An aesthetic medical clinic in a discrete Ponsonby cottage, run by Dr Patti Piper.

Aesthetica is a New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine (NZSCM) accredited Aesthetic Medical Clinic. NZSCM regulates cosmetic medicine practitioners in NZ. NZSCM is the only training organisation in NZ recognised by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP). Those NZ doctors who have attained the NZSCM diploma qualification are deemed competent by the RNZCGP to independently practice aesthetic medicine. Qualified NZSCM trained doctors practice aesthetic medicine safely, ethically and holistically. Dr Piper holds the NSZM diploma qualification. Aesthetica specialises in: - aesthetic injectable treatments (Botox and fillers) - skin cancer checks - mole removal - chemical peels and - medical dermal needling.

Before and Afters

Aesthetica Clinic

Dermaroller | Dermal Micro-Needling | Skin Needling

Are you concerned about Acne scarring?

Dermal needling therapy (aka Dermaroller) is a minimally invasive non-surgical procedure that utilises a needling device to create thousands of tiny channels (micro-wounds) in the skin. The tiny wounds trigger a cascade of wound healing activity that results in the generation of healthy new collagen and new capillaries resulting in improved skin texture and reduction of scars. Essentially the old skin is replaced with new healthy skin which is plump, firm and hydrated.

* Dermal needling is used to help stimulate collagen induction and skin rejuvenation.

To find out more about Dermal needling therapy, have a read on the Aesthetica website. Dermaroller (aka Dermal Micro-Needling) is perfect for treating skin conditions such as acne scarring, pigment, enlarged pores. Click to learn more.

Sun Damage - The Facts
Have a read of this great article about the damage the sun can have on your skin.

Dr Patti Piper

The passion

Having an innate sense of beauty and proportion is essential in the practice of aesthetic medicine, as is a genuine desire to bring out the best in people. Dr Piper is passionate about aesthetic medicine and its safe practice and is committed to ongoing training to continuously improve her skills. She has been awarded the Diploma of Cosmetic Medicine by NZSCM (New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine) and received the Dr Ralph Saxe Outstanding Trainee Award for her year. She is an absolute perfectionist, who works gently and safely, improving proportions and rejuvenating all areas of the face to create a harmonious natural result.

The doctor

Dr Patti Piper BHB, MBChB, FRNZCGP, Dip, NZSCM graduated from Auckland School of Medicine and entered the surgical training scheme to train first in general surgery and then neurosurgery. Six years later she changed career paths to General Practice and launched Sunset Road Family Doctors. She achieved Fellowship to the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. Her practice has Cornerstone accreditation from the College and she enjoys teaching doctors on the RNZCGP General Practice training scheme on placement at Sunset Road. She performs all the skin cancer surgery in her practice and promotes skin protection from the sun.

The person

What sets Dr Patti apart is that she cares about her patients on a personal level; she’s completely down to earth and non-judgemental, she’s a natural at cheering people up and brings lightness and humour to every situation. She’s energetic and inspirational. She’s artistic (yes, doctors can be artists) and she’s an awesome mother!

Rosacea - The Facts.

Read Dr Piper's piece on Rosacea. If you suffer from red face or rosacea, we can help! Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition which is often misdiagnosed. Here are facts.

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24 Rose Road

Opening Hours

Monday 19:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 19:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 19:00 - 21:00
Thursday 14:00 - 19:00
Friday 13:00 - 18:00
Saturday 09:00 - 16:00
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