MBBS, FACD, FACCS (MED0001017669)
Dr Michael Rich is a specialist dermatologist who practices in clinical dermatology, aesthetic dermatology and surgery. He established the clinical dermatology and cosmetic practice – ENRICH Clinic which is based in Melbourne and has been practising for over 30 years.
Dr Rich has chaired the liposuction symposium at the World Congress of Dermatology and, for several years, chaired the liposuction symposium for the Australian College of Cosmetic Surgery.
Dr Rich is committed to offering the best care possible for all his patients. He regularly attends and is asked to speak at national and international conferences, keeping in touch with innovations, ideas and colleagues.
Dr Rich was the Founder and 2015 and 2016 President of the Skin and Cancer Foundation of Victoria (now Skin Health Institute), a centre of dermatological and skin health and a training facility closely affiliated with the University of Melbourne and St Vincent’s Hospital. Dr Rich previously headed the high-risk melanoma unit at the Skin Health Institute, which is associated with the Victorian Melanoma unit, and Dr Rich also heads the Skin Health laser clinic.
Dr Rich is a Fellow at the Australasian College of Dermatologists, holds a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and is a Fellow Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine.
Dr Rich has also developed his own range of skincare, the ENRICH range, formulated with active and skin-refining ingredients including vitamins C, A and B, glycolic and hyaluronic acids, peptides and contain no parabens.
Cosmetic dermatology focuses on the appearance of the skin, particularly of the face and neck, but anywhere on the body. It may also be known as aesthetic medicine or aesthetic dermatology. A cosmetic dermatologist can use different treatments and devices, including lasers and needling.
Medical dermatology and cosmetic dermatology do differ. Cosmetic dermatology works on ultimately helping aesthetically, while medical dermatology is more concerned with the treatment of skin disease.
There is some ” tool box” crossover – for example, when treating hyperhidrosis (excess sweating), muscle-relaxing injections may be used to arrest the sweat glands via the nerves that trigger sweating. This is considered a medical treatment for excess sweating, but using the same tools that a cosmetic dermatologist or cosmetic physician might use to stop a deep frown line from progressing.
Most dermatologists can do both, though typically, one will be preferred over the other in practice, making some dermatologists specialists in some other skin related areas.
Cosmetic dermatology is a quickly growing area of medicine, with many dermatologists having at least some portion of their practice in this area.
We can address many of your skin concerns, including:
Watch this insider’s guide to skin. Dr Michael Rich and Helen Solosch talk treatments and all things skin health.
Interview 2 from our Insta lockdown series , it’s all about the lasers. From his first laser to his current 20 laser based tools, Dr Rich talks about his long time love of lasers and how treating patients individually is key. Learn which laser could work for you.
*With all surgeries or procedures, there are risks. Consult your physician (GP) before undertaking any surgical or cosmetic procedure. Please read the consent forms carefully and be informed about every aspect of your treatment. Surgeries such as liposuction have a mandatory seven-day cooling-off period to give patients adequate time to be sure of their surgery choice. Results may also vary from person to person due to many factors, including the individual’s genetics, diet and exercise. Before and after photos are only relevant to the patient in the photo and do not necessarily reflect the results other patients may experience. Ask questions. Our team of dermatologists, doctors and nurses are here to help you with any of your queries. This page is not advice and is intended to be informational only. We endeavour to keep all our information up to date; however, this site is intended as a guide and not a definitive information portal or in any way constitutes medical advice.