Laser Skin Resurfacing in South Korea

The Ultimate Guide to Laser Skin Resurfacing in South Korea

Last fact-checked: 24 October 2019

Give your skin a new lease of life with laser skin resurfacing in South Korea. Medical lasers have been around for a while now, but this is one of the newest uses for lasers to combat tired, dull-looking skin by getting rid of dead skin cells and promoting the growth of new cells.

Why Choose South Korea for Laser Skin Resurfacing?

South Korea is an up-and-coming medical tourist destination – certainly as far as Westerners are concerned, although the Chinese and Japanese are already coming here in vast numbers for surgical procedures.

Like many Asian destinations, it offers excellent quality facilities – many of them often new and purpose-built for foreign patients. South Korea is particularly open to new technologies and it is no surprise that it boasts more CT and MRI scanning equipment per head than even advanced countries like Germany. This is not a third-world country; here, you'll find an abundance of contemporary and hygienic facilities that meet internationally-recognized standards

Medical training is rigorous, as it is in countries like the US, Australia and the UK. Globalization has helped professional training to become fairly similar across the globe, so there really is no need to worry that you will receive inferior care outside your home country, particularly when booking at one of our quality-checked facilities in South Korea.

The key to receiving good treatment anywhere is to do a little research yourself. Find out what you can about laser skin resurfacing. What are you hoping to achieve? What have results been like for other people? There’s probably lots of information online about the procedure, as well as about clinics and practitioners abroad.

Booking with a reputable medical tourism provider, such as Medical Departures, ensures your treatment is performed by quality-checked surgeons and medical practitioners. We conduct our own background checks, including qualifications, professional memberships and patient testimonials, as well as onsite visits. If we’re not happy, we simply don’t list them.

How Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Work and What Is it Suitable for?

Laser skin resurfacing can help to minimize the signs of ageing, including fine lines around the eyes and mouth, as well as treating skin imperfections such as scarring and uneven pigmentation. The treatment gets rid of the outer layers of skin to reveal new, tighter and smoother skin underneath.

What Happens During the Laser Skin Resurfacing Procedure?

The procedure is typically carried out as an out-patient, unless you are having extensive treatment, in which case it may be carried out in hospital under a general anesthetic.

During the treatment, a laser beam is passed backwards and forwards over the skin. It usually takes around 30 minutes, after which soothing cream may be applied and a bandage to protect the skin for between five and 10 days.

What is the Recovery Time for Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Your face will be bandaged for up to 10 days, so it’s likely you won’t want to be out and about then. Redness, discomfort and swelling are all normal and you may also experience skin crusting – which should stop after 10 days. Either way, you'll need to get any sightseeing in South Korea out of the way before your treatment; expect to be confined to your hotel (and definitely out of the sun) for the immediately following days, depending on your doctor's advice. 

Your skin is likely to be red for a few weeks and may stay slightly pink for up to six months. During the healing process, it is advisable to wear a high SPF cream to prevent hyperpigmentation of the skin.

It is important to note that the more aggressive the treatment, then the longer the downtime is likely to be.

How Much Can I Save in Laser Skin Resurfacing in South Korea compared to Australia and New Zealand?

Laser skin resurfacing in South Korea costs around 50% less than it does in Australia.

For the latest prices, as well as before and after photos, surgeon profiles, maps and patient reviews, check out these leasing clinics in South Korea for laser resurfacing: 

Getting Started

Find out more by looking through our full list of quality checked clinics in South Korea and the procedures that they offer.

To book, see below for ways to arrange your free appointment, or to speak with our Customer Care Team if you’ve any questions about laser skin resurfacing in South Korea.


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Laser Resurfacing. Mayo Clinic. 12 October 2018.

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