Our Specialist Nurses

Our Specialist Nurses

Sharon Edwards, RN

After completion of her nursing training at St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Sharon started her career in Plastic Surgery in 1991. She has vast experience in Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery and worked as the Clinical Nurse Manager in Aesthetic Surgery Ireland for 11 years.

She is an expert in body contouring and cryolipolysis for fat reduction and cellulite treatment with experience across several different platforms (Coolsculpting and Z-lipo/Z-Wave). She is also trained in microneedling, platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy injections for facial rejuvenation and hair loss, and Ultherapy.

Sharon is also an expert in skin regimen consultations, chemical peels and skin rejuvenation techniques and very much enjoys being part of the entire patient dermatological treatment journey. Sharon’s ethos is to provide each patient with respect and empathy, in a warm and professional manner.

Arlene McEvoy, RN

Arlene is one of the most experienced and skilled Laser Nurse Specialists in the country and has been a dedicated Laser Nurse Specialist since 2002. She originally trained in St. Vincent’s University Hospital and The Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital before pursuing a career in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery nursing.

She is an expert in IPL (Intense Pulse Light) for photo-rejuvenation and rosacea and in fractionated laser treatments for acne scarring with vast experience across a multitude of different laser platforms. Arlene is also an expert in many other dermatological minimally invasive procedures including micro-needling, platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy injections and Ultherapy, all of which can be combined and individualised for optimal aesthetic results.

Arlene is also fully trained in cryolipolysis for fat reduction and body contouring with experience across several different platforms (Coolsculpting and Z-lipo/Z-Wave). With comprehenisve experience across all spheres of dermatology, Arlene is an excellent nurse advisor to our patients with regards to the entire repertoire of aesthetic and skin care treatments. She is known and loved by her patients for her warm, friendly and professional approach. Arlene enthusiastically keeps up to date with emerging skin aesthetic treatments and laser technology advances. She aims to provide the best treatments available to best suit patients’ needs and optimise their results.

Nicola Koik, CNS

Nicola is one of the few fully trained Clinical Nurse Specialists in Dermatology in Ireland. After completion of her nursing training at St. Vincent’s University Hospital and University College Dublin, and a BSc in Nursing in the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, Nicola started her career in Dermatology at St Vincents University Hospital in 2003.

She completed Dermatology Level 9 in the University of Stirling in Scotland in 2007 and was made a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Dermatology in St Vincents University Hospital in 2008. She is an expert in the management of complex chronic skin conditions, skin cancer treatment and monitoring, wound care, topical treatments and patient education. Nicola has also played a major role in the teaching and education of Dermatology nurses, ward staff, GPs, and medical students.

Nicola was the Clinical Nurse Specialist for IPL treatment in St Vincents University Hospital. She is also trained in micro-needling, platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy injections for facial rejuvenation and hair loss, Ultherapy and cryolipolysis for fat reduction and body contouring. She is an incredibly caring and approachable person and a great support on every patient’s journey. Nicola brings a wealth of experience to Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology nursing and is a huge asset to both patients and the Consultant Dermatologists at the Institute of Dermatologists.

Claire Corcoran, RN

Claire completed her general nursing training in UCC in Cork University Hospital in 2017. Having always had a keen interest in skin care and dermatology, Claire went on to complete advanced aesthetic training at Aesthetic Training Academy Ireland.

Claire joined our team at the Cosmetic Suite in November where she performs microneedling with SkinPen, PRP injections for facial rejuvenation and hair regrowth, IPL therapy (intense pulse light), Ultherapy, Zlipo and Zwave.

Claire is an advocate for skin health and skin education. She believes in promoting a scientifically-proven and efficient skin regime specific and individual to each person. With the aid with our advanced Vectra skin analysis, Claire can advise and recommend different treatments specific to your skin type and skin needs. Claire believes in a holistic approach optimising healthy and youthful skin . She continues to educate herself on the newest and most advanced skincare techniques. She enjoys working as part of the IDI team and working with her fantastic following of patients daily.