Meet The Team

tanya

Director /
ADVANCED COSMETIC INJECTOR

TANYA CHiWAZA

Hi, I’m Tanya, the Director of Melbourne Cosmetic Specialists; I have over 18 years of nursing experience, with 6 of those specialising in Cosmetic Medicine. I have worked in various sectors of the healthcare industry including acute hospitals, day procedure, and outpatients’ recovery. I have worn the hat of Nurse In Charge in an extremely busy medical clinic; having worked alongside doctors who specialise in skin cancer checks and skin health, this was the seed that developed my interest in dermatology/skin health and cosmetic medicine. I then completed a Post-Graduate Degree in Dermal Science through the highly reputable Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science (AACDS).

My passion is Beautification. Beautification is more than just plumping lips and cheeks; it is providing a whole treatment approach by harmonising and bringing balance to the face by assessing facial thirds and balancing the side profile; it is about chasing shadows and reflecting light that only an artistic and experienced eye can see. 

 I aim to give clients natural and youthful results by restoring volume loss, creating symmetry, and balance. Everyone has a signature feature that makes them look appealing, it is my job to make it stand out.

Dermal Clinician /
massage therapist

GAYLE

Hi, I’m Gayle, I am the Dermal Clinician here at the clinic. You’ll be seeing me for all your skincare concerns and needs. I have been in the Wellness Health and Beauty industry for 9 years, which gave me extensive knowledge and experience within the industry. I jump started my interest within the massage and beauty sector, and specialising in sports massage and spa therapies. My passion led me to study a Bachelor of Health Science in which I then become a certified Dermal Clinician.

My most favourite treatment is Medifacials. They sound like a simple treatment but what makes it my favourite is that it is a layered treatment that can easily be tailored to each individual’s needs. It includes manual and chemical exfoliating components which smooth rough skin, it also brightens and hydrates the skin, and can treat active acne all in one treatment. I love that there is no down time and your skin has an immediate glow. The best part about this treatment is, your skin and body feels refreshed and rejuvenated with the bonus hand massage at the end!

I would be able to give you a relaxing massage while attending to your skin concerns with a tailored all-in-one Medifacial.

gail

Cosmetic Injector /
Dermal Therapies

RACHEL

Hi, I’m Rachel, and I am a Registered Nurse and an experienced Cosmetic Injector with a Post Graduate in Dermal Science / Cosmetic Nursing (that’s where I met Tanya during our training). I have over 20 years of nursing backbone, having worked in various sectors of the healthcare industry. I continue to juggle working between Melbourne Cosmetic and The Alfred Hospital as I still have a passion for both.

Having struggled with acne in my teens, I can understand the devastating impact skin conditions can cause to ones self esteem. That’s where I got my love for aesthetics as even the smallest amount of work can give big results, as well as making a difference in how it can make a client feel better about themselves. I like taking the natural approach with subtle changes by adding a little lip filler, a touch of cheek filler and a twinkle of anti-wrinkle injections to give my clients a refreshing and vibrant look.

I look forward to taking care of your aesthetic needs across the board of anti-wrinkle and dermal filler injections, as well as looking after your skin health with medifacials and skin needling.

Dermal Clinician

NILAM

Hi, my name is Nilam and I am a qualified Dermal Clinician. My journey and fascination with skin health began back in 2009 when I began in beauty therapy. After completing my diploma I decided to further my studies into Bachelor of Health Science which extensively broadened my knowledge and experience in the field. Now with over 12 years of experience, I must say that my favourite part of being in this industry is meeting clients who are beginning their skin journey and to follow them through the entire process to achieving their skin goals. It can make such an impact in an individuals self confidence and happiness.

If I had to choose one treatment, I absolutely love skin needling! I have seen significant results and best of all, there is minimal down time required. The treatment stimulates collagen and ultimately can help treat concerns such as fine lines, acne scarring and enlarged pores (just to name a few). 

If you are looking for answers to your questions or even wondering where to start, a consultation may be the key to achieving healthy glowing skin. I look forward to seeing you at the clinic.

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