Wondering where to start in South Korea for wrinkle treatments? In Seoul, the Capital, we can help you find good quality clinics who provide expertise and the latest skin care innovations to combat age-related problems.
Getting older means that our bodies begin to slow down – not just in terms of our own physical activity, but also in terms of cell regeneration. The essential ingredients of healthy skin, such as collagen and hyaluronic acid slows considerably, especially once we get into our 40s, which means are skin is drier and the matrix which keeps it firm begins to weaken and break down – initially leading to fine lines on the surface of the skin, which eventually lead to wrinkles, deep creases and eventually undesirable effects, like jowls. There are certain things which exacerbate aging effects, including sun damage and smoking, but essentially, how we age is due to genetics.
Now, more than ever, there are seemingly endless products and techniques appearing all the time to help us target the undesirable effects of aging, not just on our faces but our necks, hands, chest and other parts of the body, but with so much available it’s all a little confusing, so here’s a brief rundown of what’s available.
Treatments can be divided into surgical and non-surgical treatments.
Body treatments including arm lifts, tummy tucks, body lifts and butt lifts can all target wrinkly skin.
For the face, a full facelift is still the most extensive treatment, although there are now lower lifts if it’s only the bottom half of your face that is the problem, or specific area surgeries that combat specific problems, such as eyes.
Non-surgical options are proving extremely popular. The downtime for these procedures is considerably less than with surgery, and they are seen as less riskier. However, it is worth noting that in the wrong hands they can cause disfigurement, and it’s also worth noting that no procedure can ever be guaranteed to be safe or effective, simply because our bodies react differently.
Some of the most popular non-surgical treatments are the injectibles, such as neurotoxins, like Botox - which freezes the underlying muscle beneath a wrinkle, and dermal fillers, like Restylane or Juvederm – which fills in wrinkles by plumping out the skin.
Resurfacing treatments which slough off dead skin cells, such as laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels and dermabrasion are also popular treatments, but unlike the injectibles which have virtually no downtime, these may leave your face looking red and peeling for some weeks afterwards.
The cost is likely to be a major factor, but also South Korea is renowned for its innovative approach to beauty and you will find a degree of expertise in many of the clinics that is often lacking at home.
With the sheer volume on offer, choosing may be difficult, which is why booking with Medical Departures might be a good idea. We have already pre-checked our clinics and list prices, qualifications, professional memberships and real patient reviews so you can choose in confidence.
Obviously it depends what treatments you have but you can save between 50 and 80% in Seoul compared to at home.
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