GHS Sports Awards Ceremony

Date: 02/10/2015

Written & Presented by: Ingrid Katz (Pure Aesthetics)

Event: Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School Sports Award

Good morning ladies, staff and guests, I feel very privileged to be able to speak to you all here today as you celebrate your sporting achievements at this incredible establishment, that is GHS.

I spent 5 irreplaceable years toiling on the sports fields and in the classrooms of this school and I wouldn’t change them for anything. In fact, I often feel like I could go back tomorrow....but alas, real life takes over when you leave these halls and for me it has been almost 20 years.

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Maintaining a youthful bust & décolleté

Date: 29/09/2015

Author: Ingrid Katz (Pure Aesthetics)

As we are fortunate enough to work alongside a plastic & reconstructive surgeon, the bust and décolleté areas are often under much discussion. This beautiful area of a woman’s body is often considered the epitome of femininity and is much celebrated and adorned. But like a woman’s hands, the décolleté can give away our age.

Advances in surgery as well as aesthetics means we have a few options (some surgical and some non-surgical) of treating these areas. A question that we, at Pure Aesthetics, are faced with daily is one around how to improve the appearance of the skin on the bust and décolleté areas.

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Skin SOS

Date: 31/08/2015

Author: Ingrid Katz (Pure Aesthetics)

The first rains have come, the blossoms are blooming and the air is filled with the fragrance of Jasmine. Are you ready to reveal your beautiful, glowing Spring skin; or are you still experiencing the wrath of the seemingly endless dry winter air? Perhaps a little S.O.S is required.

S.O.S is actually the International Morse code distress signal, but in more popular usage it became associated with Save Our Ship, Save Our Souls or Send Out Succour. For our purposes we shall refer to it as Save Our Skin!

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New Treatment: The Dermapen

Date: 03/08/2015

Author: Ingrid Katz (Pure Aesthetics)

Skin needling continues to be (for some) a controversial subject. I, for one, have had concerns about needle depths into the skin and how these needles are placed into or onto the skin, at what pressure and most importantly for what skin concerns needling is indicated.

We know that skin needling induces a “wound healing response” and it is this response that sets off a hive of activity within the skin, including the stimulation of collagen production. This, combined with a topical active serum during treatment, will improve a host of various skin conditions, such as:

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Date: 01/07/2015

Author: Ingrid Katz (Pure Aesthetics)

Pigmentation is one of the most common and difficult concerns that we treat. This is due to various internal and external factors influencing skin and stimulating melanin (pigment) production.

We have a three step approach when treating pigmentation:

  • Step 1: Build strength in the skin in order to minimise the impact that inflammatory influences, such as sun, hormonal activity, medication, foods and stress have on the skin.
  • Step 2: Slow down the skins production of melanin
  • Step 3: Lift the pigmentation that is present on the surface of the skin.

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Teen Skin

Date: 01/06/2015

Author: Ingrid Katz (Pure Aesthetics)

We celebrate Youth Day in June, so let’s talk about teenage skins and their concerns.

At Pure Aesthetics, we see and treat many different skin concerns but the one that has a whole lot of emotion attached to it is, is teenage acne. As if puberty itself isn’t bad enough, we then have to see these skins suffer – some more severely than others. The confidence knock teenagers with acne take is so unfair, but thankfully, it can be minimised or even avoided.

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Male Skin

Date: 29/04/2015

Author: Ingrid Katz (Pure Aesthetics)

Happy Mother’s Day beautiful ladies! We’d like to treat you for Mother’s Day, so look out for our give-away on Facebook and our special for the month.

Despite being Mother’s Day month, we’re focusing on male skin in this newsletter. Feel free to pass this on to your husband, boyfriend, brother etc. But if you are a mom of a teenage boy, you may want to keep reading.

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Hou só jou oë jonk!

Date: 20/03/2015

Author: team (Sarie Magazine)

Oë wat sprankel trek maklik jare van jou ouderdom af. Kies die regte produkte en behandelings teen lastighede soos fyn lyntjies en donker kringe.

Kies jou oogroom wys.

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