About Us

When you see Dr Anuya Deshpande, you get access to two decades of continuous medical training and experience. This is combined with an aesthetic sensibility and all channelled through an ability to put people at ease and get to the heart of their issues and aspirations.

Dr Deshpande studied medicine at Manchester University and did her undergraduate electives at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester and Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. She returned to the UK and worked as a GP in Blackpool, Manchester and London. Her passion was always to combine art and medicine and so she embarked on cosmetic medicine training in the UK.

Tiring of the weather, she came to New Zealand in 2006 to work as a GP locum in Gisborne.
She married a Kiwi boy and between 2011 and 2016 they had three children together. In 2008 she founded Skin Deep, a cosmetic medicine clinic which quickly expanded as her reputation spread as a friendly thorough doctor who gets results for her patients.
As demand grew she gained qualifications and experience in cosmetic medicine, phlebology (varicose vein treatment), dermatology and skin cancer medicine.


  • MBcHB (Manchester) 2001
  • Dip NZSCM (NZ) 2011 Diploma New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine
  • FRNZCGP (NZ) 2013 Fellow New Zealand College of General Practitioners
  • Dip Microsclerotherapy (Australia) 2013 Australasian College of Phlebology
  • Dip Practical Dermatology (Cardiff) 2014
  • Cert Ultrasound in Phlebology (Australia) 2015
  • Dip Procedural Phlebology (Australia) 2015
  • Cert Skin Cancer Medicine (Australia) 2017
  • Cert in Dermoscopy (Australia) 2017
  • Cert in Advanced Skin Cancer Surgery (Australia) 2018

After 12 years in Gisborne, she and husband Marty Gibson decided to move to the Bay of Plenty.

As a doctor, Anuya loves getting to the bottom of problems that have bothered people for a long time, and as a woman she knows how looking good helps her patients to feel great.

She is committed to ongoing training and takes a collegial approach to her work with other doctors’ patients, and keeps them updated on any treatment she provides their patients to ensure seamless care.

Dr Anuya

She is passionate about treating varicose veins, often a problem a patient has had for years that can be resolved in a few hours. Her philosophy in cosmetic medicine is to restore balance to the face to achieve natural results, and she puts her diplomas of practical dermatology and skin cancer medicine to use in her practice to give patients complete peace of mind.