Updated: Sep 8, 2020
Cosminology was created by Dr. Dima Ali, M.D. and inspired by her personal sensitivity to harsh, over the counter and prescription strength topical treatments. As a long-time acne sufferer with a propensity for hyperpigmentation, Dr. Dima began to combine varying strengths of potent, rejuvenating ingredients with natural, anti-inflammatory botanical extracts and essential oils to treat her own skin conditions and those of her patients.
Another one of her inspirations has been the successful treatment of difficult scars that are often referred to her by dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons in the Washington, D.C. area and even internationally. The treatment of recalcitrant scars (from trauma, acne, botched procedures or just persistent scratching from hypersensitivity) can often take many months if not years to make a noticeable improvement. Dr. Dima’s successful treatment of stubborn scars through the synergistic combination of topical dermatological preparations and the latest in laser technology is one of her most rewarding endeavors.
One of Dr. Dima’s “life defining moments” was during the treatment of her own facial scar. During the research and testing phase of new laser technology, Dr. Dima endured a “very stubborn scar.” Her scar was healing slowly but surely with Cosminology’s Skincare products. However, it was when she sought an effective yet natural and hypoallergenic camouflage that Dr. Dima discovered the accelerated healing of her scar. As she states: “it was like an overnight miracle.” Dr. Dima began applying the “miracle” mineral powder to her patients even immediately after laser or other cosmetic dermatological procedures to cover the redness and other side effects. Even people with acne noticed a significant improvement in their skin’s condition. Dr. Dima admits that it was ultimately a combination of both art and science that was the definitive cure. Nonetheless, as Dr. Dima eloquently states:
We talk about the connection between art and science, between quantum physics and ‘universal forces,’ between healing energy and the latest medical/surgical technology.
But we must remember that the mind-body connection is the most powerful of all of
these in healing "dis-ease.” I had to wonder how much of the accelerated healing of my scar
was due to my ability to effectively yet naturally cover it up which in turn made me feel much better and less self-conscious.
Regardless, Dr. Dima believes that healthy, beautiful skin empowers the individual to look better and feel better about themselves whether they have an adverse skin condition or not. Cosminology’s Skincare and Mineral Makeup are clinically, physically and emotionally healing. It began as a decision to do what was best for her patients. It then became a very personal desire to heal her own scar. Finally, it evolved into a more universal desire to share this with anyone who can benefit. Dr. Dima describes Cosminology as a “true labor of love” and, as she reminds her patients who call her and her team “earth angels,” don't just believe in miracles...expect them!