Dr Zainab Laftah

Dr Zainab Laftah

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

Dermatology

Recommended by  
3 specialists

11 years of experience
3 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
4.98
Bedside Manner
4.96
Explanation
4.98

Top feedback

“Dr Zainab Laftah is highly professional. She is friendly and has a superb bedside manner. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her. “
Read more

Subspecialties

  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Skin Cancer
  • Vulval Dermatology
  • General Dermatology
Show more

Languages spoken

  • English
Show more

Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 7014058
Show more

    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £230

    Follow-up appointment: £180

    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1279 reviews

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    841 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.

    Read more

    Medical procedures

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

    Special interests

    • Acne
    • Aged and Sundamaged Skin
    • Dermatitis
    • Skin Cancer
    • Verruca
    • Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss)
    • Cysts
    • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    • Fungal Infection
    • Hives
    • Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
    • Impetignised Eczema
    • Melanoma
    • Moles
    • Psoriasis
    • Rash
    • Rosacea
    • Scarring
    • Skin Tags
    • Urticaria
    • Vitiligo
    • Warts (Viral)
    Read more

    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

    Read more

    Reviews

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Mole Check
    32/128
    Dermatology
    28/128
    Aged and Sundamaged Skin
    11/128
    Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
    9/128
    Acne
    8/128
    Moles
    8/128
    Skin Cancer
    8/128
    Skin Cancer Surgery
    5/128
    Warts (viral)
    5/128
    Dermatitis
    4/128
    Excision of Skin Lesion
    4/128
    Skincare Advice
    4/128
    Cosmetic Dermatology
    3/128
    Cryotherapy
    3/128
    Cyst Removal
    3/128
    Cysts
    3/128
    Fungal Infection
    3/128
    Mole Mapping
    3/128
    Psoriasis
    3/128
    Rosacea
    3/128
    Sebaceous Cyst Removal
    3/128
    Skin Biopsies
    3/128
    Skin Biopsy
    3/128
    Skin Lesion Removal
    3/128
    Acne and scarring treatments
    2/128
    Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss)
    2/128
    Cyst Excision
    2/128
    Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    2/128
    General Dermatology
    2/128
    Melanoma
    2/128
    Minor Skin Surgery
    2/128
    Rash
    2/128
    Acne cyst
    1/128
    Anti Fungal Therapy
    1/128
    Basal Cell Carcinoma
    1/128
    Benign (non-cancerous) Skin Conditions
    1/128
    Botulinum toxin injection
    1/128
    Hair Loss Treatments
    1/128
    Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
    1/128
    Keratoacanthoma
    1/128
    Laser Treatment
    1/128
    Lesion Biopsy
    1/128
    Lipodermatosclerosis
    1/128
    MOLE (melanoma)
    1/128
    Malignant Melana. Thumb
    1/128
    Mole Removal
    1/128
    Other
    1/128
    PUPPP
    1/128
    Rosacea Treatment
    1/128
    Scaling Scalp
    1/128
    Skin Lesions - Warts, Moles and Skin Tags
    1/128
    Skin Tag Removal
    1/128
    Skin Tags
    1/128
    Skin tags
    1/128
    Verruca
    1/128
    Video Consultation
    1/128
    Vitiligo
    1/128
    Vulval Dermatology
    1/128
    Warts (Viral)
    1/128
    biopsy for probable BCC
    1/128
    limpola
    1/128
    Read more
    Sort by:
    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mole Check Skin Cancer Surgery
    Dr Zainab Laftah is highly professional. She is friendly and has a superb bedside manner. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her.
    Read more
    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
    Very helpful and clear explanation. Very professional
    Read more
    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mole Check Moles Mole Removal
    I had an initial consultation with Dr Laftah followed by a procedure very quickly after. Everything was explained really well and Dr Laftah was very understanding of my concerns and I was put completely at ease and comfortable with the treatment I received.
    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.
    Read more
    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.
    Read more
    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.
    Read more
    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.
    Read more
    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.
    Read more
    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
    Read more
    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: 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

    Insurers

    Powered by Doctify
    Promoting trust & transparency in healthcare