CategoriesAesthetics,  Destination,  Partners

Natural Looking Results with Petite Plastic Surgery

Patrizia Barrueco from Taqtik explains more about the benefits of Petite Plastic Surgery, the latest in non-invasive, non-surgical treatments available in South Korea.
Worldwide demand is growing for aesthetic methods that provide a natural looking, but effective result. The Non-surgical anti-aging treatments included in Petite Plastic Surgery (micro-needling and regenerative therapy) can achieve an increasingly more popular natural look, in comparison to the drastic changes of a surgical face lift.
Micro-needle Therapy System (MTS)
A nature-friendly skin regeneration procedure, MTS induces the skin to regenerate cells on its own. During MTS treatment, tiny needles are used to cause physical damage and stimulate fibroblasts and induce collagen re-modelling. The body attempts to heal the damage, and this also creates pathways for drugs to more effectively penetrate the skin and induce skin regeneration. Micro-needles are attached to rollers to treat acne scars and enlarged pores.
  • Tightens pores
  • Moisturizes skin
  • Treating acne
  • Reduces appearance of acne scars, depressed scars and wrinkles.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
During PRP therapy blood is spun at high speed and separates into blood cells, platelets and serum that contain an abundant amount of growth factors. PRP Therapy is a safe procedure that stimulates healing growth factors to be separated and concentrated. A specialized device (Prosys Kit) is used to inject the treated blood into the area of damage and stimulate skin regeneration.
The benefits of combining treatments
A combination of both MTS and PRP treatments are recommended for those who have reduced skin elasticity, fine lines, acne prone skin, acne scars or depressed scars. The treatment is carried out in the following steps.
  1. Blood is collected
  2. Blood is centrifuged
  3. PRP is extracted from blood
  4. Skin is disinfected
  5. MTS procedure is performed
  6. PRP is injected
  7. A soothing mask is applied
Take the next step
If you have any comments or questions about Petite Plastic Surgery with VG Plastic Surgery in South Korea, please comment below. You can also contact me directly at patrizia.barrueco@taqtik.com. Search for packages on the Taqtik Marketplace, request a firm quote or schedule a consult for when you’re on holiday!
CategoriesDestination,  Travel

My Lazy Sunday in Kuala Lumpur

Taqtik International Manager, Paula Vernon regularly travels to Asia to meet with medical facilitators, hoteliers and surgeons. Her recent trip took her and Taqtik Client Manager Nikki Carlson to Malaysia, and she shares with us their experience in popular medical tourism destination Kuala Lumpur.
The Pavilion Shopping Center

Well I decided that my last Sunday here in KL I would share some of my favorite places with you.  Let’s start from a Saturday night with a walk over to the Food Court on the lower level at Pavilion Shopping Centre…. they were getting ready for Christmas….and this was only on one level!!! The food court on the lower level is absolutely filled with so many choices of different foods- Indian, Chinese, Penang Street Food, Teppanyaki, Malay, Japanese and so much more.  We decided on a yummy Japanese Restaurant, which is one of our favorites, so we ate sushi, tempura prawns and vegetables- delicious.

tempura
The Petronas Towers
Took a walk to the famous Identical  Petronas Towers for the night view – and a selfie.  The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers, are twin skyscrapers. According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s official definition and ranking, they were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004.
Bukit Bintang
We woke on Sunday to this stunning view of the city from our apartment in the heart of Bukit Bintang, where you have the opportunity to shop at places like: Pavilion-Malaysia’s premier shopping experience,  Lot 10,-which has an amazing food court on the lower level and Berjaya Times Square– which has Hotels and a Theme Park with a roller coaster!! Now for a great bargain my personal favourite is Sungei Wang Plaza. On the third floor there is an amazing Vietnamese café with an amazing Vietnamese crispy pancake. Also, on the main entry floor there are many optometry shops where you can have your eyes tested, frames and lens for 50 MYR which is approximately $18 (AUD).
Chef Low Dinner on Sunday night…. Chef Low at Bangsar.  The food is delicious and popular with locals and tourists alike.  The food I love to eat here is the steamed brown rice, silken homemade tofu and the sticky sweet Mongolian style spareribs
Petaling Street Markets
A great way to finish Sunday is a trip to the famous Petaling Street Markets – aka Chinatown Markets.  Here you will find all kinds of things and it doesn’t come alive until the evening.  These are famous markets that tourists have been flocking to for many years.  The thrill is in the haggling over the price of what you are wanting to pay!

A little bit more info… if you are a current holder of a UK, USA, Canadian Australian or New Zealand you do not need a visa to travel to Malaysia.  The local currency is Malaysian Ringgit and the weather is always warm/hot.   Malaysia….. truly Asia.  I love coming to visit!

Want to know more?

If you have any comments or questions about traveling to Kuala Lumpur for cosmetic surgery, please comment below or contact me directly at paula.vernon@taqtik.com. You can also search for available packages on the TaqTik Marketplace or book an appointment when you are on vacation!

 

CategoriesDestination,  Partners

Centuria Medical Makati Medical Arts Center

With 28 stories of medical facilities and 700 clinics, Centuria Medical Makati Arts Centre in Century City represents the future of medicine as we know it. As well as providing the latest in medical technology, holistic healing is prioritised, and patients are made to feel at home in warmly lit and homely surroundings. Cosmetic Holidays Philippines connects international patients to the world class facilities and surgeons available at Centuria and helps visitors to co-ordinate a vacation like no other, in the beautiful Philippines.
The facility
Centuria Medical Makati is an outpatient medical technology facility in the heart of Century City, Makati, Philippines. With over 700 clinics this world class resource offers hundreds of services, and specializes in:
  • Allergy and immunology
  • Alternative medicine
  • Anaesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Family medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatrics
  • Internal medicine
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Neurology
  • OB-GYN
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral surgery
  • Orthodontics
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychiatry
  • Plastic surgery
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiology
  • Urology
  • Wellness
Find out more about Centuria Medical Makati Arts Center
Cosmetic surgery
Cosmetic surgery patients are treated in the prestigious outpatient surgical center. The modern facility is furnished with comfortable operating rooms and advanced medical equipment for a wide range of specialties. Procedures are performed by highly skilled and board-certified surgeons along with a team of world class anesthesiologists, psychiatrists and nutritionists. Patients who wish to spend more time recovering at the Centuria can stay in exclusive and luxurious hotel style suites. The rooms are private and fully furnished for a unique healing environment.
Century City, Makati
A steadily growing urban district, Century City has redefined the urban skyline with incredible architectural and design features. Century City is also home to the Century City mall and the very first Forbes Media Tower. As well as it’s international business hub, Makati is also known for its awe-inspiring tourist attractions. It’s art museums, parks and festivals attract visitors from all over the world. In December Makati celebrates one of its many popular festivals- the Belen sa Makati. Major buildings are decorated by lights and locally made lanterns and schools in the area make their own versions of the nativity scene to mark the Christmas season.
Take the next step
If you have any comments or questions about the Centuria Medical Makati in Century City, or travelling with Cosmetic Holidays Philippines please comment below or contact international manager Paula Vernon directly at paula.vernon@taqtik.com You can also request a firmquote or book an appointment when you are on vacation!
CategoriesDestination,  Partners,  Proton Therapy

New Proton Therapy Center in Madrid

Patrizia Barrueco is a Partner Success Manager at TaqTik and works with leading healthcare providers around the world to ensure TaqTik members receive top services, quality and pricing. Patrizia explores the anticancer benefits of proton therapy, with Quironsalud in Madrid, Spain.
What is proton therapy?
Proton therapy is an application of nuclear medicine, a type of external radio therapy that uses a proton beam to irradiate the tissue that has been affected by a tumor. Proton Therapy is the treatment of choice for many types of cancer, since its efficiency is equal to, or superior to conventional radiotherapy, and causes less side effects. As of today, over 130,000 patients have been treated with proton therapy at the 58 existing facilities throughout the world. It is expected that in 2020 there will be 125, over twice as many.
Benefits of proton therapy
The many benefits of proton-beam therapy include:
  • Minimal or no radiation delivered to the area surrounding a tumor
  • Lower total radiation dose per treatment
  • Substantially decreased risk of secondary tumors
  • Better quality of life
Madrid’s proton therapy center
QuironSalud Medical Care Group and leading Belgium proton therapy company IBA Iron Beam Applications, have built the first proton therapy center in Madrid, Spain. This center is at the disposal of patients from both public and private healthcare and it offers treatments for patients with cancer.  It also serves a space for innovation and research, with projects that will seek to improve the results of the oncology treatments and the quality of life of their patients.
The most advanced and safest technique
Due to the physical properties of protons, proton beam therapy is currently the world’s most advanced and safest radiation therapy technique for certain tumors. When applied at specific dose levels, protons can act with great precision in the interior of tissue, thus increasing anti tumor activity and limiting damage to healthy tissue. As a result, proton-beam therapy used to treat a variety of cancers in a close proximity to critical structures in the body including:
  • Eye and brain cancers
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Prostate cancers
  • Liver cancers
  • Lung cancers
  • Breast cancers
  • Pediatric cancers
Proteus One®
Proteus One® is a proton-beam therapy system that uses includes tumor-scanning technology enabling physicians to deliver the most appropriate radiation dose, and to target specific areas. The machine is equipped with highly sophisticated imaging equipment and can rotate 220° around the patient, allowing the beam to be aimed at a tumor from any angle. Learn more about the exclusive Proteus One® therapy system in this QuronSalud video. 
Why travel to Madrid?
Madrid is an amazing metropolis that offers a real taste of Spain.  Visit the world class Prado Museum- displaying an endless array of masterpieces created during the Golden Age of Spain! Or the 18th-century Royal Palace that rivals the magnificent Chateau de Versailles.
Take the next step
If you have any comments or questions about proton therapy with QuironSalud in Madrid, Spain please comment below or contact me directly at patrizia.barrueco@taqtik.com. You can also request a firmquote or book an appointment when you are on vacation!
CategoriesDestination,  Oncology,  ozone therapy

Fighting Cancer with Ozone Therapy

Patrizia Barrueco is a Partner Success Manager at TaqTik and works with leading healthcare providers around the world to ensure TaqTik members receive top services, quality and pricing. Patrizia explores the anticancer benefits of ozone therapy, with PR Medica in Los Cabos, Mexico.

Ozone therapy works on the principle that medical grade ozone (O3) can trigger healing responses in the body. Used to increase the amount of oxygen in the body, Ozone therapy introduces ozone into the body through autohemotherapy. This process draws blood from the patient and exposes it to ozone. The blood is then re-injected directly into the vein. The history of Ozone Therapy dates back to 1950’s Germany and studies its effectiveness in a variety of conditions and illnesses. 

What is ozone?

Ozone is a form of oxygen that is composed of three oxygen atoms. It is the addition of the third oxygen atom that gives ozone its remarkable medical properties by making it a ‘supercharged’ oxygen atom. Ozone is found naturally in the body. In fact, our white blood cells make ozone as part of their immune response to sickness. 

Benefits of ozone therapy

Ozone therapy stimulates the immune system to speed up healing. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce swelling and pain. It’s an effective antibiotic, improves circulation with an increase of blood flow, relieves muscular aches and pain, builds muscle and dissipates fat, boosts energy levels so your body stays healthy, fights infection and speeds recovery.

Conditions that benefit from ozone therapy include: 

  • Cancer
  • Meniscal tears and joint disorders
  • Shingles (herpes zoster and herpes simplex)
  • Herniated discs
  • Diabetic ulcers and venous stasis
  • Allergies and chronic sinusitis
  • Lyme disease
  • Alzheimer’s and senile dementia
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Chronic hepatitis
  • Chronic bladder conditions
  • Macular degeneration
  • Colitis
  • Crohn’s
  • Tinnitus
  • Vaginal infections
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Candidiasis
Natural benefits of ozone therapy

Medical ozone is such a wonder for the treatment of cancer because it doesn’t harm healthy cells. It oxidizes and destroys unhealthy cells including cancer cells, viruses, bacteria, fungal cells and other unwanted cells. 

How does it affect only the unhealthy cells? Ozone (O3) is broken down by normal cells in the blood. Once in the body tissue, it is reduced to a single oxygen and hydrogen peroxide by enzymes such as catalase. Malignant cells lack these enzymes and ozone oxidizes the outer layer of their cells and causes tumour cell destruction (lysis). 

“Even for cancer, there is only one prime cause. Summarized in a few words, the prime cause of cancer is the replacement of the respiration of oxygen on normal body cells by a fermentation of sugar.” – Dr. Otto Warburg (two time Nobel Peace Prize in Medicine). 

PRMEDICA is one of the best clinics offering Ozone Therapy in Mexico, so you can combine your treatment with a wonderful time in Los Cabos. This destination is famous for its beautiful sunsets, whale watching, Cabo Pulmo Marine Park and other spectacular attractions.

Take the next step

If you have any comments or questions about ozone therapy with PR Medica in Los Cabos, Mexico please comment below or contact me directly at patrizia.barrueco@taqtik.com. You can also request a firmquote or book an appointment when you are on vacation!

CategoriesCase Studies,  Cosmetic Surgery,  Destination,  Partners,  Travel

Kim Overcomes her Surgery Phobia in Cancun, Mexico

Kim was understandably nervous as she traveled from Canada to Mexico for cosmetic surgery. She was scheduled for a tummy tuck, and about to meet her surgeon for the first time! Not knowing what to expect she arrived in Cancun still a little unsure and cautious. It was only after meeting her My Medical Vacations consultant that she was able to relax! Kim quickly began to feel excited about her surgical journey and the beauty of Cancun peninsula.

My Medical Vacations interviews Kim post-surgery to hear feedback about her experience, the procedure, the surgeon, the hospital, the beaches…and most importantly the results!

Take the next step

My Medical Vacations offers a full concierge service for visitors to Cancun, where you can choose from multiple high-quality hospitals and surgeons. If you would like to know more about travelling to Cancun for cosmetic surgery contact Taqtik adviser Paula Vernon- paula.vernon@taqtik.com. With Taqtik you can request a Firmquote from My Medical Vacations or book a consultation for when you are on vacation.

 

CategoriesCase Studies,  Destination

Miss Grand Phuket visits Phuket Plastic Surgery Clinic

Victoria Pakohomova is a Beauty Vacation Adviser for Taqtik clients travelling to Phuket, Thailand. On one of her regular visits to Phuket Plastic Surgery Clinic she had the opportunity to meet the beautiful Tharina Botes- Miss Grand Phuket 2019!

One rainy Phuket May morning I had arrived at the hospital to a crowd of video operators and photographers. It took me a moment to realize that all this attention was not for me! It was for a beauty queen. She was the tall, slender and amazingly beautiful Miss Tharina Botes, winner of Miss Phuket 2019.

23-year-old Tharina is half South African and half Thai. After making it to the final few contestants in the Miss South Africa contest a year ago, she came back to Thailand to realize her dream. She earned the Miss Grand Phuket crown this year in May, and next year she will compete for the Miss Grand Thailand competition. Tharina is now Phuket’s most adored person, and in my opinion a nice, open minded and warm woman.

But what she is doing in Plastic Surgery Clinic? Marketing for Phuket Plastic Surgery Clinic (PPSI)? Yes, but not only that, she came to improve her beauty with a breast augmentation!

Even the beautiful and successful are eager for a better breast shape and more womanly proportions. Miss Phuket had chosen Doctor Sanguan as the best breast professional, and the result was even better than she expected. Tharina had a quick recovery, no pain and fantastic service from the hospital team. This service has proven to be the same for all clients, regardless of whether they are a Beauty Queen or not. Miss Grand Phuket was able to return to normal active life and amazing photo sessions just a few days after the procedure.

You can find out more about Tharina and her recovery on Instagram- @tharinabotes or view her PPSI interview video here.

Tharina shows us just how easy it is follow your dreams,  improve your quality of life, and become more self-confident and happy you.

 
If your planning a trip to Phuket and you want some information on the great medical options here, please leave me a comment below, or email me directly at victoria.pakhomova@taqtik.com.
 
philippines
CategoriesDestination,  Travel

Why the Philippines is Primed to Become a Medical Tourism Hub

Why are more medical travelers choosing Philippines as their destination? Few other Asian destinations can offer such impressive landscapes, and coastlines captivatingly tropical white beaches as Philippines. The Archipelago of 7,000 islands offers waterfront leisure at its finest, and an abundance of natural resources and beauty. If visitors get bored of the scenery, they can venture out to discover whatever tickles their fancy…historical landmarks, modern metropolis, or world class medical facilities.
Medical travel

The Philippines is home to a huge selection of high-end medical tourism centers like the Centuris Medical Makati. 28 stories and 500 clinics covering an extensive range of medical needs. Medical travelers can use a medical tourism facilitator like Cosmetic Holidays Philippines to co-ordinate their entire trip including surgical consults, accommodation and private transfers.

Top 3 Philippines destinations

With 7,000 islands to choose from, why choose just one? Whether you’re there to party, relax or to experience a different culture, the Philippines delivers. There’s a destination for every type of traveller…but here are our top three…

  • Siguijor Island

You know the advertisements where bikini clad models recline on deck chairs, white sand at their feet and a clear blue ocean ahead? That’s Siguijor Island. A favourite spot for travellers is the Coco Grove Beach Resort. It’s cottages and villas sit within a gorgeous tropical garden setting, right next to a white beach and clear blue ocean. Visitors to Siguijor Island spend their day snorkelling and swimming, and their night dining on fresh seafood and traditional Filipino food. This Philippines destination is less crowded than other islands, and ideal for the traveller who needs a restorative break.

2. Manila

The other side of the Philippines is its booming metropolis- Manila. A fast paced, action packed urban dream for those who want a true big city experience. The financial and entertainment districts boast horizons of skyscrapers, high end shopping malls and some of the best restaurants and night life the country has to offer. Manila is not for the faint hearted and if the destination for the traveller who wants culture and an endless supply of entertainment!

3. Borocay Island

Another quintessentially ‘tropical island’ paradise, Borocay ticks all the boxes for both nature lovers and adventure seekers. This island is continually rated as one of the best island holiday destinations in the world on Trip Advisor, and it’s not just because of the white beaches and palm trees. The East Coast of Borocay Island offers visitors the thrill of kite surfer and paragliding, and climb Mount Luho for panoramic views of the island. In the evening, travelers enjoy a vibrant nightlife and mouth-watering food at the many restaurants available. Borocay Island is the destination for thrill seekers.

The bountiful Philippines provides more than enough to keep you occupied, whatever your reason for travel. This growing medical tourism hub is visited by travelers from all over the world seeking cosmetic, dental and medical treatment. Cosmetic Holiday’s Philippines offers a full concierge service for it’s clients and can advise you on the best surgeons and accommodation for your needs. Contact them today or check out the available Philippines packages of the Taqtik online health marketplace today.
CategoriesCosmetic Surgery,  Destination,  Partners

Choosing South Korea for your Medical Journey

It comes with little surprise that some of the world’s leading companies are located in the vibrant city of Seoul. VG Plastic Surgery is one of those, and it is your best choice when looking for Breast Augmentation as well as other cosmetic procedures.

VG Plastic Surgery offers Breast Augmentation taylored to your body by creating fuller breasts that appear smooth and move naturally, as if they are your own breasts. This is done by making a thorough assessment to select the most suitable implants and insert them accurately using an HD endoscope. And based on their Specialists abundant experience, you can expect the best results !

Here are the three surgical procedures by implant location:
a) Below the Breast Tissue
b) Below the Chest Muscles
c) Biplanar Location

These surgical procedures are performed by three methods:
a) Incision in the armpits
b) Incision in the Areola Area
c) Incision under the Breasts

We recommend to take advantage of your journey, and take some days before your surgery just to enjoy South Korea’s historic landmarks, as well as their futuristic modernity with its innovative structures. Earlier this year, Seoul proudly opened the world’s fifth largest skyscraper piercing majestically out of the ground overlooking the Han River.


With a long history dating back over a thousand years, you can stand in awe of some of the most significant cultural heritage sites of the country, such as the Gyeongbokgung Palace, and you can also find traditional hanok house neighborhoods with lovely teahouses that have been in existence for decades.
Due to South Korea being a peninsula, the country offers miles and miles of stunning beaches.   Along beautiful islands, like the most popular and largest: Jeju Island which is one of the most visited destinations thanks to its exceptional natural wonders and breathtaking beaches.

Treat yourself and enjoy the benefits of Breast Augmentation with VG Plastic Surgery

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CategoriesAnti-Aging,  Destination,  Partners,  Regenerative

Ready for a Health & Wellness Vacation in Los Cabos ?

PRMedica have 3-5 day vacation packages that have been specially designed for clients who are having non-invasive regenerative therapy, screening tests and other minimally invasive, non-surgical procedures. Clients can plan normal daily activities following the procedure and enjoy their stay in Los Cabos. Their packages have been specifically designed so you can combine your treatment with a wellness vacation at a top-rated Golf and Spa Beach Resort.

With its sun-soaked beaches, Mexican hospitality, and unparalleled architecture, it’s easy to fall for Los Cabos.

Their VIP Health & Wellness Vacation includes:

  • Comprehensive Executive Health Check-Up customized for your personal health needs, or Regenerative therapy or screening tests of your choice.
  • 3-5 night luxury accommodations for two at Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar Golf & Spa Resort, Grand Fiesta Americana Golf & Spa Resort or Hilton Los Cabos Resort.
  • Full day at the renowned Somma Wine Spa, Cactus Spa, and other leading spas for an array of rejuvenating spa therapies and skin treatments, and daily use of Gym and hydrotherapy facilities.
  • Golf at Jack Nicklaus Ocean Course at Cabo del Sol, rated #1 in Mexico, or half-day of Sports Fishing aboard a charter yacht.
  • Personal Concierge for airport transfers, medical appointments, recreational activities and sightseeing tours.

The cost of the Executive Health Check-Up and Wellness Vacation with 3-5 nights luxury accommodations, spa treatments, golf, and personal concierge service, is normally less than the cost of having a comparable Executive Health Check-Up in the USA.

They also have other plans that can be customized for your needs, like Anti-Aging, that will repopulate your regenerative supply, restore memory, regenerate degraded tissue, reduce swelling, boost energy levels, adjust sleeping patterns, increase sex drive, improve moods and cleanse the blood stream. As a result, your body becomes rejuvenated.

So go ahead, take advantage and enjoy a wonderful time by PRMedica !

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