Consultation options

Victorian Cosmetic Institute offers a variety of different consultation types from skin consultations with our Skin Therapists to consultations with our Cosmetic Nurses, Cosmetic Doctors and Cosmetic Surgeons.

For more information on the different types of consultations options read through the details below. If you are ready to make an appointment, you can call the clinic or fill in the form at the bottom of the page. If you’re unsure on which appointment type would suit you our friendly Customer Care team would be happy to assist.

To discover further details on the consultation fee structures of Skin Therapists, Cosmetic Nurses, Cosmetic Doctors and Surgery you can visit the pricing page here. 

You can Arrange your consultation by clicking here or by phoning our Customer Care team on 1300 863 824 Monday to Saturday.

Skin Consultations

Our team of Skin Therapists are led by a department director with many years of Skin Therapy experience, focusing on skin analysis and therapeutics. Our Director of Skin Therapy has been with Victorian Cosmetic Institute since 2013 and continuously trains the Skin Therapy team.

Skin Consultations at Victorian Cosmetic Institute are designed to provide a thorough assessment of all areas of your skin, a transdermal analysis using the latest technology and software in the industry, revealing areas of concern, discovering underlying causes of skin conditions and providing treatment plans. At Victorian Cosmetic Institute we are driven by science, research and results, continually redefining cosmetic excellence.

What to expect in your consultation:

  • A thorough consultation, initial photographs to track your progress and facial cleanse.
  • Your consultation assesses your skin including a complete history and current product regime review.
  • Your face will be cleansed for deep analysis of your skin using touch, natural light assessment and using a woods lamp or skin scope to reveal conditions hidden to the naked eye.
  • The categories of your skin assessment include, but are not limited to, texture, tone, pores, pigmentation, oiliness, breakouts, acne, congestion, dryness, redness, ageing, volume, thickened skin, dehydration, dark spots, sun damage and more.
  • Your therapist will identify your concerns and causes. They will tailor an individual skin care plan to suit your needs which can include at home skin treatment regimes, in clinic treatment plans and pricing breakdowns in a take home quote.

What concerns can a Skin Therapist help me with?

The Skin Therapists at Victorian Cosmetic Institute have extensive dermal knowledge and can address many conditions of the skin, to highlight common concerns they consult and treat on a daily basis:

  • Acne, congestion, breakouts
  • Dehydrated skin, dryness, dermatitis, thickened skin, flaking skin
  • Milia, blackheads
  • Rosacea
  • At home Skin Care Regimes
  • In clinic skin treatment plans
  • Eyebrow sculpting and tinting
  • Eyebrow microblading / tattooing

When and where can I book?

Appointments are available in our Lower Templestowe and Berwick clinics. For more details contact our Customer Care team on 1300 863 824 Monday to Saturday, or simply Request a Consultation here.

Who are our skin therapists?

You can read about our Skin Therapist team here.

Our Cosmetic Doctors have experience across a wide variety of cosmetic procedures and skin treatments for non-surgical cosmetic treatment. Consultations for rejuvenation, enhancement or medical concerns with our Cosmetic Doctors enable you to receive a tailored medical treatment plan.

What to expect in your consultation:

  • A detailed case history relevant to your presenting concern.
  • Your Cosmetic Doctor will perform a thorough assessment and identify the underlying causes and treatments available.
  • Dependent on your concern you may be requested to have pathology testing done or be provided with scripts to address internal causes.
  • A concise tailored quote for your individual treatment program.

What concerns can a Cosmetic Doctor help me with?

Our elite team of Cosmetic Doctors have extensive training in all areas of non-surgical cosmetic procedures utilising the latest technology in dermal fillers, anti-wrinkle injections, medical grade lasers, cosmeceuticals and other methods for rejuvenation. Their focus is to improve the health and appearance of our patients through these non-surgical treatments, addressing skin pigmentation, wrinkles and lines, including forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, frown lines, marionette lines, accordion lines, nasolabial folds, and improving facial proportions and volume. You can read about these treatments here.

  • Non-surgical face lifts.
  • Balancing your face according to the Phi Golden ratio.
  • Volume loss, wrinkles, skin laxity and cosmetic feature enhancement using a combination of skin lasers, dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
  • Jawline slimming, eyebrow lifts, non-surgical rhinoplasty, neck rejuvenation using injectable treatments.
  • Migraines, excessive sweating, teeth grinding and bruxism using anti-wrinkle injections.
  • Skin concerns where skin laser treatments are required including broken capillaries, rosacea, birthmarks, acne scarring, pigmentation, sun spots, freckles and melasma.
  • Rejuvenation lasers for skin tightening, texture and tone and wrinkles reduction.

When and where can I book?

Appointments are available in all of our clinics, Lower Templestowe, Berwick, Beaumaris and Toorak. For more details contact our Customer Care Team on 1300 863 824 or simply Request a Consultation here.

Who are our Cosmetic Doctors?

You can read about our Cosmetic Doctor team here or watch their videos via YouTube here.

Our team of surgeons, Dr Gavin Chan, Dr Bruce Heideman and Dr David Topchian have many years experience with thousands of surgical cases between them. They are specialists in their areas of surgery, pioneering new techniques and utilising the latest technologies.

What to expect in your consultation:

  • A thorough medical case history and assessment of your concerns.
  • A detailed discussion regarding your treatment options and details about the procedures.
  • Your area of concern will be assessed in a private setting with optimal discretion.
  • Individually tailored quote breaking down the various elements of the procedure.

What happens if you want to book your procedure:

If you decide you want to book in to have the surgery your Surgeon will direct you to their surgical bookings coordinator. Things that may be part of your surgery information forms:

  • Pre and post procedure care instructions.
  • Pre operative appointment with one of our nurses.
  • Date, time and location details for your procedure.
  • Post operative appointments with Surgeon, nurses and therapists (depending on the procedure type will determine the post operative care required)
  • Scripts for pre and/or post procedure medications.

What concerns can each surgeon help me with?

Each of our surgeons have various specialisations when it comes to surgical procedures.

Dr Gavin Chan:

  • Liposuction
  • Fat transfer
  • Brazilian Butt Lifts
  • Gynaecomastia
  • High level CO2 resurfacing
  • IV nutrition and supplementation

Dr Bruce Heideman:

  • Liposuction
  • Fat transfer
  • Brazilian Butt Lifts
  • Gynaecomastia

Dr David Topchian:

  • Breast Augmentation (including implants, reductions and lifts using the rapid recovery technique)
  • Liposuction
  • Fat transfer
  • Gynaecomastia
  • Labioplasty
  • Blepharoplasty

Read more on our surgeons here. 

When and where can I book?

Appointments are available in our Lower Templestowe and Berwick clinics with procedures being performed in our Day Surgery located in Berwick. For more details contact our Customer Care team on 1300 863 824 or simply Request a Consultation here.

Dr. Gavin Chan
Dr. Gavin Chan

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