Men and women who are unhappy with the texture or appearance of their skin may find that having a chemical peel in Phuket can give them a more refreshed, younger looking appearance. Chemical peels are commonly used for treating scars, skin discoloration, and wrinkles. While this treatment is typically performed on the face, it can be performed on other areas of the body as well as in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures.
The treatment works by applying a chemical solution to targeted areas to remove the top layers of the skin. Skin that grows back following the treatment is younger looking and smoother. If you are considering having a chemical peel performed, you should be aware that this treatment is not effective for treating deep facial lines, removing broken capillaries, tightening sagging or loose skin, changing poor size, or removing deep scars.
Prospective patients will find there to be many reasons to travel to Phuket for a chemical peel. Along with taking advantage of the beautiful, exotic surroundings, patients can also benefit from much lower pricing on cosmetic procedures in Phuket than in other areas, including the United States. While the cost of healthcare has continued to soar in the U.S. and Canada, procedures remain quite affordable in Thailand. Phuket is also home to many excellent facilities specializing in cosmetic treatments and procedures.
Prior to booking your procedure, you should take the time to research facilities. At Medical Departures, we can help by providing a list of clinics and practitioners. We only include a facility on our list once it has passed our exhaustive background check. That check includes verifying qualifications and professional memberships, such as the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. In addition, we perform criminal and civil background checks to ensure there are no unpleasant surprises. Our staff also visits the facilities in person as publish testimonials from patients who have actually used those facilities.
Over time, the aging process, acne, and sun exposure can leave one's skin tone wrinkled, uneven, scarred, or spotted. Chemical peels are a popular solution for improving the appearance of one's skin because they are the least invasive method for doing so. Although frequently used on the face, a chemical peel can also be used on the hands and neck.
Chemical peels can be performing at varying levels, ranging from light to deep based on the desired results. Various chemical solutions are used in different chemical peels. For more dramatic results, deeper chemical peels will be used. Recovery times depend on the level of chemical peel used. For instance, a deeper chemical peel will produce stronger results but will also involve a longer recovery time. Deep chemical peels must be performed under strict surgical conditions only, whereas the milder ones are often done in beauty clinics.
This procedure is usually performed in an outpatient facility. Prior to the procedure, your physician will clean the area to be treated. You may also be provided with gauze, ointment, goggles, or tape to protect surrounding areas. There is usually no need for this procedure to be performed under any type of anesthesia, although a sedative or painkiller may be provided for a medium chemical pill. Your surgeon may numb the area using a local anesthetic for a deep chemical peel.
The procedure is performed by brushing the chemical solution onto your skin. You may experience some stinging. After a few minutes, a neutralizing solution will be applied along with cool compresses. Stinging and burning may persist for about half an hour after the procedure. A chemical peel can typically be performed in about an hour. Following the procedure, you may notice your skin is dry, red, or slightly irritated. New skin should begin to develop within one week. Over-the-counter pain relief can be used for any discomfort you feel. The deeper the chemical peel, the more redness and swelling you may experience. It also may take longer for new skin to develop following deeper levels of treatment.
The average cost of a chemical peel in Phuket is about $20 per session based on the level of peel (Euro €18, AUD $28, GBP £14) compared to $650 in the United States (EURO €580, AUD $900, GBP £445).
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