The Dermal Clinic provides the same treatments that would be performed by qualified dermal (skin) clinicians in private dermatology, plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery practices.
Our dermal sciences students use the highest quality medical grade equipment in a best practice environment under the supervision of qualified dermal clinicians.
Staff, students and members of the public can use the clinics.
Treatments and prices
Treatments are performed by trained students in the Bachelor of Dermal Sciences under clinician supervision.
Students are educated to treat a variety of conditions such as pre/post-operative skin care, acne, rosacea, inflammatory conditions, uneven skin tone and pigmentation, ageing or sun damaged skin, scarring, fluid retention, excess hair, tattoo removal, skin tags and leg veins.
Used for the treatment of skin tags and dilated facial capillaries. Prices start from $20.
Microdermabrasion (face and body)
Used to refine thickened and proliferative skin conditions but may also encourage collagen synthesis, giving a healthier and firmer looking skin. A minimum of 4–6 treatments is required for best results. Prices start from $45.
A range of peels are available and will be determined by the student clinician in consultation with you. These include a range of strengths, ingredients and benefits, which the student clinician will recommend based your skin condition, goals, available downtime and lifestyle. Many peels require the skin to be prepped with prescribed topical skin care and necessitate sun avoidance, as well as conscientious sunscreen use. chemical peels are used to conditions such as ageing, pigmentation disorders, acne and scarring. Prices range from $45 to $135.
Ultrasound and electroporation
Used primarily for infusion of active agents and for wound healing. Time and number of sessions will vary depending on conditions being treated. Prices start from $30.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
MLD aims to improve lymph circulation, increasing fluid uptake and systemic immunity, all essential to support the healthy functioning of the skin and other body systems. Beneficial pre and post surgery, as well in the treatment of lymphoedema. Price on application.
Low level laser therapy
This therapy uses various wavelengths of light to encourage the cells in the skin to function optimally. it can be used postoperatively to improve wound healing and reduce scarring. conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, acne, and slow healing conditions also benefit. A course is needed and up to 3 treatments may be required per week. Prices start from $20.
Light Emitting Diode (LED) light therapy
Two different wavelengths of light can be used with this treatment to either increase collagen production and improve circulation, or to control bacteria in the treatment of acne. A course is needed and up to 3 treatments may be required per week. Priced at $50.
Permanent hair removal (electro-epilation)
All methods of permanent epilation are available, offering lasting options for all hair and skin colours. clients seeking permanent results for unwanted fine or de-pigmented hair (grey/blonde) may be suitable for this modality. A consultation and test patch is required, and a series of treatments may be recommended. Prices start from $5.
High level laser, light and IPL treatments
Students are taught to perform a wide range of laser and IPL based treatments to treat various conditions ranging from hair reduction to tattoo removal. Free consultation.
- Patch test $5.00
- Skin tightening with Titan $50 plus $2.00 per shot
- Diode laser hair reduction from $75
- IPL rejuvenation $50 plus 50c per shot, $600 cap
- nd:YAG hair reduction $50 plus 50c per shot, $600 cap
- Vein treatments $50 plus 50c per shot, $600 cap
- Tattoo removal $50 plus 50c per shot, $600 cap
- Laser genesis $250
Treatment cost is significantly lower than elsewhere because the treatments are performed by trained students under clinician supervision.
Your first 40-minute consultation for any treatment is free.
To make a booking please contact the clinic directly on +61 3 9919 7897. The clinic is only attended when the students are signed on for clinic sessions so please leave a message on the answering machine and a student will contact you during clinic hours.
Please provide at least 24 hours notice when cancelling appointment.
Clinic location & bookings
The clinics are open to members of the public, VU staff and students.
Contact your nearest clinic for further information on the services available.