What is Acne Scar Treatment?
Acne scars are scars left on the skin of patients who have suffered severe acne. Surgical and nonsurgical procedures are performed to remove acne scars.
How is Acne Scar Treatment performed?
Acne scars are removed using nonsurgical aesthetic procedures including chemical peels, where an acid is used to peel off the top layer of skin, microdermabrasion, where abrasive crystals are sprayed onto the skin to remove the top layer, anti-aging injectables to make the skin smooth and plump, skin needling procedures, laser assisted skin resurfacing and surgical skin grafting procedures.
Is Acne Scar Treatment painful?
Nonsurgical procedures to treat acne scarring are not painful. Laser assisted treatments are performed after putting numbing creams or after administering a local anaesthetic. Surgical skin grafting procedures are performed using general anaesthesia. Patients will not feel any pain during procedures.
When can I travel by air after having an Acne Scar Treatment?
Patients can travel by air a day after nonsurgical acne scar treatments. They should not travel by air for at least two weeks after surgical skin graft procedures.
How long does recovery take after undergoing an Acne Scar Treatment?
Recovery after nonsurgical acne scar treatments takes about two weeks. Recovery after surgical skin graft treatments takes about three to five weeks.
What after care is required after an Acne Scar Treatment?
Patients should take all prescribed medications and apply topical medications correctly after nonsurgical acne scar treatments. Patients should not touch or scratch the treated area after surgical and nonsurgical acne scar procedures. Patients should avoid exposing the treated area to direct sunlight for at least six months.
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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