Laser Medical Centre
Got a serious acne
problem? Tired of wasting precious cash on antibiotics and other treatments
that never seem to cure the spots? Sick of running to the beauty parlour
for wax jobs? There's hope for you now, and it comes in the form of
a clinic called Laser Medical Centre.
on December 16 last year, our Victory Day, this centre promises to help
you achieve victory over your skin problems.
care by specialists who have been trained from abroad, the centre, as
the name suggests, specializes in laser treatment for a variety of skin
problems, such as acne, warts, scar, unwanted body hair, stretch marks
and more. Using hi-tech laser equipment (2004-2005 models), the centre
offers a wide range of services which include hair removal, acne treatment,
non-surgical anti-aging treatments, weight loss and body shaping treatments,
Permanent hair removal
costs Tk 2000 per sitting for the chin, the same for the upper lip region,
and Tk 6500 for the entire face, and may take around five sittings.
Acne treatment costs around Tk 1000 per sitting and takes around eight
sittings. Scar removal treatments cost around Tk 5500, while anti-ageing
treatments cost around Tk 10,000. Hair re-growth treatments cost Tk
2000 for the laser treatment, or Tk 600 for the phototherapy option.
These are just a few of the services offered at the centre.
While these prices
may seem, well, a little pricey at first, these treatments are pretty
cost-effective in the long run. Besides producing permanent results,
benefits include zero side effects, no pain, no stitches or scars, no
radiation, no hospital stay, and no major anaesthetics. In fact, this
kind of treatment is popularly known abroad as 'lunch-break surgeries',
because each session takes an hour or two at the most. What's more,
it's safer than other options, without any health risks. Laser Medical
Centre also assures its patients of complete confidentiality.
Starting at the end
of February, the centre plans to begin plastic surgery facilities. The
current team of three, led by Dr. Samnun F Taha, internal specialist,
will also be expanding to offer the services of a nutritionist, an endocrinologist,
and other specialists. The range of services is also expected to include
laser tooth-whitening treatments, laser circumcision, ENT laser surgery,
spinal and arthroscopic laser surgery, and more.
So if you want a
swift, painless and permanent solution to your skin problems, Laser
Medical Centre is definitely worth a visit.
With its airy, well
lighted rooms, brand-new equipment, and helpful staff, Laser Medical
Centre is located at 71, Suhrawardy Avenue, Baridhara.
Sabrina F Ahmad
A portrait captures
the special moment of life, a moment that you will want to glimpse at
over the years with fond memories. In times, it will transform in to
a precious possession. In a portrait, making the right impression and
brining out the real you is very important. Choosing the right clothing,
hairstyle and makeup can make a big difference in your satisfaction
with your portrait. Following are some appearance tips and guidelines
to look good for your portrait.
should complement the face
Your wardrobe should complement and enhance your portrait not overpower
it. Remember the real focal point of any portrait is the face. Our photographer
Zadedul I Khan says, "While doing the portrait, clothing with large
prints or patterns should be avoided. Such clothing will draw attention
away from your face". He recommends one colour outfit.
Also consider clothing
that does not clash with the background such as earth tones or jeans.
For more formal portraiture, middle toned colours work best. Black is
a definite no no, as you will become one large black object. However,
Drik Picture Library photographer Aminuzzaman tells us "it is a
trend among the male clients to wear black blazers for a portrait".
Avoid wearing short
sleeves. The longer sleeve length is always more flattering to the body
figure. Our photographer suggests georgette and chiffon sarees, as "it
reveals the physical feature elegantly and attractively". Mixing
formal and casual clothing styles in the same portrait should not be
done. For group photos, dressing one person in all dark or black and
another in all white or light coloured clothing styles is a bad idea.
Keep your looks consistent.
comfortable in your hairstyle
Don't over do your hair. Wear your hair in a style that you are comfortable
with. And guys, do not get a fresh haircut on the day or the day before
makeup and jewellery
Keep your makeup natural and fresh. Jewellery and accessories should
be simple. Avoid large or heavy pieces of jewellery. It will also distract
the focus from your face. And ladies if you want do a facial, do it
at least a day before. You will not want to see a face all flushed in
leave the glasses
If you wear glasses every day, you will probably want to wear them in
your portrait. Leaving the glasses will make you feel uncomfortable.
You might wink more than ever and later find out a sleeping beauty in
the pictures. "A person might lose his/her identity without it,"
relates Aminuzzaman. Talk to your photographer about it so that he takes
precaution about lights reflecting in the glasses. Speaking of lights,
keep your windows open and let in some natural light, that's how Aminuzzaman
likes it. It will make the scene more natural, he says.
advise from your photographer
Your portrait is for a lifetime. Photographic corrections are part of
this process but do not depend on retouching alone. If you have concerns
about your appearance, always speak with your photographer. Creative
posing, a nice smile and proper lighting are just the right solution
to make it look better, and who could know better than your photographer
about these subjects.
reveal a happy face
Camera lenses have a wonderful power of revealing the mental status.
Don't take the picture in a hurry. A very important pointer from Zahed
is "Busy working schedule might leave some tensed mark on your
face, which might spoil the photo. Always pick a holiday to have the
picture taken". Take a rest before you do. The snapshots should
follow your mood. Take the picture when you are up for it, when you
are happy. Happy faces always make better portraits.
1 tin Condensed Milk
8 Cardamoms (powdered)
20 Almonds (blanched and silvered)
3 cups Yoghurt (sour)
1 small piece of Nutmeg
Put the yoghurt in a muslin cloth and hang it up to remove water content.
Leave It for 20 minutes. Add the condensed milk, cardamom and nutmeg
to yoghurt. Mix thoroughly and steam covered in a double boiler. Steam
the pudding for 15-20 minutes Or until set. Served well chilled then
garnished with almond silvers.
Note: Instead of cardamom and nutmeg, lemon rind makes an interesting
1 cup grated Carrot
1 cup roasted Peanuts
1 cup finely chopped
Salt to taste
1 cup finely chopped Capsicums
½ cup finely chopped Onions
Lime juice to taste
2 teaspoons Castor Sugar
Mix all the chopped vegetables in a bowl, along with finely chopped
Green chillies. Add salt and sugar to lemon juice and pour the mixture
over the vegetables. Just before serving the salad, add roasted peanuts.
¼ cup Black Gram whole (urad dal)
½ cup chopped Cucumber
½ cup chopped Tomatoes
1 tsbps grated fresh coconut
1 tsp chi8lli powder
1 tsp Suguar
¼ cup Green Gram whole (moong dal)
½ cup chopped Capsicums
½ cup Peanuts (roasted and coarsely powdered)
2 tbsp Lime Juice
Salt to taste
Soak separately both the grams (dal) overnight. Next day drain out the
water And separately tie the gram in a muslin cloth and hang it up for
24 hours for gram to sprout. After sprouts appear, wash and drain gram.
It is now ready for use. Mix all the ingredients and sprouts just before
serving the salad.
First Inter-National Music Festival, Bangladesh
usually have very little options for entertainment. Spare times mostly
go wasted. To give you the latest information about what is going
on in Dhaka's entertainment scene we are starting this new column
named LS Alerts. Every now and then the LS Desk will keep you updated
on events taking place, so that the spare moments are well taken care
news for classical music listeners: the first ever Inter-National
Music Festival, Bangladesh is opening on February 1, at the auditorium
of Bangladesh National Museum. Organised by the Centre for Education
and Performing Arts in association with UNESCO, Dhaka and Bangladesh
National Commission for UNESCO (BNCU) the festival will end on February
On the first day
of the festival, the performers from Japan, Pakistan and Bangladesh
will present Instrumentals, Ghazal, and classical music Kheyal, Thumri
Next day there
will be Dhrupod, Kheyal, Thumri and Instrumentals presented by the
performers of India and Bangladesh.
The singers of
Bangladesh will perform Songs of Nazrul and Rabindranath, folk songs
and Uchchango shangeet on the last day of the festival.
The musical sessions
will start everyday at 6pm in the evening. Age limit for this festival
is absolutely adult. So if you are in the mood for a little classical
music, the festival is definitely an event you would not want to miss.
Nothing to do, no place to go? Never fear! Beat the
boredom blues with LS Alerts, Lifestyle's newest column, which features
hot and happening events around the city. What's more, if you are
arranging such an event and want to send a shout out to people, let
us know, and LS Alerts will spread the word for you. Just drop us
a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
add life to a much dreary home. To make the houseplants look greener
regularly spray water on them. It will give them a fresh, green, dewy
look. Houseplants should be watered at least once a week. Don't keep
the houseplants under too much sun because houseplants require less
sunlight. Keep them indoor where it receives window lights. And here
is a little pointer, which might come in handy. To revive wilting
flowers, add a tablet of Dispirin to the water on the vase, or a teaspoon
of sugar. It will re-energise the flowers and give them a fresh look.