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
4.97
Bedside Manner
4.96
Explanation
4.97

Top feedback

“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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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
    1195 reviews

    HCA UK at The Shard

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

    Spire St Anthony's Hospital

    London Road, North Cheam, Sutton, United Kingdom, SM3 9DW
    0 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

    • Mole Check
    • Skin Cancer Surgery
    • Acne and Scarring Treatments
    • Anti Fungal Therapy
    • Chemical Peel
    • Cryotherapy
    • Curettage
    • Cyst Removal
    • 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 Lesion Removal
    • Skin Peels
    • Skin Rejuvenation
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Acne
    • Skin Cancer
    • Aged and Sundamaged Skin
    • Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss)
    • Cysts
    • Dermatitis
    • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    • Fungal Infection
    • Hives
    • Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
    • Impetignised Eczema
    • Melanoma
    • Minor Skin Surgery
    • Moles
    • Psoriasis
    • Rash
    • Rosacea
    • Scarring
    • 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
    29/120
    Dermatology
    28/120
    Aged and Sundamaged Skin
    11/120
    Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
    9/120
    Acne
    8/120
    Skin Cancer
    8/120
    Moles
    6/120
    Warts (viral)
    5/120
    Dermatitis
    4/120
    Excision of Skin Lesion
    4/120
    Skin Cancer Surgery
    4/120
    Skincare Advice
    4/120
    Cosmetic Dermatology
    3/120
    Cryotherapy
    3/120
    Cyst Removal
    3/120
    Cysts
    3/120
    Psoriasis
    3/120
    Sebaceous Cyst Removal
    3/120
    Skin Biopsies
    3/120
    Skin Biopsy
    3/120
    Skin Lesion Removal
    3/120
    Acne and scarring treatments
    2/120
    Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss)
    2/120
    Cyst Excision
    2/120
    Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    2/120
    General Dermatology
    2/120
    Melanoma
    2/120
    Minor Skin Surgery
    2/120
    Mole Mapping
    2/120
    Rash
    2/120
    Rosacea
    2/120
    Acne cyst
    1/120
    Anti Fungal Therapy
    1/120
    Basal Cell Carcinoma
    1/120
    Benign (non-cancerous) Skin Conditions
    1/120
    Botulinum toxin injection
    1/120
    Fungal Infection
    1/120
    Hair Loss Treatments
    1/120
    Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
    1/120
    Keratoacanthoma
    1/120
    Laser Treatment
    1/120
    Lesion Biopsy
    1/120
    Lipodermatosclerosis
    1/120
    MOLE (melanoma)
    1/120
    Malignant Melana. Thumb
    1/120
    Other
    1/120
    PUPPP
    1/120
    Scaling Scalp
    1/120
    Skin Lesions - Warts, Moles and Skin Tags
    1/120
    Skin Tag Removal
    1/120
    Skin tags
    1/120
    Verruca
    1/120
    Video Consultation
    1/120
    Vitiligo
    1/120
    Vulval Dermatology
    1/120
    biopsy for probable BCC
    1/120
    limpola
    1/120
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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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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Sebaceous Cyst Removal
    I went to Dr Zainab to discuss the removal of two sebaceous cysts: she outlined the options very clearly, and the one I chose (drainage) was handled promptly and with impeccable efficiency. No pain, clear instructions for aftercare, and a half hour of very engaging chat.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
    Listened well and did not feel rushed. Clear explanations given.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Acne
    Overall experience was great! Dr Zainab explained in detail the type of acne I had, and the products that would help clear it.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Aged and Sundamaged Skin Laser Treatment
    I had a lovely experience with Dr Laftah. She is so kind and professional, she explains everything that she is goi g to do, and also as she goes along. The results are amazing, I am so thrilled and can’t wait to go back. I have been to Dr Laftah before and regard her very highly.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Rosacea
    I saw Dr Zainab for redness on my nose and cheeks which has been present for a few years and has been gradually worsening. She diagnosed rosacea but also carried out blood tests to exclude any more sinister causes. Dr Zainab is very friendly and approachable. She took a lot of time to answer my questions and make very specific recommendations for which over-the-counter products would be best for my skincare routine, in addition to the cream she prescribed. She is very flexible in answering questions by email and seeing me in different locations/by Zoom to fit my needs. I have already had a good result and am looking forward to seeing further improvements with the additional treatment she's suggested!
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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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