The CÉ Team
Nicole Harding BN NZRN
CLINIC OWNER/NURSE THERAPIST
Hi I’m Nicole, one of the Registered Nurse Therapists and more recently the Clinic Owner of Clinique Elan.
I started my nursing career in Christchurch working in a private hospital specialising in post-operative surgical care. From there I went to work for a Dermatologist and Cosmetic Surgeon, where I specialised in cosmetic surgery, dermatology and appearance medicine.
During those years I was fortunate enough to travel throughout New Zealand and Australia for training both in appearance medicine and dermatology and have consequently developed a vast knowledge and understanding of both dermal fillers and botulinum treatments as well as skin rejuvenation and the understanding of the ageing face.
My knowledge extends to the use of all of all botulinum toxins - Dysport, Xeomin and Botox. I have also had previous experience with multiple products from the Teosyal, Restylane, Juvederm and Belotero ranges.
I have developed an absolute passion for appearance medicine and feel blessed to have been a part of the journey that has brought me to running the incredible clinic that Clinique Elan is. Deborah Wake (the previous owner) has been an inspiration and has guided me on this new journey to running a clinic that is very renowned for its quality of care.
As most of you may already know my life doesn't just stop at the clinic, myself and my fiancé, Lance, run a dairy goat farm on Lake Karapiro where we have 1000 goats to keep us entertained as well as our gorgeous little puppy Luna. We both look forward to our new journey as business owners and are excited to see Clinique Elan grow and evolve over the coming years.
Clinique Elan has always been well known for its experience, outstanding service and impeccable results, which is exactly how I intend on running CE moving forward. We are so fortunate to have such a lovely team that all endeavour to ensure that you are all well looked after throughout your whole experience.
CE may have a brand new look, but we are still the same team with the same amazing service.
I look forward to seeing all of our regular clients in the clinic as well as some new faces.
Jessica Lennan NZRN Comp
After living in Rarotonga for the last year, I have come back to NZ and rejoined the CÉ team. Prior to my departure last year, I had spent two years at Clinique Élan, primarily as the light therapy (IPL & Laser) nurse. I quickly discovered a passion for the injectables on offer (botulinum toxin and filler) and loved building a client base offering all the treatments available. I am excited to reconnect with some old faces and to meet some new ones.
I have been a registered nurse for eighteen years, having worked in General Practice, Public Health, Fertility and District Nursing, before discovering the Appearance Medicine industry. To begin this journey, I attended night school, whilst nursing during the day and graduated as a qualified beautician in 2016. The combination of nursing and beauty therapist qualifications is recognised as being very beneficial in this industry.
Educating and nursing patients to heal, become well and make positive life-style changes has developed a strong belief that optimum health means looking and feeling your best, both physically and mentally. That, as well as keeping up to date with technology, science and new products and procedures fuels my passion to work in the appearance medicine industry.
My fiancée and I love hiking, climbing mountains, sailing and just getting out into our beautiful countryside. Other than that I spend as much time as I can with my 2 children and their partners, and my dog Harry.
Caroline Harris BN NZRN
Hi, I’m Caroline. I joined the Clinique Élan team in August 2019. I am a registered nurse, having trained in Hamilton in 2010. Following my graduation, I worked at Waikato Hospital in the Cardio Thoracic and Vascular ward for seven years. I left there in 2017 when my daughter was born.
I really loved my role as a nurse, so went back to work part-time for a Maxillo Facial and Oral Surgeon as his surgical assistant. There I learnt a lot about facial anatomy, which then bought about the opportunity to enter the industry of appearance medicine, something I have always been interested in. I was so lucky to be offered a role as a nurse therapist with the team at Clinique Elan.
Since starting with the team at CE, I have been involved in training in-house, as well as externally, to learn about the skin, the ageing process, skin rejuvenation procedures and the range of products that we have to offer here. I have been injecting Dysport and Xeomin since I started here and have completed my training in the Belotero and Teoxane ranges of HA fillers as well as the use of Radiesse as a bio-stimulant. I really love creating a look that is natural, which is exactly what my clients are hoping for.
I have a real passion for the skin rejuvenation procedures here at CÉ - dermal needling and the Redensity skin booster creates beautiful results. I am especially interested in doing PRP therapy for skin rejuvenation and to reduce hair loss.
I have started my training with Deborah, treating clients with microsclero therapy which I have been really enjoying.
A bit about myself, I am the proud mum of two amazing daughters Sophia and Ruby, and live in here in Hamilton with my husband Peter. I'm always looking for an adventure, exploring NZ in the caravan, taking the mountain bikes along for a ride. We try to get out to the snow and the lakes when we can. I'm definitely a bit of a foodie and love a good red wine.
After my maternity leave, I'm so looking forward to getting to catch up with, and treating my wonderful clients!
SKIN THERAPIST /ADMINISTRATOR / MARKETING COORDINATOR
Hi I’m Caitlyn, a qualified Beauty Therapist since I graduated in 2012, and now also an advanced dermal therapist. I started at Clinique Elan in September 2016, originally on a part time basis just to help cover the reception desk. Soon after, Deborah asked me to join the team full time and significantly expand my role. We often joke about all the hats I wear day to day in the clinic, I've been known to do just about anything, from gardening to building custom trolleys and more! I love being hands on as part of a small team. No two days are the same for me, I get to spread myself between building and maintaining our website, social media, marketing, client enquiries, skin consultations, treatments and more.
My main role is as a skin therapist, which involves comprehensive skin consultations, advice on skin care products - what to use and how to get the most out of them and performing medi-facials from the extensive range on offer. After many years working with cosmeceutical skincare, as well as the ongoing in-clinic education regarding the specific products we sell at the clinic, I love to be able to follow my passion by helping my clients find the right regime, especially designed for them.
In my spare time I like to stay equally as busy, running a side business making and designing eco friendly dog accessories and helping out where needed with our family building company, I'm not the best at sitting still and will happily get into DIY, or something creative on my weekends. I was Hamilton born and raised, and most of my family still live around the Waikato. My partner and I have two dogs who are our kids, and we love to travel NZ with them in tow, we're quite partial to a glamping trip or exploring the wine regions of New Zealand.
I am responsible for the financial aspects of the clinic. As Deb and I had worked together prior to Clinique Elan opening in 2013, I had some experience and insight into the Appearance Medicine industry.
I previously worked as a residential property valuer, taught computer skills and worked with the Waikato Breast Cancer Trust. The skills I acquired in these roles have proved invaluable in my role here at the clinic. I have had the opportunity of implementing new systems that assist in the smooth running of the clinic.
I love working at Clinique Elan, meeting and working with wonderful people is an awesome way to spend my day.
As a team, we love to get together for a bit of fun outside work, enjoy our wee gallery of team snaps over the past few years:Team photos by Clinique Élan