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Laser Skin Resurfacing in South Korea

The Ultimate Guide to Laser Skin Resurfacing in South Korea

Give your skin a glow with laser skin resurfacing in South Korea. Medical lasers have been around for a while now, but this is one of the newest uses for lasers to combat tired, dull skin by getting rid of dead skin cells and promoting the growth of new skin.

Why choose South Korea for laser skin resurfacing?

South Korea is an up-and-coming medical tourist destination – certainly as far as Westerners are concerned, although the Chinese and Japanese are already coming here in numbers for surgical procedures.

Like many Asian destinations, it offers excellent quality facilities – many of them often new and purpose-built particularly for foreign patients. South Korea is particularly open to new technologies and it is no surprise that it boasts more CT and MRI scanning equipment per head than even advanced countries like Germany. This is not a third-world country and possesses contemporary and hygienic facilities meeting internationally-recognized standards.

Medical training is rigorous, just like anywhere else in the world. In fact, globalization means that training is fairly similar across the globe, so no need to worry that it is going to be inferior outside of your home country.

The key to receiving good treatment anywhere is to do a little research yourself. Find out what you can about laser skin resurfacing. What are you hoping to achieve? What have results been like for other people? There’s probably lots of information online about the procedure, as well as about clinics and practitioners abroad.

Booking with a reputable medical tourism provider such as Medical Departures will help to ensure you get treatment with quality-checked providers. We do our own background checks, including qualifications, professional memberships and patient testimonials, as well as onsite visits. If we’re not happy, we don’t list them.

How does laser skin resurfacing work and what is it suitable for?

Laser skin resurfacing can help to minimize the signs of ageing, including fine lines around the eyes and mouth, as well as treating skin imperfections such as scarring and uneven pigmentation. The treatment gets rid of the outer layers of skin to reveal new, tighter and smoother skin underneath.

What happens during the laser skin resurfacing procedure?

The procedure is typically carried out as an out-patient, unless you are having extensive treatment, in which case it may be carried out in hospital under a general anesthetic.

During the treatment a laser beam is passed backwards and forwards over the skin. It usually takes around 30 minutes, after which soothing cream may be applied and a bandage to protect the skin for between 5 and 10 days.

What is the recovery time for laser skin resurfacing?

Your face will be bandaged for up to 10 days so it’s likely you won’t want to be out and about then. Redness, discomfort and swelling are all normal and you may also experience skin crusting – which should stop after 10 days.

Your skin is likely to be red for a few weeks and may be pink for up to 6 months. During the healing process, which could be up to 6 months, it is advisable to wear a high SPF cream to prevent hyperpigmentation of the skin.

It is important to note that the more aggressive the treatment, then the longer the downtime is likely to be.

What is the cost of laser skin resurfacing in South Korea compared to Australia and New Zealand?

Laser Skin Resurfacing in South Korea costs around 50% less than it does in Australia.

What now?

Find out more about our quality checked clinics and what procedures they offer.

If you want to book see below for ways to arrange an appointment, or to speak with our Customer Care Team if you’ve any questions about Laser Skin Resurfacing in South Korea.

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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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