Are facials really worth it? Is there anything your therapist shouldn’t be doing? What are the benefits? We find out!

We’ve all been there: you’ve decided to have a facial and you’re looking at the spa menu, but the words you’re reading might as well be in another language. Microneedling, hydra-dermabrasion, peels, serums, mesotherapy – the jargon around facials is enough to confuse even the most beauty savvy among us.

And how are you supposed to know what kind of facial will help treat your specific skin concern in the best way?

That’s why we’ve teamed up with Dr Maureen Allem from Skin Renewal to answer all your questions to do with facials – no matter how big or small.

Who will be answering your questions?

Dr Maureen Allem is the founder and Medical Director of the Renewal Institute. She is a general practitioner with a special interest in aesthetic procedures and integrative and anti-ageing medicine. In fact, Dr Allem was one of the first in South Africa to train other doctors in botulinum toxin and dermal filler procedures!

When she’s not helping her patients, she’s travelling the world attending global anti-ageing congresses and laser forums to stay at the cutting edge of innovations in her sphere. She is also one of the founding committee members of the Aesthetic and Anti-Ageing Medicine Society of South Africa.

How to ask your question

It’s really easy to ask your question! Either fill out the form below or post your question on All4Women’s Facebook page. You have until February 19 to ask your questions. Once all the questions are in, Dr Allem will answer them and we’ll highlight a few of them on our site. Keep a look out for her responses.


About Skin Renewal

There are 16 Skin Renewal Aesthetic clinics all over South Africa. The clinics specialise in a full range of doctor-administered medical aesthetic treatments including injectables, dermal fillers and threadlifts, as well as a wide range of medical grade technology treatments like skin resurfacing, microdermabrasion, laser hair removal, facial rejuvenation and more.


Treatments are done by doctors (who are experienced in cosmetic dermatology and aesthetic medicine and anti-ageing treatments), supported by a team of qualified and experienced nurses and therapists.

Skin Renewal’s continuous investment in the latest technologies, products and staff training is what ensures their patients’ infinitely better results. Click here to find out more about Skin Renewal and the Renewal Institute.