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Dr Maureen Allem

Skin Care Expert

Dr Maureen answered the most recent question:

Good-day Dr, I am a 31-year-old female and I've been using Persivate Topical Ointment Cream for the past 10 years. It does make my skin feel smooth and even. The problem is that when I run out of it, my skin starts to break out and I get a sore rash all over my face. It also kind of lightens my complexion. so basically I cannot live without this product but want to stop using it ...

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Bio

Dr Maureen Allem is a GP with a special interest in Aesthetic procedures and Integrative Anti-Ageing Medicine. She is also the founder and Medical Director of national group Skin, Body and Health Renewal and Oasis Spas, with 17 centres and four Oasis spas across South Africa's major cities in Johannesburg, Pretoria, the Western Cape and KZN. Anti-ageing treatments include non-surgical, anti-aging procedures, cellulite and weight loss programmes as well as body sculpting procedures. The ultimate aim of all consultations is to provide optimal health and to restore aesthetic beauty. Health Renewal appointments involves an hour long extensive medical consultation which includes hormonal balancing, nutraceutical supplements, intravenous support and detoxification treatments. Dr Maureen has seventeen Doctors working with her using the same techniques she has spent years honing. Dr Maureen frequently travels overseas to World Anti-Ageing Congresses and Laser Forums to stay abreast of the most up-to-date non-surgical procedures.

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Dr Maricia Duvenhage

Health Expert

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Dr. Maricia completed her MBChB degree at MEDUNSA and her two-year internship in Bloemfontein. It was during this time where she developed a strong interest in aesthetic medicine. She then decided to complete an introductory course in Botox and Fillers and fell deeply in love with the dynamic field. She moved to Kimberley in December 2015 and completed her community service in 2016 at the Kimberley Hospital Complex. She is a dedicated health enthusiast and especially takes pride in a healthy lifestyle as well as helping others to achieve the same. She struggled with many health issues during 2016 and could not find a single medical specialist who was able to explain what was wrong with her and how to treat it. She had to figure it out herself. It was through this journey where she came across many other women who dealt with the exact same problem and no one to help them. This made her realise that there has to be another way. There has to be a solution or place to look deeper into someone’s health and to solve imbalances that may occur. Along came The Renewal Institute. Their scope of practice is absolutely everything she is passionate about, everything her lifestyle involves and everything she lives to achieve every single day in her own life. Her goal is to dig deeper into wellness and health and to help people achieve balance and health. She wants people to feel great about themselves and to portray a health and beauty inside and outside. She is very excited about the promising future filled with opportunities to grow as a health ambassador at The Renewal Institute.

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Lisa Raleigh

Fitness Expert

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Fitness and lifestyle expert, Lisa Raleigh, has been an exercise specialist for more than a decade. Known for her television roles as the winning team trainer on SA's The Biggest Loser, fitness guru on Michael Mol's Hello Doctor as well as the health and wellness consultant on SABC 3's daily morning show, Expresso, Lisa is fast becoming South Africa's unofficial face of wellness and healthy living.

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