Scottish cosmetic doc was one of just six in UK showcased to work with Brazilian legend

A RENOWNED Scottish cosmetic doctor has successfully taken part in a pioneering online “inject-along” with one of the world’s top facial jab expert.

Glasgow’s Dr Usman Qureshi – widely known as Dr Q – was one of just six specialists in the UK and the only one in Scotland, selected to be showcased at the event.

It saw him guided on precision injection techniques by globally-recognised facial treatment expert Dr Mauricio de Maio. The Brazilian is considered a rock star of the cosmetic treatment world.

As well as being an accomplished cossmetic doctor who has co-authored three books on treatment techniques, Dr de Maio is also sought-after speaker and a social media influencer with 84,000 Instagram followers.

Debbie Kilgour, 58, a Financial Manager from Glasgow, was the willing patient – undergoing the facial rejuvenation treatment. She said: “This treatment is like a gift from the gods!

“I would definitely recommend it, especially Dr Q – he’s brilliant and made it almost painless. The way I feel now it’s done and way it looks is just fantastic. When I got up this morning, I looked in the mirror and to be honest I felt old. It takes years off and I feel so confident.”

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Speaking after taking part in the inject-along event, Dr Q described it as a highly effective, non-surgical facelift.  He added: “It was as much about keeping clinicians at the cutting edge of techniques that help with results and patient comfort, while delivering the best possible results. It really was to the benefit of everyone involved.”

Dr Q, a dad of two from Bearsden, has been operating the Luxe Skin Clinic by Doctor Q in Glasgow city centre since 2012 and specialises in high end, non-surgical treatments which give remarkable yet very natural-looking results.

He added: “Dr De Maio is known the world over as a brilliant, inspiring and pioneering expert who has revolutionised non-surgical treatments and keeps raising the bar higher and higher.

“Everything he does is about improving patient care and standards, as well as delivering the best and most natural possible results. To say I am thrilled to be working with him would be a huge understatement.”

The inject-along event was organised by the pharmaceutical giant Allergan, which makes some of the biggest and best-known cosmetic treatments in the world, including Botox and the injectable filler, Juvederm.

In the morning of the event Dr Q and the other cosmetic specialists underwent intensive, personalised training with Dr de Maio via weblink, while watching him demonstrate and discuss the latest facial injection techniques on a patient.

In the afternoon, Dr Q then repeated the treatments on Debbie – injecting along with Dr de Maio in his plush, advanced aesthetics clinic in Ingram Street, where he has offered discreet services to thousands of discerning clients.

He added: “I have performed more than 15,000 treatments like this and would already be considered extremely advanced in facial injection techniques. However, you never stop learning, especially when treatments and products are constantly advancing.

“When you are dealing with a patient’s face, even the tiniest margins can make the difference between a pleasing result and a truly outstanding result. This event with Dr de Maio confirms to my peers and my patients that I am committed to the best possible practice that ensures superior and safe treatment.”

Dr Q, also continues working as a GP, carrying out regular shifts at Cowal Community Hospital, in Dunoon, Argyll and Bute, either in the Accident and Emergency department, or in the out of hours GP service.

While he has previously met Dr de Maio on other training sessions, Dr Q says the inject-along is one of the most innovative and personalised career development opportunities he has encountered. Video filmed while he treated Debbie will now be used to inform and reassure his own clients, while also being promoted by Allergan.

Dr Q added: “Everything I do is the polar opposite of the exaggerated results popularised by the likes of reality TV stars. My patients want to see improvements that will help boost their confidence without anyone being able to tell they have had ‘work done’.

“One of the great things about this training is that I get to enhance my skills and knowledge, but it will also be a valuable tool to show patients how they can get a non-surgical mini facelift to lift and contour cheeks, jaw and chin without risk and downtime of surgery.”

Juvederm fillers can be easily dissolved if any problems arise, while treatments usually take just 45 minutes. Patients rarely need time off work because any slight bruising is easily covered with make-up. Results are visible within two weeks and can last up to two years.

More information on Dr Q’s clinic and services can be found at www.dermalfillersglasgow.co.uk