Meet the Team

Dr Richard Hogben, MBBS / FRACGP

Director / Cosmetic Doctor

A Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Dr Richard Hogben completed his medical training at Adelaide University. He developed a passion for aesthetics over 10 years ago, and his expertise and ongoing commitment to an optimum standard of quality care led to the creation of Allure Laser and Skin Studio.

Dr Richard Hogben oversees all procedures and treatments provided at Allure and his in-clinic presence provides an added peace of mind to all our new and existing clients. He strives to remain at the cutting edge of the rapidly advancing world of Aesthetics by attending and participating in numerous conferences and workshops Australia-wide and in other parts of the world. He derives great satisfaction from sharing his wealth of knowledge through education and in providing an extensive range of state-of the art equipment, medical grade products and high quality services.

Gillian Hogben, RN


Co-owner of Allure Laser and Skin Studio, Gillian shares her passion in the industry with husband and Cosmetic Doctor, Dr Richard Hogben.

With outstanding experience in medical and cosmetic practices, Gillian is a skilled registered nurse and has broad knowledge and training in cosmetic injectables, various laser procedures and other treatments. Together with Dr Hogben, she oversees the advancement of the clinic in all aspects: from acquiring state of the art equipment and providing high quality treatments to ensuring professional development is ongoing for each and every member of the team.

Dr Hilary Gorges


A fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Dr. Hilary Gorges is an exciting addition to the Allure Laser and Skin Studio team as a Cosmetic Doctor.

She completed her medical qualifications at the University of Melbourne in 2014 and developed a strong background in General Practice whilst sustaining her keen interest in health, wellness and cosmetic medicine. She has been strengthening her passion in the aesthetic industry and continues to do so, through ongoing education and training.

Dr Hilary possesses a remarkable attention to detail. Her friendly but honest approach, along with her high level of professionalism, enables her to deliver bespoke treatments that enhances the client’s natural beauty.

Fiona Lewis, RN

Aesthetic Nurse

Specializing in Aesthetic Nursing for the last 12 years, Fiona is a registered nurse of 35 years and is well-equipped with both medical and clinical skills. She has been a lovely addition to the Allure team since 2015 and her keen eye to details along with her aesthetic expertise, enables her to thoroughly enjoy the challenge of combining both the art and science of cosmetic injectables.

Fiona stays at the forefront of this ever changing industry by attending workshops, trainings and conferences. She understands that every client is unique and takes great satisfaction in helping clients achieve the best long-term and ongoing outcomes.

Elise Strike, RN

Aesthetic Nurse

Having been in the industry for the past 15 years, Elise completed Bachelor of Nursing in 2017 and is also a qualified beauty and dermal therapist.

She believes that consistently keeping up with the ever growing industry through studies and training is as equally vital as having technologically advanced equipment. She has been a great asset to the Allure team since 2015 and she prides herself in providing a uniquely tailored approach to clients’ aesthetic needs through utilising all aspects of medical and cosmetic treatments.

Monique Bloxsidge

An advocate for enhancing one’s best features through subtle enhancements, Monique is a wonderful addition to the Allure Laser & Skin Studio team as an Aesthetic Registered Nurse.

She completed Bachelor of Nursing in 2015 and shortly after, embarked on a career in Aesthetic Nursing. She sustains her interest in the aesthetic industry through strong educational foundation & has been constantly advancing her skills and knowledge through participating in masterclasses, workshops and conferences.

Monique’s high standard of care & her warm personality enables her to establish and develop professional relationships with new and existing clients.

Megan Pace

Laser / Dermal Therapist

What started as a mere interest in basic beauty, quickly progressed into passion through studying Diploma in Beauty Therapy in 2003 at The Beauty Therapy Centre Whitsundays. After completing her Diploma within a year of starting, Megan became results-driven and realised the importance of keeping herself at par with the constantly advancing beauty industry. She enjoys attending numerous trainings and seminars to not only further enhance her knowledge and skills but to also continue to excel at what she loves to do.

Megan joined the Allure team in early 2013 and now with over 15 years of experience, she takes pride in helping clients’ boost their self-esteem and confidence through skin improvement and maintenance.

Coral-Anne Watters (On Maternity Leave)

Laser / Dermal Therapist

Truly passionate about beauty and skin, Coral-Anne holds a Diploma in Beauty through Australian Institute of Applied Sciences. Along with this qualification, she is fully certified and licensed to operate both laser and IPL.

She has been a wonderful part of the team since 2016 and with over 10 years of experience in the industry, her strength lies within a wide range of knowledge and skills in beauty and advanced dermal therapy. She understands that no two individuals are the same and takes absolute fulfilment in providing results-driven treatments to all her clients.

Nicole Best

With a qualification in beauty therapy and over 4 years experience in the industry, Nicole joins the team as a Laser / Dermal Therapist.

She holds a certification and license to operate both laser and IPL and keeps up with constant advancements of treatments and products in the industry through ongoing education and training.

Nicole is client-focused and results-driven. And though she takes pride in building professional relationships with clients through education & providing tailored treatments, it’s helping clients achieve their goals that prides her the most.

Soraya Pace

Practice & Marketing Manager

With outstanding experiences in customer service and qualifications in medical business administration, Soraya joined the Allure Laser and Skin Studio team in 2015.

She oversees all administrative functions of the clinic and ensures each client’s journey through Allure is seamless. She is the creative mind behind implementing marketing initiatives, digital campaigns, newsletter publications as well as organizing events for revenue generation. 

Soraya is also the Practice Manager of Allure Laser and Skin Studio. She is accountable for all aspects of clinic operations and performance, supporting and enabling the whole team to deliver exceptional customer service, driving efficiencies to increase revenue generation and creating a positive team environment.

Lisa Ramsamy

Client Liaison

With keen interest for all things beauty and genuine passion for customer services, it was an easy transition for Lisa to venture from teaching to the aesthetic world.

She joined the Allure team in 2016 and has been nothing but outstanding at performing a variety of duties encompassing all aspects of administration, managing clients and assisting professional staff. She is client-focused and possesses remarkable skills in liaising with all new and existing clients through exceptional customer experience. Her warm and nurturing demeanour makes her the perfect front liner for Allure Laser and Skin Studio.

Kirstyn Mitchell

With qualifications in beauty therapy and make-up artistry as well as exceptional experiences in customer service from aviation, banking and retail, Kirstyn takes on the aesthetic industry as our Client Liaison.

Having acquired excellent interpersonal communication skills, she makes the perfect addition to our dedicated team of front liners. She looks forward to imparting the feeling of positive experience to all clients through her professional & caring demeanour.