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Dr Sally Shaw

BIOGRAPHY

General Practice 12 Years
1988 Monash University – Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
1989 Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Women’s Health 10 Years
Skin Cancer Medicine 10 Years (overlap with Women’s Health)

Established Peninsula Skin Cancer Centre in Mornington and Frankston seeing over forty thousand patients a year.

Senior Lecturer at University of Queensland for Skin Cancer Medicine
Supervisor for RACGP advanced term registrars
Fellowship of Skin Cancer Medicine – SCANNZ
Cert 4 training of 100 + nurses in Skin Cancer Medicine
Certificate of Cosmetic medicine ACCM

Finalist for Melanoma Australia – “Most significant contribution to Melanoma” awards.

Health Cert award for 10 years’ contribution to Skin Cancer Medicine and education.

Owner Operator :        The Enchanted Adventure Garden (1992 – Present)

Owner Operator:         The Wellness Manor (2015 – Present)

3 THINGS I CARE ABOUT

  1. Invasive cosmetic procedures performed by non-medically trained practitioners.  I have had a lot of patients come o me with horrific scars from laser treatments and fillers from non-medically trained people.  There is no recourse for these patients as they do not fall under the jurisdiction of the Medical Board.  A doctor or nurse understand the anatomy, the danger zones, the health issues that can impact on procedures and the medication interactions.  If they do not follow accepted practice (including appropriate consent and follow up) they are answerable to the medical board.
  2. Medical practitioners having no respect for other therapists.  Often doctors feel that if the patient doesn’t have a disease or a significant ski problem that alternate practitioners have no right treating them.  Dermal therapists all have a skill set that can help patients self-esteem with limited downtime.  The changes may be subtle but over time they can make a significant difference.  We all need to respect each other’s skills in order to give the client/patient the best result.
  3. The most beautiful feature on anyone is their smile.  Forgetting inner beauty is a cardinal mistake.  We need to educate patients about mindfulness, exercise and good diet if we want to make a lasting difference.  Correcting someone’s skin can only go so far to improving self-esteem if you are a “glass half full person”.
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PRUE

REGISTERED NURSE

Prue is a Registered Nurse who developed a passion for the aesthetic industry when she worked part time in her family salon in Bendigo. Whilst studying her Bachelor of nursing she also studied her diploma of beauty therapy. She did this to give her an edge that many nurses don’t have. With an aesthetic eye for attention to detail Prue performs many treatments within our extensive treatment menu.

Prue’s passion for the industry began at the age of 16 when she suffered from skin problems herself. Through much research and commitment to her own skin and working at a hair and beauty salon she learnt this was her passion, to help others achieve their goals towards self-confidence.

Prue has worked closely with Dr Sally Shaw in both skin cancer medicine and cosmetic medicine for a number of years.

Prue has been doing cosmetic injectables for almost 5 years and has multiple certificates in a variety of cosmetic products and procedures. She is continually improving her skills by attending conferences all over Australia. Prue specialises in all forms of injectables including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers and PRP (platelet rich plasma) therapy.

HELENA

BEAUTY THERAPIST & MELANOGRAPHER

Helena is our Beauty Therapist & Melanographer specialising in all skin care and laser treatments, she is also our Practice Co-ordinator.

Helena has been in the industry since 1979 and is passionate about all things skin and good skin health she has worked alongside Dr Sally since 2011, at the Peninsula Skin Cancer Centre. It was here she achieved a certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine and a certificate in Laser technology.

To date Helena continues to attend workshops and conferences to improve her skills and knowledge.  Helena is caring, nurturing and non-judgemental in her approach. She is passionate about what she does and believes that taking care of your skin is not about vanity or trying to look younger or to look like someone other than yourself. It is about having the potential for your skin to look and be its optimal best, which in the end is imperative to your mental health and wellbeing.

“I feel we are firstly; passionate about what we do, we are professional & knowledgeable, extremely approachable and up to date with treatments and products. We care about and listen to our clients concerns without judgement. Clients often comment that we don’t put pressure on them to buy products or to have a multitude of unnecessary treatments.

Our actual location adds to our charm; as you enter the grounds one instantly feels welcomed. This reflects on who we are and what we stand for. Prue and I work well together, support and complement each other, which I feel is evident in our work and our ethics”.