14 September

Keeping PIGMENTATION on the LIGHT side of Life

September 14th, 2018|

Written By: Dr Marisa Heyns MBChB (UCT), MSc Aesthetic Medicine and Therapeutics It might not feel like it, but summer is almost around the corner, and although we might not always admit to it – deep down inside some of us want to be able to show off those healthy glowing sun kissed skins. The [...]

9 July

The Bridal Doctor – Consultation

July 9th, 2018|

Written by: Dr Serna Cardoso - BHSc, MBChB (Wits), DipPEC (SA) 1st Appointment: The Bridal Doctor Consultation When: 6 months to go Who: Dr Cardoso and Dr Nerina Wilkinson SKIN’s therapists. What: Skin consult, VISIA Complexion Analysis, customized home skin care regime, 6 month treatment plan drawn up Cost: R800 MEDICAL SKIN ASSESSMENT:                               [...]

3 July

My Bridal Skincare Journey – by “The Bridal Doctor”

July 3rd, 2018|

Written by: Dr Serena Cardoso - BHSc, MBChB (WITS), DipPEC (SA) I’m getting married! The three words every women wants to gloat about over dinner with friends and it’s something I certainly do! It’s such an exciting time in one’s life and can also be a little stressful, bridezilla anyone? There are vast amounts of [...]

27 June

Adipolaser Facial Rejuvenation: The “natural” stem cell, scar-less facelift

June 27th, 2018|

Written by: Dr Nerina Wilkinson - MBChB (Stell), FCS Plast (SA) A youthful face is a face with beautiful soft curves created by perfectly placed volume and a radiant skin. To therefore achieve a totally rejuvenating effect it is of utmost importance to correct both volume and skin quality. I see so many patients who [...]

18 June

Intimate Wellness: Vaginal Laser Rejuvenation for Menopause & Childbirth

June 18th, 2018|

Vaginal Laser. Written By: Dr Serena Cardoso - BHSc, MB BCh (WITS), DipPEC (SA). Jenna* is statuesque, funny and frank. She appears to be in her late 40s and often talks about her husband in our consultations. On the surface they seem to be incredibly happy together and very much in love. However, at a [...]

22 May

The real science behind the popular Vampire Facial

May 22nd, 2018|

Written by Dr Marisa Heyns - MBChB (UCT), MSc Aesthetic Medicine and Therapeutics WHAT ARE PRP REJUVENATION TREATMENTS? The Vampire Facial has become synonymous with the Khardashians’ and other uber conscious fashionistas’ beauty treatments. For most of the clients that know me, I tend to err on the side of caution with treatments that create [...]

28 February

A new generation of implant

February 28th, 2018|

Breast augmentation surgery remains the most common plastic surgery procedure to date. We all understand the importance of selecting a qualified, specialist plastic surgeon and reputable, licensed clinic. However, most patients don’t realise that the choice of breast implant is a very important decision – perhaps even more important than the surgeon or the clinic. [...]

28 February

Breast Before The risks of ignoring your implant shelf life

February 28th, 2018|

As with most good things in life, breast implants do not last forever. They come with an expiration date, deeming it necessary to have them either replaced or removed at some point Dr Nerina Wilkinson, plastic surgeon, reports on the common risks and complications that can occur when this factor is overlooked.

15 November

If you know you have PIP implants – what should you do?

November 15th, 2012|

It is extremely important to confirm with your surgeon if they used PIP implants during your augmentation. They are the best person to give you advice. You will need to consult your plastic surgeon and undergo special investigations to confirm if the implant is still intact. Luckily in SA – very few surgeons actually used [...]

15 November

So how safe are my breast implants?

November 15th, 2012|

Breast augmentation remains one of the most common surgical procedures performed today and for my patients and myself probably one of the most rewarding. The recent health care scare involving PIP implants has therefore been disturbing and has highlighted again the subject of exactly “how safe are breast implants actually?”Late last year concerns about breast [...]