Skin cancer management

Specialist dermatologic surgeon

Non-surgical treatments

Melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer

Rare types and skin cancers recurrent after previous treatments

First Choice Provider to nib Health Insurance and Affiliated provider to Southern Cross Health Society.
Mohs micrographic surgery

Fellowship-trained with the American College of Mohs Surgery

Same day post-Mohs surgical reconstruction

First Choice Provider to nib Health Insurance and Affiliated provider to Southern Cross Health Society.

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Skin surgery and laser surgery

Management of unwanted benign lumps/bumps and blemishes

Special interest in intra-operative and post-operative evidence-based techniques that minimise surgical scarring

Scar-corrective techniques for acne and old surgical or other scars


Medical / General dermatology

Management of diseases of skin and nails

Special interest in acne

Specific treatment for acne scarring (including Dermapen collagen induction therepy/skin needling)

A full range of specialist eczema and psoriasis management options

Special interest in nail disease and surgery





Skin and mole checks

Focus on early detection and prevention of sun damage and skin cancer

Topical prescription medicine and daylight-activated photodynamic therapy for the treatment of precancerous actinic keratoses

Corporate/occupational screening








Dermapen® Collagen induction therapy / Skin Needling

Dermapen® is an advanced fractional micro-needling device which has revolutionised the treatment of certain skin disorders.

It is used to treat acne and other scars, sun-damaged and aged skin (discolouration/fine-lines/broken capillaries/dullness). It has some outstanding benefits over the alternatives.

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Why a dermatologist?

A dermatologist is a medical specialist with at least four years post-graduate training focused on all aspects of the health and disease states of the skin, and the medical and surgical therapy of skin disease. On satisfaction of the requirements of the training curriculum, they are eligible for vocational (specialist) registration with the Medical Board of New Zealand.  All vocationally registered dermatologists are listed on the website of the New Zealand Dermatological Society www.nzdsi.org
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Silicon scar improvement gel

The success of silicon products for the improvement of new and old scars is well demonstrated in numerous medical studies. In the early days silicon sheets were laid over scars. Today, a film-forming, gas-permeable silicon gel performs the same function with the benefit of much better convenience, cosmetic appearance, and the ability to apply your usual SPF30+ sunscreen and make-up over the top. Dr Gunson recommends these products be used after surgery and laser procedures in cosmetically sensitive areas. We stock silicon products by Stratpharma, a Swiss pharmaceutical company focused on products for skin scarring.

We stock silicon products by Stratpharma, a Swiss pharmaceutical company focused on products for skin scarring. We stock their products after trying the range of locally available alternatives. Stratamed® is the only product registered for use on broken skin and is used after ablative laser or shave/curettage procedures, and Strataderm® is used for older scars or new scars immediately after the surface skin has healed. Competing products are either more expensive, or contain additional ingredients which dilute the evidence-based silicon effect.

Only a very thin layer is needed, and the tubes should last a long time. 3-4 months application is usually recommended.

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These products are safe and effective and you can now purchase these products directly from our Remuera reception (or Botany by prior arrangement) without a consultation. Feel free to drop in, or contact us.
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First Choice provider to NIB Health Insurance
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Affiliated Provider to Southern Cross
Health Society for selected services