About Transform Clinic

We are one of the longest established cosmetic and medical skin rejuvenation clinics in New Zealand. We are based in Christchurch but offer appearance medicine in Ashburton, Timaru, Dunedin and Queenstown.

Frontage of the Christchurch clinic

About what we do

Looking good is important to people, and it makes them feel good. At Transform Clinic, we work closely with our clients to achieve the natural looking results they are after. It is important to us that you can feel good and be confident with your

Transform Clinic was established in Christchurch by its medical director Dr Ian Little whom has years of experience and has been using botulinum toxin cosmetically in New Zealand for over 30 years. We are based in Christchurch (Riccarton and Merivale) and we offer appearance medicine in Timaru, Ashburton, Dunedin and Queenstown through our franchises and satellite clinics. 

We provide many different solutions to common concerns and are always researching the latest technology, to provide the most effective and safest treatments. Please see the treatment menu to learn more about all our services in great detail, or book a consultation and we can discuss the best options for you. 

About us

Transform Clinic is owned and run by Dr Ian Little and his wife Jennifer Little. Dr Little hails from Scotland and was first involved with cosmetic injectables whilst working for a Harley Street clinic in the UK in 1985. Ian immigrated to New Zealand in 1988 and saw that there was limited cosmetic injectable treatments in New Zealand and little knowledge about the availability of these services. Ian introduced these treatments into his General Practice in Wanganui and started travelling to clinics throughout New Zealand. Ian was a pioneer of appearance medicine and cosmetic lasers in New Zealand and is also a founding member of the Appearance Medicine Society in New Zealand. Ian has been a willing teacher/educator of doctors and nurses in New Zealand, Australia and the UK, where he has run educational workshops with his wife Jennifer.

Ian and Jennifer established the clinic in 1997 and started full-time appearance medicine. Over the years, Ian has had regular clinics all over New Zealand including Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown, Nelson, Wellington, Palmerston North, Hastings, New Plymouth, and Auckland. Now he only works fulltime in Christchurch and part-time in Dunedin, Queenstown, and Auckland. Some of their nurses have also worked for them in satellite clinics over the years.

With the growing demand for services in other areas and with their professional background, experience, willingness to teach and share knowledge, Ian and Jenny decided a franchise model with their expertise and support would be a great opportunity for others. The first franchise in Timaru was established in 2016 and since then, the franchisees, Katie and Jeremy, have taken on two more franchises in Selwyn in 2019 and in Merivale, Christchurch in 2020.

Assessments & Consultations

We use a realtime ONLINE BOOKING SYSTEM so that you can make a booking at your convenience. If you are a new customer you will need to sign up for an account before you can make a booking so that we have your details, however this is quick and easy. If you would prefer to contact us by phone or email our details are below or on our CONTACT PAGE.

An initial consultation with one of our experienced nurses is offered to you free of charge although medical consultations with a doctor can incur a fee, excluding varicose vein initial assessments. Full assessment and consultation is given before every treatment, we insist you have full information prior to consenting to any procedure, in this manner we aim to have happy clients and it is our mission for you to be delighted with the results.

Appearance Medicine Consultations are available at all our clinics and our experienced practioners will be able to discuss with you about all our treatments available. 

An obligation-free initial assessment is offered to give you an idea of best procedure for your problem veins, and an estimate of the costs.  Duplex scan and assessment reports are required prior to get pre-approval from your health insurers for the costs of any treatment given. A cost can be incurred for such insurance reports.  Please ask for written information to study prior to the consultation.

Varicose Vein consultations are available at our Riccarton, Dunedin, Auckland and Queenstown Clinics.

There is a charge for skin pathology consultations.  We use siascopy and dermatoscopy to check moles, recording any suspicious changes.  We have an in-house service for mole removal, skin tag and age spot removal with Dr Little, he has a certificate in primary care skin cancer surgery.

Skin Cancer Checks and Mole Removal appointments are available at our Riccarton, Dunedin, Auckland and Queenstown Clinics.

Locations

We have a real-time online booking system for some of our main locations. If you are a new customer, you will need to sign up for an account before you can make a booking so that we have your details, however this is quick and easy. 

If you would prefer to contact us by phone or email our details are below or on our CONTACT PAGE.

Appointments

The Transform Clinic is a leader in Cosmetic Dermatology and Skin Rejuvenation and we understand that you could be overwhelmed by the ever-expanding cosmetic treatments available. If you are wondering what treatment to choose and what to do, put your mind to rest and relax. Come and have a consultation with us, whether it is with one of our nurses or doctors, we are here to help you.