Microdermabrasion in Thailand

The Ultimate Guide to Microdermabrasion in Thailand

Last fact-checked: 12 March 2020

For the ultimate in skin exfoliation, try microdermabrasion in Thailand. This is a gentler form of dermabrasion treatments, and with virtually no downtime, you can return to your everyday activities immediately after your treatment.

Find and book your treatment at one of our quality-checked clinics in Thailand. 

Why Choose Thailand for Microdermabrasion?

Thailand is one of if not THE world’s favorite destination for medical tourism. Patients are drawn here to the excellent facilities and medical expertise to have treatments that cost substantially less than at home. But it’s not just surgery that is popular here, so too are health, wellness, spa and beauty treatments, and wherever you are in the Kingdom, you are not too far away from top-quality facilities that can provide you with the treatment you desire.

This is probably not a treatment you would go specifically to Thailand to have, but if you are already on holiday, or on a business trip, it is a great treatment to refresh, rejuvenate and brighten your skin.

As with any skin treatment, it is worth your while to do a little research on the procedure to find out what it achieves and whether it is likely to give you the results you are after. Finding out about it also means you will know what to expect, and to be able to ask your clinician the right questions. Unfortunately, there are many claims made about the efficacy of skin treatments and so you should go into it with your eyes wide open. That said, there are many places in Thailand that offer exceptionally good treatments, who will be only too happy to talk the pros and cons over with you – and they offer incredible value for money too.

Obviously, the cost of the treatments is a major plus for many visitors to Thailand, and even the high-end clinics offer good value. At Medical Departures, we want our patients to have a safe and rewarding experience, which is why we are particular about who we list on our site. Only clinics we would be happy to visit ourselves are included, and we do background checks that include confirming qualifications and professional memberships, as well as onsite visits. Together with patient reviews that are unedited, and published whether they are good or bad, our site gives patients the opportunity to see the whole picture and to make a decision based on all the information they have to hand.

Take a look at clinic photos, price comparisons and past patient reviews at these leading facilities in Thailand for microdermabrasion:

[Note: All of the above clinics are located in the Thai capital, Bangkok.]

How Does Microdermabrasion Work and Who Is it Suitable for?

Microdermabrasion is a gentler form of dermabrasion. It is a non-invasive, non-chemical treatment where dry, dead skin cells are removed with a spray of microcrystals. The process reveals healthier, younger-looking skin and it also encourages the production of collagen and elastin to further improve the appearance of the skin.

It is suitable for people with generally healthy skin and can help in reducing age spots, light acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles. It cannot help sagging, deep folds or deep ‘ice-pick’ acne scars. If you suffer from other skin conditions, such as rosacea, you should get a dermatologist's opinion first.

What Happens During the Microdermabrasion Procedure?

The procedure doesn’t take too long – around 30 minutes. There are two methods which may be used, namely:

  • Diamond-tip microdermabrasion, which uses a diamond-tipped handpiece which exfoliates the dead skin cells and sucks them up, like a vacuum cleaner. This method is safer than the crystal microdermabrasion method for around the eyes.
  • Crystal microdermabrasion, which blasts small crystals onto the skin’s surface to gently lift the dead skin cells, which are then sucked up.

What Is the Recovery Time for Microdermabrasion?

One of the major bonuses of microdermabrasion is that, apart from a little swelling and redness to the skin, you can carry on with your normal activities immediately after the procedure. Using a good moisturizer with a high SPF afterwards will help to soothe your skin and be careful when protecting it from the sun. You should be able to apply make-up if you want to.

How Much Can I Save on Microdermabrasion in Thailand Compared to Australia or New Zealand?

The cost of microdermabrasion in Thailand is around 50% less than it is at home. 

How Do I Book?

Choose from our selection of quality-checked clinics and book your appointment online for free.

To contact our Customer Care Team, call our toll-free number or use the online chat. We guarantee the best prices and you can ask us for a free, no-obligation quote for microdermabrasion or any other cosmetic treatment in Thailand.


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Wisco, Lucie. What Is Microdermabrasion? Healthline. 27 September 2018. 

Thailand. Lonely Planet. Website accessed: 12 March 2020.