I’ve known Dr. Sara for 4 years now, and I can safely say, it’s 100% WORTH IT when I travel from Atlanta, Georgia to Mexico twice a year. I used to ask the same question: is it safe to travel to Tijuana? We’ve all seen the news. But believe it or not, since it’s such a heavily guarded border and a city that thrives on medical tourism, Tijuana is incredibly safe to go to. Over 50 million travelers pass through this border crossing every year, from both sides.

Dr. Sara‘s office is in Zona Río, Tijuana inside Centro Médico Premier (Premier Medical Center). The area is surrounded by banks, restaurants, and hotels. Rest assured the entire complex is completely gated and secure! If you have any questions on how to move around, what to eat, etc. her staff will gladly provide guidance on what to do and where to go.

With the Medical Pass (which you can get at her office), crossing the border back is an absolute breeze. The food, the culture, and the people are warm, gracious, and always ready to assist in any way. Once you’re finished with your medical appointments, you can visit Valle de Guadalupe, tour the wine vineyards, and get delicious gourmet food.

It’s just a 15-minute trip from San Diego to the NEW YOU. Dr. Sara offers deep care for her patients, alongside the latest technology and techniques for non-invasive treatments that will make you look amazing and feel confident in your own skin. Fear not and schedule your appointment today!

Baja MediSpa just recently opened in 2014. Although our office is new, we provide services that rival those of any other medispas. Our goal is to help you discover your inner peace and be the best version of YOU that you can be. t. Located in Tijuana, Baja California, Baja MediSpa allows you to indulge in a Zen ambience for your choice of not only tradition spa services, including a wide variety of facials, massages, and body treatments, but medical spa services as well.

Clinically Proven Treatments

Baja MediSpa strictly uses carefully selected medical and laser procedures that have been clinically proven to be safe and effective. The entire line of products we use are medical grade (recommended by doctors and proven by science) and of the highest quality. To further ensure their quality, safety, and efficacy, our founder Dr. Sara Lea Salas tests all products before recommending them to patients.

Personalized Diagnosis and Treatment by a Board Certified Dermatologist

Dr. Sara Lea Salas holds a General Medicine degree from the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC). She received her certification from the Mexican Board of Dermatology after completing her Specialty in Dermatology under Dermatologist Institute of Jalisco’s “Dr. José Barba Rubio”. She also has a sub-specialty in Hair Restoration. Dr. Salas personally evaluates each patient, and the unique plan that our patients receive is based on her diagnosis.

Highly Skilled and Trained Staff Using the Most Advanced Technology

The Baja MediSpa team prides itself of using the latest and best procedures, equipment, tools, and products in the field of dermatology. All our procedures are administered by experienced and highly trained staff. We continually attend various training workshops and conferences worldwide so we’re always up-to-date with what’s new in the market, whether it be about aromatherapies, growth factor treatments, cell therapy, or stem cells. It’s how we keep our patients looking their best!

Organic Products

Baja MediSpa spares no expense to make sure we use only natural organic products of the highest quality—including the laundry and hand soaps that we use in our facility. These products are accessible to our patients to purchase should you want to continue using them in your home. We’re the only MediSpa in Tijuana that offers this.

When you’re in Baja California and you’re looking for the best spa treatment, chances are you’ll find yourself in the hands of Baja MediSpa’s expert, Dr Sara Lea Salas. Serving a whole host of spa services including laser skin treatments, laser hair removal, Botox ,fillers, and body sculpting procedures, Baja MediSpa is your one-stop shop when it comes to all your relaxing ,pampering and skin rejuvination needs.

Like Us on Facebook

Are you on Facebook? So are we! Keep up to date with our events, news, and photos by liking our Facebook page. Also, as part of our Facebook community, you’ll be one of the first to know about any specials, promos, and discounts that we come up with. You can even win free stuff!

Follow Us on Twitter

We are on Twitter, too. Follow us on Twitter and ask us any question about our services—we are always on hand to help. Email can sometimes be a tad too formal for the most simplest of queries, that’s why social media such as our Twitter page can be ideal for such communications. Shout to us on Twitter, and don’t be scared.

Circle Us on Google Plus

You can share your comments about us on our Google Plus page. Let us know if you’ve had a good customer service experience lately or have suggestions for improving our services. We value your opinion.

Watch Us on YouTube

If you enjoy learning by watching, we invite you to subscribe to our YouTube channel and watch our videos. Through the videos we post, you’ll learn more about our practice, the treatments we offer, and how we perform our procedures, from skin care to massages to nonsurgical treatments. Watch our founder Dr. Sara Lea Salas demonstrate her expertise and insights concerning the world of beauty and skin care.

Baja MediSpa is the brainchild of renowned Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Sara Lea Salas. We are located at Tijuana, Baja California, and we first opened our doors to business just last year, 2014. Yet despite being a new player in the medispa arena , we can honestly say that we’ve skyrocketed our way to the top and become a premier provider of skin and body care treatments in Baja California. Just ask any of our Baja Beauty Ambassadors!

Our Founder

Dr. Sara Lea Salas is a General Medicine degree holder from the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC). Studying later at the Dermatologist Institute of Jalisco “Dr. José Barba Rubio”, she was able to receive her Specialty in Dermatology, and became certified by the Mexican Board of Dermatology soon after. Dr. Salas personally tests and evaluates the various procedures, equipment, tools, and products we use in our facility to ensure they are always of the highest quality.

Our Facility

Baja MediSpa places great emphasis on patient safety, as well as making sure our facility is well-equipped, advanced, and provides the highest level of care. Men and women trust the quality of care we afford at our facility. Patients have come from all over just to experience the difference that Baja MediSpa can give.

Our Staff

The professional therapists we have at Baja MediSpa are well-trained and seasoned in a wide range of spa, massage, and skin/body care modalities. Their vast knowledge and experience radiates from their expert hands as they deliver a personalized spa session to meet patients’ particular needs. Dr. Salas, along with the Baja MediSpa staff, make it a point to religiously attend national/international conferences and advanced training workshops so that we can continue to provide patients with the latest and best in the world of skin care.

Baja MediSpa is committed to serving our patients with a warm, sincere, and professional approach. We plan to be around for a very long time, always doing what’s in the patient’s best interest. Please call us at 1-855-999-8123 or 619-870-1317 US/Canada or MEX, 664-634-1096 if you want to ask about our services or schedule an appointment. We are ready to provide you the complete, personalized, and unique treatments your body and skin needs.

Baja MediSpa’s offerings are simply world class. With that said, we would like to invite you to enjoy a truly unique and relaxing spa experience with us. We approach our services focusing on both physical and mental wellness, and not just offer a beauty service. Although your purpose for visiting may be just for pampering and relaxation, our desire is to have you leave with lasting positive results.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to offer each patient a great spa experience that results from the combination of high-end, quality cosmetic treatments and the best beauty and wellness products that scientific research has to offer. Always putting our client’s interest above our own, we are deeply committed to offering the most natural and environmentally responsible treatments and products.

Vision Statement

At Baja MediSpa, we aim to give the best possible spa experience to our patients by consistently:

Meeting customer expectations – We promise to stay on time, be consistent in the delivery of outstanding skin and body care services, and always be courteous and professional in our daily dealings.

Achieving excellence through continuing education – Our staff makes sure to continually attend national/international conferences and advanced training workshops. This commitment allows us to offer the very best and latest in any of our services.

Delivering outstanding customer services – Baja MediSpa is all about total customer satisfaction. We consistently strive to make our clients happy, so it is with utmost confidence that we guarantee all our services. We also pledge that each time you visit, you’ll be treated to a warm, friendly, and helpful staff.

Offering no excuses, no exceptions, no compromise — At Baja MediSpa, our commitment is to create an environment of mutual satisfaction where people can receive the finest skin and body care services accessible to them. Through our services, we hope to enrich the lives of our clients, the community, and ourselves.

Newly established in 2014, Baja MediSpa was founded on a strong commitment to clients, employees, and the community. Our team strives to provide quality skin and body care services without compromise, offering clients the latest and best spa, massage, and esthetic services. Here’s what some of our most loyal customers have to say about us:

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“Doctor Salas is the very best at what she does! Her office is incredibly beautiful and peaceful to include massage rooms and a sauna. She has a very friendly expert staff. On my first appointment I got a chemical face peel, microdermabrasion, and a full body massage – such a relaxing experience! Doctor Salas’ assistant Miriam is the best massage therapist I’ve ever been to. My second visit I received an RF frequency non-surgical facelift, intense pulsed light treatment, and CO2 laser resurfacing with a stem-cell cream treatment afterward. My face has never looked better! I also had Dr. Salas surgically remove a skin growth – I felt no pain during the procedure, and it left no scar! Apparently Dr. Salas travels around the world keeping herself up-to-date with the latest in dermatology, hair, and beauty. I really enjoyed listening to her radio show! A friend of mine had Botox done and she said that every other place she had Botox done that it hurt but with Dr. Salas there was no pain afterward!”

A Dean, Riverside, CA 2015

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“After living my entire life in southern California and actively participating in outdoor sports, I have suffered skin damage with actinic keratosis. A friend of mine recommended that I consult with Dr. Sara Salas. She performed a series of procedures, fractional radio-frequency, IPL and fractional C02, to get the best results possible. I am now 6 weeks post-procedure with GREATLY improved skin texture and softness. Dr. Salas took her time to explain the procedures and the results that I could expect. It was a very positive experience and I HIGHLY recommend her!”

Pat D, Newport Beach, CA, 2015

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“A great experience. Dr. Salas is a perfectionist. I struggle with rosacea and have kept it under control with annual IPL treatments. Dr. Salas suggested combining IPL with fractionated radio frequency and fractionated CO2. The results were fabulous! I was not in a position to take time off work. Dr. Salas listened and I received a medium treatment with no down time. I couldn’t be happier with how my skin looks and feels! I highly recommend Dr. Salas’ services!”

T. Fee, Irvine, CA, 2015

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Baja MediSpa is located at Calle Antonio Caso #2205, Suite 306, Zona Rio CP 22010, Tijuana, Baja California. Call us at 1-855-999-8123 or 619-870-1317 US/Canada or MEX: 664-634-1096. We’ll be more than happy to serve you.

Tijuana, Baja California (March 30, 2015) – Baja MediSpa, founded by Dr. Sara Lea Salas, Board Certified Dermatologist, would like to announce the opening of its new state-of-the-art facility that offers an array of modern medical skin treatments, including fractional Co2 Laser Resurfacing, to help people achieve a more youthful look. This facility is located at Calle Antonio Caso 2055, Suite 306, Zona Rio, CP 22010, Tijuana, B.C.

Co2 laser resurfacing is considered as one of the best dermatological breakthroughs of the decade. It uses a new method in applying traditional carbon dioxide lasers, which have been long known as a wrinkle remover. It is non-invasive, so discomfort is kept to a minimum, even without the need for anesthetics. The patient gets the long-lasting benefit of laser resurfacing sans the harsh side effects. It’s usually completed within one or two sessions, depending on the skin’s condition.

Over time, natural aging, pollution, stress, sun exposure, etc. destroys the collagen—the protein that connective tissues need to keep the skin wrinkle-free, giving it a youthful appearance. Co2 laser resurfacing uses concentrated pulsating beams of energy light that vaporize dead or blemished skin cells on the surface. In addition, these beams bore tiny holes in the skin, which stimulates the body’s natural collagen production to work fast in renewing the skin cells during recovery.

Aside from offering laser Co2 in Tijuana, Baja MediSpa also provides other medical skin treatment options such as Radio Frequency and Microdermabrasion Crystal-Based Skin Rejuvenation, IPL, various laser treatments, Botox, fillers, and lipofreeze, a non-invasive treatment for fat removal. They are open Monday to Friday, from 8:30AM to 5:00PM, and on Saturdays by appointment. Dr. Salas is also available for virtual consultations. Simply call 1-855-999-8123 & 619-870-1317 (US /Canada) or 664-684-9651 (Mexico).

For more information about Baja MediSpa’s services, feel free to visit www.BajaMediSpa.com.

About Baja MediSpa

The facility is a full-service medispa that provides a broad range of cutting-edge facials, advance dermatological treatments, and invigorating massages. Its aim is to provide both men and women a premier rejuvenating experience from life stresses and a chance to recapture their youth with the help of modern technologies. And proven science. All its clinical services are administered by its resident Board Certified Dermatologist, and founder, Dr. Sara Lea Salas.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), acne vulgaris (otherwise simply known as acne) is the most common skin disease among Americans, especially teens. While a proper skin care regimen can help clear up the skin in cases of mild acne (along with help from topical products), severe cases may need more potent assistance. These days, a growing number of acne suffers turn to IPL or intense pulsed light treatments.

Unhappy young woman finding an acne on a cheek, sits before a mirror.

To understand how IPL treats acne, it helps to know how acne occurs in the first place. Special glands in the skin’s follicles, known as sebaceous glands, produce an oily substance called sebum, which is responsible for preventing the skin from drying out. As more sebum is produced, every pore’s lining renews itself and sheds off dead skin cells. Dead skin cells then combine with the excess sebum to create what is called a plug. Bacteria that thrive on the skin can infect clogged pores, leading to the characteristic red and sore growth.

This is where IPL comes in. Also known as photodynamic therapy (PDT), IPL works by directing pulses of light into the epidermis or the skin’s upper layer. The light pulses are either absorbed by the hemoglobin in the blood and converted to heat (which then destroys the vessels that feed the sebaceous glands, halting sebum production), or targeted at specific acne-causing bacteria. If administered properly, IPL may also address acne scars.

Acne scarring typically creates uneven skin coloration in the form of redness or dark spots. IPL is delivered in varying intensities, which can be adjusted to target pigment cells and even out discoloration. As a result, scar visibility is reduced and skin texture appears more uniform. Take note, though, that IPL does not smooth out raised scars or fill out indented ones.

If you’ve suffered from acne for far too long, and various treatments have failed, you may want to talk to a board-certified dermatologist about how IPL can help your condition. Experience the skin-clearing benefits of intense pulsed light at Tijuana spas like the Baja Medi Spa, and see your unsightly zits meet their end once and for all.

(Source: IPL Acne Treatment, LiveStrong.com, January 28, 2015)

As temperatures rise, lots of people look forward to soaking up the sun at a nearby beach. In preparation for summer, many opt for non-invasive laser hair removal to eliminate unwanted body hair and flaunt smooth, flawless skin.

Laser epilation in a modern beauty shop

Many patients in Southern California find that they can get affordable yet top-notch laser hair removal and other cosmetic procedures right across the Mexican border. At Tijuana laser hair removal centers like Baja Medi Spa, for instance, highly skilled staff are trained to perform safe and non-invasive laser skin procedures in a comfortable environment, with treatment durations depending on the type of hair and the target area. These practitioners also provide tips on proper post-treatment skin care to prevent complications and ensure optimal results.

How Laser Hair Removal Works

Dark objects absorb light, and this is the main principle behind laser hair removal. A specific wavelength of light is matched with precise pulse durations and directed at hair follicles. Follicles contain a dark pigment called melanin that absorbs the concentrated laser beams. This technique destroys hair in the target areas without affecting surrounding tissue and prevents further regrowth for up to a few months. Unlike traditional and painstaking depilatory procedures, laser hair removal treats the underarms, legs, and other areas in mere minutes.

Factors to Consider

Patients experience varying degrees of success from laser hair removal. People with lighter skin tones and dark hair colors can typically expect optimal results from laser hair removal as laser is absorbed faster by the hair follicles. Those with darker skin tones, on the other hand, often need to undergo more sessions before they can see results.

What to Expect

Very few patients notice dramatic hair reduction after a single laser session. For most people, an average of 4-6 sessions carried out over several months would be necessary for visible and lasting results. At any rate, laser is capable of removing hair follicles much faster than electrolysis, which can take years to produce the desired effects.

For your safety and peace of mind, be sure to visit a facility that is supervised by a board certified dermatologist such as Dr. Sara Lea Salas of Baja Medi Spa.

(Source: Laser Hair Removal Facts: 10 things you need to know before you sign up. Beauty.about.com)

Botulinum toxin (BTX), more popularly known as Botox, is a neurotoxic protein with multiple medical, cosmetic, and research applications. The two main commercially manufactured variants of Botox are types A and B. Botox in Mexico, a leading destination for low-cost but high-quality plastic surgery, is administered through injections and primarily functions by weakening, immobilizing, or paralyzing the target muscles.

Historically, Dr. Alan Scott first tapped the efficacy of Botox as a muscle relaxant for therapeutic purposes in the 1960s. The neurotoxin’s potential for cosmetic use was discovered in the 1980s by Dr. Jean Carruthers in the late 1980s. Today, Botox has more than 20 recognized uses and is licensed in more than 85 countries.

Medically, Botox helps treat conditions such as strabismus (misalignment of the eyes), bruxism (excessive teeth grinding and jaw clenching), blepharospasm (involuntary blinking, upper motor neuron syndrome, and chronic migraines, to name a few. In small doses, Botox can immobilize a muscle for a short length of time. The neurotoxin is also suitable for relieving pain that comes with temporomandibular joint disorders or TMD. When it comes to cosmetic purposes, Botox is widely used to reduce facial blemishes such as wrinkles and creases.

Patients who wish to see immediate cosmetic results without any downtime prefer Botox over surgical facelifts that typically require the patient to wear facial bandages and endure swelling and bruising for several days on end. In contrast, a Botox injection entails swelling that takes only about one or two days to subside. The effects of Botox normally last from four to six months.

Some people, however, can have an allergic reaction to Botox. In addition, those who have an ongoing infection in the area where Botox will be injected should not receive the medication because the toxin can spread to other areas and cause serious side effects.

For this reason, it pays to consult a board-certified dermatologist such as Dr. Sara Lea Salas of Baja MediSpa before receiving Botox in Mexico. Trust a qualified dermatologist to be able to recommend the appropriate non-surgical cosmetic procedures that can enhance your appearance with minimal discomfort and downtime.

(Source: Botox: Overview and Applications, Liberty Voice, March 30, 2015)