Meet the Richmond Skin & Laser Clinic Team
Founder and Managing Director
Karen Austin Managing Director. I have been part of this amazing industry for nearly 2 decades. I was lucky enough to have been trained by one of the icons in the industry at The Sydney Dermal Institute. My passion is your skin. My favourite treatments are Tattoo removal, as I love helping Patients with their regrets, and skin revision treatments, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing the results we provide. I am also a qualified Educator, and I use this experience to pass my skills and knowledge on to my team, Educating my team consistently ensures their continuous development to always be delivering the best results. Our belief is that to deliver the optimum results you need the latest Science & technology delivered by the best team of Practitioners.
Melissa has 33 years within the beauty, spa and medial aesthetics industry. Working as a National Sales Manager, State Manager and Educator within the Medical Aesthetics and beauty industry.
She has also previously owned 5 clinics herself and has an educational background in business, health science, nutritional advisor.
Melissa is also a mother of two young adults and enjoys living a holistic lifestyle.
We welcome Melissa as the Clinic Practice Manager.
Kristi pursued her passion for skin 11 years ago in Canada. Starting as a Beauty Therapist she quickly gravitated to more advanced technologies leading to her Dermal Qualification. Kristi will educate her Clients on the “why” of their skin condition so they can understand the skins behaviour. Her favourite treatments are tattoo removal and DMK enzyme therapy because of the versatility and customization.
Vicky has been a Skin & Laser Specialist for over 13 years. Specialising in Skin Rejuvenation, she is results driven to achieve clear and brilliant skin.
Vicky is the process of completing her nursing degree and looks forward to finishing this in the near future.
With her professional experience, her clients feel well educated about each treatment and the journey they are on to beautiful skin.
Her favourite treatment is Skin Rejuvenation but most importantly Anti-Ageing treatments. Her passion comes from her successful results and achieving skin health.
Jessica has completed her Bachelor of Dermal Science in 2017, Jessica initially came to Australia to pursue her passion in skin health as she experienced skin problems growing up herself. She knows how issues can give a detrimental impact on a person’s confidence and general well-being. Leveraging on her own experience and education, allows her to see her clients becoming more confident and happy in their own skin is her motivation to give her absolute best for each client she sees. Jessica loves the DMK enzyme therapy for its uniqueness and efficacy in treating a wide range of skin concerns.
Chelsea has always had a true passion when it comes to the skin and laser industry. She loves and also thrives off, being able to help clients achieve their goals, and watching their confidence grow throughout their skin journey. She is excited to continue to reach new goals within the company, loving treatments such as skin needling and enzyme therapies. Chelsea has a background in pharmaceutical dispensing and has great experience in the industry so far.
Tahlia is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Science (Osteopathy) degree. She has a passion for helping individuals with underlying pain and discomfort, getting them on track for an improved quality of life. Tahlia has a Certificate III in Health Administration and loves working as a receptionist at Richmond Skin and Laser Clinic. She enjoys talking to clients and helping them out with treatment options and skin care we offer here at Skin and Laser.
Stefanie is currently in her second year of the Dermal Sciences Bachelor Degree. From her personal acne experiences, she is extremely passionate about skin and laser. She is motivated by helping other’s whom also have trouble with their skin and resolving there issues from the core cause. Stefanie loves the DMK enzyme treatments as they correct the functions of the skin, helping treat congestion and problematic skin.
Karen has been practicing as a qualified registered nurse since 1991. Karen has completed her master’s in nursing which has allowed her to work extensively in medical and surgical nursing before discovering her passion for cosmetic nursing in 1997. Karen has acquired an eye for detail, symmetry and she knows what it takes to create a fresh natural look. Karen tailors treatments to the individual. She has trained extensively with a wide range of products and the latest technologies to give her clients the best results.
Kim Pinnuck (Registered Nurse Div 1) is registered with AHPRA and has been in the medical and surgical aspect of Nursing, Healthcare and Healthcare Sales for over 25 years. Kim’s specialty areas lie in Cosmetic Injectables and Factor 4.
Kim is passionate about working with her clients to understand their needs and desires when it comes to their appearance, enhancing their look and restoring their confidence. Her aesthetic eye, artistry and technique all play a role in creating a natural and refreshed appearance that her clients love.
She continues to grow her clinical knowledge and practice through a strong interest in learning, education and skills development.