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, 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.
Dr MicheleCosmetic Medicine Doctor
Dr. Michele McVie is intimately familiar with how our physical appearance affects our emotional and mental health. She loves getting to know each of her clients and helping them achieve their desired outcomes with her extensive skin care skills. She endeavors to first understand her client’s lives, needs, and desires, and then provide exceptional, holistic treatment that helps them gain new confidence, create a brand new story, and express themselves authentically.
Dr Michele McVie
As a General Practitioner, Dr. McVie saw first-hand how even small appearance changes could greatly affect a person’s well-being, and it was a natural shift for her to focus on Cosmetic Medicine once it became a specialised field in New Zealand. Her interest in Cosmetic Medicine and treating persistent skin conditions, especially acne, was kindled by an elective in dermatology during her medical education.
After graduating in 1986 from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, she went on to complete two years of paediatrics, two years of forensic pathology, and two years of Hospice training. She has also been a visiting lecturer on skin conditions at Wits Technikon in Johannesburg.
She began practising Cosmetic Medicine in 1998, and holds current membership in the New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine, the only training and certification body that exists for Cosmetic Medicine in New Zealand. NZSCM rigorously audits its members, requiring that each Doctor attain the highest possible level of education in Cosmetic Medicine and that they continue to further their knowledge, staying current with new developments and best practises. NZSCM also investigates appearance and cosmetic medicine products, endorsing only those that are registered with the appropriate regulatory body, and are clinically proven to be safe and effective.
Dr. McVie’s list of qualifications and degrees include:
- Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Cape Town
- Fellowship of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP)
- Advanced Skin Analysis & Skincare Treatment Certification
- Post-Graduate Certification Cosmetic Medicine, New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine
A word from Dr Michele:
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
Dianneskin care specialist
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 on new approaches to skin care – including collagen induction therapies, 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:
what people say about us
We are programmed to appreciate beauty, in nature, art, and all living creatures. The young are bombarded by advise on how to enhance themselves and become beautiful to behold. Sadly, the remnants of the Victorian era when it was considered a sin to try and improve on nature, lingers in the “granny group” who abandon their hairdressers, after the final “mans short” haircut, and cancel their skin clinic, merely dabbing on a little moisturiser as a token to what they once were. However it is now they should go in to battle, defy old age, wear discreet clothes and also well planned discreet make-up and they will be astonished at the attention they receive.
Patsy K - aged 97 years
dianne from skinmatters has looked after my skin now for years. I had intensive IPL treatments to remove hair and also to remove pigmentation. The procedure was painless and always done with much laughter and empathy. Her knowledge of the equipment used and different treatments is outstanding. I would recommend anyone looking at treatment or who has concerns or questions to call her. I travel from Auckland to receive ongoing treatment for my skin care and IPL - Barbara McLean I am very lucky to have such a great friend, colleague and skin science expert rolled in to one. Di is a true professional, caring, knowledgeable and always provides excellent service and follow up
I cannot speak highly of enough of dianne’s considerable knowledge & expertise in the field of appearance medicine & therapies. I first visited dianne 5 years ago & underwent an IPL session to reduce the brown sunspots on my cheeks and jawline with amazing results. Since then Dianne has tailor-made a beauty regime for my skincare requirements, which I can only say, I have been thrilled with. I definitely have complete faith in her recommendations & trust in her professional manner & expertise
It is hard to speak highly enough of the standard of care and treatment I have received at SkinMatters. Dianne is obviously a highly skilled professional, but more than that she really cares about each individual who comes to her and when I leave I feel much better about myself - not just with a better complexion. She must be the only person who understands that an old woman in her mid-eighties still wants to present a well-groomed appearance. I trust her totally and enjoy my visits.
I have been using a new product at skinmatters called DermaDNA. It is fabulous & my skin has never looked better. It smells lovely, is soft on the skin & economical. I am using the cleanser, toner & Moisturiser & loving it. Best one ever! Dianne Gulland started this fabulous business a while back because of her passion for skincare . She has gone from strength to strength with this amazing business of hers & she should be very proud of herself. Her knowledge is amazing , her way with people is very caring & she just goes from strength to strength. There is nothing that she doesn't know although I am sure she would disagree with that. Her products are all amazing & varied. I am proud to call her a great friend & a switched on business woman. Please visit her at her new premises in Tamamutu St..you won't be disappointed .
Felt compelled to write something on this web site. Not my usual manner but really, have known Dianne now over the years she has looked after not only my skin, but given advice in a very holistic manner. Her clinic is stunning, it is very private with a very safe environment and smells divine!! I have been over the years to a variety of clinics and have never felt quite the same way, very special and cared for as if I was the only client. My care over the years has been through, facials, IPL, dermal needling, etc. I value the treatment and and know I am getting the best person when I have Dianne who is not only an amazing woman but a registered nurse and an advanced skin care practitioner. She really does care inside and out. My skin looks great for my age, I continue to use her advice and treatments. Di, I cannot thank you enough for the years you have combined your medical and aesthetics approach. Thanks you and your Clinic are amazing
Skinmatters is a joy to visit.The location is private and peaceful. Dianne, a trained nurse is an inspirational lady, very professional and her treatment options and products are excellent. After spending time with Dianne you will leave feeling great.
Dianne is qualified, skilled, knowledgeable, with current techniques and equuipment and has access to other qualified specialists. I believe Skinmatters is the very best clinic in the region, and you are in great hands with Dianne, whom you can trust implicitly.
I presented to skinmatters with red veins around my nose, apparently the red veins is just one of the signs of skin ageing. I have previously had treatments in South Africa for my red spider veins however the treatments were ineffective. The procedure with Dianne was completed within 15mins with the Harmony XL Pro Laser. I was somewhat nervous in case the procedure hurt but it went well. I loved the result, as I could not see any red veins! Apparently it can take up to two weeks to for optimal results but I was satisfied straight away. I would highly recommend Dianne as your go to person for any anti-aging procedure!.
For me, having a facial with Dianne Gulland, is one of my most "happy place" things to do in the world. Through her vast experience, training and total commitment, Dianne is an absolute skin expert. She doesn't just look at the "skin surface". She goes far deeper than that, creating a long-term wellness plan for good skin health and rejuvenation. Her facials are exceptional. They are a blissful journey. Di is an incredibly intuitive practitioner and this is very evident, as she works through her heart and her mind, giving her clients the exact treatment, at that time of need. The skin will be in a different condition, on different visits, so Dianne adjusts mindfully, with her given knowledge and genuine care, and the treatment is always perfect. I come away from a treatment from Dianne, feeling ALL the better for it. Not only does my skin feel tended to, 100%...... but my body and Soul always feel relaxed and totally nurture