With the expansion of the digital age the rest of the world seems a whole lot closer and the Austin Clinic in Balgowlah is expanding right along with it. These days it only takes a few simple keystrokes for anyone to extract almost any detail about your life. With the explosion of social media, readily available information has gone way beyond what can be found on the front of a business card. Now, the hard copy of your resume is almost less important than your Facebook or LinkedIn profile. With the escalation of this need for digital proof on social media, it is now not enough just to have the right credentials; you need to look the part as well. Sydney has now become a mecca for all things cosmetic now that this demand has increased, and while cosmetic clinics boasting the latest new advancements in anti-ageing treatments are popping up everywhere, it is hard for the average consumer to be able to tell the difference between them. Although they are more of a rarity these days, there are still those around like the Austin Clinic that have a wealth of experience behind them.
Dr Susan Austin founded the Austin Clinic in 2000. She started a small clinic in North Balgowlah with an aim to decrease Australia’s skin cancer epidemic and help Sydney siders achieve that elusive ‘natural look’. Sixteen years on she has surpassed her original expectations and the clinic has grown fivefold. With four other medical practitioners and several experienced skin therapists the clinic offers skin care treatments ranging from skin cancer diagnosis and surgery through to those of a more delicate cosmetic nature.
The Clinic is outfitted with the latest in skin cancer diagnostic tools including the Molemap photographic imaging system and an onsite fully equipped operating theatre that can accommodate all skin cancer treatments. The cosmetic side of the clinic is just as impressive offering traditional treatments such as muscle relaxants, dermal fillers and broadband light but also body sculpting skin treatments such as Coolsculpting spot fat reduction and Pelleve skin tightening.
The Austin Clinic’s staff have a diverse skill set allowing them to treat all manner of skin concerns. All of their highly qualified medical practitioners have undergone many years of training and continue to advance their skills through study, conferences and short courses to make sure they stay abreast of the latest treatments and techniques. You can be assured you are in good hands at the Austin Clinic as their skin cancer doctors have many certifications behind them including Masters in Skin Cancer Medicine, Diplomas in Dermatology and Dermatoscopy and Certificates in Skin Cancer Surgery. Dr Austin has also done extensive training in cosmetic medicine with plastic and vascular surgeons. Having been in the industry for over 20 years there are not many who have seen or done as much as Dr Austin. She strives for perfection in her work and looks for the same standards in the other members of her team. Like Dr Austin, her colleagues value the same high standards and always aim to give each patient the very best cosmetic outcome possible. This is why the clinic was recognized by the cosmetic industry last year in the first ever Australasia My Face My Body Awards. The Austin Clinic was Highly Commended in the Best Aesthetic Practice NSW category.
Dr Austin believes that “Every patient is an individual. So why would we suggest exactly the same treatment plan for everyone?” Patient care is the central focus throughout every aspect of the Austin Clinic. From the minute you make a booking to the time you walk out after your appointment you will find the staff at the Austin Clinic give you their utmost attention. They understand that no patient is going to have the same set of skin care needs or concerns which is why every patient is given their own personalized treatment plan.
Dr Austin’s passion for dermatology and her determination to make a difference to Australian skin set her apart from many in her field. She understands that “Australia has a harsh climate and it takes its toll on all of us in different ways. If I can help reduce those effects and give patients naturally beautiful results, then I will have achieved my goal.”
The Austin clinic continues to thrive despite the increase in competition in the Cosmetic industry and their patient focused approach seems to make all the difference. Best keep an eye on them as who knows where they will be in a few years’ time.
AT A GLANCE
WHO: Austin Skin & Cosmetic Laser Clinic
WHAT: A clinic offering a unique combination of treatments for skin cancer and cosmetic options
WHERE: 5/67 Wanganella Street, Balgowlah NSW 2093