Envisage clinic was founded by Dr Christopher Leat on the Gold Coast in 1995. At that time, cosmetic treatments were less advanced and there were fewer options available. Anti-wrinkle injections had just been introduced and there were few modern dermal filler options available. Dr Leat had already used Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) since its arrival in Australia a year or 2 earlier. He also introduced non–ablative laser treatments to Australia with the NLite laser.
As cosmetic medicine evolved over the years, Dr Leat and Envisage Clinic continued to offer non-surgical cosmetic medical treatments to their patients – making Envisage Clinic one of the premier cosmetic clinics in Queensland.
Envisage Clinic has remained independent and is still owned and run by Dr Leat. It is a boutique clinic where Dr Leat is frequently available and generally can be found on site.
Envisage clinic specialises in non-surgical cosmetic medicine. Our focus is on implementing treatments to help improve medical conditions and eliminate the signs of ageing. We are committed to enhancing the wellbeing and self-esteem of our patients.
The Envisage Clinic philosophy is “Confidence in Expertise”. For more than 25 years, we have provided services to patients throughout the Gold Coast – including skin treatments, body sculpting, mole removal, relief for an array of medical conditions, and more. We will ensure you receive medical advice and care pertinent to your specific requirements when you visit our health clinic in Benowa.
At Envisage Clinic, we always put patients first. We always strive to achieve subtle, natural results while keeping the necessary treatments to a minimum.
There are a few things that we won’t do at Envisage clinic. First and foremost, we will always put you, the patient, first. We will not suggest or offer a treatment if we do not think it is the right treatment for you. Additionally, we will not “over service”, over treat or over charge. We will not perform a requested treatment if we feel it is ill advised or will give an un-natural or poor result. We will do everything we can to ensure you don’t leave Envisage Clinic with a treatment that looks odd or un-natural.
At our Gold Coast cosmetic clinic, we will never rush through a consultation or a treatment. We are always happy to make the time to sit down for a proper consultation, discuss your concerns and possible treatments, and give you time to consider any options.
WHY YOU ARE A PATIENT AT ENVISAGE CLINIC (AND NOT A CLIENT)
There are numerous cosmetic clinics and salons on the Gold Coast. Nowadays, most are owned and run by either corporations or franchises, or by nurses or other people who are not doctors. Where doctors are involved, they are often distant or interstate. These clinics tend to talk about you as a “client”.
At Envisage Clinic, you are always a “patient”. The distinction may seem trivial, but it is vital. In medicine, doctors are always taught that a patient comes first. Their wellbeing and care are paramount and take precedence over other factors. Clients, on the other hand, are more akin to a customer – someone who is to be sold a service or product. Some clinics philosophy appears at times to be to sell as much product to their clients as possible, without maybe as much regard for their client’s wellbeing.
There is a reason why 50% of our patients come from word-of-mouth referrals from their friends and relatives. Why numerous patients have been coming for many years. Why some patients travel from all over Queensland and even internationally to visit, and why many celebrities have been referred to us. We always put the patient first.
Have a question? – On this page, we have listed the most frequently asked questions we’ve received from our patients. If you can’t find the answer to your enquiries here, feel free to give us a call or drop us a note.
At our Gold Coast health clinic, we offer free or bulk billed initial consultations, and we don’t “charge for a chat”! You can come in for an assessment with Dr Leat, or any of the nurses or our dermal therapist, at no charge and at no obligation.
In one sense, most of the treatments we offer are “anti-ageing” in that they can help to stop or reverse the effects of ageing appearing on the face. Probably the most anti-ageing treatments are platelet-rich plasma treatments (“PRP” or Factor 4) often combined with skin needling, Intense Pulsed Light (“IPL”) and careful use of dermal fillers to replace lost volume.
We have a selection of facial treatments available, including microdermabrasion, skin needling, peels and skin infusions. For stronger effects, we offer medical grade IPL and CO2 fractionated laser peels.
Dr Chris Leat is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Physicians. He has been working full time in Cosmetic Medicine on the Gold Coast since 1995. Janet and Natalie all are both qualified nurses, and each have many years of experience in the field of Cosmetic Medicine and Cosmetic Injectables. Meghan and Ally are qualified dermal therapists with higher qualifications in infection control and lasers.
You can see some examples of the treatments we offer and the results we achieve on our gallery page. If you have any questions about the services we offer or the products we sell, don’t hesitate to get into contact with us. We will always put your comfort and wellbeing first.