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KM Surgical & Dermatology Associates

Private Service, Dermatology


8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


Mission Statement
KM Surgical & Dermatology Associates is located at Avenue Health and is a specialist medical and surgical facility run by Dr Ken Macdonald, Dermatologist and Dermatologic Surgeon, with expertise in liposuction / liposculpture, fractional and laser resurfacing, dermabrasion, blepharoplasty, Macs face lifts, brow and neck lifts. KM Surgical have a team of dermatologists who are highly trained in skin cancer & mole checks, skin cancer surgery and Mohs surgery. 
Our highly trained registered nursing staff, supervised by Dr Macdonald, specialise in appearance medicine and laser treatments (Intensed Pulsed Light, tattoo, vein & laser hair removal).  We have an advanced dermal therapist who offers peels, Dermapen (needling) and skincare advice. Other dermatological services include a range of acne treatments, patch testing, UVB, biologic treatments and photodynamic therapy. Our team recognises the personal nature of consultations and guarantees confidentiality and high standards of care.
Dermatology is a branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases.  A doctor who specialises in this is called a Dermatologist.


Referral Expectations

Self or GP referral.
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.

Dr Martin Keefe is retiring December 2021

Dr Ken Macdonald is only seeing skin cancer and cosmetic surgery patients.


Please phone for consultation prices.  Consultation prices for Southern Cross members are a fixed price, for all other insurance & non-insured prices vary.

We are a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider.

Complimentary consultation with our nurses regarding IPL, hair removal, dermal fillers and Botulinum Toxin, acne scaring, stretchmarks, fine lines and wrinkles and fat freezing.

Additional charges for biopsies, cryotherapy and treatments. Skin surgery and mohs surgery fees will be quoted at the consultation.


8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wed – Fri8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Common Conditions / Procedures / Treatments

  • 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

  • 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

  • Fungal Skin Infections

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

  • 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

  • Psoriasis

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

  • Skin Cancer

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

  • Skin Checks

    Full skin checks are performed by a dermatologist and photography of lesions/moles is carried out, if required. More

  • Skin Surgery

    Full skin surgery for removal of:
    skin cancers
    skin lesions
    moles… More

  • Mohs Surgery

    Mohs micrographic surgery is a specialised procedure for the microscopically controlled excision of skin cancer.  Mohs surgery gives the highest cure rate for skin cancer (approximately 99%) and is the most advanced and effective treatment procedure for skin cancer available today.  Mohs surgery is performed by specially trained dermatologic surgeons.… More

  • Tumescent Liposuction

    Tumescent liposuction is a liposuction technique which has been specially developed by cosmetic dermatologists.… More

  • VASER LipoSelection®

    VASER LipoSelection® uses an ultrasonic technology that is tissue-selective. The ultrasound energy targets unwanted fat, but preserves other surrounding tissues, such as nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue, to promote smooth contours and rapid healing.… More

  • Blepharoplasty (upper and lower eyelid surgery)

    Excess skin and/or fat can be surgically removed from your upper and/or lower eyelids to give your skin a less wrinkled and puffy appearance.… More

  • Dermal Fillers

    As we age the skin undergoes visible changes such as irregular pigmentation, increased pore size, damage from the sun's rays and loss of volume and elasticity.  Other factors such as cigarette smoke can lead to premature ageing of the skin.  The pursuit of a suntan through sun exposure or sun… More

  • Botox® & Dysport®

    Botox® is a natural, purified protein that relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles, creating a smoothed and rejuvenated and more youthful appearance.… More

  • IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)

    KM Surgical has now replaced the outdated Quantum & Lumenis 1  IPL™ with the new Lumenis M22 IPL™.… More

  • Cutera Excel V KTP™ 532nm

    Cutera Excel V KTP™ 532nm laser works when the yellow/green laser light is absorbed by blood vessels which become heated and precisely destroyed (selective photothermolysis).… More

  • Excel V™ Laser Genesis™

    Diffuse redness and rosacea are challenging conditions to treat. The very small, fine network of vessels that creates diffuse redness requires a very short pulse width to treat effectively.… More

  • Excel V™ 1064nm Laser for Leg Veins

    Why Long Pulse Nd:YAG for Leg Veins?
    While lasers with wavelengths in the range from 520 to 600nm are excellent at treating superficial vascular conditions, these wavelengths scatter in the skin and do not penetrate sufficiently deep to treat deeper vascular conditions.… More

  • Genesis Plus™ Laser Treatment for Nails

    GenesisPlus™ is a Nd:YAG 1064nm laser that has been cleared by the FDA to be both a safe and effective solution for the treatment of nail infection (onychomycosis), more commonly known as a toenail fungus.  Onychomycosis is a common condition estimated to affect up to 10% of the population worldwide.… More

  • Revlite Q Switched Laser

    Revlite Laser for Stubborn Pigment Removal 
    KM Surgical has options available to treat all kinds of pigmentation problems such as stubborn melasma, pigment and freckles.  The Revlite Q Switched laser provides an excellent way of removing unwanted pigmentation.… More

  • Fat Transfer

    Lipostructure is a term which refers to augmentation and contouring  using the patient's own fat.… More

  • PDT (photo-dynamic therapy)

    Photo-chemo-surgery is an effective treatment for some non-melanoma skin cancers as well as certain types of pre-cancerous lesions. These are known medically as actinic keratoses (or solar keratoses), superficial or nodular basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinoma in situ.… More

  • 1064 Nd: YAG Laser

    Leg vein treatments with Intense Pulsed Light, Nd:YAG laser and sclerotherapy… More

  • Fractional Laser Resurfacing

    Laser Resurfacing - Bridge Therapy with Active FX™ ,Deep FX™ & Scaar™… More

  • Laser Hair Removal

    LightSheer™ Laser Hair Removal
    Laser hair removal is the most effective solution for reducing unwanted hair.  The LightSheer™ diode laser is a state-of-the-art system specially designed to reduce unwanted hair faster, with less discomfort and more reliably, than other methods.  The light emitted by the LightSheer™ diode laser is well… More

  • Suction Curettage for Sweating

    Axillary Hyperhydrosis
    Excessive underarm sweating (axillary hyperhydrosis) can be a distressing and debilitating medical condition which usually occurs in otherwise healthy people who do not normally have significant sweating problems elsewhere.… More

  • Face Lift (MACS)

    The MACS-Lift (minimal access cranial suspension) is an effective face lift operation that is designed to lift the lower two thirds of the face in a relatively straightforward manner with minimal inconvenience.  Only a limited amount of excess skin is removed, resulting in an inconspicuous scar in the crease in… More

  • Tattoo Removal

    Revlite Laser Tattoo Removal

    The Revlite laser removes tattoo ink with short blasts of light energy.  A laser is a device which is designed to produce one or more specific wavelengths of light.  Tattoo ink is removed by using this specific wavelength which passes into the skin, but is absorbed… More

  • Platelet Rich Plasma

    Introducing a Revolutionary Skin Treatment!
    The use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is not new; it has long been recognised for its accelerated wound healing properties in such applications as surgery and sports injuries.  This technology is now being used for cosmetic enhancement with outstanding results.… More

  • Pulsed Dye Laser

    Vbeam® Perfecta Pulsed Dye laser (PDL) is a safe and effective laser to treat vascular and pigmentation abnormalities such as port wine stains and rosacea.… More

  • Cooltech® Fat Freezing (fat reduction)

    Cooltech® is designed for treating localised pockets of fat that are difficult to lose with diet and exercise.… More


    What is Allumera®?
    Allumera® is a light-activated topical cream designed to improve the overall appearance of skin by acting as a photodynamic cosmetic agent.… More


    SkinPen® by Bellus Medical is a medical grade micro needling device and is the only micro needling device that is FDA cleared.… More

  • Skincare packages

    Acne Scarring  $750  (usually $996)
    1 x microdermabrasion OR peel with LED… More

  • Peels

    Pro dermal planning peels are maintenance facials using medical grade actives.… More

Document Downloads

  • Mohs Flow Chart (DOCX, 45.1 KB)
    Skin Cancer Flow Chart For Referring Doctors


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Contact Details

Avenue Health
202 Bealey Avenue
Christchurch Central
Canterbury 8013

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Avenue Health
202 Bealey Avenue
Christchurch Central
Canterbury 8013

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Avenue Health
Ground Floor
202 Bealey Ave

This page was last updated at 2:44PM on September 13, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by KM Surgical & Dermatology Associates.