Our Professional Staff
Dr Adam Najem is one of Australia’s premier cosmetic surgeons and the Medical Director at Illuminate Cosmetic Medicine. He has trained with the top medical doctors in Australia, America and England.
Dr Adam graduated his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery with Honours and was granted an honorary scholarship from the University of New South Wales. Dr Adam is a senior emergency doctor and has vast surgical experience but his real passion lies in Cosmetic Medicine. This is where his highly advanced and refined surgical skills have led to high praise from his colleagues and a large following from a number of clients.
Dr Adam is a Specialist in the field of liposuction and facial rejuvenation treatments having changed the lives of many clients over the past 10 years. He is one of only a handful of cosmetic surgeons in Australia to be trained by the world renowned plastic surgeon Dr Alfredo Hoyos, the inventor of Vaser High Definition Liposuction.
Dr Adam has memberships for the Australian Academy of Cosmetic and Anti-Ageing Medicine, is a member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine and the European College of Aesthetic Medicine.
Originally from Canada, Lauren moved to Australia five years ago where she has been working as a registered nurse at Royal North Shore Hospital. Quickly rising through the nursing ranks Lauren has become one of the team leaders in the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital.
Lauren has now joined Illuminate Cosmetic Medicine because of her determination and drive to make people feel good about themselves through the use of cosmetic medicine and beauty therapy. Lauren has completed a nurse injector and laser safety course and has wide ranging experience across many areas of cosmetic medicine.
Illuminate is proud to have secured the services of Samantha Ezilmez. Samantha is our Dermal Therapist and runs our Medi-Spa at Illuminate providing the highest quality treatments to her many clients. Samantha specifically tailors her treatments to enhance skin health, improve complexion and slow the ageing process. Her amazing talent lies in the fact she is able to diagnose your skin makeup with a thorough consultation then choose the right combination of therapeutic products and formulations. This is then combined with skin maintenance regimes to get the maximum results for your skin.
Samantha holds a Diploma of Beauty Therapy, a Diploma of Medical Dermabrasion, a Certificate in Cosmetic Chemistry and is currently finishing a Dermal Science Degree. Samantha has worked with Plastic Surgeon Dr George Mayson and Dr Philippa McCaffery as the skin aesthetician performing all non-surgical treatments to patients. Her roles have included Managing Medi-Spa’s, Skin Technician and Trainer of Graduate Dermal Therapist’s.
Samantha has received high praise for her work and currently is the Skin Specialist of choice for one of Sydney’s leading modelling agencies. Combine this with an amazing level of skill and exceptional levels of client service, and you will see why Samantha is quickly cementing a reputation as one of Sydney’s best skin specialists - setting new standards in the beauty industry.
Mary Chigwidden is one of our registered nurses we have working at Illuminate Cosmetic Medicine. She has trained as an Intensive Care & Critical Care Nurse with proven accomplishments in both areas. Mary held the position of Team Leader of the Intensive Care Unit at Royal North Shore Hospital before moving her skills into the field of cosmetic medicine.
Mary has over 8 years’ experience in medical, surgical, cosmetic and theatre nursing in two of Sydney’s top hospitals. She is a qualified nurse injector through the Australia Academy of Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery and this is where her real passion lies. She is dedicated to providing her clients with the confidence and support on their journey to personal beauty and empowerment. Mary gives her clients the highest level of patient care and service whilst making sure they reach their cosmetic goals.
Jacinta Ow is a registered nurse completing a double degree of Paramedic and Bachelor of Nursing. However, her real passion is for cosmetic medicine. She has previously worked as a cosmetic nurse at both Cosmos Clinic and Evolution Laser before joining our team at Illuminate Cosmetic Medicine.
Jacinta specialises in Laser Technology and applications of laser for skin rejuvenation. She is passionate about health and wellness and making people feel good about themselves. This is why she promotes the use of IV Therapies to bring the body’s balance back into natural alignment.
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