The clinic

Over 20 years ago laser treatment for hair removal was in its infancy and we pioneered the procedure in Tasmania using ruby and alexandrite lasers. Aquarius Clinic was only the second laser clinic in Australia and we now have several clinics worldwide.

Operating with some of the most advanced fractional lasers and treatments in the world we have successfully treated thousands of clients in Tasmania alone. Our highly trained staff have carried out skin rejuvenation research procedures in France, UK and Danish clinics with Class 4 Mixto fractional Co2 lasers and currently treat a wide range of problems including rosacea, acne, chickenpox and acne scaring, skin tags, warts, facial veins and redness.

Our staff have been internationally trained by some of the world’s leading dermatologists, including Prof. Sir Peter Bjerring in Denmark who pioneered many of the most advanced Co2 fractional laser procedures for skin rejuvenation.

Aquarius Clinic is fully licensed with the Tasmanian Government and has completed well over a thousand skin rejuvenation procedures in the last 6 years. Unlike some other treatments, CO2 lasers leave no scars with the skin smoother and improving the complexion.

Who we are

Professor Sir Peter Bjerring, MD, Dr.Sci. (Med)

Chief Physician (Medical Director) and Head of Dermatology, Mølholm Hospital, Denmark

Consultant, ZBC Multicare, Hilversum, Netherlands

Professor (H), Faculty of Medicine, University of Swansea, Wales, UK


Professor Bjerring is Medical Director and Head of Dermatology at the Mølholm Hospital, Denmark and is Honorary Professor at the University of Swansea, Wales. He has authored or co-authored over 250 scientific papers and given over 800 oral presentations – mainly on the use of lasers and IPL devices for cosmetic procedures and skin diseases. Additionally, Professor Bjerring is on the editorial board for various journals and is a journal referee for several journals. He is Past President of European Society for Laser Dermatology, and is also a fellow of the American Society for Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, the American Academy of Dermatology and European Academy for Dermato-Venereology.

Lasers and intense pulsed light (IPL) for treatment of skin diseases and for cosmetic procedures.

Notable Highlights:
He was awarded the Aarhus University Research Prize (Gold Medal) for his work on “In vivo Human Reflectance Spectroscopy” and received the William Nielsen Prize.
In recognition for his contribution to the field of laser dermatology, in 2007 he received a Knighthood by the Queen of Denmark, Margrethe II.

Prof Sir Peter Bjerring is one of the world’s leading dermatologists.

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Dr Godfrey Town

Dr Godfrey Town Ph.D. is a clinical technologist and scientist specialising in the comparative measurement of IPL and laser devices. He is a regular invited speaker at international aesthetic laser meetings and has published numerous scientific and clinical papers in international peer-reviewed journals on the use of laser and intense pulsed light (IPL) devices.

Godfrey was awarded his Ph.D. for original research in light-based skin therapy as an Innovation Scholar at The Global Academy, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea, UK.

He holds a Certificate of Competence in the fields of Medical and Research issued by the Board of RPA2000 an Assessing Body recognised by the UK Health & Safety Executive (Certificate No: L00101), is a registered clinical technologist and provides consultancy services to several laser and IPL manufacturers. Godfrey runs face to face workshops and training courses for healthcare practitioners and therapists in private practice providing applications training for users of light-based technology for hair and tattoo removal, facial skin rejuvenation, acne management and the treatment of benign pigmented and vascular conditions.

Prof Sir Peter Bjerring is one of the world’s leading dermatologists.

Roger Smith

The original founders of Tasmania’s first laser clinic in 1997 were Prof Marc Clement from Swansea University and Roger Smith in opening the Clement-Smith Laser Clinic in Launceston. They were joined by Prof Sir Peter Bjerring with advanced laser equipment and new procedures.

Over the past 20 years Sir Peter has played a large part in the upgrading of both advanced Class 4 medical laser equipment and worked closely with Roger Smith both in Tasmania, UK and Denmark in developing new treatments for a wide range of skin disorders. Peter makes frequent visits to Tasmania and is currently advising on the latest treatments for skin disorders and tissue rejuvenation.

In 1997 Roger Smith with Prof Bjerring & Prof Clemens founded the 2ndmedical laser clinic in Australia in Launceston, Tasmania which has successfully treated thousands of Australians for skin disorders, skin rejuvenation and other procedures. Starting with ruby lasers for hair removal, through alexandrite, erbium, diode and Nd. YAG lasers, Aquarius has the most up to date Italian fractional Co2 lasers. Roger has been treating with Mixto Co2 lasers for over 10 years and studied at Paris IMCAS 2009-2013, Aarhus University laser institute in 1997, Molholm Hospital in Vejle, Denmark 2012, Ellipse medical facilities in Horsholm, Denmark in 2011 and has opened laser clinics in Manchester, Liverpool, Chester and Llandudno in the UK. Roger has held a Tasmanian laser licence for over 10 years and specialises in advanced fractional laser procedures especially in enhanced collagen stimulation for facial tissue.

Roger Smith in Aquarius Laser Clinic he founded in 1997

Karlene Martin

Karlene Martin has undertaken laser therapy procedures for four of Aquarius’s clinics and has been on advanced medical laser training courses in Europe and Australia for over 10 years. She is fully qualified and licensed to carry out procedures on Class 4 fractional lasers in Tasmania and very experienced with skin rejuvenation and removal of unsightly and troublesome skin disorders. She operates in clinics in Hobart, Burnie, Devonport and Launceston and operates a 7 day a week clinics by appointment.

Karlene Martin, medical laser therapist for all types of skin rejuvenation.