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This minimally invasive cosmetic procedure erases the signs of aging from your face, plumps up the wrinkles and folds and gives you a smoother looking skin, making you look much younger. With the stresses of modern-day life, pollution and poor nutrition, it is no wonder that people start looking older even when they are young. Unfortunately, these signs of aging first make an appearance on the face.
Using dermal fillers you can:
If you need extensive work done on your face by way of dermal fillers, then it can cost a great deal back home. However, when you combine a holiday in the Philippines with cosmetic treatments, you save a great deal. The country is easily accessible from Australia and many other places, offers reasonably priced esthetic treatments and plastic surgery, has English speaking doctors and excellent medical facilities.
It is also a premier holiday destination in Southeast Asia and people travel from all over the globe to the Philippines to enjoy one of the many tourist resorts there. You can choose from places like Manila, Boracay, Davao, Angeles City, Cebu City, Quezon City and Luzon among other places. The Philippines is one of the most popular medical tourism destinations in the world and it has received this ranking thanks to the good quality of medical care that helps bring the medical tourists in.
If you want to guarantee that you will be seen to by a skilled and verified doctor, we recommend booking through Medical Departures. We conduct our own extensive background checks on the qualifications, experience, skill and credentials of the doctors at the medical facilities we list on our website. This gives you added safety and we also offer the best price guarantee.
The use of dermal fillers is increasingly popular, but that does not mean it is not without problems. If the wrong filler is injected or the injections are not done properly (different fillers have different injection techniques) or done by someone who is not experienced enough you can potentially suffer from nerve damage, lumpiness, rheumatic disease and even disfigurement. When you have any treatment carried to look younger, it's always worth taking as many precautions as possible.
There are a wide variety of dermal fillers that are used. That is why it is vital to check with an experienced doctor as to which kind of fillers will be right for the problems you want fixing. Before using some of the dermal fillers you may need to undergo allergy testing if the filler is of bovine or avian origin. Among the brands of dermal fillers used are Zyplast or Zyderm, Cosmoderm, Cosmoplast, Juvederm, Restylane, Hylaform, Captique, Radiesse and Sculptra.
Before injecting the dermal fillers, the doctor will mark your face, which will be cleaned; sometimes a topical anesthetic will be applied. The procedure can take an average of 30 minutes. You may have some swelling and minor discomfort, for which you can use ice packs. After some fillers, massage is not recommended, but some fillers call for increased and frequent massage, so you need to follow medical advice regarding this and the use of makeup post-treatment. Otherwise, there is no real downtime to this treatment.
You can rest assured that the cost of dermal fillers in the Philippines is much less than the cost of the same treatment in countries like Australia where you can expect to pay between AUD 280 to AUD 1,100 per injection. You may also have to pay additional fees for the doctor, anesthesia and the like.
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