Welcome to the Acne Specialist Clinic at Westside Laser Dermatology. Our team consists of some of the leading acne and acne scar specialists in Australia.

We treat all types of acne from facial acne to bacne, in all ages. Our centre performs chemical peels, lasers and surgical procedures to treat acne scars.

Our team members are highly trained – all our Specialists have obtained their Dermatology Fellowships in Australia; many have also had further training in the United States and United Kingdom.

Dr Shobhan Manoharan

Director – Westside Dermatology, Brisbane Skin, Sweat Free Clinics, The Psoriasis Institute and SkinByDerms

Dr Manoharan studied medicine at the University of Queensland, worked in the United Kingdom and Australia, has extensive surgical experience and has sub-specialised in laser and cosmetic dermatology. Dr Manoharan is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatology, Foundation Member of the Australasian Society for Cosmetic Dermatology, member of the Australian Medical Association and is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland and Griffith University. He is co-convenor of the Australasian Society for Cosmetic Dermatology Conference in Perth in 2016. Actively involved in the training of dermatology registrars, medical students, general practitioners and pharmacists in all aspects of dermatology, Dr Manoharan has published and presented extensively both locally and internationally over the last decade. He has a special interest in acne and acne scar treatments, rejuvenation, hyperhidrosis treatments, pigmentation disorders and skin cancer management. Dr Manoharan has established himself as a national expert in medical and cosmetic dermatology and is a regular expert contributor for Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire. He has appeared in programs such as Today Tonight, Scope, as well as numerous radio stations including ABC and 4BC radio. He is also medical and cosmetic dermatologist to numerous high profile celebrities, appearing in the memoirs of the English Cricket Team ’The Plan‘ and has performed skin checks for politicians including Barnaby Joyce and Peter Dutton. In 2015, Dr Manoharan was appointed Consulting Dermatologist for L’Oréal Paris Skincare.

Dr Davin Lim

MBBS, FACD Consultant Laser Dermatologist Acne scar specialist

Dr Davin Lim is an aesthetic and Laser Dermatologist. His undergraduate degree was from the University Of Queensland, post graduate Specialist training was undertaken in Ireland, the United Kingdom and the PA Hospital in Brisbane. Further laser training was undertaken in the United States and in South East Asia. His specialty interest is in the field of acne scar revision. He performed over 3000 revision procedures and is an expert in all aspects of acne scar treatments. In 2016 he was awarded the Top 100 Real Self award- given to the top 1% of Specialist Worldwide. This was largely due to his clinical and research work on acne scarring. Dr Lim is actively involved in the training of medical students and dermatology registrars. He is an associate lecturer with the Griffith School of Medicine. He also sits on a number of National laser boards, and lectures on acne scar revision techniques. . He is known Internationally for his work on acne scars. Note: Dr Lim only treats acne scarring, and not acne treatments, as his work is entirely procedural. For acne treatment please see one of the Dermatologist in our team. If you require scar revision or would like to go on to a program, Dr Lim will assess and if you are suitable will tailor a treatment program.

Dr Belle Cominos

MBBS (Hon), FACD Senior Consultant Dermatologist Acne in children, adult acne, hormonal acne

Dr. Belle Cominos graduated with honours from the University of Queensland in 1985. She then went on to study dermatology both in the United Kingdom and Brisbane before obtaining her fellowship as a member of the Australian College of Dermatologists in 1994. Dr Cominos sub-speciality interest in paediatric acne, hormonal acne and acne rosacea. She has had over 12 years experience in VBeam vascular laser.

Dr Jennifer Wells

MBBS, FACD Senior Consultant Dermatologist, Acne in children, adult acne, hormonal acne

Dr Wells has been within the field of dermatology in the Western Suburbs for over a decade. She completed her medical degree from the University of Queensland, and undertook further studies in dermatology in Scotland, completing her Fellowship in Brisbane. Dr Wells is an expert in treating all forms of acne including adult acne, hormonal acne, PCOS related skin issues and acne in children.

Dr Brad Jones

MBBS, FACD Consultant Dermatologist, Acne in children, adult acne, scar management

Dr Brad Jones completed his medical degree at the University of Queensland in 1994 followed by a masters in skin cancer research at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research. His subspecialty interests include management of acne in all ages, as well as laser therapy of vascular lesions, and acne scarring.

Dr Shiva Baghaei

MBBS, FACD Senior Consultant Dermatologist, Acne in children, adult acne, hormonal acne

Dr Shiva has specialised in the field of dermatology for over 17 years and is one of Brisbane’s most experienced Consultant Dermatologists. She manages all forms of acne, including childhood acne, hormonal acne, as well as adult onset acne. Well respected both internationally and nationally, she provides an invaluable service to the Acne Specialist Clinic at Westside Dermatology.

Dr. Paul Teng

BPHARM, MBBS, FACD General Dermatologist

Dr Paul Teng has been practicing at Westside Dermatology since 2014. He completed a postgraduate specialist training in Queensland and the United Kingdom. Paul’s subspecialty interests include acne, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and skin cancer.

Dr Devita Surjana

MBBS PHD FACD, General Dermatologist

Dr Devita Surjana is a general dermatologist with a special interest in the treatment of psoriasis, eczema, acne, cutaneous malignancies as well as vulvar diseases and paediatric dermatology. She completed her medical degree at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. She then undertook research in the prevention of skin cancer at the University of Sydney, obtaining a PhD in Dermatology. Dr Devita Surjana undertook her dermatology specialist training at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Royal Children’s Hospital, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Princess Alexandra Hospital, and Queensland Institute of Dermatology at Greenslopes Private Hospital. Dr Devita Surjana is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. Dr Devita Surjana has published research in local and international dermatology journals on skin cancer chemo-prevention and general dermatology. She is an Associate Lecturer with the University of Queensland and is regularly involved in lecturing and teaching medical students at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, dermatology registrars and residents. Devita works as a visiting medical officer in dermatology at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.

Nigel Harris

RN, RP Dermatology Nurse Practitioner

Nigel Harris is one of Brisbane’s most experienced dermatology nurses, and is one of only two Dermatology Specialist Nurse Practitioners in Australia. He helps our Specialists with acne and scar assessment, prescriptions and patient reviews.

Krys Luszczek

RN Cosmetic and Procedural Nurse, Filler and BTX Nurse

Krys has over 25 years nursing experience in facial cosmetic surgery. In the last 15 years Krys has focused on non-surgical procedures using injectable fillers. Fillers are occasionally used to treat atrophic acne scars.

Our Nursing Team:

Our nurses are in charge of the Acne Solutions Clinic. This clinic is ideal for patients with mild acne, or for those who would like to take the first step in clearing up their skin. Assessment and treatment at the Acne Solutions Clinic does not require a referral. Our nurses perform acne chemical peels and various procedures such as blackhead and laser-drilled cyst extractions. They have a wealth of skin care knowledge and can advise on the very best skin care products for your skin type.

Emily Hyde

RN Acne Solutions Clinic Nurse, Chemical peel, laser and RF specialist nurse

Emily is a registered nurse and is one of Australia’s most experienced Radiofrequency device operators. She is a national trainer and co-researcher on the use of Radiofrequency for acne scarring and has performed over 1500 procedures. Emily works in close conjunction with the consultant dermatologists. She also performs chemical peels and vascular VBeam laser treatments for red acne scars.

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