What are Pigmentation Treatments?
Pigmentation treatments are procedures performed to treat discoloured skin. Skin pigmentation is caused by excessive exposure to the sun or the advancement of age. There are many nonsurgical treatments for skin pigmentation like the use of skin lightening products, cosmetic concealers, chemical peels and IPL or laser assisted treatments.
Are pigmentation treatments painful?
IPL and laser assisted treatments for pigmentation are performed after rubbing numbing cream over the treatment areas. Patients will not feel any pain or may feel some minor discomfort during procedures. Topical creams and peels should not cause any pain.
Can I travel by air after having pigmentation treatment?
Patients should avoid travelling by air for at least a week after IPL assisted pigmentation treatments. Patients can travel by air one day after laser assisted pigmentation treatments after taking the advice of their dermatologist.
When will I recover after pigmentation treatments?
It takes three days to a week for patients to recover after an IPL assisted pigmentation treatment. It takes from six to 12 weeks to completely recover from laser assisted pigmentation treatments.
What care is required after having pigmentation treatments?
Patients should place cold packs over the treatment area to reduce redness after IPL assisted pigmentation treatments. They should avoid exposure of the IPL or laser treated areas to direct sunlight. They should not use bleaching creams or face scrubs for at least a month on the IPL or laser treated areas. They should avoid touching or scratching the IPL or laser treated areas.
Why visit Makati City?
Why is Makati City a popular tourist destination?
Makati City is the financial hub of the Philippines. It is the location of many major banks and companies. It also has green spaces, large shopping malls and a wide range of cultural and entertainment activities for tourists. Makati City has a wide range of hotels from high end five star hotels to budget hotels, holiday rentals and self-catering apartments to suit all budgets.
Why is Makati City a popular international medical tourism destination?
Makati City has world class tertiary hospitals and specialist hospitals. They offer high quality specialized medical care and cosmetic surgery, general medical and dental services at affordable prices. Makati City has many spas and weight loss centres that cater to medical tourists. The staff at the hospitals are English speaking and most of the specialists have trained in the west. All the healthcare institutions are accredited by the Philippine Department of Health and most of them are internationally accredited by the JCI and ISO.
How does a medical tourist get to Makati City from the airport?
The Ninoy Aquino International Airport serves Makati City. The airport is 8 kilometres from Makati City. There are taxis and shuttle buses that take visitors from the airport to Makati City. Some hospitals and clinics offer pickup and drop off services for medical tourists.
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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