Two key factors: experience and natural results.
Having been trained with some of the world’s most renowed hair transplant experts and frequently attending seminars, being up to date on new procedures and advances in technology and medicine, Dr. Sara Lea Salas has become one of the leading hair transplant physicians not only in Mexico but around the world.
You may wish to first review the photos and experiences shared by patients in this website, or you can email some patients to ask about their experiences with hair transplantation.
We can also arrange for you to meet or talk to a patient who has had hair restoration work done.
If you see a recently completed hair transplant today that doesn’t look natural, it’s often because it’s a bad hair transplant. Well executed hair restorations go unnoticed by you and everyone else in the great majority of cases because they are so natural looking.
Modern research in hair growth has discovered that natural scalp hairs actually grow in small groupings (called follicular units) of 1, 2, 3 or occasionally 4 hairs per unit. Based on that, we try to duplicate nature by closely placing and randomly dispersing 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-hair units just as nature does. With our years of experience in the artistry of hair restoration, we have refined these micro-technologies to the point where often other medical doctors, even upon close inspection, have a difficult time telling which natural hairs are original (non-transplanted) and which natural hairs have been restored (transplanted).
Yes. Female hair loss is quite common. Estimates place the number of American women currently experience some degrees of female pattern baldness at 20 million. Though women typically lose hair in a different pattern than men do—often thinning behind the hairline—the treatment procedure is similar for both. Also, many times after a facelift procedure you will see hair loss along the incision sites This site explains more about hair loss in women and you can see the results of some female patients.
This procedure takes hair follicles from the very back and sides of the head and artfully transplants them to thinning or balding areas. With our follicular unit technologies, this results in a very natural appearance. Simply put, we take hair from where you have more than you need and put it where you need it more. It’s the ideal solution to baldness because it uses your own hair.
Eyebrow restoration is not makeup or tattooing. In eyebrow transplantation, the hairs above the ears or from the back of the head are transplanted to the brow area for a very natural looking restoration. If you have lost hair permanently from over-plucking, scarring, a skin condition, aging, or if you simply were not born with complete eyebrows, you could be a candidate for this procedure. Eyebrow restoration is suitable for and popular with both men and women.
We encourage you to read more details about eyebrow restoration, galleries of patients and the cost of eyebrow transplants.
For the vast majority of patients, virtually all transplanted hair lasts a lifetime. In some cases, a small percentage of transplanted hair may be lost as the patient ages.
Although patients are administered local anesthetics and other medications, the degree of pain or discomfort experienced during or after the procedure varies according to the patient. We may supply patients with medication to use after the procedure, if needed. Many of our patients find that they do not need to take any medication at all after their hair transplant procedure. You can follow the steps of the procedure here and see results in our showcase gallery.
We can’t account for the work of others because we don’t know the exact protocols and specific technical variations that are used elsewhere. We can talk to you about our own hair transplant procedure and our artistry which emphasizes the natural variations in the texture and color of hair, the angles and directions of hair growth, and the size and shape of grafts. The artistry involved in combining these numerous variations significantly impacts the naturalness of the hair restoration results. Not every physician has the skill or training for this refined technique. We encourage you to visit with others and we also invite you to come in to visit with us at no charge.
Whenever human skin is cut, it always heals by the process called “fibrosis.” This fibrosis (commonly known as scarring) is the skin’s way of healing. Thanks to the skill of our experienced hair transplant physicians, the healing sites in the transplanted areas are usually so small that the fibrosis is virtually undetectable. The scar in the donor area is covered by your existing hair.
Infection occurrences after a hair transplant procedure are rare. In the few cases where infection does occur, it is often due to the patient’s failure to fully follow post-operative instructions. Even when infection occurs, it generally is easily treatable with antibiotics, which can be prescribed by the physician.
That is very difficult to answer without a personal consultation, because the number of grafts required will ultimately depend on the texture and quality of your hair. For example, darker, coarser hair may require fewer grafts to cover the same area as compared to lighter colored, fine hair. It will also depend upon your degree of baldness and your density goals.
The number of procedures necessary to achieve a personally desired goal varies from person to person and the individual degree of hair loss.
This would be discussed with Dr Sara Salas at the time of your consultation along with lab work prior to any procedure.
The manufacturers of both Rogaine and Propecia® tell you that their products are not effective in the frontal area, which is the area of most concern to most patients, especially the frontal hairline. With Rogaine (of which the active ingredient is Minoxidil), the manufacturer Johnson & Johnson claims that approximately 8-10% of users achieve cosmetically effective growth and another 20% get vellus growth.
Merck, the manufacturer of Propecia, claims slightly better results. As discussed earlier, Propecia is NOT an option for women.