6 Best Dermatologists in London

Dr. Victoria Akhras- The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic

Dr. Sunil Chopra – The London Dermatology Centre

Dr. Ariel Haus – Dr Haus Dermatology

Dr. Aadarsh Shah – The London Skin and Hair Clinic

Dr. Justine Kluk – Consultant Dermatologist London

Dr. Simon Zokaie – LINIA Skin Clinic

How We Picked the Top Dermatologists in London

  • Accessibility: We made sure to include clinics that are easily accessible for any concerns or questions.  We also looked into the ease of booking an appointment. 
  • Expertise: We saw to it that we only featured dermatologists with extensive experience and solid credentials. We looked at their academic background and specialisations. 
  • Professionalism: Aside from their expertise, we also included practitioners who will make you feel safe when you consult with them. We saw to it that we included dermatologists that are helpful and friendly overall. 
  • Patient Satisfaction: Lastly, we also gauged their performance based on their patient feedback. We scoured common comments and looked into the consistency of their service. 

1. Dr. Victoria Akhras- The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic

Dr. Victoria Akhras- The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic

Website:https://www.theharleystreetdermatologyclinic.co.uk/ 

Address: 5 Devonshire Pl, London W1G 6JP, United Kingdom

Contact Details: +44 20 3322 7852

Operating Hours: Monday- Friday (8 AM-6 PM); Saturday (10 AM – 2PM); Closed on Sundays

Consumer Rating: B

Google reviews score3.9/5
Yelp reviews score4.2/5
Facebook reviews score4.4/5 
Total reviews4/5
Score consistency4/5

Our Rating: B

Patient Satisfaction4/5
Accessibility3.5/5
Operating Hours3/5
Responsiveness4/5
Expertise5/5
Range of services5/5
Years of experience5/5
Professionalism4/5

Pros

  • Doctor has a lot of specialisations 
  • Huge team 
  • Short waiting lists 
  • Virtual consultations possible 

Cons

  • Expensive rates
  • Inconsistent operating hours

Dr. Akhras is a consultant dermatologist at The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic. Her expertise is general dermatology and she is also a lead clinician in one of the biggest skin cancer screening and treatment centres in the country. 

She consults on all general dermatology for both adults and kids. She’s a great option for conditions like eczema, psoriasis, allergies, and acne. 

Not only that, she also runs a diphencyprone clinic that specialises in treating viral warts and alopecia areata.

She’s not just a good doctor, but she’s also actively involved in dermatological research. She has even set up the Skin Tumour Tissue Research Centre at St. George’s Hospital, where her NHS practice is based. 

She has a strong academic background, graduating medicine from Imperial College London with flying colours. Aside from her solid credentials and numerous specialisations, we featured her because of how easy it is to talk to her. 

She’s knowledgeable and professional and really puts her patients at ease. 

She comes from a huge team of dermatologists in her clinic. So should you need a referral, it’s very easy to find one who specialises in your condition. 

The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic has won numerous awards for their quality service and proven track record. They have been around for 20 years and it’s obvious why they have built such a strong reputation as a clinic. 

They have a wide range of services offered aside from general dermatology. They also specialise in skin cancer treatments. 

If you have psoriasis, they offer phototherapy services as well. They also have skin rejuvenation treatments like chemical peels, microneedling, etc. 

They have short waiting lists and sometimes offer same-week appointments. We like that the clinic is a safe and comfortable place with a relaxing atmosphere. 

If ever you can’t go to the clinic yourself, they also offer virtual consultations for some conditions. Check this page for guidelines on how to set up a virtual appointment. 

Do know that their consultation prices are on the expensive side. So this is something to take into account. 

2. Dr. Sunil Chopra – The London Dermatology Centre

Dr. Sunil Chopra - The London Dermatology Centre

Website:https://www.london-dermatology-centre.co.uk/ 

Address: 69 Wimpole St, London W1G 8AS, United Kingdom

Contact Details: +44 20 7467 3720

Operating Hours: Monday- Thursday (9 AM-8 PM); Friday (9AM-5:30 PM); Saturday (10 AM – 1 PM); Closed on Sundays

Consumer Rating: C+

Google reviews score4.2/5
Yelp reviews score2.5/5
Facebook reviews score3.9/5 
Total reviews4/5
Score consistency4/5

Our Rating: B

Patient Satisfaction4/5
Accessibility3.5/5
Operating Hours3/5
Responsiveness4/5
Expertise4/5
Range of services4/5
Years of experience4/5
Professionalism4/5

Pros

  • Specialises in scalp problems, pigmentation problems, acne scarring, rosacea, and skin cancer
  • Versatile
  • Wide range of treatments offered 
  • Upfront pricing 
  • Reasonable rates

Cons

  • Small team of dermatologists 
  • Limited info on website 

Dr. Chopra was recently awarded the ‘Professional of the Year’ Award from Asian Voice Magazine. It’s not hard to see why. 

He has extensive experience and solid credentials. He’s a member of the British Association of Dermatology and registered with the General Medical Council. 

He specialises in scalp problems, pigmentation problems, acne scarring, rosacea, and skin cancer. 

His academic background is also impressive. He had his postgraduate medical training at University College London and Chase Farms Hospital. 

He also carried out research on the blood and nerve supply of the skin and runs a research group into possible treatments for skin cancer. 

Plus, he’s so amazing to work with. He’ll really explain all your options and walk you through every step of treatment. 

The clinic he’s from is not that big so their team is composed of only a few other dermatologists. So that’s something to consider. 

Despite their small team, The London Dermatology Centre is very versatile. They offer general dermatology treatment but also offer aesthetic solutions like laser treatments, acne scarring treatments, fillers, peels, weight loss treatments, and so on. 

They’re very upfront with their pricing. Their rates are reasonable and are on the lower end of the spectrum, based on what we’ve seen. 

We wish they offered more information on their website and that they had a more reliable online form to book appointments, however. As it is a bit hard to look through their services. 

3. Dr. Ariel Haus – Dr Haus Dermatology

Dr. Ariel Haus - Dr Haus Dermatology

Website:https://drhausdermatology.com/ 

Address: 75 Harley St, London W1G 8QL, United Kingdom

Contact Details: +44 20 7935 6358

Operating Hours: Monday- Friday (9 AM-8:30 PM); Closed on weekends

Consumer Rating: B

Google reviews score4.8/5
Yelp reviews score4.1/5
Facebook reviews score4.7/5 
Total reviews4/5
Score consistency4/5

Our Rating: B

Patient Satisfaction4/5
Accessibility3/5
Operating Hours2/5
Responsiveness4/5
Expertise4/5
Range of services4/5
Years of experience4/5
Professionalism4/5

Pros

  • Specialises in acne, psoriasis and skin cancer
  • Can practice both medical dermatology and aesthetic treatments 
  • Good bedside manner 
  • Wide range of treatments 
  • Fast response time

Cons

  • Lack of info on website about pricing 
  • No online form
  • Closed on weekends

Dr. Haus, the founder of the clinic, is one of the most passionate dermatologists you’ll ever encounter. He is licensed to practise as a doctor in Brazil, Portugal and the United Kingdom. 

He qualified as a doctor in Rio de Janeiro following his training in Santa Casa Misercordia Hospital. He then obtained qualifications to practise dermatology, aesthetic medicine, and even anti-ageing medicine. 

He specialises in both medical dermatology concerns and cosmetic or aesthetic treatments. Specifically, he has a keen interest in acne, psoriasis and skin cancer. 

Aside from his solid background, we also liked his calm and reassuring bedside manner. It’s easy to feel at ease around him and he explains treatment plans thoroughly. 

Although the clinic has a big staff, we noticed there are only 3 other in-house dermatologists. So that’s something to take into account. 

Aside from general dermatology, this clinic offers a wide range of treatments like body hair removal, anti-wrinkle treatments, facials, fillers, body sculpting, LED treatment, and many more. 

Although they are responsive when you call them and ask, we wish they had more details on their website about their treatments and pricing. They also don’t have an online booking form. 

4. Dr. Aadarsh Shah – The London Skin and Hair Clinic

Dr. Aadarsh Shah - The London Skin and Hair Clinic

Website:https://www.thelondonskinandhairclinic.com/ 

Address: 233 High Holborn, London WC1V 7DN, United Kingdom

Contact Details: +44 20 7183 4565

Operating Hours: Monday- Friday (9 AM-6 PM); Saturday (9:30 AM- 5 PM); Closed on Sundays

Consumer Rating: B

Google reviews score4.7/5
Yelp reviews score4.5/5
Facebook reviews score4/5 
Total reviews4/5
Score consistency4/5

Our Rating: B

Patient Satisfaction4/5
Accessibility3/5
Operating Hours3/5
Responsiveness3/5
Expertise4/5
Range of services4/5
Years of experience4/5
Professionalism4/5

Pros

  • Specialises in inflammatory skin conditions like psoriasis, acne, eczema, rosacea, and other autoimmune blistering conditions
  • Large team of in-house dermatologists
  • Wide range of services offered
  • Easy booking process
  • Virtual consultations available 
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Outdated website 
  • Closed on Sundays 

Dr. Shah is a consultant dermatologist at the clinic who sees and treats adults for different types of skin conditions. He specialises in the management of patients with inflammatory skin conditions like psoriasis, acne, eczema, rosacea, and other autoimmune blistering conditions. 

Aside from extensive experience seeing patients, he also has an impressive academic background under his belt. He did his medical training at University College London and undertook a fellowship in medical dermatology at St John’s Institute of Dermatology. 

He is able to review patients for mole checks and is experienced in different procedures such as: 

  • Diagnostic skin biopsy
  • Cryotherapy
  • Surgical removal of lesions
  • Curettage
  • Cautery 
  • Steroid injections for hair loss and keloid scars

We also like how approachable Dr. Shah is. He’s empathetic, respectful, and professional at all times. 

He explains your condition well and answers any questions you may have. We like his holistic approach to managing skin conditions. 

There is also a large team of dermatologists available aside from Dr. Shah at the clinic. So should you require a different dermatologist, it’s easy to find someone who specialises in what you need. 

We like how convenient the location of the clinic is. It’s located next to Holborn tube station. 

If you’re too busy to drop by the clinic, they also offer video consultations in some circumstances. 

They also offer a wide range of other dermatology services. They can do cryotherapy, phototherapy, laser skin treatment, anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, among others.  

As for pricing, we noticed that their prices are affordable. So they’re a great option if you’re operating on a strict budget. 

Booking a consultation is easy, based on what we’ve seen. They have an intuitive online booking form. 

However, we find their website a bit outdated. This makes it hard to check out their services. 

5. Dr. Justine Kluk – Consultant Dermatologist London

Dr. Justine Kluk - Consultant Dermatologist London

Website:https://www.drjustinekluk.com/ 

Address: 25 Harley St, London W1G 9QW, United Kingdom

Contact Details: +44 20 3733 3225

Operating Hours: Monday- Friday (9 AM-5 PM); Closed on weekends

Consumer Rating: B+

Google reviews score4.8/5
Yelp reviews scoreN/A
Facebook reviews score5/5 
Total reviews4/5
Score consistency4/5

Our Rating: B

Patient Satisfaction4/5
Accessibility3.5/5
Operating Hours3/5
Responsiveness4/5
Expertise4/5
Range of services4/5
Years of experience4/5
Professionalism4/5

Pros

  • Specialises in treating acne, rosacea, scarring,  and pigmentation
  • Online appointments available for acne patients 
  • Good bedside manner 
  • Comprehensive treatment plan available for acne 

Cons

  • Expensive rates for consultations 
  • Closed on weekends
  • Small team of dermatologists 

Dr. Kluk is one of the most respected dermatologists in the field. After meeting her, it’s not hard to see why. 

She’s the consultant dermatologist in the clinic and has extensive experience in different dermatological cases. She also has a great academic background, qualifying from University of Birmingham medical school with honours. 

She was even selected for a fellowship in cutaneous oncology at St John’s Institute of Dermatology. She specialises in treating acne, rosacea, scarring,  and pigmentation, in particular. 

Dr. Kluk is compassionate, professional, and very easy to approach. She’s very empathetic when you share your concerns about your condition. 

She really listens to you and walks you through your treatment plan thoroughly. We find her very meticulous.  

We like that she even offers some resources online on her website and social media channels. She shares skin care tips all the time. 

Since the clinic isn’t that big, do know that there are only a few other dermatologists available. So make sure to book your appointment early to make sure you have a slot.

They do offer online appointments as well but only for patients with acne. So that’s something to consider. 

If you’re dealing with something other than acne, it’s best to give them a call to inquire and book an appointment or go to their clinic directly. 

We love how attentive they are and how comprehensive their treatment plan for acne is. They specialise in this so they have a lot of options for clinically-proven acne treatments available. 

We noticed, however, that the price for their consultations are on the expensive side. So if you’re on a tight budget, it’s best to check out the other clinics on our list. 

6. Dr. Simon Zokaie – LINIA Skin Clinic

Website: https://liniaskinclinic.com/

Address: 64 Harley Street,
W1G 7HB

Contact Details: 0207 100 5252

Operating Hours:

Monday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Consumer Rating: B+

Google reviews score4.8/5
Yelp reviews scoreN/A
Facebook reviews scoreN/A
Total reviewsN/A
Score consistencyN/A

Our Rating: B

Patient Satisfaction5/5
Accessibility4/5
Operating Hours4/5
Responsiveness5/5
Expertise4/5
Range of services5/5
Years of experience4/5
Professionalism5/5

Pros

  • Renowned Cosmetic Dermatologist
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians London (MRCP)
  • Incorporates a wide range of non-surgical advanced technologies in the clinic
  • Bilingual doctor

Cons

  • Closed on weekends

Dr. Simon Zokaie, BSc, MBChB, MRCP is the Medical Director of LINIA Skin Clinic.

He’s a renowned Cosmetic Dermatologist on Harley Street and we’re not at all surprised as to why.

He qualified as a medical doctor in 2003 from the University of Manchester. He eventually gained membership to the Royal College of Physicians London (MRCP) where he went through a specialised training in Dermatology.

We like how he’s been passionate about aesthetic procedures to help improve the skin of his patients, as well as their overall wellbeing.

What we also like about him is how he advocates achieving desired results with zero to minimal downtime. He also incorporated a wide range of non-surgical advanced technologies in his clinic, all of which we think is great.

Another thing that makes us trust him as a dermatologist is for the fact that he regularly attends Aesthetic and Medical Dermatology Conferences. This way, he ensures that all his treatment plans are at the forefront of cutting-edge technology.

To add, he speaks both English and Farsi. We think this gives him an edge and broadens his range of clients.

The clinic offers a wide range of aesthetic and cosmetic procedures. The place also has some of the friendliest and most professional staff we’ve come across.

You just have to make sure to book a schedule on weekdays because they’re closed on weekends.

Overall, we highly recommend!

FAQs on Dermatologists in London

Is seeing a dermatologist free in the UK?

There is an option to qualify for free consultations with a dermatologist in the UK. You’ll have to go through the NHS. 

However, it would take a long time to get an appointment this way. So if your concern is pressing, it might be best to check out private clinics and practices. 

How much is a dermatologist consultation in the UK?

The price of a consultation will depend on the clinic and the experience of the dermatologist. To give you an average price, you’ll usually have to shell out around £260 to £450 for an initial consultation.

Can I self refer to a dermatologist UK?

No, you cannot self-refer to a specialist in the NHS, except for cases with sexual clinics or A&E treatment. Most of the time, you’ll get to see a specialist given that you have a letter of referral for your GP. 

How do I go private instead of going to the NHS?

If you have been advised to see a specialist that you want to pay for privately, you can also just get a letter of referral to a private consultant that explains what your condition is and medical history. 

Do know that this usually isn’t free of charge. 

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