Dr Ian Webster was born in Cape Town, South Africa. He did his undergraduate medical degree at the University of Cape Town where he also did his postgraduate specialist training in Dermatology at Groote Schuur. Dr Webster was the first Dermatologist to bring skin laser surgery to Southern Africa and underwent post-graduate training in laser surgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA.
Dr Webster has been in private practice as a Specialist Dermatologist in Somerset West, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa since 1992. Dr Webster was also the 1st Skin Specialist (and Medical Practitioner) to develop an online cosmeceutical store in South Africa. Dermastore® is an expertly curated, online boutique that launched in April of 2015, where Dr Webster shares his 27 years of experience working with leading scientific brands.
He has a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, laser treatments and general skin health, helping to solve problems associated with sun damaged and ageing skin. With 27 years of expertise he is able to offer a variety of treatments, procedures and products.
Dr Webster’s Practice Philosophy
He believes in evidence-based medicine
Dr Webster strongly believes in evidence-based Dermatology i.e. that all treatments that he recommends, come with strong scientific evidence.
He loves a challenge
Dr Webster is first and foremost a clinical physician in Dermatology and he loves a challenge. He will spend as much time and energy as it takes to make a difficult diagnosis and to find the best way to treat the condition for the best outcome possible.
He likes to satisfy his patient’s realistic expectations
His patients come from far and wide seeking answers to not only medical conditions but advice on the best treatments or products available to help with skin ageing. He strives to meet his patient’s realistic expectations and give them the best results possible – a happy patient with a good result is the best advert for his expertise and skills.
A desire to never stop learning and experience is what counts
Dr Webster has an insatiable appetite for knowledge and he never stops reading or learning, not just about Dermatology but life skills, business and personal advancement so that he can provide a holistic approach in his relationships with his patients. Before his specialisation in Dermatology, he worked in many different areas of medicine, including as a doctor on the Antarctic supply vessel, the SA Agulhas: the varied experience has given him an added advantage as a diagnostician.