Growing up together, both Dr Ahsan and Dr Zohaib were very competitive but also very supportive of each other. With successful parents encouraging them from a young age, both had early aspirations to succeed in all that they did. Whether it was in their studies or at sporting events, both parents would encourage them to achieve their potential. They were both always on a path to success. The story began when they were both accepted to pursue a career in Medicine at the prestigious University of London.
After Graduating respectively from St Barts & The Royal London, University of London at the young age of 22, both Dr Ahsan and Dr Zohaib found themselves working within the NHS hospitals in London. Dr Ahsan on his Surgical Rotations was always commended on his excellent manual dexterity skills, with an eye for perfection and with great patient satisfaction rates. His patient-centred approach was always at the forefront of his care.
Dr Zohaib also being passionate about his work always ensured his patients were receiving the best possible evidence-based care. This skill further developed during his time in surgical rotations where his senior doctors and also patients would commend him for his high level of care, meticulous attention to detail and delivering results, something which continued to develop over the years of training.
Both soon noticed the increase in patients attending with complications associated with aesthetic treatments, such as droopy eyelids from badly placed botulinum toxin injections, to serious complications such as necrosis from occlusion of blood vessels. Both knew something had to be done.
One night at the dinner table of a family event, their sister, who is an Optometrist, began talking about how she had also seen a rise of patients with post filer complications around the eye, and it was at this point the seed for the dream had been sewn. Both wanted to improve the standards of care given for these treatments, but how would they go about this? Something had to change.
Often their clients would come from the middle east for treatments and would always invite them to their countries for treatments. Dubai was a particular area of interest as many would consider this to be the heart of Aesthetics in the Middle East and a central location for all our international clients to come to. After visiting Dubai, we realised that there was an opportunity to further extend our vision in the region – providing evidence based, quality care to the people of Dubai. Here in Dubai, My London Skin Clinic was born.