About us

Whether it’s your first time seeking skincare advice, or whether you’re a seasoned ‘skincare addict’, at James Vivian Dermal Therapies, our experienced team are committed to solving your skin concerns.
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From addressing specific issues—such as ageing, pigmentation, acne or scarring—to enhancing the overall look and feel of your skin, we approach each of your goals with the same degree of dedication and care.

We start each client relationship with a complimentary consultation <hyperlink: Initial Consultation page>, which allows us to fully understand your aims and conduct a thorough skin analysis before making recommendations to help you achieve the results you want.

At James Vivian Dermal Therapies, we don’t believe that ‘one size fits all’. Every treatment and product we recommend is chosen especially to meet your needs. We will never perform a treatment if it places your wellbeing at risk and will always refer you to one of our contacts in the cosmetic or medical communities if we feel you will benefit from a different type of care.

Our methods are tried and tested, clinically proven and of the highest quality. None of our products have been tested on animals and we stay away from nasties like parabens, petrolatum, sulphates, and artificial fragrances and colours.

To arrange a complimentary consultation, click here <hyperlink: Initial Consultation page> or take a look at our treatment menu <hyperlink: Treatments page> and products <hyperlink: Products page> for more information.

About us

Whether it’s your first time seeking skincare advice, or whether you’re a seasoned ‘skincare addict’, at James Vivian Dermal Therapies, our experienced team are committed to solving your skin concerns.

How we can help you

Whether it’s your first time seeking skincare advice, or whether you’re a seasoned ‘skincare addict’, at James Vivian Dermal Therapies, our experienced team are committed to solving your skin concerns.

From addressing specific issues—such as ageing, pigmentation, acne or scarring—to enhancing the overall look and feel of your skin, we approach each of your goals with the same degree of dedication and care.

We start each client relationship with a complimentary consultation, which allows us to fully understand your aims and conduct a thorough skin analysis before making recommendations to help you achieve the results you want.

At James Vivian Dermal Therapies, we don’t believe that ‘one size fits all’. Every treatment and product we recommend is chosen especially to meet your needs. We will never perform a treatment if it places your wellbeing at risk and will always refer you to one of our contacts in the cosmetic or medical communities if we feel you will benefit from a different type of care.

Our methods are tried and tested, clinically proven and of the highest quality. None of our products have been tested on animals and we stay away from nasties like parabens, petrolatum, sulphates, and artificial fragrances and colours.

Contact us to arrange a complimentary consultation, or take a look at our treatment menu and products for more information.

Sustainability

Healthy, happy skin needs a healthy, happy environment. That’s why James Vivian Dermal Therapies is working together with TerraCycle, Sustainable Salons Australia and Every Little Bit Helps (ELBH) to achieve a smaller ecological footprint, zero waste, environmentally sustainable practices and to support our community.

We use TerraCycle Zero Waste bins to collect all plastic gloves and hairnets used at the clinic. When the bins are full, we send them to off to TerraCycle, where they’re sorted before being recycled into plastic pellets and made into brand new products.

The rest of our recyclable materials are collected and recycled by Sustainable Salons Australia, which donates all recycling proceeds to not-for-profit, community-based organisations that benefit humanity and our planet.

We also donate a ‘Green Fee’ for every visit we receive to our Sustainable Salon and are a collection point for ELBH, an organisation that redistributes sample-sized products and toiletries to people in need.

You can help us in our drive towards zero waste and a more caring community by bringing any empty products purchased from James Vivian Dermal Therapies back to us for recycling, or placing any small, unused toiletries in our ELBH donation bin. 

For more information on our sustainability partners, please visit TerraCycle, Sustainable Salons Australia and ELBH.

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Our people

James Vivian

Dermal Clinician | Founder

B.Hlth.Sc (Dermal Therapies) Dip.BT
They call him the face whisperer.

Well known and highly respected throughout the cosmetic industry, Dermal Therapist James Vivian lives and breathes beautiful skin. The driving force behind James Vivian Dermal Therapies, James is also the creator of The Travelling Peelsman—the mobile skincare business that changed the face of Melbourne and Sydney’s beauty scene—and the more recently Cosmeceutical Curator, which brings online professional skincare advice to clients, wherever they are.

Starting his skincare career with cult Australian brand Aesop, James honed his skills managing the Sydney facial treatment department before moving on to luxury boutique salon, Aurora Spa. James has also conducted training for some of the industry’s best-known brands. Along with a Bachelor of Health Sciences specialising in Dermal Therapies, James is trained and experienced in an array of treatments and always keeps pace with developments in the skincare field.

Passionate, enthusiastic and knowledgeable, James’s honesty, ethics, and easygoing manner are what make him the first choice for new dermal therapy clients and seasoned skincare aficionados alike.

Hayley Dean

Dermal Clinician

GradDip.DT, Cert.TAA
Cultivating a client relationship based on trust is at the heart of Dermal Therapist Hayley Dean’s approach to skincare.

Warm and caring, Hayley’s sense of humour and bubbly laugh quickly put clients at ease. Combined with consistently outstanding results and high professional standards, Hayley’s skincare expertise stands apart.

As well as time spent working at the five-star luxury Park Hyatt day spa, Hayley has also practised alongside doctors and nurses at the Victorian Cosmetic Institute, providing a variety of skin treatments while acquiring her Graduate Diploma in Dermal Therapies from the Australian Academy of Dermal Science. In addition, Hayley has experience as a certified trainer and educator within the spa and beauty industry.

Dedicated to researching new products, ingredients, and treatments, Hayley always ensures her clients receive the most up-to- date and effective care.

Locations

Melbourne

580 High St, Prahran Vic 3181

Located on Prahran’s High Street, the clinic is housed in an Edwardian cottage amid a leafy courtyard garden. Inside, carefully selected period pieces combine with clean, modern lines to create a comfortable and elegant light-filled space. The clinic entrance is set back from the road, tucked away behind a high paling fence to allow clients privacy when entering and exiting. For clients seeking a more discreet entry, access can be arranged via the laneway at the back of the property.

If you’re travelling by car, High Street offers free parking outside of clearway hours. You’ll also find plenty of parking in the surrounding side streets. We’re easy to reach by public transport as well: take the number 6 tram to stop 37, or the train to nearby Toorak or Armadale stations.

After your visit, why not enjoy some High Street shopping across the road at Safari Living, call into Spoonful for an expertly made coffee, or browse the boutiques and galleries for some post-treatment finds?

sydney

InterContinental Double Bay

33 Cross Street Sydney NSW 2028

James Vivian Dermal Therapies is now also available for appointments in Sydney every 6 weeks.

Testimonials

We’re all about the customer, right down to our measure of success. There’s nothing we value more than the kind words of a client - it tells us we’re achieving our purpose of delivering personalised and effective skin solutions.
“I’ve never encountered such initiative…”

“What sets James Vivian Dermal Therapies apart from other professionals in the beauty industry is the incredible lengths the team will go to in caring for their customers.

In my initial consultation, I was prescribed products suited to my skin and my dermal therapist conducted research on the ingredients in my existing products to discover where I was going wrong. I’ve never encountered such initiative, ‘go the extra mile’ or genuine sincerity for customer care. It set the relationship and won my loyalty.”

Melina
Melbourne
"James Vivian Dermal Therapies gets the results I look for and I recommend the clinic to everyone.”

"James Vivian Dermal Therapies has taken my skincare to the next level with access to the latest skin technology set in a beautiful calm environment. I appreciate the honesty, passion and the post consultancy care. James Vivian Dermal Therapies gets the results I look for and I recommend the clinic to everyone.”

Krystle
Sydney
"My skin became smoother by the day and it looks like new."

“I am totally blown away by James Vivian Dermal Therapies’ Signature Dermal Therapy Treatment. Since the treatment, my skin became smoother by the day and it looks like new. It’s visibly clearer. I’m truly amazed.”

Roni
Melbourne
"Having professionals that I can trust is so important to me."

“I had only had one visit to James Vivian Dermal Therapies and then had a bad experience with another beautician who gave me a facial with terrible side effects. I contacted the clinic and the team were so supportive throughout the whole experience. Having professionals that I can trust is so important to me, especially professionals who are supportive and caring, which seems to be rare.”

Lindsey
Melbourne
"James Vivian Dermal Therapies is my go-to skin saviour."

“James Vivian Dermal Therapies offers a skin experience like no other. I can honestly say that I have never felt more confident in recommending the clinic’s expertise after seeing the incredible changes and rejuvenation in my own complexion. James Vivian Dermal Therapies is my go-to skin saviour and the results speak for themselves.”

Alex
Sydney
"My therapist’s knowledge, experience and expertise simply blew me away."

“Due to my busy schedule as an actress, I’d never prioritised my skincare needs, and with so many products on the market I was confused about what to use. This all changed when I visited James Vivian Dermal Therapies. My therapist’s knowledge, experience and expertise simply blew me away and made it so simple and easy! I now understand the importance of correctly managing my skincare and the value of professional advice.”

Lisa
Melbourne
James recommended ‘pregnant friendly’ products to ensure I could safely achieve the skin I wanted."

“I found out I was pregnant just days after my first appointment at James Vivian Dermal Therapies. I called James regarding the homecare products he had prescribed and he recommended that I bring them back so he could substitute them with ‘pregnant friendly’ products to ensure I could safely achieve the skin I wanted throughout my pregnancy. I was so impressed. Later, when I ended up in hospital for weeks on end, James moved heaven and earth to treat me in my hospital room. It meant the absolute world to me.”

Liz
Melbourne
"James Vivian Dermal Therapies’ greatest strength is the genuine care and consideration."

"James Vivian Dermal Therapies’ greatest strength is the genuine care and consideration evident when delivering individualised skin assessments and treatments.”

Jilda
Melbourne
"I never imagined that a chemical peel could be a relaxing experience."

"I never imagined that a chemical peel could be a relaxing experience. The treatment is relaxing, yet effective, and my therapist always checks in to see how I am feeling."

Tegan
Melbourne

Blog

Man - you look good!

April 25, 2017
Men differ from women when it comes to their skincare goals. Whilst women often worry about fine lines and wrinkles, men often complain about looking tired or have concerns such as acne scarring and flaking skin.
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Simplifying Your Skin Care

April 24, 2017
To avoid wasting money on buying useless products or trying “skin miracle” treatments that will probably have very little benefit, here are our expert dos and don’ts of skincare.
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Mineral vs non-mineral make-up

May 19, 2015
Mineral based make-up is formulated in the same way as cosmeceutical skincare, so very pure without any nasties that would make you breakout or have a reaction.
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Contact

If you are ready to book a treatment or your complimentary initial consultation, or if you simply have a skin or treatment query, James Vivian Dermal Therapies would love to hear from you. Just fill in the form below and we’ll get back to you shortly.

locations

James Vivian Dermal Therapies is now also available for appointments in Sydney in 6-weekly intervals as well as our flagship location on in Prahran, Victoria.

Melbourne

580 High St, Prahran Vic 3181

Monday - By appointment only

Tuesday - By appointment only

Wednesday - By appointment only

Thursday - By appointment only

Friday - By appointment only

Saturday - By appointment only

Sunday - Closed

sydney

InterContinental Double Bay

33 Cross Street Sydney NSW 2028

James Vivian Dermal Therapies is now also available for appointments in Sydney every 6 weeks.

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Booking policy
We ask that a $50 deposit be paid to secure your appointment upon booking. If you need to reschedule or cancel your visit, we’re happy to refund your deposit as long as you notify us at least 24 hours before your appointment.