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  1. Some background info: -Got my FUE procedure about 9 months ago on my temple areas (the rest of my hair was fine). -Overall pleased with the results as my situation was really bad. It’s a hell of a feeling to have a full head of hair again! -I have naturally wavy, not curly hair. With a bit of pomade I can even make it look pretty straight. Alright now on to my issue. On the left side of my head where the hair follicles were implanted, my new hair is curly. And I’m not talking about naturally wavy like the rest of my hair, I’m talking about a full on rabbi curl hanging down the left side of my forehead (see photos, and also nothing against rabbis). What makes this even weirder, is that I’m not having this issue on my right temple, and back many years ago when I had hair there, it wouldn’t curl like this. The curls are so strong that even with the firmest hold pomade I can find, the hair still curls and I cannot style it the way I want. Does anybody have any product recommendations to tame and straighten this beast? Also, any idea on why this is happening in the first place? Thank you in advance
  2. The main deciding factor that led to me choosing this particular clinic was the YouTube videos posted by past clients. Just search “HMR Tijuana” or “Hair Medical Restoration Tijuana” on YouTube and you’ll find a bunch of guys who documented their results. The guys that stood out to me were Moises, Rowan, Zae, and Juan Carlos. All of their videos were super informative. The cost per graft was $1.30USD which is extremely low compared to US pricing. Additionally, there were other clinics who had some pretty awful reviews so that was an automatic no from me.
  3. The area that the clinic is located is arguably one of the nicer areas in Tijuana. There’s restaurants, cafes, and bars within walking distance. It’s definitely more of a hip/fun area than others. Yes, you can get picked up if you want. You just need to pre-arrange it with the office manager ahead of time. They pick you up once you cross the border, but they won’t pick you up on the American side. I arrived the night before my surgery and took my own Uber from the border to my hotel. It was only like a $6 Uber ride so I was fine with that. I went alone but if you have a friend who’s able to join you, preferably one who speaks Spanish, that would help while you navigate around the city.
  4. I can ask him. I doubt it though. He and his wife just had a baby so he’s busy with that. However, I saw him recently and his results are pretty good. Not as good as mine but still a world of difference from how his hair used to look. Everyone is different and people will see results at different paces than others. Plus, I have a 1 week head start on him lol.
  5. Yeah I can understand that. Perhaps it varies from patient to patient. Everyone’s hair loss situation is unique. Wouldn’t hurt to ask Dr. Cortez if you can get by without shaving your head. Let me know how Finasteride works for you. I’m a little hesitant to take it (although I know it works) due to the side effects. This is the first time I’ve had a full head of hair in years, and it would be a shame to waste it if other certain “things” don’t work lol.
  6. Thank you for the nice words! I researched the hell out of the doctors in Tijuana and the Cortez brothers seemed to be among the best. Plus I DM’d a few guys on this forum who had gone there and they were pleased with their results. I hope others realize Tijuana isn’t nearly as bad of a place as it’s made out to be. Given how much money one can save, it should be a no-brainer to go there 😛
  7. Both me and my friend got our surgeries there a week apart and they shaved both his and my head. There wasn’t an option not to. I can’t imagine it would look very good if you don’t shave it all though. It would probably look pretty strange with some areas with scabs and other areas with normal looking hair. I say let them shave it all off and wait patiently for the results. You won’t be disappointed!
  8. Hi everyone! This is my first time posting here so bear with me. In January of 2021 I finally took the plunge and got an FUE procedure by Dr. Cortez at Hair Medical Restoration (HMR) in Tijuana, Mexico. I received 2200 grafts in my temple area, and about 700 grafts in my crown area. At the time of writing this I am just over 5 months post-op. I knew I would see some decent growth around this point in time but I wasn’t expecting this much! I can’t wait to see how much it will improve over the next 7 months. I am beyond happy with the results and if anyone is apprehensive about getting this procedure done, I say go for it. It’s life changing. I’ve attached several pictures to this post which I tried to put in chronological order. Basically you all can see how my hair looked pre-surgery and how it looked at various stages after the surgery. I’ll be happy to answer any questions anyone has for me. To be clear, I am not an expert on this subject so any answers I give are solely from my personal experience, but I’ll do my best
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