Facial Wrinkles in Malaysia

The Ultimate Guide to Facial Wrinkles in Malaysia

Last fact-checked: 2 November 2020

Find affordable ways to tackle facial wrinkles in Malaysia, an attractive Southeast Asian country that welcomes millions of holiday-makers every year. 

Our selected clinics are based in some of the go-to destinations here like Kuala Lumpur and George Town (Penang), offering a variety of surgical and non-surgical options designed to target lines, loose skin and wrinkles.

How Can Facial Wrinkle Treatment Help Me?

Gravity and age take their toll on physical appearance sooner or later. As the face is the most visible and exposed part of your body, the tell-tale signs of ageing appear first there. This can even start when you are in your thirties and depends on factors like climate, weather conditions, your work environment and genetics. For example, a person who works outdoors is more likely to develop wrinkles earlier on, as is a life-long smoker.

If you are thinking of taking action, there are now dozens of different facial rejuvenation procedures that provide safe and effective results in terms of making you look younger. Options like Botox®, dermal fillers radiofrequency therapy (RF) and laser skin resurfacing are minimally invasive or non-invasive and show results almost immediately.

Consult an aesthetician, doctor or skin specialist to check which ones will work for your particular skin type.

Why Undergo Treatment for Facial Wrinkles in Malaysia?

If you have always wanted to visit Malaysia, you can combine facial wrinkle removal treatment with your holiday. Most face rejuvenation procedures will not greatly interfere with your holiday. You can have a great time in Malaysia considering that it is a prime tourist destination: more than seven million Australians visit the country easily (Australians may obtain a three-month visa on arrival). 

What Are the Various Facial Wrinkle Treatments Available in Malaysia?

Facial wrinkles can range from fine lines, heavy lines, furrows and skin folds. The kind of wrinkles you have and the results you hope to achieve will dictate the kind of procedure that will work for you. Among the many treatments available are:

  • Collagen: the lower face and lips can benefit from collagen injections; look for popular brand names such a Bellafill®. Collagen plumps out the skin and removes wrinkles and scars. The results are instant and you will experience little or no downtime with this treatment.
  • Botox®: this is actually a toxin that works by paralyzing muscles when injected in minute quantities, resulting in smoother-looking skin. It is effective for wrinkles on the forehead, frown lines and upper eye creases and there is no downtime associated with this. Treatment can take under half an hour.
  • Dermal fillers: using hyaluronic acid as the main active substance, these come in a range of brand names and generally work on Crow’s feet, the forehead and nose to mouth lines, smoothening them out by effectively "filling" them in. Options like Juvederm® and Restylane® have longer-lasting effects than collagen injections.
  • Fat recycling: this is a safe method that lasts for years. Fat is harvested from the body, purified and then injected into deep wrinkles to fill them. It is specifically useful for hollow cheeks and nose to mouth lines.
  • Microdermabrasion: this exfoliates the skin at a deeper level and offers around a 50% reduction in wrinkles. Similar to microdermabrasion is the use of derma-rollers and dermabrasion.
  • Laser resurfacing: an intense treatment that is best performed under anaesthesia. This goes deeper into the skin and, while it gives good results, may take weeks to recover.
  • Light laser: this uses varied laser strengths and doesn't go too deep into the skin. This treatment aims to stimulate collagen production and reduce wrinkles by around 50%. You may experience redness for a few hours and results can take time as the skin heals.
  • Chemical peels: different strengths of varied acids may be used for up to two minutes on the skin, to effectively ‘burn’ the skin. The acid is then washed away. Sometimes more than one session may be required for results to show.
  • Radiofrequency waves: these use heat to stimulate collagen production in the skin, resulting in tighter skin.

Most of these procedures are done on an outpatient basis and can take between 30 minutes to an hour. There may be little to no downtime or it may take a few weeks to recover, depending on the procedure.

There's also, of course, surgical options for wrinkle removal, including facelifts and surgery that target specific areas, such as your eyes. These treatments will require more consideration and more downtime afterward as they are surgical procedures.

What Is the Cost of Facial Wrinkle Removal in Malaysia?

Pricing depends on the kind of treatment you require and how many sittings are needed. Some treatment prices also depend on the number of units of botox or fillers used. Typically, patients booking at one of our verified clinics in Malaysia find that they can make savings of between 50% and 70% compared to prices in western countries. 

To see some of the latest prices on offer, take a look at these top clinics in Malaysia for wrinkle treatments:

How Do I Get Started?

Get started by searching through our list of clinics in Malaysia for wrinkle treatments.

Book online or connect with the Medical Departures Customer Care Team via the toll-free number, email or online chat. Available around the clock, they can help with travel arrangements and accommodation, as well as finding a top-quality anti-ageing specialist in Malaysia. Or if you are ready to book your appointment, you can do so right here any time of the day or night, at no charge to you.

Sources:

Norling, Hannah. Wrinkles: What to Expect at 20, 30 and Beyond. Real Simple. 27 March 2018. https://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/types-of-wrinkles

Wisco, Lucie. What Is Microdermabrasion? Healthline. 27 September 2018. https://www.healthline.com/health/microdermabrasion

Rohrich, Rod, MD, FACS. Facial rejuvenation treatments that are right for you. American Society of Plastic Surgeons. 16 March 2018. https://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/blog/facial-rejuvenation-treatments-that-are-right-for-you 

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