Laser Skin Resurfacing in Thailand

The Ultimate Guide to Laser Skin Resurfacing in Thailand

Discover a more youthful you with laser skin resurfacing in Thailand. This procedure rejuvenates facial skin, minimizing the appearance of lines, wrinkles and scars by removing dead skin cells and promoting the growth of newer, fresher, smoother skin underneath.

Although medical lasers have been in use for some time, laser skin resurfacing is considered to be a new cosmetic procedure, and we can help you find experienced and qualified cosmetic surgeons in Thailand who have the expertise of offer this service – at prices around 50% lower than you’d pay at home.

Why choose Thailand for laser skin resurfacing?

Thailand has a good and solid reputation for medical tourism. It has been a leader in this area since the 1990s, but it hasn’t rested on its laurels. The quality of its facilities, the expertise, the infrastructure and its customer care ethic has ensured it still attracts millions of visitors to its medical, surgical, health, wellness, beauty and spa centers every year.

Bangkok still remains a favorite destination for many medical tourists, but there are excellent facilities throughout the country, including major holiday hotspots, such as Phuket and Chiang Mai.

Laser skin resurfacing treatments are a surgical procedure, and should be carried out in a hospital or clinic setting, by someone who has the requisite experience and skill to administer the treatment – usually a cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist.

We can help you find reliable and quality-checked doctors who have the expertise in carrying out laser skin resurfacing procedures. Although no surgical treatment is entirely without risk as we all react and heal at different rates, you can tilt the success of your treatment in your favor by ensuring you choose a trustworthy provider.

To help this process, we have already done checks on our doctors and clinics – including any legal/criminal proceedings, professional memberships and qualifications. We list this information on our website with our patients’ reviews and high definition clinic photos. Onsite visits is another one of our checks, and quite simply, if we don’t like what we see, we don’t list. Booking with us already gives you an assurance that your clinic and doctor meets the requirements that we would expect, so you can choose with confidence.

How does laser skin resurfacing work and what is it suitable for?

Laser skin resurfacing promotes new skin growth which is smoother, tighter and blemish-free, by removing the damaged, outer layers of skin.

The treatment can be performed to a specific area on the face, such as around the eyes, or to the whole face. It is also often performed with other cosmetic surgery treatments, such as a facelift.

What happens during the laser skin resurfacing procedure?

Unless you are having an extensive treatment, most laser skin resurfacing procedures are done as an out-patient, not usually requiring an overnight hospital stay. General anesthetics are only given for the extensive procedures, or if you are having other cosmetic surgery at the same time, but otherwise you will be given local anesthetic and sedation.

The laser beam is moved backwards and forwards across the skin, until the surgeon is happy that the lines, scars or wrinkles are less visible. Cream or ointment is applied when the treatment has finished, and maybe a bandage to protect the skin for 5 -10 days.

What is the recovery time for laser skin resurfacing?

You will experience redness, swelling and discomfort immediately after the treatment, which you can help to ease with ice pack and pain meds. If you have a bandage on, it will be replaced after a few days, and this will be repeated until the skin is more healed. You are likely to have skin crusting/scabbing, with possibly some weeping, and you may be itchy as the skin begins to heal – it is important not to rub the crusts/scabs off, which may lead to scarring of your new skin.

After a couple of weeks you will be able to wear make up, which will conceal any pinkness, which may remain for up to 6 months. Some people experience hyper-sensitivity to their make-up products, s you may have to change brands until your skin settles down. It is important you wear a high factor sunscreen to protect your new skin from sun damage.

What is the cost of laser skin resurfacing in Thailand compared to Australia and New Zealand.

The cost of laser skin resurfacing in Thailand is around AUD $700 (US $500, CAD $600, £300 GBP, €400)  compared to an average of AUD $1,300 (US $900, CAD $1,200, £600 GBP, €800) in Australia.

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