In Chinese culture, it is widely believed that a hairy birthmark is a sign of great wisdom and prosperity. In our culture, however, there are no such beliefs. If anything, birthmarks or any aberrations on the body or skin are considered a bad omen and something to be concealed.
Born with a large, hairy birthmark on her face, Shifa Mehnaz, a Dhaka-based worker and mother of two, has always wondered what it’s like to have flawless skin. After 33 years of living with it, she finally underwent laser treatment.
“I have been bullied for my birthmark all my life, since kindergarten where my classmates were reluctant to sit next to me. Over time, I had come to accept my condition. skin, but I never stopped dreaming of perfect skin. With the support of my husband, when I finally had the chance to benefit from laser treatment, I did not think twice Shifa said.
Many people have suggested that Shifa should skip this “expensive” treatment, and that too, at this stage of his life. But Shifa thinks that self-love has no timeline.
For both men and women, beauty is a source of confidence and self-love, which is why we see people going above and beyond to keep their skin and body healthy.
Luckily for us, instead of trying to figure out the science of our skin ourselves, we can now rely on professionals to provide safe and substantial ways to achieve our skin goals, such as anti-aging treatment and modifications. aesthetic.
CosMedica laser clinic: a unique solution
Top notch clinics such as CosMedica Laser Clinic use modern technology and imported medicine to provide services such as laser treatment, botox, fillers, thread lift, face lift, platelet rich plasma (PRP) for face and hair and skin lightening treatments.
Dr. Farhana Islam is the Chief Consultant and General Manager of the CosMedica Laser Clinic and Consultant in Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine. She got her MBBS from University of Dhaka, DPD from Cardiff UK and received her Diploma in Dermatology from UK.
She is also a board certified physician of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine and is Bangladesh’s first board certified beautician in the country. She has worked in the field of dermatology and aesthetics for about 13 years.
According to Dr. Farhana, a common misconception is that people think laser treatment is only useful for superficial beautification. But it’s not always the case.
“We often have patients who come to recover from a bad experience at salons or beauticians. The only solution left for them, sometimes, is laser treatment,” Dr. Farhana said.
In addition, laser treatments are much faster than traditional treatments. Depending on the treatment, laser treatment results can be instant, permanent, or simply unobtainable with creams and serums.
For example, traditional anti-aging treatments can take several months to show results. On the other hand, dermal fillers — injections that plump up wrinkles and smooth lines on your face — only take about an hour.
“Dermal fillers, one of our popular services, takes about an hour. 40 minutes is spent applying the numbing cream, and it will take me 15-20 minutes to apply the fillers. We provide also the best quality dermal fillers, which last between 12 to 14 months,” she explained.
Even though the clinic has only been in operation for a year, it has had a huge impact on people’s lives.
Aesthetic procedures can provide patients with instant results to remove birthmarks, moles, and unwanted hair with laser. The best part of it all is that it’s virtually painless.
“To remove a mole, a surgeon would need many instruments to surgically remove it. However, with laser treatment, the process is not as complicated and there will be no bleeding either,” said Dr. Farhana Islam.
Additionally, laser treatment can be a gift for PCOS sufferers who feel insecure about their body hair.
“Many women across Bangladesh suffer from PCOS. Due to hormonal imbalance, they have lots of body hair. Laser is a great way to remove hair permanently,” Dr. Farhana commented.
Botox in particular can be used to treat migraines and muscle spasms. Additionally, after accident victims have recovered from their injuries, cosmetic treatment can help them recover from lingering skin problems, such as skin tightening.
Dr. Farhana Islam was actually inspired by the work of Dr. Jhumu Khan, who has worked tirelessly to raise awareness of aesthetic medicine.
“Dr. Jhumu Khan used to regularly raise awareness through media such as TV because that was the only way to do it back then. Now we have social media which makes it much easier,” she said.
She had also seen her mentor, Dr. Sarker Mahbub Ahmed Shamim, working hard to raise awareness of the industry. She mentions, “I worked with him for 12 years and saw him constantly planning and writing for newspapers.”
Dr. Farhana Islam has also contributed immensely to this endeavor with videos on social media, breaking down the process of different treatments and explaining their benefits. These videos have become a way for people to separate their fear of treatment from reality.
However, there are quite serious setbacks that doctors have had to fight for a long time. Several years ago, people were much more reluctant to approach such treatments because they thought they were painful with long-term side effects.
“People used to be afraid of laser treatments and cosmetic procedures, but now they are more confident in approaching treatments. It has taken us almost ten years to make people understand how these treatments can help people” , commented Dr. Farhana Islam.
The hard work of figures such as Dr Jhumu Khan and Dr Farhana Islam is reflected in the volume of demand today. The demand for cosmetic treatment has increased dramatically over the past eight years.
Misconceptions about cosmetic procedures
Even though more and more people are willing to approach aesthetic treatments today, there are still many misconceptions about the field. One of the many questions patients have is whether these treatments have long-term effects.
“Laser treatment does not affect the skin or organs surrounding the targeted area,” commented Dr. Farhana Islam, adding, “There are no long-term effects of laser or botox,” replied the Dr. Farhana.
Many treatments at CosMedica Laser Clinic are quite simple and painless, but most importantly, they are performed by a medical professional who has over a decade of experience.
In addition to this, the clinic has five to seven Bangladeshi board certified staff. Yet, Dr. Islam performs the procedures herself so that her clients receive the best care.
In fact, customer loyalty and the CosMedica Laser Clinic are proof of Dr. Islam’s exceptional work. Even if she goes abroad, her clients are waiting for her return so that they can be treated by her.
The industry’s biggest challenge is its lack of accessibility for everyone. Due to the nature of treatments and medications, many procedures can become expensive. But it’s a problem that Dr. Islam recognizes and is passionate about. One of his wishes is to make aesthetic medicine more accessible to people across the country, and CosMedica Laser Clinic is his first step towards that goal.
“I try to keep the prices low in my clinic compared to other clinics. I hope that as the clinic expands over time, I can also offer more services,” she said. .
Address: House 4, Route 24, Block K, Banani
Contact number: 01797-022246
Price: Tk 5,000 to Tk 500,000, depending on skin condition.
The benefits of botox and lasers are many and not limited to beauty.
Botox in particular can be used to treat migraines and muscle spasms. After accident victims have recovered from their injuries, botox can help them recover from remaining skin issues, such as skin tightening. In Botox treatment, botulinum toxin is injected into the muscles of the face using a very fine needle. You will need injections in different places, depending on the area to be treated.
A filler treatment is a cosmetic dermatological procedure that is used to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face, to restore a youthful appearance. There are several types of dermal fillers. In this treatment, your own fat is taken from another area, usually by liposuction. The fat is then purified and injected into the face to help plump the cheeks, temples, lower eyelids or other areas.
A thread lift is a type of procedure in which temporary sutures are used to produce a subtle but visible “lift” in the skin. On the other hand, a facelift is a cosmetic surgery to create a more youthful look on the face. The procedure can reduce sagging skin. It can also help smooth skin folds on the cheeks and jawline.