SAR4500
Excessive Sweating Treatment (30 mins)

Min Price: 4500

Max Price: 6500

Duration: 30-60

From SAR950
Exilis (30 mins)
Duration: 30-60 mins
From SAR1050
Facial Thread Veins Treatment
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From SAR620
Fat Reduction Injections (30 mins)
Duration: 30-60 mins
From SAR620
Lipodissolve (30 mins)
Duration: 30-60 mins
From SAR3150
Lip Augmentation (30 mins)
Duration: 30-60 mins
From SAR2250
Masseter Reduction (30 mins)

Min Price: 2250

Max Price: 3000

From SAR450
Medical Aesthetics Specialist Consultation (30 mins)
From SAR715
Mesotherapy (30 mins)
Duration: 30-60 mins
From SAR750
Mole Removal
Duration: 20-45 mins
From SAR3150
Nasolabial Folds Treatment (30 mins)
Duration: 30-60 mins
From SAR3500
Non-Surgical Eye Lift (30 mins)
Duration: 30-60 mins
From SAR3150
Non-Surgical Facelift
Duration: 30-60 mins
From SAR3150
Non-Surgical Nose Job (30 mins)
Duration: 30-60 mins
From SAR10000
Silhouette Lift™ (30 mins)
Duration: 30-60 mins
From SAR1050
Spider Veins Treatment (30 mins)
Duration: 30-60 mins
From SAR2750
Sclerotherapy (1 hour )
Duration: 60-90 mins
From SAR750
Thread Lift (30 mins)
Duration: 30-60 mins
From SAR715
Treatment for Wrinkles (30 mins)
Duration: 30-60 mins
From SAR2750
Varicose Veins Treatment
Duration: 60-90 mins

General Practice

From SAR975
Health Care Advice (1 hour )
From SAR975
Menopause Care
Duration: 30-60 mins
From SAR975
Men's Health Consultation (1 hour )
From SAR850
Sexual Dysfunction Treatment (30 mins)
From SAR975
Urine Test (1 hour )
From SAR1300
Weight Control
From SAR1300
Weight Loss Consultation
From SAR975
Women's Health Consultation
Duration: 30-60 mins

Dermatology

From SAR1350
Acne Scars Treatment (30 mins)

Min Price: 1350

Max Price: 2000

Duration: 30-60 mins

From SAR575
Acne Treatment (30 mins)

Min Price: 575

Max Price: 825

Duration: 30-60 mins

From SAR895
Age Spots Removal
Duration: 30-60 mins
 
Dermatologist Consultation
From SAR715
Keratosis Pilaris Treatment (30 mins)
 
Milia Removal (1 hour )

Min Price: 400

Max Price: 825

From SAR450
Mole Assessment (20 mins)
From SAR575
Pigmentation Treatment (1 hour )
From SAR975
Psoriasis Treatment (1 hour )
From SAR575
Rosacea Treatment (1 hour )
From SAR1050
Skin Tag Removal (15 mins)

Min Price: 1050

Max Price: 2150

Duration: 15-30 mins

From SAR1050
Wart Removal (30 mins)

Holistic Health

From SAR975
Alternative Allergy Treatment (1 hour )
From SAR975
Anxiety - Alternative Treatment (1 hour )
From SAR975
Depression - Alternative Treatment (30 mins)
Duration: 30-60 mins
From SAR975
Diet and Nutrition Advice (1 hour )
From SAR975
Fertility - Alternative Treatment (30 mins)
Duration: 30-60 mins
From SAR975
Holistic Health Consultation
Duration: 30-60 mins
From SAR975
IBS - Alternative Treatment (1 hour )
From SAR650
Iridology (30 mins)
Duration: 30-60 mins
From SAR975
IV Vitamin Therapy (30 mins)
Duration: 30-60 mins
From SAR975
Pain Management - Alternative Treatment (1 hour )
From SAR1300
Weight Loss - Alternative Treatment

Beauty Salon Treatments

From SAR4500
Fraxel™ (1 hour )
Duration: 60-90 mins
From SAR895
IPL Skin Rejuvenation (30 mins)
Duration: 30-60 mins
From SAR4500
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Duration: 30-60 mins
From SAR950
Laser Skin Tightening
Duration: 30-60 mins
From SAR1050
Laser Wrinkle Reduction
Duration: 30-60 mins
From SAR375
Omnilux™ Light Therapy (30 mins)

Min Price: 375

Max Price: 475

From SAR550
RF Treatment
Duration: 30-60 mins

Body Treatments

From SAR550
Radiofrequency Body Contouring
Duration: 30-60 mins
From SAR550
Radiofrequency Skin Tightening
Duration: 30-60 mins
From SAR775
Backacial (30 mins)

Min Price: 775

Max Price: 1400

Duration: 30-60 mins

From SAR250
Body Exfoliation (30 mins)

Min Price: 250

Max Price: 300

From SAR300
Body Treatment (1 hour )

Min Price: 300

Max Price: 800

Duration: 60-120 mins

From SAR300
Body Wrap (30 mins)

Min Price: 300

Max Price: 800

Duration: 30-120 mins

From SAR715
Cellulite Treatment (30 mins)

Min Price: 715

Max Price: 1650

Duration: 30-90 mins

From SAR525
Decolletage Rejuvenation (30 mins)
Duration: 30-60 mins
From SAR300
Hand Rejuvenation (30 mins)

Min Price: 300

Max Price: 895

Duration: 30-60 mins

From SAR550
Heat Treatments
Duration: 30-60 mins
From SAR375
I-Lipo™ (30 mins)
From SAR1050
Laser and Pulsed Light Vein Treatment (30 mins)

Min Price: 1050

Max Price: 2500

Duration: 30-60 mins

From SAR895
Photorejuvenation
Duration: 30-60 mins
From SAR1115
Stretch Marks Removal
Duration: 30-60 mins

Facials and Makeup

From SAR400
Acne Facial (1 hour )

Min Price: 450

Max Price: 825

From SAR525
Chemical Peel (45 mins)

Min Price: 545

Max Price: 8500

Duration: 45-60 mins

From SAR525
Light Chemical Peel (45 mins)

Min Price: 525

Max Price: 685

Duration: 45-60 mins

From SAR525
Medium Chemical Peel (45 mins)

Min Price: 525

Max Price: 60

Duration: 45-60mins

From SAR1350
Dermapen™ (1 hour 30 mins)

Min Price: 1350

Max Price: 2000

From SAR90
Eyebrows (15 mins)

Min Price: 90

Max Price: 1870

Duration: 15-75 mins

From SAR695
Eyelash Extensions (1 hour )

Min Price: 695

Max Price: 895

Duration: 60-90 mins

From SAR100
Eyelashes (1 hour )

Min Price: 100

Max Price: 895

Duration: 60-90 mins

From SAR525
Facial Rejuvenation
From SAR525
Facials (1 hour )

Min Price: 525

Max Price: 825

From SAR525
Facials For Men (1 hour )

Min Price: 525

Max Price: 825

From SAR375
LED Light Treatment (30 mins)

Min Price: 375

Max Price: 475

From SAR1100
Microblading (1 hour 15 mins)

Min Price: 1100

Max Price: 1875

Duration: 75-120 mins

From SAR425
Microdermabrasion
Duration: 30-60 mins
From SAR1100
Permanent Makeup (1 hour )

Min Price: 1100

Max Price: 3200

Duration: 60-120 mins

From SAR525
Skin Peel (30 mins)

Min Price: 525

Max Price: 685

Duration: 30-60 mins

From SAR400
Teen Facials (1 hour )

Min Price: 400

Max Price: 825

Nail Treatments

From SAR440
Callus Peel (1 hour 15 mins)

Min Price: 440

Max Price: 500

From SAR340
Foot Scrub (1 hour )

Min Price: 340

Max Price: 400

From SAR250
Gel Nails (1 hour )

Min Price: 250

Max Price: 340

Duration: 60-90 mins

From SAR300
Manicure

Min Price: 300

Max Price: 370

From SAR340
Pedicure (1 hour )

Min Price: 340

Max Price: 400

Waxing and Hair Removal

From SAR145
Bikini Wax (30 mins)

Min Price: 145

Max Price: 165

From SAR230
Brazilian Waxing (30 mins)

Min Price: 230

Max Price: 235

From SAR90
Chin Wax (20 mins)
From SAR90
Eyebrow Wax (20 mins)
From SAR230
French Bikini Wax (30 mins)

Min Price: 230

Max Price: 235

From SAR195
Full Arm Wax (30 mins)
 
Full Leg plus Bikini
From SAR245
Full Leg Wax (45 mins)
Duration: 45-60 mins
From SAR150
Half Arm Wax
 
Half Leg plus Bikini
From SAR175
Half Leg Wax (45 mins)
Duration: 45-60 mins
From SAR230
Hollywood Waxing (30 mins)

Min Price: 230

Max Price: 235

From SAR460
IPL Hair Removal (20 mins)

Min Price: 460

Max Price: 4600

Duration: 20-120

From SAR400
Laser Hair Removal

Min Price: 400

Max Price: 3400

From SAR90
Lip Wax (20 mins)
From SAR200
Male Waxing

Min Price: 200

Max Price: 275

From SAR105
Underarm Wax (20 mins)
From SAR90
Waxing (30 mins)

Min Price: 90

Max Price: 275

Duration: 30-60 mins

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Dr Maureen Allem

Job Title:
  Doctor
Biography:

Dr Maureen Allem is a general practitioner with a special interest in aesthetic and integrative/anti-ageing medicine and procedures. She is also the founder and Medical Director of the Renewal Institute.

She qualified as a medical doctor in 1987. Following a ten year career in the conventional medical profession, running a medical ward in a provincial hospital, she moved into the executive health field and spent seven years doing annual medicals and lifestyle assessments for top executives nationally.

In early 2001, she became increasingly interested in non-surgical aesthetics and the use of non-invasive treatments to rejuvenate the face and body and started an aesthetic practice doing injectable treatments for patients. As there was limited formal training available in this field, she travelled to Belgium in 2002 to train with Dr Koen de Boulle, who is considered the top injector in Europe.

She is a sought-after speaker on anti-ageing and non-surgical facial rejuvenation techniques and body sculpting. She also has appeared on TV and radio many times discussing non-surgical aesthetic solutions and her advice can be read frequently in South Africa's major publications.

She is a founding member of the AASSA (Aesthetic and Anti-ageing Society of South Africa).

Dr Allem consults at the Parkhurst, Morningside, Fourways and Illovo branches in Gauteng as well as Cape Quarter, Claremont and Constantia branches in the Western Cape.

Dr Toni Van der Merwe

Job Title:
  Doctor
Biography:

Dr Toni Van der Merwe obtained her MBChB from the University of Cape Town in 2005 where she qualified with first class honours.

She completed her internship in 2006 at Somerset Hospital and her community service in 2007 at Victoria Hospital, where after she was a medical officer in the accident and emergency department for three years. During her time there she took courses in advanced paediatric and adult life support. Through her studies, she received the 2003 John Fleming Brock prize for family medicine as well as the 2004 medal from SA Society of Anaesthesiologists. She is also a member of The Aesthetic and Anti-ageing Medicine Society of South Africa.

She has always been very interested in the aesthetic side of medicine, and really enjoys working with people who take care of themselves or who want to better themselves in some way. She started working at the Renewal Institute in July 2011 and consults from the Cape Quarter, Claremont and Constantia branches in the Western Cape.​

Dr Graham Duncombe

Job Title:
  Doctor
Biography:

Dr Graham Duncombe qualified as a general practitioner at the University of Pretoria in 1995 and has spent eighteen years in private practice. Further to this, he utilized anti-ageing medicine and expanded his field of expertise to aesthetic medicine.

He obtained his certificate, to administer anti-ageing injections and other aesthetic treatments, from The South African Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. He was a partner and owner of the Genaesthetics Medical and Aesthetics Practice until 2007.

He is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa, The South African Academy of Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Medicine, The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, World Society of Anti-aging Medicine and The International Hormone Society.

Dr Duncombe is proud to be a part of the Renewal Institute and consults from the Cape Quarter, Willowbridge and Stellenbosch branches in the Western Cape.

Dr Henning Dinkelmann

Job Title:
  Doctor
Biography:

Dr Henning’s passion and appreciation of beauty developed from early childhood and being a Medical Practitioner is something he always envisaged for himself. After qualifying as a General Practitioner, he joined The Renewal Institute, offering him the opportunity to combine his medical knowledge and skill with his passion for Aesthetic and Anti-Ageing Medicine.

He obtained his medical degree from the University of Pretoria in 2013 and thereafter completed his two years of internship, followed by one year of community service for the Department of Health. He takes great pride in both his work and presentation, placing patients at ease throughout the course of the consultation and procedures. He undertakes a holistic approach to anti-ageing, ensuring the longevity of the patients’ appearance and health.

Beyond medicine, he enjoys fitness and the outdoor life with a particular interest in bird watching and hiking trails.

Dr Dinkelmann is based in Cape Town and consults from the Constantia, Cape Quarter and Willowbridge branches.

Dr Dominique Myburgh

Job Title:
  Doctor
Biography:

Dr Dominique Myburgh is a general practitioner with a special interest in aesthetic, anti-ageing and cosmetic medicine. She graduated from the University of Pretoria with the degree Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery in 2004. Thereafter she completed her internship in 2005 and her community service in 2006.

In 2007 she decided to stay on in the public sector and worked as a senior medical officer in the Family Medicine and Accident/Emergency department. In 2008 she decided to move into private practice and worked as a General Practitioner.

During the years, she developed a special interest in dermatology and aesthetics and completed various courses in aesthetic medicine. In 2009 she started working at the Aesthetics Centre, Johannesburg. There she gained a vast amount of experience and knowledge in aesthetic procedures and injectables, under the guidance and supervision of Dr Jennifer Irvine.

In 2011 she started working at The Bay Skin Care Institute, Camps Bay. Here she worked as the sole doctor performing mostly injectable treatments. It was here that she was granted the opportunity to train other doctors on anti-ageing injections.

She has since started at the Renewal Institute and consults from the Cape Quarter, Claremont and Constantia branches in the Western Cape.

Dr Shahra Sattar

Job Title:
  Doctor
Biography:

Dr Shahra Sattar obtained her medical degree from the University of Cape Town in 2006. Thereafter she completed her compulsory internship and community service at the Department of Health.

In 2011, while conducting research and managing international randomized community trials, she was awarded a Fogarty International scholarship to attend the prestigious Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in the USA. She also obtained her master's degree in public health from the University of Cape Town in 2013 and holds a diploma in HIV medicine from the Colleges of Medicine South Africa.

She is certified to perform aesthetic medicine procedures. and is a member of the Health Professionals Council of South Africa.

She believes that investing in one’s skin is imperative. She champions the achievement of a healthy skin through maintaining good internal health, reducing external risk factors, and using scientifically sound therapies to prevent, manage and reverse undesirable cosmetic concerns. She draws on the experiences of her varied medical career to help her patients achieve their skincare goals.

She lives in Cape Town with her husband and her Abyssinian fur-child. She spends her free time writing (everything from scientific articles to poetry), and belly-dances twice a week to keep fit.

Dr Sattar is thrilled to be a member of the Renewal Institute team and consults at the Claremont, Constantia and Cape Quarter branches in Cape Town.​

Dr Tarryn Christie

Job Title:
  Doctor
Biography:

Dr Tarryn Christie studied somatology for a year before completing her degree in physiotherapy at the University of Cape Town in 2007. She completed her medical degree at the University of Witwatersrand in 2012 and completed her internship at the Victoria Hospital and her community work in emergency medicine at the Groote Schuur Hospital.

She also worked at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, in the unit for burnt patients, as a physiotherapist.

After completing her medical degree she worked in private practice, as a locum in general practices and in emergency departments. Her interest in anti-ageing, aesthetic and cosmetic therapy began when she was a student in somatology, and this passion intensified throughout her medical career. She has witnessed first-hand how the treatments and procedures at the Renewal Institute allow for one's self-assurance to be uplifted.

She has always wanted to be involved in improving the wellness of her patients and believes that the Renewal Institute encompasses all the holistic qualities that will allow her to improve the overall health and confidence of her patients.

Dr Christie is currently living in Cape Town and is consulting from the Cape Quarter, Claremont and Constantia branches.

Dr Sedicka Laskery

Job Title:
  Doctor
Biography:

Dr Sedicka Laskery is an Integrative Medicine Specialist and an active member of South African Society of Integrative Medicine (SASIM). The combination of the best in Conventional Western Medicine and Complementary Medicine. She focuses on using integrated holistic interventions in the healing and prevention of medical conditions and to reach optimum balance.

Her experiences include working in the mainstream sector (prior to embarking into specialist studies in Integrative Functional Medicine) at Groote Schuur Hospital in all departments of health and day hospitals, Mitchell's Plain District Hospital in Internal Medicine and Red Cross in paediatric medicine and emergency care. This clinical experience sharpens the knowledge of a practitioner that further ventures into a field that approaches health care from a philosophical level of holistic well-being.

She developed an interest in Integrative Medicine years ago. Which was spurred on by her own personal health journey that created an inquisitive mind around exploring the medical field beyond the norm. She subsequently did postgraduate studies in integrative medicine.

Integrative Medicine is the merging and practice of using the best in scientific evidence of conventional western medicine and complementary medicine to treat the underlying root causes and imbalances in our health.

As an integrative medicine specialist, she uses platforms to make society at large aware of their current state of health in a very holistic and integrated approach. She acknowledges the impact of chronic diseases on people’s personal lives as well as on their work performance. She would like to assist society to gain a better understanding of their current health status in order for them to make informed decisions regarding a healthier and more balanced lifestyle.

Integrative Functional Medicine allows the scope to treat current diseases simultaneously with all physiological imbalances that may be present or waiting to present themselves in all aspects of human well-being ie. Mind, body, soul and energy.

Integrative medicine aims at restoring the balance and scientifically augmenting the body’s innate ability to heal itself. Supporting the innate intelligence of the body in all spheres that comprise our human make up. Perhaps even more importantly than this, is the journey, bringing personal meaning to illness as an opportunity for growth and increased awareness of self and the world.

Dr Laskery believes in changing the patient's life story to a story that creates more meaning through awakening the inner self. She is of the opinion that Integrative Medicine is the best foundation for a practice in health.

She joined the Renewal Institute team in 2017 and consults from the Cape Quarter, Claremont and Constantia branches.

Mrs Shana Collier

Job Title:
  Nurse
Languages:
  English, Afrikaans
Biography:
"What counts in life is not that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" ...Nelson Mandela
Shana has lived most of her life in the Western Cape. She matriculated in 1986 and went straight into nursing at Carinus nursing college at Groote Schuur Hospital. She has worked as a midwife, a school nurse and an ICU nurse.
In 1997, with the help of others, she started a home for pregnant women in crisis named The New Life Centre. She worked as the Director of the centre for seven years before devoting her attentions to her family. She is a proud mother of three beautiful children.
After taking care of her family, she decided to join the Renewal Institute in order to further her experience as well as provide her experience to those in need.

Mrs Sonia Potgieter

Job Title:
  Practice Manager
Biography:

Sonia started her career at the International Academy of Health and Skincare. In 2001, she graduated with her International Academy’s Masters Diploma, followed by two International Diploma’s. After graduation, she joined Steiner and worked onboard a 5-star cruise liner as a spa therapist. On completion of her contract, she joined a team of Spa therapists at an internationally recognised hotel group based in Cape Town.

A few years later there was an exciting opportunity to move to Kenya as Trainer/Assistant manager for a new spa that was being built on the South Coast. After the successful completion of two contracts, she headed to a Spa in the heart of Sandton, Johannesburg.

She decided to move back to Cape Town and in 2012 she joined the Renewal Institute team as branch manager for Cape Quarter as well as Claremont. She also plays an important role in the support team.

Mrs Helette Westraad

Job Title:
  Assistant Practice Manager
Biography:

Helette's first step towards a dream started in 2007 at ISA Carstens Health and Skincare Academy. At the end of 2009, she qualified as a third-year student with BTEC in her Basic Diploma, Advanced diploma, International diploma as well as Spa Management Diploma.

Her focus moved towards the Medical Aesthetic side of the industry and was employed by Renewal Institute in February 2010. She has been working for the company ever since as a therapist and takes pride in what she does. She sees every day as a challenge and learning curve based on being result driven.

Her primary interest is the skin and its anatomy and physiology. She believes that every client is a unique individual with their own concerns and needs.

Miss Elize Pieterse

Job Title:
  Assistant Practice Manager
Biography:
Elize obtained her Health and Skincare Diploma in 2006. After completing her studies, she joined the Norwegian Star Cruise Liner where she travelled to Alaska and Mexico, gaining valuable experience.
Returning home from the cruise liners, she worked in a few smaller spas and salons before joining a private beauty academy in 2010 as a receptionist. After a year of reception, she developed a keen interest in lecturing and was promoted to a lecturer where she has been lecturing for six years.
It is during this time that she realized her ambition for medical aesthetics.

Miss Lizanne Burton

Job Title:
  Practice Therapist
Languages:
  English, Afrikaans
Biography:
Lizanne matriculated in 2006 and studied at Isa Carstens Health & Skin Care Academy. She completed a three-year course and received a Diploma in Advanced Skin Care.
After her studies, she decided to work abroad and travelled the seven seas while working on the Cruise ships for seven months. After her contract on the Cruise Liners, she decided to come back to South Africa and worked in a small Guesthouse Spa in Gordon's Bay.
In 2011, she was given the opportunity to work as a laser therapist at the Renewal Institute.

Mrs Megan Pretorius

Job Title:
  Practice Therapist
Biography:
Megan matriculated in the Eastern Cape in 2007, where after she obtained a diploma in Health and Skincare in Port Elizabeth in 2009.
Upon completion of her studies, she worked in St Francis, Hermanus and Jeffreys Bay gaining valuable experience as a medical aesthetic therapist. In February 2017, she got married and then moved to Cape Town where she worked as a spa therapist in Somerset West for a few months. She was then granted the opportunity to join the Renewal Institute family.
She is very excited to be part of this innovative company and is eager to share her passion for aesthetics. She is a firm believer in equipping herself with relevant knowledge, to ensure a high level of service.

Miss Kayla Austin

Job Title:
  Practice Therapist
Languages:
  English
Biography:

Kayla is originally from Johannesburg, where she matriculated in 2014. She decided to embark on an adventure and moved to Stellenbosch where she completed her three-year diploma in Somatology at Isa Carstens Academy as well as completing CIDESCO in 2017.

She has been granted the opportunity to pursue her passion at Renewal Institute where she will work with the passionate team at Cape Quarter to help their clients achieve their desired goals.

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