Semi Permanent Makeup Reviews

Semi Permanent Makeup Reviews

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We recommend to always do your homework and read as many semi permanent makeup reviews as you can

Semi permanent makeup reviews vary throughout Dubai and the Middle East. In order to obtain a clear understanding of the level of treatment you will receive prior to literally sitting in the chair is challenging. We recommend to always do your homework and read as many semi permanent makeup reviews as you can and where possible, research the specialist who will perform the treatment.

Candice Watson of Exclusive Beauty performs all semi permanent make up and medical micropigmentation treatments to the highest level available in the Middle East. Candice’s skill is unmatched and we pride ourselves in using only the best equipment to ensure the very best treatment.

Candice has over 25 years working in the beauty industry and has worked and trained as a semi permanent make up specialist on Harley Street London. Candice moved to Dubai in 2009 to set up Exclusive Beauty and perform Harley Street standard semi permanent make up treatments to the region.

When checking Semi Permanent Makeup Reviews, be sure to check the specialist’s health and safety standards

When checking Semi Permanent Makeup Reviews, be sure to check the specialist’s health and safety standards. These should always be a major factor in any treatment where blood spores are evident. Exclusive beauty insist that the strictest health and safety standards are followed. All equipment is covered and needles are disposable and are used once per treatment.

We have heard stories of people being asked to keep the needles used for their top up procedure. If this happens to you then you are with the wrong ‘specialist’.

The correct term is semi permanent make up which uses more refined equipment able to perform ultra fine hair strokes to the delicate areas of the face.

Permanent make up should never be totally permanent. Body tattoos are permanent and use cheaper and more aggressive equipment and pigments implanted much deeper into the skin.

The correct term is semi permanent make up which uses more refined equipment able to perform ultra fine hair strokes at more subtle depths to the delicate areas of the face. Semi permanent pigments are implanted into the upper dermal layer of the skin.  Each semi permanent makeup treatment should last 2 or 3 years. This is due to the strength of the sun and UV rays in the region. After 3 years the pigment fades or is expelled naturally from the skin hence the correct term of semi permanent.

We recommend a top up treatment every 18 – 24 months to keep the pigment looking fresh.

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Candice Watson of Exclusive Beauty

All semi permanent make up treatments should consist of two treatments – one treatment at your consultation and a top up usually 3 – 4 weeks later. Lip colour and blush occasionally require more than 1 top up.

Candice Watson of Exclusive Beauty worked and trained on Harley Street, London and is exceptional at semi permanent make up treatments.  Candice is also one of the few specialists in the UAE who is qualified to perform medical micropigmentation treatments so you can rest assured her treatments are some of the best in the region.

All treatments are performed in the London Centre for Aesthetic Surgury (LCAS) and meet all current Dubai Municipality guidelines.

For more information and costs for our range of semi permanent make up treatments please email info@exclusivebeautyuae.com.

To make an appointment please call LCAS on 04 375 2393.

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To discuss Semi Permanent Makeup Reviews or for advice on semi permanent make up treatments including medical micropigmentation treatments please email info@exclusivebeautyuae.com.

Semi Permanent Make Up Dubai UAE

Semi Permanent Make Up specialists based in Dubai, UAE

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Candice Watson performs semi permanent make up to the highest standards in the Middle East.  Candice worked and trained on Harley Street London for over 15 years before setting up Exclusive Beauty in Dubai in 2009. Since then Candice has expanded Exclusive Beauty to include the Sculpt brand of face and body systems.

I moved to Dubai in 2009 and set up Exclusive Beauty to perform permanent make up treatments to the same standard as I used to do on Harley Street locally in the region.

At Exclusive Beauty we only use the best semi permanent make up machine on the market with the highest grade of needles and pigments. Our needles are a similar width to actual hair so there is less trauma to the skin which when coupled with our industry leading machine equals a more comfortable experience for all our permanent make up procedures. Treatments include:

* Semi Permanent Eyebrow
* Semi Permanent Eyeliner
* Semi Permanent Lip Line
* Semi Permanent Full Lip Colour
* Semi Permanent Lip Blush
* Semi Permanent Beauty Spot application

Semi permanent make up treatments last between 2 and 5 years depending on how the skin reacts to the pigment and exposure to the sun and UV rays. In Europe our treatments last around 5 years, in the Middle East as the sun is much stronger we recommend a top up treatment 18 – 24 months after the initial course of treatments. Each treatment course usually consists of an initial treatment and 1 top up, this allows the pigment to properly implanted into the skin and give the best look possible. For lip treatments sometimes more than 1 top up may be required.

In addition to our market leading semi permanent make up treatments we offer medical micropigmentation treatments including scar camouflage, tattoo removals and areolae reconstruction. The same high standards are achieved by using market leading equipment coupled with Candice’s exceptional skill.

Please contact info@exclusivebeautyuae.com for more details.

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* Semi Permanent Make Up also known as Permanent Make Up, SPMU, PMU and Micropigmentation last for 2 to 5 years depending on conditions.

Dubai: Permanent Make Up, Dubai UAE

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Dubai: Permanent Make Up, Dubai UAE

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Permanent Make Up (PMU) is available from Exclusive Beauty from the London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery (LCAS) in Healthcare City, Dubai.

Exclusive Beauty offer one of the best permanent make up treatments in the UAE and are fully licensed to perform permanent make up treatments and medical micropigmentation treatments including scalp and hair loss treatments and scar camouflage and areola reconstruction.

Exclusive Beauty only use the best PMU machine, equipment and pigments on the market to achieve a higher standard of look. Coupled with Candice Watson’s experience we can honestly say our permanent make up procedures are one of the best currently offered in the UAE. Candice Watson worked and trained on Harley Street London for many years prior to moving to Dubai in 2009 to establish Exclusive Beauty as a market leader for permanent make up treatments in the region.

Our make up services include:

  • Eyebrow enhancement
  • Eyeliner top, bottom or both
  • Lip Line
  • Lip Colour
  • Lip Blush
  • and Beauty Spot applications.

Each treatment includes the required number of top up treatments which is usually 2 treatments (initial plus 1 top up) for eyebrows, eyeliner and lip line and 3 treatments (initial plus 2 top up treatments) for lip colour.

In addition to our permanent make up procedures Candice is an expert at medical micropigmentation procedures including scar camouflage, scalp rejuvenation, scar flattening, areola reconstruction and pigment loss camouflage.

To book a free consultation please email info@exclusivebeautyuae.com. Please note LCAS is closed Fridays and Saturday appointments are limited so please book in advance.

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Dubai: Micropigmentation Explained, Dubai, UAE

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Dubai: Micropigmentation Explained, Dubai, UAE

“I have treated thousands of clients with micropigmentation over the course of my career and I very much enjoy the ability to make women feel great when they choose micropigmentation as a form of semi-permanent make-up but without doubt the most rewarding aspect of my job is to be able to enable both men and women to go out feeling happy and confident in themselves again.”

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Dubai: Micropigmentation Explained Dubai UAE

Micropigmentation is well known as a permanent cosmetic procedure within the beauty industry. What is less known is the role  Micropigmentation plays in improving the quality of life for those whose appearance has been affected by trauma, accidents or medical conditions. says Candice Watson of Exclusive Beauty who practices her micro-pigmentation at the London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery in Healthcare City, Dubai.

It is important to realise that Micropigmentation is not only a procedure for cosmetic beauty and vanity – it also has a positive impact on restoring people’s confidence and giving them back a normal life after suffering things such as burn scars, alopecia or breast reconstruction.

Areola Reconstruction

An estimated 183,000 new cases of breast cancer occur annually in the USA, these fall into 3 categories based on its location and spread: EARLY, INVASIVE and METASTIC.

The treatment options vary dependant on the cancer and choice of the patient, but many will result in a partial or full mastectomy, taking away the breast tissue and the areola of the breast.

a huge difference to the patient both aesthetically and mentally

This is where we can make a huge difference to the patient both aesthetically and mentally, by replacing the areola after they have breast reconstruction and giving the breast an amazingly realistic looking nipple again.

Dry Needling – Scar Camouflage

When performing medical micropigmentation treatments with patients who have got raised scarring or burn scars we do a treatment called MCA, this is a dry needling and dispersion technique which relaxes and flattens the scar and causes the scar to naturally re-pigment, this is a lifelong and permanent technique.

Alopecia & Hair Loss

Alopecia or hair loss can affect men and women of all ages and cause not only the physical dilemma or having no hair, eyebrows etc but also cause psychological issues with sufferers becoming self-conscious about having skin patches showing through hair or no eyebrows (eyebrows frame the whole face and it is very noticeable when they are not present)

Micropigmentation is amazingly effective in disguising this by applying very natural looking eyebrows or hair strokes.

Semi-permanent make-up with Micropigmentation

Candice has been treating women with semi-permanent make-up for over 25 years and it has come a very long way since the time when painful noisy rotary machines were used.  These inferior machines would literally rip through the skin resulting in more pain and take a long time to heal. These days  smooth digital high tech machines are used with specially honed frequencies allowing needles to penetrate the skin as smooth as possible causing less trauma and almost no pain. Candice only uses the best micropigmentation machine on the market, there really is no point using cheaper machines.

Semi-permanent make-up is now a comfortable and safe procedure that creates a result of natural and incredible beauty, and a treatment that is almost essential to anyone who wears make-up in the UAE! With the incredible heat and the constant sweating here in UAE how wonderful it is to not have your make-up running down your face every day, or to be able to just get up and go in the morning, or come out of the pool still looking fabulous!

Any look and colour can be achieved with semi permanent make up, so you will look great all the time and you will save time and effort each day by not having to perform your make-up regime time and time again.

unfortunately many technicians have not been trained correctly in this, resulting in such things as blue or pink eyebrows and purple lips!

Micropigmentation works by implanting a pigment under the top layer of the skin to the dermis which lasts for between 2 and 5 years, sometimes longer, the pigment is carefully chosen to match or enhance the patients skin tone, it is of utmost importance that colour theory is understood and the correct colour is used by the technician says Candice, unfortunately many technicians have not been trained correctly in this, resulting in such things as blue or pink eyebrows and purple lips! If done incorrectly this makes the area stand out of the face instead of naturally blending in, this is the exact opposite of what you should be aiming to achieve.

Identifying the correct colour and using the best techniques when applying micropigmentation is what every client is looking for and these are the main skills I used to teach my students in my training school back in the UK.

Tattoo Removals and Semi Permanent Make Up Corrections

Luckily Candice says, I also do removals of tattoos and micropigmentation so when patients come to me after having a poor treatment I can correct it for them.

Ms Watson, who used to practice in the renowned Harley Street in London, UK – a name synonymous with the highest standards of medical and cosmetic treatment available in the world – is hoping that her skills will help to improve the quality of life for those in the UAE with aesthetic problems or looking to enhance what nature provided with the use of the Semi Permanent Make-Up.

To enquire about how Micropigmentation can help you please visit our medical micropigmentation section of our main site or email info@exclusivebeautyuae.com for more details.

Micropigmentation – the corrective cosmetic treatment

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Dubai: Permanent Make-up in Dubai

14th March 2012

Please click on the link below to this week’s time out Dubai.

http://www.timeoutdubai.com/bodyandmind/features/30970-permanent-make-up-in-dubai

and the full article from Time Out Dubai

Permanent make-up in Dubai

The facts and risks of new micropigmentation trend

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Dubai is a city with a workaholic population and – it is more than fair to say – a penchant for self improvement. It’s little wonder then that women are reaching beyond their make-up bags for lasting beauty solutions, with many believing the answer lies in clinics offering permanent or semi-permanent make-up.
So how does it work? According to Harley Street-trained specialist Candice Watson, it’s important to note that they are one and the same: most governments require that the procedure be referred to as permanent. Look at the colour fades over a period of two to three years: the pigment remains under the dermal layer of the skin (visible only using a microscope).

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Based in Dubai for the last three years, Watson sees clients in the LCAS cosmetic surgery clinic in Dubai Healthcare City, and is also the specialist for cosmetic tattoos at the Burj Al Arab. ‘In layman’s terms, it’s a tattooing process, but the difference is that we don’t use indelible inks, which are blue-based inks, and it doesn’t go deeply into the skin, hence why it’s called micropigmentation. It goes just underneath the dermal layer, and the pigments then fade over time, and don’t leave that horrible bluey mark you see around a lot in Dubai,’ she explains.
Though it has recently become illegal for the procedure to be performed in salons and spas across Dubai, it is still legal in cosmetic surgery clinics. Watson explains that people should be vigilant when choosing a clinic, as there are places where you can wind up paying over the odds for an unfinished job, or even worse, a botched one. If done correctly, Watson explains micropigmentation should ‘enhance what you’ve got, rather than be a complete replacement for make-up.’ The average price you will pay for a treatment is Dhs3,000 (though the smallest and cheapest treatment Watson herself does is a beauty spot, which comes in at Dhs1,000). Following a top up three to four weeks later, you can expect the results to last two to three years. ‘With the eyebrows you put hair strokes in so they look natural instead of a block colour,’ says Watson. ‘With lips the most popular are natural and blush colours, and with eyeliner you enhance the eyes by putting colour through the lash area to make the lashes look thicker.’ Of course, it doesn’t always go to plan, and this is where her warnings come in. ‘I’ve had people come to me with lip liner that’s virtually up their nose, they’ve gone way over the lip line and it looks really bad, I’ve had people come in with blue eyebrows that are sticking up Mr Spock-style, and I’ve had a lady who originally wanted camouflage on her nose, and she ended up with bright green spots all over it, which we’ve had to take out gradually.’ Clearly, the most common risk with an unskilled technician or someone using old pigments or equipment is coming out with a very bad look, and one that you will unfortunately be stuck with unless you can afford to pay the extra to do get it removed.
Though Watson has helped numerous clients put a bad job right, she reveals the most popular treatment among her clients in Dubai is done on the lips. ‘Eyebrows are always popular because as you get older you start to lose them, but here it’s full lip colour. A lot of local and Indian ladies have quite a dark pigment in their lips and they come to me to make them a pinker colour.’ While new trends such as double-coloured eyeliner – where a black is applied initially and then a colour such as green, blue or purple is applied above – are growing in popularity among Watson’s former Harley Street neighbours, in the Middle East there is a growing trend towards micropigmentation being used post-op. ‘Here, the medical side of it is coming into play much more, with things like areola re-pigmenting, which is where people have mastectomies due to breast cancer and they have a reconstruction, so we tattoo a very realistic nipple on,’ she explains. ‘In that situation we are giving people their life back.’ Though she insists every procedure is painless, Watson remains adamant people do their research and check the standards of any clinic before going under the needle. With scar camouflaging and colour pigmentation solutions for conditions such as vitiligo available, once you’ve found the right location and the right technician, micropigmentation has the potential to be a whole lot more than make-up.
For more information or to book a consultation with Candice Watson, email gulf@lcas.com or call the LCAS clinic on 04 375 2393.
By Holly Sands
Time Out Dubai, 
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Dubai: Semi Permanent Make Up Treatments – Corrections and Removals

Dubai: Semi Permanent Make Up Treatments – Corrections and Removals
We are seeing an increase in requests for corrections and removals due to inferior treatments being performed by other specialists throughout Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the Gulf region.
We offer a full range of corrective procedures from a slight reshape to full correction and removals.  All correction treatments are priced according to the amount of treatments required and therefore a consultation is essential prior to any treatment being performed.
Please note, due to new Dubai Municipality regulations prohibiting Semi Permanent Make Up treatments in Spas and Salons, we perform all our treatments from a Medical Clinic in Healthcare City and is strictly by appointment only.
For more information or to make an appointment please email info@exclusivebeautyuae.com.
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All our Semi Permanent Make Up treatments are performed by Candice Watson of Harley Street , London.
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Permanent Cosmetics in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Permanent Cosmetics in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

All our treatments are performed by Candice Watson of Exclusive Beauty who has worked and trained on Harley Street, London.  For appointments please email info@exclusivebeautyuae.com or visit our dedicated site www.spmu-me.com for more details.

We offer the complete range permanent cosmetics including:
Eyebrow Enhancement
Eyeliner
Eyelash Enhancement
Lip Line
Lip Colour
and Lip Blush.
We also offer a complete range of Medical Micropigmentation including:
Areola Reconstruction
Scar Camouflage
and Tattoo Removal
Please contact us for more details and locations – info@exclusivebeautyuae.com
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Candice Watson is quoted in The National newspaper’s article on Plastic Surgery Nightmares by Tahira Yaqoob and Jemma Nicholls Jul 9, 2011
“There is not enough regulation at the moment,” says Candice Watson of the Dubai salon Exclusive Beauty. When she arrived here two years ago, she provided the college certificates and personal verification statements from previous employers that were part of the Ministry of Health and Dubai Health Authority requirements for getting a practitioner’s permit. But Watson says an exam supposed to rigorously weed out flawed candidates simply involved her being asked one question about skin types and being given the once-over.
She says 70 per cent of her patients come in for correction work after botched jobs elsewhere.
“It is awful; I have people coming in tears because they do not know what to do,” she says. “One woman had a green nose because she wanted to camouflage her skin and the pigment changed colour. It is very hard to check the credentials of whoever is treating you.”
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http://www.thenational.ae/lifestyle/well-being/plastic-surgery-nightmares

Plastic surgery nightmares

Tahira Yaqoob and Jemma Nicholls Jul 9, 2011
Kirsten Miller never wanted a dramatic transformation.
All she wanted was to look like herself, but better – a little enhancement around her eyes to make them stand out so she would not have to worry about going into the swimming pool with a bare face or wasting too much time in the mornings applying make-up.
Instead she has been left scarred and traumatised by what should have been a simple procedure, a semi-permanent eyeliner tattooed around her eyes.
Now every morning is spent layering on even more products than before in a bid to cover the unsightly blotches and uneven lines she has been left with.
“The whole point of having this procedure was to save me time, but in reality, I now worry about it more than I used to and spend each day patching it up, hoping it starts to fade,” says Miller. “I am faced with extra costs to try to correct the work I had done and have been advised it is too risky to treat the inside corners of my eyes, which could take five years to fade or potentially lead to permanent scarring.”
She is not alone. Health authorities in the UAE deal with complaints every year about botched jobs, unregistered practitioners and flawed practices.
A convoluted licensing process, laws that are tricky to enforce and the fact that those coming to work in 1,000 plastic surgery clinics in Dubai, plus a handful springing up in Abu Dhabi, have usually trained overseas with qualifications hard to check mean that there are numerous hurdles in monitoring those practising in the country.
Little wonder there are horror stories. In 2008 a 27-year-old Emirati woman who paid Dh90,000 for liposuction died a few days later. Another woman ended up in a coma after having a facelift and liposuction.
Then there was Steven Moos, the discredited American doctor who posed as a top Hollywood surgeon and operated on his kitchen table, butchering the women who queued up for his Dh500 treatments.
Conditions at his flat in Dubai were so basic that fat removed during liposuction was stored in cooking pots and water bottles. His patients claimed he had operated on them using unsterilised kitchen utensils.
Moos was eventually jailed and deported to the US. But Dr Ramadan Ibrahim, the director of health regulations for Dubai Health Authority, has admitted the system is flawed.
“Without complaints, it is very difficult to know who and where we should be targeting,” he previously told The National. He says such cases are rare: “Regulations are much better now and are getting tougher. We are aware there are some problems in clinics and that is why we have increased the number of inspections we are doing.”
Laws will be tightened in September when only those operating in clinics under the supervision of a dermatology doctor will be allowed to carry out treatments such as semi-permanent make-up, Botox, laser hair removal and micro-needling. Last year, stricter criteria for cosmetic surgeons were introduced by the Ministry of Health and there are regular spot-checks on practices.
But is enough being done to regulate those operating in the Emirates? And what action can be taken to ensure that problems such as those that occurred under Moos do not happen again?
“There is not enough regulation at the moment,” says Candice Watson of the Dubai salon Exclusive Beauty. When she arrived here two years ago, she provided the college certificates and personal verification statements from previous employers that were part of the Ministry of Health and Dubai Health Authority requirements for getting a practitioner’s permit. But Watson says an exam supposed to rigorously weed out flawed candidates simply involved her being asked one question about skin types and being given the once-over.
She says 70 per cent of her patients come in for correction work after botched jobs elsewhere.
“It is awful; I have people coming in tears because they do not know what to do,” she says. “One woman had a green nose because she wanted to camouflage her skin and the pigment changed colour. It is very hard to check the credentials of whoever is treating you.”
That is something Kirsten Miller learned to her dismay. She contacted Dubai Surgery Center to ask for her eyeliner treatment and was put in touch with Susan Summers, one of the beauticians registered with the website.
Miller, 38, a secretary for Aramco petrol company in Saudi Arabia, booked a Dh2,000 treatment and flew to Dubai in April last year. But when she took a taxi to the address provided, she was shocked to discover it was a residential apartment in Al Barsha.
Summers, according to Miller, explained that she mainly worked from home, a practice Miller has since discovered is illegal. With a growing sense of unease, she sat on the chaise longue in one corner of the living room and had the eyeliner tattooed on.
“I felt I had been put on the spot and could not say I did not want to do it any more, plus I had flown all the way there,” Miler says. “As she was doing the bottom lid, she said: ‘I will go right into the inside corner’ without checking with me first. I had not wanted the line to go that far but there was nothing I could do about it.”
Despite two subsequent treatments, the liner that should have appeared black turned grey and formed uneven lines over the lids and unsightly blotches in the corners of her eyes. Summers told her the pigment was “not taking” and went over the patches with a skin colour, which then took the appearance of a shiny scar as it was a different colour from Miller’s skin.
Unhappy with her treatment, Miller complained to Dubai Surgery Center, which initially blamed “an excess acidity level in the skin” and then denied responsibility, saying Summers was sponsored by a separate clinic.
While Summers offered Miller a full refund and a follow-up treatment with a specialist, the secretary was terrified of doing further damage to her appearance and refused. She has since sought advice from dermatologists in the UK, who all say they would not tattoo the inside corners of the eyes because of the risk of the pigment spreading or damaging the tear ducts.
Summers, who was suspended by Dubai Surgery Center in the wake of the incident and is now living in Australia, says in an e-mail to M magazine that she worked from home “knowing it was not entirely legal”. She says she did so as her patients were too embarrassed to sit in waiting rooms “being stared at by other patients” and to save them “undue distress”.
When contacted by M, Jennifer King of Dubai Surgery Center claimed Miller’s treatment was “normal”. She said the practice was a website run from the UK, adding “our non-disclaimer on the site makes it very clear we are not responsible for qualifications”.
Miller’s case is a cautionary tale, certainly, but the point is not whether her grounds for complaint are justified. It raises the much more disturbing question of who is liable when things go wrong?
With the woman who treated her having left the country, and the clinic she booked her through denying responsibility, what recourse do patients such as Miller have to protect themselves?
In a city where appearances are all-important, Miller is not alone in seeking out treatments to transform her look. On a drive down Al Wasl Road, it seems every other building houses a plastic surgery outlet. The availability of cheap treatments and the abundance of clinics mean those who might not have considered surgery in their homeland are tempted to experiment with self-improvement.
It is thought that many of Moos’s victims were aware he was not a real doctor but went ahead with surgery because he was so cheap. They were not to know they would pay a much heavier price with the emotional trauma caused by his disfiguring operations.
Dr Maurizio Viel, a leading cosmetic surgeon from the London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery, says: “As surgery becomes more readily available to the masses, more people are tempted. With some groups of women, we see cosmetic surgery treated like a candy store or as easy as buying a lipstick over the counter. Patients must remember they are dealing with their bodies and should do their homework.”
Some of the botched jobs Viel has seen include liposuction where the surgeon has operated too close to the skin, creating waves on the surface; unequal amounts of fat removed from different sides of the body; oversized breast implants inserted; and a flawed facelift that left the patient partially paralysed.
“It is not because of a lack of legislation as the UAE has rules and regulations, but there are untrained professionals operating under the radar who are hard to control,” he says. “Often nothing is heard about them until something goes wrong. There are also unethical doctors agreeing to perform unnecessary surgery on patients or surgical procedures which are not their strength.”
Dr Najm Khan, a consultant plastic surgeon at EuroMed clinic in Dubai, says “cowboys” slip through the net in the UAE because practices outsource and recruit doctors who are not based here, then leave after operating with no aftercare or follow-up.
“There is no general medical council or governing body and there are separate licences for each emirate rather than a uniform system,” he says. “There should be a system of malpractice where patients can go to make a formal complaint and an organisation is set up to investigate.”
Lara Tarakjian, the executive director of Silkor beauty clinics, does not offer cosmetic surgery at her outlets in the UAE; instead, 400 patients a year fly to Lebanon for operations such as rhinoplasty and liposuction.
“Ninety per cent of our doctors there are trained in Lebanon so it is very easy to do background checks,” she says. “That is difficult here where there are so many different nationalities trained in different places.”
On the popular expatwoman.com forum, a search for discussions about cosmetic surgery fields numerous threads, from those asking for recommendations to women rejoicing over their treatments. Few, if any, seem concerned about the safety procedures and checks in place. But considering how often things can go wrong, perhaps they ought to start asking.
Eight tips on cosmetic surgery
1. Word of mouth is the best recommendation. Good surgeons and doctors are well-known, and often the same names come up.
2. See two or three surgeons to get a better understanding of the procedure you are about to undertake and to ensure you are comfortable with the person treating you.
3. A good surgeon will explain the risks as well as the benefits. Every surgery carries risks and it is important patients decide for themselves whether to take them.
4. Ask lots of questions and, most importantly, about the procedure on dealing with complications.
5. Take time to think about whether it is right for you.
6. Ask to speak to previous patients and do your research into their background and what equipment was used on them. Most surgeons should have a portfolio of their work with “before” and “after” photos.
7. Cheapest is not always the best. Do not be fobbed off by cheaper products.
8. Make sure machines are covered in film and fresh needles are used to meet hygiene standards.

Dubai: Permanent Eyeliner, Dubai UAE

Dubai: Permanent Eyeliner, Dubai UAE
by Exclusive Beauty UAE, the Harley Street Semi Permanent Make Up specialists.
Call 04 349 2800 or email info@exclusivebeautyuae.com for appointments and more information.

Permanent Eyeliner is a must to enhance the look of your eyes.  Said to be the window of the soul, make sure your eyes look their best whatever the occasion!
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