Dr John Relic at Coco Skin Laser Health

Dr. John Relic


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 at Coco Skin Laser Health

Dr. Sally de Zwaan

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 RN at Coco Skin Laser Health

RN Sarah

Registered Nurse, Laser Trainer, Laser Expert, Certified Rationale Skincare Trainer, Cosmetic Injector including PRP, Yoga Instructor

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.
Sarah is also a qualified yoga teacher and Reiki practitioner. She holds a 350 hour Diploma in Yoga Teaching.

  • 2018 ASCD Conference, Melbourne
  • 2017 Galderma Skin Boosters
  • 2017 Allergan Advanced Dermal Filler Training – Crowne Plaza Newcastle
  • 2016 Diploma in Yoga Teaching 350 Hours
  • 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.

RN Melissa

Registered Nurse, Laser Expert, 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.

  • 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 at Coco

RN Ellen

Registered Nurse, Laser Expert, Comsetic Injector

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. 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.

  • 2018 Certificate in Advanced Counselling – University of Sydney
  • 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
Stephanie - Registered Nurse at Coco

RN Stephanie

Registered Nurse, Laser Expert, 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 completed her Graduate Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing in 2019. 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.

  • 2019 Graduate Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing
  • 2018 ASCD Conference, Melbourne
  • 2018 Cosmetic Injectables – Allergan
  • 2017 Advanced Laser Safety – AACDS
  • 2017 Adult Basic Life Support – John Hunter Hospital
  • 2016 Neonatal Resuscitation – John Hunter Hospital
  • 2009 Post Graduate Diploma in Midwifery – The University of Newcastle
  • 2007 Bachelor of Nursing – The University of Newcastle
Sarah - Assistant In Nursing at Coco


Assistant in Nursing/Client Support Consultant

Sarah is currently studying a Bachelor of Nursing at the Avondale University. Sarah has a keen interest in fitness and nutrition and is passionate about Coco’s holistic approach to health and wellness. Sarah provides exceptional customer service and is highly experienced in the use and application of the Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup range, providing makeup consultations at Coco, along with various other treatments including hydrabrasion, Omnilux LED Light Therapy and laser hair removal.

  • 2017 to Current - Bachelor of Nursing Avondale University
  • 2018 - Laser Safety Training Course
  • 2015 Rationale Cosmeceuticals
  • 2015 Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup
Ellie - Cosmetic Tattoo Artist at Coco


Dermal Therapist, Cosmetic Tattoo Artist

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, Reiki 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.

  • 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


Dermal Therapist

Carolanne has a wealth of experience and knowledge when it comes to beauty and dermal therapy treatments having owned her own beauty salon in years gone by. Carolanne is a Registered Nurse amongst other qualifications and started at Coco as a RN performing a wide range of clinical treatments. Carolanne now prefers to offer beauty and dermal therapy services, spending her time nurturing her clients with relaxing and results based therapies.

Ally - Client Support Consultant at Coco


Client Support Consultant

Ally brings a wealth of customer service to Coco having completed her Diploma in Business and Marketing in 2011. Ally has previously worked in the legal profession and the services and hospitality sectors and is a valued member of our team.  Ally was born on Lord Howe Island and enjoys spending time in nature. She is confident and caring and prides herself on her excellent customer service abilities.

Michelle - Client Support Consultant


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.

Montana - Client Support Consultant at Coco


Client Support Consultant

Montana has recently joined the team as a Client Support Consultant at the reception desk. Montana loves walking the beach and her blue cattle dog Marley. Montana is an experienced dermal therapist and has worked in the spa and beauty industry since 2014 and has a wealth of knowledge of both beauty and clinical treatments.



Clinical Assitant

Elley has experience working in the industry having previously worked at a skin cancer clinic amongst other roles as a flight attendant and volunteering her time at a children's orphanage in Sri Lanka. Elley's role at Coco is to assist our clinical team with tasks around the clinic which includes regular cleaning before and after client visits. Elley is caring, friendly and committed to excellent customer service.