Last fact-checked: 12 July 2020
Botox in Cebu City is a great way to get rid of lines and wrinkles on your face. It’s an easy procedure that’s minimally invasive and can be carried out in less than an hour. This makes it a great option if you are traveling to Cebu City and fancy leaving with a more youthful look.
Keep reading to discover more about Botox in Cebu City, and book with Medical Departures to make substantial savings.
Botox is a branded serum that is injected into marked places on your face with a fine needle. It works by immobilizing the muscles that have contracted, giving rise to wrinkles. When the muscles are paralyzed, the skin tightens, ironing out those wrinkles.
The face is one of the first places to show signs of aging; other parts of the body can be covered, but not the face. The tell-tale wrinkles, nose to mouth lines or frown lines, forehead furrows and other lines on your face make you look older. These lines are exacerbated by stress, pollution, weather, sleeplessness and fatigue.
The Philippines is fast emerging as a destination in which international visitors are undergoing a range of treatments and the local government is doing a great deal to promote the medical tourism industry. Cebu City is well-connected thanks to its (nearby) international airport and doesn’t require a tiring long-haul flight for those flying in from Australia, New Zealand and other parts of Asia.
Residents of many developed countries can simply get a visa on arrival which is valid for one month, making travel even easier.
Cebu City and the surrounding region is not only a premier medical tourism destination but also a great place for a holiday. The metropolitan area offers a mix of the old and the new thanks to its sparkling glass towers, quaint older areas, fantastic hospitality and world-renowned service culture.
With the many islands dotting the country, you have your pick of white sandy beaches and azure waters for swimming, diving or just taking it easy on or around the beach. Cebu City is also home to a vast range of hotels suiting all budgets, as well as restaurants and cheap shopping options.
If you are traveling to the Philippines, you may feel as though you can simply enter any cosmetic clinic on the street to get a Botox treatment, particularly if you are lured by their promotions and offers. While this route may be tempting, you are putting yourself at risk by not doing research beforehand—even when undergoing a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure.
Botox is actually a poison; if the treatment isn’t done in accordance with international protocol, you risk developing problems. Furthermore, as a tourist, you certainly don’t want to mar your holiday.
When booking through Medical Departures, you can lock in your treatment early, knowing that you’ll be headed for good care. That is because we carry out a thorough investigation into all clinics and hospitals we list on our website, check out their history, staff, qualifications, amenities and more, to make sure you won’t face problems and to ensure the price is right. More importantly, we check out the certifications, accreditations and experience of all surgeons and doctors listed on our site to ensure you are treated by a real professional—not someone posing as one.
After an initial consultation (during which time the doctor will check your face and recommend treatment), the actual course of injections will take half an hour to an hour. You will have a topical anesthetic cream applied so that you don’t feel any pain. The doctor will inject the Botox at points that have been marked on your face. In less than an hour, you’ll be free to leave. However, you might want to take things relatively easy for the rest of the day and will probably be advised to avoid certain activities for a while, such as sunbathing and swimming.
You will also be told not to rub your face for a few hours so that the Botox does not spread from the target areas. You may have some redness, swelling and bruising for some time and the effects of the injections may take up to three days to manifest. Apart from that, you will be mobile and not confined to bed (unlike certain other cosmetic treatments).
Botox is sold by the unit, so it all depends on how many units are needed for your face. Some doctors charge per area of the face instead of units, so costs can vary a great deal.
The cost of Botox in Australia can vary from AU$ 1,500 to AU$ 5,000. In Cebu City, you can expect to save between 50 and 75%. [Please note: these are average price comparisons calculated at the time of writing.]
To get started, take a look at Kangnam Junis Cosmetic & Esthetic, one of the leading clinics in Cebu City for Botox and book your treatment with Medical Departures.
If Botox can help you look younger without surgery, why not have it done during your next trip to Cebu City? Take advantage of Medical Departures’ best price guarantee and book using any of the convenient methods below. You can also get in touch with our Customer Care Team here.
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