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. Amit Lakkaraju
Dr. Amit Lakkaraju is a fellowship-trained interventional radiologist with a specialist interest in ultrasound guided vein treatment and musculoskeletal radiology. He has received postgraduate training in venous disease through the Australian College of Phlebology, making him uniquely qualified to address various health concerns, including varicose veins treatment and spider vein removal.
Dr. Lakkaraju’s diverse interests also include sports imaging, functional imaging in musculoskeletal conditions, interventional pain management, and venous disease treatment.
Dr Cecilia Xiao
BSc MBBS MSc (Oxford) FRACGP
Dr Cecilia Xiao studied medicine at University of Tasmania before completing a prestigious MSc from the University of Oxford. She moved to Geelong in 2021 to complete her specialist training in General Practice and earned her Fellowship from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP).
Dr Xiao has special interest in managing skin and leg vein conditions. She has completed a professional certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine and is experienced in skin dermoscopy and offers medical skin cancer checks and excisions, as well as non-surgical treatment of malignant and benign skin lesions. She also treats surface leg veins with Sclerotherapy treatment.
Besides her busy clinical practice, Dr Xiao also teaches medical students at Deakin University.
Dr Xiao is taking new patients for skin cancer checks and leg vein assessments.
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.
EN / ME
Olivia has worked as a nurse for over 7 years in the fields of general nursing and cosmetic nursing. She has completed a Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing & Injectables and continues to attend regular conferences and seminars to keep up to date with the latest in cosmetic injectables.
Olivia is exceedingly enthusiastic about her profession as a cosmetic Nurse. She loves making her patients appearance and experience their best. Understanding her patients desires, she is continually offering the fine care and enhancements to provide her patients overall lasting and natural results.
RN / ME
Mikaela has worked as a nurse for over 10 years in the fields of general nursing and cosmetic nursing. She has completed a Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing & Injectables and continues to attend regular conferences and seminars to keep up to date with the latest in cosmetic injectables.
Skin/Laser Clinician. 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.
Dermal Clinician. Bachelor of Health Science (Dermal Therapies).
Angelique is highly passionate and knowledgeable in dermal therapy, with over 19 years of experience in the skin and cosmetic industry.
Angelique holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Dermal Therapies) in addition to Certificate IV and CIDESCO International Diploma in Beauty Therapy.
Her advanced skills in cosmeceutical skin care, and non-surgical cosmetic laser treatments, assist to treat various acute and chronic skin conditions or disorders.
In her consultations, Angelique includes specialised and individual care plans to help support clients achieve the best results and outcomes. She takes pride in safety and works in close collaboration with doctors and nurses, at Geelong Veins Skin and Laser.
Whether you are looking for skin rejuvenation or non-surgical skin care advice, Angelique provides a high quality of care and experience to help your skin concerns.
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