Dr Downey; Dermatologist
www.advancedskincare.co.nz

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Dr Downey Dermatologist


Telephone +64 (9) 479 6453
Facsimile +64 (9) 479 6154
Email info@advancedskincare.co.nz

Suite 14, 326 Sunset Road
Mairangi Bay
Auckland 0632, NZ

A typical day

Although about 15 per cent of Dr Downey's patients come to him for cosmetic procedures such as skin resurfacing, injectable fillers or Botox, the vast majority see him for non-cosmetic reasons. Of those, about 60 per cent require skin cancer checks and excisions, while the rest present with dermatatological complaints such as eczema, psoriasis and acne.
Most days he will perform between four and six minor surgical procedures to remove moles and skin cancers. He prides himself on making a tidy job. "I like doing things with my hands, so I like doing skin cancer excisions. I want to make it look good and try to hide the scars in the creases of the skin."

Dr Downey has an arsenal of technology at his disposal, including a carbon dioxide laser for cosmetic resurfacing and removal of some cancers, and a vascular laser for treatment of broken blood vessels and sunspots on the face, hands, back and limbs. He has recently invested in an Intense Pulsed Light machine to treat superficial blemishes and freshen up the skin.