Deb Farnworth-Wood

(Business Owner)


I’m Deb and the owner of the Ultimate Skin & Body Clinic here in Cotlew St, Ashmore on the beautiful Gold Coast.  By background is diverse across many health specialties but in 2006, I fell head over heels in love with aesthetics!  I simply love that we can change people's lives, making them more confident and less self-conscious, making them happier with their appearance and love the skin they are in. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the stress lift from a furrowed brow, and a client smile.

There is a strong link between the way we look and the way we feel, and I like to think that we play a much-needed part to give you that boost.

More about me..
In 2007 aged 44, I left the UK to move to Australia and I bought the original Australian Skin Clinic – which was located here in Cotlew Street. I had planned to retire, but got bored, got busy, and by 2011 had founded the Australian Skin Clinic Franchise which I grew to 60 clinics complete with an RTO training academy, shopfitting company and a Skincare business - all of which I sold in 2019. 

I did, however, keep this, my original Ashmore location.

My Ashmore clinic has always been very special and was always very different to the shopping centre style clinics that became the franchise model. Ashmore was (and still is) a one-stop medi-aesthetic practice offering one of the widest ranges of effective treatments available. 

My goal is to continue to provide the perfect combination of advanced, credible and ethical medi-aesthetic treatments with the highest possible standards of customer service and client care. 

This location is not in a busy shopping mall so it is perfect for those who would like a discrete and convenient location for their aesthetic treatments. We have lots of on-site parking and calm, relaxing environment away from prying eyes.

More News!
In June 2020 I purchased the mineral makeup brand Issada Cosmetics which was shortly followed by the launch of Issada Clinical Skincare. My son Jacques and I had been working on the new skincare range for two years and many of you would have trialled here it in the clinic too where we originally called it UltimateRX. Since then, we have developed many more formulas under the Issada brand.

Our skincare is manufactured by my team in our own factory on the Gold Coast in Helensvale. It would be easier to have a contract manufacturer make it but we wanted our products to be individually tailored from he ground up and unique to ISSADA. 

Our Issada Mineral Makeup is sourced worldwide - mainly Europe and the USA.  ISSADA is available through over 350 stockists in Australia, and internationally too. You can purchase Issada in the clinic, or online ​at and our clinic clients receive free shipping with this special link.

Carl Gustafon 

(Cosmetic Nurse Practitioner)

Many of you may remember Carl as a frequent visitor to the clinic in years gone by. Carl is well known for having been a Cosmetic Injector and Clinical Trainer on the Gold Coast for the past 15 years. He also launched his own successful clinic - The London Clinic - which he later sold. 

Carl is a Cosmetic Nurse Practitioner, with three university degrees and a career beginning in 1996. He is fully experienced in all our Cosmetic Injectables, and I am sure you will love his work. He has a keen interest in ensuring each client achieves their desired outcomes in a safe, aesthetically pleasing manner. Almost every client Carl treats, mentions to the staff how comfortable they felt during the consultation and treatment process. We look forward to you attending our clinic for a consultation with Carl for your next treatment.

Carl has a keen interest in advanced treatments and also offers a complimentary, no-obligation consultation.
At present Carl is available two days per week (Monday & Friday) and is heavily sought after, so we recommend booking in advance.  

TO BOOK ONLINE: New Clients please book a RN Consultation for Cosmetic Enhancement
                                Existing Clients please book RN Repeat Appt (for your usual appointment duration)
Or Call 07 5509 0081


(Registered Nurse, Skin & Rejuvenation Specialist)

Carly has been with the clinic since 2019 and holds full Queensland laser licenses. She is experienced in all our advanced technologies including Fraxel, and HIFU as well as Foto-Facials, and treatments for facial veins, rosacea, pigmentation and so on. 

Carly qualified as an RN in 2023 and is now a trained in Cosmetic Injectables. 

Carly is available three days a week on a rotating roster covering most days. 

 TO BOOK ONLINE: New Clients please book a RN Consultation for Cosmetic Enhancement
                                Existing Clients please book RN Repeat Appt (for your usual appointment duration)
Or Call 07 5509 0081



(Senior Rejuvenation & Skin Specialist)

I am a fully qualified therapist and hold all full Queensland Laser Licenses for hair & rejuvenation. I am fully trained in Microdermabrasion, Peels, Acne management, Fractional RF, and Laser for Pigmentation, Redness and Facial Veins. 

I love to share my skincare knowledge with clients and to deliver advanced results-driven treatments to achieve their ultimate skin goals. My consultations are thorough, and I aim to provide the best treatment plan to suit your needs.  

Tee is available three - four days a week on a rotating roster covering most days including alternate Saturdays. 

 TO BOOK ONLINE: New Clients please book a Cosnultation for General Skin or Advanced Skin Treatments
                                Existing Clients are welcome to book their treatments as normal
Or Call 07 5509 0081


(Laser Hair Removal & Skin Specialist)

Gianna is bright, bubbly and loves everything skin and laser. 

She  became a therapist because she knew first-hand what it is like to be an acne sufferer and had previously been on the receiving end of poor advice for her own skin which resulted in making her condition worse not better. This has fuelled her passion for educating teenagers and adults with acne.

Gianna is trained in our advanced Microdermabrasion, Peels, Fractional RF, Acne Management and laser hair removal.  She is available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 

Gianna works Mon, Tue Wed Fri and Alternate Saturdays  

TO BOOK ONLINE: New Clients please book a Consultation for General Skin Treatments
                                Existing Clients are welcome to book their treatments as normal
Or Call 07 5509 0081


Customer Service

Many of you will remember Judy from the "old days" before we franchised! 

Judy started here in this clinic when we were the first Australian Skin Clinic, and then moved to the ASC head office where she worked alongside Deb in a number of customer service roles, including system support, clinic openings, and working with new clinic managers. 

Judy retired from ASC in 2023 but as a woman that likes to be busy, she was happy to come back to our clinic and help Deb part-time in a customer service role where she loves to interact with clients again.

Judy has first hand experience of all our treatments and is always willing to share her knowledge with clients.


Customer Service

Karen is our second customer service team member and is also available to answer your questions and book appointments.

Like Judy, she ensures you will always be met with a smile and that our appointments run to time.  Karyn (like Judy) has also experienced many of our treatments and is always happy to discuss with clients.


Could you be our next team member?

We are always on the lookout for talented, passionate and enthusiastic professionals. 

If you are a

  • Dermal Therapist
  • Paramedical Aesthetician
  • Laser Therapist
  • Cosmetic Injector

with the relevant qualification and experience and looking for a new opportunity to be part of a dynamic team send your CV to or visit our CAREER PAGE



All our staff are trained to respect the needs of our client and to provide an informative consultation. Treatment plans are tailored to your individual needs and budget. We promise to never hard sell - just offer options to give you a natural, beautiful appearance and together we will address your aesthetic concerns.


All our staff are fully licensed and have undergone extensive training to deliver the services that we offer. We are proud of our commitment to quality and excellence in every aspect of our work. 


We offer only the best and most advanced techniques, to give you the best possible results. Our equipment is medical grade, and we extensively research the latest treatments and keep up to date with worldwide innovations in our industry. 


Skincare represents around 70% of your results so we ensure that we have you covered with a great home care regimen too. We use only professional-grade and scientifically derived skincare, and we know you will be thrilled with the results. 

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We offer:
A discrete location with on-site parking, a highly skilled team of paramedical aestheticians, registered nurses and our medical director, eight treatment rooms, an advanced skin analysis platform and dedication to providing the best possible results.

We Treat:

Acne Scarring
Ageing Skin
Broken or Dilated Capillaries Blackheads
Bunny Lines
Crows Feet
Dehydrated Skin
Double Chin 
Downturned Mouth


Dry Skin
Excessive Sweating
Excessive or Unwanted Hair
Facial Volume Loss
Fat Deposits
Gummy Smile
Jawline Jowls
Lax Skin Lines and Wrinkles Loose Skin Loss of Volume


Marionette Lines
Open Pores
Redness and Rosacea
Rough Skin
Shaving Rash


Smile Lines
Smokers Lips
Solar Keratosis
Spider Veins
Spots Sun Damage
Stretch Marks
Teeth Grinding
Thinning or Uneven Lips
Under-Eye Bags
White Heads


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