To our dear, loyal Dermalaser Clients
As the end of 2023 draws to a close, we need to inform you that on Thursday 14 December 2023, Dermalaser Medical Skin & Laser clinic will be closing permanently.
The directors of the clinic have made this decision for a variety of reasons but one of the main reasons is the cost of owning lasers in this day and age in South Africa, with the declining rand, is a very expensive business. Most of the lasers and devices are from the USA and it has become prohibitively expensive to buy new lasers and also to maintain them when they breakdown.
The decision to close the clinic was not made lightly and it is with heavy hearts that this chapter in the history of our laser clinic in Somerset West comes to an end. What started out as Lasermed, the first laser clinic in our town, eventually became Dermalaser so we have a long and rich history as a specialised laser clinic.
We have been privileged to enjoy the loyalty of many wonderful clients and we want to say a big thank you for supporting us over the years.
Mariam Visser our receptionist will working for Dr Cordula Winkler, the Plastic Surgeon who owns the property where Dermalaser is currently situated. This means Mariam will literally move from one side of the reception desk to the other in the new year! We are so happy with this outcome as Mariam has been such a wonderful, loyal and hard-working receptionist at Dermalaser.
The good news is that Chinelle Cromhout is pregnant and expecting her first baby in May 2024! We are all so excited for her and her husband – it has been a long-held dream for them of becoming parents! Chinelle is a very experienced aesthetician who has also been a dedicated and loyal therapist at the clinic. She will become an independent skin therapist, working for herself and renting a treatment room from Dr Winkler from 15 January 2024 so she will remain at 31 Bright Street. Chinelle intends to work until just before her baby is born in May and then she will take her maternity leave and return to work after that period. She will not be doing any laser treatments as these are in the process of being sold but she will still offer chemical peels, Dermapen micro- needling and Dermaplaning treatments. Below is her new contact number from 15 January 2024.
• CHINELLE CROMHOUT: 072 238 9577
Dr Ian Webster’s skin therapist Sarah Stringer and Dr Pierre van Zyl’s skin therapist Jeanne Briers will also offer the same treatments as Chinelle and if she is unable to treat you, especially when she goes on maternity leave., they will be available to help. Both Sarah and Jeanne are very experienced and work closely with their Dermatologists.
SARAH STRINGER (DR IAN WEBSTER): 021 852 5858
JEANNE BRIERS (DR PIERRE VAN ZYL): 021 851 2335
Dr Karen Ordeman, Dermatologist, is purchasing the Candela Nordlys IPL system for her clinic, Skin Focus in Milnerton.
• SKIN FOCUS (DR KAREN ORDEMANN): 021 180 5269
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the best in future and we hope you have a
joyful Christmas and may you enjoy many blessings in the year ahead.
Directors and Staff of Dermalaser