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Alarmingly, Gippsland men with prostate cancer are
30% more likely to die than their city counterparts.
Recent research shows Gippsland men with prostate cancer are usually:
• Older when diagnosed
• More than twice as likely to have widespread or advanced Prostate
Disease when diagnosed and
• Often this diagnosis occurs incidently to other treatments
GET OFF YOUR BACKSIDE
If you are 40 years old with a family history, or
50 years old or over, discuss testing options with
your doctor today.
For further information phone
1800 220 099 or go to the website at
Gippsland men leave
it too late!
Why are Gippsland
likely to die
GIPPSLAND Cosmetic Laser Clinic
was named in the top six new Victorian
businesses at the recent Telstra Austra-
lian Business Awards.
The clinic, owned by Anita Turner and Daniel
Calabro, was the only business from Gippsland
named as a finalist in this year ’s awards.
In 2013, registered nurse Anita established the
Gippsland Cosmetic Laser Clinic (GCLC) in War-
ragul and since then has opened another branch in
Traralgon to accommodate for a growing number of
GCLC has invested close to $1 million in the
world’s leading equipment and employs 11 local
nurses and administration staff.
“It was such an honour to be named a finalist
in these prestigious Australian business awards. We
feel extremely proud to be representing the level of
quality that can be found here in Gippsland,” Anita
“A big thanks must go out to our local commu-
nity for supporting GCLC and all the other wonder-
ful local businesses that work very hard to bring the
highest level of quality and service to our region.
“Great communities deserve great quality busi-
nesses, and great businesses need supportive com-
Anita said while GCLC did not win the best new
business award this year, she feels unbelievably
validated to have come this far.
“The judge went out of her way to find us, say-
ing we came extremely close to taking home the
prize and that our core value of quality over profit
resonated very strongly with her,” she said.
“We give our clients 45 minutes for treatments
that would be allocated five minutes in a chain store.
“In an industry that is notorious for preying on
people’s self esteem, we choose to nurture relation-
ships and often talk clients out of getting treatment
GCLC provides the highest quality laser and in-
jectable cosmetic services to Gippsland.
Services include permanent hair reduction, anti-
wrinkle and dermal filler injections, tattoo removal,
platelet rich plasma injections for hair growth and a
wide range of solutions for skin imperfections such
as pigmentation, broken capillaries, acne and more.
After undergoing laser hair removal in 2012,
Anita found her treatments were not only success-
ful, but also provided her with a huge amount of
Anita wanted to encourage everyone she knew
to get laser hair removal, but she discovered the la-
ser industry is completely unregulated in Victoria.
As a healthcare provider, she did not feel com-
fortable recommending laser treatments knowing
about the complete absence of any regulations in
place to protect consumers.
Many of Anita’s colleagues encouraged her to
move into the field because she was so passionate
about laser therapy and because they believed she
could deliver a safe model of care for the local
In 2013, Anita travelled to Sydney to undertake
qualifications in laser and light therapy and laser
safety before returning to Warragul to open her
GCLC was established to provide a safe and nur-
turing environment for people to receive laser and
injectable treatments in Gippsland.
Anita and her staff have always put quality ser-
vice and results before profit margins, investing in
the world’s leading technology.
GCLC strictly employs registered nurses and not
beauty therapists to perform all treatments - one of
the only clinics in Australia to do so.
Anita is fast becoming recognised in the wider
cosmetic industry for her expertise and the clinic is
also being recognised in the wider industry for its
high standards, recently nominated by the Austra-
lian Aesthetic Practitioners Advisory Network for
the Best Aesthetic Practice Victoria in the My Face
My Body Global Aesthetic Awards.
Anita has plans to continue expansion through-
out Gippsland and Victoria.
One of Australia’s best here in Gippsland
Team work: the nursing and administration team at Gippsland Cosmetic Laser Clinic.
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