Last fact-checked: 15 October 2019
Find out about affordable Botox in the Philippines with Medical Departures. If you are currently battling the onset of wrinkles or crow’s feet, then botox treatment can help you achieve a more youthful appearance.
Botox is used as an alternative to surgery, and while it is a toxin, it has been certified as safe for this use by the FDA in America as well as other official boards all around the world.
Countless visitors from countries like Australia and New Zealand take advantage of affordable and high-quality medical care available in the Philippines. While it won't be financially viable to make a specific trip for Botox treatment, if you are holidaying or making a business trip, it could make sound financial sense to book the procedure when you are in the country, as you will save money.
You should book in advance with a reputable clinic and practitioner. To ensure you will receive the right service, Medical Departures have visited every single clinic listed on our site to ensure the legitimacy of the staff and facilities. We also perform background to verify qualifications, accreditations and professional memberships. For a clinic to be listed on our website, all of these criteria must be met, as well as meeting international hygiene and safety standards.
It is inexpensive to travel in the Philippines, and there is an abundance of activities to keep you occupied during your visit. Aside from the breath-taking beaches, you'll find fantastic diving, surfing, kayaking, wakeboarding or rafting opportunities. Alternatively, the islands provide endless adventure, especially if you're into trekking through rainforests, discovering untouched beaches or summitting volcanic peaks.
For the less adventurous, the Philippines also boasts three of the largest shopping malls in the world and a vast array of exotic cuisines to experience. Coupled with the legendary Filipino hospitality, the Philippines is the ideal location to undergo botox treatment while enjoying a vacation.
Botox is generally utilised for smoothing lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet. It is most effective on active wrinkles that are caused by facial expressions, eliminating up to 80% of imperfections.
The treatment involves injecting a type of botulinum toxin into your facial muscles. The injections paralyze and relax the muscles, giving a younger-looking appearance.
Botox is relatively quick to perform and requires virtually no downtime. Once the areas to be treated have been decided upon, the injections take a matter of moments for each area. This is why it's such a great treatment ot have while on holiday - as you'll be able to get on with most activities straight away (although do note that you will experience some swelling, so resting up for around one day is advised, as is avoiding the sea).
Before you undergo Botox treatment:
• Ensure that you haven’t taken and blood thinning medication or aspirin during the previous week
• Do not wear makeup at your appointment
• Use ice packs if you have any bruising or swelling
After your Botox treatment:
• Do not touch your skin where you have had the injections inside the first 24 hours. Rubbing the area could spread the Botox to unintended muscles.
• Avoid strenuous activity
• Do not have a facial in the first 24 hours
• If you experience any swelling, use ice packs
You are advised to avoid lying down for several hours after the procedure, and you may experience swelling, bruising, redness and possibly some bleeding at the injection site. This normally only lasts a few hours, but could last for 1-2 days if you have sensitive skin.
The results are temporary and will generally last for three to five months, and the procedure will need to be repeated on a regular basis.
Botox in the Philippines generally costs between 50 and 80% less than in Australia and New Zealand.
These are rough estimates based on average figures around the country. For the latest prices, as well as photos, patient reviews and practitioner profiles, check out three of our most popular partner clinics in the Philippines that offer Botox to international patients:
Look through our quality-checked clinics here or any of the three listed above to what they have to offer.
If you're ready, you can easily book an appointment through our site (just scroll down to see ways to arrange an appointment) or to get in touch with our Customer Care Team if you’d like to discuss any other aspect about Botox in the Philippines.
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