About Us

Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre was established in the Heart of Melbourne in 1990 by company directors Tania Fognini and Tania Caputo.

The clinic is staffed with qualified Dermal Clinicians, Dermal & Laser Therapists, Cosmetic Injecting Nurses and allied Healthcare Professionals.  Medical Practitioners consult in the clinic and provide medical care.  

The Directors are qualified as Dermal Clinicians  Bachelor of Health Science - Clinical Dermal Therapies (BHSc-CDT) University Degree which specializes in Cosmetic Dermal Science and are fellows of the Australian Society of Dermal Clinicians Inc. Dermal Clinicians in our clinic are highly educated and qualified laser specialists. All clinicians continue to undertake further study and keep abreast of current medical / cosmetic procedures, enrolling in scientific programs offered by both international and national cosmetic dermatology, cosmetic laser treatment and plastic surgery conferences.

 

 

Tania Fognini

Senior Dermal Clinician/ Managing Director

BHSc-CDT; ASDC Inc., AMLA Inc.

Advanced Certificate in Dermoscopy, 2015

Currently studying Bachelor of Health Science- Nursing

 

Founding director and senior Dermal Clinician with the Bachelor of Health Science - Clinical dermal therapies; BHSc-CDT. Currently, a Fellow of the Australian Society of Dermal Clinicians Inc.; Tania Fognini is highly regarded having performed thousands of successful laser treatments since 1996. Offering over 25 years of professional experience and over 20 years Laser experience.  

Chairperson of the Australian Society of Dermal Clinicians Inc. in 2006. Tania is also qualified as a Laser Safety Officer, ensuring laser safety in the clinic.  Tania is a member of the Australian Medical Laser Association Inc. and is qualified to perform Low Level Laser Therapy for the treatment of surgical/ traumatic wounds, burns, scars and chronic skin conditions.

Tania has studied 2 years of the Bachelor of Health Science - Naturopathy and is a Clinical Educator in the field of skin science and vitamin skin therapy in counteracting the damaging effects of free radicals.  

Tania is renowned for the treatment of sun damaged skins and scar revision using fractional Radio Frequency, fractional laser skin resurfacing and medical skin needling. Other areas of interest include the successful treatment of inflamed acne conditions and acne scarring using advanced mixed laser technologies.

Tania regularly attends Cosmetic Laser and Dermatology conferences to keep abreast with latest techniques. She is qualified in skin cancer in collaboration with specialized doctors and dermatologists checks having attained the Advanced Certificate in Dermoscopy in 2015. Working in collaboration with specialized doctors and dermatologists.



 


Tania Caputo

Senior Dermal Clinician / Managing Director

BHSc-CDT; ASDC Inc., AMLA Inc.

Advanced Certificate in Dermoscopy, 2015

Currently studying Bachelor of Health Science- Nursing

 

Founding director and senior Dermal Clinician holds the Bachelor of Health Science in Clinical dermal therapies; BHSc-CDT with over 25 years professional experience with over 20 years Laser experience. Tania Caputo is highly regarded having successfully treated thousands of satisfied clients & patients using various medical grade laser and pulsed light technologies.

Currently a Fellow of the Australian Society of Dermal Clinicians Inc and member of the Australian Medical Laser Association Inc. Tania is highly experienced in the use of many lasers such as: Fractionated ablative laser technology for skin resurfacing and tightening. Most recently Tania has completed advanced techniques with the latest Q Switched Tattoo removal laser.

Tania is renowned for her work with Keloid scars and scar remodelling, in particular self harm scars, as well as melasma treatment using Laser and Q switched Laser technologies.

She also is highly experienced and renowned for her creative talent and precision in Cosmetic Tattooing, eyebrow feathering/ microblading and medical Micropigmentation. 

Tania regularly attends Cosmetic and Plastic surgery conferences to further her knowledge and to offer the latest techniques. She is qualified in skin cancer checks having attained the Advanced Certificate in Dermoscopy in 2015. Working in collaboration with specialized doctors and dermatologists.

 

 

 


 

Anita Wang

Cosmetic Nurse; Registered Nurse Div. 1

Bachelor in Health Science - Nursing ( Latrobe University) and Post graduate in Dermal Science.


 

Anita Wang is a registered nurse graduating from Latrobe University in 2008 and has worked in various hospitals before joining our team in 2012. She is a nurse injector and offers all advanced laser technologies in the clinic. She specializes in mixed laser technologies, offering the most advanced treatment available.


 

Monique Tuma

Laser Therapist,  Laser Safety Certified


Dip.H.Sc, Laser safety Certificate and is currently undertaking a post graduate in Dermal Science

 

Monique Tuma has over 12 years professional experience. She holds a Diploma in Health Science, post graduate Laser Safety Certificate and is currently undertaking a post graduate in Dermal Science. Monique is highly sought after, offering exceptional service and experience having joined Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre in 2008.

As a Laser Therapist in the clinic, Monique offers the most advanced Mixed Laser technologies for hair removal and has special interest in the treatment of excessive hair growth problems particularly associated with poly cystic ovarian syndrome. Clients receive her high standard of professional treatment and meticulous care.  

Monique is passionate about Q-switched Laser treatment for Tattoo Removal as well as the popular Q- switched Laser Skin Toning.  Monique works within the protocols and supervision of the clinic's Dermal Clinicians/ Cosmetic Nurses.

Monique has a bright and spirited personality and is passionate about her profession. She is eager to continue further education in laser and skin therapies.

Rebecca Simitzis

Laser Therapist

Dip.H.Sc, Laser safety Certified

Rebecca Simitzis is a laser therapist joining our team in 2016. She holds a Diploma in Health Science, post graduate Laser Safety Certificate and intends to undertake a post graduate in Dermal Science. Rebecca is also qualified in eyebrow feathering. 

Rebecca offers the most advanced Mixed Laser technologies for laser hair removal. She also offers Q Switch tattoo removal and laser facials in the clinic.






Stephanie Theodorous

 Receptionist

Photo coming soon!


 

 Miriam Selton

 Dermal Therapist

Dip.H.Sc, Laser safety Certified, Post graduate in Dermal Therapies. 

Miriam Selton is a Dermal therapist joining our team in 2016. She holds a Diploma in Health Science, post graduate Laser Safety Certificate and has completed a post graduate in Dermal Science. Miriam is currently studying nursing to become a cosmetic injector.

In the clinic Miriam assists the Senior Dermal Clinicians in fractional resurfacing, scar revision and performs laser facial treatments as well as laser hair removal. She has particular interest in acne laser treatment and pigmented skin conditions.


 

Upon arrival, you will be welcomed and checked in by Stephanie.





Stephanie  is at our Reception, arranging appointments, answering queries and offering her care and knowledge for clients in relation to post treatment instructions.






 

 

Society members have completed and graduated from Victoria University with the Bachelor Degree of Health Science- Clinical Dermal Therapies, they practice with focus on therapeutic approaches based on scientific research and clinical studies for the therapies of skin disorders and rejuvenation.

 

 

 

  

Links:

Australian Society of Dermal Clinicians  www.dermalclinicians.com.au           

  

 

Skincare Solutions

Results Rx:

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Aspect Dr: http://www.advancedskin.com.au/aspect_dr_1.html

Cosmedix:  http://www.advancedskintechnology.com.au/cosmedix.html

 

 

Injectables: http://www.wrinkles.com.au/

          

  

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