Dr Zainab Laftah

Dr Zainab Laftah

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

Dermatology

Recommended by 4 specialists
13 years of experience

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.98

Bedside Manner

4.97

Explanation

4.98

Top feedback

“Dr Zainab is just the best. Puts you at ease and explains everything about your condition and/or procedure.“
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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
    2,560 reviews

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    2,201 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.

    Procedures

    • Mole Check
    • Minor Skin Surgery
    • Skin Cancer Surgery
    • Cryotherapy
    • Cyst Removal
    • Mole Removal
    • Skin Biopsy
    • Acne and Scarring Treatments
    • Anti Fungal Therapy
    • Anti-Wrinkle Injections
    • Botox Injections
    • Botulinum Toxin Injections
    • Cosmetic Injectables
    • Curettage
    • Dermabrasion
    • Dermoscopy
    • Filler Injections
    • Hair Loss Treatments
    • Laser Treatment
    • Microneedling
    • Mole Mapping
    • Nose Cauterization
    • Scar Treatment
    • Skin Cancer Screening
    • Skin Lesion Removal (Warts, Moles and Skin Tags)
    • Skin Peels
    • Skin Rejuvenation
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Aged and Sundamaged Skin
    • Acne
    • Moles
    • Skin Cancer
    • Dermatitis
    • Rosacea
    • Cosmetic Dermatology
    • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    • Psoriasis
    • Fungal Infection
    • Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss)
    • Cysts
    • Actinic Keratosis (Solar Keratosis)
    • Basal Cell Carcinoma
    • Dandruff
    • Hives
    • Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
    • Impetignised Eczema
    • Impetigo
    • Keloids
    • Melanoma
    • Melasma
    • Rash
    • Scarring
    • Skin Tags
    • Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)
    • 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

    4.98 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.98
    Bedside Manner
    4.97
    Explanation
    4.98
    Mole Check
    45/175
    Dermatology
    28/175
    Aged and Sundamaged Skin
    21/175
    Acne
    12/175
    Moles
    12/175
    Skin Cancer
    11/175
    Dermatitis
    9/175
    Minor Skin Surgery
    8/175
    Rosacea
    8/175
    Cosmetic Dermatology
    6/175
    Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    6/175
    Skin Cancer Surgery
    6/175
    Psoriasis
    5/175
    Cryotherapy
    4/175
    Cyst Removal
    4/175
    Fungal Infection
    4/175
    Mole Removal
    4/175
    Skin Biopsy
    4/175
    Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss)
    3/175
    Cysts
    3/175
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Zainab is just the best. Puts you at ease and explains everything about your condition and/or procedure.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Zainab was excellent - she quickly understood my condition and explained the diagnosis and treatments in a clear, calm and compassionate way. I felt very comfortable in her presence and I felt that she had my best interests at heart.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Very thorough examination and good advice and information given to deal with a long term minor problem. Dr Laftah was very easy to talk to and made me feel comfortable ..so nice to meet her.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Laftah is extremely pleasant - she has a very calm, reassuring manner.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Laftah diagnosed and treated me for an infected eczema flare up with care and expertise. She explained the condition to me in detail (as I had not previously suffered with it) and outlined how to best care for my skin to treat the condition in the long term, as well as prescribing a course of treatment which quickly returned my angry and infected skin back to a relatively normal condition! I would not hesitate in recommending her as a skilful dermatologist and a compassionate and caring healthcare professional with an excellent bedside manner.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Laftah is very professional and a brilliant physician who is highly knowledgable. I am impressed by her demeanor and intuitiveness. I was extremely anxious and tearful about my eczema, but moments into the consultation Dr Laftah put me at ease, answered all my concerns and promptly replied to my emails. Wish I'd met her sooner!
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    After being incredibly upset with my skin condition, meeting Dr Zainab she totally empathised which meant everything. She reassured me and told me the options we could take of the first option didn’t work. She explained everything so clearly. On returning after a month she remembered my visit and talked about what to do if it was to flair up again and would highly recommend her.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    My experience with Dr Zainab Laftah was very pleasant. She was very friendly, reassuring and professional at all times. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a Dermatologist.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    She did her exam in a professional matter, and was also very friendly and personable.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Zainab Laftah is a kind and thoughtful person. I felt in safe hands and I feel relieved that things will improve from now on.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 4 specialists
    Dr Fathima Mahomed
    Dr Fathima Mahomed
    Paediatrics (Pediatrics)
    Is a colleague

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

    24-03-2021

    Recommended for:
    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
    Mr Rahul Jayaram
    Mr Rahul Jayaram
    Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
    I have looked after their patients

    "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. "

    25-05-2021

    Recommended for:
    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)
    Dr Shaaira Nasir
    Dr Shaaira Nasir
    Dermatology
    Is a colleague

    "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."

    17-07-2020

    Recommended for:
    Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis), Psoriasis, Acne
    Dr Saqib Bashir
    Dr Saqib Bashir
    Dermatology
    Is a colleague

    "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. "

    04-08-2020

    Recommended for:
    Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss), Psoriasis, Acne

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