About Aesthetic Medicine
Ｑ:How much does it cost to have a birthmark removed with laser treatment?
Birthmarks are usually blue, black, or red in color, and need to be evaluated by a specialist. Each type of birthmark may require a different method of treatment, which includes the ruby laser, the pulsed dye laser, the ND-YAG laser, etc. The price of the ruby and pulsed dye laser treatments are based on the number of laser shots (NT$100/shot); the ND-YAG laser treatment is priced according to the area of treatment (NT$2000/cm²). The wound from laser treatments often takes about a week to heal. These types of pigmented spots typically require multiple laser treatments and the color can take some time to fade away. It's important to moisturize and wear sunscreen after you've received treatment.
Ｑ:How much does the hair removal treatment cost and what are the results?
Costs per session of laser hair removal treatment: Armpits (NT$6,000), legs (NT$15,000/both), arms (NT$10,000/both), bikini line (approx. NT$ 6,000). You will likely notice a reduction in hair growth after each laser treatment. Laser hair removal treatments are more effective on darker hairs and hairs in the growth cycle. The density, color of your hair and the stage of its growth can all affect treatment results. Each area may require more than one treatment, with the amount of hair noticeably reducing each time.
Ｑ:How much does surgical treatment of armpit odor cost?
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and uses an electric shaver to remove the apocrine sweat glands. The advantages of this treatment method include smaller incisions, smaller scars, shorter surgery time, and a shorter recovery period. Your underarms may still sweat after rigorous exercise, but the odor is very much reduced. Due to the scope of surgery and the use of other materials, such as tissue adhesives, the cost may range between NT$35,000 to NT$50,000.
Ｑ:How much does the double eyelid surgery cost? How long does it take for the wound to heal?
The incision double eyelid surgery can range from NT$25,000 to up to NT$40,000 in cost, plus an extra charge if a medial epicanthoplasty is required. During your outpatient visit, the attending physician will assess the symmetry of your eyes and help you choose the most suitable procedure. The postoperative wound takes about a week to heal and the degree of swelling varies from person to person.
During your recovery period, it's very important to receive attentive care, get plenty of rest, and eat a balanced diet.
Ｑ:What is autologous hair transplantation? What is follicular unit extraction?
All hair transplant surgeries are autologous hair transplantations, in which the hair on one part of your body is transplanted to another part with less hair. One method of hair transplant surgery is called follicular unit extraction, in which hair follicles are individually removed, leaving smaller wounds that take less time to heal. This is the method of choice if only a small amount of hair transplant is needed. Hair transplant surgeries are typically performed under local anesthesia and are outpatient surgeries that do not require hospitalization. Although the operation can take a long time, the process is very safe. However, you should still pay attention to your physical condition and talk with your doctor before taking the treatment. If you are taking any medicines that contain aspirin, you would need to stop the medication 1 week before the surgery. Please tell the doctor if you are taking anticoagulants, have a history of keloids or hypertrophic scars, or have undergone major surgery. Hair growth can be noticed at about 3 to 6 months after the operation.