As reported by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) “Mexico is one of the most popular destinations for hair transplant surgery”.It’s clear Mexico is one of the top destinations for Hair Transplant surgery, this is due to their cost-effective and high quality medical services and staff, as well as due to the different Hair Transplant treatments they offer.
The most common Hair Transplant surgeries are the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and the Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT). Compared to the FUT method the FUE is far less painful and simple. In addition, the FUE has a 90% success rate making it one of the most successful options for patients with alopecia. Before elaborating more on the FUE method, it’s important to understand what alopecia is.
Alopecia which is more commonly known as hair loss is when new hair doesn’t replace the one that has fallen. The main cause of this is genetics. However, this problem can also be linked to stress, hormonal disorders or nutritional deficiencies. As previously stated, one of the most common solutions for alopecia is the FUE method.
The FUE method involves extracting hair grafts from the donor area (where there is abundant hair) and transplanting them onto the receiving area. Each follicle unit is removed with a surgical instrument designed to incise the skin around the follicular unit.Further, the small marks it leaves are practically invisible. This technique works flawlessly with a minimum risk of infection or secondary symptoms. In addition, this procedure takes around 4 to 7 hours depending on the amount of hair the patient needs. Some benefits of this procedure are the following:
The cost of a Hair Transplant surgery in Toronto, Canada is around $3,500(CAD) to cover a small area on the head.However, the cost can go up to an average of $17,000(CAD) for an FUE or FUT hair transplant surgery. In Mexico, the average price of a Hair Transplant is around $4,000(CAD). Hair Transplant surgery is affordable and high quality in Mexico. Being one of the most visited countries for medical tourism, Mexico offers competitive prices but quality as well. The equipment and sterilization techniques follow the same guidelines as Western countries. In addition, their medical personnel are highly trained and qualified, not only are they bilingual but many of them trained or completed their degrees abroad. Moreover, traveling from Canada to Mexico involves short travel hours which allows patients to have a more personalized patient-doctor relationship before undergoing the procedure.
There are many cities where patients can go to get a Hair Transplant, the most popular destinations are Tijuana and Cancun. Here’s why:
|Tijuana||This city is internationally recognized as one of the top places for Hair Transplant procedures. It’s also the main center of medical tourism in Mexico. One of the main benefits of Tijuana is its proximity to the United States and Canada. The easiest way to get here is by flying to San Diego and then driving to Tijuana.|
|Cancún||This city doesn’t only offer hair restoration services, it also borders the ocean. It offers high quality facilities and a big array of accommodations for all budgets. In addition, most cities in Canada have non-stop flights to Cancun.|
Mexico has many cities where expert surgeons offer their services. The best way for a patient to find their desired surgeon and clinic is by having an online consultation, reading reviews and overall informing themselves through past patients and their own research.
Male patient with advanced hair loss who wanted to rebuild the entire front and crown of his scalp. In one session, we were able to remove 2,500 grafts using FUE technique and transplant them on the reception area.