Thanks to reports of a local resident, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health’s inspectors were able to break a facility illegally providing vaginal rejuvenation services concealed as a coffee shop in District 5.
The facility in question is located at 783 Tran Hung Dao Street in Ward 1 in District 5.
From the outside, the facility was home to a café named Nha.
As the inspectors, in collaboration with the local police and medical division, launched an unexpected probe into the aforementioned venue, they discovered the coffee business was only operated in the ground floor, while its first floor housed a cosmetic salon named Comeback Beauty.
At the time of inspection, the establishment owner was unable to present the business registration license and other legal documents of the beauty salon.
On top of that, there was no signboard showing the Comeback Beauty name placed in front of the facility as required by Vietnamese law.
Instead, a Comeback Beauty signboard was placed on the wall inside the first floor.
At the first room in the first floor, which was labeled “Cosmetic surgery room for vaginal rejuvenation,” there were a minor surgery bed, a minor surgery lamp, a minor surgery chair, machinery, medicine, and medical equipment.
The inspection team also spotted a dried tissue sample on the minor surgery bed there.
The second room in the same floor bore a signboard that reads “Spa hair removal room.”
There were two machines labeled “OPT SHR-Q818’ and “Cool & Hot Facial Atomizer,” in addition to cosmetic products, medicine, and medical tools and equipment in that room.
Meanwhile, posts on the Facebook page named Comeback Beauty showed that the establishment provided medical aesthetic services, including filler injection and vaginal rejuvenation.
At the end of the proble, the inspection team sealed off and temporarily seized all of the cosmetic products, drugs, medical tools and equipment and requested the establishment owner to immediately stop its aesthetic operations.
The inspectors of the municipal Department of Health also assigned the District 5 medical division to coordinate with local authorities to monitor the shutdown of this establishment.
They will also continue to clarify and strictly deal with cases that had used cosmetic services at the facility.
The Department of Health also recognized and appreciated the local resident who had reported the case directly to its inspectors.
It encouraged people to copy this example for rapid response to similar cases in the future.