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 do tourists visit South Africa?
South Africa is home to amazing landscapes, wonderful wildlife, pristine beaches and magnificent, luxury train journeys. Cities have large shopping malls with high-end fashion boutiques. There are smaller, bustling markets selling traditional African arts and crafts. South Africa has a unique cuisine and has become famous for its local wines. South Africa is a multicultural country with a friendly people. Accommodation options include luxury resorts, budget hotels, farm stays, guest houses and game lodges.
Why do international patients visit South Africa?
South Africa has many world class hospitals with state of the art facilities and highly qualified doctors. Many of these hospitals are part of large international hospital chains. Hospitals and clinics in South Africa offer high quality specialist medical, dental and surgical services at affordable prices for overseas patients. Many hospitals offer packages for medical tourists that include a holiday, treatments and procedures, accommodation and local transportation.
Does South Africa have international airports?
South Africa has three major international airports serving major cities. Most hospitals and clinics offer airport transfers as part of the medical tourism package.
What are the visa requirements for patients travelling for medical treatments to South Africa?
Medical tourists travelling for treatments or procedures in South Africa require a medical treatment visa. Details of how to obtain a medical treatment visa to travel for treatments in South Africa are available at the website: http://www.home-affairs.gov.za/index.php/immigration-services/types-of-visas
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