Dr Shyamalar Gunatheesan is pioneering the shift towards holistic dermatology with her Melbourne based Dermatology practice ODE Dermatology. The transformative approach of ODE combines modern medicine, advanced science, and cutting edge technology together with wellness and self-care protocols to address long term, whole-body health.
Holistic Dermatology is a specialised field of medicine that bids farewell to the prescription-first approach, which often treats the symptom, rather than the underlying cause itself. “Patients often see clinicians who treat a medical condition but miss the art of aesthetics. Or they may focus purely on aesthetics but miss the pre-existing medical condition,” she notes. For those of us who have suffered with debilitating skin conditions such as acne, melasma or pigmentation, we know it can be an isolating experience, which is why Dr Shyamalar’s world-class medical experience, paired with her deep patient compassion to treat the whole person, demonstrates a new shift towards traditional Dermatology.
Dr Shyamalar Gunatheesan studied a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at The University of Melbourne, and was then accepted into the prestigious Harvard University to research genetics and epigenetics.
So, what should you expect from ODE Dermatology?
Housed within a circa 1851 Victorian terrace, ODE is a striking space with state of the art design by award winning interior architects. You will be greeted to a warming blend of citrus essential oils to aid in relaxation whilst you sit in the decompression lounge pre and post treatment. A serene enclave featuring fresh cut flowers, aesthetically designed furniture, dim lighting and a hanging garden.
What treatments are offered?
ODE is about every part of aesthetics – face and body. Offering the Sciton BBL and Halo Platform, the 1064 ClearSilk and ClearV, Pico laser, Ultraformer and more - every kind of facial concern can be addressed. To treat the body, BTL Entone for cellulite, and Emsculpt for Neo for fat melting and muscle stimulation. For all body protocols, they are layersd with LED treatments on the LightStim bed.
ODE Dermatology is your destination to achieve luminous, radiant skin and whole-body health. Setting a new benchmark in dermatological offerings “Looking after your skin today is an ode to your present self and a plan for your best future.” - Dr Shyamalar Gunatheesan