Dr Zainab Laftah

Dr Zainab Laftah

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

Dermatology

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4 specialists

11 years of experience
3 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall

4.98

Bedside Manner

4.96

Explanation

4.97

Top feedback

“Dr Laftah was amazing. She was so gentle and reassuring. She explained everything n detail and out me at ease. I would recommend her for dermal fillers. “
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Subspecialties

  • Skin Cancer
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • General Dermatology
  • 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
    1543 reviews

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    1227 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.

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    Medical procedures

    • Mole Check
    • Skin Cancer Surgery
    • Cyst Removal
    • Laser Treatment
    • Acne and Scarring Treatments
    • Cryotherapy
    • Curettage
    • Dermabrasion
    • Dermoscopy
    • Hair Loss Treatments
    • Microneedling
    • Minor Skin Surgery
    • Mole Mapping
    • Mole Removal
    • Nose Cauterization
    • Skin Biopsy
    • Skin Cancer Screening
    • Skin Lesion Removal
    • Skin Peels
    • Skin Rejuvenation
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    Special interests

    • Acne
    • Aged and Sundamaged Skin
    • Moles
    • Skin Cancer
    • Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss)
    • Cysts
    • Dermatitis
    • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    • Fungal Infection
    • Hives
    • Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
    • Impetignised Eczema
    • Melanoma
    • Psoriasis
    • Rash
    • Rosacea
    • Scarring
    • Skin Tags
    • Urticaria (Hives)
    • 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
    34/138
    Dermatology
    28/138
    Aged and Sundamaged Skin
    13/138
    Acne
    10/138
    Moles
    10/138
    Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
    9/138
    Skin Cancer
    8/138
    Cosmetic Dermatology
    6/138
    Skin Cancer Surgery
    5/138
    Warts (viral)
    5/138
    Dermatitis
    4/138
    Excision of Skin Lesion
    4/138
    Minor Skin Surgery
    4/138
    Rosacea
    4/138
    Skin Lesion Removal
    4/138
    Skincare Advice
    4/138
    Cryotherapy
    3/138
    Cyst Removal
    3/138
    Cysts
    3/138
    Fungal Infection
    3/138
    Mole Mapping
    3/138
    Psoriasis
    3/138
    Sebaceous Cyst Removal
    3/138
    Skin Biopsies
    3/138
    Skin Biopsy
    3/138
    Acne and scarring treatments
    2/138
    Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss)
    2/138
    Cyst Excision
    2/138
    Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    2/138
    General Dermatology
    2/138
    Melanoma
    2/138
    Mole Removal
    2/138
    Rash
    2/138
    Acne cyst
    1/138
    Anti Fungal Therapy
    1/138
    Basal Cell Carcinoma
    1/138
    Benign (non-cancerous) Skin Conditions
    1/138
    Botulinum toxin injection
    1/138
    Eczema
    1/138
    Hair Loss Treatments
    1/138
    Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
    1/138
    Keratoacanthoma
    1/138
    Laser Treatment
    1/138
    Lesion Biopsy
    1/138
    Lipodermatosclerosis
    1/138
    MOLE (melanoma)
    1/138
    Malignant Melana. Thumb
    1/138
    Other
    1/138
    PUPPP
    1/138
    Rosacea Treatment
    1/138
    Scaling Scalp
    1/138
    Skin Lesions - Warts, Moles and Skin Tags
    1/138
    Skin Tag Removal
    1/138
    Skin Tags
    1/138
    Skin tags
    1/138
    Verruca
    1/138
    Video Consultation
    1/138
    Vitiligo
    1/138
    Vulval Dermatology
    1/138
    Warts (Viral)
    1/138
    biopsy for probable BCC
    1/138
    limpola
    1/138
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cosmetic Dermatology
    Dr Laftah was amazing. She was so gentle and reassuring. She explained everything n detail and out me at ease. I would recommend her for dermal fillers.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Eczema
    Dr Zainab was very helpful and polite. Explained clearly the problem and provided reassurance in my treatment. She was able to explain to me what steps I needed to take and took the time to answer any questions I had.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Rosacea
    Dr Laftah is very personable and friendly and makes the experience of visiting her consultation room relaxed and comfortable. I came to see her after having dealt for many years with Rosacea on my face. I'd been to see my GP and other Dermatologists previously, but had either been given prescriptions and advice that made the issues worse or didn't help the issue enough. Dr Laftah's knowledge is brilliant and knew exactly what was the right treatment to follow. Within a matter of weeks I saw a considerable improvement to my skin. It was such a huge relief to get so many of the questions about my condition answered that I hadn't been able to get a straight answer about before. I now feel confident that my Rosacea is something I can keep under control following the advice Dr Laftah has given me.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cosmetic Dermatology
    Dr Laftah was extremely kind and caring. She explained the treatment clearly and gave all options available. I would certainly recommend her for her expertise, professionalism, and gentle manner.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Aged and Sundamaged Skin Cosmetic Dermatology Minor Skin Surgery
    What a professional and knowledgable dermatologist. Such a lovely, caring doctor who totally put me at ease from the minute I entered the consultation room. I underwent a procedure and despite being needle phobic she was so gentle and kind that everything went exceptionally well and I hardly felt a thing! She will be my go to dermatologist going forwards
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Acne
    Dr Laftah has been extremely helpful, I've struggled with my skin for years with nothing working, and after 1 appointment and the first round of treatment she suggested I began to see incredible improvement. I would recommend Dr Laftah to anyone struggling with their skin!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mole Check Aged and Sundamaged Skin Minor Skin Surgery
    I felt at ease and I knew that Dr Laftah was interested in helping me as the patient to understand the condition I presented as well as my health overall. Dr Laftah provided helpful information on the topic and discussed the steps we would take in appointments and eventually treatment. I felt very well looked after.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mole Check Mole Removal Moles
    I visited Dr Laftah to have a mole removed on my lower back and she was brilliant. She clearly explained the process and was very kind as I was anxious about the procedure. Her thoroughness and diligence were second to none and I’d have no hesitation recommending her.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Acne
    Dr. Zainab Laftah has a patient-centric approach, she is very empathetic and spends time explaining thoroughly both condition and available treatments. I’m still on my journey with acne treatment but I can definitely say the improvement has been massive since the start of the cure.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Skin Lesion Removal
    Clear, careful and thorough consultation and procedure under Dr Laftah's care. Thank you very much indeed.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 4 doctors for:
    4

    Dermatology

    Dr Fathima Mahomed
    Dr Fathima Mahomed
    Paediatrics (Pediatrics)

    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
    Mr Rahul Jayaram
    Mr Rahul Jayaram
    Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

    25-05-2021

    Zainab is an excellent Dermatologist with exemplary clinical knowledge and skills. I have treated several of Dr Laftah's patients and they all speak very highly of her. I would very happily recommend her to my patients.

    For specialty: Dermatology
    For conditions: Skin Tags, Fungal Infection, Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis), Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss), Skin Cancer, Melanoma, Psoriasis, Acne, Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating), Warts (Viral), Urticaria (Hives), Dermatitis, Aged and Sundamaged Skin, Rosacea, Moles, Melasma, Seborrheic Keratosis , Actinic Keratosis (Solar Keratosis)
    For procedures: Acne and Scarring Treatments, Hair Loss Treatments, Curettage, Skin Cancer Screening, Minor Skin Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery, Dermoscopy, Cryotherapy, Skin Biopsy, Mole Check, Mole Removal, Mole Mapping, Laser Treatment, Psoriasis Treatment, Scar Treatment
    Connection: I have looked after their patients
    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: Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss), Psoriasis, Acne, Skin Cancer
    For procedures: Skin Cancer Screening, Minor Skin Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery, Dermoscopy, Cryotherapy, Mole Removal, Laser Treatment
    Connection: Is a colleague

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