Photodynamic Therapy
The Skin Cancer Centre
Lotus Institute Coolangatta
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The Skin Cancer Centre


Here at The Lotus Institute – Coolangatta we aim to be the Centre of Excellence for Skin Health on the Gold Coast. Dr John Stretch and his highly experienced team will discuss your concerns and advise on the best treatment options. We are leaders in the field and specialise in Medical Skin Repair, Cosmetic Tattoo and Injectables.

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The Skin Cancer Centre

Skin Cancer

Dr John Stretch is a highly experienced and accredited skin cancer doctor. Dermoscopy (surface microscopy) is performed routinely and both basic and advanced surgical skin cancer procedures are undertaken in modern procedural rooms.

Bulk Billing
Full Skin Checks are routinely Bulk Billed for patients 40 years and over. There is a small out of pocket expense for procedures.

Regular Full Skin Checks are advised for all patients to allow early detection and treatment of skin cancers including melanomas, squamous cell cancers and basal cell cancers.

Photodynamic Therapy

Photodynamic Therapy

PDT is a unique new way to treat sun-damaged skin.

PDT involves applying a naturally occurring substance called ALA to the skin. Once the ALA is absorbed into the damaged cells, a light source is focused on the affected area to selectively destroy the abnormal cells.

Treatment is completed in one day with the abnormal sun damaged skin peeling off the following week.

This leads to fresh, healthy skin cells with less sun damage and improved skin texture.

PRP Injections


Regenerative Cellular Technology

Aesthetic Medicine
Use your own cells to rejuvenate your skin and hair. Safe, natural & effective therapy for all ages and skin/hair types. Proven to reverse signs of skin and hair ageing by improving collagen production.

Musculoskeletal Medicine
Accelerates healing of injuries and degenerative joint conditions
Uses your own cells to promote repair and regeneration of bone, tendon, cartilage, ligaments and muscle tissue

Advanced Skin Needling

Advanced Skin Needling

Dermapen system

Very fine needles are used to promote tissue stimulation and skin rejuvenation.

  • Tissue Regeneration
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Collagen Induction Therapy
  • Scar Reduction Therapy
  • Fine Lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Deep Wrinkles
  • Hyper-Pigmentation
  • Pore Size Reduction
  • Stretch Marks
  • Acne Scarring
  • Skin Tightening
Cosmetic Tattoo

Cosmetic Tattoo


Individual hairs are precisely layered on the skin, creating a completely natural look.


Enhanced definition creating a shadow-stopping frame for your eyes.


More vibrant and younger looking lips without having to apply lipstick. Your lip shape will be tailored to your lip line and facial features.

Cosmetic Injectables

Cosmetic Injectables

All our injectables are performed or supervised by Dr John Stretch, a Fellow of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine. Dr Stretch is a respected local medical practitioner, having been based on the Gold Coast for over 20 years.

Muscle relaxing injections are typically used to reduce lines in the upper face – horizontal forehead lines, vertical frown lines and crow’s feet. Non permanent HA fillers are used to enhance the lips, smooth lines and add volume to the face.

Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine
Accredited Doctor - Skin Cancer College