Last fact-checked: 9 September 2020
Our verified clinics in Kuala Lumpur offer a host of treatments at affordable prices designed to make your skin look younger, without the need for radical cosmetic surgery.
These include both non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures and usually don’t need much downtime—so you can get on with the rest of your trip here in Malaysia's capital. Find out more with Medical Departures.
Kuala Lumpur (or simply "KL") is a fascinating holiday spot. Presenting a blend of cultures, the city promises both old and new tourist attractions and welcomes millions of visitors every year. Museums, parks, shopping, temple-hopping, dining out on delicious street food, sipping cocktails on a rooftop bar and, of course, checking out the iconic Petronas Towers are all things that should definitely make your holiday itinerary.
Compared to Australia, the cost of living in KL is relatively low, meaning you'll find competitive pricing almost on everything. Cosmetic procedures that would be prohibitively expensive in Australia are reasonably priced in Kuala Lumpur—so, you'll be able to enjoy a memorable holiday and return home looking and feel younger without breaking the bank.
It may seem as though non-invasive procedures cannot do much harm as they don't carry the same risk as surgery. However, even a small hiccup can cause infections and exacerbate problems. Many facilities around the world carry no professional affiliations and are generally best avoided... but how do you separate the wheat from the chaff?
When you book through Medical Departures, you can rest assured knowing that we have undertaken a range of background checks on all of the clinics listed on our site. These include:
Non-surgical treatments for wrinkle removal include:
Laser wrinkle removal is used for fine lines on the forehead, cheeks and lips. Different strengths of laser penetrate the skin to remove individual layers with precision; as the skin heals, new skin cells form, leading to a firmer, younger-looking appearance. Face treatments can usually be done in one session, taking between 30 and 60 minutes.
This treatment works by paralyzing muscles that have contracted to cause the wrinkles, resulting in smoother-looking skin. Depending on the sites being treated, in some cases, you can be in and out of the clinic in less than an hour.
Various products fall under this category, including Restylane®, Juvederm®, Radiesse® and others. These are injected into deep wrinkles and serve to make them smoother. Sometimes the patient's own fat can be used instead of artificial filler and has a similar effect, but this means it has first to be extracted, refined and then injected.
Radiofrequency Waves (RF Therapy)
Instead of lasers, radiofrequency waves penetrate deep into the skin and then stimulate collagen production. Unlike laser treatments, these require no downtime at all and treatment time is also relatively quick.
An acidic solution of varying concentrations is used on the skin to ‘burn’ off the top layer. This does cause the skin to become red and painful (particularly for a strong chemical peel), but once it heals, you'll notice impressive results with the skin looking younger and feeling firmer.
As part of this procedure, various kinds of devices are used to create a sandpaper-like effect on the skin. By exfoliating the skin and removing dead cells, the body naturally produces new, fresh ones, helping to eliminate wrinkles.
Facial wrinkle treatment in Kuala Lumpur is much more affordable than back home, costing only a fraction of what you'd expect to pay in Australia or Europe. Cost of treatment varies on the kind of treatment to the number of units used (in the case of botox and fillers). Often you may need a combination of different treatments to get the smooth skin you want.
In general, patients are able to save between 50% and 70% on treatments at these recommended anti-ageing clinics in Kuala Lumpur:
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14 best rooftop bars in Kuala Lumpur. The Rooftop Guide. 7 January 2020. https://www.therooftopguide.com/rooftop-bars-in-kuala-lumpur.html
15 Best Day Trips from Kuala Lumpur. The Crazy Tourist. Website accessed: 13 August 2020. https://www.thecrazytourist.com/15-best-day-trips-from-kuala-lumpur/
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