Last fact-checked: 6 March 2020
Rejuvenate your skin and achieve a younger look with dermal fillers. In South Korea, you’ll find plenty of quality clinics and professional practitioners who have the expertise to provide this effective treatment without having to resort to surgery.
Find out how to book your fillers in South Korea with Medical Departures.
Dermal fillers comprise a range of products that are injected directly into the skin. There are quite a few different brands and products, and they work in slightly different ways, but the underlying effect of them all is to minimize the signs of aging by reducing wrinkles and or adding volume. They are usually used for the face but can be used for other areas, including the backs of the hands and to increase volume in areas such as the lips.
Hyaluronic Acid occurs naturally in the skin. It holds more than 1,000 times its weight in water and provides the skin with hydration, giving it that dewy appearance – babies have loads of it, which is why their skin looks so peach. As we get older, production of it is less and dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Perlane and Restylane contain HA as an active ingredient.
Collagen is something else that our bodies produce less of as we get older. It forms a matrix underneath the skin, but as this breaks down, so the skin above it starts to get fine lines, wrinkles and eventually sags. Brands such as Radiesse, Sculptra and Bellafill claim to restore collagen.
South Korea has embraced cosmetic and beautifying products wholeheartedly over recent years. It is expected that everyone looks as good as they can, and even girls and boys of school age buy into this concept.
In cities such as Seoul, beauty clinics are as ubiquitous as hairdressing salons and there is no shortage of places to get dermal fillers, including the world-renowned brands that you get at home.
That isn’t to say that you shouldn’t do some research and check our facilities and credentials of prospective clinics. Booking with Medical Departures gives you the option to see information at a glance, including clinic photos, virtual tours, qualifications & professional memberships of staff as well as real patient reviews. If you want reliability then you need to establish quality, which we can do with all of our clinics.
These are generally very quick treatments, and although they may slightly vary, are administered via a fine-needled syringe directly into the skin of the chosen areas. The injection takes a matter of seconds and even if you are having several areas done it will take minutes rather than hours.
After your treatment, you may have a little redness and stinging, but otherwise can continue with your normal activities straight away.
Dermal fillers cost around 50% less in South Korea than in Australia, similar to other popular cosmetic and beauty treatments.
Please note: These are approximate prices based on global averages at the time of writing. To see updated prices, as well as clinic photos, surgeon profiles, patient reviews and other information, take a look at these three leading clinics in South Korea that offer dermal fillers:
Look through our recommended clinics above or access our ever-growing list of partners in South Korea here. Compare prices, see photos and read past patient reviews.
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