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    Specialist Dermatology and Skin Institute

    We all love the confidence of looking and feeling great, so don’t let niggling doubts or confidence-draining skin conditions hold you back. SKIN is a specialist dermatology and skin institute established to give you the reassurance and confidence to live the life you want. Whether you’re concerned about skin cancer, suffer from a skin condition such as eczema or psoriasis, or would simply like to clear up your acne, the team at SKIN are here to help.

    Expert Diagnosis and Treatment

    SKIN is a small and specialised team, dedicated to providing the highest level of expert care in a warm and caring environment. As the only skin institute in New Zealand offering Dermatopathology, SKIN is in the unique position to offer you continuity of care from the earliest stages of screening, through clinical diagnosis and all levels of treatment and surgery. This gives you the best possible chance of accurate diagnosis as well as the reassurance of dealing with the same team through all stages of care. Read more on Dermatopathology.


    dr-ben-tallonSKIN is headed by Dr Ben Tallon, a highly respected specialist Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist. The only practising Dermatopathologist in New Zealand with International Board qualifications, Ben is a Fellow of the NZ Dermatological Society, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and an executive member of the Australasian Society of Dermatopathology. He is a member of the International society of Dermatopathology and the American Society of Mohs Surgery.

    Ben is the appointed Dermatologist for the Bay of Plenty District Health Board, and consults to Pathlab in Tauranga and Waikato as well as Medlab Auckland. He is a sought after speaker at International Dermatology Forums and has published numerous professional articles. Read Ben’s articles.

    An advisor for the NZ Melanoma Foundation and a MelNet executive committee member, Ben is committed to improving awareness of skin cancer and its causes to the wider community outside the skin institute. He is leading the initiative to legislate against the use of sunbeds and has been appointed to the Australasian Standards Committee for solarium use. Read more on Dr Ben Tallon.