Science of beauty


the skin centre medi spa: where beauty meets science


The Skin Centre Medi Spa was designed by Dermatologist Dr Michael Freeman. With more than thirty years experience, Dr Freeman is a skilled doctor and an expert in beauty.


Meet our dermatologist

Dr Michael Freeman founded and runs The Skin Centre, which is based at the Pindara Specialist Suites on the Gold Coast. The Skin Centre provides medical services, cosmetic treatments, and international clinical trials. In his work, Dr Freeman saw a need for a quality medical spa that could help clients maintain their doctor-prescribed skin care regime or be proactive about their skin care, preventing needing medical intervention altogether.

Dr Freeman knows his stuff: In addition to his position at The Skin Centre, he is the Director of Dermatology at the Gold Coast Hospital, a visiting Dermatologist at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, and an Associate Professor of Dermatology at Bond University. He is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists, a member of the Skin and Cancer Foundation of Queensland, and an international member of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr Freeman has served as lead investigator in more than a dozen clinical trials and educates other dermatologists in the use of specialised lasers.

Oh yeah—he is also a sailor.

A unique blend of medical, cosmetic, and wellness ideals.


The first Skin Centre Medi Spa opened at Chevron Island, Gold Coast, in October 2014.

Each treatment conducted at our Medi Spa is formally trialled and endorsed by Dr Freeman. Client safety and meaningful results are the top priorities for our team. We deliver the strongest possible treatments while staying within safe parameters. The same can be said for all products available at the Spa: they have either been custom designed by Dr Freeman, or he has researched available options and found our available products to be the best in their field.

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We are a close and friendly team, with specialists in dermatology, cosmetic medicine, injectables, skin care products, makeup artistry, cosmetic tattooing, and more.


Dr Michael Freeman
Lead Dermatologist

Dr Freeman (F.A.C.D Dermatologist, F.R.A.C.G.P., Laser Specialist, MBBS. QLD) founded and runs The Skin Centre and The Skin Centre Medi Spa clinics. He is Director of Dermatology, Gold Coast Hospital; a visiting Dermatologist, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane; and Associate Professor of Dermatology, Bond University. Dr Freeman is also a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists, a member of the Skin and Cancer Foundation of Queensland, and an international member of the American Academy of Dermatology.


Mia Callan
Spa Manager

Mia is passionate about skin care, having worked in the cosmetic skin industry for more than 11 years. She manages business and clinical operations for both The Skin Centre and The Skin Centre Medi Spa. With a joint Diploma Beauty Therapy and Diploma Business Management, she has a keen interest in new technology and offers a unique hand’s on approach to patient care. Mia loves spending time with her husband and three fur-babies, enjoying the sunny beach-side living of the Gold Coast.


Alanna Powell
Dermal Technician

Alanna has more than five years dermatology experience with a focus on cosmetic treatments, including: RFN, Cold Beam, Dermastamp, laser hair removal, microhydrabrasion, medi peels, product specialty, and indulgence packages. Before this, she worked for several years as a beauty therapist in the Blue Mountains and North Queensland. In her spare time, Alanna spends quality time with her little boy, husband, and dog


Danielle Niklaus
Dermal Technician

Danielle has been in the medical industry for nearly ten years. She trained as a Cosmetic Dermatology Technician under the supervision of our Lead Dermatologist, Dr Michael Freeman. She specialises in treatments ranging from facials and brow tinting/waxing to non-surgical lifts and ‘nip tucks’. Danielle is also a BLOC product specialist and master makeup artist. She is kept very busy with twin boys and her weekend is filled with quality time with family and friends.


Emma Prendergast
Injectable Nurse (RN)

Emma brings more than 17 years of nursing experience, working in oncology and hematology at the Gold Coast Hospital. For the last five years, Emma has worked as a specialist cosmetic injector. She brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as Injectable Nurse at The Skin Centre Medi Spa. Emma enjoys spending her weekends with her three beautiful children and husband.


Jodie Coulter

Jodie has extensive experience working in beauty, having previously owned her own beauty salon. She specialises in eyebrow waxing and tinting, as well as lash extensions. Jodi is a mother of two children and loves spending quality time with family and friends by the water.


Maddie Ganis
Dermal Therapist / Administration

Maddie completed her diploma in beauty therapy in 2018. She was named in the top six of principal list and was awarded excellence in facials. Maddie is now completing her graduate diploma in dermal therapy. She enjoys spending her spare time at the beach with her partner, friends, and family.


Amanda Appel
Business Manager

Amanda brings 15 years of experience in marketing, PR, and business development to her roles as Business Manager for both the The Skin Centre and The Skin Centre Medi Spa. Amanda holds a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Marketing Communications, from Bond University, as well as certificates in graphic design, photography, and digital marketing. Amanda is a mum to two boys and two cats. She loves spending time outdoors with family and friends.