A woman posing as a doctor known online as “Dr. Lipjob” is at the centre of an investigation after allegedly performing cosmetic injections illegally.
In a court order initiated by the College of Physicians and Surgeons British Columbia (CPSBC), Rajdeep Kaur Khakh reportedly bought medical products and performed Botox and dermal filler injections using a forged medical license.
Referring to herself as Dr. Rajji and Dr. R.K., Kaur had convinced several salons and spas she was a doctor, until she became the subject of a year-long under cover investigation conducted by the college.
According to the CBC, Khakh had agreed to stop performing procedures in March under the terms of a consent order, but continued administering injectables to people in their cars and homes and at private botox parties.
In a sworn affidavit, Justin Voitic, a Vancouver salon manager and blogger, says he was contacted by Khakh in 2017 through Facebook, saying she was looking to grow her male client base and referred to herself as Dr. R.K.
Voitic says he was offered free injections of dermal fillers in exchange for Khakh filming the procedures and sharing on Instagram. Khahk reportedly told him she had experience performing injections out of her clients homes.
Voitic agreed, and received lip fillers from the woman who dubbed herself “Dr. Lipjob.”
“It was very painful,” Voitic said in his affidavit. “I felt that my lips looked swollen and awful the next day.” Eventually the swelling subsided and he felt his lips began to look “more normal.”
Voitic says he came across a CBC article about a woman posing as a doctor known as “Dr. Lipjob” and immediately recognized the woman as the person who had injected him with lip fillers.
It wasn’t until July of this year, that Voitic confronted the fraudulent doctor when he arrived at the salon he manages to find Khakh in the middle of a private Botox party that was organized by another employee.
“I showed her the article, said to her and everyone present that she was not a real doctor and demanded that she leave immediately before I called the police,” the affidavit reveals. “[She] appeared shaken up and quickly packed up her things… She thanked me, which I assume was for giving her the opportunity to leave.”
In a new application by the CPSBC, the college alleges that Khakh’s “contemptuous conduct is financially motivated” noting that affidavits from witnesses say she was charging considerably less than licensed professionals, at $300 and $420 per treatment.
The CPSBC is now asking for Khakh to receive jail time in addition to being fined for continuing to operate illegally, and not informing her clients that she was prohibited by law from practicing medicine.
The “Dr. Lipjob” social media accounts have since been deactivated.