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About Us

Jeune Cosmetic Medicine Specialists has been established since the year 2000 by Melissa. They are one of the few nurse run clinics in Victoria providing specialised cosmetic medical services, to both women and men. We understand what is required for you to look the best you can, and “as young as you feel”. You can be confident we will give you an honest appraisal of what we can achieve and we will listen to your needs and expectations.

Our aim at Jeune is to give you a natural result, working with you, to gradually regain your youthful appearance on both your face and body

Using a variety of treatments including lasers, specialised facials, skincare, and of course injectable wrinkle treatments we are to turn back the clock to a more youthful you

We have two main sites, Ascot Vale and McKinnon, at these sites we also provide advanced skincare, and mineral makeup.

Melissa Whalen is the director of the clinic and is a nurse with more than 18 years experience working with cosmetic medicine procedures. She is continually updating her skills so you can be assured you are getting the most up to date treatments and procedures.

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Melissa

Melissa Whalen RN ( formally Melissa Blandfort) has been in the cosmetic medicine industry for over 20 years. Studying at the Alfred hospital she obtained her nursing degree in 1990

She travelled and worked in London and Europe for the next 2 years returning home to work as a nurse mainly in large city hospitals

Unhappy with the politics of large hospitals she began working in Day surgery in a small women’s health clinic. From there she met other nurses who worked with plastic and cosmetic surgeons. They were always looking for experienced nurses in their day surgeries and Melissa began working with them and thus fell into the industry

After working for a few years in theater she began to learn lasers and injectables. It was after a chat with one of the filler representatives she was introduced to a DR who wished to start sending nurses into beauty salons to do these treatments

Melissa was one of the first nurses to work in Beauty salons. After a year working with this doctor Melissa went out on her own and Jeune was born

For the next 8 years Melissa worked throughout Melbourne and country Victoria also travelling to Queensland providing these services through beauty salons.

Although she loved the life of a mobile injector, once children were on the way this became more difficult
She set up the Caulfield salon as a base and has since set up Ascot Vale gradually reducing the mobile side of the business.

She is now based in the Caulfield/McKinnon site Wednesdays and Friday . She is in Ascot Vale Thursdays and Saturdays. She travels to Geelong once a month

Melissa loves her work and can never imagine doing anything else. She attends conferences and training regularly throughout the year to ensure her skills are kept up to date with the latest in her industry.

Her main passion in the industry is to be able to make people feel better about themselves. She likes her clients to look natural and likes to work with them to address their concerns.

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Tanya

Tanya has been a Registered Nurse for 13 years receiving her degree at Charles Stewart University She has been a staff member at Jeune since 2014. She has had extensive nursing experience and has worked in various sectors of the healthcare system including; acute hospitals, rehabilitation outpatient surgeries and was a Nurse in Charge at an extremely busy Medical Clinic working alongside many doctors and specialists. At this clinic she worked closely to doctors who specialized in skin cancer and skin health; this was the seed that developed her interest in dermatology (skin health)and cosmetic medicine.

Tanya then perused this interest and completed a Post-Graduate Degree in Dermal Science through the highly reputable Australasian Academy of Dermal Science; thus qualifying her as a Cosmetic Nurse and she has never looked back. Cosmetic nursing has become her passion. Tanya stays current within the cosmetic medicine industry by attending updates and advanced technique workshops to ensure the best possible results for the client. She aims to bring back your natural and youthful you. Her passion is restoring volume loss within the midface, anti-wrinkle injections and luscious lips.

Tanya with her gentle touch and amazing skincare knowledge can also give you advice on skincare and attend to any medifacial and laser needs

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Sue

Sue is the latest nurse to join the Jeune team

Sue has been a Registered Nurse for over 20 years and received my Diploma at La Trobe University. She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Clinical Nursing (Perioperative) from The University of Melbourne and has worked in various healthcare settings in Australia and overseas. These areas include theatre, anesthetics, recovery and clinical pathology.

Having had some cosmetic procedures done herself this sparked an interested in cosmetic medicine and skin heath and she has decided to undertake the extensive training to become a cosmetic injecting nurse.
Sue takes great pride in her work and is passionate about helping her clients feel and look the best they can.

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Paul

Paul has two decades of experience and training in the medical industry.

After completing his Medical Degree with Honors in Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Pediatrics at the University of Manchester Medical School in 1998, Paul moved to New South Wales to take up the position of Resident Medical Officer – Adult Emergency at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney which is where is love affair with Australia began

He returned to the UK in late 2000 to conduct Basic Surgical Training at Yorkshire School of Surgery, before commencing Specialist Registrar training, which included training in all aspects of adult and pediatric otolaryngology including sleep, snoring surgery and facial plastic surgery

Longing to return to Australia Paul finally made the move to Australia permanently in February 2013, and completed a fellowship in advanced Head and Neck Surgery, including functional and cosmetic rhinoplasty at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in South Australia.

Paul has also trained and performed injectable facial treatments, including cosmetic injections including but not limited to all leading anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers, and has been actively involved in clinical research. He has produced a number of clinical studies and published several papers, with a long-term goal to perform further research in aesthetic medicine and that may translate into advances in clinical practice.

Paul’s passion and career have now changed direction to aesthetic medicine with an highly individualized approach focused on safety, excellence, exceeding patients expectations and outstanding results. His expertise and experience in facial surgery can assist him in producing an amazing aesthetic result.

Paul will also be available for skin cancer checks and minor surgical procedures