Transform Appearance and Laser Clinics

We are the longest established cosmetic and medical skin rejuvenation clinic, we are based in Christchurch and offer appearance medicine in our Auckland and Dunedin clinics. We do non surgical face lifts that give results competing easily with cosmetic surgery and offer many appearance medicine services, including botulinum ( Botox* and Dysport* ), dermal fillers, in fact all cosmetic injectables, face peels, some cosmetic surgery including facial volume replacement and thread lifts, the latest type of non-surgical face lifting. Laser treatments such as laser hair removal and IPL hair removal, laser vein and tattoo removal, laser rejuvenation with fotofacials and re-surfacing (Fraxel). Our clinic houses amazing top-of-the-line laser equipment most of which is not available elsewhere in Christchurch. The clinic was established in Christchurch by its medical director Dr Ian Little whom has years of experience and was the first to use Botox cosmetically in New Zealand. We aim to make sure you are happy with natural looking results.

Dr. Ian Little

Our centre of excellence in Christchurch has been established for over 20 years also performs results based clinical facials with Microdermabrasion, oxygen jet hydro-dermabrasion, Vitamin C Sonophoresis facials, glycolic fruit peels and LED phototherapy treatments. Many such facial treatments not only improve skin but are great for acne. For more information and a full list of our services take a look through our comprehensive service menu above, if you have any questions please feel free to call us on 0800 256 654 or email us.

It is our mission to have you the customer absolutely delighted with the results achieved by our services, we will enhance your facial skin and appearance by using the very latest medical technologies and in doing so we will strive to provide the safest and most professional service.

Appearance Medicine greatly enhances the options for those seeking an improved appearance. Most of our treatments have real minimal side effects possible with a short recuperation period.

The Transform Clinic is Christchurch's first Cosmetic Dermatology and Skin Rejuvenation Clinic. Click on the menu of pages to see all our services in great detail. We are constantly looking at the new treatments and trends available, contact us for all of your needs. We understand that you are overwhelmed by the ever-expanding cosmetic treatments available. Are you wondering what treatment to choose and what to do? Whether it is with one of our nurses or doctors, we are here to help you. It is not so much a process of choosing one treatment over the other, but of understanding how each targets different aspects of the rejuvenation process and how, eventually a combination of treatments connects to a comprehensive balance of overall rejuvenation. We are experts in providing "down-ageing" treatments. Here is a short video which explains appearance medicine and its more popular treatments.

Can we look artificial with Botox paralysing our faces and bumpy blown up volume produced by dermal fillers?

The artificial look and freezing faces have nothing to do with the tools of Botox and fillers. These are merely very useful tools, it is whom that is using the tools that you need to be aware of. If you play any instrument you know that anyone can press a key, blow into a mouthpiece or strike a string. But, it has nothing to do with music. How frozen or natural someone looks is technique dependent. We are known for our natural administration and we use specific techniques to capture the essence of you the client. There is no cookie cutter approach for everyone. We will listen to your wants, look to see what works best for you and with our skilled hands we will help ensure that you will be happy with the outcome at Transform Clinic.

Our industry is booming- Here are the "Top 5 nonsurgical procedures in US.

  1. Botulinum Toxin Type A (including Botox and Dysport) – 3,257,913
  2. Hyaluronic Acid (including Juvederm, Perlane/Restylane, Belotero, Teosyal, Prevelle,) – 1,423,705
  3. Laser hair removal – 883,893
  4. Microdermabrasion – 498,821
  5. Chemical Peel – 443,824

(Statistics courtesy of American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)

Market researchers predict the global facial injectable market which was $7,125.65 million in 2017 will balloon to more than $18,819.04 million by 2026, according to a report published June 2018 by Polaris Market Research.

Facial injectables include hyaluronic acid, collagen dermal fillers, as well as synthetic fillers, including calcium hydroxylapatite and polymethyl methacrylate microspheres. The facial injectable market also includes botulinum toxin A and poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) micro particle injectables.

While the market for facial injectables is primarily women ages 35 to 60 years, men and both genders’ desires for nonsurgical options in facial rejuvenation also factor into the growing demand, according to the Polaris report [


Feel free to ask us questions or call 0800 256 654 to book in for an appointment at our Christchurch clinic, 52a Mandeville Street, Riccarton. We also take calls and appointments for our Dunedin base at Queens Building in Princes Street.

Other Clinics visited by Dr Little:

Auckland at The Elements MediSpa, usually Thursdays in the middle of every month, Nurses always available. Ph 4807563

  • Queenstown, Elysium ph 4429383 or Hush 4090901 for appointments usually last Monday of the month.
  • Dunedin, Transform Clinic, Queens Building, Princes Street ph 0800 256654 usually at the beginning of each month.

Throughout New Zealand these services are available so please ring us on 0800 256 654 and we can recommend a clinic! Visit our clinic page to find out more about our cosmetic medicine services.

Please note that not all services are available at some clinics.

Christchurch Opening Hours

  • Monday 9am - 8pm
  • Tuesday 9am - 8pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 6pm
  • Thursday 9am - 8pm
  • Friday 9am - 6pm
  • Saturday 9am - 3pm

Christchurch clinic is upstairs, please phone us beforehand regarding wheelchair access.

*Botox® is a Prescription Medicine containing 100 units of clostridium botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection. It is used for the treatment of severe frown lines and associated "crows feet" around the eyes. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Talk to us about the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Cautions: people with defective neuro-muscular transmission disorders, presence of infection at site of injection, glaucoma, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects include headaches, pain, burning or redness at injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eyelids, lack of feeling & nausea. If you have side effects or concerns please talk to us or your doctor. Botox® treatment lasts pharmacologically for about four months and after this time further courses of treatment may be necessary. Speak to us about your own situation.