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 have leaders in their field of practice and specialise in Skin Cancer Diagnosis and Treatments, Skin Rejuvenation techniques and Cosmetic Tattoo.

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The Skin Cancer Centre

Skin Cancer

Both Dr Chris Wetherall and Dr John Stretch are highly experienced and accredited skin cancer doctors. Dermoscopy (surface microscopy) is performed routinely and both basic and advanced surgical skin cancer procedures are undertaken in the modern procedural centre.

Bulk Billing
Skin Cancer procedures and Skin Spot Checks (one or two lesions) are Bulk Billed. Full Skin Checks are routinely Bulk Billed for patients 40 years and over.

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. Safe, natural & effective therapy for all ages and skin types. Proven to reverse signs of skin 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

Dermastamp system

After the application of numbing cream, 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

Val Glover-Hovan is Australia’s leading and most respected Practitioner and Teacher of Cosmetic Tattoo with over 30 years experience in the field.

Val is recommended by leading Beauty Professionals, Medical Practitioners, Cosmetic, Plastic and Laser Surgeons.

Chloe Macdonald is the rising star in the field of cosmetic tattoo. Chloe has a background in dermal therapy and has been involved in the cosmetic medicine industry for over 10 years. She enjoys all aspects of cosmetic tattoo and specialises in eyebrows.

Chloe aims to provide top quality results at a competitive price.

Cosmetic Injectables

Cosmetic Injectables

All our injectables are performed or supervised by Dr John Stretch, a Fellow of both the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia and 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.

Cosmetic Phyicians College of Australasia
Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine
Accredited Doctor - Skin Cancer College