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
Skin surgery

Management of unwanted benign lumps/bumps and blemishes

Special interest in intra-operative and post-operative evidence-based techniques that minimise surgical scarring, and delivers local anaesthetic with minimal discomfort

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 and conditions localised to the facial skin

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

Latest evidence-based topical and oral preparations for reducing the harmful effects of the sun on our skin, and the chances of pre-existing sun-damage progressing to skin cancer
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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 surgical procedures in cosmetically sensitive areas.

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. 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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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.
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
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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