beauty clinics

Letters to the Editor, October 27, 2012

President Ma Ying-jeou is on the right track. Photo: Reuters

More housing at Kai Tak site acceptable

In his speech to the Legislative Council on October 17, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying identified building more public housing as one of Hong Kong's most urgent issues.

Saturday, 27 October, 2012, 1:22am 3 comments

Letters to the Editor, October 22, 2012

Cross-border tension cannot be ignored

There is a feeling that, for the sake of people living in Hong Kong, there is a need for stronger regulation of the number of mainlanders coming here and better scrutiny by border control of the purpose of their visit.

22 Oct 2012 - 2:52am 1 comment

Women shouldn't buy into constructed idea of beauty

The real problem lies in the social construction of beauty as a uniform standard. Photo: SCMP

Recently, one of my students started her presentation on The Body Shop by saying: "I am a girl, so I have to use many cosmetics." This was quite telling - not merely about the images created and sold by companies, but also about how such images have become ingrained in our day-to-day lives.

16 Oct 2012 - 4:02am 1 comment

Better standards needed for Hong Kong beauty and cosmetic industries

Better standards needed for Hong Kong beauty and cosmetic industries

Poets and philosophers have long pondered the nature of beauty. Now medical politicians aspire to enter the discussion with a proposal to explore more regulation of the "beauty" industry. The problem is that there is no clear understanding of what does and what does not constitute a "beauty" treatment.

8 May 2015 - 10:02am

Victim's relative accuses DR beauty chain of being 'irresponsible'

The DR centre has been accused of being irresponsible and making no effort to contact the victims. Photo: May Tse

A relative of one of the women who fell seriously ill last week after a “beauty therapy” accused the DR centre of being irresponsible and making no effort to contact the victims.

A man, who would only give his name as Mr Leung, said he was related to the woman who was in a serious condition at Ruttonjee Hospital in Wan Chai.

8 May 2015 - 10:02am

Private hospitals left to sort out problems caused by beauty clinics

Ugly side of beauty industry

Private hospitals are seeing more and more patients seeking help after visiting beauty clinics like DR, the president of the Association of Cosmetic Surgery said yesterday.

Walter King Wing-keung said some patients had infections after treatments in beauty salons or mainland and overseas clinics.

8 May 2015 - 10:02am