Home > Beauty is only skin deep in China 'micro-procedure' craze

Culture
Beauty is only skin deep in China 'micro-procedure' craze

Description

Shanghai finance worker Kayla Zhang has never actually gone under the knife for cosmetic reasons, but she's had laser treatments, injections and a thread lift -- a barbed string inserted under the skin and pulled up to "lift" the face. Less invasive and more affordable than traditional cosmetic surgery, such "micro-procedures" are surging in popularity in China, leading to midday queues at clinics in cities like Shanghai as mostly female customers squeeze in a lunchtime treatment.

Added on the 07/01/2022 07:25:42 - Copyright : AFP EN

To customise your video :

Or Create an account

More videos on the subject

  • Beauty is skin deep for Benin's pineapples

    From his chair in the middle of a pile of pineapples, Jean-Xavier Satola supervises cutting and packaging, as Benin -- Africa's fourth-biggest exporter of the fruit -- starts trading again after an eight-month, self-imposed absence.

    11/10/2017 - AFP EN
  • China Eastern confirms fatalities after plane crash, expresses 'deep condolences'

    Airline China Eastern said that there had been fatalities after one of its passenger jets carrying 132 people crashed in southern China on Monday, with the cause of the crash "still under investigation". FRANCE 24's Fabian Kretschmer reports from Beijing, China.

    21/03/2022 - France 24 EN
  • Taiwan expresses 'deep regrets' after Nicaragua cuts diplomatic ties

    "Taiwan deeply regrets that the Ortega government has decided to disregard this longstanding and close friendship", says foreign ministry spokeswoman Joanne Ou after Nicaragua announced it was breaking diplomatic ties with Taiwan in favour of China.

    10/12/2021 - AFP EN
  • 'Blind box' craze grips China's youth and mints toy makers a fortune

    The "blind box" toys, first popularised in Japan, have fixated China in recent years, driving a booming second-hand market and decorating the desks of white-collar workers across the country. "Blind box" toys give buyers a sense of mystery, showing a range of possible figures inside, and occasionally giving out a rare and unadvertised figure when opened. Wang Zhaoxue, an 18-year-old music student is one of legions of young Chinese hooked on snaffling up the toys - from pop art-inspired figurines to mini-archaeological treasures, which have a similar level of collectibility as baseball cards.

    28/04/2021 - AFP EN
  • Crypto-art craze reaches China at 'NFT' exhibition

    The crypto-art craze sweeps into Beijing as curators open one of the world's first exhibitions dedicated to blockchain art featuring coveted 'NFTs' or 'non-fungible tokens'.

    26/03/2021 - AFP EN

More videosCulture

Watch video of A 16-year-old French Volunteer Archaeologist Has Found A Human Adult Tooth Dating Back Around 560,000 Years In Southwestern France, In What Researchers Hailed As A "major Discovery" Tuesday. - French teen finds 560,000 year-old tooth - Label : AFP EN  -
Culture

French teen finds 560,000 year-old tooth

28/07/2015 21:22:29