Aesthetic considerations for treating the Middle Eastern patient: Thriving in Diversity international roundtable series

Sabrina Guillen Fabi, Hassan Galadari, Nabil Fakih-Gomez, Sheila Nazarian Mobin, Ofir Artzi, Steve Dayan

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Background: The Middle East has a significant influence on the global aesthetic market. Within the United States and globally, patients with Middle Eastern heritage have a wide range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds that affect their perceptions of beauty and motivations to seek cosmetic treatment. Aims: The aim of this roundtable was to discuss similarities and differences in anatomy and treatment preferences of Middle Eastern patients and explore how these differences may influence aesthetic practices. Patients/Methods: In support of clinicians who wish to serve a diverse patient population, a 6-part international roundtable series focused on diversity in aesthetics was conducted from August 24, 2021, to May 16, 2022. Results: The results of the fourth roundtable in the series, the Middle Eastern Patient, are described here. A discussion of treatment preferences is included, and specific procedural information is provided for commonly treated areas in this population (forehead, infraorbital area, and jawline). Conclusions: Middle Eastern patients have a variety of aesthetic preferences, which are influenced by a wide range of cultural backgrounds, making it difficult to develop general statements about this demographic. There is an unmet need for research into this diverse group of patients to help physicians understand and incorporate their unique needs and desires into clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1565-1574
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2023


  • aesthetic treatment
  • ethnic diversity
  • fillers
  • middle eastern patient
  • racial diversity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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