OUR TEAM

Upon your first visit to Victorian Dermal Group, you’ll realise you’re in good hands. Surrounded by cutting-edge equipment in a fully accredited and registered clinic, the only thing left to think about is how envious everyone will be of your amazing new look.

We utilise the most advanced variety of technology using the latest medical grade lasers and treatment methods combined with research, experience and knowledge to ensure a unique and realistic outcome.

We marry the safest and most advanced laser technology to ensure the best possible results in each and every individual. Your face is your unique presentation to the world. For this reason, we only use medical grade lasers in our practice to deliver proven, safe and precise results for all skin types.

Derya Koch | Dermal Clinician

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“I believe in prevention rather than cure,” Derya said. “As a result, we focus on anti-ageing and perform treatments to optimise skin health and function, including good diet and regular exercise.”

Under the leadership of Derya Koch, Victorian Dermal Group has quickly grown to become one of Melbourne’s most sought-after cosmetic clinics.

Derya‘s dedication to good skin is unrivalled. Her knowledge, experience and warm, caring nature makes the difference.

Her ongoing pursuit for good skin started as a teenager when she understood first-hand the effect it can have on fledgling self-esteem.

Excelling at the Australasian Beauty Therapy Academy, she quickly moved into an educator’s role where she shared her growing knowledge, experience and passion for the industry.

Derya took her expertise around the world and on her return to Australia, settled in Melbourne where she completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Dermal Therapies) at Victoria University.

During that time, she worked with multiple industry-renowned specialists and practices performing non-surgical cosmetic skin treatments as a Dermal Clinician.

Derya also holds a Professional Certificate of Dermascopy & Professional Diploma of Dermascopy.

Kelly Patterson | Dermal Clinician

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Kelly’s background begins with a peer-reviewed journal article titled ‘Synopsis of training programme for dermatologists in non-pharmacological (Psychological) interventions in Dermatology’; this research & knowledge made her eager to learn more. She was suddenly enriched with an enthusiasm for the skin and psychological connection.

There is a true connection with the skin and with how someone feels within themselves, their confidence & their being. Kelly gets a lot of patients’ saying “I’m being vain”, but all they want is their confidence back within their skin.

She studied & worked in Beauty Therapy for six years, but wanted to gain the education or qualified to treat and manage skin conditions/diseases, so she undertook further study.

She went on to complete a (HBDS) Bachelor of Dermal Science from the College of Health & Biomedicine, Victoria University, which allows recognises her as a qualified Dermal Clinician.

Throughout her four years of studying the skin and becoming an allied health professional, she was tutored by an industry-leader in Maxillary & Reconstructive Surgery, who was expert in everything to do with the skin. She was lucky enough to learn under his guidance and have him tutor her throughout her years of study.

Kelly worked in a practice in the second year of her study, which helped her get practical knowledge and experience. She worked and studied full time, and allocated further time to study with her tutor, who he helped her develop so she could eventually practice what she loves doing today.

Her Favourite Treatment:
This used to be consultations, but now she loves peels & extractions.

Her Passion:
The skin, as it’s our largest organ & everything affects it. She believes it’s our shield so the outside doesn’t affect our inside, but it’s also ultimately how we feel.

Her Work Experience:
Kelly has spent eight years in the industry, having worked in another medical skin clinic alongside two doctors who both specialised in the skin, and were undertaking a skin cancer course at the University of QLD. She worked closely alongside them and learnt a lot, where she also managed the Dermatology side of things.

Sophia Joneidi | Dermal Clinician

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Sophia has been working in the cosmetic industry for over six years, where she has worked with various gold-standard devices and products, achieving excellent results for her clients.

She has completed a Bachelor of Dermal Science at Victoria University. She is very passionate about client education, as she believes the best result is achievable by combining a proper treatment plan with medical-grade homecare products.

Sophia enjoys all aspects of dermal therapies and has a special interest in the Ultra Former, Infini, Laser Rejuvenation, Clear & Brilliant and other anti-ageing therapies.

She is incredibly keen to learn about new technologies and be up-to-date with industry practice. Providing treatments at the highest-standard is her main career goal.

Dr Mobin Master | MB BS FRANZCR

With over 20 years of medical experience, Dr Master started with basic surgical training, then advanced specialist training as a radiologist, with a particular interest in interventional procedures.

Dr Master has developed a multitude of procedural experience performing complex delicate radiological procedures in the hands, face, neck, chest, abdomen and lower limbs.

With broad medial experience, continuing education, enthusiasm and artistic interests, Dr Master had made anti-ageing and integrative part of his practice, his love for medicine and his personal life.

As an Associate Lecturer at the University of Melbourne, Dr Master’s attention to detail and expert advice with anti-wrinkle treatment is second to none. He has a keen interest in cosmetic non-surgical procedures, with an exciting approach to anti-wrinkle techniques and methods, making a quality of difference to treatment and managing his patient together with VDG.

His dedication to looking and feeling good is unrivalled. His knowledge, experience and communication skills make all the difference to his patient’s to stay forever young.

About Victorian Dermal Group

The Victorian Dermal Group is a boutique clinic specialising in non-surgical cosmetic solutions providing expert advice, ongoing care and treatment for skin concerns, enhancements, facial rejuvenation and leg veins.

Tucked away in the heart of Kew, the Victorian Dermal Group Melbourne offers a multidisciplinary approach ensuring we provide specialist advice using the latest treatment methods and most cutting-edge technology to ensure you look and feel rejuvenated.

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