Consultant dermatologists leading safe aesthetic care

Executive board



Dr Lanigan was Consultant Dermatologist and clinical lead at the Birmingham Regional Skin Laser Centre from 2001-2009. His main clinical and research interests relate to laser treatment of skin disease.

He has over 160 scientific medical publications including 1 text book, 'Lasers in Dermatology' and 12 book chapters. He was Editor in Chief of Lasers in Medical Science for 8 years. He is on the Editorial Board of 3 leading laser journals.

Doctor Lanigan is an invited speaker and teacher nationally and internationally. He is an executive committee member of the British Medical Laser Association; and member/fellow of the British Association of Dermatologists; and European Society for Lasers in Dermatology. He acts as External Advisor for the Medical Devices Agency and National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE).

Honours include Bronze Award, National Clinical Excellence, 2004.




Having qualified in Johannesburg, he performed his postgraduate general medical training at Hammersmith Hospital and the Royal Postgraduate Medical School in London. He entered UK dermatology as Research Fellow to Professor Malcolm Greaves and has an MD (in physical urticarias) from the University of London. After completing general dermatology training at St John’s Institute of Dermatology in St Thomas’s Hospital, he spent a year as Fellow in Advanced Dermatologic and Mohs Surgery to Dr Neil Swanson in Portland, Oregon, USA. Since 1996, he has been a Consultant Dermatologist at St John’s and more recently to Joint Tumour Service at Moorfields Eye Hospital.  His clinical and research interests include skin cancer management, including Mohs’ surgery, cutaneous laser surgery and cosmetic dermatology. He was the founding President of the British Cosmetic Dermatology Group and is the Director of its annual course. Richard works at St John’s Institute of Dermatology and the Lister Hospital, Chelsea





Nisith graduated from University College Hospital Medical School with class and national prizes in dermatology then worked in the main London teaching hospitals.  He has had further international training in cutaneous surgery and cosmetic dermatology at Vancouver General Hospital, Canada and the Oregon Health Sciences University, USA. He has published original articles in peer-reviewed journals. He undertook research in melanoma skin cancer for which he was a co-winner of the Everett C Fox MD award at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting. He also has qualifications in law and has served as an expert witness in medicolegal cases concerning lasers and other cosmetic treatments. Nisith is active in teaching undergraduates, postgraduates and general practitioners.  He is listed in the 2009 Who's Who of Medicine and Healthcare and was named as one of the top doctors in the Tatler Beauty and Cosmetic Surgery Guide. Nisith works at St John’s Institute of Dermatology





Dr Shergill is a consultant dermatologist holding NHS posts at Brighton General and Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead. He also does private work atThe McIndoe Centre, East Grinstead and The Hove Skin Clinic. He is an experienced general dermatologist who specialises in the treatment of skin cancer and is trained in advanced skin cancer surgery and Mohs surgery which he undertakes at East Grinstead.  He also also use a range of other non-invasive techniques, for example chemotherapeutic creams (Imiquimod and 5-fluorouracil) and photo dynamic therapy. Many of the treatments for skin cancer are also used to treat the cosemtic problems from sun damage and ageing. He carries out cosmetic procedures , including botulinum toxin, fillers, chemical peels, sclerotherapy and laser therapy.  He is an expert in acne scar treatment. Alongside his clinical duties, He is also involved in training medical students, nurses, general practitioners and future dermatologists to be competent in skin cancer management, surgical techniques, cosmetic treatments and laser therapy.  He has presented research papers at national and international conferences and have published in both peer-reviewed journals and textbooks. 





Dr Rachel Urwin graduated from the University of Leeds School of Medicine in 2007. She is member of the Royal College of Physicians and British Association of Dermatologists.  Currently a speciality trainee in dermatology at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Honorary Lecturer for the University of Leeds ,  she will obtain full CCT in September 2015.She has 3 years of experience in the diagnosis and management of diseases of the skin, hair and nails with experience of lasers, dermal fillers and toxin as well as exposure to chemical peeling and sclerotherapy techniques.  She has published work on optimising aesthetic outcomes in dermatological surgery and is due to undertake a post graduate diploma course in aesthetic medicine and skin ageing at Manchester University this year.