What is Scar Removal?
Scar removal is a term used for surgical and nonsurgical procedures used to reduce the visibility of scars on the face and body.
What are the different types of Scar Removal procedures?
Scar removal treatments include medicated, topical applications including lotions, creams and gels, the application of vitamin C serums, cryotherapy using liquid nitrogen to freeze the scar, dermabrasion, laser assisted scar revision treatments, steroid creams or tablets, placing silicone sheets and skin grafting or scar revision surgery.
Are Scar Removal procedures painful?
Nonsurgical scar removal procedures are not painful. Scar revision surgery and laser scar removal procedures are performed after administration of a local anaesthetic or sedation. Patients will not feel pain during the procedure.
When can I travel by air after Scar Removal?
Patients should wait one to two weeks after scar revision surgery or laser assisted scar removal procedures before travelling by air. They should get a certification of being fit to travel by air from their doctor before embarking on their journey.
How long does recovery take after a Scar Removal procedure?
Recovery after surgical scar revision procedures and laser assisted scar removal procedures generally take two to three weeks.
What after care is required after a Scar Removal procedure?
Patients should take all prescribed medications correctly and eat a balanced diet with plenty of raw vegetables and fruit. They should not smoke or drink alcohol for at least a month. They should avoid strenuous exercises and lifting heavy objects for at least a month. Patients who have undergone a laser scar removal procedure should apply all prescribed topical medications correctly.
Why visit Metro Manila?
Why is Metro Manila a popular tourist destination?
Metro Manila is the national capital area of the Philippines. It consists of the capital city Manila, 10 satellite cities and 5 towns. Most of the major historical sites, museums, leisure facilities and shopping centres in the Philippines are located here. The region also has a vibrant nightlife and eateries selling the best Filipino and western cuisine. Tourists have a wide choice of accommodation types with hotels and motels to fit every budget and houses, condominiums and apartments for rent.
Why is Metro Manila a popular international medical tourism destination?
Metro Manila has excellent, well-equipped hospitals and healthcare centres that are accredited by the Philippines Department of Health and internationally accredited by the JCI and the ISO. They are equipped on a par with hospitals in the west and offer high quality, yet low cost medical and dental services for overseas patients. Most healthcare facilities in Metro Manila have medical staff who speak English and who have trained in the west. They also offer attractive medical tourism packages for patients, combining treatment and a holiday.
How does a medical tourist get to Metro Manila from the airport?
There are two major international airports in Metro Manila, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and the Clark International Airport. Taxis, buses and the Filipino public transportation vehicles called Jeepneys are available at the airports to take visitors to their destinations in Metro Manila. Some hospitals and clinics arrange airport pickup and drop off services for patients.
What are the visa requirements for medical tourists to the Philippines?
There are no specific medical tourism visas required for patients. Patients with valid passports and return tickets from the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Kuwait and a few other countries do not require a Visa for staying in the Philippines for up to 21 days. Patients can get details of visa requirements by visiting the website: www.immigration.gov.ph
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