Dr Munir Somji’s interview with West Essex Life Magazine

Dr Munir Somji interview with West Essex LifeDr Munir Somji talked to West Essex Life Magazine recently, about his passion for his job, making people happy and the secret to his success in the beauty industry.

Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Dr. Munir Somji. I am a hair transplant and cosmetic doctor at DrMediSpa.

Where do you live?

I live in Chigwell.

What do you love about your job?

Given my profession I perform a wide range of procedures from hair transplant surgery to facial aesthetics. My day is never boring and I’m performing the latest treatments, which generates a lot of interest.

What is the best part of your job?

When patients come back to see me for their review and say that we have given them their confidence back. Small changes in an individual’s appearance make a big impact to their lives.

What is the worst part of your job?

The fact that we can not help everyone with their problems! The industry moves so fast and new treatments come out all the time so my hope is that we can continue to find ways to help all of our patients.

What is the secret of your success?

Education and self evaluation is the secret to my success. I regularly attend all educational meetings and also run my own training academy. Through teaching others I feel I learn more, especially when the aesthetic industry moves so fast.

What made you want to become a doctor in the aesthetic industry?

I have always had a keen eye for beauty, I’m sure my wife would agree! I wanted to join a specialty that allowed me to use both my artistic and technical skills. The way we look has a big impact on how we feel. As a doctor in the aesthetic industry I am best placed to achieve that.

What has been the proudest moment in your career so far?

My proudest moment was a particular pro-rata case. As a hair transplant surgeon, I saw a young girl who had lost her eyebrows and part of her hair line after a house fire. She was bullied at school and lost her confidence as a result. The procedure was not available on the NHS. My team and I managed to give her back her eyebrows and reconstruct her hairline. Everytime she comes for a review she seems a lot more confident and reminds me of what can be achieved with good teamwork and technological advances.

Where do you see yourself in five years time?

It is impossible to see myself in five years time in this industry. I would not have imagined two years ago that I would be injecting dermal filers into feet to help women with foot pain from wearing high heels! Robotic hair transplant surgery is rapidly advancing. At the moment it is in its infancy but I certainly think that in five years it will be a fantastic option.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Much of my spare time is devoted to spending time with friends and family. I’m a keen sportsman and I enjoy playing tennis. My career takes me all over the world so my passport doesn’t have much room for any stamps anymore!

What is your most unappealing habit?

I am messy at home. Unfortunately gravity takes over and a lot of things end up on the floor.

What is your greatest fear?

I don’t spend my time worrying about things it is unproductive.

What is top on your bucket list?

I’ve always wanted to learn how to fly an aeroplane independently.

Do you have a guilty pleasure?

My guilty pleasure is binging on Netflix on Sundays! I love watching Suits!


Henal Somji’s interview with West Essex Life Magazine


Henal Somji talked to West Essex Life Magazine recently, about turning dreams into reality, her future ambitions and her addiction to Netflix.

Who are you and what do you do?

I am Henal Somji, I am an aesthetic nurse at Dr Medi Spa in Loughton.

Where do you live and why?

I live in Lambourne End, it is such a lovely place to live with its greenery and quietness. I moved here last year after getting married.

What is the best part of your job?

I like meeting new people and making them look and feel good about themselves. I really enjoy doing hair transplants with Dr Somji because I find it very rewarding seeing patients with no hair then come in with a head full of it, it really does boost people’s confidence.

What is the worst part of your job?

Although we help lots of people and change people’s lives there are still some people who we are unfortunately unable to help as technology is not as advanced. However, luckily the industry moves very quickly.

How do you relax?

Lounging on the sofa and watching Netflix’s or spending time with my friends and family. I don’t get to relax very often because there is always something going on so when I get the chance I make the most of it.

How do you like to spend your time with your family?

I mostly spend my time at home or go for quiet dinners as I don’t get to see them that often as I’m always so busy with work.

Do you have a fitness regime?

I wish! I haven’t been to the gym in a year, but I would like to start making time to go because it’s good for the mind as well as my health. However, I love my sleep too much, so waking up extra early is the last thing I would like to do!

What is your favourite clothing shop?

Karen Millen without a doubt. All of my patients at work are always complimenting me on my dresses. I love shopping there because I like their classy designs and they fit very well.

What is your beauty must have this season?

I’m currently in love with Dr Somji’s lip plumper, I’m addicted to it as well as his designer skin peels. My skin is flawless and having a good skincare regime means I don’t have to wear too much makeup. However, as much as I love makeup, sometimes less is more.

Do you have a guilty pleasure?

I have a huge sweet tooth and I love desserts. I always love a cheeky visit to Belsit, their bannoffee pie is out of this world.

What is your biggest achievement in your career so far?

Starting my own business, it’s something I always wanted but never thought I would achieve it as soon as I did. Having married my husband who is an aesthetic doctor meant that we could open up our own clinic together. We were the first clinic to open up in Loughton, having such great feedback we hope to open more. I am so glad we did it because things have been great for us so far and I hope it remains that way!

Can you share your future ambitions?

I would like to have children in the next few years and have my own little family. I also hope to have a chain of clinics throughout the UK and maybe even abroad! Hard work eventually pays off and persistence is always key!


Carboxytherapy featured in the Daily Mail

Read about Henal’s carboxytherapy featured in Daily Mail. Dr Somji has explained how the treatment works.
Purpose: reduction of dark circles under eyes, reduction of fat, cellulite and stretch marks.

How it works: CO2 is injected causing a local release of oxygen. The subsequent dermal trauma causes collagen synthesis, and the incresed oxygen levels acts to break down fat.

Results: localised fat reduction. Requires 8-10 sessions. Cellulite/orange peel requires 6-10 sessions. Stretch marks require 4-6 sessions.

Note: individual results may vary.

The Loub Job in The Essex Enquirer

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The story in the Essex Enquirer

Read about us in the latest Essex Enquirer, where Sue Moxley talks about one of our most popular treatments: the Louboutin Lift. It has helped many who love keeping their party shoes on till the crack of dawn!

Read more about the Louboutin Lift here.


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*Results may vary from person to person