More and more people are combining the fun of a well-earned vacation with much needed medical or beauty treatments. This is a money saver and has the added benefit of leaving you with cherished memories. Hence, medical and beauty tourism in Europe is becoming increasingly popular.

A common destination is Hungary. Well known for it’s very distinct and beautiful architecture, it has long been a destination for tourists wishing to partake of its rich historical heritage and culture. Hungary also has the largest thermal lake in all of Europe, Lake Heviz. State of the art health care facilities and beauty rejuvenation centers have made Hungary one of the top choices for travelers from all parts of the world. One of the first attractions for international tourists is thermal spas; bath pools are supplied naturally with warm, soothing waters containing health-improving minerals and salts. Cosmetic treatments are hugely popular, as many seek a safe and more affordable country for elective surgery. Every kind of beauty treatment is offered, from liposuction to facelift surgery and everything in between. As with most medical practitioners, a cosmetic surgeon must be board-certified to practice, which demands rigorous training. Also attractive are the high-quality health care available at a fraction of the cost, say, the United States.

Other treatments offered include:

  • Dermabrasion
  • Chemical peels
  • Radio frequency facials
  • Tummy tucks
  • Varicose vein surgery

Many people visit this central European nation for dental work and high-quality cosmetic procedures. The trend started in the eighties when patients from Austria would visit clinics in Hungary for high-quality dental work at a very affordable price. Mostly limited to border towns at the onset of this trend, the focus has now shifted to more prominent, well-known cities like Budapest. The huge popularity of dental specialists in this country is due to the application of highly sophisticated dental techniques, thorough and comprehensive dental training schools, and strict enforcement of credential verification. Hungarian regulatory bodies are widely accepted as being among the most demanding across the globe. Also, most clinics make use of the latest equipment and procedures in their treatment. And coupled with many years of professional experience, will assure the dental tourist that his experience will be a pleasant one.

If medical and beauty tourism in Europe sounds acceptable to you, consider the beautiful country of Hungary. Low cost, high quality medical and beauty care is readily available, and you might take some time out for sightseeing. It is well worth it. On the other hand, just as beauty tourism is taking off, more and more individuals opt for at-home beauty treatments like microdermabrasion and high-frequency facial therapy. Take the specific example of radio or high-frequency facials, for example. It used to be that a session of this type of treatment cost upwards of $100 when done in a beauty spa or at the dermatologists. Nowadays, at-home DIY versions of this treatment are accessible via handheld devices.

Other popular treatments that have been brought to the home include microdermabrasion and chemical peels. There are a variety of chemical peels – the most popular ones include lactic acid and glycolic acid peels. Compared to chemical peels conducted at spas and dermatologist offices, home chemical peels are typically milder. For example, while you may receive a 70% glycolic acid peel at your local spa, it is recommended not to use a solution that exceeds 50% when doing it yourself at home.

The last treatment we will cover is microdermabrasion. Nowadays, there are many handheld microdermabrasion devices and microdermabrasion machines that allow you to access this treatment without paying exorbitant prices at a spa or dermatologist office. Like chemical peels, do not expect home treatments to match your professional office’s strength. Generally, home machines operate at about 70% or less of the strength of professional machines.

Baden-Baden, One of the Best Spa Towns in Germany

One of the top luxury spas in Europe is in Germany at Baden-Baden, situated on the Black Forest’s edge in a lush green valley on the Oos River; it has been a popular spa destination since Roman times. Being close to both Switzerland and France, it is the perfect location for those who may be taking a tour of Europe and want to have some time out for relaxation and regenerating.

The Brenners Park Spa Resort, a five-star complex, provides everything that today’s demanding traveler could possibly want. With a full medical spa and a team of experts on hand, they will put together the perfect wellness plan for you. The center specializes in dentistry, gynecology, and physio for those who require medical treatments at a fraction of North American prices. For travelers seeking total peace and solace, why not consider booking one of the exclusive spa suites, including Japanese blossom baths and a personal Finnish sauna with a large secluded private terrace overlooking? The mountains and forest is the perfect location to unwind. There are lots of treatments on offer. The massage menu is extensive and includes Thai massage, which will help boost your energy levels. Shiatsu which concentrates on pressure points. Lomi which is also known as a Hawaiian massage and is a mixture of grip and deep tissue. You can also indulge in sports and aromatherapy massage.

Other treatments on offer include facials, again there is a large menu, and there are now facial therapies for men. For those seeking a complete spa package, you could opt for one of the specialist programs, which includes various treatments tailored to your needs. For example, you could opt for microdermabrasion or high-frequency facial treatments. If they sell at home microdermabrasion machines, you can bring one back for DIY treatment. Fitness, along with diet, are all part of the packages. The head chef works alongside the nutritionist to provide delicious organic meals, which will suit all dietary requirements.

Baden-Baden could easily be combined with one of the spa resorts in Switzerland, France, Italy, or Austria with their own unique spa towns. Or you could also consider one of the stunning spa resorts found in the UK, one of the most luxurious beings in Bath, England. People have been bathing and enjoy the spa since Roman times, and this could be combined with a visit to Stonehenge and is very close to London. There are so many possibilities and options available for anyone searching for the perfect spa vacations in Europe.