Looking for facial wrinkle treatments in Phuket? We can help you find just what you’re looking for with good-quality clinics and qualified medical staff – whether it’s surgery, injectable treatments or one of the many non-invasive procedures.
Wrinkles eventually come to us all. Of course, looking after your skin helps, but for good or bad our own genetics also play a part, as does our own lifestyle choices – such as sun damage and smoking, both of which can exacerbate the appearance wrinkles.
These days we are very fortunate that there is a whole array of clever technology that we can use to stop lines and wrinkles in their tracks. The problem is that there’s so much available now that it’s confusing knowing where to start. Here’s a brief rundown of what’s around. It’s no substitute for seeking an expert opinion and it’s not an exhaustive list, but it gives you an idea of what treatments are out there, and how they work.
Phuket is a great place to look at facial wrinkle treatments. It is a go-to destination for spa breaks and health & wellness holidays so the whole idea of feeling great and looking good goes hand-in-hand. Thailand is a renowned leader in the field of esthetics with excellent quality facilities and internationally-accredited hospitals.
Of course, we all have our own facial wrinkle treatment routines at home – which usually involves a myriad of face creams and serums of one sort or another – some of which may be more effective than others. While these do offer some benefits, they are unlikely to make a big difference on their own.
If you want to start making a noticeable different to how your skin looks then you are probably going to have to go to a specialist – whether that’s a cosmetic dermatologist, a cosmetic surgeon or beauty therapist. Many effective facial wrinkle treatments are carried out in salons, clinics or hospitals, depending on the nature of the procedure.
Treatments can be grouped into two – surgical treatments and non-surgical treatments.
Surgical wrinkle treatments include facelifts – still considered to be the most dramatic of all the procedures – as well as the more targeted treatments that are available nowadays. These targeted treatments are not as extensive as a facelift and may be more suitable for people who are reluctant to undergo a full facelift, or if they only have specific problem areas to address. These might be better addressed with, for example, a lower facelift if you have jowls, a neck lift for a turkey neck or blepharoplasty for eye bag removal. Surgical treatments are, of course, permanent, but eventually those lines and wrinkles do come back again, although a good facelift should last at least 10 years.
Non-surgical wrinkle treatments are by far the most popular treatments for wrinkles now. Many of them are quick, very effective and have virtually no downtime. The only problem is that most of them need maintaining with top-ups to keep the effects going.
Injectable treatments including Botox (botulinum toxin) and Restylane or Juvederm (dermal fillers) are very popular as wrinkle treatments, although though they work in slightly different ways and on different wrinkles. Botox works on ‘active’ wrinkles – those that form as a result of expressions, like grown lines. Essentially, the treatment freezes the underlying muscle so that it can’t form the expression.
Botox doesn’t work on ‘static’ wrinkles – those that are there all the time, but dermal fillers do. These treatments ‘fill’ the wrinkles and most of them also claim to add hydration, such as hyaluronic acid, or stimulate the body’s own production of collagen.
The benefits of both of these treatments is that they are quick – requiring an injection or two – they’re not called the lunch-hour facelift for nothing!
These skin resurfacing treatments are desgined to improve texture by removing dead skin cells to reveal the newer unblemished skin underneath. They can be effective but some of them can leave your skin leaving pretty horrific for several weeks. In particular, the chemical peel.
Chemical peels come in 3 different strengths, and it is the surgical one, which must be done in theatre conditions, by a surgeon, that removes the top layers of skin and can leave your face looking red, scaly and sore for several weeks until the new skin grows. The mild and medium peels can be done in salons and are nowhere near the strength and don’t produce the same effects.
Microdermabrasion, Dermabrasion, Laser skin resurfacing and dermal rollering are all used to stimulate the skin into producing healthy proteins or by removing the dull, outer layers of skin.
If you’re on holiday in Phuket then why not pamper yourself? You can find an array of treatments that will just give your complexion that little boost – and when you return home people will just assume you’ve got that relaxed holiday look.
Phuket caters just as well for medical tourists as it does for regular tourists. The facilities are world-class and your practitioners are likely to be extremely well trained and qualified.
We always say you should do a little bit of background research of your own, before you make a decision. We know it’s not always easy to check these things – especially for clinics abroad, which is why we’ve already done it.
Our listings let you choose and book from doctors and clinics that we have already vetted. We check legal and criminal records, pay personal visits to the clinics and verify doctor qualifications & professional memberships. We collate real patient reviews which are published on our site with high definition clinic photos. Together, these give you a reasonably good picture of what to expect and allow you to book in confidence.
Prices obviously vary considerably, but as an example the cost of a facelift in Phuket can be 60% less, while non-surgical treatments like Botox can be 50% less.
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