In British Columbia, Canada, Fraser Health Public Health is advising members of the public who received high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) vaginal tightening services from a business operating as Fab Skin Care, located at 5481 Kingsway, Burnaby, B.C., to seek screening for sexual transmitted infections immediately.
According to the Burnaby Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), an investigation has resulted in two charges against an employee at the business.
An investigation was launched in 2019 after a victim reported to police that she was sexually assaulted during treatment at a business operating as Fab Skin Care at 5481 Kingsway in Burnaby.
In 2021, a second victim who underwent treatment by the same practitioner at the clinic also came forward to police, allowing Burnaby RCMP’s Child Abuse and Sexual Offence Unit (CASO) to gather additional evidence.
On March 14, 2022 47-year-old Farshad Khojsteh Kashani was charged with two counts of Sexual Assault with a Weapon.
As a precaution, Fraser Health Public Health is advising people who received this service at Fab Skin Care to visit their family physician or primary care provider as soon as possible to be screened for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. In addition, Public Health recommends these individuals continue to receive routine screening for human papillomavirus (HPV).
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