"Unified by a love for the Earth and the people who live in it."


CHRISSY ALDRIDGE | director & registered nurse

Registered Nurse, Post Graduate Diploma in Health Science,Wife and Mother

As of mid 2018, Chrissy Aldridge is proudly Skindeep Clinic’s new Director!

Chrissy has over 30 years nursing experience, majority of this spent in the Operating Theatre environment before taking on the role of Practice Manager for previous owner Dr Anuya Deshpande. She believes in delivering and maintaining a gold standard in healthcare and best practice. She leads a progressive team that together are driving further expansion of services that clients can access at Skindeep. Her passion lies in creating an environment where her clients and staff feel safe and relaxed every day.

“I am a Gisborne girl who has been fortunate to work and travel internationally before coming home to marry and have my family. I have an awe-inspiring team of like-minded professionals that I work closely with and am proud to call my team. Together we are working to deliver the very best of ourselves to treat our clients with the most up to date treatments within the appearance medicine and beauty therapy domains.”

Skindeep Clinic’s cosmetic medicine and beauty & spa therapies offer a holistic journey through a full compliment of skin, soul and body services to Tairawhiti - Gisborne. 


PEPI BOLTON-RILEY | registered cosmetic nurse injector, ipl specialist

BA Health Science

Pepi Bolton-Riley brings 15 years of international experience as a registered nurse including 7 years specifically as a cosmetic nurse injector. This means you can be reassured that you receive the highest quality of care and are in safe hands right in the heart of Gisborne!

Like many people who grow up in Gisborne, the decision to start a family brought her home to the East Coast lifestyle with her husband James. The couple now have two children and are busy building their dream-home, fishing and enjoying trips to the beach.

“I really enjoy our clients here and the results we can give them. I really get a kick out of seeing someone really thrilled to have fixed something that might seem minor, but that had bothered them for a while. You see them get new confidence -- people notice their own imperfections more than others do. I like to make people feel good about themselves as they are, and any improvement is a bonus -- a little change can make a big difference. Most people don’t like wearing makeup but feel they have to, and a lot of our treatments give them the confidence to go out without it.” 


GABRIELLE RYAN | beauty therapist, phi brow artist, ipl specialist & makeup artist


Gabby Ryan (nee Fox) has worked over 10 years in the beauty industry here in Gisborne, this is her passion. We are absolutely thrilled to have had Gabby join our team in April 2018 and we can't wait to share our holistic journey of beauty and spa therapy with you!

"I love creating skin goals with clients & working together to achieve better skin results. From intensive facial treatments to slowing down with some much needed relaxation we can customise a program that suits your lifestyle and skin. As we are all unique each one of the Osmosis facials are tailored to your skin at time of treatment & mixed accordingly with blends and actives for optimal results. Our lives are getting busier and busier and it is just as important to take time out for yourself so you can re-energise and take care of others. Look forward to meeting you."


KATRINA PRIDAY | beauty therapist,phi brow artist & makeup artist


We are delighted to welcome into our team the highly experienced Katrina to further expand our growing beauty therapy component of Skindeep Clinic.




Dr Brent Krivan | medical supervisor



DR INTESAR MALIK| general physician

FRCP(Glasg), FRCP(Edin), FRACP

"I welcome any patients who present with complex non-surgical medical problems, and I’m excited to join the friendly team at Skin Deep who are committed to the highest standards of patient care.

I specialise in General Medicine, Parkinson’s Disease, Osteoporosis and particularly Stroke/TIA. I worked in the UK for eight years as a Consultant Physician, before coming to Gisborne to work at Gisborne Hospital in 2014. I am also an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians."

Conditions I can see and help with:

  • General Medicine 

  • Parkinson’s Disease 

  • Diabetes

  • Gout

  • Chest Pain

  • Stroke/Mini-Strokes

  • Epilepsy

  • Geriatric Medicine

  • Breathlessness

  • “Funny Turns” 

  • Osteoporosis 

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Thyroid Problems

  • Metabolic problems (weight loss/weight gain)

  • Urgent Investigations -- ECG, Ultrasound, CT, MRI, Echocardiogram, Treadmill Test.