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 postgraduate training in laser medicine and cosmetic medicine, and all of our cosmetic nurses and dermal therapists have University qualifications and many years of experience in the skincare 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 studied at Monash University, completing her MBBS medical 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 Doppler Ultrasound based assessment and sclerotherapy treatments. She has developed a great expertise at treating surface and spider veins over the past 6 years at Geelong Veins, Skin & Laser. She is Geelong’s expert in treating Spider veins.
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 Ward is also experienced in skin dermoscopy and offers medical skin cancer checks and excisions. She is also able to treat birthmarks, vascular skin lesions and fungal nail infections with the latest laser techniques.
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 Mckinnon has completed certificates in dermoscopy and skin cancer medicine and surgery, and performs skin cancer checks and excisions. She is also available to book for leg vein assessments and surface schlerotherapy treatments.
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.
Graduate Diploma in Cosmetic Nursing and Dermal Therapy at The Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science
Caitlin has joined the team at Geelong Veins, Skin & Laser in 2016 after completing her Graduate Diploma in Cosmetic Nursing and Dermal Therapy at The Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science. She is an experienced nurse with over 9 years of experience and continues to work on the Cardiothoracic Unit at University Hospital Geelong, alongside her work at Geelong Veins, Skin & Laser.
Treatment of pigmentation disorders, as well as skin needling with Dermapen for skin rejuvenation, fine lines and scarring are particular interest areas for Caitlin. Caitlin is accredited in a range of laser and light based therapies, including laser hair removal, tattoo removal, photorejuvenation, photodynamic therapy and broad band light treatments. She also performs skin needling and PRP procedures.
Beauty Therapist. Currently studying Bachelor of Dermal Sciences, Victoria University.
Charlotte is a trained beauty therapist and is currently undertaking her degree in Dermal Therapy at Victoria University.
She offers brow and lash tinting, and brow shaping treatments with a keen eye for symmetry and beauty. Charlotte can treat difficult hair problems that are unsuitable for laser hair removal with electrolysis, including fair hair and facial areas. As a trained laser therapist Charlotte also performs laser hair removal for all hair areas.
Charlotte has a special interest in assessing skin conditions and preparing an individualised plan for clients to achieve their skin needs and resolve skin problems including acne, scarring, stretchmarks and signs of ageing. Treatments you can book with Charlotte include facials, microdermabrasion, skin needling, BBL (Broad Band Light) and photorejuvenation.
EN / ME
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.
Sharon is a qualified Laser Technician having completed her certificate at the Australian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science.
Sharon specialises in Laser Hair Removal here at the Geelong Veins, Skin & Laser, with experience in treating all body areas over the past 5 years. She is a vibrant member of our team who takes pride in her ability to assist clients in feeling both relaxed and well informed for their hair removal treatments.
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