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Our Team

We pride ourselves on service, confidentiality and results. We can assure you of the highest professional and ethical standards with a commitment to individual care and personal respect.

Our aim is to assist and educate our clients and patients in achieving the results they are looking for. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Ros Cooper

Ros Cooper – Registered Nurse Aesthetician

Ros is a valued, experienced and qualified theatre nurse assisting our plastic surgeon, Dr Craig Layt, at Pindara every Monday. Ros is an experienced anti-ageing injector, laser and IPL technician, experienced in all post-operative care including lymphatic drainage, skincare analysis, facial peels and more. With over 15 years experience at our Gold Coast clinic, Ros is a very knowledgeable and dedicated team member.  Ros also regularly attends conferences to lead changing trends in the cosmetic field.

Lucie Penwarn – Registered Nurse Aesthetician

Lucie is a highly experienced anaesthetic nurse who has a passion for anti-ageing treatments. Lucie is a wonderfully compassionate member of the team and is highly experienced in the Cutera laser and IPL technologies for pigmentation and hair removal treatments as well as anti-ageing injections.  Lucie is also experienced in CoolSculpting and dedicated to delivering results.

Laura Malceski – Registered Nurse Aesthetician

Laura is a passionate, skilled and educated cosmetic nurse. Commencing her career as a Registered Nurse in 2011, experienced in peri-operative care she has since changed her direction to Aesthetic Nursing and prides herself on her in-depth understanding of facial aesthetics and anatomy. With the aim of helping her clients look and feel fresher her treatments include Coolsculpting, Collagen Induction Therapy and medical grade peels.

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Rachel Matthias – Beauty Therapist

Rachel joined the team after studying a diploma in beauty therapy and since has furthered her knowledge under the guidance of Dr Layt to perform our medical grade aesthetic treatments as well as our signature beauty treatments. She is a wealth of cosmetic and skincare knowledge, and most recently completed courses in Advanced Skin Peels and Makeup. Rachel enjoys connecting with patients and creating a tailored skin and treatment program for each of her clients. She offers medical grade facials, waxing, tinting, skin needling, epiblading, eyelash extensions and makeup applications at our Southport clinic. Rachel is very passionate about skin care and makeup.

Zaynah Ali-Mormanis – Dermal Aesthetician

Zaynah joins us from a luxury day spa focusing on patient care and wellbeing. She holds a Diploma in Beauty Therapy, and an Advanced Diploma in Dermal Science. She is passionate about helping patients with their skincare and makeup needs by focusing on skin health. She focuses on skin analysis, dermal needling, medical grade peels, microdermabrasion, makeup application, waxing and tinting, lymphatic and relaxation massage. Zaynah’s holistic approach provides a wide variety of treatments to cater to the needs of her clients with result-drive outcomes.

Kate Freeman – Dermal Aesthetician and Laser Technician

Kate holds a laser license with QLD health and a Diploma of Dermal Science. She has been in the cosmetic/medical industry for four years, and is experienced in all cosmetic treatments including, skin needling, medical grade peels, IPL, hair removal, microdermabrasion and skin analysis. Kate is very passionate in helping clients understand the importance of good skin care and how in-clinic treatments can improve overall skin health. Her skin interests are pigmentation, acne & anti-aging. Kate will happily see you for a skin analysis and educate you further on what treatments would best suit your needs. She is looking at furthering her education next year to become a cosmetic nurse.

Samantha Golden – Laser Nurse Aesthetician

Samantha is an Enrolled Nurse and highly experienced Laser Technician. She works between our Southport and Ballina clinics providing post operative care and non-surgical treatments. She also holds an Advanced Diploma in Dermal Science and Phlebotomy which allows her to provide safe, high strength para-medical treatments. She is dedicated in providing treatments for the best in skin health and integrity. Samantha is experienced in non-surgical, medical grade cosmetic procedures including treatments for body sculpting, acne scarring, facial rejuvenation, hyperpigmentation and sun-damage. Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments and the new ResurfX laser treatments are also treatments which Samantha is able to offer her clients. As a QLD Radiation Health certified Laser and IPL operator, she is qualified to perform a wide range of light based therapies. Samantha enjoys creating a holistic treatment plan for her patients, so that she can tailor an approach that suits them perfectly and gets the results they are looking for.

Brooke Francisco Newberry – Cosmetic RN

Brooke is a highly skilled Registered Nurse Educator & Trainer experienced in Anti-Aging Injecting treatments and works at both our Gold Coast and Ballina clinics. Her international training has seen her develop and support an “Australian Natural Style”, suited to regional tastes in anti-aging solutions, for her clients and Doctors/Injectors around Australia.

Her exceptional knowledge and background makes her highly sought after for her beautiful, natural and balanced approach to skin repair with anti-aging injections. Her treatments include:

Natural Look Anti-Aging Injections for Release & Relaxation: Frown Lines, Brow Heaviness, Forehead Lines, Crows Feet Repair, Neck Lines, Chin Dimpling, Jaw Line Lift, Nefretti Lift, Corner of mouth release

Volume Enhancing Dermal Filler for Liquid Face Lift Techniques: Mid Face & Cheek Revolume, Lower Face Revolume, Natural Lip Repair of smokers lines, lip shrinkage, lost lip outline, downturned corners, uneven lips

Additional treatments: Scars, Deep Lines, Hollows, Retexturising, Teeth Grinding, Gummy Smile, Excessive Sweating

Brooke’s warmth and empathy combined with experienced knowledge offers her client’s unique skills to be comfortable feeling fresher while maintaining a dignified natural look.

Brooke is recognised nationally for her continuing contribution to cosmetic technique training across Australia, since 2004. Brooke embraces naturally styled anti-aging rejuvenation techniques, impeccable attention to detail and a range of injectible techniques demonstrating her high level of clinical skill, assisting her clients look natural, feel refreshed and have 100% confidence.

Brooke has worked under the auspices of Dr. Layt since relocating to Northern NSW from Sydney in 2007.


  • Bachelor Of Nursing, Sydney University, Cumberland College
  • Juvederm Voluma Clinical Trial Australia
  • Former Business Development Manger, Allergan Australia, Botox Cosmetic
  • Former Australian & NZ National Training Manger, Equipmed (Palomar IPL & Lasers)
  • Cert IV, Workplace Assessment & Training
  • Certificate in Parapyschology

Patient Coordinators – Lori Pennie, Ashleigh North, Sophie D’Agostin, Stephanie Kalms

Lori, Ashleigh, Sophie and Stephanie are Dr Layt’s Patient Coordinator team, and are here to help guide you through your surgical journey.

Our  Patient Coordinators offer concierge appointments to provide you with information on our surgical procedures, and if you are in the first stages of your surgical journey this is a great step in preparing you for your appointment with Dr Layt.

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