OUR  TEAM

Dr John Relic

Dermatologist
MBBS FACD

John is a Consultant Specialist Dermatologist graduating from the University of NSW in 1977 and becoming a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists in 1986. John has been practising as a Dermatologist in the Newcastle area for over twenty years. John specialises in various laser modalities and has attended specialist training with Sciton Inc. in the USA.
John is an experienced skin surgeon having completed specialised training at the Scripps Clinic in San Diego and he conducts a regular clinic in pediatric dermatology at the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle where he is a visiting medical officer.

Dr Sally de Zwaan

Dermatologist
MBBS (Hons), PhD, BSc (Psych), FACD

Dr. Sally de Zwaan completed her Dermatology training both in Australia and overseas. Sally brings a wealth of experience to the clinic, with her expertise in many areas including medical, surgical and paediatric dermatology. She completed her medical degree at Sydney University and worked in Sydney hospitals for several years before spending 4 years training in Dermatology. She is a visiting medical officer to John Hunter Hospital where she runs a monthly clinic and teaches medical students and training Dermatologists. She also has a PhD in genetics of skin cancer and a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Psychology. Sally has undertaken research and written many articles for various Dermatology journals. She has also worked extensively with the AMA.

Sarah

Registered Nurse, Laser Trainer, Laser Specialist, Certified Rationale Skincare Trainer, Cosmetic Injector including PRP

Sarah studied a Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Newcastle and has been working as a specialist nurse in Dermatology and Cosmetic Medicine since 2008. During this time she has performed over twenty thousand laser procedures on clients for both cosmetic and dermatological issues. At Coco, Sarah specialises in laser and broadband light therapy for skin rejuvenation and medical skin conditions, anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers for cheek & lip enhancement and laser tattoo removal. Sarah provides national laser training to other clinics and provides laser education and support to Dermatologists, medical practitioners and nurses throughout Australia. Sarah uses her expertise across all modalities and treatment types to achieve the best results for her clients.

EDUCATION
  • 2018 ASCD Conference, Melbourne
  • 2017 Galderma Skin Boosters
  • 2017 Allergan Advanced Dermal Filler Training – Crowne Plaza Newcastle
  • 2014 Picosure Australia Advanced Symposium Sydney – Speaker
  • 2014 Key Opinion Leader – Picosure Australia
  • 2014 Sciton National Symposium Sydney – Speaker
  • 2014 ASLMS Conference Phoenix
  • 2013 National Laser Trainer – Sciton Ionia Medical
  • 2013 Non Surgical Plastic Surgery Symposium – Sydney
  • 2013 International Beauty Expo Sydney
  • 2013 Cosmetex Conference – Speaker
  • 2012 8th National Laser & Cosmetic Medicine Conference
  • 2011 Conbio Revlite Advanced Training in Tattoo Removal
  • 2011 Rationale Advanced Skin Science and Certified Clinical Trainer
  • 2011 Cosmetex Conference
  • 2011 7th National Laser & Cosmetic Medicine Conference
  • 2010 Sciton Laser Users Summit
  • 2009 42nd Australasian College of Dermatologists Annual Scientific Meeting
  • 2009 Cosmetex Conference
  • 2009 Sciton Advanced Laser and BBL Summit – Beverly Hills, USA
  • 2008 Australasian Laser Alliance Course and Examination
  • 2008 Rationale Procedure Peeling System Advanced Training.
  • 2008 Sciton Laser Advanced Clinical Training – Dr John Relic.

Melissa

Registered Nurse, Laser Specialist, Beauty Therapist, Certified Rationale Skincare Trainer, Cosmetic Injector Including PRP 

Melissa has been working in the dermatology and cosmetic industry since 2011. Melissa is experienced in administering all types of laser and broadband light therapy for both skin rejuvenation, cosmetic injectables, PRP therapy and treating a wide range of medical skin conditions. Melissa is an expert in laser tattoo removal using state of the art PicoSure laser technology. Melissa is a renowned cosmetic tattooist and qualified Beauty Therapist who focuses on enhancing the natural features and attributes of each client to produce the best and most natural looking results. Melissa has always been passionate about the cosmetic industry and enjoys keeping up to date with the latest treatment options and sharing them with her devoted clients.

EDUCATION
  • 2017  Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons Non Surgical Symposium – Gold Coast
  • 2017  Galderma Skin Boosters
  • 2017  Allergan Advanced Dermal Filler Training – Crowne Plaza Newcastle
  • 2017  Hydrabrasion Training – Clinic Care
  • 2016  Advanced Cannulation – Adept Training
  • 2016 Plasma Rich Protein Advanced Training – ReGen
  • 2016 Allergan Advanced Training
  • 2014 Bachelor of Nursing – The University of Newcastle
  • 2014 Picosure Advanced Symposium – Sydney
  • 2013 Non-Surgical Plastic Surgery Symposium – Sydney
  • 2013 Advanced Bio Touch Feather-touch Training
  • 2013 International Beauty Expo – Sydney
  • 2012 Diploma of Cosmetic Tattooing
  • 2011 Rationale Advanced Skin Science and Certified Clinical Trainer
  • 2011 Cosmetex Conference – Sydney
  • 2011 7th National Laser & Cosmetic Medicine Conference
  • 2011 Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup Foundations Study – Sydney
  • 2005 Diploma of Beauty Therapy – Joan Lawman Beauty School

Ellen

Registered Nurse, Laser Specialist

Ellen studied a Bachelor of Nursing/Arts (International Studies) at the University of Technology in Sydney. Ellen is an experienced laser nurse utilising a variety of lasers and broadband light therapy to treat a wide range of medical skin conditions and skin rejuvenation. Ellen assists our associated Dermatologists in various medical procedures, consultation and in the provision of erbium and profractional laser. Ellen is also a laser tattoo removal specialist, utilising both the latest PicoSure laser technology and the more traditionally used Q-Switch: Nd YAG laser technology. Having completed Allergan injectable training, Ellen has a keen interest in providing our clients with the latest techniques in anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers for facial rejuvenation and wrinkle reduction. Ellen has a passion for people, travelling, cooking and being in nature and she has a strong belief in providing a holistic approach to health and wellness. She has a keen interest in nutrition, natural and alternative health modalities and is a certified yoga teacher.

EDUCATION
  • 2014 Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons Non Surgical Symposium
  • 2014 Sciton Laser Users Summit – Sydney
  • 2014 Allergan Cosmetic Anti Wrinkle Injectables Training – Sydney
  • 2014 Rationale Skin Care Clinical Training – Melbourne
  • 2014 Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup Foundation Studies – Sydney
  • 2010 Bachelor of Nursing/Arts – University of Technology Sydney

Monique

Registered Nurse, Laser Specialist, Cosmetic Injector, 

Monique studied Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Newcastle and during her studies worked in operating theatres as a scout nurse. After completing her Degree, Monique worked as a scrub nurse specialising in hand, vascular and cardiothoracic surgeries. Passionate about the cosmetic nursing field, Monique completed her Graduate Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing. Monique has since worked in a busy plastic surgery clinic with plastic surgeons and a skin clinic with a focus on plastic surgery, skin cancer and cosmetic non-surgical procedures. At Coco, Monique offers a broad range of cosmetic treatments and tailors treatment plans to suit clients individual needs.

EDUCATION
  • 2018 ASCD Conference, Melbourne
  • 2018 Sciton Education Day – Sydney
  • 2017 Allergan Advanced Anti Wrinkle and Dermal Filler Training – Allergan
  • 2017 Laser Safety Officer – AACDS
  • 2017 Graduate Certificate in IPL and Hair Removal – AACDS
  • 2017 Graduate Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing – AACDS
  • 2017 Picosure Training Cynosure
  • 2016 Plastic Practice Managers Conference – Sydney
  • 2015 Perioperative New Graduate Program – Newcastle Private Hospital
  • 2014 Bachelor of Nursing – University of Newcastle

Stephanie

Registered Nurse, Laser Specialist, Cosmetic Injector including PRP

Stephanie is originally from England and she brings to Coco a wealth of nursing experience having worked in many fields including surgical, anaesthetics and midwifery. Passionate about the field of cosmetic nursing, Stephanie commenced her Graduate Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing in 2017. Having trained in various laser therapies, cosmetic injectables including dermal fillers and Plasma Rich Protein (PRP), Stephanie loves getting to know her clients and providing treatments specifically tailored to their requirements. Stephanie is a keen snow skier, loves travelling and spending time with her family.

EDUCATION
  • 2018 ASCD Conference, Melbourne
  • 2018 Cosmetic Injectables – Allergan
  • 2017 Advanced Laser Safety – AACDS
  • 2017 Adult Basic Life Support – John Hunter Hospital
  • 2017 Graduate Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing (ongoing)
  • 2016 Neonatal Resuscitation – John Hunter Hospital
  • 2009 Post Graduate Diploma in Midwifery – The University of Newcastle
  • 2007 Bachelor of Nursing – The University of Newcastle

Carolanne

Registered Nurse, Laser Specialist, Cosmetic Injector

Carol Anne originally comes from Ireland and did her nursing training in London. She brings to Coco a wealth of experience and has previously worked with Dr Victor Chang and in the area of human services. More recently Carol Anne worked in cosmetic and restorative nursing and owned and operated a multi award winning beauty salon in Sydney’s eastern suburbs for 14 years. Carol Anne has been trained in laser therapy and has a keen interest in assisting clients to look and feel their best. She is also an expert in anti-wrinkle injecting and dermal fillers, having completed her training with Allergan. Carol Anne is passionate about holistic health and wellbeing. She enjoys travel, the ocean, family and friends. Her values are closely aligned to those of Coco Skin Laser Health and she is also a qualified yoga teacher and Reiki practitioner.

EDUCATION
  • 2017  Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons Non Surgical Symposium – Gold Coast
  • 2017  Allergan Advanced Filler Conference – MD Codes with Dr Mauricio de Maio – Sydney
  • 2017  Galderma Skin Boosters
  • 2017  Allergan Advanced Dermal Filler Training – Crowne Plaza Newcastle
  • 2016  Advanced Laser Safety Training- Healthcorp
  • 2016  Cynosure – The Picosure Laser
  • 2016  Allergan Injectables Training
  • 2016  Rationale Cosmeceuticals
  • 2012  Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup Makeup Artistry
  • 2009  Advanced Training in IPL for Hair Removal, Vascular Lesions and Pigmentation – The Fleming Institute
  • 2000-2013  Sydney Beauty Expo

Ellie

Dermal Therapist, Cosmetic Tattoo Artist

Ellie joined the Coco team in early 2014 after completing her Diploma of Business Management at Bedford College Sydney. Ellie is a qualified Beauty Therapist, specialising in dermal therapies, one of Coco’s cosmetic tattoo specialists, a Skincare Consultant and a specialist in Coco’s product range. She is experienced in administering BBL Hair Removal, has extensive training in the Rationale Skincare range, the Jane Iredale Makeup range and assists the nurses and dermatologists with cosmetic procedures. Ellie is passionate about holistic health and making clients feel the best they can about themselves.

EDUCATION
  • 2017 ZarBrow Expert Masterclass- Advanced digital machine techniques in hair design for Cosmetic Tattooing
  • 2016 National Laser Safety Course Sydney
  • 2015 Introduction to Cosmetic Medicine Conference – Sydney
  • 2015-2016 Diploma of Beauty Therapy, majoring in Dermal Therapies – Open Colleges
  • 2015 Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup Training – Sydney
  • 2014 Rationale Skincare Training – Melbourne
  • 2013 Diploma of Business Management – Bedford College

Emma

Dermal Therapist, Cosmetic Tattoo Artist, Massage Therapist

Emma joined the Coco team in 2017 with an impressive 12 years of experience in the beauty industry having worked with Napoloean Perdis and a range of boutique salons. Having trained in all areas of beauty including BBL hair removal, Emma specialises in relaxation body massage and a vast range of beauty therapies, as well as cosmetic tattooing. Emma is passionate about her work and always goes above and beyond offering a personalised services to her clients.

EDUCATION
  • 2018 ZarBrow Expert Masterclass – Advanced digital machine techniques in hair design for Cosmetic Tattooing
  • 2018 Laser Safety Training – Healthcorp
  • 2017 Level 1 Reiki
  • 2017 Rationale Cosmeceuticals
  • 2017 Cosmetic Tattooing
  • 2017 Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup
  • 2017 Hydrabrasion Training – Clinic Care
  • 2017 Broadband Light Hair Removal
  • 2010 Remedial and Pregnancy Massage, Aromatherapy
  • 2008 IPL Hair Removal
  • 2008 LED Light Therapy
  • 2007 Diploma of Beauty Therapy – Advanced Careers College

Michelle

Client Support Consultant

Michelle started her working career as a Beauty Therapist before moving into various corporate reception and administration roles. Michelle is a qualified AIN (Assistant in Nursing) and has a passion for holistic therapies. Michelle is a qualified Reiki practitioner. Responsible for the day to day running of our clinic, Michelle brings a wealth of beauty and administration experience to Coco.

Sarah

Client Support Consultant

Sarah comes to us with vast experience in customer service and administration. Sarah is passionate about providing exceptional customer service and is responsible for the day to day running of the clinic. Sarah has a very keen interest in fitness and nutrition and is currently studying a Bachelor of Nursing.

Courtney

Client Support Consultant

Courtney joined the Coco reception team in September 2016 and she comes to us with over ten years’ experience in customer service, both in retail and the fashion and hairdressing industries.  Courtney holds a Certificate IV in Retail Management and a Certificate in Fashion, Bridal and Glamour Makeup Artistry.  Her love for fashion, beauty and hair is inspiring to all. We guarantee you won’t miss her beaming smile and very friendly personality when you next visit us at Coco!

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