Clinic of the Month | Adelaide Skin Therapy | Nadia Lewis

by | 2 January 2023

We are excited to introduce the first 2023 ‘Clinic of the Month’ is Adelaide Skin Therapy, located in Malvern, five minutes from Adelaide’s CBD.

Could you please tell us about Adelaide Skin Therapy and how you began your business?

We follow corneotherapeutic practices with customised dermaviduals skincare prescriptions, bespoke facials as well as skin rejuvenation treatments. We’re all about skin, it’s our passion, we eat, sleep and breathe it. Our approach is quite different to other local skin clinic’s as our focus is not only centred around skin but nutrition, mindset, exercise and other lifestyle influences. Over the past 12 months we’ve seen a huge amount of growth in the business, I’ve gone from renting a room in a Laser Clinic to moving to my own larger space,  I’ve taken on several new machines and hired my first team member.

What sets Adelaide Skin Therapy and its treatments apart?

We pride ourselves on going above and beyond for each and every client. We approach the skin in a holistic way and understand that healthy skin comes from within. With the combination of Dermaviduals skin care, in clinic treatments and external recommendations for additional support such as  Naturopaths, we can really get to the root of any concerns. All of our clients have 24 hour assistance and can take peace of mind knowing they can contact us with any question or concern. We are devoted to improving the health of our client’s skin. I build strong relationships with my clients  and they have complete trust in me. I also pride myself on my dedication and commitment to education in this ever-evolving industry.

What is Adelaide Skin Therapy’s most popular treatment?

Morpheus8 Skin Tightening and rejuvenation, followed by Skin Needling and Bespoke Dermaviduals Facials.

How do you keep your staff motivated?

I’m a super motivated, hard working person, so I think that rubs off by osmosis. I’m really passionate about the industry and love my job. Watching my client’s skin journeys brings me so much joy, I’ll never stop being grateful that my clients put their skin in my hands and trust me.


What are the challenges of running a salon?

I think one of the biggest challenges for me is work life balance. Running a business demands a lot of time and commitment. Once the door closes at the end of the day there is so much more to do – client check-ins, marketing, bookkeeping, advertising, research etc.

What has been your most memorable career moment so far?

Winning the Australian Rising Star Award would have to be the biggest moment in my life, closely followed by being recognised as salon of the month. Both pinch me moments.

How have dermaviduals assisted Adelaide Skin Therapy?

Introducing dermaviduals in our clinic has hugely contributed to our success. I’ve worked with a variety of other skincare brands and I found that something was always missing, however with dermaviduals I have the ability to understand the ingredients I’m using, to create a product or treatment to meet my client’s skin needs.  Along with the ability to curate the perfect at home skincare routine. We are super passionate about this skincare range as it has significantly improved the skin health of so many of our clients. There’s nothing like it on the market. I love that dermaviduals  prioritise education and I’ve never felt so supported by a brand.

What is your number one skincare tip?

I would say stop ablating away your epidermis by over exfoliating with treatments such as epiblading, dermabrasion and chemical peels. Nurture the skin and your skin will perform appropriately.

What advice would you give to anyone wanting to start their own skin clinic?

Dedication to customer service would be number one, followed by a passion and love for the industry. Everything else falls into place if you have the right driving force and foundations. I’m also not afraid to pivot, if something is not serving me or my business, I’m on to the next thing.


Make sure to follow Adelaide Skin Therapy on Instagram and if you would like to book in to see Nadia and her team, click through to our Clinic Finder and make an appointment.