Dr Anuya Deshpande



Dr Deshpande studied medicine at Manchester University and did her undergraduate electives at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester and Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

She returned to the UK and worked as a GP in Blackpool, Manchester and London. Her passion was always to combine art and medicine and so she embarked on cosmetic medicine training in the UK.

Tiring of the weather, she came to New Zealand in 2006 to work as a GP locum in Gisborne. She married a Kiwi boy and between 2011 and 2016 they had three children together. In 2008 she founded Skin Deep, a cosmetic medicine clinic which 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 husband Marty Gibson decided to move to the Bay of Plenty. Anuya has now joined the SKIN team to offer phlebology, cosmetic medicine and skin cancer services.

As a doctor, Anuya loves getting to the bottom of problems that have bothered people for a long time, and as a woman she knows how looking good helps her patients to feel great. Her philosophy in cosmetic medicine is to restore balance to the face to achieve natural results.

Her passion is in treating people with troublesome varicose veins, “being able to diagnose and actually treat a problem that’s been bothering someone for years in a few hours is so satisfying.”

Her role in skin cancer working alongside Dr Ben Tallon is a dream come true, “working within the field of skin cancer, something that affects so many New Zealanders and being able to actively make a difference and working with an expert in the field is incredible”  

Qualifications in Cosmetic Medicine, Varicose Veins and Skin Cancer:

  • 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 Skin Cancer Medicine (Australia) 2017

  • Cert in Dermoscopy  (Australia) 2017