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  • Jul 31, 2014
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Fresh hope for acne sufferers

In a society obsessed with appearances, acne often influences a person's quality of life, leading to social withdrawal, anxiety, and sometimes depression.

Monday, 8 April, 2013, 10:13am 1 comment

Psoriasis patients seek subsidies for medication

When Gary Lai first came down with the skin disease psoriasis, he got so tired of the stigma he faced in the outside world that he would lock himself away in his apartment whenever he didn’t have to be at work.

26 Nov 2012 - 1:45pm

Holding back the years

In your carefree 20s, magazine articles about Botox, or those curious ads for wrinkle busters and fillers are about as relevant as finalising a retirement plan. Who needs them? Your skin is smooth and glowing, your stomach is taut, and middle age is a lifetime away. But cut to your 45th birthday, and those articles and ads suddenly look appealing.

23 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Get your fill

They might be surgery-free, but these alternatives still come with a caveat, according to Dr Henry Chan, at the Henry Chan Dermatology and Laser Centre, Hong Kong.


5 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Screen clinics and spas ahead of treatment

SINCE DOCTORS IN Hong Kong cannot advertise their services, those working in cosmetic medicine must rely on word of mouth for referrals.

'There are people who want surgery done, but they don't know where to go, what services are provided or how good the doctors are. There is not enough information,' said Wilson Ho of the Matilda Plastic Surgery Clinic.

17 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Botox courses

Unlike your anonymous correspondent ('Health or beauty?', December 28), I am of the view that the introduction of courses relating to beauty treatments (for example, Botox) by the Hong Kong University medical school is a laudable move.

31 Dec 2003 - 12:00am