Where we come from

Dr Anderson himself has worked in this field of medicine for over 20 years, previously under Skin Care Taranaki which later became Skin Institute Taranaki. Due to the change in focus of the previous clinic, Dr Anderson has shifted back into the Oakura Medical Clinic facility, which currently employs an Appearance medicine nurse and beautician along side himself.

Where we are going

The clinic has planned building redevelopment late in 2017 to accommodate furthur facilities and hence offer a greater range of treatments and staff to accommodate exciting new developments in the field of skin care. We aim to provide the best up to date treatments for skin and a unique range of products to supplement our service.


Below we have listed a brief sumary of some of the services we offer and if they are the right choice for you.

Skin Care

Aspect Dr is a Doctor only cosmeceutical skincare range only available at Medical Clinics. The active ingredients are at the highest level of concentration.
Teen Aspect is a cosmeceutical Skincare Range specifically for Teenagers with Acne skin that will not irritate, dry, clog or cause trauma.
SkinMedica is ‘The Rolls Royce’ of skin Management. A Doctor only cosmeceutical skin care range only available at Medical clinics. Within the Anti-aging market SkinMedica is the leader in growth factor and skin brightening technology - It has a blend of tissue nutrient solution TNS containing 110 Growth Factors. Clinical studies and white papers including the Dermatology Journal, provide supporting evidence to slowing down the aging process, repairing and accelerating wound healing. It is also a very luxurious range.

Superficial Peels

Superficial Peels are chemical exfoliation that removes the uppermost layer of dead skin cells from the face, chest, neck or hands. It is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that increases cellular turnover, therefore improving hydration, skin texture, tone, pigmentation, reducing pore sixe and fine lines. A series of treatments may be recommended to achieve optimal results as individual response will vary according to skin types.
We are using Aspect Dr Peels – Aspect Dr is a Medical Clinic ONLY cosmeceutical skincare range. The active ingredients are at the highest concentrations

Book for a FREE Cosmetic Consultation with us today to work out what is the best treatment for your skin type.

Dermal Fillers

You may be interested in lip volume or shape enhancement, facial contouring to replace lost volume, correcting nasolabial folds, lines at the corners of the mouth, and creating a more youthful look.

These are achieved by injecting a crystal-clear, non-animal, biodegradable gel-like filler, containing Hyaluronic Acid. This is a substance which occurs naturally in the body, is gentle to the skin, and actually helps to hydrate. Our clinic uses a new filler which contains anesthetic, to minimize discomfort, and results in very little downtime. The results are instantly visible, and can last 6-12 months.

Skin Cancer

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Skin Lesions

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Skin Repair & Rejuvination

Dermafrac Micro needling that penetrates serums into the skin with no pain or downtime. Incorporated in this treatment is a microdermabrasion and a LED light therapy. This helps with Scaring, Dehydration, superficial lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, sun spots or uneven skin tone, rejuvenation, congested and anti-aging.
Rejuvinate super cocktail of Peptites.
Clarify with Lactic and Salicylic acids to cleanse congested and oily pores.
Hydrate with Hyaluronic acid.
Lighten with Kojic acid to even out and lighten pigmentation.
Vitamin C slows the rate of free radical damage to collagen and the cause of dryness and fine lines and wrinkles on the skin.
Growth factors provided in a rich blend of moisturisers, peptides and vitamins for younger looking skin.

We have package deals and finance available. Call and book your FREE Cosmetic Consultation.


Botulium blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can no longer contract, which causes the wrinkles to relax and soften. It is most often used on forehead lines, crow's feet (lines around the eye) and frown lines.

Call now for your Free Cosmetic Consultation to find out if this treatment is best for you.

Platelet Rich Plasma

for Joints and Sports

Platelet activation plays a key role in the process of wound and soft tissue healing. The use of platelet rich plasma (PRP) promotes healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joins, can be applied to various musculoskeletal problems.

It was used as early as the 1990s in maxillo-facial and plastic surgery. PRP injections are prepared from one to a few tubes of the patient’s own blood with strict aseptic technique. After being centrifuged, the activated platelets are injected into the abnormal tissue, releasing growth factors that recruit and increase the proliferation of reparative cells. Ultrasound imaging may or may not be used to guide the injection.

Several clinical studies have demonstrated that PRP injections have improved function and decreased pain to various maladies, including - but not limited to - elbow, wrist, shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle tendonosis. Early work is also showing promise for osteoarthritis.

The side effects of PRP injections are very limited as the patient is utilizing their own blood, which they should have no reaction to. Some relative rest is needed immediately following the procedure, then usually followed by a progressive stretching and strengthening program.

for Skin and Hair / Vampire Facials

Known as the ‘Vampire facial’, your own blood plasma containing high levels of platelets are injected in to the facial skin to regenerate and revitalize damaged skin, reduce fine lines and improve skin texture.

Direct injections of PRP into the skin supports and helps accelerate the process of tissue regeneration and repair

  • Stimulation of new collagen production
  • Induction of mesenchymal stem cell division and differentiation
  • Stimulation of angiogenesis, the formation of new blood vessels

PRP is suitable for

  • Tired and dry skin, laxity of skin, uneven pigmentation
  • Signs of aging skin
  • Overall texture and tone improvement
  • Certain types of alopecia and general hair thinning
  • People who may experience risk of allergic reactions from other treatments
  • People looking for a natural treatment

Treatment takes about 1.5 hours, full face numbing cream and iced applied for comfort.

Call now for a Free Cosmetic Consultation to see if this treatment is the right one for you.

Varicose & Spider Veins

Arteries carry the blood from the heart to the tissues in the body and the veins carry the blood back to the heart via the lungs. The circulation of the blood from the legs is assisted by contractions of the muscles in the calf and foot, forcing blood back up the veins prevented from refluxing back down by one way valves along the venous networks. There are thousands of kilometres of veins in each leg, obviously most extremely small, and faulty veins whether it be varicose or spider veins can be treated without compromising your circulation, but in fact quite the opposite, removing these faulty veins actually improves your circulation.

Varicose Veins

We have both deep and superficial venous systems, and when the superficial system fails due to failure of the valves, then blood refluxes or passes back down the superficial veins from the deep venous system. These superficial veins are thin walled and do not handle the pressure, hence get enlarged and tortuous. This increased pressure in the superficial circulation also gives rise to the symptoms that many suffer such as aching, itchy eczema, swelling, muscle cramps and fatigue and heaviness feeling in the legs. The increased pressure also causes damage to the microcirculation this compromising the circulation and blood flow to the tissues, which can proceed in more advanced disease to leg ulcers, loss of fatty tissue (especially ankles) and hard pigmented tender skin.

Causes of varicose veins are genetic predisposition (most common) hormonal factors, excess weight, pregnancy, clots, and occasionally injury to veins.

Diagnosis of varicose veins is easily made in most cases by observation, but in some cases an Ultrasound Examination is required to confirm or make the diagnosis especially when the varicose veins are smaller or more concealed in the fatty tissues.

Treatment of varicose veins is dependent on the anatomy of the veins determined by the ultrasound mapping of the veins. Previously surgical stripping was the preferred method, but these days Ultrasound Gilded Foam Sclerotherapy and or Ablation of the veins (Lasers, Radiofrequency or Venoseal) is the most preferred treatment. It is much simpler, less expensive, less down time, less painful and can be done in a normal procedure room rather than a theatre with overall better success rates and reduced recurrence rates.

Contact us now for a Vein Assessment to determine if you have varicose veins and what treatment is suitable for your veins. We can then explain in detail the treatment and expected outcomes and give you quote for the complete ultrasound mapping, treatment and follow-up. We usually follow up our patients after treatment for 12 months or longer which is included in the fee structure of the initial treatment.

Spider Veins

Spider veins are the small networks of tiny veins on the surface of the legs usually less than a millimetre across, but can be very disfiguring and cosmetically undesirable. The definitive cause of these veins is unknown but there is a strong family history usually associated similar to varicose veins. These are more prevalent in women and can affect any part of the leg. These do not require treatment for medical reasons but are unsightly and easily treated with microsclerotherapy. This entails injecting a small volume of sclerosant solution into your veins via a tiny needle, which obliterates or damages the veins resulting in them slowly disappearing over the following weeks.

Distinguishing these veins from varicose veins is done by examination clinically and with the ultrasound to make sure there is no varicose vein component which may need to be treated first as many patients have both varicose and spider veins combined.

Contact us now for an assessment of your spider veins and we can advise you in more detail of the expected cost, procedure and outcome of any treatment.


Meet the talented team behind Skin on Forty Five

Dr Brent Anderson

  • MBCHB Otago 1980
  • Diploma Obstectrics/Gynecology 1986
  • Fellow NZSCM (NZ Society of Cosmetic Medicine)
  • Certificate Phlebology and member of the “Australasian College of Phlebology”
  • Trained in Dermoscopy and Skin Cancer assessments and treatment

Dr Brent Anderson has worked extensively in many fields of medicine with vast experience in General Practice, Obstectrics , Emergency Medicine, Phlebology (veins), Vascular Ultrasonogrpahy, Cosmetic Medicine, Skin Cancer assessment and treatment including dermoscopy. He has been working as an Cosmetic medicine doctor since 1996.

Initially working for Skincare Taranaki later sold to Skin Insitiute Taranaki where he was also a director and shareholder from 2010 to 2017.

Brent wishing to be more indepedant is now working alongside his cosmetic medicine nurse Kara, with a major focus on cosmetic medicine and other skin related treatments.

He continues to provide assessment and treatment for varicose and spider veins alongside skin assessments for cancer and other non cancerous moles and lesions - offering a wide range of both surgical and non surgical treatments.

Kara Wasley

Kara is a New Zealand Registered Comprehensive Nurse with 17 years nursing experience.

She started her career in Appearance medicine in 2011 and received her Aesthetic Nursing Certificate with Excellence.

She offers a wide range of appearance medicine services and is qualified in Botulinum (BOTOX ©), Dermal Fillers, Lasers, Platelet Rich Plasma Transfer (Vamipre facial), photodynamic therapy, Skincare and skin Rejuvenation, Superficial peels, Skin cancer and Skin conditions like Acne.

Kara believes that looking good has an impact on your confidence and self-esteem. She will work with you to enhance what you have while achieving a natural healthy appearance and slowing down the aging of your skin.


Feel free to contact us and we will try to get back to you within 24 hours

Oakura, Taranaki, NZ

06 7521 245