qualified professionals

taking the guesswork out of skin care

achieving skin wellness

Your body’s most important and largest organ is your skin.
The skin reflects your inner and outer health, beauty, and overall vitality. Like all parts of our body, it requires certain nutrients and care to ensure vibrancy and healthy function. At skinmatters, our focus is on keeping your skin in optimal health, anti-ageing and in some cases healing and rebalancing to restore your skin’s function and vitality.

state of the art treatment

skinmatters prides itself on using state of the art equipment for safe, effective treatments, offering the best skincare products on the market, and maintaining a health and safety-first attitude – caring for both skin and client so that only the best outcome occurs. Let us ensure that you have the best skin care possible, backed by our years of training and extensive knowledge.

when skin talks, we listen

People often want a problem solved and don’t consider what the symptom reveals about their underlying health. Science, discipline and biomechanical knowledge underpin the skinmatters approach. Our expertise and experience as skin care specialists mean we look deeper and offer a wider spectrum of solutions that address the problem and possibly much more.

We operate on the premise that feeding the skin properly allows it to perform properly. Feed it exceptionally well and you will likely get exceptional results. This is why at skinmatters we take our time to get to know you and therefore your skin.

An in-depth skin consultation and analysis is the first step to developing a skin treatment plan tailored to your lifestyle. After analysis, we collaborate - using our knowledge and your desires - to create a management plan for you. We offer a full skin care package; consultation, analysis, advice, and client support, as well as individual facials, treatment programmes, and homecare recommendations. All treatments are tailored to your skin’s needs and what clinically works for your long-term skin health.

dianne gulland

Dianne Gulland is the brains and passion behind skinmatters, as well as a current member of the New Zealand Association of Registered Beauty Therapists, is a Registered Nurse, and an Advanced Skin Care practitioner. Dianne is a specialist in corrective, anti-ageing, and rejuvenation treatments. She also treats and manages many other skin conditions. Drawing on over 15 years of aesthetic experience and expertise, she develops and implements individually-designed programmes – helping you achieve exceptional results for your skin.

Her industry experience includes:

  • 6 years of experience working alongside leading Appearance Medicine doctors, gaining critical experience and training in Appearance Medicine procedures
  • 10+ years of experience using IPL light therapy (intense pulsed light, laser, LED and Low Level Laser skin therapies)
  • Senior Tutor at the Wellington School Beauty Therapy – lecturing in both theory and practical applications.
  • Lecturing on both theory and practical applications of skin care as a Senior Tutor at the Wellington School of Beauty Therapy, Wellington, New Zealand.

Dianne’s extensive list of qualifications and certifications include:

  • New Zealand Registered General Obstetric Nurse
  • Diploma in Beauty and Body Therapy – Wellington School of Beauty Therapy
  • New Zealand College of Massage – Certificate in Relaxation Massage
  • Certification in Appearance Medicine – Application of Botox©
  • NZCAM Laser Safety & IPL/Laser Technician Certification
  • Advanced Skin Analysis & Skincare Treatment Certification

DianneNZRN & Aesthetician

Dianne collaborates with both Medical and Holistic health practitioners in order to offer the latest and most effective therapies to skinmatters clients. She seeks out the latest research and keeps abreast on new approaches and technologies for both anti-ageing therapies and skin care – including advanced medical collagen induction therapies (clinical dermal needling), clinical dermal needling, nutrition and supplementation, pharmaceutical application of products, medi-facials and peels, and sun damage protection. New products and treatments are reviewed with a critical eye to ensure she uses only cutting-edge technology and proven skin-science solutions guaranteed to achieve results.

A word from Dianne:

“After completing my skin therapy training and embarking on a new career, I realised that there was a large gap between beauty therapy treatments and skin health care. My vision for skinmatters is to bring a holistic, medical approach to skincare, where each client is treated individually. We offer customised skincare programmes, moving away from the treatment menu approach. I consult with you, discuss your concerns and then provide a realistic plan that is suitable for your skin, budget and lifestyle. skinmatters puts you at the forefront, offering our professional knowledge and medical expertise to ensure you have beautiful, healthy skin for your lifetime. Beauty as we know isn't only skin deep it encompasses all that we are, living to our full potential, being respectful and caring for ourselves, being who we are proud of. For me skin wellbeing is your anti-ageing program, caring for you and your skin is about ageing gracefully"
Dr Kirshni

Dr KirshniCosmetic Medicine Doctor

I’m Dr Kirshni Appanna (otherwise known as Dr K), and I grew up as a fourth-generation South African. I graduated from the University of Natal in 1991 and worked in Cape Town and Durban, completing my Diploma in Paediatrics.

Dr Kirshni Appanna

After visiting New Zealand in 1993 on a working holiday, together with my husband, Dr Priyen Naidoo, we started our OE in 1996 and fell in love with NZ and never left. It was great as the rest of my family had been here for over 30 years.

I’ve been a partner at a well established general practice in Hamilton for over 20 years. Cosmetic medicine started as a 2 hour Friday afternoon hobby and grew into establishing Hamilton’s first cosmetic doctor lead stand-alone practice, Jeunesse MedSpa®, 15 years ago.

I was one of the first graduates of the New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine, and I’m incredibly passionate about educating others. Currently, I am a member of the NZ Society of Cosmetic Medicine and serve on the Senior Education Faculty, having been involved with teaching and assessing practitioners completing the Diploma in Cosmetic Medicine since 2012. I also am co-educator of the Vampire series of treatments for Australasia and a trainer for MERZ Aesthetics, training nurses and doctors throughout New Zealand.

Cosmetic medicine is an ever-evolving speciality, allowing me to combine my passion for travel and work and regularly participating and speaking at conferences and workshops, keeping abreast of the latest best practice techniques.

I will provide non-surgical cosmetic treatment at skinmatters, including wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers, and will be introducing Advanced treatments using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy.


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our aim is to assist you in formulating a skincare plan that will support you in achieving healthy, beautiful skin for a lifetime

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