Our clinic was originally established as the Laser Medical Centre in 1986, at the Grand Hyatt in Collins Street, Melbourne, by Dr Garth Dicker and Dr Mark Lawry, who were two of the first laser practitioners in Victoria and indeed in Australia. The practice was established with the goal of being a centre of excellence for doctors to provide the latest medical laser technology to patients throughout Victoria.
The practice started with a single laser machine, called the Copper Vapour Laser. This was a revolutionary laser at the time that was developed out of Sydney University, and was used primarily to treat patients with disfiguring skin problems notably facial birthmarks and severe vascular malformations.
As the emerging fields of Laser Medicine and Cosmetic Medicine developed and new technologies became available so did our clinic evolve and grow. New lasers were progressively added and the range of treatments expanded. In 1998 the clinic was renamed the Cosmetic and Laser Medical Centre and in 2003 Dr David MacDonald joined as medical director. In 2004, we had outgrown our existing address and relocated to larger rooms at the current practice address, in the Professional Suites of Collins Place, at 45 Collins Street, Melbourne.