Dr Cara McDonald


Dr. Cara McDonald is a highly trained specialist dermatologist.
She is one of the directors of Complete Skin Specialists Dermatology located in Sunbury and has been with the practice since 2010.

Medical training and experience: 

Originally from Tasmania, Cara completed her medical degree at the University of Tasmania, where she was awarded First Class Honours. Her specialist training in Dermatology was completed through St Vincent’s Hospital & The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne as well as in Oxford in the UK. She continues to hold a public hospital consultant position at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and attends an outreach clinic in Burnie Tasmania.

Cara joined Dr Belinda Welsh in at Complete Skin Specialists in 2010, together providing a first-class comprehensive specialist dermatology service to the region.

Specialist areas

Cara’s special interests in her field include skin cancer prevention and treatment, acne, rosacea, and cosmetic dermatology. Cara’s extensive knowledge and experience in cosmetic dermatology and anti-ageing treatments lets her combine her specialist knowledge of the skin and understanding of anatomy to offer the safest and most natural looking cosmetic treatments.

She specialises in full face rejuvenation using injectable dermal fillers and muscle relaxant agents and combines these with appropriate skin care and laser treatments as needed. Cara’s knowledge, skills and her professional caring nature ensures all patients are getting the best possible care. Cara’s superior knowledge and experience in the injecting field has led to a specialist role teaching Advanced Injecting across Australia/NZ with the Allergan Medical Institute ®.

Dr Cara’s approach:

“I feel that as dermatologists we are in a unique and privileged position whereby treating skin disorders allows us to also reinstate a patient’s self-confidence and improve self-esteem. I believe that patient education is the most important component of any treatment and all patient care.

I am particularly passionate about patient safety and results. I specialise in full-face rejuvenation using cosmetic injectables for discerning patients who want or need a freshen-up but desperately want to maintain a natural element to their appearance.

I developed a passion for cosmetic injectables whilst working closely with renowned cosmetic dermatologist Professor Greg Goodman. I have long been an amateur painter and love colour and design. I feel that performing injectable cosmetic treatments allows me to combine my scientific mind with my creative eye.” – Dr Cara McDonald


  • St Vincent's Hospital
  • allergan medical institute