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


CHRISSY ALDRIDGE | director, practice manager & registered nurse

Registered Nurse, Post Graduate Diploma in Health Science

As of mid 2018, Chrissy Aldridge is proudly Skin Deep's new Director!

Chrissy has 30 years nursing experience, most recently as Intra-operative Theatre Nurse Coordinator for Gisborne Hospital’s Surgical Services.

“After so long working in hospitals I love dealing with ‘well people’ -- that’s really refreshing."

Over the past 18 months as Skin Deep's Practice Manager, Chrissy has helped maintain a gold quality standard in health care and best practice as well as help drive the further expansion of services that clients can access at Skin Deep with minimal waiting.

As Skin Deep Clinic approaches its 10th birthday the clinic brings together both cosmetic medicine and beauty & spa therapies offering a holistic journey through a full compliment of skin, soul and body services to Tairawhiti - Gisborne. 



PEPI BOLTON-RILEY | registered cosmetic nurse injector

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.” 


JADE WHITE | beauty & spa therapist + marketing coordinator

HDip Hospitality Management, CIBTAC, ITEC, CIDESCO SPA

Born in Johannesburg, Jade moved to New Zealand aged 14 and after high school she completed studies at Queenstown Resort College and Elite. Jade has worked in guest services at some of New Zealand’s finest hotels, including as a Spa Concierge at the five star Langham Hotel’s famous Chuan Spa and Maître D' at The Westin. With qualifications in both hospitality management and beauty and spa therapy, she has also worked as a skin trainer at Dermalogica On The Shore and has been a manager at a Karen Walker store in Auckland. More recently Jade worked at Gisborne’s Flight Centre before joining Skin Deep and is now also the Marketing Director at her and her husband's accounting firm -- Digital Accounting.

Jade brings her experience in product selection, customer care and beauty and spa therapy to Skin Deep Clinic ensuring patients get the best possible results and care every visit.

“We want people to have a fantastic experience here -- from the moment they walk in, throughout their time with us and thereafter. I pride myself in guest services and spa therapy and am dedicated to making our patients' experiences truly memorable". 


GABRIELLE RYAN (nee Fox) | beauty & spa therapist


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-energinse and take care of others. Look forward to meeting you."




DR ANUYA DESHPANDE | medical supervisor

Dr Anuya Deshpande a UK trained GP founded Skin Deep Clinic in 2008. Over the last ten years has sub-specilaised in cosmetic medicine, dermatology and allergies, phlebology (diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins) as well as skin cancer surgery.

She moved to the Bay of Plenty in Dec 2017 with her family and works within one of Tauranga's finest specialist centres providing cosmetic medicine, skin cancer treatments and varicose veins treatments. She was the first to introduce  endovenous radiofrequency ablation of varicose veins to the Bay of Plenty. 

Dr Deshpande is only one of a few NZ specialist providers with the Advanced Training in Phlebology and is a Southern Cross affiliated provider and travels the country providing varicose vein treatments. She holds regular clinics for varicose veins at Skin Deep Clinic here in Gisborne.   

  • MBcHB (Manchester) 2001

  • Dip NZSCM (NZ) 2011 Diploma New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine

  • FRNZCGP (NZ) 2013 Fellow New Zealand College of General Practitioners

  • Dip Microsclerotherapy (Australia) 2013 Australasian College of Phlebology

  • Dip Practical Dermatology (Cardiff) 2014

  • Certificate of Ultrasound in Phlebology 2015

  • Advanced Training in Phlebology 2016

  • Certificate of Dermoscopy 2017

  • Advanced Clinical Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine & Surgery 2018

  • Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for varicose veins and skin cancer

  • Accredited Skin Cancer Provider SCCA


DR JOANNA WOJCIECHOWSKA| general physician


Dr Joanna Wojciechowska is a Medical Specialist (Consultant Physician) working in Gisborne.

She has completed her basic and Specialist Medical education and training in Poland being specialised as a Consultant in General Medicine and Diabetes. She had been working in Poland for 13 years and 9 years in the UK as a Specialist. For the last 2 years Joanna has been and is currently working in NZ (Gisborne Hospital). She has been awarded Fellowships from Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow and Royal Australisian College of Physicians. She also holds a PhD.

Joanna has experience in treating all medical conditions. She has passion in prevention and treatment of diabetes and is starting her specialist private practice at Skin Deep Clinic. Joanna aims to provide first class medical treatments in on an urgent basis and to review patients within a few days of GP referral and self referral.

“I offer a specialist consultation practice in the fields of general medicine and diabetes. I primarily focus on making a specific diagnosis and then try to work with the general practitioner for the ongoing care. Often patients only have one or two visits with me but occasionally I will continue the ongoing care of some complex illnesses.”

She also offers assessments for Transport Agency and other insurance issues when required.
“I am passionate about education - both for the patient and doctors . I hope to offer a ‘holistic’ diagnostic service that works with the patient in their return to good health.”


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.