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Specialist Skin Solutions

From small beginnings…

What started off as a small clinic in Maitland has now grown to two thriving boutique practices in the Hunter Valley and Newcastle, NSW.

In its first inception, Specialist Skin Solutions was a part of Specialist Cosmetic Surgery, helmed by Dr. Bernard Beldholm, who was at that time providing cosmetic surgery procedures to a growing number of clientele. With Dr Beldholm wanting the best possible results for his patients, our Dermal Therapist, Lea Barclay joined the practice in 2011, providing dermal therapy treatments to clients.

Team Beldholm Lorn AU
Dr Bernard Beldholm

Dr Bernard Beldholm

Director, Chief Surgeon and Head Injector

Dr Beldholm has always been passionate about aesthetics. Amidst his work as a body contouring surgeon he saw a need for quality skin aesthetics and in 2012 he created Specialist Skin Solutions.

He is the driving force behind our clinic, and is passionately involved in all elements of training, innovation and injecting.

Dr Beldholm has a strong passion for photography and the arts. After relocating from Sydney, he enjoys exploring the hunter valley and surrounding areas, with his young family.

Lea Barclay

Dermal Therapist

Lea has 20 years experience both as a practitioner and educator in the skincare industry. She followed her passion for skin with a degree in Health science (aesthetic therapy) from the university of New England which included Dermal Therapy and LASER post graduate qualifications.

Lea has just completed her degree in nursing. In early 2018 she gained her formal qualification as an Enrolled Nurse.


Pauline D'este

Cosmetic Nurse Injector

Pauline has 27 years experience as a Registered Nurse and has been working in the Cosmetic Industry for over 10 years.

She holds a Bachelor of Nursing through Sydney University and on top of many other diplomas holds an Associate Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing through the Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science.

It is her passion for this industry and her drive for client results that will have you looking forward to each and every one of your appointments with her.

Belinda McFarlane

Belinda McFarlane

Practice Manager

Belinda started working with Dr Beldholm in 2012 and brings with her a strong creative background in the arts. Belinda worked with some of Australia’s top fashion designers, and brings a great love and passion for the fashion/beauty industry to our practice.

For Belinda and the rest of the team, “providing exceptional service, first time and every time” is a priority.

Angela McMaster

Patient Coordinator

A long time Maitland girl, Angela joined the team in 2012. Initially in reception, now you will find her assisting all our patients on their surgical journeys as our Patient Coordinator.

Angela instantly puts every one of our patients at ease, with her dedication and care that comes naturally to her.

“The main goal of my position is one of support. This is very important to me, to assist our patients throughout the entire process as surgery can be a daunting experience. I value the relationships that I have built up with our patients, these relationships are based on trust and mutual respect”

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