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.
Resident 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 South East England.
Clinical 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.
Clinical Aesthetic Doctor: Dr Eelyn Tay MBChB MRCGP DPD DRCOG
Dr Tay graduated at Leicester Medical School in 2009. She is a qualified GP and has a special interest in dermatology and cosmetic treatments. She holds a diploma in practical dermatology from Cardiff University and is currently in the process of obtaining a masters in Aesthetic Medicine at Queen Mary University London. Dr Tay has a true passion for enhancing natural beauty and promoting anti-ageing treatments for skin. She aims to provide the highest standard of cosmetic treatments through research and up to date learning.
Registered Manager: Christian Lyons BEng MSc
Christian has 6 years of experience 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, an 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 of 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 rejuvenation. 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 cosmeceuticals.
Senior Clinical Technician: Ms. Varsha 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.
Senior Clinical Technician: Ellie Salmani
As a fully qualified beauty and holistic therapist, Ellie has over 15 years of experience in the skincare 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: Tidora Malke Zardo
Tidora has over 20 years of experience in the beauty industry. She started her career as a beauty therapist and then went on to further develop her skills in more medical aesthetics procedures such as laser hair removal, skin rejuvenation, pigmentation and vascular lesions. Tidora has previously worked at a Harley Street Clinic and joined Brigstock Skin & Laser Centre in 2017.