Facial Rejuvenation

The Ultimate Guide to Facial Rejuvenation

Last fact-checked: 5 October 2020

Restore your youthful looks with facial rejuvenation abroad, saving between 50% and 70% when booking your treatment through Medical Departures.

Keep reading to see how facial rejuvenation can help you and discover reputable providers in Europe, South America, Southeast Asia and East Asia

Why Consider Facial Rejuvenation Abroad?

There are so many tell-tale signs that our skin is aging and it seems that no matter how young we may feel physically, emotionally and mentally our face is always going to tell the truth; whether we want it to or not.

Exposure to sunshine, an unhealthy diet, smoking, late nights and stress will all take their toll on your body, but most especially, your face. Fine lines appear, hairlines retreat, skin loosens, noses droop, and facial fat loses volume and clumps, settling under the chin, in eye bags or jowls.

The purpose of facial rejuvenation is to restore a youthful appearance using one or several cosmetic treatments. Depending on your cosmetic goals and preferences, facial rejuvenation can cover a vast array of surgical and non-surgical procedures, some of which are non-invasive, minimally invasive and invasive (for example, a full facelift). 

By undergoing treatment abroad, patients are able to make considerable savings without having to compromise on quality; in fact, the expertise abroad at many of our top partner clinics is actually better than what some patients would expect back home. 

Am I Suitable for Facial Rejuvenation Treatment?

Facial rejuvenation procedures include both surgical and non-surgical techniques and are suitable, therefore, for a wide number of people.

Minimally-invasive procedures (surgeries) limit the size of any incisions which considerably shortens recovery time. Techniques that don’t use the introduction of materials or foreign objects into the body or involve incisions or puncturing of the skin are known as non-invasive procedures.

Some people opt to have a combination of surgical and non-surgical techniques to achieve the best results.

What Treatments Can Be Included as Part of a Facial Rejuvenation?

Surgical Treatments:

For patients with deep lines, cheek wrinkles, loose skin, excessive fatty tissue, folds around the mouth and jowls, the facelift is the most effective treatment option. It tightens underlying muscles, removes excess fat and skin and the remaining skin is redraped to improve the facial contours. Facelifts are performed under general anesthetic and can be categorized as "upper", "lower", "mini" or "full". 

Nowadays there are other surgical treatments if you don’t want to undergo a full facelift, including:

  • Brow lifts
  • Neck lifts
  • Eye bag removal
  • Nose surgery (rhinoplasty)
  • Facial liposuction - which involves fat transfer or fat grafting to plump up sunken or creased areas of the face such as the cheeks
  • Chin augmentation

Non-surgical Treatments:

Below, we have summarized some of the most popular non-surgical treatments available at our global partner clinics:

  • One of the most popular treatments on the market today is Botox®. These are a series of injections that smooth the skin by immobilizing the muscles which form expression lines.

  • Dermal fillers run a close second to Botox ® in popularity in the US. They help to restore volume and diminish crow’s feet and facial lines. Most frequently, the injections are used on the lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth. They are effective for up to six months.

  • Collagen injections have been used for decades to treat minor imperfections and touch up areas where wrinkles have started to appear; around the mouth and forehead.

  • Laser treatments use concentrated pulsating beams of light in specific wavelengths which are focussed on certain points to reduce wrinkles, liver spots, sun damage, acne scars, blemishes and general irregularities. Laser rejuvenation or skin resurfacing precisely removes layers of skin. The new skin cells which form during the healing process are fresh and give the skin a tighter look and feel. Selected areas or the entire face may be treated according to your requirements and the procedure can be done in conjunction with other treatments.

  • Dermabrasion uses a diamond wheel or wire brush to plane off the top layers skin to improve to face by smoothing fine lines, accident scars, burns, deep acne scars and irregularities. Microdermabrasion uses fine crystals to sand off the top skin layer and polish the complexion.

  • An acidic solution is applied to the skin in a carefully controlled manner for a chemical peel which causes the damaged, top layers to exfoliate and peel off. The newly formed skin is tight, fresh and depending on the depth of treatment; scar-free.

  • Spider-vein treatment (sclerotherapy) involves injecting a solution into the angry red clusters of veins, usually found on the cheeks. Over a period of time, the vein will collapse, the blood flow will re-route and the spider veins will fade.

  • Photorejuvenation is a popular and trusted, minimally-invasive procedure that uses IPL (intense pulsed light) to lighten and reduce the appearance of sun-damaged skin, enlarged pores and red, flushed faces. It can also be used to treat the neck, chest and hands.

  • Thermage® is a non-invasive, revolutionary treatment for aging skin. It uses focussed radiofrequency energy which helps to promote natural collagen in sagging skin to leave you with a smoother, younger complexion.

  • Dermal rolling uses a fine-needled roller to make invisible punctures into the surface of the skin, creating channels to get beneficial products deep into the dermis, as well as stimulating collagen.

How Much Can I Save with Medical Departures - And Where?

Our clients typically save between 50% and 70% when booking their treatment at one of our global providers. These overall savings will depend on the complexity of the procedure. 
We have partnered with clinics around the world in destinations including Mexico, Turkey, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, Bali, Colombia, Spain and many more top medical tourism destinations. 
Check out prices, treatments, photos, surgeon profiles and more at these recommended global cosmetic clinics:

Getting Started with Medical Departures

There are a myriad of treatments to help you rejuvenate your face either by revitalizing the skin or by changing its structure. A good cosmetic surgeon and/or dermatologist will be able to advise on what is suitable for your requirements.

Book your treatment today via the Medical Departures site or call our Customer Care Team, for free, today. 


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Orange, Karim. Anti-Aging Part One: The Importance of Collagen. Huff Post. 20 December 2017. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/anti-aging-part-1-the-importance-of-collagen_b_583cd543e4b04

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Brow Lift. Mayo Clinic. 12 October 2019. https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/brow-lift/about/pac-20393257