The initial skin clinic was established in 2009 due to the high demand for a primary care dermatology service in the Horowhenua region. Dr Wynand Louw will assess your skin lesions using the latest imaging technology. Whilst he is not a dermatology specialist, he is an accredited skin cancer physician with extensive training and experience in general practice, skin cancer medicine, lasers and surgery. Other special interests include aesthetic medicine, dermatology, telemedicine and medical photography.

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

Dr Louw has an Australian Diploma in Dermatology and completed several advanced accreditation courses in Skin Cancer Medicine and Laser, 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 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 also 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 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 Tattoo Practitioner and Laser Technician 

Monique is a qualified cosmetic tattoo practitioner and laser technician. She is a member of good standing with the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals. Born and breed in Levin, she used to work in the food industry as a trained cake decorator and designer. She later went on to be the owner of two cafes and an ice cream parlor. Monique has a passion for interior 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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