Dr Downey Dermatologist
Welcome to Dr Downey Consulting Ltd, a specialist medical and surgical facility located at 14/326 Sunset Road, Mairangi Bay.
Extensively refurbished in 2004, the centre provides a relaxing, pleasant environment, state of the art facilities and plenty of parking. There is a large reception area, 4 consulting/operating rooms, 2 laser rooms and a recovery area.
As a Dermatologist, Dr Downey is a medical specialist who has advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the skin. Accompanied by his dedicated staff, the team provides professional, supportive care during your visit.
Telephone +64 (9) 479 6453
Facsimile +64 (9) 479 6154
Suite 14, 326 Sunset Road
Auckland 0632, NZ
Dr David Downey
As a Dermatologist, Dr Downey is a medical specialist who has advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the skin. Graduating with a medical degree in 1975 from Otago University, Dr Downey completed post graduate qualifications in internal medicine, dermatologic surgery, laser surgery and general dermatology.
A typical day
Although about 15 per cent of Dr Downey’s patients come to him for cosmetic procedures such as skin resurfacing, injectable fillers or Botox, the vast majority see him for non-cosmetic reasons. Of those, about 60 per cent require skin cancer checks and excisions, while the rest present with dermatatological complaints such as eczema, psoriasis and acne.
Most days he will perform between four and six minor surgical procedures to remove moles and skin cancers. He prides himself on making a tidy job. "I like doing things with my hands, so I like doing skin cancer excisions. I want to make it look good and try to hide the scars in the creases of the skin."
Dr Downey has an arsenal of technology at his disposal, including a carbon dioxide laser for cosmetic resurfacing and removal of some cancers, and a vascular laser for treatment of broken blood vessels and sunspots on the face, hands, back and limbs. He has recently invested in an Intense Pulsed Light machine to treat superficial blemishes and freshen up the skin.