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Skin Specialist Centre

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8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Description

The Skin Specialist Centre is a centre of excellence for medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Our philosophy of care is that the patient’s comfort and wellbeing are always paramount.

Services include:

The Skin Specialist Centre in Remuera provides an on-site laboratory, full surgical and anaesthesia services.

 
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.

Consultants

Hours

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Wed 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Thu – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:45 PM

Consultations

Dr Kevin McKerrow: Thursdays & Fridays

Dr Blair Wood: Tuesdays

Dr Aravind Chandran: Tuesdays (Henderson) & Wednesdays (Greenlane)

Referral Expectations

You will be contacted at least 24 hours before the consultation to confirm your appointment.
 
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

  • Laser Treatment

    In this procedure, an intense beam of light from the laser is used to remove areas of damaged or aged skin on your face.… More

  • Skin Cancer

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

  • Vitiligo

    Vitiligo is a medical condition that causes skin to lose colour.… More

  • Psoriasis

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

  • Hyperhidrosis

    Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating that may occur over the entire body or only in certain parts, most commonly the face, underarms, palms of the hands and soles of the feet.… 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

Charges

Fees – the cost of providing specialist medical services is higher than general practitioner fees. Your consultation fee will be quoted at the time of booking an appointment, although this will not include any additional services that may be performed at the consultation such as freezing treatment (liquid nitrogen) or skin biopsy. Excisional surgery, laser and cosmetic procedures are quoted individually depending on their complexity at the time of consultation. 

Where a skin biopsy or shave biopsy is performed and tissue is forwarded for pathology there is no extra payment for this. 

Dr McKerrow is an Affiliated Provider for Mohs Micrographic Surgery with Southern Cross and provides services to all major insurance companies. 

Please note that fees are payable at the time of consultation and that you will be contacted at least 24 hours before the consultation to confirm your appointment. We accept cash, cheques, Visa, Mastercard and Eftpos.

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Public Transport

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

Parking

Dedicated patient parking is provided at the front of both clinics. 

Contact Details

15 Green Lane East, Auckland

Central Auckland

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2 Fairdene Avenue, Henderson

West Auckland

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This page was last updated at 10:07AM on May 13, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Skin Specialist Centre.