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Dr Vanessa Lapiner

Specialist Dermatologist

I strive always to live up to my reputation of mastering the full spectrum of dermatology in a kind, warm and thoughtful manner.

Dr Vanessa Lapiner

Specialist Dermatologist

Dr Vanessa Lapiner is a specialist dermatologist with key interests in dermatological surgery, the field of mole mapping and dermo-cosmetology.

A curious mind, analytical aptitude and appreciation of subtle clinical clues make for an expert diagnostician while patients respond to her gentle and unhurried care, focusing always on the patient rather than on the disease. She opened her dermatology practice in the heart of Sea Point in 2011 which quickly became synonymous with achieving superior patient-centric outcomes. A desire to make an all-encompassing approach to skin feel seamless to her patients drove her to add first laser and aesthetic specialists to her practice in 2018 followed by leaders in the world of integrative medicine in 2019. The result is TASH360: a unique total approach to skin health set in the most beautiful and comfortable of environments.

MBChB, MSc Med (Cell Biology), FC Derm (SA)

Specialist Dermatologist and Founder of TASH360 and root4 and co-founder of AD&L

Key career distinctions

  • 1999: Amelia Schenkman scholarship for the University of Cape Town to study medicine
  • 2004: Recipient of the Golden Keys National Honours award for graduating from her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree with first class honours and distinction
  • 2009: Completed a Master of Science in Medicine in Cell Biology, graduating with distinction in recognition of work on pigment cell disorders
  • 2010: Graduated summa cum laude as a Fellow of the College of Dermatologists of South Africa, receiving the prestigious Peter Gordon-Smith award for clinical excellence.
  • 2011: Established a private dermatology practice in Sea Point
  • 2018: Co-founded the establishment of Atlantic Dermatology and Laser
  • 2019: Founded the establishment of TASH360

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A team of specialists all united to help you to optimise your wellness journey and achieve your natural beauty through 360-degree care and support.

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theTASH360life

Our leading specialists take real-life, practical skin and health concerns and arm you with the facts – Simple.

How worried about UV should we be in winter?

Most people want to ease up on sun protection during winter as the sun feels weaker and they assume they are less likely to burn.  Sadly only one of the two UV perpetrators, UVB, is actually reduced by clouds.  And while these UVB rays are the culprit behind sunburn, the other type of UV rays, UVA, are very much present year round- and it’s imperative to avoid them. 

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