Dr Christopher Leat – Medical Director
Founder and Director, Dr Christopher Leat has 33 years’ experience in Medicine and is a member of The Royal College of Physicians of London.
Dr Leat has devoted the last 18 years to Cosmetic Medicine and is recognized throughout Australia as one of the most experienced doctors in the field of Cosmetic Medicine.
He has lectured regularly at conferences throughout Australia and is frequently asked to demonstrate his techniques at advanced training courses and is a Clinical Trainer for two major cosmetic injectable companies (Inova and Device Technologies) and has performed Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments for over 18 years – probably longer than any other practitioner in Australia.
Dr Leat is also an experienced hair transplant surgeon and sclerotherapist (leg vein practitioner)and one of the most experienced doctors in Australasia in the non-surgical treatment of ageing and photo-damaged skins, he trained in hair transplant surgery under Dr Damkerng Pathomvanich MD. FACS – one of the foremost transplant surgeons in the world today.
He has since performed many hair transplant procedures on both men and women.
Dr Leat travels and speaks at many conferences, keeping him at the leading edge of modern technology.
Memberships And Qualification
M.B. Ch.B. Liverpool University Medical School 1987
Member, International Society Hair Restoration Surgeons
Member, Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia
Associate Member, Australasian College of Phlebology
To book in for your FREE consultation at Envisage Clinic please call reception on PH 55394000 and make a booking with Dr Leat.
HOW DID YOU START IN COSMETIC MEDICINE?
I remember my girlfriend (now my wife) returning from a visit to a beautician in about 1994. She said “there’s a doctor there doing collagen – I think you should learn how to do that – you might like it”. This was before Botox and all the different treatments we have now. That doctor taught me how to do collagen injections. Within Three years Botox, Restylane, IPL, and lasers appeared and the rest is history. Back then I never thought cosmetic medicine would be a full time job for me.
WHATS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF YOUR WORK?
I have a great deal of variety in my work – skin care, skin cancers, leg veins, and anti-ageing cosmetic medicine. However, I probably get the most personal enjoyment out of making a real difference to someone’s appearance – something that changes their life in a positive way. I’ve had patients start new careers and relationships after treatment. That’s what cosmetic medicine is really about in my mind – helping to give the confidence to live your life to the full.
I love Asian food and curries, anything spicy.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO AWAY FROM WORK?
I love playing golf, but rarely have the time. Usually just an hour at the golf range – which is very relaxing for me. The whole family loves skiing holidays and we go to the snow when we can.
WHO’S IN THE FAMILY?
My wife Tricia, and two boys aged 12 and 15, and Milo the dog.