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 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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