Hong Kong celebrities reveal where they get non-invasive cosmetic procedures
Where do celebrities, aging models, lunching women and an ever-growing contingent of men in Hong Kong do their non-invasive cosmetic procedures? We asked. They responded. Anonymously
When reality TV star Kelly Osbourne (Sharon and Ozzy’s most vocal child) revealed her new “look” to her 2.4 million Instagram followers in early summer, the world took a pause and noted. The Peanut Gallery called her dramatic physical transformation, with purple hair being the least of twitteratis’ worries – to steal a quote, it looked like she had had a “bloody head transplant.”
There have indeed been many changes to the once cherubic reality star, from the sharp cut of her jaw to the marmoreal varnish of her alabaster forehead, and from the voluminous lower lip to the perpetually perched eyebrow. She clearly wasn’t the girl a generation grew up watching
MTV’s The Osbournes between 2002 and 2005.
In response to her criticism, she released the following statement: “I have never done anything to my face… except a few injections in my lips, in my jaw and in my forehead.” While technically she didn’t lay down on a slab and have the surgery, the popular Instagram account @cosmeticdocs broke it down: lip filler, masseter botox, frontal botox. Her dramatic weight loss is the result of her 2018 gastric sleeve, to which she was admitted. Observers also report dermal fillers, lip enhancement, silicone lip fillers, facial contour and possibly restylane fillers on the cheek crevice. What about the cost? About five to six digits above.
We sent smoke signals to a dozen local socialites to find out if they were eating what Osbourne was serving. No one was ready to talk about it, but we discovered a lot more about what lies beneath… the epidermis.
Gone are the days when cosmetic surgery was frowned upon – although some might not frown if they tried – as non-surgical, non-invasive, non-fatal procedures are now a dozen. But with flights to Korea, Thailand, Paris, the Philippines, and other cosmeceutical capitals on the ground, where “swans” (as Truman Capote called socialites) do they get their long necks, uh, refreshed, refreshed or revived?
Now we know that Manila’s Dr Vicki Belo has been a favorite of many of the bold names on our party pages, and at Central many swear by dermatologist Dr Henry Chan. Both offer a multitude of services including “cool sculpting”, a treatment that freezes fat.
Dr Stephen Chan of Lifeclinic on Wellington Street is one of others’ favorites, while Carrie (Carrey Cheung) of Careyou Beauty in Landmark is quite a friend to many well-groomed people. In 2008, she introduced the Korean semi-permanent 3D eyebrow with manual embroidery technique and invisible eyeliner into the social fabric of Hong Kong.
Thermage and Profhilo do wonders for many, freezing the ebb and flow of time. The subcutaneous hydration treatment lasts at least six months before needing a quick touch-up. Dermatology specialist Dr Nicola Chan of the Millennium Dermatology and Laser Center apparently does Profhilo very well. Just as Botox was the buzzword of the season ten years ago, Profhilo is currently the most talked about non-surgical treatment as it is said to significantly reduce skin laxity and make it tight but soft.
Right before charity balls and gala nights, many socialites show up for a quick fix at LifeHub, trying out the ever popular Skin Glow IV. This drop contains a powerful antioxidant designed to achieve luminous, glowing and healthy-looking skin. Painless and effective.
For those who are fed up with needles, there are advantages and simpler feathers. One of our favorite socialites swears by Novolash on Lyndhurst Terrace, while Sense of Touch offers plenty of non-invasive beautification procedures at its remaining branches (a handful of them have closed during the pandemic).
For eyebrow lamination, take an Uber and head to How Brow You in the depths of Cheung Sha Wan, while microblading, lash enhancements, and extensions can all be done at Lash Artist on D’Aguilar Street. . It was time for Hong Kong people to go to Brussels or Marrakech every year, where they register at Estheclinic. His highly advanced treatments covered everything from permanent hair removal, anti-aging, skin rejuvenation and body contouring, to cellulite, acne and stretch mark removal. However, there are now two branches in Hong Kong, one on Lyndhurst Terrace and the other in Sai Ying Pun.
Many members of the social circuit are heading to Perfect Medical – it has 12 outposts around Hong Kong – for a variety of reasons ranging from permanent removal of permanently removed dark spots to re-sculpting the body.
Always a fan of constant touch-ups, comedian Joan Rivers said her grandson called her “Nana new face”, which reminds us of NUFace, which provides a wide range of gadgets and serums as part of a daily routine. skin care. There is a range of ZIIP products – gold, silver and crystal gels that can perfume your face for a party or even posterity.
At the time of printing, you probably won’t be landing in Seoul anytime soon, but you can order the very popular Cellreturn masks for managing pigmentation in Korea, which are popular with both men and women. Meanwhile, those with receding hairline can order a Hairmax LED comb which promotes both growth and fullness.
Now, we’re not the type to judge what someone chooses to do when it comes to self-care and improvement. After all, at 75 (“but parts of me are 20”) Cher said, “If I choose to have my ass upside down, it’s nobody’s business other than mine. ” To which we can only add, hear, hear!