The clinic was established in 2009 due to the high demand for a primary care skin cancer services in the Horowhenua region. Dr Wynand Louw will assess your skin lesions using a dermoscope and the latest imaging technology. Whilst he is not a general dermatologist, he is an accredited skin cancer physician with extensive training and experience in skin cancer medicine, lasers, surgery, aesthetics and general practice. All staff members are fully trained to ensure quality care and peace of mind.

Dr Wynand Louw
Medical Director
BSc, MBChB, MBA, DipDerm, MMed (Skin Cancer)
PGCert Aesthetic Medicine
Fellow of the Skin Cancer Institute

Dr Louw has an Australian Diploma in Dermatology and completed several advanced accreditation courses in Skin Cancer Medicine and Lasers, including a Master's Degree in Skin Cancer Medicine from the University of Queensland. He further obtained certifications from the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine and a Masterclass in Laser Tattoo Removal. Professional memberships include: Fellow of Skin Cancer Institute, Accredited Skin Cancer Doctor with the Skin Cancer College Australasia, Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine, American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, International Dermoscopy Society and International Society of Teledermatology. Dr Louw is regularly available as a community speaker, and is committed to ongoing professional development. 

Other Team Members:

Bachelor of Nursing
PGCert Primary Care Skin Cancer Medicine
PGCert in Advanced Dermatoscopy

Sue is a skin cancer practice nurse and has worked at the practice since 2014. She has completed post-graduate training in Primary Care Skin Cancer Medicine, Advanced Dermatoscopy and Medical Spa Aesthetics. She regularly assists in surgical procedures, provides follow-up care and liquid nitrogen treatment. Sue graduated with Bachelor of Nursing from the Polytechic, Palmerston North in December 1998. Her 15 years of nursing experience range from acute medical and surgical environments, district nursing and more recently general practice. Workplaces included Antarctica, Saudi Arabia, Lower Hutt and the Horowhenua. Sue is committed to ongoing professional development and competence.

Medical Office Assistant & Receptionist

Colleen is the first friendly face you’ll meet when you come into the practice. She is also the helpful person on the other end of the phone when you call us. She has worked at Skin Medic since 2012 and is very experienced. She has several level 4 business certificates and is a qualified medical office assistant. She can help you with all your inquiries ranging from scheduling appointments to words of encouragement! Colleen is also a very skillful Blues genre songwriter with songs like ‘One Bad Hammer’ appearing on Midge Marsden’s latest soundtrack ‘Back to the Well’. This creativity with her warm personality and unwavering commitment make her an invaluable asset to this practice.

Cosmetic & Medical Tattoo Practitioner
Certified Laser Technician 
Skin Care Therapist

Monique is a qualified cosmetic & medical tattoo practitioner, beauty technician and a certified laser technician. She is a member of good standing with the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals. Other professional memberships include the 
British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology (BABTAC) and International Alliance of Holistic Therapists. Monique has a passion for detail, design and decorating. She embraces change and is always looking for a new challenge. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, cake decorating and outdoor activities.

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