Clinic directors Tania Fognini and Tania Caputo established Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre in the heart of Melbourne in 1990. The directors are qualified Dermal Clinicians who hold a BHSc – CDT (Bachelor of Health Science – Clinical Dermal Therapies) , and are fellow members of the Australian Society of Dermal Clinicians Inc. with over 25 years professional experience.
The clinic is staffed with highly experienced and qualified Dermal Clinicians, Cosmetic Nurses, Laser Therapists and allied Healthcare Professionals in affiliation with Specialist cosmetic physicians and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon. All clinicians keep up-to-date on current medical/non-surgical cosmetic procedures through continued education at a national and international level.
Founding company director and senior Dermal Clinician Tania Fognini holds a Bachelor of Health Science in Clinical Dermal Therapies and is a fellow member of the Australian Society of Dermal Clinicians Inc. with over 25 years professional experience and over 20 years specialising in Laser treatment. Chairperson of the Australian Society of Dermal Clinicians in 2006, Tania is further qualified as a Laser Safety Officer, ensuring laser safety in the clinic.
Tania is renowned for facial rejuvenation and scar revision using Fractional mixed laser skin resurfacing, fractional Radio Frequency and medical skin needling. Other areas of speciality include the successful treatment of inflamed acne conditions and acne scarring using laser and light technologies, as well as Melasma treatment using various Laser and Q switched Laser technologies. She is further qualified to perform Low Level Laser Therapy for the treatment of surgical/ traumatic wounds, burns, scars and chronic skin conditions.
Tania is naturopathically trained and is a clinical educator in the field of skin science and advanced vitamin skin therapy in counteracting the damaging effects of free radicals. She is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Nursing.
Founding company director and senior Dermal Clinician Tania Caputo holds a Bachelor of Health Science in Clinical Dermal Therapies and is a fellow of the Australian Society of Dermal Clinicians Inc. with over 25 years professional experience. Tania has spent over 20 years specialising in Laser treatments and has vast experience in Laser and Fractionated Laser treatment for sun damaged skin. She is highly regarded having successfully treated thousands of satisfied clients using various medical grade laser and pulse light technologies.
Tania is highly experienced in the use of many lasers such as Fractionated ablative laser technology for skin resurfacing and tightening. Low Level Laser Therapy for the treatment of wounds, laser treatment of Hirsutism in polycystic ovarian syndrome. With vast experience in Medical skin needling for scar reduction and collagen induction therapy. She is also highly knowledgeable and known for her creative talent and precision in Cosmetic Tattooing and medical micro pigmentation. Tania is further currently undertaking a Bachelor of Nursing.
Monique has been with the company since 2008, her vibrant personality and her caring manner enriches her clients experience in the clinic. As a senior Laser therapist Monique holds a post graduate Laser Safety Certificate in laser theory and practice. With over 12 years professional clinical experience Monique has been trained under the guidance of the clinic’s Senior Dermal Clinicians and is passionate about her profession. Monique offers medical grade Mixed laser technology, Alexandrite Laser and Nd: YAG Laser treatments for laser hair removal in particular excessive hair growth conditions. With special interest in Fractional Radio Frequency for skin tightening and rejuvenation, Q-Switched Laser Treatment for tattoo removal and Laser Skin toning delivered with meticulous care.
Registered Nurse Anita graduated from La Trobe University in 2008. Anita has gained experience working in several hospitals across Melbourne before commencing employment with Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre in 2012 as a Cosmetic Nurse and Laser therapist. Anita is passionate about cosmetic procedures, including laser tattoo removal, scar revision and wound management.
Anita has completed Post Graduate studies in Cosmetic Nursing to further develop her knowledge in Cosmetic Dermal Science. As the clinic’s Client Coordinator Anita’s confident communication skills, knowledge and care support her dedication and commitment to providing the highest level of customer service.
Dermal Clinician Claire is a graduate of the Dermal Therapies Bachelor Degree obtained from Victoria University. Her extensive skill set and passion for non-surgical cosmetic procedures has led her to become a Clinical Educator at the Victoria University offering her knowledge and experience to current Dermal Therapies students. Claire started her career with Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre and was a team member for over 6 years. Although she has taken a full time position with Victoria University, she continues to be actively involved and consultant within the clinic.