V&S MEDICAL

About Us

Our Team

Get to know the Vein and Skin Clinic crew. In the Appearance Medicine business for over 20 years.  The flagship clinic is in Wellington, with a brand new clinic in New Plymouth.

Varicose Vein / Liposuction Specialist

Dr Henryk Poczwa

Varicose Vein Specialist

Dr Jarrod Newell

Aesthetic Doctor

Dr Tamsyn Newell

Varicose Vein Specialist

Dr Lorraine Smith

Varicose Vein / Liposuction Specialist

Dr Henryk Poczwa

(MBCHB, F.NZSCM, F.ACCS, F.ACP, Diploma in Lipoplasty)

Dr Henryk Poczwa (MBCHB, F.NZSCM, F.ACCS, F.ACP, Diploma in Lipoplasty) Dr Henryk Poczwa (MBCHB) graduated from Otago Medical School, New Zealand in 1977.  Following a period in general practice and obstetrics (delivering babies for many years), he went on to follow his passion in venous (vein) and cosmetic (appearance) medicine in the early 1990’s.

Dr Poczwa has a passion for aesthetic beauty, which has encouraged him to study Tumescent Liposculpture under Dr Jeffery Klein, California, USA.  Liposculpture is liposuction of fat, performed under local anaesthesia.  Compared to traditional liposuction, performed under general anaesthetic, it is a safe, walk-in, walk-out procedure.

Dr Poczwa is also one of only a few NZ physicians who perform mini thread-lifts of the face and neck to support sagging skin.

Dr Poczwa pioneered and performed the first EVLA (Endovenous Laser Ablation) treatment of large varicose veins in New Zealand in 2002. He has successfully treated well over 1000 cases including some of the largest varicose veins seen in this hemisphere.

Numerous intensive training courses, workshops, conferences and examinations over the years have seen Dr Poczwa awarded with fellowships in:
F.NZSCM (New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine)
F.ACCS (Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery) (Medical Faculty)
F.ACP (Australasian College of Phlebology) (veins)
Diploma in Lipoplasty (Liposuction) of ACCS (Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery)

Dr Poczwa continues to attend numerous workshops and conferences to keep up-skilling and to keep the Vein and Skin Clinic at the forefront of venous and cosmetic medicine.

Varicose Vein Specialist

Dr Jarrod Newell

(MBChB, FRNZCGP, DipPaed)

Dr. Jarrod Newell (MBChB, FRNZCGP, DipPaed) Dr. Jarorod Newell graduated from the University of Auckland, New Zealand in 2013. Jarrod has a passion for venous and skin procedures. Jarrod treats veins and skin in Wellington, Southland and from his own Vein and Skin practice in New Plymouth.

After years of dedication to Phelbology Jarrod has become Southercross affiliated to treat Varicose Veins using, laser, radiofrequency, cyanoacrylate (glue) and ultrasound guided sclerotherapy.  He has obtained a Diploma of Phlebology and two certificates in venous ultrasound.  Jarrod has a close working relationship with Dr Poczwa in his Wellington clinic.  Jarrod also works closely with Mr Murray Cox, Taranaki’s only Vascular Surgeon to collaborate and manage complex venous cases

Jarrod is our busiest skin management doctor.  He runs weekly clinics in Wellington and New Plymouth treating/removing skin cancer.  Jarrod also has a passion for removing unsightly benign lesions using the Ellman Surgitron after ruling out malignant pathology.

Jarrod married Henryk and Bernadette’s daughter Tamsyn who is also a doctor working at V&S.   He is proud to be part of the family business and looks forward to building upon the legacy and reputation that Henryk and Bernadette have spent the last 25 year creating.

Aesthetic Doctor

Dr Tamsyn Newell

MBChB, BSc), Aesthetic Doctor

Whilst studying towards my MBChB at the University of Auckland I have been fortunate enough to also gain knowledge and training within the field of Aesthetic Medicine.  Aesthetic Medicine is a wonderful field full of advancing technology, techniques, and excellent outcomes, and working within the Vein & Skin Clinic I have had access to training from some of the best injectors in the country, as well as learning from cutting edge international cosmetic companies. 

Being a Doctor, I find it extremely important to know where my product has been sourced, how it is best used and place emphasis on working with a patient to achieve realistic and beautiful results!  Prior to becoming a Doctor I trained in Fine Arts at Elam University, and I like to think now that my natural flair for aesthetics and beauty is given an outlet with the medical world.  I am able to utilise my rigorous medical training and aesthetic knowledge to offer optimal individualised treatment for my clients.  

I love that the Vein & Skin clinic is a family business, and my mother (Bernadette Poczwa), is a constant source of inspiration for me within the field of Aesthetic Medicine.  My father and my husband also work within the business as Varicose Vein Specialists and my sister is the practice manager.  Together we inspire each other to gain knowledge, master techniques and offer clients the best service possible.  

Varicose Vein Specialist

Dr Lorraine Smith

Cosmetic Nurse

Bernadette Poczwa

Cosmetic Nurse

Lisa Jane Rogers

Cosmetic/Theatre Nurse

Emily Kozlowski

Cosmetic Nurse

Bernadette Poczwa

I have been working at the practice since its conception in 1998.  With prior nursing experience in the Kew and Lorne hospital in Invercargill, my husband and I were inspired to carve out a new path in medical aesthetics.  After attending a life changing conference in Bali in the early 1990’s, we took an ambitious leap into the emerging field of Appearance Medicine.  Now, 22 years on and a wealth of experience, training, new techniques, emerging products and pharmaceutical companies and a fabulous range of clientele, I am enthusiastic in providing the highest level of service and expertise to all my patients.

Cosmetic Nurse

Lisa Jane Rogers

One of our senior cosmetic nurses, Lisa Jane has had experience working in London’s highly regarded Harley Street Practice.  Lisa Jane is confident with Injectables and utilising new techniques.  She has a wide range of knowledge on laser safety and is very adept at performing treatments with the clinic’s top, medical grade lasers.

Cosmetic/Theatre Nurse

Emily Kozlowski

I have recently moved to the Vein and Skin Clinic after extensive theatre experience. I am enjoying working in both the theatre and cosmetic sides of Vein and Skin, and am learning a lot at the clinic, through product training seminars and by working with some of the most experienced nurses in the business.  As a member of the ‘younger generation’, I am excited to treat a slightly younger demographic and train my customers about good prevention treatments to maintain their youthful looks.

Vascular Ultra Sonographer

Kellie Whitehead

Theatre Nurse

Julanne McKenzie

Vascular Ultra Sonographer

Kellie Whitehead

Theatre Nurse

Julanne McKenzie

I have worked with Dr Henryk Poczwa at the Vein and Skin Clinic since 2008.  Assisting in over a thousand Varicose Vein Laser Ablation operations and hundreds of Tumescent Liposuction procedures.  I also have experience assisting Dr Jarrod Newell among other doctors over various minor ops.

Practice Manager - Wellington Clinic

Angelique Poczwa

New Plymouth Practice Manager

Lynne Pulford

Administration

Angeline Norn

Administration

Veronika Poddubska

Practice Manager - Wellington Clinic

Angelique Poczwa

It’s a real family affair at the Vein and Skin Clinic.  I have recently taken over the role of Practice Manager at the clinic, building on the successful practice my parents have spent over 20 years honing.  It is fantastic to see the expertise and level of care provided at the clinic, along with the finesse which comes with longevity.  The clinic is abuzz with the new generation marching forward. 

New Plymouth Practice Manager

Lynne Pulford

After a long career in hospitality, Lynne is lending her expertise and wealth of knowledge to the New Plymouth Vein and Skin Clinic branch. Keeping it within the family, once again, Lynne is Dr Jarrod Newell’s mother and Dr Tamsyn Newell’s mother-in-law. So, it’s wonderful to have such a tight knit family operation running. Give Lynne a call for any and all of your questions and advice.

Administration

Angeline Norn

Administration

Veronika Poddubska

V&S Medical

Our mission is to provide safe, excellent and effective treatments for the benefit of our clients.

The Vein and Skin Clinic is the central hub of vein treatment and cosmetic medicine in the greater Wellington Region and in Taranaki.

This Wellington establishment is a family affair.  In 1998, Dr Henryk Poczwa, and his wife Bernadette, opened the Vein and Skin Clinic.  Currently, it features a team of expert doctors, theatre nurses, friendly clerical staff and a vascular ultrasonographer. The Vein and Skin Clinic has many years of experience in the fields of varicose veins, liposuction, cosmetic procedures, dermascope and radiofrequency removal of cancerous lesions, and skin rejuvenation.

The Vein and Skin Clinic, New Plymouth is the brand-new premises, with Dr Jarrod and Dr Tamsyn Newell at the forefront.  Offering gold standard varicose vein treatment, cosmetic procedures and skin rejuvenation (including mole mapping – dermatoscopy – and radiofrequency removal of cancerous legions).

Outlying clinics, offering specific treatments, are established in Invercargill, Wanaka, Arrowtown, Masterton, Greytown, the Hutt region, and the Kapiti Coast. 

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Highly trained Medical Professionals

The Vein and Skin Clinic only employs qualified doctors and nurses. All procedures are performed by well trained, capable staff. When you consult the Vein and Skin Clinic, you can be sure you are receiving the best, medically appropriate care. 

At the Vein and Skin Clinic, it is policy to continually up-skill all staff. The doctors and cosmetic nurses who work at the Vein and Skin Clinic attend conferences both overseas and in New Zealand. Staff will routinely participate in educational workshops. 

You can feel at ease, knowing that you are in good hands at the Vein and Skin Clinic.

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Latest Technology and Advanced Techniques.

The Vein and Skin Clinic utilises the latest laser technology. This gives patients the best benefits possible. 

Modern lasers range from those that treat varicose veins and tiny red veins, through to acne scarring, hair removal and skin rejuvenation.

The Vein and Skin Clinics cosmetic nurses (Bernadette, Lisa Jane and Emily Kozlowski) and doctors (Dr Henryk Poczwa, Dr Jarrod Newell, Dr Lorraine Smith) have over 20 years’ experience injecting Botox®/Dysport®. 

The Vein and Skin Clinics doctor’s and cosmetic nurses offer the most advanced techniques for injecting dermal fillers into the face, neck and hands.  

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We are dedicated to the health and appearance concerns of our patients.