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The Ultimate Guide to Botox in Philippines

Find out about affordable botox in the Philippines with Medical Departures. If you are experiencing problems with wrinkles and crow’s feet, then botox treatment can help you achieve a more youthful appearance.

Botox is used as an alternative to surgery, and while it is a toxin, it has been certified as safe for this use by the FDA in America. However, there are sometimes when it should be avoided, for instance if you are pregnant as the treatment has not yet been proven safe for the fetus.

Why get botox in the Philippines?

Many patients from Australia and New Zealand take advantage of the affordable and exceptional medical care that is available whilst visiting The Philippines. Whilst it may not be financially viable to make a specific trip for Botox treatment, if you are holidaying or making a business trip it would make sound financial sense to book the procedure whilst you are there.

You should book in advance with a reputable clinic and practitioner. To ensure you will receive the right service, Medical Departures have visited all the clinics listed on our website to ensure the legitimacy of the staff and facilities. We have also performed background checks to verify qualifications, accreditations and professional memberships. For a clinic to be listed on our website, all of these criteria must be met, as well as meeting international hygiene and safety standards.

It is cheap to travel in the Philippines, and there are an abundance of activities to keep you occupied during your visit. Aside from the breath-taking beaches, there are facilities for diving, surfing, kayaking, wakeboarding or rafting. Alternatively, the islands provide endless opportunities for trekking through the rainforests or exploring the many peaks and volcanoes.

For the less adventurous, The Philippines also boast the three largest shopping malls in the world and a vast array of exotic cuisines to experience. Coupled with the legendary Filipino hospitality, the Philippines is the ideal location to undergo botox treatment whilst enjoying a vacation.

What happens during Botox treatment?

Botox is generally utilised for smoothing lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet. It is most effective on active wrinkles that are caused by facial expressions, eliminating up to 80% of imperfections.
The treatment involves injecting a type of botulinum toxin into your facial muscles. The injections paralyze and relax the muscles, giving a younger-looking appearance.

How long does the procedure take and what is the recovery time?
Botox is an inexpensive non-surgical cosmetic procedure used to diminish wrinkles. It is quick to perform and requires virtually no downtime. Once the areas to be treated have been decided upon, the injections take a matter of moments for each area.

Before you undergo Botox treatment:

• Ensure that you haven’t taken and blood thinning medication or aspirin during the previous week
• Do not wear make up at your appointment
• Use ice packs if you have any bruising or swelling
After your Botox treatment:
• Do not touch your skin where you have had the injections inside the first 24 hours. Rubbing the area could spread the Botox to unintended muscles.
• Avoid strenuous activity
• Do not have a facial in the first 24 hours
• If you experience any swelling, use ice packs

You are advised to avoid lying down for several hours after the procedure, and you may experience swelling, bruising, redness and possibly some bleeding at the injection site. This normally only lasts a few hours, but could last for 1-2 days if you have sensitive skin.

The results are temporary and will generally last for three to five months, and the procedure will need to be repeated on a regular basis.

What is the cost of botox in the Philippines compared with Australia and New Zealand?

Botox in the Philippines generally costs between 50 and 80% less than in Australia and New Zealand.

What now?

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This article is meant for information purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice or instructions for medical diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with your doctor or a qualified medical professional before starting or changing medical treatment.

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