The Clinic

About The Clinic

At The Clinic, you can be confident your skin is in safe hands and every visit feels like a luxury experience.

Since it opened its doors in 1999, The Clinic has been the go-to non-surgical cosmetic clinic in Sydney, known for its ability to achieve exceptional results and deliver a prestigious high-end guest experience.

It’s founders and directors, Kaye Scott and Lisa Sullivan-Smith both coming from a nursing and pharmaceutical industry background, wanted to create an anti-aging space, which combined clinical expertise in a safe environment.

Today, The Clinic provides the very best services and technologies for your face and body. Specialising in evidence-based treatments, including injectables, skin needling, laser treatments, skin tightening and medical grade face peels, The Clinic only employs Doctors and Registered Nurses, so every client feels safe and confident they will get exceptional results.

If you are a new client, every appointment at The Clinic starts with a consultation, during which one of our medically-trained staff will discuss your skin goals and devise a customised and holistic treatment plan to achieve them.

The philosophy at The Clinic is feeling confident in your skin no matter what age.

About Scott + Sullivan

In 2014, Kaye and Lisa launched their own skin care brand, Scott + Sullivan. A clean, clinical cosmeceutical range commencing with The Moisturiser and followed by The Cleansing Pads.

Lisa and Kaye having felt very strongly about not only having a curated number of treatment options but also product, as there was such confusion for over the counter products versus cosmeceuticals.

They felt very strongly about providing a clean, luxurious product and getting back to basics.

The philosophy behind the skincare range is not only clean skincare but taking the guesswork out and getting the basics of everyday skincare right.

The Scott + Sullivan skincare line is available in clinic and online.

The Directors

Co-Director, Kaye Scott

Kaye Scott trained as a Registered General and Psychiatric Nurse in Dublin, Ireland before working as a Registered Nurse at St. Vincent's Hospital, Sydney where she specialised in ICU. After nursing, Kaye worked for several leading pharmaceutical companies before starting a career as a clinical nurse trainer for Boots Health Care Australia. After working as a clinical trainer for a laser company, Kaye noticed a gap in the market for a clinic that offered a high level of clinical care, experience and service.

Kaye enjoys working in skin care, Fraxel and IPL treatments and believes you can look great for your age, rather than trying to look 10 years younger.

“It’s not necessarily lines that can age you but the condition of your skin,” she says.

Kaye is passionate about helping her clients to feel the very best in their skin:

“Our treatments make a difference to how women and men feel about themselves every single second, of every minute, of every day."

Co-Director, Lisa Sullivan-Smith

Lisa Sullivan-Smith commenced her nursing career at St Vincent’s Private Hospital and her interest in plastic surgery began at this time as she developed a passion for aesthetics. "I remember looking after my first face-lift patient and thought all the intricacy of facial surgery and reconstruction was fascinating,” she says.

This enthusiasm led to wanting to develop a greater knowledge of the industry and begin a flourishing career in pharmaceuticals. Lisa was soon head hunted by a leading French dDermaceutical company, which was her first step to becoming an expert in cosmetic treatments.

Lisa’s artistic mind and eye for detail gives her an edge that only few possess when it comes to injectables.

She trained exclusively with world renowned figures in non-surgical procedures and has since become a leader in her field.

Lisa uses advanced non-surgical treatments such as Thermage, injectable muscle relaxants and dermal fillers to develop individualised treatment plans that achieve natural results: “I see the face as a canvas. Anyone can inject, but not everybody can create the aesthetic ideal.”

Meet the team

Cosmetic doctor

Dr Carolyn Lechowicz

Dr Carolyn Lechowicz brings 16 years of cosmetic practice and a strong general medical background to the clinic team.

Carolyn works primarily in injectables and believes the “total face approach” backed by a strong partnership between the clinician and client is the foundation for successful treatment. Carolyn and the clinic team will help you develop a planned program of preventative and active care to enhance and maintain your natural, individual and authentic beauty.

Carolyn enjoys regular Timeless Retinol Peel treatments.


Dierdre O’Connell

Deirdre joined The Clinic in 2015 with over 18 years of nursing experience, spending many years in a successful private practice focusing on Oophthalmology and Rrefractive Llaser Ssurgery. Deirdre is trained in Chemical Face Peels, Thermage, Ultraformer, IPL Rejuvenation, Fraxel, Skin Pen, Hydrafacial and Dermablading.

Deirdre's favourite treatments are regular Peels, Ultraformer and SkinPen.


Chantal Child

Chantal has been a valued member of The Clinic team since 2017. Previously, Chantal worked for ten years at St George Private Hospital where she was a Clinical Nurse Specialist working in both Oncology and Clinical Trials.

Whilst always having a passion for skincare and aesthetics, Chantal has a particular interest in corrective and rejuvenating treatments including Fraxel, Deep Sea Peels and SkinPen MicroNeedling.

Chantal loves to maintain her skin with Timeless Retinol Peels.

Registered Nurse

Paige Starkey

Having recently joined The Clinic from her hometown of Newcastle, Paige is an experienced Registered Nurse with a background in cardiology, neurosurgery and the Intensive Care Unit.

Paige is trained in Chemical Face Peels, Thermage, Ultraformer, IPL, Fraxel, HydraFacial, Dermablading, SkinPen, as well as Injectables.

With a passion for skin treatments, Paige’s favourite treatment's include anti-wrinkle injectables and timeless peels.

Customer Service

Matilda McCarthy

With over 5 years of experience in Customer Service and Administration, Matilda has worked in a wide range of corporate industries as well as the Health and Beauty Industry. Outside of work, Matilda has always been very passionate about Health, Skin Care and her favourite treatment at The Clinic is the HydraFacial.