After struggling with many health issues and not being able to get to the bottom of it, Dr. Maricia Duvenage decided to become a part of the solution to the many women out there facing the same fate.
She explains that during this time not a single medical specialist was able to tell her what was wrong, so she couldn’t even start to treat it. She realised that there must be another way, and started to look deeper into her patient’s health to solve imbalances that may occur at root level.
With Renewal Institute’s holistic approach to aesthetics and wellness, it taps exactly into everything she is passionate about.
Patients appreciate the holistic approach and want to understand their conditions and the treatment thereof. People are also more drawn to natural healing rather than getting prescription medicines, which often have a lot of nasty side effects.
When the body functions optimally as a whole, it reduces the amount of inflammation produced on a daily basis. An accumulation of inflammation is what leads to dysfunction of the body and causes the rate at which people age, to accelerate rapidly.
Dr. Maricia further encourages her patients to manage their emotional stress, as severe trauma, in any form, can have a detrimental impact on your health.
“It disrupts your hormonal balance in various ways which leads to massive amounts of inflammation. The inflammation then causes your skin to react. The best way to combat this is to prevent severe trauma. This can be achieved by following a healthy diet to ensure optimal recovery from such events and also by practicing meditation to enhance relaxation in the body”, she says.
When it comes to aesthetic treatments, she believes that prevention is always better than cure. Managing something before it becomes an issue is far easier, and also more cost effective, than correcting it.
Her approach to anti-ageing treatments is to keep things natural. You want to achieve a look that gives patients a refreshed look, as opposed to a frozen expression. It is very subjective, though, and making sure that you listen carefully to what your patients want is very important.
When choosing an aesthetic doctor, she says it is important that your doctor has all the necessary qualifications and skills to help you achieve what you want. As per most things in life, skill does come with experience.
If she can recommend one lifestyle change to her patients, it would be to adopt healthy dietary habits. It is, interestingly, the one thing that most people struggle with.
If you consume the right diet that works for you, your body and skin will feel and function at their best. Simply put, the right diet is wholesome, real food. Staying away from sugar and eliminating processed food is a very good place to start.
Dr. Maricia practices at Renewal Institute’s West Rand branch. To schedule an appointment with her, contact branch manager Olivia on
011 475 1986.