Solutions for Hair Loss

Hair loss affects men and women, young and old alike. This leads to millions of dollars being spent on hair restoration products every year by people suffering from hair loss. More often than not, these hair loss products fall short of their promise of total regrowth.

Non-surgical Hair Growth Options

Although you may find a variety of hair loss products on the market, there are only two drug categories used to treat common hereditary hair loss that are FDA-approved.

Hair Growth Stimulators
Hair growth stimulators are topically applied to the scalp. They stimulate hair growth by adding a positive growth-enhancing substance to follicles. Topical Minoxidil is the lone direct hair growth stimulator with an FDA approval. Typically used twice a day, this drug is simply applied to the scalp.

While a 5% foam and solution for men and a 2% solution for women are approved, there are marked differences on Minoxidil’s effects on both genders. Men have reported a positive drug experience with decrease in hair loss and hair count increase. There are no conclusive reports about the effect of Minoxidil use in women. Continued use of Minoxidil has to be ensured or hair growth and other improvements will eventually cease and the hair loss pattern will return.

Finasteride
Sold as Propecia, the FDA-approved drug Finasteride is a synthetic 4-azasteroid compound. The main action of Finasteride is to inhibit the enzyme type one 5 alpha reductase – the enzyme that converts testosterone to DHT in men. DHT is a male hormone that shrinks follicles until hair can no longer be produced. A prescription pill, Finasteride can only be taken by men and must be continually taken or any improvement will be reversed.

The Permanence of Hair Transplants

Hair transplants remain as the only medically-approved permanent solution to hair loss issues. Applicable to both men and women, hair transplantation has been established as the most effective way to restore hair. The simple procedure involves transplanting follicles and hair from an area of the head to the area with hair loss or thinning. While results may not be the same for everyone, hair transplants are favored by people who prefer a permanent and natural-looking solution for hair loss.

Hair Transplants in Tijuana, Mexico

Here at Baja Hair Center, we provide permanent and medically-approved hair loss treatment. Our Board Certified Dermatologist and Hair Restoration Specialist, Dr. Sara Lea Salas, has performed numerous hair transplants in Mexico and several in other countries, with highly-successful results. We are proud to be the only hair restoration clinic in Tijuana that offers certified Follicular Unit Extraction AND Follicular Unit Transplantation in a surgical facility with the highest certification by the AAAASF of any facility in Mexico. AAAASF is an international certification agency located in the US.

Follicular Unit Extraction

Balding or thinning hair is one of the most common problems that we encounter as we age. That does not mean we have to live with it. While there are several reasons why it happens among men and women, there are also many hair loss treatment options that address it. If you’ve been worrying about the thinning patches on your scalp, with Baja Hair Center  you can get the peace of mind that comes from working with board certified specialist and world renowned expert, Dr. Sara Lea Salas. You can rely on trusted and proven solutions, such as Follicular Unit Extraction.

Follicular Unit Extraction is a type of hair transplant procedure that has gained respect in Tijuana, Mexico and other parts of the world. It involves the excision of individual grafts from your donor area and using them to encourage growth in bald spots. Dr. Salas uses an instrument that measures a millimeter or less in diameter. These grafts feature healthy hair that, as in most cases with balding or thinning hair, is immune to the effects of DHT on the hair follicles. Thus, these grafts can nurture normal growth and improve density of hair. You can trust Baja Hair Center to provide you with the most suitable hair loss solutions, so book an appointment with us today or call for a virtual consult.

Follicular Unit Transplantation

Also known as the “strip” method, FUT is the most commonly performed among hair transplant procedures. It is surgically invasive and involves using hair from the back of the scalp.

Essentially, a section of the scalp is surgically excised. The excised part is divided into one to four separate grafts which are then used to replace hair in the person’s balding areas. PLEASE understand when you are doing your research, there is a big difference between “hairs” and actual “grafts”

Follicular Unit Extraction

FUE is minimally invasive, and does not require excising a piece of scalp from the back of the head. Instead, hair follicles are removed directly from the donor area making a tiny .7 mm incision and using very fine forceps. Most doctors still use the 1mm incision because it is easier but it makes a larger hole in the scalp. That is why you can tell  when a patient has had a hair or eyebrow transplant. Each patient is different and Dr. Salas takes the time to evaluate and create a design that is perfectly matched to the anatomy and aesthetics of each patient for a successful FUE hair transplant in Mexico. You get 100% attention from Dr. Salas as she is the ONLY Dr. to perform your procedure. Other places you may encounter have different doctors in the operating room.

Benefits and Disadvantages: FUE vs FUT

There is NO discomfort or pain with either procedure when performed by Dr. Sara Lea Salas.

The FUE method involves tiny scalpel incisions, sutures, and scars, so more people may prefer this solution. However, this method will also have disadvantages when compared to the FUT method. For one, it may be more costly because it’s a more manual procedure, which is very tedious and time consuming. For a large session this could take up to 2 days. The effects of this type of method greatly depend on the skill of the doctor performing the procedure and using the latest equipment. Hair follicles are very sensitive, so it’s imperative for the doctor to have extensive experience performing this method. Dr. Salas is an expert in both the FUT and FUE hair transplant techniques and actually teaches other doctors how to perform these procedures. Part of Dr. Salas’s subspecialty is mega sessions, from 2,500-4000 grafts. No other doctor in Tijuana and very few in the US perform this procedure. A personal consultation with Dr. Salas is the best way to decide the best method for you! When you follow Dr Salas’s pre and post op instructions,Baja Hair Center’s hair transplants are 100% GUARANTEED!

At Baja Hair Center, surgical hair transplantation is a simple, outpatient procedure. During your consultation, Dr Salas has a video she can show you of the process. You will go through these steps:

Your hair transplant procedure

Anesthesia and donor hair removal

Once your plan is confirmed, you will receive local anesthetic and your physician will remove the donor strip.

The donor area is then sutured; this will usually leave a thin scar that is easily concealed by the remaining hair.

Separation of follicular units

Our skilled surgical hair transplantation staff divides the donor strip into its follicular groupings, or units, each containing one, two, three or four hair follicles (a much more refined technique than plugs).

Perfectly Random
Nature’s hair lines are perfect because they are random. Hairs don’t line up in a row like the bristles of a toothbrush—they randomly grow here and there, follicular units are artfully placed, our of sequence, so they mimic the randomness of nature.

Preparing the recipient sites
You’ll receive local anesthesia in the recipient area of your scalp and the physician makes a tiny incision for each individual follicular unit.

The detailed attention to location, depth and angle ensures a completely natural-looking hairline and graft area. You get 100% attention from Dr. Salas as she is the ONLY Dr. to perform your procedure.

Placement of grafts
Under the direction and supervision of Dr Sara Lea Salas, the surgical hair transplantation staff places the grafts into the donor sites. and two hair follicular units are placed in front, while three and four hair follicular units are placed at the top and back for maximum coverage and density.

At Baja Hair Center, surgical hair transplantation is a simple, outpatient procedure. During your consultation, Dr Salas has a video she can show you of the process. You will go through these steps:

Your hair transplant procedure

Anesthesia and donor hair removal

Once your plan is confirmed, you will receive local anesthetic and your physician will remove the donor strip.

The donor area is then sutured; this will usually leave a thin scar that is easily concealed by the remaining hair.

Separation of follicular units

Our skilled surgical hair transplantation staff divides the donor strip into its follicular groupings, or units, each containing one, two, three or four hair follicles (a much more refined technique than plugs).

Perfectly Random
Nature’s hair lines are perfect because they are random. Hairs don’t line up in a row like the bristles of a toothbrush—they randomly grow here and there, follicular units are artfully placed, our of sequence, so they mimic the randomness of nature.

Preparing the recipient sites
You’ll receive local anesthesia in the recipient area of your scalp and the physician makes a tiny incision for each individual follicular unit.

The detailed attention to location, depth and angle ensures a completely natural-looking hairline and graft area. You get 100% attention from Dr. Salas as she is the ONLY Dr. to perform your procedure.

Placement of grafts
Under the direction and supervision of Dr Sara Lea Salas, the surgical hair transplantation staff places the grafts into the donor sites. and two hair follicular units are placed in front, while three and four hair follicular units are placed at the top and back for maximum coverage and density.

Why Hair Transplants?

Your hair plays a huge role in your appearance, as well as your self-confidence. If you want to make sure you look and feel as good as possible without balding and thinning patches, no need to worry! Baja Hair Center provides hair transplant in Mexico. With our Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) procedures, you will find that you have all that is needed to regain thicker hair on your head and boost your self-confidence!

Our hair transplant procedures offer several advantages:

The Baja Hair Center Difference

Baja Hair Center is your premier hair restoration expert. Hair transplantation is available from other practices in Mexico, but we are confident that you will not find better expertise and service than what we provide our patients.  PLUS, Baja Hair Center is the only  hair transplant clinic in Tijuana to offer mega sessions, saving you time and money ! We understand the importance of the procedure and it’s meaning to you and are committed to assisting each of our patients in realizing its full benefits. To this end, we only use state of the art equipment and techniques to ensure amazing outcomes! You can trust our hair transplant center in Mexico to give you a satisfying restoration solution. Dr. Sara Salas is only happy when her patients are happy, so she insists on offering a patient experience that rivals no other! ; before ,during and after your procedure! Join our other satisfied patients In Mexico, the US and Canada!

The Cost of Hair Restoration

The cost of restoring your hair varies depending on the type of solution you choose, as well as the extent of the hair loss you’re experiencing. While cost is a significant consideration when choosing hair restoration treatments, the effects of having great and healthy hair normally outweigh the costs. Baja Hair Center charges per session/transplant as is done in Israel unlike per graft like in the US and Mexico. After your consult ,Dr Salas will access the type of session FUE or FUT and how many grafts you will need. We may end up with more grafts and we don’t charge more for those extra grafts as we want to put as many grafts in as possible.

Sessions can be divided as follows:

Small session/restoration , which would commonly be eyebrows, beards and mustaches or redesign of hair line– apx 500 grafts.

Medium session/restoration– up to 2,000 grafts.

Large/mega sessions-/restoration – 2,500-4,000 grafts.

This is a specialty of Dr .Salas and is NOT performed by any other Drs in Tijuana and very few places in the US
Prices include:

Recovery time: 4-7 days, depending on the work you have done

Results: 3 months after the procedure the transplanted hair begins to grow, at 6 months 50-80% of the grafts are growing and at 1 year 100% of the grafts are growing

Due to the differences in the extent of hair loss, and the best method for each patient, the associated cost can only be determined precisely after a close examination and consultation with the patient. Other concerns related to hair loss treatments will also be discussed during the initial consultation with Board Certified Dermatologist and Hair Restoration Specialist, Dr Sara Salas.

To better determine which plan would best meet your hair restoration needs, schedule a no-obligation , no cost consultation with Dr. Sara Lea Salas. This can be done in person or via SKYPE or email.

Value Beyond the Cost

It’s a common misconception that surgical hair restoration is an expensive procedure and is better reserved for people whose livelihood is dependent on how they look. Those who don’t consider hair transplants often resort to ineffective solutions such as hairpieces and medicinal and topical treatments. In the long-term, costing more.

At Baja Hair Center, our solutions are permanent and don’t cost as much as other solutions in the US and Canada. Hair restoration is a long-term investment in yourself that gives both men and women , great hair and helps them regain self-confidence and are 100% Guaranteed!

Medical Options for Hair Restoration in Tijuana, Mexico

The ever increasing number of people suffering from hair loss are turning to medical means such as medication and surgical hair transplantation. While hair transplant still remains as the only permanent solution for hair restoration, there are other options that can be considered.

Surgical Hair Transplant

The hormone DHT plays a big role in hair loss, affecting follicles and causing abnormal hair growth. With this intrinsic hair loss factor in mind, you need a doctor with an expertise in advanced hair restoration to ensure successful transplantation. Our Board Certified Dermatologist and Hair Restoration Specialist , Dr Sara Salas will remove DHT-resistant follicles from the scalp and then transfer the same follicles to thinning areas along the front and top of the head in a natural pattern.

Follicles and hairs are transplanted from one area of the head to another during this procedure with no pain ! . Dr Sara Lea Salas says, “There is NO pain in my operating room!” Surgical hair transplant is a permanent hair restoration option that will give you a head full of natural-looking hair enjoyed by both men and women.

Prescription Propecia

Propecia is an FDA-approved drug that inhibits the conversion of testosterone to DHT, a major hair loss hormone. While studies show evidence of hair restoration in men, Propecia cannot be used by women. Propecia is taken orally once a day and must be used continuously or benefits will be reversed.

Hairpieces

Getting a hairpiece is an easy and quick way to cover up hair loss but not without disadvantages. The immediate transition from thinning hair to a head full of hair may be a surprise to others; many find it uncomfortable and unnatural. You always need to be on guard against possible embarrassing slips and the hairpiece falling off completely. Even if hairpieces and toupees are available in a variety of styles and colors, some wearers still have a hard time getting used to its feel.

We have seen success with the use of lasers as well. One being the use of Capilus,™ a mobile low-level laser therapy that can be worn under a cap or hat in the comfort of your home OR at the clinic.

Hair Restoration

Here at Baja Hair Center, you will find cutting-edge techniques that have made us a forerunner when it comes to hair restoration in Mexico. Our hair loss solutions appear natural because we use your own hair and follow a natural hairline. We are the only hair loss clinic in Tijuana to receive a full certification on advanced hair restoration procedures for Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT). Our seamless combination of state-of-the-art equipment and expert approach to hair restoration enables the natural reconstruction of thinning hair or balding areas. We have satisfied patients in Mexico, the US and Canada.

Top 9 Common Causes of Hair Loss

Hair loss is a natural part of everyday life. We lose anywhere from 50 to more than 100 hairs a day, whether it’s through brushing, showering or blowing it dry. But sometimes, hair loss might be a medical condition. Here are the nine most common causes of hair loss:

What are the causes of hair loss? – Centro Capilar Tijuana

Alopecia or hair loss can be attributed to several factors. It can be caused by hormonal imbalance, nutrition, medical conditions and medications taken, stress, trauma and genetics.

Hormonal Changes

Male and female pattern baldness (or androgenetic alopecia) is one of the most common causes of hair loss. In people who are genetically susceptible to this, the sex hormone DHT triggers follicle miniaturization, causing the hair follicles to deteriorate. Due to the changes happening in the follicles, they end up completely ceasing hair production.

Other hormonal changes can also cause temporary hair loss. Situations such as childbirth, pregnancy, the onset of menopause, and discontinuing birth control pills can all trigger hair loss in women.

Medical Conditions

There are several medical conditions that can cause hair loss.

Medications

Taking medication for illnesses like cancer, arthritis, and cardiac problems can cause hair loss. Chemotherapy treatments are widely known to cause hair loss all over the body.

Hair Loss Solutions

Regardless of the cause, people experiencing hair loss and baldness should know that there are medically approved hair restoration treatments and solutions available. Baja Hair Center in Tijuana, Mexico offers Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) to those seeking to restore bald patches and thinning hairlines.

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