Laser and Technologies
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Setting the standard for Laser Hair Removal…
At Sky Blue Dermatology we utilise the most up to date laser devices for effective and safe laser hair removal.
The GentleLASE 755 nm alexandrite laser is Candela’s premier hair removal laser, treating quickly, comfortably and effectively. The Candela Gentleness laser features the Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD™) to maximise patient safety and comfort. This laser is primarily used to treat people with fair to olive skin tones. We also have a Cutera 1064nm laser which enables our nurses to safely treat darker skin types. Both lasers work by delivering an intense beam of light that passes through the skin and is absorbed by the hair follicle. This light is then converted to heat which destroys the follicle preventing further hair growth. Effective laser hair removal requires a series of treatments.
The latest addition to our laser hair removal devices is the Vectus Laser. The Vectus laser incorporates new diode technology to allow efficient treatment of large body areas in a fraction of the time required with other devices.
At Sky Blue Dermatology our Registered Nurses perform the hair removal treatments. A free consultation will be organised for you and the nurse will assess your hair issues and design a treatment plan for you.
Meet Your Skyblue Team
At Sky Blue Dermatology in Sydney, you know your skin is in safe hands. Each dermatologist at our practice has had many years of study and experience behind them and brings their unique field of interest and expertise to the team.
Robert McDonaldBMed (Hons), BSc, MMed, FACDRobert McDonald BMed (Hons), BSc, MMed, FACD, studied medicine at Newcastle University and has obtained a Masters Degree in skin cancer research. He became a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists in 1995. Since then he has worked in private practice in Sydney and established Sky Blue Dermatology in 2000. Robert is also a visiting medical officer at St.Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst.
Emma StarrittBSc, phD, MBBS, FACDEmma Starritt BSc, phD, MBBS, FACD, graduated from Medicine at the University of Sydney in 2002. She also has a PhD, having completed research at the prestigious Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, and also in Canada. She has published a number of papers on the subject of malignant melanoma. Dr. Starritt is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. Her areas of interest include general adult and paediatric dermatology, the management of skin caners and cosmetic dermatology.
Elizabeth ChowMBBS, FACDDr. Elizabeth Chow MBBS, FACD, graduated from Sydney University in 1985 and became a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists in 1994. She spent three years overseas working as a dermatology registrar at the National Skin Centre in Singapore, a Research Fellow at St John's Dermatology Centre in London and Wycombe Hospital in the UK. Whilst she practises as a dermatologist in all general areas she has a special interest in skin cancer management and contact allergy. She is a Staff Specialist at the Liverpool Hospital running the contact allergy clinic, and speaks conversational Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay.
Carly HeckendorfRegistered Nurse - Specialist in cosmetic treatmentsCarly is an energetic registered nurse. She has been an RN for 15 years, working in London and Sydney, in acute care and dermatology settings. Carly was the president of the Sydney University Nursing Society while in her undergraduate years which supported student nurses socially and academically. She has completed a graduate certificate of Emergency Nursing and has a thirst for continuing education and professional development. Carly has 8 years experience working in cosmetic dermatology in reputable dermatology practices in Sydney. Carly lives with her husband and toddler son in the Sutherland Shire. She enjoys spending time with her family doing bush walks and weekend getaways. Carly is the secretariat support for the Australian College of Nursing Cosmetic Nursing Community of Interest. Carly is excited about the future of Cosmetic Nursing and to see the future of this emerging nursing specialty.
Eimear TummonRegistered Nurse - Specialist in cosmetic treatmentsEimear graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Nursing science (general) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Eimear has 12 years nursing experience with 10 years specialising in Oncology nursing working in Galway, London and Sydney. Eimear's exceptional clinical abilities and admirable work ethic led her to pursue cosmetic training in 2020 to enhance her passion and artistic perspective in aesthetic nursing. Having built her clientele in Sydney, Eimear’s love for cosmetic injectables continues to grow with ongoing professional development. Eimear has always been driven by natural results and is committed to continually building her skills and techniques, to ensure the highest standard of care for her patients. Eimear joined the Sky Blue team in September 2022 and is expanding her knowledge further in the dermatology and cosmetic setting. Using multiple modalities is Eimear’s passion to support patients in their aesthetic journey.