"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,Wife and Mother
As of mid 2018, Chrissy Aldridge is proudly Skin Deep 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 Skin Deep. Her passion lies in creating an environment where her clients and staff feel safe and relaxed every day.
“I am proud to be 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.”
Skin Deep 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 (nee Fox) | beauty, ipl specialist, makeup artist & phi brow artist
Dip IPL, CIBTAC, ITEC, CIDESCO
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."
DANNI SMITH | beauty therapist
Dip BEAUTY THERAPY, CIBTAC
Danni Smith is the newest member of the Skin Deep Clinic having joined us at the start of this year (2019). She brings with her a calmness and genteel manner but also great enthusiasm, adding to our dynamic team. We believe she complements the growth of the beauty therapy component of the business. She too is a Gisborne girl and is mother to a beautiful baby girl. Danni graduated from Elite International School of Beauty Therapy 2016.
Dr Brent Krivan | medical supervisor
DR JOANNA WOJCIECHOWSKA| general physician
PhD, ERCP(Glasg), FRACP
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:
Metabolic problems (weight loss/weight gain)
Urgent Investigations -- ECG, Ultrasound, CT, MRI, Echocardiogram, Treadmill Test.