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Charlatan Botox doc is a hairdresser

A 42-year-old man remanded into custody for two days by the Limassol District Court on Wednesday for posing as a dermatologist is, in fact, a hairdresser police say.

Police received a tip-off that the suspect had converted a Mesa Geitonia apartment in Limassol into consulting rooms where he performed aesthetic medical treatments and had placed him under surveillance.

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The 42-year-old was arrested on Tuesday after a policewoman posed as a patient seeking botox treatment.

During questioning, the suspect revealed that he was a practicing hairdresser and admitted that he did not have a medical degree, arguing that he was unaware that a special permit was needed to carry out such treatments.

He claimed that he had completed diploma courses and seminars in cosmetics which he considered to be enough for aesthetic and beauty treatments.

The 42-year-old is facing a number of charges regarding violations of the Physicians Registration Act.

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