Meet The Team



Sam Keim – Founder of Skin Matters 

As a Registered Nurse, I was motivated to open a boutique skin clinic tailored to specific client needs.

I’ve been a registered nurse for 20 years, having worked in palliative care, psychiatry, cancer wards and pharmaceuticals. I decided to get into skin because as a mum of 3, I was looking for a 9-5 job, which is a challenge nursing. I first found cosmetic nursing but then, because of family history, I headed into acne and eczema, the progreesion into anti-aging came naturally and my love of helping patients drove me into rosacea, dry skin, perioral dermatitis and most complicated skin conditions.

Being a nurse is who I am and so creating a Hub was important to me. A Hub where women could come because of the issues they could see, but we could treat holistically to enable them to live their best possible life. Our team has come together because science, professional development and a genuine interest in our client’s lives are our passion. There is no one that does what we do here, this is cosmetic dermatology; providing solutions for people and getting results.

Through our work at Skin Matters, we provide non-invasive skin care solutions to help people of all ages to realise their skin’s potential from the inside out. 


Lidija Vaupotic is proficient, highly motivated, conscientious and hard working with more than 9 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse in Cardiac Unit and Day Surgery and over 12 years’ experience within the health care sector. She holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Cosmetic Nursing and is focusing to give clients advice on how to look refreshed and natural with variety of treatments that are provided in our skin clinic. She is committed to a cosmetic career and on-going contribution in all areas of client care, learning, development and has a single focus on achieving extremely high standards for employer and customers.




Desha Welsh – Dietitian, Nutritionist and Health Scientist

Desha is an Accredited Dietitian, Nutritionist and Health Scientist working on the Gold Coast, and is dedicated to optimising your health and wellbeing.

Desha provides expert advise in an holistic way advising on healthy eating which is based on your food preferences and cultural background. She also suggests lifestyle changes which takes into consideration your personal needs.

When addressing any nutritionally related health concerns, Desha looks at immunological, nutritional, hormonal/emotionally triggered reasons for health conditions and how to prevent further harm.

Desha’s specialties include Preconception, Prenatal and Postnatal Nutrition, Child Nutrition, Renal Disease/Haemodyalisis Nutrition, Liver Disease Nutrition, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Chronic Disease Nutrition (Diabetes, High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Obesity, Cardiac), Cancer/Chemotherapy Nutrition, Food Allergies and Intolerance, Vegetarian Nutrition, Eating Disorders and Weigh Management.

Medicare Rebates are available (Conditions Apply).

Josie Smith – Clinic Coordinator

With over 20 years experience in Front Office and Administration, Josie ensures all clients appointments run smoothly and efficiently with the highest of standards. With her welcoming persona Josie is your first point of contact when contacting the clinic.











You’re in good hands with the team at Skin Matters Burleigh Heads. Our team of qualified Health Professionals can assist and guide you in the right treatment options available. Give us a call today to discuss what’s right for you!