A 42-year-old hairdresser, who has an unlicensed dermatology practice on the side and previous run-ins with Limassol police, is wanted by authorities after a woman said her Botox injection given by the ‘fake dermatologist’ went very wrong.
The female client had gone to the hairdresser for Botox injections.
Botox or Botulinum toxin (BTX) is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions or cosmetically remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing muscles.
When the woman saw in the mirror that her face was starting to become disfigured, he told her to take cortisone but the problem did not go away
But later the woman started to experience strong pain and saw in the mirror that her face was starting to become disfigured. When she called the hairdresser for advice, he told her to take cortisone but the problem did not go away.
She then went to a licensed dermatologist and was able to get proper treatment.
The woman then launched a complaint with police, who are now looking for him.
Hairdresser and jack-of-all-trades
The hairdresser, who is also known to have a series of other occupations, was arrested last year during a raid for attempting to inject Botox into an undercover female cop.
As he was about to give the first injection during the sting operation last August, at his Limassol apartment in Mesa Yitonia, police officers barged in and cuffed him, discovering a thousand vial injections and various medicinal products of unknown origin or quality.
He also had three diplomas and several college certificates but it was later determined he did not have a degree in medicine with specialisation in dermatology.