Romania-based Kenyan aesthetic surgeon Dr. Maria Othieno Bayerl has announced plans to introduce non-invasive facial procedures to the Kenyan market.
Dr. Othieno, who lives and works in Bucharest, says opening a practice in Nairobi will make aesthetic procedures readily available and affordable to Kenyans.
"I plan to open a facility in Nairobi and work with beautiful Kenyan women. I am thinking of setting up shop and maybe once in four months I can be flying in with a team from Romania and do non-invasive facial aesthetic procedures," she told The Standard.
A non-invasive procedure does not need the use of machines to physically break the skin. Dr. Othieno says the procedures she specializes in are meant to enhance one's appearance while posing a very low risk of complications.
"The procedures I do do not alter appearance, they instead enhance one's looks and they are non-surgical. They promote a youthful appearance with minimal downtime and low-risk of complications," she added.
The procedures include rhinoplasty, surgery of the nose commonly referred to as nose job; blepharoplasty, a procedure which improves the appearance of the eyelids; botox, a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the looks of wrinkles; and facial fillers or contouring, which are substances injected on the face to add or restore volume, smooth lines, soften creases and enhance contour.
"I am glad to be part of a system that contributes positively in creating a positive outlook no matter how small for a patient," the medic added.
"The main goal of cosmetic procedure is to improve a person's appearance, self-esteem, and confidence..."
Dr. Othieno, who grew up in Pangani, Nairobi, holds a medical degree from Carol Davilla Medical School in Bucharest, Romania.