Auckland Dermatology specialist skincare centre caters for all skin care problems in the medical, surgical and cosmetic fields. We aim to provide the very best in dermatological care, using the combined expertise of some of New Zealand's most skilled dermatologists, cosmetic and laser therapists.
Services provided include:

Our dermatologists have special interests in adolescent and paediatric skin issues and women’s disorders in addition to their general dermatological expertise.

  • Our dermatologists work together to provide second opinions when required for patients with complex skin complaints, at no extra cost to the patient.
  • Annual screening for skin cancer is available for high-risk patients.
  • All dermatological surgery is performed on-site.
  • We have an ongoing commitment to adopt new, safe technology that will enhance the treatments we offer all our patients.

With a satellite practice in Whangarei, and additional laser therapy available on request, Auckland Dermatology is committed to providing its patients convenient access to solve many, if not all, of their skin problems.

Doctor Availability by Location

  Ellerslie Whangarei 
 Dr Birchall    
 Dr Cheng    
 Dr Havill    
 Dr Purvis    
 Dr Salmon    
 Dr Turnbull    
 Dr Wong    


Click here for some frequently asked questions.

What is Dermatology?
Dermatology is a branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases.  A doctor who specialises in this is called a dermatologist.


Note: Please note below that some people are not available at all locations.

  • Dr Nicholas Birchall


    Available at Ascot Office Park, 95 Ascot Avenue, Greenlane, Auckland

  • Dr Harriet Cheng


    Available at Ascot Office Park, 95 Ascot Avenue, Greenlane, Auckland

  • Dr Sonya Havill


    Available at Ascot Office Park, 95 Ascot Avenue, Greenlane, Auckland

  • Dr Diana Purvis


    Available at Ascot Office Park, 95 Ascot Avenue, Greenlane, Auckland

  • Dr Paul Salmon


    Available at Ascot Office Park, 95 Ascot Avenue, Greenlane, Auckland

  • Dr Nick Turnbull


    Available at all locations.

  • Dr Junie Wong


    Available at Ascot Office Park, 95 Ascot Avenue, Greenlane, Auckland


Mon – Thu8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Closed weekends and public holidays

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.

Referral Expectations

A dermatologist and a GP can, in some cases, diagnose skin conditions just by looking at them.  The shape, size, colour and location are all assessed, as well as any other symptoms.  At times a biopsy has to be taken so that a diagnosis can be made. A biopsy is the removal of a small piece of the skin/lesion for examination under a microscope.  Minor surgery may be needed to perform this biopsy. In some cases the whole lesion will be removed and examined. 
Another way a dermatologist can examine a skin disorder is by scraping some of the top layer of skin from the lesion/affected area.  This is called a skin scraping.  This scraping is also sent to the laboratory for examination.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Skin Cancer

    New Zealand has a very high rate of skin cancer, when compared to other countries.… More

  • Acne

    Acne is a skin disorder that is characterised by pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and, in bad cases, cysts (deeper lumps).  Acne usually starts at puberty and is in response to our body’s production of hormones, called androgens.… More

  • Eczema

    There are several different types of eczema but all have a number of common symptoms, the main feature being red, inflamed, itchy skin.  The skin can be covered with small, fluid-filled blisters that might ooze and form a scale or crust.… More

  • Psoriasis

    Psoriasis is a common, recurring (keeps coming back) skin condition that is hard to treat.… More

  • Fungal Skin Infections

    Bacteria and a number of types of fungi live on the surface of the skin.… More

  • Bacterial Skin Infections

    Our skin is our body’s first defence mechanism and even though many types of bacteria live on its surface, we still need a healthy, intact skin surface to maintain its defense.… More

  • Shingles

    Shingles is caused by a virus called herpes zoster, this is the same virus that causes chickenpox.  After the virus has caused chicken pox it remains dormant (inactive) in the nerve cells, but can then be reactivated in later life to cause shingles.  It is not known why the virus… More

  • Warts

    There are three main types of wart infections that occur on our body: common warts, plantar warts and venereal warts (genital warts).… More

  • Scabies

    Scabies is a very common skin infection that is caused by a mite that burrows under the top layer of skin and lays its eggs.  The eggs hatch in a few days.  The skin then becomes very itchy and a red, raised rash may appear.  Itching is worse at night… More

  • Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

    This is a mild viral illness that mostly affects children.  The symptoms are: sudden development of a high temperature; a sore throat and small blisters on the mouth, palms of hands and soles of feet.… More

  • Patch Testing


  • Paediatric Dermatology


  • Laser Treatments for Hair Removal

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  • Rejuvenation Treatments


  • Tattoo Removal (Including Coloured Tattoos)

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Please contact the practice for information on our fees.

Auckland Dermatology is a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for non-cosmetic consultations and treatment. We will arrange the pre-approval and submission of your claim. 

Public Transport

The Auckland Transport website is a good resource to plan your public transport options.


Patient parking is provided at both locations.

  • Ascot Office Park: please use the allocated parking immediately in front of the building.
  • Town Basin, Whangarei: parking is available in the public carpark to the rear of the building. 

Contact Details

Ascot Office Park, 95 Ascot Avenue, Greenlane, Auckland

Central Auckland

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425 Maunu Road, Maunu, Whangarei


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This page was last updated at 9:54AM on August 3, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland Dermatology.