Botox in Thailand

The Ultimate Guide to Botox in Thailand

Last fact-checked: 11 February 2020

Rollback the years while on a holiday of a lifetime with Botox in Thailand. You’ll return home looking rejuvenated and fresh-faced (not to mention that tan), with people making the assumption you look so good because you’ve had a really relaxing vacation.

Discover how you can find and book treatment at a fully licensed and verified clinic in Thailand with the help of Medical Departures. 

How Does Botox Work?

One of the simplest and least expensive of the cosmetic procedures, Botox smoothes away expression lines and wrinkles and is also used in controlling excessive sweating and other medical conditions.

Botox works by temporarily paralyzing muscles. Those frown lines are caused by your muscles contracting, so preventing contraction essentially stops the wrinkles forming when you smile, laugh or squint. Botox can also be used to treat some 20 other medical conditions, with more uses being discovered all the time.

Why Should I Have Botox in Thailand?

While treatment is more affordable in Thailand, it is never going to be worth traveling all this way specifically for Botox. However, if already in the country or planning a holiday or business trip anyway, then it could make perfect sense. 

Likewise, if you are traveling to Thailand as a medical tourist to undergo a major cosmetic procedure, you could also maximise your savings by getting Botox before or after (although do remember to consult your doctor/surgeon beforehand). 

Thailand has some fantastic healthcare facilities up and down the country—whether you are staying in the capital, Bangkok, or taking things more easily in a more relaxing holiday destination like Chiang Mai or Phuket.

Some of the newer clinics and hospitals that offer services specifically with medical tourists in mind are particularly impressive. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, staffed by qualified and experienced practitioners and with boutique hotel-like decoration, the emphasis is very much on quality and luxury, where nothing is too much trouble for patients.

Why Book Botox with Medical Departures?

It’s always a good idea to find out what is entailed with the procedure, and you should always make some inquiries yourself about the clinic and/or practitioners before you commit to any treatment. This can be a rather daunting process, figuring out how to choose someone reliable, which is why the background checks we do at Medical Departures are really helpful.

When you book through our site, you can be confident that we have: 

  • Searched for criminal/legal records

  • Collated and published real patient reviews giving you an idea of what other people are saying about prospective facilities for your Botox

  • Verified doctor and surgeon qualifications

  • Confirmed professional memberships

  • Carried out onsite visits to make sure standards are as good as they say

You can find a wealth of information on each of our listings to help you choose the right facility for your needs. Check out clinic photos, prices and location maps at these top-rated clinics in Thailand for Botox treatment:

What Does the Procedure for Botox Entail and How Long Do the Effects Last?

The procedure is quick, and you should be in and out of the clinic in less than an hour.

The area to be treated is first cleansed and disinfected, and you will be given a local anesthetic or an ice pack to numb the area. Botox is injected with a fine-needle syringe, with each area usually taking about five minutes.

After a brief rest, you can leave and get on with the rest of your day. The Botox usually takes a few days to fully show and the effects last between three to five months, after which you can have a top-up.

How Much Can I Save on Botox in Thailand Compared to Home?

Botox is priced either per area or per unit. In Australia, the average unit price is $15, or around AUD $900 (US$700 CAD $880; £460 GBP, €630) for the forehead and crow’s feet areas around the eyes. 

In Thailand Botox is around AUD $10 per unit, costing around AUD $600 (US$550 CAD $675; £350 GBP, €490) for these same areas. [Please note: these prices are approximate estimates based on international data, calculated at the time of writing.]

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Nichols, Hannah. Everything you need to know about Botox. 15 August 2017.
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/158647.php

Botox Injections. Mayo Clinic. 13 February 2019.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/botox/about/pac-20384658

Thailand. Lonely Planet. Website accessed: 11 February 2020.
https://www.lonelyplanet.com/thailand