Latest update:

  • Limited Services, QR check-in and mask-wearing mandatory [updated 4PM 11 June 2021]
  • Melbourne Lockdown 4.0 [effective 28th May 2021 – 10 June 2021]
  • New advise regarding COVID19 vaccinations and cosmetic treatments [29 March 2021]
  • Current advise on attending our clinic: Jump to information on attending our clinic

Limited Services, QR check-in and mask-wearing mandatory

As lockdown restrictions eased midnight Thursday, 10th June 2021, Bioscor’s Melbourne clinic will reopen Friday, 11th June 2021. Please note that some restrictions are still in place.

If you are coming into the clinic for click-and-collect or to pick up goods:

Limited Services
We regret to inform you that we will only be providing limited services. Restrictions placed on our services as per the Victorian State Government’s announcement (table of restrictions can be found here) means that some of our treatments will be ceased.
As such, clients for Friday, the 11th June 2021, whose appointments fall in the category of “Hairdressing, beauty and personal care” services which requires a mask to be worn at all times have been contacted and their appointments cancelled.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused. As with previous lockdowns, we prioritize all patients’ appointments which were cancelled abruptly and will endeavour to book you in as soon as further restrictions are lifted.
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Unfortunately, this means our store hours will be reduced. As the COVID19 situation is ever evolving, we can only provide you with our hours for the week of 13th June:
Tues 14 June 9AM – 5.30PM
Wed 15 June 9AM – 5.30PM

Thur 16 June 9AM- 5.30PM ***To Be Confirmed***

Please note that this may change if there are further changes/updates made by the Victorian State Government.

Melbourne Lockdown 4.0 [effective 28th May 2021 – 10 June 2021]

Bioscor Melbourne’s clinic will be closed for the entire lockdown duration as of Friday, 28th May 2021. The clinic will reopen as soon as lockdown restrictions are lifted on Friday, 11th June 2021.

If you had an appointment during the initial 7-day lockdown period, you would have been contacted or left a voice message and SMS to reschedule or cancel. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused. For those who have appointments within the additional 7-day lockdown extension, your appointment will be automatically cancelled and you will be on a waitlist. We apologize if we were not able to personally call you to cancel or reschedule. We ask for your understanding as it was not possible for us to get in touch with every single one  of our patients given the circumstances.

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COVID Vaccination & Cosmetic Injecting – What is safe?  [29th March 2021]

Australia began its COVID vaccination program on 21st February 2021 and has vaccinated in excess of 300,000 people to date. With both the Pfizer and the Astra Zeneca vaccines being used, the activity is expected to ramp up with the locally produced Astra Zeneca vaccine being approved for use. The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) and the Australasian Society of Cosmetic Dermatologists (ASCD) have appraised the situation, considered the evidence and issued this advice to the Health Practitioners who treat patients with cosmetic injectables.

In February 2021, ASAPS advised it members about elective surgery and COVID vaccination. ASAPS’ advice was based on recommendations of best practice guidelines from the UK Royal Colleges of Surgeons and the Mayo Clinic, USA and recommended that:

  • An elective Cosmetic Surgery procedure is not a contraindication to routine COVID vaccination.
  • It is recommended that the date of surgery is separated from the date of vaccination by at least 1 week to avoid clinical confusion.

The ASCD Advice

  1. The risk profile with respect to timing procedures in patients undergoing Covid-19 vaccinations may vary between BTX (anti-wrinkle injections using Botulinum Toxin), Dermal Fillers, and Laser and Energy-Based Devices.
  2. The risk for BTX and Laser and Energy-Based Devices is low and there is not enough evidence to support a recommendation to change practice.
  3. We recommend that you exercise caution and defer treatment if symptoms develop after vaccination.
  4. Tissue Fillers, on the other hand, appear to have a small risk profile.
  5. For tissue filler injections, we would recommend an interval of at least 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after COVID vaccination.
  6. Previous treatment with fillers is not a contraindication to being vaccinated.

For more information, please visit:

https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines

If you wish to attend our clinic:

We highly recommend that you arrive with a mask on as we are not able to keep a 1.5m distance at all times especially during treatment sessions.

You are required to fill in a COVID19 pre-screening questionnaire prior to your attendance. This is to maintain a safe environment for you, other patients and staff members.

PLEASE RESCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT IF YOU HAVE ANY FEVER OR COLD OR FLU-LIKE ILLNESS OR ARE UNWELL IN ANYWAY, even if mild or your illness is ‘barely there’ as you may be placing others at risk. If you attend and are evidently unwell, we have the right to refuse to see or treat you. Call us on (03)95447429 or (03)95442852.

When attending our clinic:

You are recommended to wear a face covering/mask while attending the clinic as we are not able to keep 1.5m apart at all times. If you do not have one, we can provide you with one. Your temperature will be taken upon entry and you will be asked to QR check-in for contact tracing purposes.

Our waiting room has a maximum capacity of 4 clients at any given time. You will be asked to sit in designated chairs that are specifically spaced apart. Once we reach maximum occupancy, we kindly ask that you wait in the car. We will call you on your mobile phone when a seat becomes available. We ask all patients to avoid bringing additional people who do not have any appointments with us to minimize the number of people in our clinic.

Note: we will not be serving food or beverages in the clinic. Magazines will be removed from the waiting room areas.

While Bioscor continues to adhere to strict hygiene and disinfecting measures, we ask for your patience, understanding, and most of all your cooperation. Thank you for helping us keep our environment safe for both yourself and our staff members.

We are committed to support you during this challenging times that we are all facing and we thank you in turn for your support as we work together to ensure our staff and clients continue to stay safe and healthy.

Kind regards,

The Bioscor team