Dermal Fillers in Tijuana

The Ultimate Guide to Dermal Fillers in Tijuana

Last fact-checked: 27 July 2020

Planning on dermal fillers in Tijuana? If you want to combat the signs of aging without surgery, these quick injection treatments can help you achieve younger-looking skin without resorting to more drastic measures.

Medical Departures has partnered with dozens of superb clinics and beauty centers in Tijuana that offer the chance to save big when it comes to looking your best. If you are based in Southern California or anywhere in the US or Canada, and planning a trip to this charismatic Mexican border town, book with us to ensure you receive quality treatment. 

What Are Dermal Fillers?  

There are numerous different types of filler–some permanent; others not–that can be used to minimize fine lines and wrinkles. They are also useful for improving the look of scars, adding volume to lips and creating more definition.

Common types include hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, collagen fillers and synthetic dermal fillers—with a wide range of brands available in Mexico.  

Why Have Dermal Fillers in Tijuana?

If you are visiting Tijuana, or you’re an American living within driving distance of the US-Mexico border, dermal filler treatment in Tijuana is likely to save you at least a couple of hundred bucks. And if you need to keep topping up, these savings will only increase over time. 

Tijuana has a long history of providing cost-effective medical, dental and now beauty treatments to its visiting neighbors. Most people who do travel here for treatments are more than happy with the services they receive, which is probably why so many come back on a regular basis for follow-up treatments.

Long gone are the days of clinics in Mexico offering inferior standards of care and dubious quality. Most practitioners who treat international visitors are up-to-date with their qualifications and training and are keen to offer services and facilities that their visitors are used to at home.

However, we always maintain that anyone considering any kind of medical or beauty treatment abroad should always do their homework. Yes, there are many great facilities, but it’s always worthwhile taking that little bit of time to know that the facilities you choose have verifiable credentials.

With Medical Departures, you can see photos and virtual tours of clinics at a glance, as well as qualifications of practitioners, professional memberships and real patient reviews. All of this gives you an excellent overview of what your chosen facility is like before you go—rather than just chancing it on the street once you arrive. 

To see what we’re talking about, take a look at these top-rated clinics in Tijuana for dermal fillers:

How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

Dermal fillers are injected into the skin (usually the face) and work by rejuvenating the skin to restore volume and minimize wrinkles, lines and folds. This can be achieved by replacing or replenishing depleted substances in our skin, which over time gradually diminish and/or by stimulating our own bodies to produce more of these beneficial substances.

The common types of dermal fillers are outlined below:

Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers:

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a naturally-occurring substance found in the skin, which transfers essential nutrients and binds water molecules. It’s a natural sponge, holding many times its own weight in water, and giving the skin a dewy, youthful appearance.

As we get older, our bodies produce less of it, and so dermal fillers such as Restylane®, Juvederm® and Perlane® help to restore it. They are non-permanent with initial results fading gradually over a period of months. They can be topped-up once the results begin to wear off.

Collagen Dermal Fillers:

Collagen is another substance that starts to decrease as we age. In young people, healthy skin forms a tight support network underneath the skin layers. As collagen production slows down, this network begins to break down, causing fine lines and wrinkles to appear, which eventually leads to sagging.

Collagen fillers help to replace collagen, thus restoring the support structure beneath the skin. Products containing collagen include Cosmoplast®, Dermalogen®, Autologen® and Isolagen®, which are made from human skin. There are others made from animal collagen, but they do require you are allergy tested before administration.

Synthetic Dermal Fillers:

This group of dermal fillers contains ingredients that aren’t found naturally in the body; rather, they are created in the lab. The results usually last longer than hyaluronic acid fillers and may even be permanent. For this reason, they must be administered with care by a professional as they can cause permanent damage in the wrong hands. Radiesse®, Sculptra® and Bellafill® are some of the brand names available.

What Does the Procedure for Dermal Fillers Entail and How Long Will it Take?

Although procedures may vary slightly,  your chosen filler is usually administered by a fine-needle syringe into the targeted areas. Each injection only takes seconds, and so the procedure can be over in a matter of minutes, depending on the number of sites you have done. Many patients find that they are in and out of the clinic within an hour.

What Is the Downtime for Dermal Fillers?

There is virtually no downtime. You can go back to your daily activities straight after treatment. You may experience a little redness, but that wears off after a few hours.

What Is the Cost of Dermal Fillers in Tijuana?

Dermal fillers are sometimes quoted for specific areas, for example, the nasolabial folds, or per syringe so you will need to check what you are getting for the price as; for example, the nasolabial folds typically require two syringes. Prices also differ depending on the specific brand. 

A rough estimated cost for dermal filler treatment in Tijuana is around $400 (CAD $500, £250 GBP, €350, AUD $500), compared to $625 (CAD $750, £400 GBP, €500, AUD $800) for the same treatment in the United States.

How Do I Get Started?

Book your appointment online today with Medical Departures—you can change or cancel it at any time, allowing you to easily fit treatment around your next trip to Tijuana. Or if you're seeking additional information, please see below for ways to book or connect with our Customer Care Team here


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