One of the most popular treatments for facial wrinkles, Restylane is a dermal filler made with Hyaluronic Acid (HA) – but don’t be alarmed, HA is a naturally occurring polysaccharide (carbohydrate) present in the human body.
So what does HA do? Don’t be fooled by the word ‘acid’ in its name, HA is found in between skin cells, the joints and in the eyes, and it provides moisture and lubrication. It naturally plumps up the skin, but as we age, we produce less of it – hence wrinkles.
Thailand has been one of the top destinations for cosmetic procedures for decades. Millions of people travel here each year for surgery and other related procedures. It has a reputation for excellence, and in the most part this is true – certainly at the top clinics popular with medical tourists.
These clinics take the health and well-being of their clientele extremely seriously and are keen to maintain their standing. Facilities tend to be state-of-the-art, equipped with the latest technologies and run efficiently with every consideration for patients imaginable. World-known branded materials and products are used and international hygiene and safety protocols, such as the International Standards Organization's are typically employed.
Thailand would not be such a popular medical tourist destination if it didn’t deliver – and it does in every sense of the word. Skilled, highly-qualified and experienced doctors work competently and effectively in an infrastructure that leaves nothing to chance. Patient satisfaction is high on the list of priorities, and most patients are impressed by the efficiency of how all co-ordinating services are run – from the moment they walk through the doors to the moment they leave.
Medical Departures works closely with trustworthy clinics who provide reliable services and high-standards of customer care. We vet all our clinics and doctors before we list them on our website, so you know before you book an appointment that we have already visited clinics, verified qualifications and professional memberships as well as checking legal/criminal records.
If you are wanting to dip your toe into the world of cosmetic procedures, but don’t necessarily feel the time is right for surgery, then rejuvenating your face with a procedure like Restylane is a good place to start. You probably wouldn’t travel to Thailand specifically for Restylane as it probably wouldn’t be particularly cost-effective – although it will cost less than at home, but is a good procedure to have on holiday. The treatment is relatively inexpensive (in comparison to surgery), takes only minutes to perform for each area, and there is very little downtime to interfere with the enjoyment of your holiday.
Restylane is injected under the skin with a syringe. It takes moments to do each area. You may be given some local anaesthesia as you may feel discomfort during the injection. Once the procedure is completed, you may experience localized swelling and redness, but these should die-down after a day or two.
You can go about your daily routine straight after the treatment, applying make-up if you want to disguise the redness.
Results should be evidence in around a week. The treatment is said to reduce wrinkles by up to 80%, but this is a non-permanent filler and results last around 6 months. You can have top-up treatments to maintain your youthful look.
Restylane is usually costed by the syringe full, although some clinics cost by the area treated. Some areas, such as the nasolabial folds. One syringe of Restylane in Thailand costs, on average, AUD $650 (US $500, CAD $600, GBP £300, Euros 450) compared to AUD $750 in Australia (US $600, CAD $700, GBP £400, Euros 500).
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