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

Director

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.

Maura Woodman, RN

Aesthetic Nurse / Practice Manager

A registered nurse for 30 years, Maura has a varied and extensive nursing career which included travelling and working in remote locations across Australia as well as in several hospital & community health departments.

She has now been specialising in aesthetic nursing over the last 12 years and has been a wonderful part of the Allure Laser and Skin Studio team since 2015. As an aesthetic nurse, she takes great fulfilment in helping clients become their best selves and she continues to aim at making every client’s aesthetic journey a pleasurable one with desirable positive outcomes.

Maura 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.

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.

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

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.

Jessica Bowerman

Laser / Dermal Therapist

Passionate about the beauty industry for over 8 years, Jessica joined the Allure Laser and Skin Studio team in 2017.

With an exemplary work ethic and strong desire to deliver outstanding results, she prides herself in achieving great results and making each client feel better about themselves. She is well-equipped with both knowledge and experience, and now holds a certification and license to operate both laser and IPL. Whilst she loves offering a multitude of beauty and dermal treatments, shaping brows is her masterpiece.

Soraya Pace

Marketing / Medical Administration

Originally from the Philippines, Soraya joined the Allure Laser and Skin Studio team in 2015 with outstanding experience in customer service and medical business administration.

She oversees all medical administrative functions of the clinic and is also one of the initial points of contact for Allure Laser and Skin Studio. She is the creative mind behind implementing marketing initiatives and campaigns as well as newsletters publications. She also connects the clinic to the virtual world by managing its social media platforms. Soraya’s greatest fulfilment is in assisting clients and in meeting people from different walks of life which she believes by far, are amongst the utmost pleasures of her role.

Nikki McMillan

Client Liaison

With over 8 years of experience in the industry, Nikki is a lovely face at reception.

As one of the initial points of contact for Allure Laser and Skin Studio, she efficiently liaises with clients through her passion in excellent client service and ensures each client’s journey through Allure is seamless. She excels in performing daily administrative functions of the clinic, demonstrates excellent organisational skills, flexibility and possesses a positive work ethic. She joined the team in 2017 and has been a great addition since.

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.