Visiting South Korea? Looking for a quick way to rejuvenate your face with Botox? In Seoul, cosmetic procedures are de rigeur and everyone from the very young to the very old are getting treatments to make themselves look and feel younger and better.
As a quick-fix treatment Botox is one of the most popular and well-known – getting rid of up to 80% of wrinkles and imperfections almost instantaneously. Treatments are temporary, lasting for around 3 months, but can easily be topped-up to provide you with a longer lasting result.
The treatment is an injection which is administered directly into the skin. It contains the botulinum toxin which releases a chemical that weakens muscles and paralyzes them. For wrinkles caused by expressions (such as frowning), Botox freezes the underlying muscle and prevents it from forming a line.
Seoul is the capital of South Korea and perhaps also the plastic surgery capital of the world. There are more beauty clinics here per head than anywhere else. Even when you land at the airport you can’t fail to miss the billboard posters advertising plastic surgery clinics. Plastic surgery is to Seoul as gambling is to Las Vegas - and it has the highest number of plastic surgery procedures per capita than anywhere else in the world.
South Koreans like to make the most of themselves and you won’t feel out-of-place here because you are getting any kind of cosmetic procedure.
The proliferation of clinics should mean that you will be in safe and experienced hands. Although Botox is not a surgical treatment you should always choose someone who is experienced in administering it. In the wrong hands you may get an unwanted result, so err on the side of caution and make sure you choose someone who knows what they’re doing.
Booking through Medical Departures will give you that peace of mind. We do background checks on our clinics, publishing qualifications, professional memberships and real patient reviews. We also do onsite visits and list clinic photos and virtual tours so you can look before you book.
Before treatment begins you and your practitioner will decide on what areas you want treated. Once decided, a local anesthetic is applied and your skin cleansed with antiseptic.
Using a fine needled syringe, the Botox is injected into the predetermined site in each area that is being treated. If should only take minutes for each area.
After treatment you are likely to experience some localized redness on the skin, and there may be some slight bruising and/or swelling. These should all subside after a day or two. You may experience tinging or numbness for a little while once the anesthetic has worn off.
When will the results of Botox be noticeable?
Straight away. The results should last for between 3 and 6 months, but if you top up the treatment regularly, the cumulative effects can last for more than a year.
The cost of Botox in Seoul is around 50% less than Australia or New Zealand.
If you’re ready to book see below for ways to book an appointment or contact our Customer Care Team to discuss Botox in Seoul.
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