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 Quezon City?
Why is Quezon City a popular tourist destination?
Quezon City has everything to offer for a tourist. It is a delightful destination for art lovers, food lovers and nature lovers. It is the home of the GMA Network Centre where high quality Filipino radio and television programmes are produced and visitors can accidently meet Filipino celebrities on their way to work. Accommodation in Quezon City includes hotels for all budgets, guesthouses and serviced apartments.
Why is Quezon City a popular international medical tourism destination?
Quezon City has world class specialist government and private hospitals and clinics catering to overseas patients. Many of these hospitals are affiliated to American university hospitals. They are accredited by the Philippine Department of Health and international agencies including JCI and the Germany based accreditation organization TEMOS. The city government have launched an initiative to make Quezon City one of the world’s best medical tourism locations by 2020, by adopting the QC Medical Tourism Vision 2020 Commitment at the Medical Tourism Stakeholders Summit held in June 2017.
How does a medical tourist get to Quezon City from the airport?
The airport that serves Quezon City is the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Medical tourists can get to Quezon City from the airport using shuttle buses and taxis. They can also find the local form of transport called Jeepneys outside the airport. Most hospitals, hotels and clinics offer pickup and drop off services for medical tourists from the airport.
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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