Dr Helenka qualified in medicine with an MBChB from Stellenbosch University before gaining experience in hospitals in Kimberley and Upington.
Bullied for her freckles and red hair as a child, she became a fashion model and it was during this time that her interest in medical aesthetics stemmed as she feels it is so closely linked to self-confidence. She celebrates enhancing your natural beauty through aesthetics.
Disciplined and diligent, she is passionate about arts, languages, and classical music. Dr. Helenka boasts over 15 years in the fashion and film industry and is a fitness fanatic that enjoys rowing and running. She is a recipient of the Women in Leadership award (Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert Institute) as well as the Duke of Edinburgh Award and has undergone extensive in-house training by the Skin Renewal training team.
She has spent considerable time with Dr. Maureen Allem in both training and practice to learn about the intricacies of aesthetics. She consults from the Skin Renewal branches in Illovo, Bedfordview, Irene, West Rand en Waterfall.