About Geelong Veins Skin & Laser
About the Clinic
The Geelong Veins, Skin & Laser (formerly Geelong Cosmetic & Laser Medical Centre) has been established since 1991. Centrally located on the fringe of the Geelong City Centre, in McKillop Street, the heritage listed rooms are readily accessible. There is the convenience of ample nearby street parking. All consultations are carried out in a thoroughly professional environment with great consideration shown towards patient privacy.
Geelong Veins, Skin & Laser specialises in non-surgical skin, vein and cosmetic procedures. All procedures are performed in our rooms without requiring general anaesthetics, hospitalisation, or cutting of the skin. The latest procedures and techniques are used to achieve maximal results with minimal downtime. For the majority of procedures patients can resume work and normal activity on the same day as treatment.
Our friendly staff are able to answer any queries and provide you with any information that you may need about our services. They can also help you make an appointment with one of our experienced practitioners. There is no need for a referral from a general practitioner to come to the clinic.
Geelong Veins, Skin & Laser aims to provide patients with the highest level of care possible. Every doctor working at Geelong Veins, Skin & Laser has undertaken extensive and ongoing postgraduate training in laser medicine, skin cancer medicine, phlebology or cosmetic medicine. All of our cosmetic nurses and dermal therapists have University qualifications and many years of experience in the skincare/cosmetic industry.
The centre is open 6 days a week including early evenings and Saturdays.
Meet Our Team
The Geelong Veins, Skin & Laser provides an experienced team of medical professionals. Here you can find out more about our senior staff:
Dr Barbra Ward
MBBS (Monash) FRACGP
Dr Barbra Ward is the medical director and owner of GVSL. She has worked at GVSL since 2011, taking over ownership of the clinic in 2016 from Dr Garth Dicker.
Dr Barbra Ward studied medicine at Monash University, completing her MBBS degree, before undergoing specialist training in General Practice and becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP).
Dr Ward has a special interest in phlebology and leg vein disorders including ultrasound based assessment and sclerotherapy treatments. She has developed a great expertise at treating surface and spider veins with over 10 years experience in micro sclerotherapy injections at Geelong Veins, Skin & Laser. She is Geelong’s expert in treating spider veins.
Dr Ward is also experienced in skin dermoscopy and offers medical skin cancer checks and excisions. She is an expert at treating both cancerous (ie. BCC, SCC, melanoma) and benign skin lesions (ie. moles, skin tags, seb Ks, warts, scars, acne, rosacea.)
Dr Ward has a thorough knowledge of laser treatments, with expertise in treating birthmarks, vascular skin lesions, seborrhoeic keratoses, scars, warts and fungal nail infections with the latest laser techniques. She also performs Femtouch vaginal laser treatments.
Dr Ward is experienced in facial rejuvenation and enhancement techniques such as the use of wrinkle injections to treat frown lines, crows feet, worry lines and bunny lines; and the use of dermal fillers for the treatment of deeper lines, wrinkles and folds as well as augmentation of the lip, cheek and lower face.
Dr Lucy Mckinnon
MBBS FRACGP DCH
Dr Mckinnon completed a Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery at The University of Adelaide in 2000.
With over 17 years experience both overseas and in rural, remote and urban Australia Dr Mckinnon brings a broad range of skills and knowledge to Geelong Veins, Skin and Laser.
After completing specialist training in General Practice, Dr Mckinnon has had a diverse range of medical experience. She enjoys working in geographically and medically challenging conditions having worked in rural and remote general practice and emergency and as doctor for American TV show Survivor. She currently also works in public and private emergency departments.
Dr Lucy McKinnon has completed studies with the Australasian College of Phlebology to become a certified sclerotherapist.
Dr Patrick Lyons
MBBS (Melb) FRACS
A vascular specialist, Dr. Patrick Lyons has held numerous hospital appointments including as the head of vascular surgery at the Royal Hobart Hospital.
Dr. Lyons focuses especially on treating venous diseases such as varicose vein disorders. He has extensive experience in duplex ultrasound scanning techniques for the assessment of venous disease.
Dr Layla Mekhael
Dr Layla Mekhael is a GP with a special interest in skin cancer detection and treatment.
Dr. Layla has obtained a certificate in skin cancer medicine, surgery and dermoscopy, as well as having extensive experience in GP Practice and Gynaecology.
She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience, her specialties being skin checks and Fem Touch treatments. Dr. Layla is available to perform skin cancer checks and excisions.
Dr Reza Amirtouri
General Practitioner / Skin cancer doctor
Dr Reza Amirtouri is a specialist General Practitioner who joined the team at Geelong Veins Skin & Laser in 2021. Dr Reza has extensive experience and a special interest in dermatology and skin cancer diagnosis, management and plastic surgeries including skin grafts and skin flap minor surgery.
After practicing in general practice and skin cancer clinics in Perth for years, Dr Reza moved to Geelong with his family in 2021. He regularly attends national and international skin cancer and dermatology meetings and has been working closely with dermatologists and plastic surgeons over the last few years to develop his expert skills and keep up to date with the latest available diagnostic tools and treatments for skin cancer and other dermatological disorders.
Dr Reza Amirtouri started his career working in multiple hospital rotations overseas and in Australia in medical and surgical wards. He has subsequently worked as a General Practitioner for over ten years. He is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Dr Reza has a professional certificate in skin cancer surgeries from the University of Queensland and is a member of the Skin Cancer College of Australia.
Qualifications and professional memberships: Doctor of Medicine (MD), Fellow of RACGP (FRACGP), Australian Medical Council (AMC), Professional Certificate in Skin cancer Surgery (Prof. Cert . Skin Cancer Surg) University of QLD, Member of Skin Cancer College Australia (SCCA)
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Kenlyn is a qualified Nurse who has been working in the cosmetic industry for over 25 years. Originally training as a Beauty Therapist, Kenlyn’s passion for Cosmetic Nursing was sparked while she worked in Medi-spas alongside Doctors and Nurses. Kenlyn continues to further her qualifications and ensures she remains up to date with the latest techniques and products. She regularly attends conferences and workshops with leading Australian and overseas specialists in the field.
Kenlyn’s sharp aesthetic eye combined with her experience enables her to deliver the best cosmetic results for each unique face and individual client need.
Skin/laser Therapist. Currently studying Bachelor of Dermal Sciences, Victoria University.
Charlotte it a fully qualified Beauty Therapist after graduating in early 2016. Charlottes love for the science behind beauty encouraged her to further her studies and is currently in the final year of a degree in Dermal Science at Victoria University.
She offers extensive knowledge of all skin conditions and disorders and is most passionate about educating her clients on the science behind the skin and how it should be taken care of. Charlotte can treat difficult pigmentation and vascular disorders opting for the use of laser therapies, BBL (Broad Band Light), chemical peels and more. Charlotte also treats unwanted hair using medical grade laser hair removal and electrolysis.
Charlotte has a special interest in assessing skin conditions and preparing an individualised plan for her patients to achieve their skin needs and resolve skin problems including acne, scarring, stretchmarks and signs of ageing. She prides herself on her ability to treat her patients using a case by case approach, as she believes there is no, one size fits all when it comes to skin.
Treatments that can be booked in with Charlotte include: Laser hair removal, electrolysis, Diode laser capillary treatment, BBL photo rejuvenation, Dermapen 4 skin needling, advanced cryotherapy, chemical peels, Photodynamic Therapy, LED Therapy, Microdermabrasion.
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