Traveling as much as I do, there is nothing better than getting home and giving my skin some much-needed love. Though, as I approach my thirties, I’ve had to adjust my skincare routine to better serve my derma-needs.
My cleanse, dry and go habits no longer suffice. So, over recent years, I’ve directed my attention to medical dermatology as a way to improve and maintain my skin’s vitality.
When I first moved to the area, I spent some time searching for the right skincare clinic in Cape Town. I’ve learned that when it comes to cosmetic dermatology, the quality of doctors can vary greatly.
On my search for the best dermatologist in Cape Town, I came across Dr. Nerina Wilkinson, and our love story began.
Looking for a place to solve all of your skin-related issues? Well, lucky for you, I found the best cosmetic skincare clinic in Cape Town. Here’s what you should know about the SKIN Clinic.
About Dr. Nerina Wilkinson
As one of the premier cosmetic specialists in Cape Town, Dr. Nerina Wilkinson is a highly respected and well-renowned surgeon. She’s also among South Africa’s small number of female plastic surgeons, which makes for yet another reason to fangirl over her.
While there are some great male dermatologists in Cape Town, I find that I connect more naturally with women when it comes to aesthetics. After doing my due diligence researching dermatologists in Cape Town, Dr. Nerina Wilkinson blew me away with her skills, professionalism and array of services.
This is my go-to skincare clinic in Cape Town for a few reasons. Of course, there’s Dr. Nerina Wilkinson, who is an esteemed member of several councils and associations for plastic surgeons and dermatologists in Cape Town.
This is something to make note of when you’re searching for a doctor, as a lack of endorsement or association is NOT a good thing in the world of medicine.
To add, SKIN Clinic has an all-female expert staff who specialize in naturally beautiful skin enhanced by science-based cosmetic dermatology.
Cosmetic Dermatology Services
I’m delving into the non-surgical offerings due to the fact that the clinic has a whole host of non-invasive options that make a world of difference. Cosmetic Dermatology can help treat skin conditions such as aging, skin damage, pigmentation, acne and scarring.
Medical facials were my gateway into preventative skincare. While a basic spa facial will leave your skin glowing for a day, a medical facial is designed for targeted, long-term effects. There are countless treatments that can include everything from an LED light treatment to chemical peels.
And hear me out on these peels! I know a lot of ladies are freaked out by the sound of it, but they do wonders for acne scarring, fine lines and pigmentation!
It’s important to note here that chemical peels come in three grades: superficial, medium and deep. Start small and work your way up. Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), Dermapen needling is another one of my favorite treatments. It targets fine lines and wrinkles, as well as large pores.
Don’t let the name of the treatment freak you out — it’s not as bad as it sounds! Your face is numbed before the procedure, so you’re totally comfortable throughout.
Before I started my treatments, the clinic ran a facial assessment report to identify my problem areas. The assessment compared my results to other women and showed my real age vs. my skin age (my skin is younger than me, yay!). It was helpful to see exactly where I needed treatment in order to choose the right package.
Getting Started with Cosmetic Dermatology
A lot of people regard cosmetic dermatology as a luxury, but I’d highly recommend making it part of your regular routine. Your skin is the largest organ on your body– so make it a priority!
Investing in your face is an invaluable way to upgrade your look and mood. In your twenties, don’t just bask in the glow of your youth, start educating yourself on preventative skincare.
If you’re a local looking for a skincare clinic in Cape Town, I’d highly recommend checking out SKIN Clinic. Not only do they offer amazing services and an expert staff, but they are also quite affordable. If you live abroad, the clinic is worth considering for medical tourism.
Unlike in Europe and the U.S., dermatologists in Cape Town offer premium cosmetic dermatology services at reasonable rates. As if there weren’t already enough reasons to come to Cape Town!