83 Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey CR7 7JH Tel: 020 8683 6730

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Medical Director Dr. Nilanjana Vajpeyi BSc MBBS MRCGP DPD CAP (allergy)


Before beginning Brigstock Skin and laser Centre and the Laser hair removal service Dr Nilu Vajpeyi has been working as a GP for over 10 years. Whilst transforming her current practice by almost doubling the list size in just 6 years she identified the need for high quality clinical laser hair removal in her catchment area.

This and her keen interest in dermatology was the catalyst for the laser hair removal service. Dr N Vajpeyi is a GPwSI in Dermatology and played a pivotal role in tendering for NHS Croydon’s Community Intermediate Dermatology Service contract. She has been instrumental in the set-up of this service with her focus being excellent clinical governance. She believes NHS and private patients deserve outstanding clinical care and services they can communicate with easily, closer to home. Having completed a Certificate of Advanced Study from Imperial College in Allergy with Distinction, Dr Vajpeyi is keen to develop this aspect of both the NHS and private Dermatology services she provided; bringing care to those whose need is currently not being met in Croydon.

Dr LitchensteinResident Consultant Dermatologist: Dr. Daniel A. Lichtenstein MD, MHA, MPA
Dr Lichtenstein has published many papers on dermatology and has presented at countless scientific meetings all over the world. Educated at Harvard University where he has also lectured, Dr Lichtenstein is a talented linguist, he speaks French, Hebrew, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch and Arabic as well of course as English. Born in France and Educated in the USA and Israel, Dr Lichtenstein has held several consultant posts in hospitals throughout the UK and presented to many medical bodies including the British Association of Dermatologists. In addition to his regular hospital posts Dr Lichtenstein also the consultant lead dermatologist for Communitas Clinics, an award winning community based NHS intermediate dermatology service that offers clinics in and around the south East England.

Natalie Brigstock photo smClinical Doctor: Natalie Soobadoo (MRCGP MBBS DCH DRCOG DFSRH LoC IUT LoC SDI)
Dr. Natalie Soobadoo qualified as a doctor at St Bartholomew’s and the London Medical School in 2009. She is an experienced practising GP who has also trained in aesthetic medicine and cosmetic treatments. Natalie is aware of a growing desire for beautiful and youthful looking skin and aims to achieve the highest standard of service and treatment that is safe and ethical. She is professional and thorough in her approach and clients are invited to attend a thorough initial assessment and consultation of their skin and aesthetic needs before treatment. Natalie finds aesthetic medicine rewarding as it directly enhances the lives of clients making them happier and more self-confident with their image.

Resident Dermatologist: Dr Nadim Ni’man MD, MRCGP, PGDip in clinical dermatology.
Dr Ni’man graduated at medical school in 2002 and later obtained a distinction in his postgraduate diploma in clinical dermatology from Queens Mary University London.

Recently he relocated to London from Bournemouth with a desire to practice in a more vibrant environment that offers him the opportunity to develop further within a stimulating clinical environment.


Registered Manager: Christian Lyons BEng MSc

Christian has 6 years experience of working in the health care sector. Over that time he has developed and incorporated several private and public healthcare businesses and contracts. These include Brigstock Skin and Laser Centre, a NHS GP Practice, travel clinics and the two NHS contracts that have been awarded to CPBC Ltd to date. The private services have necessitated accreditation from the Care Quality Commission, which resulted in the registration the independent private hospital that the laser hair removal service operates from.

Christian also has other business interests in property and the entertainment industry, which allow him to draw best practice form all areas of his business portfolio.

Aesthetic Nurse: Rozina Hassan-Kabani (RN, B.Sc., M.Ed.)
As a Fully qualified nurse, Rozina has over 10 years experience in the fields of medical laser, aesthetics and skin rejuventation. She has a BTEC certificate in laser skin applications and prior to her arrival at Brigstock Skin and Laser worked for many years at Laserase Croydon and PH7 as a lase nurse specialist. She is a member of the Royal College of Nursing, Aesthetic Nurses Forum. In addition to performing treatments, Rozina also offers advice on the use of medical grade cosmecuetucals.

Senior Clinical Technician: Ms. Nagar
Varsha has over 10 years of experience working in various clinical environments. During this time she has accumulated a vast knowledge relating to the sector. She has also worked extensively as a beautician, specialising in hair removal techniques such as waxing and threading. She is now fully trained and qualified as a professional laser technician and has gained much experience in this field. As the senior aesthetician at the practice, she has an accomplished proficiency treating clients with a wide range of skin types and needs.

Clinical Technician: Ellie Salmani
As a fully qualified beauty and holistic therapist, Ellie has over 15 years experience in the skin care profession. She also has a foundation degree in advance practices for beauty therapy from Leeds Metropolitan University. Her latest qualification has enabled Ellie to significantly increase her knowledge of skin rejuvenation and the treatment of skin conditions such as vascular lesions. Her experience has assisted Ellie in perfecting her skills in treating patients, particularly in removing unwanted hair and skin rejuvenation with IPL and lasers to achieve excellent results.

Clinical Technician: Shehla Habib
Shehla Habib initially began working within Croydon PBC’s Dermatology department with operates from the same premises as Brigstock Skin and Laser Centres’ North Croydon premises. Working for this Dermatology service enabled Shehla to gain an enormous amount of experience of the profession.  She also has previous experience working as a beautician and specialising in threading and it is this that sparked her interest in Laser Hair Removal and Skin Rejuvenation. Shehla now works is a clinical technician and successfully treats patients of all skin types.

Clinical Technician: Yan Chu
Yan initially qualified as a beauty therapist with NVQ level 3 and is proficient in performing most beauty treatments such as waxing, facials and electrolysis and has over 4 years’ experience in the beauty industry. Yan later developed a strong interest in Laser Hair removal and skin rejuvenation and became a specialist in this field.
Yan has a bubbly personality and is always keen to learn new skills and is willing to help clients to achieve their goals and be confident within themselves. Yan has special interest in Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup and medical grade skin care products.

Testimonials

  • Pereti J


    I began laser hair removal with Varsha a couple of months ago and am so happy with the results. The hair removal has been very effective and has immensely improved my confidence and self esteem. Varsha has been very friendly and attentive and has guided me kindly throughout the whole process. I highly recommend this treatment and continue to see amazing results.”

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  • Johanna Sukumar


    “At first I was very hesitant to get laser hair removal done due to any side effects it may cause and the chance of it being painful. However after having had my consultation where I had a patch test done and all my questions were answered I was reassured and so decided to go ahead with booking an appointment for my first laser treatment. I decided to buy a course of 6 treatments to start with, and with the extend of offers available at the surgery this financially worked out very well for me.

    I have now completed at least 6 treatments and I am very happy with the result. My skin is much smoother and there is much less hair growth on the treated areas. As well as this I have realised that my skin is much fairer as the previous dark patches on my skin have now reduced and my skin tone is much more even throughout.

    During my time at Brigstock skin and laser centre my laser technician Ellie Salmani looked after me very well. She was always very professional but also very friendly, which made me feel at ease. She prepares the skin thoroughly during all appointments reducing any discomfort which I may otherwise experience. She also communicates with me while carrying out the procedure so I know what is going on which is comforting too.
    I highly recommend Brigstock skin and laser centre as I have had a very good experience there, not only does it give you a professional service but it also provides you with great results, and due to the variety and new offers available each month it doesn’t necessarily break the bank.

    Thank you”

  • Johnathon Kemp


    “Last week I visited Christian’s business, the Brigstock Skin & Laser Centre. I went to have a tattoo removed. After giving Christian the referral, I received a call from one of his staff almost immediately to arrange for an initial consultation.

    I was offered a range of appointment times so it was easy choosing a time that suited me.

    For the consultation I met with one of Christian’s staff, Rozina, who talked me through what the treatment would involve, pain control options and what result to expect.

    The treatment is laser based and Rozina did a test treatment on the tattoo so I knew what it would feel like and we could see if there was going to be any kind of reaction.

    I had the full treatment 2 weeks later.

    Rozina was thoroughly professional with a fantastic bedside manner. I’m not sure I was the easiest patient.

    While I was there, I met many of the staff and it seemed like a happy workplace.

    I highly recommend the Brigstock Centre. It is both friendly and professional.

    And if anyone is thinking of getting a tattoo -DON’T!”

  • Ellie S


    “Brigstock Skin and Laser Center was unknown to me, until I started researching the Soprano Laser which is particularly suited to Asian and dark skin type, however I was particularly happy when I discovered that the Centre is both local and part of a dermatological medical practice.

    I went along for a patch test with Ellie Salmani, who discussed my medical history with laser and performed a quick and painless patch test on the 2 areas I wanted treating.
    I have to say she is a true professional and furthermore a very friendly individual who made me feel at ease, straightaway.
    Every appointment, Ellie prepares the skin thoroughly to ensure any potential discomfort is minimized and during the treatment she communicates to ensure that I am comfortable.

    To me personally, it is very important that I trust the technician who is treating me and I can unreservedly say, Ellie Salami has made my previous ordeals I have had in other clinics, almost a distant memory! Ellie’s knowledge and approach has made me review what other treatments are possible for my skin, which I previously thought were not suitable!

    Furthermore the clinic as a whole seems to be run efficiently and appointments are generally to time. Also the literature available is extensive, both onsite and online.

    I would be happy to recommend Brigstock Skin Laser Centre as being a suitable and safe treatment centre where high professional standards are met.”