Dr Firas Al-Niaimi

Dr Firas Al-Niaimi

MD, MSc, MRCP, EBDV

Dermatology

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Overall Rating

Overall
4.9
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4.9
Explanation
4.9

Top feedback

“Dt Firas is a very friendly and puts you at your ease he exains everything i asked which was reassuring. We went ahead and there was no brusing and i will definately go back only to him.“
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Subspecialty

  • Cosmetic Dermatology
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Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
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Consultation fees

New appointment: £270

Follow-up appointment: £220

Practices worked at

BMI Hendon Hospital

United Kingdom
32 reviews

152 Harley Street

152 Harley Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 7LH
44 reviews

About

An award winning dermatologist with over 180 scientific publications in medical journals, 10 book chapters (and his own book) and over 300 scientific presentations in more than 50 countries around the globe Dr Firas Al-Niaimi is one of the UK's most prolific and well-published dermatologists and one with a renowned international standing.

Dr Firas Al-Niaimi is a highly experienced and respected consultant dermatologist with over 18 years of medical experience and trained in some of the UK's top hospitals including the largest dermatology department in Europe (Manchester) and the world-renowned St. John's Institute of Dermatology at Guy's and St. Thomas hospital where he worked there as part time for 4 years. 

In addition to his years of formal training in dermatology he is also fellowship trained in dermatologic surgery and lasers from both the UK and the USA. Currently in addition to his private practice he is involved in international teaching and training of doctors and is an honorary lecturer and senior research fellow at Aalborg University in Denmark involved in clinical and translational research. His contribution to dermatology is such that in 2019 he was awarded the Global Excellence Award for the title consultant dermatologist of the year 2019 in London.

On top of the full range of dermatological services Dr Al-Niaimi offers at 152 Harley Street and BMI Hendon Hospital, he also provides the full management of skin cancer working alongside renowned plastic surgeons. He is also highly skilled in all types of laser treatments having performed hundreds of complex cases and has huge experience in the management of various dermatological conditions in addition to advanced cosmetic dermatology skills.

He is a compassionate and warm doctor who is at the forefront of dermatological advances and always aims for a “personalised” treatment strategy that suits the individual needs of his patients. In his spare time he enjoys reading, watching films, swimming and travelling.

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Medical procedures

  • CO2 Laser
  • Moh's Micrographic Surgery
  • Advanced dermatologic surgery
  • Advanced laser treatments
  • Facial rejuvenation - laser, injectables and fillers
  • Mole removal
  • Wart removal
  • Acne treatment
  • Acne scarring
  • Rosacea treatment
  • Psoriasis
  • Cyst removal
  • Melasma
  • Pigmentation
  • Thread lifts
  • Non-surgical blepharoplasty
  • Facial thread vein removal
  • Leg thread vein removal
  • Microneedling
  • Mesotherapy
  • Full face resurfacing
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Special interests

  • Skin Cancer 
  • Laser treatments
  • Mohs surgery
  • Anti-wrinkle injections and fillers
  • Cosmetic dermatology
  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Pigmentation
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Education

Undergraduate degree with MSC in medicine 2002 Vrije Universiteit te Amsterdam

MRCP in 2006

Specialist Register entry date : Dermatology From 26 Jan 2012

Advanced Dermatological Surgery and Lasers Fellowship

European Board in Dermatology and Venereology 2014

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Reviews

Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dt Firas is a very friendly and puts you at your ease he exains everything i asked which was reassuring. We went ahead and there was no brusing and i will definately go back only to him.

16-03-2020
Overall
5
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5
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5

Was very informative and went straight to the issue about my skins underlying issue which I appreciated. Quick process and everything was thoroughly explained. Enjoyed my first experience at the clinic

Patient seen for:
Acne
29-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Very informative, quick and easy to understand. Goes straight to the point and finds the underlying issue quickly. Pleasant to see

Patient seen for:
Acne
28-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Brilliant doctor, professional and caring , always makes you feel at ease. I’m always pleased with my results. Dr Firas is always happy to answer my questions and I never feel being rushed.

Patient seen for:
Anti-ageing/Anti-aging
28-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I visited Dr. Firas for a consultation with regards to my birth mark removal. He explained the process thoroughly and executed it with high accuracy, swiftness and professionalism over a few sessions. His strong interpersonal approach and vast experience rendered visiting his clinic fun and made me feel safe and comfortable while he was operating. He is highly flexible, organised, artistic and diligent to a point of perfection. A few qualities which make him stand out from his peers as an award winning dermatologist.

25-02-2020
Overall
5
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5
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5

Very competent, friendly and skilled. I highly recommend him

24-02-2020
Overall
5
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5
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5

I cannot thank Dr Firas Al-Niaimi enough, he has truly changed my life. After an accident which left me with 6 traumatic tattoo's ( dirt underneath the second layer of skin - the Dermis ) and several scars on my face, I had several consultations with skin specialists who were not prepared to work with me. I searched Dr Firas Al-Niaimi online, and as soon as I had my initial consultation, I could see straight away that he wanted to help me and most importantly that he could deliver. He gave me that confidence right from the outset. He explained all possible outcomes was very honest and gave me great comfort. Usually, traumatic tattoo removal takes many sessions to obtain the desired results. Dr Firas cleared all 6 traumatic tattoo's in one session. After the traumatic tattoos were removed, Dr Firas advised that he could smooth my skin and reduce scarring using the CO2 laser technique. I have just completed my 5th session and the results have been incredible, both myself and Dr Firas feel that the 5th session will completely erase any scarring, however even before the 5th session, I am now in a place that i could only have dreamed of before my treatment. I will always be grateful to Dr Firas for changing my life and giving me my confidence back. I cannot recommend him highly enough. He really does care and most importantly he delivered.

Patient seen for:
laser treatment
13-09-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I am currently having treatment with Dr. Firas for acne/rosacea at his Skins clinic at Shepherds Bush green. using his new laser he has completely transformed my skin. The thread veins on the sides of my face have gone, the redness of my face has vastly reduced, I cannot believe the difference it's made to my confidence even at my age (62). No more not attending social occasions when flare ups occur, no more feeling that people are looking at my skin condition, Dr. Firas and his treament has been truly amazing and I cannot thank him enough.

Patient seen for:
Acne/Rosacea
12-09-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I felt I had to write this review as Dr. Al Niami is an amazing doctor and he has managed to remove a lesion on my forehead which developed last Autumn. I have been using dermatologists for a few years now and even had a "celebrity one" and some other highly regarded ones who were fine with general dermatology but not with anything complex or advanced in my view. It was after much consultation with other doctors and money spent I was fortunate to find this doctor after much research. I had one appointment with him and was totally confident with him (as I have Asian skin and it can be harder/complex to treat) and he has a great bedside manner. I had one session of Picoway laser and then a second one a few weeks ago. He was supportive during the healing phases too and responded to my concerns with reassurance and clinical advice (even out of clinical hours). It is in the healing stages and almost invisible so I am very happy so far. I cannot recommend him enough in my view he is the hidden gem of Harley street. I would recommend him to anyone with skin issues without any hesitation.

02-08-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

I had no qualms about travelling down from my home near Newcastle to consult with Dr Al-Niami at the London Scar Clinic as I had heard and read that he is considered to be one of the top ( as well as one of the most prolific and widely published ) dermatologists in the country. My area of concern was rolling acne scars to both temples of the face. After examination, Dr Al-Niaimi recommended subcision and Sculptra filler followed by a second round of Sculptra filler a few months later. In addition to his undoubted clinical expertise, Dr Al-Niaimi's warm and engaging manner gave me total confidence in him. My confidence was not misplaced: the results are, I and others believe, nothing short of outstanding and completely exceeded my expectations ( please feel free to ask Dr Al-Niaimi to show you my before and after photos if he so agrees ). I would have no hesitation in recommending Dr Al-Niaimi to anyone with any area of dermatological concern.. He's a brilliant clinician as well as a true gentleman.

19-06-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Excellent doctor. Very professional.

08-03-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

An excellent doctor. Always willing to listen and cares very much about the patient and any of their concerns.

04-02-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I suffered from a birthmark on my face and went to see Dr. Al-Niaimi for consultation. He explained everything in detail and is clearly very experienced in lasers. I am very happy with my results so far and would highly recommend him

02-01-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I’ve always been delighted with the results of my treatments with Dr Firas Al-Niaimi. He always spends time with me to ensure I get exactly the results I desire. He’s always very kind and very professional. I would highly recommend him for any treatments.

31-12-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Friendly and competent dermatologist

24-10-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Al-Niami is an expert in acne and laser

25-08-2018
Overall
5
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5
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5

Excellent service and friendly doctor

23-08-2018
Overall
5
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5
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5

Dr Firas provides top class medical services with a personalised and highly professional bespoke approach. I have been using his services for 5 years and the results have been highly satisfactory every time.

02-08-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I was first recommended to see Dr Al-Niaimi by my cousin who has seen him few times are very happy with his manners and excellent skills. I first saw him at a skn clinic and he was very helpful and professional. He instantly made the diagnosis and explained he had to take me to a different clinic to perform the treatment and he was very helpful and professional throughout the whole process. I am very pleased with my results and wholeheartedly recommend him as a superb dermatologist. Thank you very much Dr Al-Niaimi

23-07-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I suffer from hyper pigmentation which is common among Chinese / Japanese / Korean. When I was living in Shanghai, it was relatively easy get the laster treatment done. Now living in London, I tried a few clinics without success until I came across Dr Firas’ profile on line. It turns out that booking a consultation with Dr Firas was the best decision ever! Dr Firas’ diagnose and suggestions of treatment gave me great confidence. Based on previous experience in Shanghai, I known I finally find the right doctor who can treat my skin problem in London. The consultation and treatment experience was first class. Not to mention that Dr Firas’ expertise will put patients at ease immediately, Dr Firas is also very approachable and warm. More importantly, Dr Firas listens and truly appreciates my anxiety caused by the stubborn brown spots. Due to clash time schedule and equipment availability, Dr Firas went out of his way and offered to do my laser treatment on a Saturday, which was his day off. I am very grateful and moved by Dr Firas’ sense of responsibility, professionalism and his willingness to help each patient. Thank you so much, Dr Firas.

23-07-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Firas treated me with a carbon dioxide laser.The results were excellent, particularly around my eyes and cheeks. He has been caring,professional and extremely helpful if I ever have a query.Furthermore, I suffered with an infection afterwards in my lip area and he has gone above and beyond to give me further treatments to ensure I have the best possible outcome,now my upper lip has become smooth-I can not recommend him enough.Thank you

23-07-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I suffer from hyper pigmentation which is common among Chinese / Japanese / Korean. When I was living in Shanghai, it was relatively easy get the laster treatment done. Now living in London, I tried a few clinics without success until I came across Dr Firas’ profile on line. It turns out that booking a consultation with Dr Firas was the best decision ever! Dr Firas’ diagnose and suggestions of treatment gave me great confidence. Based on previous experience in Shanghai, I known I finally find the right doctor who can treat my skin problem in London. The consultation and treatment experience was first class. Not to mention that Dr Firas’ expertise will put patients at ease immediately, Dr Firas is also very approachable and warm. More importantly, Dr Firas listens and truly appreciates my anxiety caused by the stubborn brown spots. Due to clash time schedule and equipment availability, Dr Firas went out of his way and offered to do my laser treatment on a Saturday, which was his day off. I am very grateful and moved by Dr Firas’ sense of responsibility, professionalism and his willingness to help each patient. Thank you so much, Dr Firas.

22-07-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I have had cosmetic injections with Dr Firaz for the last couple of years and he is excellent - I just recommended him to mother. The results are spot on - no wrinkles but very natural looking. He ices my face first and when I leave the appointment, you couldn't tell I have had anything done. He has always been very professional and willing to give me a proper answer to any question about dermatology. A really nice guy too which helps. I've been to other Harley steet doctors, and I'll be sticking with this one.

22-06-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I have been to see a handful of doctors for my cosmetic injections and lip fillers but Dr FIras has been the best so therefore have continued to see him I have always been really happy with my results and had compliments on his work His always professional, friendly and helpful I will definitely carry on recommending him to people Amazing doctor

22-06-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I have been seeing Dr Firas for acne scarring, cosmetic injection and fillers for the last 3 years and cannot recommend him enough! He is very understanding and easy to talk to about any fears or concerns you may have and I have always gone away extremely happy with the results. I trust him completely and always recommend him to family and friends.

22-06-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr. Al-Niaimi is a world class dermatologist and incredibly attentive and caring. I see no one else for my skin problems.

22-06-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Very pleased with my acne treatment and Dr Al-Niaimi has been wonderful throughout the treatment journey

12-05-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Excellent bedside manners

10-05-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I was introduced to Dr Al- Niami through my cousin who sees him regularly and is very pleased with his treatments. Dr Al-Niami was very professional and answered all my questions and initiated a treatment plan that so far seems to be working very well. I highly recommend him.

10-05-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Polite and competent doctor. Pleased with the service

01-05-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr. Firas is first class. He always put me completely at ease before any treatment and the results have always been nothing short of excellent. Would recommend him to anyone.

14-02-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Dr Firas, Following the loss of my wife to cancer I was left with deep lines and a world weary appearance - especially around my eyes that made me look and feel miserable all the time. However the amazing treatment you’ve carried out on the areas of excessive wrinkles and hollowness around my eyes has literally taken years off me. I am so pleased with how much you’ve achieved with such a painless and fast procedure. I look like myself - but ten years ago - thanks to your expert advice and excellent treatment. My friends and family have all commented that I look years younger!. You have been very friendly throughout and your gentle approach has really made the process a positive & painless experience. I have no hesitation to recommend you to anybody. Thank you very much indeed for helping me.

12-02-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I went to see Dr Firas for some much needed skin care and I honestly wasn’t expecting the results that happened! I was a little anxious at first, it always is when you have someone new coming at you with a needle! But Dr Firas put me at ease. Very professional, knowledgeable and kind. His results speak for themselves. Thank you so much for your expertise and patience.

12-02-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I would highly recommend Dr Firas, I have had a skin condition on my face for the last six months & after meeting with Dr Firas, I am a week into my treatment & have already noticied a significant difference. He was very accomodating & made me feel completely relaxed. I couldn’t recommend him enough

11-02-2018
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1
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1
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1

I don't recommend him.

Dr Firas Al-Niaimi

Dear sir. I am very sorry you were disappointed with your service and really hoped you would have a better experience. I understand you spoke to my secretary recently and let me clarify my stand here. Unfortunately many dermatology conditions can be frustrating and have a chronic nature. Whilst some of the rashes can look alarming at first glance, we as dermatologists are trained to look at patterns and distribution and ways of clinical examination to come up to a diagnosis. In some we cases we may need to run some extra tests such as a skin biopsy or swab. I explained the advantages and disadvantages and what to expect from the treatment in your own native language (Arabic) as well as in English. In the UK we have guidelines and recommendations on how to manage certain skin diseases and this is largely based on evidence-based medicine and whilst clinical experience plays a huge role here, nevertheless the first-line management and it's rationale was explained to you and I still believe that was the safest intervention in your case. You were provided by a report and my secretary contacted you on numerous occasions and a follow-up was offered and arranged to you which you declined. Please be assured that it is my absolute priority to ensure I answer all your questions and that your skin condition is under control. You are very welcome to get in touch and see me again for a review and I will explain the next steps and address your frustrations.

25-01-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I suffer from bad acne scars and Dr Al-Niaimi diagnosed it as severe rolling scars and recommended subcision with a technique he is an expert in. At first I was nervous but one week after the procedure and I cannot believe the degree of improvement which has given me my confidence back. I am grateful to Dr Al-Niaimi for his skills.

07-01-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Very competent and friendly

28-12-2017
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I struggled with skin issues for over 10 years. I went to see many beauty/skin care companies where I spent a fortune. I heard promises, put my skin through torture until I met Dr Al-Niaimi. He is a proper qualified and experienced dermatologist. He asked me lots of questions and discussed treatment plan with me. In less than 3 months my skin is finally clear, it feels amazing... I cannot recommend Dr Al-Niaimi enough.

27-11-2017
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I am very pleased with the excellent medical service provided by Dr Al-Niaimi

09-10-2017
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

My experience with Dr Al- Niaimi was excellent Dr Al-Niaimi answered all my questions and took his time explaining the procedure I was completely at ease during the consultation and then the procedure Great After Care was given and I left feeling that I knew how best to look after my treatment area I would not hesitate to recommend Dr Al-Niaimi for any body wishing to have the best professional treatments , with a kind and knowledgable Dermatologist .

28-08-2017
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Very pleased with my scar treatment. Thank you Dr Al-Niaimi

17-08-2017
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Excellent dermatologist!

17-08-2017
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I am very pleased with my acne treatment and feel much more confident now. Thank you Dr Firas!

28-07-2017
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr. Firas is not only an expert in facial rejuvenation treatments based on years of experience in the field, but just as importantly he is incredibly patient focused. Having not had any such treatment when I first met Firas, he quickly put me at ease and gave me what turned out to be perfect advice regarding the treatments available. Firas also was very clear on realistic outcomes of each treatment type as well as any after effects and any risks associated with the procedures undertaken. It is rare to find such a combined patient centric and medical excellence care that instils trust that I can attest creates the finest possible results. Without doubt I will continue to see Firas for my treatments all the time he continues to practice.

19-07-2017
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I suffer from acne and had peels and creams in the past which did not help. Dr Firas is an artist and completely cleared my acne in a very short time. I am very grateful.

07-07-2017
Overall
5
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5
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5

I have been one of Dr Firas clients for over three years. He is extremely professional and has a very nice manner about him. Puts your mind at ease and gives great advice about any expectations you have. I'm always happy with the results and treatment I receive. Wouldn't go anywhere else.

29-06-2017
Overall
5
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5
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5

A 30 years old woman & has been suffering from acne since I was 16! I've been through many treatment plans that actually didn't work, or worked for a short time only. I came to dr. Feras with a little hesitation that my problem wouldn't be solved but he gave me a promise 'I'll make your face clear again'. I started to notice the doctor's promise from the second month & as the moths were passing, my face become clearer. Most importantly, the success of the treatment is not only from the surface but it is exceeded to the phycological level. My trust in my self, besides my confidence are really boosted during this period. I'm really pleased & honored to be under the treatment & supervision of dr. Feras. I strongly recommend any one who has acne or any other skin problems to see dr. Feras

26-06-2017
Overall
5
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5
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5

Very pleased with the scar clinic service

23-06-2017
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Very knowledgable doctor,with great manners . Always on time . His aesthetic work is superb , creating very natural looks .

23-06-2017
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I saw Dr Al-Niaimi for laser treatment for my scars and I found him very knowledgeable and informative. I am looking forward to my treatment.

22-06-2017

Peer recommendations

Recommended by 3 doctors for:
3

Dermatology

Dr Ahmed Bachelani
Dr Ahmed Bachelani

19-08-2018

Dr Al-Niaimi is an excellent Dermatologist whose extensive knowledge and experience is only outmatched by the care and attention with which he treats his patients.

For specialty: Dermatology
Connection: Is a colleague

Dr Al-Niaimi is an excellent dermatologist, very knowledgeable, caring, empathetic. He is loved by all his patients and held in great esteem by his Colleagues! I would recommend him to any patient looking for the best Dermatologist around!

For specialty: Dermatology
Connection: Is a colleague
Dr Vindy Ghura
Dr Vindy Ghura

24-07-2018

Dr Al-Niami is a talented dermatologist, laser specialist and Mohs surgeon who I was delighted to help in the training of. He has excellent knowledge and is humble with it! I would have no hesitation in recommending him to patients.

For specialty: Dermatology
Connection: Is a colleague

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