Dr Zainab Laftah

Dr Zainab Laftah

MBChB BSc(Hons) MRCP(UK) MRCP(Derm) PCME

Dermatology

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3 specialists

11 years of experience
3 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.98
Bedside Manner
4.96
Explanation
4.98

Top feedback

“I decided to visit Dr Laftah based on her experience of managing Rosacea. I wanted a dermatologist who would have the right approach to the condition as it had reached a point where I was very self-conscious. I couldn’t have chosen better! Her expertise meant that my acne rosacea showed significant improvement in only three months and the acne had completely cleared. She is a thorough and sympathetic specialist, and a highly-skilled practitioner. “
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Subspecialties

  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • General Dermatology
  • Skin Cancer
  • Vulval Dermatology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 7014058
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £230

    Follow-up appointment: £180

    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1218 reviews

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    796 reviews

    About

    Dr Zainab Laftah is a Consultant Dermatologist working at the renowned St John’s Institute of Dermatology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. Her interests within the field of dermatology include medical and aesthetic dermatology and she strives to deliver safe and effective dermatology with rewarding clinical results.

    Dr Laftah qualified from the University of Warwick in 2008, before completing her basic medical and specialised dermatology training in London’s prestigious hospitals. She delivers on her holistic and patient-centred approach which has led her to also become the Surgical Lead at University Lewisham Hospital.

    She is highly dedicated to her work and has been rewarded with many prizes for her outstanding academic excellence. She has also published her research and work in numerous journals and enjoys presenting at conferences across the UK and abroad.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Cryotherapy
    • Hair Loss Treatments
    • Mole Mapping
    • Mole Removal
    • Skin Biopsies
    • Skin Cancer Screening
    • Skin Cancer Surgery
    • Acne And Scarring Treatments
    • Laser Treatment
    • Skin Rejuvenation
    • Eczema
    • Psoriasis
    • Rosacea
    • Cosmetic Dermatology
    • General Dermatology
    • Skin Cancer
    • Acne
    • Acne scarring
    • Melanoma
    • Psoriasis
    • Rash
    • Alopecia Areata & Hair Loss
    • Fungal Infection
    • Moles
    • Urticaria
    • Rosacea
    • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    • Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
    • Skin Tags
    • Psoriasis
    • Eczema 
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    Medical procedures

    • Cyst Removal
    • Mole Check
    • Acne and Scarring Treatments
    • Anti Fungal Therapy
    • Chemical Peel
    • Cryotherapy
    • Curettage
    • Dermabrasion
    • Dermoscopy
    • Hair Loss Treatments
    • High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)
    • Laser Treatment
    • Microneedling
    • Mole Mapping
    • Mole Removal
    • Nose Cauterization
    • Skin Biopsy
    • Skin Cancer Screening
    • Skin Cancer Surgery
    • Skin Lesion Removal
    • Skin Peels
    • Skin Rejuvenation
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Dermatitis
    • Aged and Sundamaged Skin
    • Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss)
    • Rash
    • Acne
    • Cysts
    • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    • Fungal Infection
    • Hives
    • Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
    • Impetignised Eczema
    • Melanoma
    • Minor Skin Surgery
    • Moles
    • Psoriasis
    • Rosacea
    • Scarring
    • Skin Cancer
    • Skin Tags
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
    • Thread Veins
    • Urticaria
    • Verruca
    • Vitiligo
    • Warts (Viral)
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    Education

    Membership of Professional Organisations

    British Medical Association

    British Association of Dermatologists

    British Society for Dermatological Surgery 

    Royal Society of Medicine

    St Johns Dermatological Society

    Royal College of Physicians (London)

    British Cosmetic Dermatology Group

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    Reviews

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Mole Check
    30/125
    Dermatology
    28/125
    Aged and Sundamaged Skin
    11/125
    Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
    9/125
    Acne
    8/125
    Skin Cancer
    8/125
    Moles
    7/125
    Warts (viral)
    5/125
    Dermatitis
    4/125
    Excision of Skin Lesion
    4/125
    Skin Cancer Surgery
    4/125
    Skincare Advice
    4/125
    Cosmetic Dermatology
    3/125
    Cryotherapy
    3/125
    Cyst Removal
    3/125
    Cysts
    3/125
    Mole Mapping
    3/125
    Psoriasis
    3/125
    Rosacea
    3/125
    Sebaceous Cyst Removal
    3/125
    Skin Biopsies
    3/125
    Skin Biopsy
    3/125
    Skin Lesion Removal
    3/125
    Acne and scarring treatments
    2/125
    Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss)
    2/125
    Cyst Excision
    2/125
    Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    2/125
    Fungal Infection
    2/125
    General Dermatology
    2/125
    Melanoma
    2/125
    Minor Skin Surgery
    2/125
    Rash
    2/125
    Acne cyst
    1/125
    Anti Fungal Therapy
    1/125
    Basal Cell Carcinoma
    1/125
    Benign (non-cancerous) Skin Conditions
    1/125
    Botulinum toxin injection
    1/125
    Hair Loss Treatments
    1/125
    Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
    1/125
    Keratoacanthoma
    1/125
    Laser Treatment
    1/125
    Lesion Biopsy
    1/125
    Lipodermatosclerosis
    1/125
    MOLE (melanoma)
    1/125
    Malignant Melana. Thumb
    1/125
    Other
    1/125
    PUPPP
    1/125
    Scaling Scalp
    1/125
    Skin Lesions - Warts, Moles and Skin Tags
    1/125
    Skin Tag Removal
    1/125
    Skin tags
    1/125
    Verruca
    1/125
    Video Consultation
    1/125
    Vitiligo
    1/125
    Vulval Dermatology
    1/125
    Warts (Viral)
    1/125
    biopsy for probable BCC
    1/125
    limpola
    1/125
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Rosacea
    I decided to visit Dr Laftah based on her experience of managing Rosacea. I wanted a dermatologist who would have the right approach to the condition as it had reached a point where I was very self-conscious. I couldn’t have chosen better! Her expertise meant that my acne rosacea showed significant improvement in only three months and the acne had completely cleared. She is a thorough and sympathetic specialist, and a highly-skilled practitioner.
    Read more
    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Fungal Infection
    Dr Zainab Laftah was really helpful and made me feel very relaxed in my appointment. Explained everything very clearly. Would definitely recommend to my friends & family.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mole Mapping Warts (Viral)
    My experience with Dr Zainab Laftah was really good. Very easy to communicate and fully explained everything I needed to know for a small procedure I had done. I felt very comfortable and it was carried out quickly & efficiently. Would definitely recommend.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Moles
    Dr Laftah put me completely at ease, I was nervous at first and she made me feel very relaxed and explained everything. She did not rush at all and took plenty of time examining every mole and was extremely knowledgeable. A very good experience.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mole Check
    Dr Zainab was very reassuring and thorough and has an excellent bedside manner. I had a mole removed and the whole process was efficient and painless and I really appreciated the fact that Dr Zainab telephoned me personally to discuss the results even though there were no issues that needed further investigation.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Psoriasis
    Dr Zainab was welcoming and warm. She was meticulous in understanding and noting the symptoms presented and thorough during the exam. Her explanation of her findings was in depth and helped to explain the processes behind the symptoms. Following the diagnosis a prescription and follow up appointment was made with an opportunity for further treatment if the initial treatment was unsuccessful. I would recommend Dr Zainab as she demonstrated in depth knowledge of a broad range of skin conditions and possible treatments for them.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    Have suffered with eczema many years. Dr Zainab gave a realistic long term plan and it has been working very well. Good explanations and communicates really well. Highly recommended
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    General Dermatology Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) Skin Biopsy
    She was certainly very sympathetic to see my skin discoloration. She explained well about the biopsy taken. She puts well and better explained in the letters to the GP and a copy to me.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Skin Lesion Removal Skin Biopsy
    Very helpful and patient. Dr Latfah went the extra mile in terms of follow up. Highly recommended.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Skin Tag Removal
    I had skin tag removal from my upper eyelid, with shave excision. Doctor zainab was very professional, she explained everything clearly in my consultation and made me feel very comfortable and at ease. Lovely lady, Fantastic Dr, highly recommended. Quick and painless, Very happy.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 3 doctors for:
    3

    Dermatology

    Dr Fathima Mahomed
    Dr Fathima Mahomed
    Paediatrics/Pediatric (Children's Doctor)

    24-03-2021

    Zainab is a great dermatologist with a wealth of experience. She is always smiling and is a pleasure to work with.

    For specialty: Dermatology
    For conditions: Impetignised Eczema, Impetigo, Skin Tags, Fungal Infection, Hives, Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis), Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss), Psoriasis, Acne, Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating), Warts (Viral), Dermatitis, Vitiligo, Verruca, Rash
    For procedures: Acne and Scarring Treatments, Skin Cancer Screening, Dermoscopy, Anti Fungal Therapy, Mole Check, Mole Removal, Psoriasis Treatment
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Shaaira Nasir
    Dr Shaaira Nasir
    Dermatology

    17-07-2020

    Dr Zainab is an excellent dermatologist. She treats a wide range of dermatological conditions and is great with patients. I would have no hesitations in recommending her to other colleagues and patients.

    For specialty: Dermatology
    For conditions: Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis), Psoriasis, Acne, Rosacea, Rash, Moles
    For procedures: Skin Lesion Removal, Mole Check
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Saqib Bashir
    Dr Saqib Bashir
    Dermatology

    04-08-2020

    Dr Laftah is an excellent dermatologist, who takes a great deal of care of her patients. She has a high degree of knowledge and applies this to the benefit of those she looks after. Dr Laftah is a caring person who is attentive the medical, social and psychological needs of her patients. She is highly professional at all times and I am happy to recommend her.

    For specialty: Dermatology
    For conditions: Minor Skin Surgery, Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss), Psoriasis, Acne, Skin Cancer
    For procedures: Skin Cancer Screening, Skin Cancer Surgery, Dermoscopy, Cryotherapy, Mole Removal, Laser Treatment
    Connection: Is a colleague

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