Cairns Skin Centre Services


Cairns Skin Centre is recognised as Far North Queensland’s leading medical cosmetic practice. The services provided include anti-wrinkle and dermal filler treatments as well as a wide range of rejuvenation, hair removal, tattoo removal and medical services.  We also offer a large variety of other services including Skin Cancer detection and treatment and Vein treatments.

Our clinic works with many of the major laser manufacturers to deliver a wide suite of clinical treatments to our patients. Lasers used include:

  • Laser Genesis
  • Dual Yellow Laser
  • Medlite
  • Coolglide
  • pearl
  • Pearl fractional


Conditions and treatments for specific conditions

  • Facial veins, facial capillaries or veins on the body
  • Redness
  • Freckles
  • Sunspots
  • Pigmentation
  • Scarring
  • Hair removal
  • Tattoo removal
  • Age spots
  • Large pores
  • Milia spots
  • Mole removal

Dr Simon Tucker has been a specialist in the field of dermatology for over 18 years, studying at the University of Manchester and relocating to Cairns in October 2009.  At Cairns Skin Centre Dr Tucker consults on all aspects of dermatology with great success, treating:

  • acne
  • inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis using systemic treatments, including biologics where necessary
  • investigation of potential contact allergies relevant to eczema with patch testing

With a special interest in the early diagnosis and management of skin cancer, Dr Tucker offers : 

  • full skin checks
  • skin cancer removal
  • treatment of melanoma with the least invasive approach and minimal scarring (particularly with facial areas such as on the nose, lips and ears

Dr Tucker has recently completed a Fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery in Perth allowing him to surgically treat more complex facial skin cancers with a cure rate approaching 99% first time and minimising damage to surrounding healthy skin. This service has never before been available in Cairns.

Since 2017 Dr Tucker has worked as a diagnosing Dermatologist with MoleMap, a highly accurate means of identifying melanoma in its earliest stages via serial, very high quality, dermoscopic imaging of patients’ moles, diagnosing more than 155,000 moles in 2018.


Venous diseases and disorders can have a negative impact on your health and appearance. Unsightly leg veins affect women and men of all ages. Fortunately, they can be easily and non-surgically treated by our experienced physician, Dr Alex Lapenga. There’s no need for hospital admission or general anaesthetic and, even in the most severe cases, you can be back on their feet in a day or two.


Legs can be affected by abnormal veins, ranging from spider to varicose veins. Not only do they spoil the looks of your legs, but they can also cause aching and swelling. Fortunately, they can now be easily treated in most cases.


Our clinic offers a wide range of leg vein treatments residents in the Cairns region. The most important thing about getting the right treatment is to get a proper medical assessment first so, at your initial appointment, you will be seen by a doctor with experience and expertise in the area of leg veins. Your assessment process will usually involve an ultrasound scan, although sometimes a more detailed examination will be needed.



Sclerotherapy is commonly used to treat surface damage. It involves injecting a small amount of ‘sclerosing solution’ into the affected part of your leg using a very small, fine needle. This treatment is well tolerated and most patients can go back to work the same day.

The success rate for sclerotherapy can be as high as 90%.