MEET OUR TEAM
Director | Clinic Owner | Registered Nurse
Rikki is our senior Cosmetic Registered Nurse and founder of Skin Forum. She has over 15 years experience within the Beauty and Cosmetic industry, having worked as a Dermal and Beauty therapist for many years before discovering her passion for cosmetic medicine. Rikkis high standard of care and natural ability as a cosmetic injectable specialist along with a passion for her work has been paramount to her success in the industry. Rikki is constantly refining and advancing her skills by attending international and national cosmetic conferences and has undertaken years of extensive training with industry leading Master injectors and leaders within the industry. You can book with Nurse Rikki at our Burleigh Heads location.
DR BINACA PATEL
Dr Binaca is Skin Forums supervising Doctor and is responsible for overseeing our Registered Cosmetic Nurses. Dr Binaca gained her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the world renowned Barts and the London school of Medicine. After graduating in 2009, she continued her training in various fields and developed a love for Emergency Medicine, after moving to Australia in 2013 she continued to pursue her passion as an Emergency Doctor and worked for many years as a registrar before moving into the field of Cosmetics. Having now performed over 15000 cosmetic treatments Dr Binaca is valued for setting high safety standards within our industry.
Assistant Manager - Chirn Park
Casey is our Chirn Park clinic Assistant Manager. As well as being an intelligent, beautiful and kind, Casey also brings with her many years of team leadership experience and is a true asset to the Skin Forum team. Casey also works on our front desk at Skin Forum so be sure to say hello next time you visit!
Assistant Manager - Burleigh Heads
Alex is our beautiful assistant Manager at our Burleigh Heads clinic. Alex has many years of corporate customer service experience and brings a fun and energetic vibe to our Burleigh clinic. She is passionate about providing amazing customer service to our clients and does a great job at supporting our Burleigh team. Alex also makes up part of our Burleigh administration team so please make sure to say hello next time you visit our Burleigh clinic!
Assistant Manager - Burleigh Heads
Alana is one of our Assistant Managers at Skin Forum and brings years of management experience from her long term career within the beauty and aesthetic industry. An advanced facialist herself, Alana is passionate about skin health and ensuring our clients are getting the best possible service and results from their treatments at Skin Forum.
Sam is an advanced level cosmetic Injector with over a decade of experience. Sam is committed to providing high-quality dermal filler and anti-wrinkle treatments to her patients, and utilises advanced techniques to ensure every patient leaves with the best result possible. Nurse Sam has a very comforting and personable bedside manor and a natural ability to make her clients feel completely at ease while having treatment. You can book with Nurse Sam at our Chirn Park location.
Registered Nurse Amy began her Injecting career with Skin Forum 4 years ago after working as an ED Nurse for many years prior. Nurse Amy was trained under the guidance of our senior Cosmetic Registered Nurse Rikki as well as the support and training from some of Australias largest Cosmetic Injectable training companies and renowned International trainers. Amy has a passion for skin and facial anatomy and thrives on learning and expanding her knowledge of Cosmetic Injectables and anti ageing procedures. You can book with Nurse Amy at our Burleigh Heads location.
Nurse Annika joined the Skin Forum team in 2022 and has quickly built a strong client base due to her experience and beautiful bedside manner. Annika is acknowledged as an advanced level Cosmetic Nurse having worked and trained in some of Gold Coast and Sydney's Top Cosmetic Injecting clinics. Annika regularly attends training courses and conferences to continue to improve her skills and keep up to date with the latest injecting trends. Annika is passionate about helping clients to achieve a realistic outcome with natural results.
Ashleigh is one of our advanced Dermal therapists with over 14 years experience in the beauty, makeup and dermal industry. She has also worked as an educator at some of New Zealand and Australias top Beauty Colleges, passing on her knowledge to trainee therapists. Ash has a warm personality that will make you feel welcomed and relaxed while knowing you are in expert hands. She prides herself on delivering a consistently high standard of care and individualising her clients treatment plans in order to help them achieve their skin goals. Ashleigh is available to book at our Burleigh Heads clinic.
Cassie is an incredibly talented Advanced Dermal and Beauty therapist of 10 years. She joined the Skin Forum team early in 2018 and quickly built a loyal client base at the clinic. Cassie has a passion for getting results at the same time as delivering a beautiful, relaxing treatment that incorporates all the pampering of a traditional spa treatment. Cassie performs a wide range of Beauty and Advanced Dermal treatments including waxing, lash lifting, massage, Medispa and Clinical Facials, Medi-Peels, HIFU, LED light therapy, IPL, Collagen Induction Therapy (Skin Needling), Fat Freezing, Body Contouring and Radio Frequency. Cassie is available to book at our Burleigh Heads clinic.
Taniel is one of our highly skilled Advanced Dermal & Beauty therapists, with over 13 years experience working in some of Australias top clinics. Taniel has advanced knowledge of skin physiology/function and cosmeceutical skin care and gets huge satisfaction in helping clients feel and look their best. Taniel has those magic 'Day Spa hands' so a treatment with her is a must if your heading her way! Taniel performs Skin and Dermal treatments including waxing, massage, Medispa and Clinical Facials, Medi-Peels, LED light therapy, Collagen Induction Therapy (Skin Needling), Body Contouring and Fat Freezing. Taniel is available to book at our Burleigh Heads clinic.
Alana began her Beauty Therapy career at one of Australias most well respected Beauty clinics where she quickly established herself as a top achieving therapist and found her passion for Advanced Skin Treatments. After years of working as a Beauty Therapist, Alana decided to make the change into our clinic to continue to expand on her Dermal skills. Alana delivers all of her clinical treatments with the utmost professionalism and care and provides a very relaxing and pampering environment within her treatment room. Alana performs all of our Skin and Dermal treatments including waxing, Medispa and Clinical Facials, Medi-Peels, LED light therapy, Collagen Induction Therapy (Skin Needling), IPL, Radio Frequency and Fat Freezing. Alana is available to book at our Burleigh Heads clinic.
Kayla is one of our beautiful Skin Therapists at our Chirn Park clinic. After suffering with her own skin issues from a young age Kayla became very passionate about helping others overcome their skin challenges and feel confident within themselves. Kayla is an extremely knowledgeable and educated therapist, having graduated from her beauty academy at the top of her grade taking out the exclusive Valedictorian Award, Principals List of Excellence Award as well as the Top of Class Facials Award in a single year. We are so lucky to have Kayla on our team. Kayla works out of our Chirn Park location.
Our beautiful Zoe is an experienced Beauty and Skin Therapist, having previously worked both internationally and nationally within Medispas and Day Spas building her skills. Zoe is such a sweet and kind hearted girl, our clients always feel so comfortable in her hands. Zoe works out of our Burleigh Heads clinic!
Tara is one of our very talented Beauty and Dermal Therapists. Taras passion lies with our Advanced Skin treatments, she loves to educate and develop ongoing treatment plans to improve the lives and self confidence of her client. Tara previously operated her own beauty business before relocating to the Gold Coast and starting at Skin Forum. Tara is available to book at our Chirn Park clinic.
Lara is one of Skin Forums very first employees, starting with Rikki 5 years ago. Lara took a few years off working to raise her two babies and has since returned with the same drive and passion she had years ago. Lara is an advanced level Dermal Therapist, having completed both her Beauty Therapist training and an advanced diploma in Dermal Therapies at Gold Coasts most renowned training academies. Lara has ‘magic hands’ and ensures every treatment she performs has a touch of relaxation and pampering! A facial with Lara is a must!
Tahlia makes up part of our Burleigh Heads Administrative team at Skin Forum and ensures the smooth running of the clinic day to day! Tahlia worked alongside Nurse Rikki in a previous administrative role where she excelled in her administrative duties so it was a simple decision to welcome Tahlia to work as part of the Skin Forum team!
Nikki has the most beautiful and warm presence, instantly making you feel welcomed on arrival to our clinic. Nikki makes up part of our Chirn Park administration team and is currently also completing a degree in Communications and Journalism so she is the perfect fit for this role!