“Beauty comes from more than just serums and treatments, but it’s a great place to start.”
If anyone knows the power of good skincare, it’s James Vivian. In 2004, a facial literally changed his life, inspiring him to swap a career in music for one in dermal therapies. Determined to share the feel-good effects of amazing skincare, James launched award-winning mobile dermal therapies clinic, The Travelling Peelsman, in 2010. Arriving at homes and offices in a Mini and armed with his bag of tricks, James quickly earned a loyal following with his holistic approach to skincare, intuitive expertise and genuine commitment to his clients. Word spread and as client numbers grew, The Travelling Peelsman stopped travelling and set up a clinic in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, joined by a carefully selected team of experienced therapists.
Dubbed a skincare luminary, James’s dedication, care and innate understanding of the links between skin, mind, body and environment flow through his clinics, making each visit an experience that goes far beyond skincare.
“I love being able to build strong relationships with my clients and seeing their skin progress.”
Having worked alongside some of Victoria’s best plastic and reconstructive surgeons, joining the James Vivian team was a change of pace for Lauren, but it’s one we’re glad she made! Working in the dermal therapies industry for over a decade, Lauren loves all things skin. She has a special interest in using laser treatments and skin rejuvenation as less invasive methods to manage the appearance of ageing.
With two small children to keep her busy, Lauren loves to do yoga and definitely understands the importance of rest and relaxation in creating healthy, vibrant skin.
“I love working with clients who are just beginning their skincare journey. It’s a whole new world for them.”
A drive to help clients and a desire to learn is what prompted Sonia to make the jump from beauty therapist to dermal therapist. With almost two decades of aesthetic industry experience, she has worked with doctors and surgeons across many different clinical settings. For Sonia, combining treatment modalities is one of the most rewarding parts of her work, allowing her to create personalised solutions that achieve faster results.
A devoted animal lover, there’s never a dull moment in Sonia’s house, where her two dogs and her cat are considered very important members of the family.
“I believe we are an ecosystem—great skin relies on good skincare, a healthy body and a healthy mind.”
Whitney’s holistic approach to skincare makes her a natural addition to the James Vivian team. Proving you’re never too young for a good skincare routine, Whitney’s passion for skin stretches back further than she can remember. After gaining a wide range of experience as a beauty therapist and educator, Whitney completed her Bachelor of Dermal Sciences in 2019. Motivated by a family member’s skincare struggles, she has a particular interest in acne, scar revision and scar management.
When she’s not caring for complexions, you can find Whitney volunteering as a medic or obsessing over Lady Gaga.