‘Outpatients’ with Dr. Cathy Davies is eye opening

If you’re on the look out for a serious reality TV show devoid of gossip and cat fights, then you’ll love ‘Outpatients’, a reality TV show with Dr. Cathy Davies.

Fondly called the hair guru, Dr. Davies runs her medical practice in Johannesburg with special interest in hair restoration.

In ‘Outpatients’ she uses modern approaches to aesthetic procedures to ease the pains of her outpatients. From treating victims of fire and acid burns, to scarred cancer patients, to hair restorative procedures, Dr. Davies is putting smiles on people’s faces daily.

What makes this show special is that Dr. Davies has been on the journey with some of her patients for years. We’ve seen heart-rending stories including, a 17-year-old girl who was attacked by a lion in Kruger Park, a little boy who is a burn victim, a woman who survived an acid-attack by her ex-boyfriend and a 15-year old cancer survivor, badly scarred from her surgery and struggling to grow her hair back. What’s also interesting is that a lot of these treatments are minimally invasive.

This show has been an eye-opener. Beauty salons use microblading for grooming eyebrows but Dr. Davies uses this technique too. In one episode, she works towards restoring the eyebrows of a burn victim using microblading.

The stories haven’t all been sad.  They say “looking good is good business” so Dr. Davies also sees patients who need some help to boost their confidence, for instance helping men who are going bald to get their hair back. In another episode, a body builder gets help with reducing belly fat in time for a body building contest.

Dr. Davies says she has “a passion for making her patients look and feel great about themselves” and week-after-week we see her doing it.

Outpatients airs very Wednesdays at 6.10pm on FOX life and it’s been one very enriching show.


Image credit: FOXlife, DStv

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