Meet Dr Anuya Deshpande

Qualified expert geniuses don’t come around very often. 

In fact, they’re extremely rare.

So when SKIN had the opportunity to bring Dr Anuya Deshpande to the team, we jumped at it.

Dr Anuya has brought with her a wealth of expertise and experience. And we are lucky to have her here in Tauranga. 

If you'd like to know more about Dr Anuya and how she can help you, read on. We think she's an absolute delight (although she does have rather ironic TV watching tendencies).


Anuya graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Medicine from Manchester University. And in 2006 became a Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners. 

After working as a GP in the UK for several years, she came to New Zealand in 2006 to work as a GP locum in Gisborne.

Her passion was always to combine art and medicine. So she pursued cosmetic medicine.

In 2008 she founded Skin Deep, a cosmetic medicine clinic. It quickly expanded as her reputation spread as a friendly thorough doctor who gets results for her patients.

As demand grew she gained qualifications and experience in cosmetic medicine, phlebology (varicose vein treatment), dermatology and skin cancer medicine.

After 12 years in Gisborne, she and Kiwi husband Marty Gibson decided to move to the Bay of Plenty. Anuya has teamed up with Dr Ben Tallon to offer varicose vein treatment, cosmetic medicine and skin cancer services here at SKIN.

Experience, skills and philosophies

17 years of medical experience. 7 years in cosmetic medicine and varicose vein treatment.

With her extensive medical background, Anuya adheres to strict protocols when it comes to cosmetic medicine to ensure patient safety.

Anuya found that combining her GP work with cosmetic procedures, her patients were more at ease when undergoing treatments. 

Her philosophy in cosmetic medicine is to restore balance to the face and body to achieve natural results.

She is able to perform non-surgical, varicose vein treatment with no general anesthetic. It can be a walk-in, walk-out procedure with very limited downtime. 


Are you ready for a long list? 

Anuya has worked extremely hard to obtain these qualifications, making her the multi-talented, highly-skilled Doctor she is. 

  • MBcHB (Manchester) 2001
  • DFFP (UK) 2004 Diploma of Faculty of Family Planning
  • MRCGP (UK) 2006 Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners
  • 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
  • Dip Procedural Phlebology (Australia) 2015  
  • Cert in Skin Cancer Medicine (Australia) 2017
  • Cert in Dermoscopy  (Australia) 2017

It’s safe to say, you’re in safe hands. 

Weekend activities

We couldn’t let you go without telling you what Anuya gets up to on the weekend and a little more about what makes her tick.

With her husband and three children, you’ll find Anuya at the park, on the Papamoa trails or getting wet at the beach. She loves what the Bay has to offer.

She also gave us some interesting facts about herself:

Favourite TV show - Botched, MKR or Grey’s Anatomy (ironic huh)

Favourite place - Florence, Italy

Favourite food - Greek salad and more recently, Mama’s donuts opposite SKIN. (Dangerously close)

Could Dr Anuya help?

If you’ve read this and feel Dr Anuya could help with any of your health matters, she would love to hear from you. 

Give us a call at the clinic on 07 571 5548 and we’ll put you in touch.