Dr Hugo Pin obtained his medical degree in France 1980 after 8 years of training. After completing his degree, Hugo moved to the French West Indies to start working immediately as a GP.
After a few years working in emergency departments and GP clinics, impressed by the progress made in ultrasound techniques after witnessing his first childbirth on screen, he decided to begin training as a sonologist (a specialist in ultrasound). Following three years of training and extensive examination, Dr Pin became fully qualified in Clinical Ultrasound Diagnosis.
In 2000, Hugo established a full-time Ultrasound Clinic in Martinique (FWI) where he scanned patients referred by GPs. He progressively specialised in obstetric ultrasound and was soon scanning pregnant women from the best obstetric clinics of the island.
In 2006, as his children were required to move back to France to study, Hugo and his wife decided to relocate back to France. During the next few years, Dr Pin made a couple of trips to Australia, quickly falling in love with the country, the way of life and the tropical climate of the North-East. He sold his clinic and soon afterwards moved to Australia.
When in Australia, Dr Pin achieved full Australian Medical qualifications through Fellowship of the Royal College of Australian GP (RACGP), and eventually gained Australian citizenship in 2015. During this time, Hugo began learning the latest techniques in vein treatment, and after attending a medical conference on the Gold Coast, he discovered how these new treatments had completely revolutionised the management of varicose veins, allowing doctors to treat 99% of venous problems without surgery.
He first trained in Melbourne before flying to the USA on two separate occasions where he trained with one of the world’s best vascular doctors, Dr Ron Bush from Vein Experts. Under the guidance of Dr Bush, he learned to remove veins safely from breast, temples and hands, along with the best procedures to treat legs with maximum success and minimal discomfort.
Many GPs still don’t have any idea how veins can be treated, and continue to refer patients to vascular surgeons who will happily remove veins under general anaesthesia. Some even do laser or radio-frequency ablation under GA, which is completely useless when you know it can be done in less than one hour under local anaesthesia in a simple treatment room. Why take the risk of GA and pay hospital and anaesthesist fees and when it is not necessary?
Dr Pin has now successfully completed more than 4000 venous treatments by sclerotherapy, laser or phlebectomy without any problem, and minimal to no downtime.
He is also trained in many cosmetic procedures like dermal fillers, botulin toxin, thread lifts and liposuction through different Colleges in Australia and abroad.
Outside of the clinic, Dr Pin is highly active and has completed seven triathlons so far. He loves outdoor sports such as surfing and kite surfing, and enjoys a round of golf with his wife.
Dr Pin holds professional memberships with the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine, the American College of Phlebology, and the ANZ Society of Phlebology.