Dr Shadi Khalili | Cosmetic Doctor
Specialises in Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty & Cosmetic Injections
Shadi is a medical fellow of Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery(ACCS) and Board Certified cosmetic physician with the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. She joined the Pearl Team in 2011. Shadi believes in enhancing everyone’s unique beauty and offers a customised treatment plan based on your aesthetic assessment. Shadi specialises in facial contouring using combinations of cosmetic injectables. In addition, she is skilled in Non-surgical rhinoplasty.
Shadi is passionate about animal welfare and is vegan. She donates money and time to animal welfare and is the proud adoptee mother of a 10-year old shelter cat named Dasha.
Dr Andreina Bastidas | Cosmetic Doctor
Specialises in antiwrinkle treatments and dermal fillers, Lipodissolve, PRP, cosmetic mole removal and PDO threads.
Dr Alex Ha | Cosmetic Doctor
Alex Specialises Thread lifting, Lipodissolve, Non-surgical Rhinoplasty, Cosmetic Injections & Injectable Rejuvenation
Dr Alex is a professional member of the Australian College of Aesthetic Medicine. He specialises in thread lifting, Lipodissolve, and advanced techniques for collagen stimulation across the face, neck, and decolletage. In addition, he does phenomenal work with specialised dermal filler treatments, including the nose, tear troughs, chins, jawline, cheeks and temples. Dr Alex graduated from the University of NSW with a Bachelor of Science (Medicine), Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. He spent the early years of his medical career at Redcliffe and Caboolture Hospitals before completing his Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2008 and moving into Cosmetic medicine.
Courtney | Clinical Nutritionist & Naturopath
Courtney specialises in naturopathy for weight management, skin, mental health and gut healing.
Courtney has a long passion for health and well-being; first pursuing a personal trainer career, she realised many individuals require more than daily exercise and healthy food ideas to achieve their desired health goals. After battling her own health issues and working with a clinical naturopath to resolve them, she understood naturopathy’s ability to re-establish health and it reset her life purpose. Courtney is passionate about nutrition and enjoys treating gut healing (IBS, malabsorption, food intolerances, autoimmune), skin conditions (acne, psoriasis, rosacea), mental health (eating disorders, anxiety, depression, OCD, panic attacks, sleep disorders, high stress, irritability), and endocrine disturbances (fatigue, fibromyalgia, thyroid imbalances).
What Courtney loves: recharging outdoors through mountain climbing, hiking, beach days and surfing.
Emma | Laser, Skin & Body Therapist
Emma Specialises in Laser & Dermal Therapy
Emma has been in the aesthetic industry since 2013, starting as a beauty therapist before advancing to laser and dermal therapy in 2017. She is has a passionate interest in skin biology and treating all types of skin conditions and concerns. Currently, Emma works with us 3 days a week, as she is studying a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy), she truly believes in the science of nutrition, traditional and herbal medicines for optimal gut, skin and overall health.
Emma balances her work life with gym, visiting friends and family on the Gold Coast, reading spiritual and self-development books and planning her next holiday! She is also another card-carrying vegan team member.
Jodie | Laser, Skin & Body Therapist
Jodie Specialises in Laser, Skin and Body Therapy
Jodie found her passion for laser and dermal treatment soon after starting in the beauty industry in 2017 because of the incredible results advanced treatments achieved. She loves helping clients on their skin journeys and seeing the transformation and confidence clients gain from feeling better in their own skin. After working with lasers in 2018, she undertook a Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics) to learn as much as she could about skin! After finishing this degree, and because she believes in holistic skin treatments, she is now studying for a Masters in Nutrition. Jodie is a member of the Australian Society of Dermal Clinicians and has open licences for skin and pigmentation lasers.
Jodie unwinds from work and study, spending time with her two beautiful, cheeky border collies, her friends and family.
Cat | Laser Tattoo Removal Specialist
Cat Specialises in Laser Tattoo Removal.
Cat has a specialised interest in laser tattoo removal. However, she performs all laser at Pearl. Cat stumbled into tattoo removal when she had a tattoo removed herself. She became fascinated with learning how to help other people. So from personal experience, she developed a thorough understanding of the process and performs tattoo removal to a high standard with precision and care. Cat has 15 years of laser experience, and she has open laser licences for Tattoo Removal, Skin & Pigmentation Lasers. Cat is a laser trainer for those acquiring licences according to Radiation & QLD Health protocols and qualified for cosmetic eyebrow tattoo removal.
Cat is interested in wellness and gut healing, as well as yoga and spirituality. Cat is our Zen mother; she is a qualified Yoga teacher and vegan, bringing a calm, deep breath to Pearl.
Christina | Body & Skin Therapist
Christina Specialises in Body Treatments, Skin Therapies & BBL.
Christina started working in the Beauty Industry in 2015, first working with luxury brands before moving to dermal therapy in 2018. Christina joined our team in 2019 and has become our lead body therapist. Christina has a passion for body sculpting as well as skin therapy and BBL. She has a can-do attitude and a wicked sense of humour, but her biggest attribute is the care she provides.
Christina has her hands full with her 4-year-old Noah and baby Thomas – keeping her busy! In addition, Christina enjoys gardening, camping with her family, and taking her rescue greyhound, Becca, for long walks.
Michelle | Cosmetic Tattooist
Michelle Specialises in Brow Tattooing
Michelle joins the team after moving with her husband and toddler from South Africa, where she spent over a decade honing her skills as a laser and skin therapist and brow tattoo specialist. However, it took up microblading of eyebrows where she found her real passion in the cosmetic industry. Michelle qualified in Skin Care in 2005, worked in London for a time before specialising in aesthetics, training, learning and working with doctors, dermatologists and a plastic surgeon, honing her skills as a laser and skin therapist. So you can chat with her about your skin while she is creating you a beautiful set of eyebrows, and she will refer you to one of our skilled therapists for your specific needs and concerns.
Michelle enjoys running and participating in sports. She loves spending time with her little family, adores nature, animals and any outdoor activity as well as camping, socialising, eating and a good glass of wine!
Olivia | Practice Manager
Olivia specialises in keeping the team and clinic on track, ensuring you have an enjoyable experience with us.
Olivia started her beauty career in New Zealand before moving to Australia. She combined her love
for the beauty industry, people and organisation (aka post-it notes!), moving into the Practice Manager position at Pearl Medispa. Olivia brings her passion, knowledge and creative mind to business management.
Olivia is a proud Kiwi, animal lover and Vegan. She spends her time off adventuring and camping with friends. But, whenever she can, she loves to explore this amazing country she now calls home.
Lizzy | Head Client Reception & Administration
Lizzy specialises in social media coordination, appointment management, and ensuring your visits run smoothly.
Lizzy joined the team in 2020 with many years of experience in office administration and support within corporate and client-focused organisations. Lizzy is currently studying Photography, Graphic design and Digital Marketing and brings a creative flair to the team as well as organising the front desk and coordinating our social media. Lizzy thrives on providing excellent service for you – our lovely clients, to make sure your visits run smoothly and professionally.
Lizzy enjoys hosting themed dinner parties with an eclectic taste in cuisine. She also likes live music events, photography and has a penchant for art galleries and museums.
Dr Jo | Owner, Business Management & Marketing
Specialises in Marketing, Website & Business Management
Dr Jo started Pearl Medispa (formerly Skin Revision) in 2006 to provide North Brisbane with a quality cosmetic medicine clinic. What motivated her initial move into cosmetic medicine was the wrinkles that started to appear on her face. “There has got to be something done about this”! What started as a personal quest became her best career move.
In 2021 she rebranded and renamed the business Pearl Medispa, integrating wellness and gut health with traditional cosmetic medicine. This grew out of the science and knowledge that had emerged over the 15 years. The understanding that gut health determined many facets of cosmetic medicine, including inflammatory skin conditions, aging, weight management, meant to do their job truly, the business had to change. Pearl is a traditional symbol of beauty and wisdom, as well as an ancient Chinese beauty adaptogen. So it represented perfectly the integration of natural health and wellness. Dr Jo works on the marketing and management aspect of operations and mainly online. Though she still loves to come in and catch up with clients, some of whom have been Skin Revision and now Pearl family since the first year!
Dr Jo trains in kickboxing and has attended several Muay Thai camps in Thailand. Her favourite vacation is travelling, especially to Cambodia, with her biggest loves – her two granddaughters!