Why is India a Favorite Destination for Skin Treatments

Below we have discussed all the reasons and factors that why India is the best destination to look for skin treatments.

By Ezaz Rahaman

Updated on 04th, Jan'22

India is well-known around the world for its ayurvedic treatments and holistic wellness therapies. Scores of international tourists visit India/Mumbai to refresh their souls, mind, and body. They practice meditation, yoga, and go through beauty treatments that enhance their beauty and help them connect with nature.


Nowadays, many international tourists also come to India in search of various medical treatments for advanced skin diseases and cosmetic procedures. There has been an enormous boom in the healthcare sector in India. It has become the most preferred health destination in the world.


Factors which work in favor of India being the top destination for skin treatments:

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Exceptional medical personnel:

India has some of the finest doctors in the world. The skin specialists here are highly skilled and a have high level of expertise due to years of training. Especially the skin specialists or Dermatologists in Mumbai are considered the best in India as most of them have been trained abroad and many have the experience and exposure of working in developed countries. These skin specialist are also been trained to do liposuction. Therefore, there is a huge demand for Liposuction in Mumbai.


Renowned clinics and hospitals:

The private hospitals and clinics in India are equipped with the latest medical technology and state-of-the-art infrastructure. They monitor the international guideline in the matter of hygiene and many have international accreditation.


Affordable cost:

The treatments in India are available at a very reasonable cost as compared to developed countries. This is a major reason for the heavy influx of medical tourists visiting India. Many times they make prior bookings with the skin specialist so that they can plan their trip accordingly. Medical procedure packages are also available which have the cost of the procedure, transfer, flight charges, and hotel charges included.

The major locations



In India, there are many major cities that have a steady flow of international flights. Mumbai the “Gateway of India” is well-connected to the rest of the world and the international tourists prefer coming to Mumbai as they consider it is a safe and modern city.  As a large number of tourists visit Mumbai for business or vacation they prefer consulting the skin specialist in Mumbai itself for their treatment.


If you are staying in Thane or Navi Mumbai you do not have to worry. The major skin specialists in Thane, Navi Mumbai are at par with the skin specialists in Mumbai. The clinics of dermatologists of Navi Mumbai and Thane are well-connected by road and trains.


Skin treatments popular with medical tourists:

  • Acne: Acne is one of the most common skin conditions which may leave behind dark spots and scars. Having flawless skin is the desire of most of us and many treatments are available to treat acne scars in India.
  • Acne scar surgery for depressed scars: It is a minor surgery where the skin specialist treats scars which are very noticeable. During this surgery, the skin specialist tries to lift the scar and bring it closer to the skin surface so that it looks less obvious. Another procedure involves breaking up the scar tissue.  These treatments are best used to treat depressed scars. Choose the dermatologist in India who is highly qualified and trained to do these surgeries. There are many renowned and experienced skin specialists in Mumbai who offer this treatment.
  • Resurfacing procedure: This procedure is recommended to people with widespread acne scarring. This procedure involves removing layers of skin so that new skin replaces it. The skin specialists may use the following procedures to treat scars like dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing, and chemical peels. This treatment is used to treat flat acne scars which are not too deep.
  • Skin fillers: Fillers are used to plumping up depressed acne scars. Most of the fillers give temporary results and last for around 6 to 18 months whereas some filler is permanent.
  • Skin tightening: The skin specialist tightens the skin using radiofrequency due to which the depressed scars become less noticeable. Several sitting are required to get the desired effect. This treatment is great for treating depressed acne scars.
  • Laser therapy: Raised acne scars can be effectively treated with laser or light therapy. To flatten a raised scar, minimize the pain and itch, and also diminish the color they are treated with pulsed dye laser (PDL). It works on all types of acne scars.
  • Cosmetic treatments:
  1. Botox: Botox is used to diminish the sign of aging and treat frown lines, crow’s feet, and is also effective for treating excessive sweating in the underarms.
  2. Chemical peels: Chemical peels are used to treat several skin issues like:
    • Age spots
    • Freckles
    • Uneven skin tone
    • Melasma
    • Fine lines
    • Some types of acne
    • Dull and rough skin

The skin specialists use some chemical solutions to eliminate the outer layer of the skin so that the new skin underneath is smoother, has even skin tone, and has fewer lines and wrinkles.


You may need 3 to 5 chemical peel sessions to get the desired effect. The result of the procedure largely depends on the skill of the skin specialists. If you are planning to have these treatments in India then consider consulting the best dermatologist in Navi Mumbai.


  • Laser hair removal: Many of you may get razor bumps due to shaving or are simply tired of plucking or waxing. Laser hair removal is the best solution to this problem. The laser for hair removal can be used on most parts of the body and is a safe and effective way to remove unwanted hair. You may have to visit the clinic a few times for this treatment. As Mumbai is a popular destination for advanced skin treatment, most of the popular skin specialists in Andheri is a pioneer in laser hair removal.
  • Tattoo removal: It is one of the most popular treatments for medical tourists. Many best skin specialists in Mumbai have an advanced booking from international patients seeking this treatment. Laser tattoo removal is the best and the most effective way to remove an unwanted tattoo. You may need multiple sessions to completely break down the tattoo depending on the size and color of the tattoo.

An intense light is injected into the skin by the laser which penetrates the skin and breaks up the ink particles which causes the tattoo to fade. The laser only targets the pigmented skin leaving the normal skin unharmed.



Many medical tourists come to India for various treatments. Though ayurvedic treatments are very popular with international tourists, many also prefer visiting skin specialists for treatments when they want quick and permanent results at a cheaper rate.

India is considered as the best country for medical treatment and scores of people are coming here for quality treatment at affordable prices. If you are traveling to India and have any skin issues which need attention then best skin specialists in Mumbai are your best bet as they are highly qualified and trained to treat all your skin problems.


Question and Answers (1029)

My father sufring from skeen problem. a big sore in back side plz suggest.

Asked anonymously on 26th September, 2022 at 4:16 pm
please share pics for better understanding. 
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Unwanted hair removal price how much

Asked anonymously on 25th September, 2022 at 11:49 am
Laser hair reduction treatment is dependent on many conditions. All hair may not be responsive to laser. Pricing is depends on the body part treated, number of sessions required Kindly see a Dermatologist.
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Carbon laser for skin whitening is available...and what is the charges ?

Asked anonymously on 25th September, 2022 at 3:06 am
Carbon (fractional)laser is mainly for skin rejuvenation, scars not mainly for whitening. For clearer skin we do carbon peel i.e laser toning with carbon. Depending on which body part is to be treated , number of sessions needed, Dermatologist can update you regarding the cost of treatment.
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I want my facial hair and neck hair removed .would like to go for lazer treatment. How much does it cost ? And how long will it take ?

Asked anonymously on 24th September, 2022 at 2:09 pm
Hi Mam,
As mentioned I believe your age is 60. Mam Laser hair reduction works beautifully on thick dark coarse hair, if your hair is grey it might not be responsive to the treatment. Usually 6-8 sessions are needed, then it goes to maintenance depending on the response. See a Dermatologist.
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Sir my I am patient is epilepsy i regularly dose epilepsy medicine that is reason of my hair fall I libale hair transplant treatment Please reply

Asked anonymously on 24th September, 2022 at 9:56 am
Epilepsy itself and medications for the same are known to increase the hairfall, nevertheless medications need to be continued. As far as hairloss is concerned please see a dermatologist, get your scalp examined there are bright chances medical management of hairloss in form of lotions and tablets will help you. Also you need to be little patient as hair takes few months to revive back. Please see a dermatologist at the earliest .
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