ARC For Tourists

ARC For Tourists

Medical tourism is an ongoing global trend that sees people willing to travel distances either for better or cheaper medical treatment.

During a recent twelve-month period, ARC treated visitors from such diverse locations as Shanghai, New Caledonia, Taipei, Guam, Darwin, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Paris, Singapore and Auckland. Some came to Bali specifically for treatment at ARC, whilst most others combine their holiday with treatments at our Clinic that typically cost one-third to half the cost they do in Singapore, Australia and most European countries.

ARC’s professional English-speaking team is always on hand to provide helpful information on all procedures and aftercare and can assist you in booking your accommodation should you require.

Here are some after-care tips to maximize your holiday time:

  • AFT® Facial Rejuvenation
    • Avoid direct sun exposure for 7 days post-treatment. Wear a good quality sunscreen with 15 SPF or above.
    • Avoid swimming for 24 hours post-treatment.
    • Avoid wearing full face make-up for 24 hours post-treatment. If this is unavoidable, wear a barrier cream before applying oil-free make-up sparingly. Lipstick and eye make-up may be applied.
    • Avoid Alpha-Hydroxy Acid/Glycolic Acid skin products or exfoliation scrubs for 72 hours before and after treatment.
    • No hot showers for 24 hours post-treatment.
    • No facials for 1 week post-treatment.
    • Ice and a good quality moisturising cream may be applied immediately after the treatment should redness or a burning sensation occur.
    • Do not peel off “flaky” pigmentation spots as they darken and become drier over time. Allow them to fall off naturally.

  • Aquamid®
    • Do not rub or massage the treated area for 24 hours post-treatment.
    • No sun exposure for 24 hours post-treatment. Wear a good quality sunscreen 15 SPF or above.
    • No swimming for 24 hours post-treatment.
    • No kissing for 24 hours post-treatment for lip enhancement procedures.
    • Do not consume hot drinks or food for 24 hours post-treatment for lip enhancement procedures.
    • Avoid wearing lipstick for 24 hours post-treatment for lip enhancement procedures.
    • No facials or anti-aging facial treatments for 2 weeks post-treatment.
    • Avoid excess perspiration (exercise, spicy foods, etc.) for 24 hours post-treatment.
    • Avoid air travel for 24 hours post treatment. (Headaches have been reported to occur during air travel).
    • Ice and Arnica cream may be applied to the treated areas immediately after the procedure should bruising or swelling occur.

  • Botox®
    • Do not lie down for 4 hours after the procedure.
    • Do not rub or massage the treated area for 24 hours post-treatment.
    • No swimming for 24 hours post-treatment.
    • No sun exposure for 24 hours post-treatment. Wear a good quality sunscreen 15 SPF or above.
    • No facials or anti-aging facial treatments for 2 weeks post-treatment.
    • Avoid excess perspiration (exercise, spicy foods, etc.) for 24 hours post-treatment.
    • Avoid air travel for 24 hours post treatment. (Headaches have been reported to occur during air travel).
    • Ice and Arnica cream may be applied to the treated areas immediately after the procedure should bruising or swelling occur.

  • Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing
    • Do not wash or apply any topical creams, moisturizers or make-up to the treated areas for 3 days post-treatment.
    • Use saline water solution to cleanse the treated areas two times a day using dressing pads followed by the application of an antibiotic cream. After 3 days of this aftercare, the patient is allowed to wet the treated areas but should avoid using soap during showers and Vaseline is used as a moisturizer. (This wound care is intended to prevent further scab formation).
    • Stay out of the sun completely until any redness has faded. Daily sunscreen application is necessary after healing to protect the newly laser-resurfaced skin. Use a “ broad-spectrum” sunscreen specifically formulated for use on the face with at least a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30. Sunscreen should be use for at least 3-6 months after treatment.
    • Liberal moisturizer application is recommended after healing. Patients may resume application of Retin-A and /or glycolic acid products around six weeks after laser resurfacing.

  • Esthelis®
    • Do not rub or massage the treated area for 24 hours post-treatment.
    • No sun exposure for 24 hours post-treatment. Wear a good quality sunscreen 15 SPF or above.
    • No swimming for 24 hours post-treatment.
    • No kissing for 24 hours post-treatment for lip enhancement procedures.
    • Do not consume hot drinks or food for 24 hours post-treatment for lip enhancement procedures.
    • Avoid wearing lipstick for 24 hours post-treatment for lip enhancement procedures.
    • No facials or anti-aging facial treatments for 2 weeks post-treatment.
    • Avoid excess perspiration (exercise, spicy foods, etc.) for 24 hours post-treatment.
    • Avoid air travel for 24 hours post treatment. (Headaches have been reported to occur during air travel).
    • Ice and Arnica cream may be applied to the treated areas immediately after the procedure should bruising or swelling occur.

  • Fruit Acid Peels
    • Avoid direct sun exposure for 7 days post-treatment. Wear a good quality sunscreen with 15 SPF or above.
    • Avoid swimming for 24 hours post-treatment.
    • Avoid wearing full face make-up for 24 hours post-treatment. If this is unavoidable, wear a barrier cream before applying oil-free make-up sparingly. Lipstick and eye make-up may be applied.
    • Avoid Alpha-Hydroxy Acid/Glycolic Acid skin products or exfoliation scrubs for 72 hours before and after treatment.
    • No facials for 1 week post-treatment.
    • Ice and a good quality moisturising cream may be applied immediately after the treatment should redness or a burning sensation occur.

  • IPL Facial Rejuvenation
    • Avoid direct sun exposure for 7 days post-treatment. Wear a good quality sunscreen with 15 SPF or above.
    • Avoid swimming for 24 hours post-treatment.
    • Avoid wearing full face make-up for 24 hours post-treatment. If this is unavoidable, wear a barrier cream before applying oil-free make-up sparingly. Lipstick and eye make-up may be applied.
    • Avoid Alpha-Hydroxy Acid/Glycolic Acid skin products or exfoliation scrubs for 72 hours before and after treatment.
    • No hot showers for 24 hours post-treatment.
    • No facials for 1 week post-treatment.
    • Ice and a good quality moisturising cream may be applied immediately after the treatment should redness or a burning sensation occur.
    • Do not peel off “flaky” pigmentation spots as they darken and become drier over time. Allow them to fall off naturally.

  • IPL Hair Removal & AFT® Painless Hair Removal
    • You may be a bit red for 24 hours post-treatment.
    • Avoid direct sun exposure for 7 days post treatment Wear a good quality sun screen with 15 SPF or above.
    • Do not swim for 24 hours post-treatment.
    • Avoid Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (Glycolic Acid) or Hydroquinone (skin lightening cream products) on treatment areas for 3 days post-treatment.
    • No hot shower for 24 hours post-treatment.
    • Normal washing by mild soap or gel cleanser is permitted.
    • Do not shave hair in the treatment area except 3 days before the next treatment.
    • Do not use papaya-based creams/ointments on the treated areas because it will make hair growth thicker.
    • Do not have any harsh chemical treatments involving the use of Alpha Hydroxy, Glycolic Acid & Hydroquinone products such as fruit acid peels & skin lightening, during your laser treatment period.

  • Laser Tattoo Removal
    • Blistering is common and is likely to occur 8 hours after your treatment. Do not be alarmed, blisters heal very well and are part of the normal healing process.
    • Keep the treated area clean and dry whilst it is healing.
    • Clean the area gently with saline water and then apply a thin coating of antibiotic cream up to three times a day for 3 days whilst the area is healing.
    • Do not pick at the scab or allow the skin to become scraped, as this may result in infection and scarring.
    • Feel free to shower 6 hours after the treatment, but take care to avoid high-pressure water hitting the treated area. Baths, hot tubs, swimming pools, or any form of body soaking are not recommended until all blistering and scabbing are completely healed, as they may increase the risk of infection.

  • Mesotherapy
    • Ice should be applied to the treated areas immediately after treatment.
    • Arnica cream or gel may be applied to the treated areas immediately after the procedure and should be applied 3 times a day for 2-3 days following the treatment. Do not use any other creams or lotions for 48 hours post-treatment.
    • Do not wash or take a shower for at least 4 hours after the procedure.
    • Hot baths or showers are not recommended for 48 hours post-treatment.
    • No vigorous exercise for 48 hours post-treatment. You can resume regular physical activities thereafter. Daily exercise and a diet high in fibre and protein and low in carbohydrates is encouraged.
    • No direct sun exposure and sunbathing for 48 hours post treatment and use high SPF sunscreen thereafter for 2 weeks.
    • Avoid hot tubs, saunas, jacuzzis, direct sun exposure and heat for 2 weeks following treatment.
    • Massage the treated areas several times daily for several minutes for 2 weeks following treatment. This will help the process of fat elimination.
    • Drink plenty of water on the day of your treatment.
    • Do not take anti-inflammatories (Aspirin, Ponstan, Mortin, etc.) and Vitamin E for 24 hours post-treatment. General painkillers (Tylenol, Paracetamol, etc.) are acceptable if necessary.

  • Microdermabrasion
    • Avoid direct sun exposure for 7 days post-treatment. Wear a good quality sunscreen with 15 SPF or above.
    • Avoid swimming for 24 hours post-treatment.
    • Avoid wearing full face make-up for 24 hours post-treatment. If this is unavoidable, wear a barrier cream before applying oil-free make-up sparingly. Lipstick and eye make-up may be applied.
    • Avoid Alpha-Hydroxy Acid/Glycolic Acid skin products or exfoliation scrubs for 72 hours before and after treatment.
    • No facials for 1 week post-treatment.
    • Ice and a good quality moisturising cream may be applied immediately after the treatment should redness or a burning sensation occur.

  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
    • Do not rub the injection site for 24 hours post treatment.
    • Do not wash your face for 3 hours post treatment.
    • No beautician facials or anti-aging facial treatments for 2 weeks post treatment.
    • No swimming or exercise for 24 hours post treatment.
    • Ice and arnica cream may be applied to the treated area.

  • Q-Switch Laser Rejuvenation & Spot Removal
    • Avoid direct sun exposure for 3 days post-treatment. Wear a good quality sun screen with 15 SPF or above.
    • Do not swim for 24 hours post-treatment.
    • Avoid Alpha-Hydroxy Acid or Hidroquinon (skin lightening cream products) in treatment area for 3 days.
    • Do not have any other harsh chemical treatment such as fruit acid peeling during your laser treatment period.

  • Restylane®
    • Do not rub or massage the treated area for 24 hours post-treatment.
    • No sun exposure for 24 hours post-treatment. Wear a good quality sunscreen 15 SPF or above.
    • No swimming for 24 hours post-treatment.
    • No kissing for 24 hours post-treatment for lip enhancement procedures.
    • Do not consume hot drinks or food for 24 hours post-treatment for lip enhancement procedures.
    • Avoid wearing lipstick for 24 hours post-treatment for lip enhancement procedures.
    • No facials or anti-aging facial treatments for 2 weeks post-treatment.
    • Avoid excess perspiration (exercise, spicy foods, etc.) for 24 hours post-treatment.
    • Avoid air travel for 24 hours post treatment. (Headaches have been reported to occur during air travel).
    • Ice and Arnica cream may be applied to the treated areas immediately after the procedure should bruising or swelling occur.

  • Super Skin Tightening (SST)
    • Avoid direct sun exposure for 3 days post-treatment. Wear a good quality sun screen with 15 SPF or above.
    • Do not swim for 24 hours post-treatment.
    • Avoid Alpha-Hydroxy Acid or Hidroquinon (skin lightening cream products) on treated area for 3 days post-treatment.
    • Do not have any other harsh chemical treatments such as fruit acid peeling during your laser treatment period.

  • Teosyal
    • Do not rub or massage the treated area for 24 hours post-treatment.
    • No sun exposure for 24 hours post-treatment. Wear a good quality sunscreen 15 SPF or above.
    • No swimming for 24 hours post-treatment.
    • No kissing for 24 hours post-treatment for lip enhancement procedures.
    • Do not consume hot drinks or food for 24 hours post-treatment for lip enhancement procedures.
    • Avoid wearing lipstick for 24 hours post-treatment for lip enhancement procedures.
    • No facials or anti-aging facial treatments for 2 weeks post-treatment.
    • Avoid excess perspiration (exercise, spicy foods, etc.) for 24 hours post-treatment.
    • Avoid air travel for 24 hours post treatment. (Headaches have been reported to occur during air travel).
    • Ice and Arnica cream may be applied to the treated areas.

  • Thread Lift
    • Do not rub the injection site for 24 hours post treatment
    • No swimming or exercise 24 hours post treatment.
    • Do not be too expressive; minimize facial movement, for 2 weeks post treatment to avoid pain.
    • Lay on your back while you sleep.
    • Ice and arnica cream may be applied to the treated area.
    • Apply antibiotic cream to avoid infection.