The Skin Clinic Fremantle
MBBS BSc (Hons) MRCGP FRACGP FSCCA FACAM
Sarah qualified as a medical practitioner with an additional degree in Pathology from Kings’ College London in 2002, . After relocating to Australia in 2004, she has been working solely in skin cancer and aesthetic medicine for the past 10 years, and has been running her own centre since 2014. In addition to holding specialist GP qualifications in both the UK and Australia, she is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine and the Skin Cancer College of Australasia. Sarah’s passion for ongoing learning continues with her current undertaking of a Masters in Aesthetic Medicine.
Sarah is a tutor for the SCCA, medical advisor and trainer for US-based Injectability Institute®, has published internationally and has been involved as an investigator in clinical trials for Allergan. She has been named in the Ultimate 100 Global Aesthetic Leaders in 2017 & 2018.
Sarah takes a holistic approach to the ageing face and her key area of interest is non-surgical full-face rejuvenation using injectables.
Cosmetic Institute of Australia
Dr Ben Chan is a visionary in the cosmetic skin field. He has led Skintech to push the boundaries of aesthetic medicine in Australia and beyond, he is also an educator for doctors, nurses, and therapists. He has special interest in Asian skin.
Graduating (UNSW) in 1977, Dr. Feiner had an earlier career in general medicine and surgery. Embracing the emerging field of non-invasive cosmetic medicine in 1999, training opportunities with internationally distinguished cosmetic surgeons became an inspiration to develop a personal treatment philosophy founded on contemporary aesthetic principles.
Dr. Feiner is the current medical dean of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS). He has lectured and published on the topic of facial rejuvenation and liposculpture in Australia and internationally.
In 2012 he was invited to contribute a chapter for the book “Mini-Invasive Face and Body Lifts - Closed Suture Lifts or Barbed Threads”, titled “Suture lifting and liposculpture integration in the creation of facial esthetic harmony”
Dr. Feiner considers that the science and art of the aesthetic proceduralist incorporates all the skills, knowledge and experience gained in one’s personal medical career pathway. He is of the view that artful facial rejuvenation is now achievable with minimally invasive procedures and that the epoch of radical surgery in facial aesthetics is in decline. Patients present at an earlier age requesting less aggressive therapies with low risk and natural outcomes.
He has a passionate interest in minimally invasive treatments for facial rejuvenation that include liposculpture, PRP enhanced fat grafting, suture lifting, blepharoplasty, injectable fillers and muscle relaxants.
Dr. Flynn is a Foundation Fellow of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and a Past President. Specializing in Facial Cosmetic Surgery and non invasive facial rejuvenation techniques,
He has developed techniques of minimally invasive facial rejuvenation which are popularly used in Australia, New Zealand, SE Asia and USA. He is a pioneer and a leader in the development of thread techniques and their combination with other adjunctive procedures. Dr. Flynn presents training courses in facial contouring using injectable fillers and is a contributing author to texts on cosmetic surgery. Dr. Flynn’s practice also encompasses Breast Augmentation, Breast Lifts, Abdominoplasty, and Lipoplasty.
Dr. Flynn consults for pharmaceutical companies on product and has assisted in development programmes. He has conducted surveys of adverse events in cosmetic surgery and medicine to ascertain proper treatment strategies. The results of this work are now featured in product information and risk management profiles internationally.
The Skin Centre
Dr Michael Freeman is the principal Dermatologist at The Skin Centre (Gold Coast, Australia), specialising in Cosmetic Dermatology, Laser Dermatology and Cosmeceuticals. In addition to his position at The Skin Centre, Dr Freeman also holds the position of Director of Dermatology at the Gold Coast University Hospital, Director of Atom Labs, Co-founder of Bloc Cosmetics, a visiting Dermatologist at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, and is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Dermatology at Bond University. He is a principal investigator in a large number of national and international trials.
Medico Legal, AVANT
Head of Medico Legal Advisory Service, Avant
Kate has worked in the area of medical negligence and healthcare law for over 15 years in Australia, England and Singapore.
A graduate of ANU, Kate worked as an Associate to a Judge of the Supreme Court of Northern Territory and in the litigation department of the NT Attorney-General’s Department.
In London, Kate was a partner in the Dispute Resolution Department of Trowers & Hamlins where she managed major claims for the National Health Service Litigation Authority and developed a particular interest in obstetric litigation.
On her return to Australia, Kate joined the major claims unit of Avant (then United Medical Protection). She re-joined the team at Avant Law in 2011, after spending a period of time living in Singapore with her family where she worked in a local law firm acting for hospitals and healthcare companies.
The Dermatology Institute of Victoria
Greg Goodman, MBBS, FACD, MD, GradDipClinEpi, has been a practicing dermatologist for more than 20 years. His areas of specialty include skin cancers, Mohs micrographic surgery, lasers in dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, facial aging and the treatment of acne and acne scarring. He is an associate professor at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He is chief of surgery at the Skin and Cancer Foundation of Victoria.
Greg is a national trainer for numerous temporary dermal fillers and is a member of several international editorial boards and advisory committees. He has always had a keen interest in skin care and skin therapeutics, and has published extensively on acne and acne scarring and the use of botulinum toxin, fillers, and lasers. His current research interest is skin aging. This interest has seen him develop the Script Skincare program which is a complex algorithm putting the patient’s skincare requirements first. It provides a thorough skin analysis based on 30 years of experience, unbiased advice that meets the needs of the individual and provides active skincare recommendations that support and enhance the individual’s skincare requirements.
Associate Professor Goodman has travelled the world to speak and lecture on a variety of dermatologic subjects including lectures in Australia, the United States, Singapore, New Zealand, Tokyo, Malaysia, the Philippines and Mexico. As part of these travels, he has been a guest lecturer for the International Society of Cosmetic Surgery, the World Congress of Dermatology, the American Academy of Dermatology, the Australasian College of Dermatology, the New Zealand Dermatological Society, and the International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology.
Associate Professor Goodman's research has been published in such respected medical journals as the British Journal of Dermatology, Medical Journal of Australia, Australian Journal of Dermatology, Dermatological Surgery, and the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology.
As a registered doctor with the Health Profession Council of South Africa and founder of Pierneef Medi-Spa, a spa dedicated to minimally invasive aesthetics anti-ageing and rejuvenation, Dr Yvette is a highly dedicated medical practitioner with a passion and experience in aesthetics. She believes age is only a number and focusses on restoring the natural beauty of every client.
She completed her American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine Certificate in 2012 and is a member of Aesthetic and Anti-Ageing Medicine Society of South Africa. Dr Yvette has attended numerous accredited local and international aesthetic conferences and training workshops and values the importance of sharing 15 years of progressive experience, knowledge and skills learned with her colleagues. She is also a local and international professional trainer for minimal invasive cosmetic procedures to medical doctors and dentists.
MBBS University of Queensland
FACD, Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologist
Laser and aesthetic dermatologist
Dr Davin Lim is an Australian board certified and fellowship trained laser, procedural and aesthetic dermatologist. He is also a member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine.
After completing his medical residency in Brisbane, Dr Lim undertook his preliminary dermatology training in Sydney under Dr Rosen and Dr Hoare, a famous dermatologist from St John’s Hospital in the UK.
In 2001 he was the first Australian to be trained under the Irish Association of Dermatologist, and started his residency in Dublin and Drogheda, under the training of Dr Tony Egan, and Dr Gillian Murphy. Training in Ireland was invaluable as both the UK and US dermatology syllabus was taught. During this time Dr Lim published over 12 papers and was involved in several clinical research trials for photodamage, actinic keratosis and inflammatory skin diseases.
In 2003 he undertook further dermatology training in the United Kingdom under the British Association of Dermatologist. As a registrar won the Registrar’s Prize for Clinical training. He completed his training in Australia at both the Royal Brisbane and Princess Alexandra Hospitals. Throughout his residency training he focused his interests in cosmetic and laser dermatology. Upon completing his board exams, Dr Lim was awarded the American Academy of Dermatology travelling scholarship. His passion for learning has never ceased, as Dr Lim travelled extensively in Asian an the US to learn more on laser and aesthetic procedures, bring back his knowledge to Australia.
Dr Lim’s practice is dedicated to facial cosmetics and laser dermatology, using a combination of surgery, laser and energy based devices as well as muscle relaxants and fillers. He is considered a World expert on procedures such as tattoo removal, acne scar revision, as well as laser resurfacing. He has pioneered several cosmetic procedures including new delivery methods for TCA CROSS, the role of RF in preventing acne scarring, High Density Fraxel for the treatment of sun damage, modified subcision techniques combined with dermal HA filler and his ‘Hybrid” method of laser resurfacing. His techniques has evolved how current methods are taught to specialist.
As a key opinion leader, Dr Davin Lim is involved in numerous advisory boards, including Galderma, Fraxel and Syneron Candella. He also advices for companies such as La Roche Posay and Allergan.
Davin Lim gives back to the community that has empowered his knowledge over the past two decades of learning, and is now a senior lecturer with the Griffith University of Medicine, he also teaches dermatology undergraduates and GPs. Dr Davin Lim is sought after guest speaker, and travels the lecture circuit in Australia, Asian and the United States.
He founded Westside Dermatology in 2007, and developed over half a dozen web portals including sweatfree, psoriasisinstitute, acnespecialists, vitligosolutions, miraDry and is on the board for the Australian College of Dermatologist learning portal.
He's highlight for the past three years (2015, 2016 and 2017) has been the Top Global 100 award by Realself.com – this peer reviewed portal for Plastic Surgeons and Dermatologist has nominated Dr. Lim as the top 1% of Cosmetic and Aesthetic Specialist Worldwide. To date he is the only Australian to have been awarded this title, to which he is very honoured.
Dr Miller Clinic
Doctor Larissa Miller has been practicing since 2002. Her areas of specialty include dermatology, cosmetic medicine, hair loss treatments. She holds the position of Head of Aesthetic Medicine Institute . She is a trainer for numerous organisations, including cosmetic medicine, Medical Board (AMC) and College examinations. Member of several Colleges (Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine (ACAM), Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia and RACGP). Despite extensive trainings, including Harvard Medical School, Royal Australian College of Surgeons and many others, she is a firm believer in “never stop learning”. She has always had a keen interest in skin care and skin therapeutics, and comprehensive “whole body” approach to skin problems for best outcome of her patients. Dr Miller has published in Australia and Internationally and extensively involved in research. Her current research interest is ageing. She has lectured both in Australia and overseas.
Dr Miller is a keen artist, graduated from Art school.
Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia
Dr Michael Molton is the current President of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia. Michael has worked full-time in cosmetic medicine since 1995 and is a foundation member of the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia, and former Vice President. Michael has a special interests Body Dysmorphic Disorder, 3D technology in the evaluation of outcomes of cosmetic procedures, and is a Field Partner with the University of Western Australia and the Australian Research Council. Michael is also currently the Chair Person of the newly formed Cosmetic Medical Alliance group.
Medical Director of SKYN
Dr Jass Narulla, Medical Director of SKYN is a founding member of both The Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine and the Australasian Society of Cosmetic Medicine. Dr Narulla is the driving force of SKYN. With 17 years experience in regenerating, rebuilding skin and injecting with the most gentle hands.
Dr Jass studied at the University of Tasmania, graduating with a Bachelor of Medical Science, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. He has also been a clinical educator for the university of Adelaide and the University of Tasmania, training both students and doctors.
Elysium Skin Centre
Dr Csilla Novak is a medical practitioner specialising in Aesthetic Medicine.
After completing 4 years of dermatology training in 1997 she has focused her practice entirely on aesthetic and laser medicine.
She is a Fellow and Queensland representative of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia, has been a Merz trainer for 6 years and is the owner and principal at Elysium Skin Centre in Brisbane.
Dr Novak performs all injectable and light-based therapies and is particularly passionate about the role of energy-based devices in aesthetic medicine.
School of Dentistry | The University of Queensland
Professor Laurence Walsh AO is based at the University of Queensland School of Dentistry where he leads the research group in lasers and advanced technologies. He holds numerous patents in advanced biomedical optical systems including laser-based diagnostic and treatment systems. As a registered specialist, Laurence has been using multiple lasers in clinical work for over 29 years for soft tissue and hard tissue surgery and for photodynamic therapy. He has published extensively on laser safety in health care, and contributed to the development of Australian standards for laser safety and to laser safety training for over 25 years.
Giovana has worked in the area of aesthetic medicine for over 16 years specialising in light therapy.
A graduate of the Federal University of University of São Carlos, Brazil Giovana worked as a product specialist for DF Vasconellos as the trainer of Fraxel TM.
Giovana went on to join Vydence Medical as one of their product supervisors where she developed numerous products and protocols for their key products such as Etherea MX, Sculptor Co2, Accutyte and Trynea.
Australasian Journal of Dermatology
Dr Butler studied Medicine at the University of Queensland, and graduated with First Class Honours. He completed dermatology specialist training in Queensland at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Royal Children’s Hospital and the Princess Alexandra Hospital, as well as in the United Kingdom. Dr Butler attained Fellowship of the Australasian College of Dermatologists, and was recipient of the Travelling Fellowship for overall achievement, and co-recipient of the Founders Medal for Procedural Dermatology.
Dr Butler has been published in international peer-reviewed journals and presented at dermatology meetings in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. He is currently an editor for the internationally recognized Australasian Journal of Dermatology and is the current Chair of the Queensland Faculty of the Australasian College of Dermatologists.
Dr Lisa Matriste is a general dentist and a health and environmental activist. She founded the Not-for-profit organisation, Say No to Mercury which is accredited with the United Nations. Say No to Mercury represents civil society’s interest against mercury pollution at the new global treaty known as the Minamata Convention on Mercury. She is a leading international advocate spotlighting the need for the introduction of necessary dental reforms to address the outdated toxic practice of the use of mercury based “silver dental fillings” - ensuring protection of dental workers and their families, the general public and the environment we all share from unsafe mercury exposure. Dr Lisa Matriste’s dental career started 37 years ago as a dental student where she graduated with Honours from the University of Queensland Dental School in 1986. She has been practicing Mercury Free Dentistry for 30 years and Metal Free Dentistry for 12 years. Fifteen years ago she became an early adopter of light based technologies such as multiple wavelength lasers and LEDs (both high and low intensities), and Photodynamic therapy which are utilised everyday within her clinical dental practice.
She is a member of many Australian and International organisations which support her quest for knowledge and skill development in the following areas: toxicology, nutrition and environmental medicine, craniofacial pain, dentofacial orthopaedics, orthodontics, sleep medicine, regenerative medicine/dentistry using blood derived autologous stem cells.
As owner of the Melbourne based clinics “Laser + Holistic Dental” and the recently formed “Laser+ Holistic Aesthetics”, she has introduced many cutting edge technologies that stimulate the body’s innate natural healing processes and integrates these into clinical practice. She describes her business as being ‘holistic’ - embracing sustainable initiatives plus incorporating ethical, environmental and social responsibility policies. The services offered at Dr Lisa Matriste’s clinics support her health philosophy. This was subsequently developed following the premature deaths of her parents – her mother dying of cancer and her father suffering a sudden fatal heart attack. The lessons learned from these experiences motivated her to help others by conceptualising the pillars of her treatment philosophy. This can be simply summarised as the following:
*eliminate toxic exposure both on a personal and environmental level,
*provide optimal cellular nutrition and oxygenation of the cells
*obtain sound, restorative sleep.
Dr Matriste is continually developing clinical protocols where she as a dentist can offer health solutions that make significant positive improvements for her patients’ general health and well-being beyond the conventional “drill, fill and bill” approach. Dentistry has been the foundation by which she helps people to directly transform their lives. Within her dental profession, Dr Lisa Matriste’s mission is to assist dentists to transition quickly from the mercury age of dentistry to the light age where Lasers become mainstream “tools of the trade.” As a health and environmental activist, Dr Lisa Matriste strives to influence Australian and International governments to develop sound health and environmental policies, which will benefit all -now and for generations to come.
Dr Adrian Lim is a visiting dermatologist to the Royal North Shore Hospital and a Clinical Trials director at Central Sydney Dermatology. He has published research and given presentations both at home in Sydney and further afield.
Dr Lim is the Director of Training at the Australasian College of Phlebology, Chair of the National Training Committee for the Australasian College of Dermatology, a board member of the Skin and Cancer Foundation (NSW) and is the Medical Director at uRepublic Cosmetic Dermatology and Veins in Sydney's CBD.
Energist Medical Group
Born 1961 in Manchester UK.
Attended Blue coat school and then Moston Aeronautical college while serving an Engineering Apprenticeship at British Aerospace.
Work on several aircraft types both civil and military before specialising on Airbus Flight Wings.
Continued to work on Aircraft CNC Programming, CAD design and manufacture until 2000 in the UK and Netherlands.