Dr Cara McDonald

Director & Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Cara McDonald is a highly trained specialist dermatologist and cosmetic injector. She is the co-director and principal dermatologist at Complete Skin Specialists.

Medical training and achievements:
Originally from Tasmania, Cara completed her medical degree at the University of Tasmania, where she was awarded First Class Honours. Her specialist training in Dermatology was completed through St Vincent’s Hospital & The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne as well as in Oxford in the UK. She continues to hold a public hospital consultant position at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and attends an outreach clinic in Burnie Tasmania. She is a fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists.

Cara joined Dr Belinda Welsh in at Complete Skin Specialists in 2010, together providing a first-class comprehensive specialist dermatology service to the region.

Registration Details:
Dr Cara B McDonald
AHPRA Registration Number: MED0000944625
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Specialist areas:
Cara’s special interests in her field include skin cancer prevention and treatment, acne scarring, laser, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Cara’s extensive knowledge and experience in cosmetic dermatology and anti-ageing treatments lets her combine her specialist knowledge of the skin and anatomy to offer natural looking cosmetic treatments.

She specialises in full face rejuvenation using cosmetic injectables and combines this with appropriate skin care and laser treatments. Cara’s knowledge, skills and caring nature ensures all patients are given the best possible care. Cara’s superior knowledge and skill in the injecting field has led to a specialist role teaching role across Australia/NZ with the Allergan Medical Institute ®.

“I feel that as dermatologists we are in a unique and privileged position whereby treating skin disorders allows us to also reinstate a patient’s self-confidence and improve self-esteem. I believe that patient education is the most important component of any treatment and all patient care.

I am particularly passionate about patient safety and results. I specialise in full-face rejuvenation using cosmetic injectables for discerning patients who want or need a freshen-up but desperately want to maintain a natural element to their appearance.

I developed a passion for cosmetic injectables whilst working closely with renowned cosmetic dermatologist Professor Greg Goodman. I have long been an amateur painter and love colour and design. I feel that performing injectable cosmetic treatments allows me to combine my scientific mind with my creative eye.” – Dr Cara McDonald.

Dr McDonald is available at our Sunbury location for both medical and cosmetic consultations. She also offers appointments for cosmetic injectables in Richmond every second Tuesday. For medical appointments, Dr McDonald only accepts new patient’s for certain conditions and a referral is essential. Please contact us for more information.

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