Last fact-checked: 13 December 2019
Expensive, "miracle" anti-aging serums not delivering the results promised on the label? Then you may be considering taking more drastic action to get rid of those wrinkles and sagging skin. With a facial rejuvenation in Costa Rica, you can make huge savings compared to having cosmetic work done in the US or Canada - plus, you can enjoy a memorable trip to Costa Rica at the same time.
If you have wrinkles and lines, spots and scars, furrows and frown lines, then there are a number of methods that can be used to get rid of them. These minimally invasive cosmetic procedures are straightforward and many can be carried out in less than an hour.
You can decide which kind of rejuvenation treatments you want and then plan your holiday accordingly. Some of these treatments require no downtime whatsoever, whereas others may require a few days rest back at your hotel before you fly back home. This all depends on the kind of treatment that your skin needs.
Costa Rica has a large number of cosmetic clinics and many of the tourist spots invariably double up as medical tourism destinations.
You can find all kinds of facial rejuvenation treatments in Costa Rica, including:
Many facial rejuvenation treatments are used in combination with others for best results. For example, you may have botox and dermal fillers done to treat different kinds of wrinkles. Other treatments serve to give you firmer and tauter skin and a clearer complexion.
Costa Rica, located in Central America, is a prime holiday spot, seeing hundreds of thousands of tourists from all over the globe visit each year. It has also developed into a medical tourism destination, thanks to the excellent quality of medical facilities available at reasonable rates, attracting medical tourists, particularly from the U.S. and Canada. It also has three JCI accredited hospitals.
If you're going for a holiday, Costa Rica has a great deal that makes it so unique. As a major eco-tourism destination, the country boasts some of the highest biodiversity in the world. Bordering the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea from two sides, it is known for its clear waters and range of water-based activities like diving, snorkeling, surfing, rafting and swimming to hiking, trekking and bungee jumping. You'll also find ample waterfalls, rainforests, springs and beaches.
While San Jose is the capital with the largest number of cosmetic clinics, other tourist destinations in Costa Rica include Escazu, Santa Ana, Liberia and Tibas. You can choose the kind of holiday you want to have in one or more of these places. With two international airports, Costa Rica is very easily accessible.
Not to be missed is a visit to at least one UNESCO World Heritage national park (there are three of them, namely Cocos Island, Area de Conservación Guanacaste and La Amistad International Park). If you are interested in archaeology, check out the ancient Stone Spheres of Disquis.
With a moderate climate, Costa Rica is great to visit anytime, while our quality-checked partner clinics and hospitals are open all-year-round (save certain holidays, like Christmas).
Medical Departures is a reputable site with a proven track record. We carry out background and other checks into the skills, accreditations, experience and qualifications of the doctors working at all medical centers listed on our site. We personally visit the facilities to make sure that the amenities are of good quality and we obtain real patient reviews that are published on our site.
And one more reason for good measure? To take advantage of our best price guarantee!
As facial rejuvenation techniques vary a great deal and you may get a combination of procedures done, it is difficult to give an average price range for these treatments.
To give you an idea, a facelift in Costa Rica costs approximately $3,500 (GBP £2,491, EUR €3,227, AUD $4,820) compared to an average of $18,000 (GBP £12,397, EUR €16,159, AUD $25,369 in the United States.
Elsewhere, Botox treatment in Costa Rica is about $375 (AUD $519, GBP £267, EUR €340) compared to $600 (AUD $831, GBP £428, EUR €544) in the United States.
For more exact prices, as well as clinic photos, surgeon profiles, patient reviews and other useful information, check out these three leading clinics in Costa Rica that offer a range of facial rejuvenation treatments:
We have a number of high-quality clinics in Costa Rica listed on our site.
Look below for easy ways to contact us. Our Customer Care Team are on hand to answer all your questions and help you with your booking for facial rejuvenation in Costa Rica.
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