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Meet Dr. Abdullah

Meet Dr. Abdullah

As the founder of Lexli and the company's lead formulator, Ahmed Abdullah, MD, FACS, FICS is intent on helping individuals achieve healthier, more beautiful skin through education and his advanced line of aloe vera skin care products.

  • Expert

    Dr. Abdullah is an internationally celebrated plastic/cosmetic surgeon and a recognized expert on the restorative and effects of aloe vera. He is a pioneer in the practice of applying pharmaceutical-grade aloe vera to surgical flaps to expedite healing.

  • Educator

    Dr. Abdullah is a clinical professor of plastic surgery at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and has served on the Ethics Committee of the North Dakota Medical Association. Additionally, he frequently lectures at esthetics schools throughout the country.

  • Author

    Dr. Abdullah is the author of Simple Skin Care, Beautiful Skin: A-Back-to-Basics Approach, which details the specific needs of various skin types while making skin care easy to understand. Simple Skin Care provides consumers with the tools to choose products and treatments that are right for their skin.

  • Leader

    Dr. Abdullah is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, The International College of Surgeons, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and The American Society of Laser Medicine & Surgery. He is an active member of the International Aloe Science Council (IASC) and has served on its Board of Directors.

Education and Experience

While he is trained in all aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Abdullah is a specialist in facial cosmetic procedures and is highly sought-after for rhinoplasty, in particular. Dr. Abdullah recently left his practice in Dubai, United Arab Emirates to focus his attention on Lexli and his Fargo, North Dakota practice.

Throughout his nearly 25 years as a plastic surgeon, Dr. Abdullah has performed more than 6,000 surgical procedures and has accumulated more than 16,000 hours in the operating room. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He earned his medical degree from Northwestern University in Chicago and completed his residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, where he trained under Drs. Martin Robson and John Heggers, who pioneered much of the research related to aloe’s healing abilities.

Dr. Abdullah created Lexli's first product in 1996. Today, the company is recognized as the premier line of aloe-based skin care. 

As an aloe researcher and surgeon who helped to pioneer the practice of applying pharmaceutical-grade aloe vera to skin flaps to encourage healing, Dr. Abdullah has an intimate understanding of the benefits of aloe vera. Thus, when his patients began asking him which skin care brands he recommended, he was intent on directing them to a line of aloe-based products that utilized advanced active ingredients. After a fruitless search, he applied his background to the formulation of a product of his own. Launched in 1996, that product, AloeGlyC®, a glycolic acid exfoliator, set in motion the development of a full line of advanced, aloe vera skin care

Dr. Abdullah has shown that many common skin concerns can be avoided and even remedied by optimizing skin health. His research has proven that the use of pharmaceutical-grade aloe vera is a beneficial tool in that effort. Thus, he travels the world, educating skin care professionals and consumers alike about the proper ways to utilize aloe in skin care applications and how to optimize the results achieved from various aesthetic treatments. Dr. Abdullah is a frequent guest on television and radio programs throughout the United States and worldwide.

Clinical Research by Lexli Founder, Dr. Ahmed Abdullah