Welcome to the Skin Centre

We are a dermatology practice that offers all procedures and services for skin from skin cancer diagnosis treatment and surgery including Mohs Micrographic Surgery for facial skin cancers, skin conditions and cosmetic procedures, to state-of-the-art surgical techniques and professional skin care.


Dermatology Services we offer are:  

  • Skin Cancer Checks
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery
  • Medical Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Surgery including Eyelid lifts and Liposculpture
  • Appearance Medicine including Botox and Restylane


The Tauranga Skin Centre is a purpose built medical facility with 7 fully equipped theatres, 11 consultation rooms and 3 cosmetic clinics specifically designed for our procedures.

The Auckland Skin Centre works alongside Auckland Dermatology at 93-95 Ascot Avenue, Remuera, Auckland with purpose built facilities including a fully equipped theatre suite.

Our Specialist Dermatologists, appearance medicine nurses, general nursing staff and beauticians are all expertly trained in their individual fields, experienced and dedicated to achieving the best for your skin. Meet our staff here.


What does a Dermatologist do?
Dermatology is a branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases.  A doctor who specialises in this is called a Dermatologist. Dermatologists are experts in the early identification and management of skin cancer, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Melanoma.

How can we treat skin cancer?


Skin Centre Cancer Checks from Bay Dermatology Ltd .

The Skin Centre doctors relay why skin cancer checks are so important. Correct diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer ensure the best cure rates.

What is Mohs Surgery?


Skin Centre MOHS Surgery from Bay Dermatology Ltd .

Doctors Salmon, Mortimer and Tan describe Mohs surgery, the gold standard of treatment for patients with Basal Cell Skin Cancer on their face. Mohs surgery has the highest known cure for Basal Cell Skin Cancer on the face with the best possible cosmetic outcome.


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

  • Dr Alistair Brown


    Available at 171 Cameron Road, Tauranga

  • Dr Neil Mortimer


    Available at 171 Cameron Road, Tauranga

  • Dr Paul Salmon


    Available at 171 Cameron Road, Tauranga, 4 Antares Place, Albany, Auckland

  • Dr Adrian Seine


    Available at 171 Cameron Road, Tauranga

  • Dr Susan Simpkin


    Available at 171 Cameron Road, Tauranga

  • Dr Sandra Winhoven


    Available at 171 Cameron Road, Tauranga

  • Dr Junie Wong


    Available at Ascot Office Park, 93-95 Ascot Avenue, Greenlane, Auckland, 4 Antares Place, Albany, Auckland


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

  • Dr James Spreadborough

    Dermatology Associate

    Available at 171 Cameron Road, Tauranga, 79 Arawa Street, Matamata

Referral Expectations

When you come for your appointment at the Skin Centre you will be welcomed into a private consultation room by a nurse. Your specialist will discuss with you the treatment you are considering and make recommendations on what he/she considers will bring you your most desirable outcome.
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.


Skin Centre is a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for skin cancer diagnosis and surgery. This includes the following:

  • Consultations (skin)
  • Curettage or diathermy
  • Mohs surgery
  • Skin biopsy
  • Skin lesion removal
  • Wound closure following Mohs surgery.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Skin Cancer

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

  • Mohs Surgery

    Mohs Micrographic Surgery is an advanced treatment for facial skin cancer, offering both the greatest potential for cure as well as the optimum opportunity for cosmesis.… More

  • Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

    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

  • Breast Reduction

    Surgery to reduce breast size involves making a cut (incision) around the areola (the dark area around the nipple) straight downwards and along the crease beneath the breast.… More

  • Liposculpture

    This procedure removes unwanted pockets of fat from under your skin in specific parts of the body such as the chin, neck, upper arms, stomach, hips and thighs.… More

  • Facelift

    A facelift can include several different procedures such as a neck lift and/or a brow lift, all designed to reduce lines and wrinkles and lift sagging skin.… 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 defence.… 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

  • 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

Visiting Hours

Monday to Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm


Available on site

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 3:10PM on March 2, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Skin Centre.