Int'l Celebrities Turn Up for Anti-Aging Treatment in Korea

Kristin Davis (left) and Peter Fonda Kristin Davis (left) and Peter Fonda

Kristin Davis, who played Charlotte in "Sex and The City," pop singer Sheena Easton whose hit songs include "For Your Eyes Only," actors Peter Fonda and Suzanne Somers and Yan Bin of Ruoy Chai International Group were all in Korea on Sunday last week.

They came to visit an anti-aging center which opens to the public on Thursday.

Set up by CHA Health Systems, the Chaum Center combines oriental, western and alternative medicines to slow down the aging process. The celebrities were given a medical check-up, spa therapy, stem cell skincare and a nutritional consultation.

MTV founder Harlan Kleiman, the chairman of health consultancy ReGeneration, played a decisive role in arranging their trip. Kleiman came to Korea in April, when the center was in the design stage, and was gripped by the idea, which he recommended to his celebrity acquaintances.

Chaum president Lee Jung-noh said in a press release, "If we can attract foreign VIPs who have traditionally preferred Europe or Southeast Asia for holiday destinations with our advanced medical technology, it will boost Korean exports. We hope to earn US$36 million within two years from medical tourism."

englishnews@chosun.com / Oct. 28, 2010 12:04 KST