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    Red face Good, reasonably priced dermatologist

    Hello everyone. Since I moved to HK I've been having problems with my skin. Its the worst its ever been with bumps and pimples that scar and wont go away. On top of that I have really deep pores, meaning its hard to get the dirt out because its just really IN there.(As I've been told by many facial specialists).
    I've been going for facials for about 6 mos now regularly which used to work for me but my skin is just not clearing up, and the facial place I go to is quite good, going by what I had in the country I used to live.
    Does anyone know of a good dermatologist that can help me. Either by prescribing meds or specific products. Someone who clearly explains what the problems, products and side effects are. Hopefully a reasonably priced one, I would say hopefully not more than 1k for the consultation price. Also who can speak english.
    I dont really want to go to places that just keep promoting their own brands and suck you in to buy their entire line. I just want a clear face.
    Thanks so much in advance.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AnneCo
    Hello everyone. Since I moved to HK I've been having problems with my skin. Its the worst its ever been with bumps and pimples that scar and wont go away. On top of that I have really deep pores, meaning its hard to get the dirt out because its just really IN there.(As I've been told by many facial specialists).
    I've been going for facials for about 6 mos now regularly which used to work for me but my skin is just not clearing up, and the facial place I go to is quite good, going by what I had in the country I used to live.
    Does anyone know of a good dermatologist that can help me. Either by prescribing meds or specific products. Someone who clearly explains what the problems, products and side effects are. Hopefully a reasonably priced one, I would say hopefully not more than 1k for the consultation price. Also who can speak english.
    I dont really want to go to places that just keep promoting their own brands and suck you in to buy their entire line. I just want a clear face.
    Thanks so much in advance.
    Go to your GP and get a referral to the hospital. When you get a reply stating 2-3 years wait list to see a specialist ask them if you can see the same specialist as a private patient. Once you are in and they diagnose you, you should be able to get back into the public system. You pay to jump the queue.

    The public system is focused on treating the problem not selling quackery.

    Good luck

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    Also note, that the status of your immune system and stress hormones, and eating habits could contribute to breakouts

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    Quote Originally Posted by gigglinggal
    Also note, that the status of your immune system and stress hormones, and eating habits could contribute to breakouts
    It could be caused by anything.
    Stress, environment, food, alcohol, pollution, the detergent you wash your sheets in. Almost anything! It could even be the facials. If your skin is that sensitive, you really need to be using non-comedogenic products without harsh chemicals. I highly doubt the stuff your facial place uses is non-comedogenic.
    I'd recommend the Cetaphil line of products for face washes and moisturizers.

    I can't really recommend a cheap dermatologist as the one I go/ went to is super expensive.

    From a personal point of view, I really like the cream Duac. It's available for about $400 per tube. You need a prescription though as it contains an antibiotic. Any local doctor can give a script if they don't have it in their office.
    If you are a woman, you could also try taking the pill/ changing your pill to help.

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    "

    Go to your GP and get a referral to the hospital. When you get a reply stating 2-3 years wait list to see a specialist ask them if you can see the same specialist as a private patient. Once you are in and they diagnose you, you should be able to get back into the public system.
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    I don't think it works that way. most professors/specialists you see in their private clinic (usually university teaching hospitals), when you see them they ask you to sign a paper to see if /when they see you again it will always be as a private patient.
    Otherwise everyone would just pay one private consultation then be seen immediately by the same dr as a public pt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madoju
    I don't think it works that way. most professors/specialists you see in their private clinic (usually university teaching hospitals), when you see them they ask you to sign a paper to see if /when they see you again it will always be as a private patient.
    Otherwise everyone would just pay one private consultation then be seen immediately by the same dr as a public pt.
    Agree to some degree but if you have a bad whatever they can bump you up the queue for public hospitals. No magic bullet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeachHK
    It could be caused by anything.
    Stress, environment, food, alcohol, pollution, the detergent you wash your sheets in. Almost anything! It could even be the facials. If your skin is that sensitive, you really need to be using non-comedogenic products without harsh chemicals. I highly doubt the stuff your facial place uses is non-comedogenic.
    I'd recommend the Cetaphil line of products for face washes and moisturizers.

    I can't really recommend a cheap dermatologist as the one I go/ went to is super expensive.

    From a personal point of view, I really like the cream Duac. It's available for about $400 per tube. You need a prescription though as it contains an antibiotic. Any local doctor can give a script if they don't have it in their office.
    If you are a woman, you could also try taking the pill/ changing your pill to help.
    Like how expensive? And is it a good dermatologist? Because honestly if he/she can help my face out id be willing to pay more

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    Dr Kingsley Chan has been highly recommended here a few times, but I think there is a one week wait minimum and a 2k bill.

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    You could try Dr. Wai at Vio & Partners in World Wide House. While he is a GP, I was recommended to him as a dermatologist and found he is excellent for various specific dermatological problems. Obviously not a face skin specialist though so Im not sure if he could help you. He speaks good English and will patiently explain the problem and solution. He is also pretty cheap, $400 if I remember correctly but its better to call and check. He is not money minded as 1 time he just took a quick look and sent me on my way without charge!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnneCo
    Like how expensive? And is it a good dermatologist? Because honestly if he/she can help my face out id be willing to pay more
    I saw a dermatologist when i had pretty bad acne. It was very expensive with the treatment working out about $60k total. It was over about 6 months, so about 10k a month.

    However, it worked, and although expensive, i'm happy with the results and my skin is still decent about 1 and a half years later.

    PM if this would be within your budget and i can send you details.

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