Before you get the wrong idea, these are no ordinary doctors but a rare breed of fish which is creating waves with their ability to remove dead skin.

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This treatment is available at Dr Fish Spa, where customers with dry skin relax in a pool filled with warm water as little Garra Rufa fish numbering in the thousands feed on the dead skin.

“The fish, measuring between two and four centimeters each, are nature’s answer to having smooth, clear and rejuvenated skin,” said Dr Fish Spa owner Cecilia Choong.

“I had freckles on my face but after allowing Dr Fish to treat me, the freckles turned lighter and are not as visible on my face anymore,” said Choong, adding that the treatment could also lighten skin pigmentation.

“The fish even got rid of my corn and cracked heels.” “The fish are toothless and they use their suction power to remove the dead skin.

Another customer said “Once I step out of the pool after a one-hour session, I can feel that my skin is lighter and smoother.”

Source: Nst via Spluch