Cosmetic surgery such as acne scar removal is very affordable in the Philippines. Lower overhead costs and professional fees makes it possible for U.S. trained plastic & reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Carlos Lasa, Jr. to perform these surgeries at a fraction of the cost of the same procedures in the United States, U.K. and other countries, without sacrificing quality of care.
The Philippines’ medical services can rival the best in the world. Most Filipino doctors speak English fluently, ensuring the good communication between surgeon and patient that is essential during consultation. There are qualified and well-trained plastic surgeons who charge relatively affordable fees, especially if they practice in Asian countries like the Philippines, where cost of living expenses are low and if they can keep overhead costs low by having modest outpatient surgery clinics. However, be careful if the cosmetic surgery provider you’re considering charges much lower than others in the same country. Although price is definitely a factor when considering elective surgery, patients seeking quality medical care at very affordable prices should know that choosing the right surgeon is the single most important decision they will make. For best results for your acne scar removal, choose an authentic plastic surgeon who has had formal training in plastic and reconstructive surgery and experience in this particular procedure.
Acne scars can be made less noticeable by chemical peeling or dermabrasion, depending on the extent of scarring.
Mild scarring can be treated by chemical peeling. After a chemical solution is applied to the skin, the old skin peels off to reveal new, regenerated skin which is usually smoother than the old skin. Unlike more invasive peels, the Obagi Blue Peel is a popular chemical peel which is beneficial to persons of all skin types including Asians and African Americans.
Dermabrasion, a surgical procedure which involves sanding the scarred areas with a hand held tool, can correct deeper scars. In this procedure, the first few layers of skin are sanded off, resulting in the eventual growth of a new layer of smooth skin.