Last fact-checked: 16 January 2020
Book with Medical Departures and save up to 70% on the price of a hair transplant in Mexico (compared to average US prices).
Hair loss can affect both men and women and can happen at any time. It may be temporary or permanent, and while generally just a natural sign of aging, for some people it can be devastating for their self-esteem and confidence.
Receding, thinning hair or bald patches should respond to hair transplant treatment, providing you have sufficient follicles or hair growth that can be used for the transplant, or if the hair loss has not been caused by medical treatment or stress.
For North Americans, Mexico is an exceptionally convenient location; for those needing to get back quickly, the short flight (or driving) time of particular importance. The choice of locations across the country is also a big draw, from beautiful beaches to colonial cities and the remnants of ancient civilizations.
Mexico has more than its fair share of excellent clinic facilities located around the country, staffed by well-qualified and experienced staff who have the expertise to deliver clinical excellence. Not all are up to scratch, though, which is why we only partner with those that meet our high expectations.
These days, Mexico is far from being a third-world country when it comes to healthcare. Recently, there has been an increase in investment in private hospitals and clinics, and Mexico is fast becoming one of the world’s go-to medical tourism destinations thanks to its overall standards of care, expertise and competitive prices. Mexico’s healthcare has been described by International Living magazine as “very good to excellent”.
Despite this, we do recommend always checking out your doctor and clinic and doing a little background research. It’s important to find out what you can about your procedure, and also to read reviews from patients who have had it.
We perform quality checks on our doctors, verifying qualifications and professional memberships, as well as criminal and legal records. It just isn’t worth the risk of going to an unreliable doctor, particularly for a major procedure like a hair transplant, so make sure you book through a source you can trust.
It really depends on the hair transplant method and how much is harvested. A large transplant of 2,000 hairs could take five or six hours, whereas a small one of 500 hairs takes around an hour and a half.
After the transplant, your scalp will be sore and you will probably have scabs in the areas where your hair was harvested from. You can return to work after a few days, although in reality, most people don’t return for at least a week. If you can get away with wearing a hat or a scarf, then there’s always that option.
It’s important to note that the newly transplanted hair will fall out and won’t grow back again for a few months.
The prices vary depending on the number of grafts required, the number of sessions and the particular technique used, but in Mexico hair transplants cost as little as $2,300 compared to $4,000 - $15,000 in the United States.
[Please note that these are approximate, averages prices collated at the time of writing.]
Check out three of our top partner clinics in Mexico for hair transplants below:
Discover more about the range of options available at our quality-checked partner clinics in Mexico.
Ready to book? See below for ways to arrange an appointment, or, if you’d like to know more about hair transplants in Mexico, speak to our Customer Care Team today.
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