Clinic of the Month | Megan O’Donnell | Vanish Skin & Laser Clinic

by | 1 March 2022

Welcome to March’s Clinic of the Month with Vanish Skin & Laser Clinic!


Megan O’Donnell is the owner and manager of Vanish Skin & Laser Clinic. We sat down with Megan so we could get to know more about the clinic and share her inspiring journey with you.

Could you please tell us about your clinic and how you began your business?


Vanish Skin and Laser is located in Bundaberg, regional QLD, we offer a range of Laser treatments as well as all things skin. We are a small team, with Megan as the owner and Salon Manager, working alongside Corneotherapists, Molly and Liz.

Vanish Skin and Laser Clinic was started 6 years ago as Vanish INK. Originally, the previous owner only offered Laser Tattoo Removal. In 2019, Megan took over Vanish INK and re-branded the clinic to ‘Vanish Skin and Laser’. Since then, we have continued to grow through the introduction of new modalities and skincare ranges.


Vanish Skin Clinic owner


What sets your clinic/treatments apart?


Skin is our passion! Making every single person love the skin that they are in is what we live for. We want every client that comes through the door to find their own kind of beautiful – this is our vision and our mission. We are not a beauty spa/salon, but a skin clinic, embracing all things skin health and ensuring our clients are healthy and glowing from the inside out.

What is your most popular treatment?


Our clients love, love, love the range of Bespoke Facials we offer, along with Collagen Induction Therapy. CIT delivers the results clients are seeking and can assist with so many different skin concerns including ageing, acne and scaring, to name just a few. When this is teamed up with a bespoke facial treatment the results are truly unbelievable!

How do you keep your staff motivated?


They motivate themselves! The results they see motivate them! The smiling faces of our clients motivate them! It is what keeps them doing what they do. There is nothing better than seeing a client happy who is confident within their own body and skin.


Vanish Skin Clinic staff


What are the challenges of running a salon?


Running a salon comes with so many challenges. For example, there is never enough time in the day, staffing issues, cash flow etc. I could go on and on, but now COVID is by far the biggest challenge. Cancellations, masks, quarantine! Hopefully, we are at the tail end of it, there is light at the end of the tunnel.

What has been your most memorable career moment so far?


My most memorable moments are when my girls have been recognised for their hard work and efforts. Liz was nominated for, Junior Corneotherpist of the year in 2021 and Molly was runner up in the, dermaviduals Before and After Competition, in 2021. There have been many others, way too many to mention. Including, where I have simply been able to show a client a ‘before & after’ and see the look of amazement on their face!

How has dermaviduals assisted your business?


dermaviduals has just taken us to the next level when it comes to being able to diagnose and resolve skin concerns. The knowledge and skills that we have obtained through training and ongoing support is priceless.

What is your number one skin care tip?


Wear your SPF! You are never too young to start caring for your skin. Don’t wait until those fine lines and wrinkles start to appear. Care for your skin from a young age, it will thank you later.


Clinician treating a client


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


DON’T DO IT!! LOL! No, just joking. A few tips ~ spend the money you need to start, get good modalities and have a good skincare range such as dermaviduals. Also ensure you understand your client and who your target client is. Make sure to have goals. Break them down into little steps and then monitor the results, weekly, monthly and yearly. Lastly, get a good business coach and keep open communication with your BRM’s. They are one of your greatest assets. Running a small business is hard work, but worth it!

If you would like to get in touch or know more about Vanish Skin & Laser Clinic please visit their website. Megan and her team are also on social media so make sure to follow them on Instagram and Facebook!