Salon profile: Skin Renu

Investing in, and keeping up with the latest technology can be a daunting task for any salon or clinic.

But one clinic that has remained ahead of the curve is Skin Renu, located in Sydney’s inner west in leafy Balmain, who this year are celebrating their 10-year anniversary.

Practice manager and partner Sylvia Down Partner said what had contributed most to their success was being prepared to invest in the best the industry had to offer in rejuvenation devices and to have a highly experienced injectors with a good aesthetic eye.

“We saw the need to invest in the best possible devices and we are proud to say we opened with Thermage,” she said.

“We tested and researched many devices, especially on ourselves and looked beyond the hype to find what really delivered.”

They soon expanded their devices to include the Fraxel Restore Dual (non-ablative laser treatment targeting ageing and sun damage), Clear+Brilliant (advanced technology gentle fractional laser treatment) and Omnilux (non-invasive LED light therapy that promotes facial rejuvenation).

Sylvia said clients kept returning to Skin Renu because all the staff were dedicated professionals who were open, honest and caring to all clients that encouraged a holistic approach to beauty.

“We help our clients on their personal journey by providing treatment with treatment that are tailored to help them look and feel their best at what ever age or stage they are,” she said.

“Caring about your appearance and wishing to look your best has become something men and women of all ages have embraced and it is wonderful to have so many choices.”

Sylvia said each individual’s skin’s health and appearance were paramount to which treatment plan was prescribed to either maintain the skin’s appearance or correct changes to return the skin to a healthy, clear appearance.

Skin Renu senior dermal therapist Jessica Lynch.

Skin Renu senior dermal therapist, Jessica Lynch, 37, said one of the most popular treatments at the clinic was Thermage.

“Clients love it because it is downtime free and the gold standard for contouring, tightening and lifting,” she said.

“Our regular clients also like that they can re-book yearly.”

The mother-of-one said Thermage was an ideal treatment for any client that had noticed the firmness of their skin changing and wanted to improve their collagen base to tighten and lift the skin.

“As an anti-ageing treatment, it is ideal for those who wish to reverse some of those changes by stimulating their own collagen,” she said.

Jessica said Fraxel was also a popular treatment at the clinic because of its anti-ageing benefits.

“Fraxel also addresses changes in the skin, fine lines, open pores and pigment simultaneously,” she said.

“It is a little less popular as it does have downtime but the change in the skin’s appearance once healed is very dramatic.”

Jessica said her caring, nurturing personality and personal battle with acne as a teen saw her enrol in a Diploma of Beauty Therapy.

After progressing to salon manager and training manager of new staff at The Beauty Room, Mosman, her desire for further education and knowledge in advanced skin treatments led her to enrol in Advanced Diploma of Dermal Therapy.

“Being a working mother, this course was ideal as it allowed me to study via correspondence, work and be a mother – busy times,” she said.

“At Skin Renu I’ve had the opportunity and privilege to work with some of the best equipment in the industry.”

She said in order to determine the right treatment for her clients, she always asked them to explain thoroughly their concerns, expectations, needs and budget.

“Through a process of elimination, considering factors such as lifestyle, budget and downtime, we establish a timeline or plan choosing the best treatment for the situation,” she said.

Some of the other devices available used to help client achieve their goals include Infini (high intensity focused RF), Coolsculpting (non-surgical fat-reduction treatment) Laser Genesis (medical grade laser technology that stimulates collagen through microsecond pulse), to ThermiVa (vaginal rejuvenation) and they are about to launch Pico Genesis with the new generation Enlighten SR by Cutera (tattoo removal).

It’s clear Skin Renu’s plans to continue to grow and offer their patients a variety of services by investing in technology is keeping them at the forefront of an industry that’s becoming more and more results-driven without being invasive.

Check out Professional Beauty’s Industry RoundTable for expert advice on investing in technology:

Revision skincare is stocked at Skin Renu.

Retail brands stocked at Skin Renu:
Rationale
Medik8
Cosmelan
Synergie
DNA EGF Renewal

What is Thermage?
Thermage is a non-invasive, radiofrequency cosmetic procedure that helps smooth, tighten and contour skin. It uses RF energy to kick start the body’s own natural renewal process with a combination of heat energy to treat deep tissue and cooling effects to protect the skin’s surface using comfort pulse technology. The gentle vibrations are interspersed with cooling to the treatment as comfortable as possible. The procedure helps tighten existing collagen and stimulate new natural collagen growth. Immediate results are visible and continue to improve for up to six months, with results that can last for years. Follow-up treatments can help to ensure continued collagen growth in order to achieve optimum results. www.thermage.net.au

What is Fraxel?
Fraxel is a non-ablative laser treatment targeting ageing and sun damage. It penetrates the epidermis, targeting the deep layers of the skin for collagen remodelling and is designed to reduce pigmentation, discolouration, freckles, sun spots, age spots and acne scarring. The Fraxel Restore Dual has two lasers combined into one device. It uses skin resurfacing technology to renew and help maintain skin’s youthful glow with minimal discomfort and downtime. It is a fractional laser system that penetrates the skin down to the dermis without disrupting the skin’s protective outer barrier, to maximise safety and recovery time. More than half a million procedures have been performed worldwide. www.fraxel.com.au

Contact Skin Renu on 02 9555 9506 or visit www.skinrenu.com.au.

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