Aesthetic Dermatology

Hope Dermatology offers a complete and comprehensive range of cosmetic treatments using the very latest technology. Our experienced cosmetic dermatology team led by our Practice Nurse Kristie will guide you towards a personalised treatment plan to get your skin glowing. Our clinic offers a wide range of non-surgical cosmetic treatments. To book for a skin care consultation with our cosmetic nurse team, please call (03) 9039 5644.

Vascular and Pigment Laser

Here at Hope Dermatology we use the Cutera Excel V laser to treat vascular and pigmented lesions.  It has both the 532nm and 1064nm laser components which allows us to treat many different types of lesions in all skin types effectively and safely.

Colour and texture of the skin are often the defining features people notice in both themselves and others and impacts greatly on whether someone is perceived as youthful or not, more so than wrinkles!  Sun damage is usually a combination of pigment and vessels and we can target both elements with each session of the Excel V, giving people a great, visible improvement in their skin tone in even their first session.  Depending on your skin concern we usually recommend 2-3 sessions, around 4-6/weeks apart.

We encourage an initial consultation with one of our experienced dermatologists to assess your skin concerns and ensure you are receiving the very best advice and care from our expert medical team of Dermatologists and Cosmetic Nurses.

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Laser Genesis

Laser genesis has been described as a “lunchtime laser” as it is a walk in, walk out procedure that has little to no downtime for most people.  It utilises the 1064nm YAG laser and is a wonderful treatment for people wanting global facial rejuvenation or those with global, generalised redness in the skin.

It is a comfortable and relaxing laser treatment; creating gentle heating within the dermis which stimulates collagen production and leaves the skin looking stimulated with a nice healthy pink tone. It is well tolerated by patients of all skin types. Our patients love this procedure and describe their skin the following day as feeling as though they have had a facial. Laser Genesis can treat fine lines, pores, uneven skin tone, and diffuse redness

As with all procedures that can boast very little downtime, typically a number of treatments is required to achieve a great result. We recommend a series of 4-6 sessions, approximately 4-6/weeks apart. Here at Hope Dermatology we will always discuss with our patients what level of result they can realistically expect from any of our treatment plans.

Like most things, the more you do, the better the outcome.

With Laser Genesis you will always look forward to your next visit at Hope Dermatology.

Micro-Exfoliating Peels

Formerly referred to as “chemical peels” these days we prefer the term “micro-exfoliating peels” as it is no longer necessary, nor desirable to physically, visibly peel the skin to achieve a great cosmetic outcome and most cases the solutions used are naturally derived acids. eg. Lactic acid from milk.

Here at Hope Dermatology we offer a variety of peels tailored for various skin conditions and skin types. Composed of naturally occurring fruit and milk acids, they gently exfoliate the top layers of old skin to unveil smooth, soft and brighter skin. Performed regularly, in conjunction with a good skin care plan, they can treat and improve the following:

  • Pigmentation
  • Enlarged pores
  • Congestion
  • Acne
  • Sun damage
  • Skin dullness
  • Fine lines and texture
  • Rejuvenation
  • Hydration

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Skin Care Consultation with our Cosmetics Nurse

Hope Dermatology is pleased to offer appointments for a detailed skin care consultation with one of our experienced nurses. In this consultation we will take a detailed history of your current skincare regimen and carefully examine your skin; tailoring a comprehensive skin care plan to address your specific concerns such as wrinkle prevention, pigmentation, sun damage or acne control.

If required, additional skin care treatments may be discussed during this consultation including chemical peels, injectable treatments or laser therapy.

To book an appointment with our nurse for a skin care consultation call the practice on (03) 9039 5644.

**Please note - the skin care consultation is not for the diagnosis or management of medical skin problems. If you have a specific medical skin issue this will require a referral from your GP and a formal consultation with one of our Dermatologists.**

Anti-wrinkle injections

Anti-wrinkle injections have proven to be a safe and highly effective method of facial rejuvenation. They have a variety of cosmetic indications but are particularly suited to improve the appearance of dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles that form due to movement of facial muscles). By gently relaxing the facial muscles, the result is smoother and more youthful looking skin. They are used to treat frown lines, forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet. They may also be used to treat some lines around the mouth (or to treat an asymmetrical smile or gummy smile), the neck and nose.

At Hope Dermatology our qualified dermatologists and nurses can perform these anti-wrinkle injections in comfortable surrounds with our aim being to refresh your skin with a "natural" look and in a safe manner.

The injections used may also treat some medical conditions such as bruxism (teeth grinding) and excessive underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis).

Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers are a non-surgical option designed to treat facial wrinkles and restore lost volume giving you a refreshed, natural look. Dermal fillers have considerably evolved over the last decade and are now a safe and effective cosmetic treatment. Essentially they can be used as a non-surgical treatment to reshape the face. They can help with lines around the mouth, the nasolabial area, dark circles under the eyes and cheeks, as well as the lips and sagging jaw line.

At Hope Dermatology, an initial consultation with our team would assess if fillers are suitable and safe for you, and which is the most appropriate product for your skin.

Micro-Skin Needling (Dermapen)

Micro-skin needling with the Dermapen is one of the most advanced, minimally invasive, non-surgical approaches to skin rejuvenation available today.  The micro-fine, vertical needles create microscopic channels within the dermis and epidermis, stimulating the skins’ natural healing cascade.  This improves blood flow to the skin, promotes improved skin cell renewal, normalises skin functionality and increases collagen production.  In fact, Dermapen is renowned for its collagen induction capability and is widely referred to as CIT, “collagen induction therapy. 

Dermapen is indicated for a variety of common skin complaints including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enlarged pores
  • Discolouration including hyperpigmentation (darkening), hypopigmentation (lightening) and sun damage
  • Acne scarring
  • Traumatic or surgical scarring
  • Stretch marks

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Combination Treatment

An advantage of seeing a specialist Dermatologist for cosmetic treatments is that Dermatologists are able to give advice on other treatments that improve the appearance of the skin. As expert cosmetic doctors, we are often able recommend combination treatment with anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, enzyme treatments and laser therapy to achieve superior outcomes. In addition, we can also prescribe other tailored topical treatments (not available to the public over-the-counter) to complement the therapies above.