Our clinic was originally established as the LASER MEDICAL CENTRE in 1986, at the Grand Hyatt in Collins Street, Melbourne, by Dr Garth Dicker and Dr Mark Lawry, who were two of the first laser practitioners in Victoria and indeed in Australia. The practice was established with the goal of being a centre of excellence for doctors to provide the latest medical laser technology to patients throughout Victoria.
The practice started with a single laser machine, called the Copper Vapour Laser. This was a revolutionary laser at the time that was developed out of Sydney University, and was used primarily to treat patients with disfiguring skin problems notably facial birthmarks and severe vascular malformations.
As the emerging fields of Laser Medicine and Cosmetic Medicine developed and new technologies became available so did our clinic evolve and grow. New lasers were progressively added and the range of treatments expanded. In 1998 the clinic was renamed the COSMETIC and LASER MEDICAL CENTRE and in 2003 Dr David MacDonald joined as medical director. In 2004 we had outgrown our existing address and relocated to larger rooms at the current practice address, in the Professional Suites of Collins Place, at 45 Collins Street, Melbourne.
As the clinic has grown so have the staff numbers expanded with a number of doctors, cosmetic nurses and dermal therapists working at our clinic as well as our highly regarded reception and practice management personnel. We greatly value staff loyalty and many of our staff have now been with us for over 10 years and some for nearly 20 years!
We currently have around 18 different Laser and energy based machines and devices that allow us to offer our patients a range of state of the art non-surgical treatment options. Since the approval of Anti-wrinkle injections for cosmetic use in Australia in 2002, the nonsurgical cosmetic side of our practice has continued to grow. We provide a large variety of nonsurgical injection, needling and dermal therapy based treatments for anti-ageing and skin rejuvenation.
We continue to keep our staff trained in the latest developments and advancements in Laser Medicine and Cosmetic Medicine and they regularly attend both national and international meetings and symposiums to keep updated. We have long established relationships and memberships with many authoritative bodies including the CPCA (Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia), ASLMS (American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery), ANZSP (Australian and New Zealand Society of Phlebology), ACP (Australasian Society of Phlebology), ACP (American College of Phlebology) and the AMA (Australian Medical Association).
At the Cosmetic and Laser Medical Centre we are a results driven practice: we want patients to get great results so that not only will they come back, but also they will recommend us to their friends and relatives. Word of mouth and personal recommendations are still by far the largest sources of new patients to our clinic and we are very proud of this fact.
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