Microdermabrasion in Bali

The Ultimate Guide to Microdermabrasion in Bali

Last fact-checked: 15 December 2020

To get the glow back into your face, microdermabrasion in Bali is an effective solution that's substantially more affordable here than back home.

If you're planning a holiday to Indonesia's most popular island, it's well worth considering this beauty treatment that's much better for your skin than frying under the sun for hours!

What Is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that helps improve damaged skin caused by sun exposure, superficial wrinkles, Crow's feet, age spots, acne scarring, and other skin conditions.

Microdermabrasion is performed using a specialized device that polishes the skin. The device sprays microcrystals on the face which are then vacuumed up. The crystals exfoliate the skin, removing dirt and debris, and the vacuum stimulates the skin further. The crystals may be made from different substances, such as aluminum oxide, magnesium oxide, sodium chloride or sodium bicarbonate, and are completely harmless.

Another way of performing skin polishing is by using a diamond-tipped wand that has the same effect as the microcrystals–gently sanding the skin. Then the skin is moisturized, leaving it looking and feeling softer and cleaner.

Why Consider Microdermabrasion in Bali?

Bali is Indonesia’s most popular holiday destination. This exotic resort island has a year-round temperate climate, making it an attractive tourist destination. It is known for its beaches and coastlines, parks, gardens, green cover and more. It is also home to many exotic species of wildlife, both on the land and in the surrounding waters, and Indonesia is actually only one of 17 megadiverse countries in the world–rich in diverse plant and animal species.

Bali offers visitors a variety of attractions, notwithstanding its stunning beaches, including affordable luxury hotels as well as budget lodging, varied dining options, cultural interests and exhilarating activities to take part in on both land and sea.

Bali is also now becoming a hub for thousands of medical travelers who now arrive here each year for high-quality, affordable medical and cosmetic treatments.

As you are only planning to undergo non-invasive cosmetic treatment, microdermabrasion will not interfere with your holiday too much, but you will need to ensure that you do look after your skin after any treatment by staying out of the sun. Thus you may want to schedule any leisure activities prior to your procedure, or plan to spend time recovering well away from the sun's rays.

Why Should I Book with Medical Departures?

Even when undergoing minimal cosmetic treatment, it is best to book through Medical Departures for your own peace of mind. That's because we conduct background and other checks on the qualifications, experience and accreditations of the doctors associated with the cosmetic clinics listed on our website. We visit the clinics and verify that the amenities and devices used by the clinics are of an international standard.

 We also offer a Best Price Guarantee, which assures you'll pay the lowest rate.

See what we mean by browsing some of our top clinics in Bali for this treatment, checking out photos, doctor profiles and patient reviews:

What Does Microdermabrasion Entail and What Is the Recovery Like?

Microdermabrasion, or "skin polishing" as it may be called, can be done on visible areas of the body such as the face, the neck, the back, shoulders and even your stomach. It helps remove spots and clean embedded dirt and debris, making the skin looks brighter and better. The procedure normally takes between half an hour to an hour, depending on how much of your body you want to be treated.

Unless you have very sensitive skin, you will not face any downtime. If you do, you may have some mild swelling and redness, which will subside in a few hours. You will be advised to use quality moisturizing products and sunblock after treatment so that the skin retains the effects of microdermabrasion for longer.

This treatment can be performed at regular intervals for best results, much like a facial. Spots, scars and fine lines will become near-invisible and your skin will regain its glow. 

Read more about the microdermabrasion procedure here

What Is the Cost of Microdermabrasion in Bali?

In the US, microdermabrasion will cost you around USD $200 (CAD 268, £161, €181, AUD 260, NZD 273). The cost of the same treatment in Bali will be around 50% less. 

Getting Started with Medical Departures

Choose one of the quality checked cosmetic clinics listed on our site.

Our Customer Care Team can answer all your questions and help you with the booking process for microdermabrasion in Bali, as well as provide you with a free, no-obligation quote for your treatment. 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.


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