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Botox doctor left woman ‘looking like she had been in a fight and lost’, court hears

Carol Kingscott (pictured) said parts of her face remained frozen for a year after she had a Botox appointment with Ozan Melin

A middle-aged woman looked like she had been ‘in a fight and lost’ after receiving botched Botox treatment from a fake doctor, a court heard today.

Carol Kingscott, 57, suffered a swollen and bruised face and barely recognised herself in the mirror following her appointment with Ozan Melin.

She compared the painful Botox injections she received like having a tooth pulled out with anaesthetic.

Parts of her face remained frozen for a year afterwards and her brow dropped.

She said she had to grow a fringe to hide her droopy forehead which has still not recovered seven years after the treatment, a jury heard.

Miss Kingscott is one of three middle-aged women Melin is accused of inflicting grievous bodily harm on by administering them with injections of an unknown dangerous substance.

Ms Kingscott saw Melin at the beauty salon in Bristol owned by friend Jozette Sheppard, who also suffered facial injuries after being treated by him.

Mrs Sheppard, 46, could not eat, speak or smile for about six months afterwards and has been left with a permanent dimple on her face, the jury has been told.

The third complainant, Marcelle King, 62, was hospitalised, put on a drip and given steroids after seeing Melin in 2013, it is alleged.

Jozette Sheppard pictured before the botched Botox treatment

Mrs Sheppard pictured after the treatment, showing her severely swollen eyes

Jozette Sheppard before the botched Botox (left) and after (right) when she was unable to open her eyes and couldn’t eat or speak properly for six months

The court heard that Melin had lied to the women that he was medically qualified and told one he had been trained in the US.

It is alleged that he used oversized needles on the women who were all left with serious facial injuries afterwards.

Miss Kingscott said she went to see Melin in 2011 to receive Botox treatment on her frown lines, between her brows and the crows feet on the side of her eyes.

She said the first round of injections were relatively painless but failed to work so she saw him again a week later.

Ozan Melin (pictured) arrives for his trial at Bournemouth Crown Court

Ozan Melin (pictured) arrives for his trial at Bournemouth Crown Court

She said: ‘The second time he injected my face and it seemed to feel a lot deeper this time.

‘He kept going back to the bottle and taking more out. When he pulled the needle out after the injections I could feel oozing and bleeding and it was really uncomfortable.

‘It was like having a tooth drilled without any anaesthetic.

‘About an hour after it started to feel really hot, like I had had too much sun. Shortly after that it started to swell and bruise.

‘I took painkillers and put cold flannels on to soothe it, then when it started to itch I put calamine lotion on.

‘The next morning I looked awful, I barely recognised my own face in the mirror.

‘My eyes had closed, my brow had dropped, one eye in particular, and the swelling all round my eyes was awful.

‘I looked like I had been in a fight and lost.

‘The swelling lasted a few days, my brow remained low for a long time and has never fully gone back to where it was.

‘Areas of my face remained frozen for the best part of a year.

‘I don’t even like to look at the picture of my face then.

‘I’ve got a really heavy-lidded brow now and that’s why I wear a long fringe to conceal it.’ 

Melin, of Uxbridge, Middlesex, has pleaded not guilty to three offences of inflicting grievous bodily harm and the trial at Bournemouth Crown Court continues.

Melin, of Uxbridge, Middlesex, has pleaded not guilty to three offences of inflicting grievous bodily harm and the trial at Bournemouth Crown Court continues

Melin, of Uxbridge, Middlesex, has pleaded not guilty to three offences of inflicting grievous bodily harm and the trial at Bournemouth Crown Court continues

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