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Jupiter Dermatology and Hair Restoration

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Name: Dr. Ricardo Mejia


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Hair Restoration Services offered:
Follicular unit hair transplantation
Prescriptions for Propecia
Private Consultations Dermatology Scalp Cancer Evaluations



Contact

address

Address:

2101 US Hwy One (Driftwood Plaza)
Jupiter
Florida
33477


Phone

Phone:

Phone: 561-748-0510
Fax: 561-748-0598


Dr. Mejia is a Board Certified Dermatologist whose full time dedication is to provide quality microscopic follicular unit hair transplantation.

Why Dr. Mejia is recommended.

Dr. Ricardo Mejia has performed thousands of successful hair restoration surgeries over the past several years. He and his staff perform follicular unit hair transplantation in order to achieve very natural and subtle hairlines.

View highlights of our visit to Dr Mejia's clinic.

Dr. Mejia is board certified in Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. He has also completed an intensive fellowship in hair transplantation surgery and is a member of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery.

Dr. Mejia’s philosophy is to be very forthright with patients about what they can realistically achieve. He also performs all free consultations personally. In addition to Jupiter he also provides consultations in Offices in Miami, Coral Springs, Boyton Beach and Loxahatchee.

Dr. Mejia is a native of Miami Florida. He completed his Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center where he was Chief Resident.

He is published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and has served as faculty instructor at the Live Hair Transplant Workshop. He has been an invited speaker to El Salvador for the annual “Sharing with the Experts” Conference and is a member of the World Hair Society, and The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.

Dr. Mejia is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Medical Association, American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery, American Society for Mohs Surgery, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and the International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery.

Education Background:

  • Dr. Mejia earned a B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • He obtained his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical at Dallas.
  • Dr. Mejia then completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.
  • He completed his Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center where he was Chief Resident.
  • Fellowship training in Hair transplantation Surgery.



To learn more about Dr. Ricardo Mejia, visit their hair transplant website at www.skinandhairdoc.com.

hair transplant photos and results

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Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2133
Baldness Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1549
Baldness Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2639
Baldness Class: 5
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2642
Baldness Class: 3
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 3
Grafts: 5372
Baldness Class: 6
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1713
Female Transplant
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2800
Baldness Class: 4A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 2
Grafts: 3589
Baldness Class: 5
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1761
Baldness Class: NA
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 4042
Baldness Class: 3V
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1425
Baldness Class: NA
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 3
Grafts: 6499
Baldness Class: 6
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2512
Baldness Class: 4A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2239
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1853
Female Transplant
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2834
Baldness Class: 3V
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2835
Baldness Class: 3
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3442
Baldness Class: 3
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2799
Baldness Class: 3V
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2813
Baldness Class: 5A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1948
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1935
Baldness Class: 3A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1871
Baldness Class: 3
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2100
Baldness Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2951
Baldness Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1898
Female Transplant
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2013
Baldness Class: 2A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1025
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3200
Baldness Class: 5
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2229
Baldness Class: 5
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1697
Baldness Class: 5
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2595
Baldness Class: 3V
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 2
Grafts: 5265
Baldness Class: 4A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1946
Baldness Class: 3
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1931
Baldness Class: 3
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2163
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2604
Total Hairs: 5594
Baldness Class: 6
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 4890
Baldness Class: 5
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2084
Baldness Class: 4A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2878
Baldness Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 2
Grafts: 2019
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2826
Baldness Class: 6
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3100
Baldness Class: 6
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1800
Baldness Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 2
Grafts: 3698
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3691
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 2
Grafts: 4459
Baldness Class: 5V
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2139
Female Transplant
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2139
Total Hairs: 5712
Baldness Class: 5V
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2770
Baldness Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 4382
Baldness Class: 5A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1506
Baldness Class: 5V
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1604
Female Transplant
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Baldness Class: 3V
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 2
Grafts: 3949
Baldness Class: 6
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2267
Baldness Class: 3V
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1107
Female Transplant
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions:
Baldness Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions:
Baldness Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Transplant Patient Experiences Posted on our Hair Restoration Forum

Dr. Meija Experience and Review

3/10/2012

Forum member "SoFlaHairPatient" shares the details of his recent hair transplant with recommended hair transplant surgeon Dr. Ricardo Mejia.

Dr. Ricardo Mejia in Jupiter Florida - July 27th 2005

12/23/2005

This thread tells of a recent visit to Dr. Mejia's clinic in Jupiter, Florida.

Hair Transplant Videos: Patient Results and Education

Dr. Ricardo Mejia performs hair transplant surgery on Carlos Miller

Hair transplant patient Carlos Miller has been documenting the progress of his hair transplant procedure with Dr. Ricardo Mejia on this hair loss blog. Watch this video to view Carlos' hair transplant procedure.

Male | Caucasion | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Dr. Mejia on Today's Hair Transplants

In this hair transplant video, Dr. Ricardo Mejia discusses modern state of the art hair transplantation and how natural today's results can be.

Women Hair Transplant Testimonial

A woman describes her feelings after hair transplantation surgery with Dr. Ricardo Mejia of Jupiter Florida.

Female | Caucasion | Class: II | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hairdresser Calls Dr. Mejia's Work True Masterpiece

Dr. Mejia's hair transplant patient Carlos Miller video tapes his first hair cut post hair transplant op. The hairdresser calls Dr. Mejia's work a true masterpiece and a work of art. Watch this video to view this patients results and what Carlos' hairdresser has to say.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 2 | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Dr. Mejia on Global Medical News Network

Choosing the right technique for the right patient and setting realistic expectations are essential for optimal hair restoration, explains Dr. Ricardo Mejia. on Global Medical News Network (GMNN)

Meet Dr. Mejia and His Dedicated Hair Restoration Staff

In this hair transplant vido, Dr. Ricardo Mejia gives you an inside look at his office including laser treatments, skin care and Dr. Mejia's hair restoration philosophy for his patients. Dr. Mejia's hair transplant clinic is staffed by a full time Physician Assistant and Aesthetician to provide quality service for all of your skin care needs. Additionaly, Dr. Mejia is a world renowned Mohs skin cancer surgeon and hair transplant surgeon. You can find many testimonials and before and after pictures of satisfied hair transplant patients on his Hair Transplant Network recommendation profile.

Do Hair Transplants Actually Work?

Television Reporter investigates whether or not transplanted follicles actually grow when implanted in bald or thinning areas of the scalp. Dr. Ricardo Mejia speaks about hair restoration in this video.

DJ Mo Foster Discusses His Hair Transplant with Dr. Mejia

Celebrity DJ Mo Foster from Kool 105.5 Radio talks about his hair transplant results done by Hair Transplant surgeon in Jupiter Florida, Dr. Ricardo Mejia.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 5 | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Transplant Patient Education and Consults

View hair transplant video interviews featuring interviews with leading hair transplant surgeons by clicking on a title that interests you below.

Combining Medical Treatments with Surgical Hair Restoration

In this hair transplant video interview, recommended hair restoration physician Dr. Ricardo Mejia discusses combining medical hair loss treatments with surgical hair restoration and ways to get the best results.

The Importance of Researching Hair Transplant Doctors

In this hair transplant video interview, recommended hair restoration physician Dr. Ricardo Mejia discusses the importance of researching hair restoration surgery and the best doctors that perform it.

Choosing Dr Mejia for Hair Transplant Surgery

In this hair transplant video interview, recommended hair restoration physician Dr. Ricardo Mejia discusses why hair loss patients should choose his hair restoration clinic for hair replacement surgery.

Providing Consistent Excellent Hair Transplant Results

In this hair transplant video interview, recommended hair restoration physician Dr. Ricardo Mejia discusses how his hair restoration clinic works to provide consistent, excellent hair transplant results.

Process for Getting the Best Hair Transplant Results

In this hair transplant video interview, recommended hair restoration physician Dr. Ricardo Mejia discusses the process at his hair restoration clinic in getting hair loss sufferers the best hair replacement results.

Educating Patients in Hair Restoration

In this hair transplant video interview, recommended hair restoration physician Dr. Ricardo Mejia discusses the importance of educating hair loss patients in hair restoration prior to the hair replacement procedure.

Real Hair Transplant Patient Testimony

In this hair transplant video interview, recommended hair restoration physician Dr. Ricardo Mejia shares a real hair transplantation patient testimony.

Female Patient Hair Transplant Transformation

In this hair transplant video interview, recommended hair restoration physician Dr. Ricardo Mejia shares the story of one of his female patients and how her hair replacement procedure changed her life.

Helping Hair Transplant Patients

In this hair transplant video interview, recommended hair restoration physician Dr. Ricardo Mejia discusses why helping hair loss sufferers is the most gratifying part about being a hair restoration physician.

How Dr. Mejia Became a Hair Transplant Surgeon

In this hair transplant video interview, recommended hair restoration physician Dr. Ricardo Mejia discusses his medical background and how he became a hair transplant surgeon.

Developing Realistic Expectations for Hair Transplant Surgery

In this hair transplant video interview, recommended hair restoration physician Dr. Ricardo Mejia discusses the importance of hair loss sufferers considering hair transplantation to develop realistic expectations.

Natural Hair Transplant Results

In this hair restoration video interview, recommended hair transplant physician Dr. Ricardo Mejia discusses why hair loss sufferers can expect a natural looking hair transplant results at his clinic.

Taking Care of Hair Transplant Patients

In this hair transplant video interview, recommended hair restoration physician Dr. Ricardo Mejia discusses his philosophy on performing today's revolutionary hair transplants and taking care of his patients.

Providing Excellent Hair Transplant Results

In this hair transplant video interview, recommended hair restoration physician Dr. Ricardo Mejia discusses how he provides state of the art hair transplant results to hair loss patients.

Articles Published on our Hair Loss Q&A website.

Physician Spotlight – Hair Transplant Surgeon Dr. Ricardo Mejia

3/17/2014

Dr. Ricardo Mejia is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Kansas Medical Center Dermatology Residency Program.

Hair Transplants: Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) after Strip Surgery?

1/15/2013

It all depends on the clinical look of your donor area, the scalp laxity and the ability to do another strip while replacing the old line and leaving a similar or better result.

Is Hair Transplant Surgery an Option for Those with Severe Hair Loss?

12/28/2012

Unfortunately, we are not at the point where we can grow unlimited hair follicles. Every year new research on the molecular mechanisms and signals which affect hair growth are being learned.

How Long Do Hair Loss Sufferers Usually Take Propecia (Finasteride)?

12/2/2012

What I tell my patients is you only need to take it as long as you are concerned about your hair loss.

Is Hair Transplant Surgery the Right Choice for Me?

12/1/2012

As a physician, when a patient comes to me with doubt about having a hair transplant done, I usually advise medical therapy or, in some cases, even counseling or acceptance if they are severely anxious.

How to Ensure Patients Receive the Correct Number of Grafts During Hair Transplant Surgery

8/31/2012

It is the doctor’s responsibility to properly educate you on the number of grafts that are needed to achieve the expectations of your hair transplantation surgery.

Safe to Remove Hair Transplant Donor Wound Staples Earlier than Recommended?

7/7/2012

Only your hair restoration physician can advise you properly. Only he or she knows whether it is a single or double layered closure and whether there was significant tension or not during the closure.

Hair Transplant Surgery or Medical Hair Loss Treatments: What is the Best Option for a Young Man?

6/28/2012

If you have limited funds and can only afford one hair transplant, I would think twice before getting started surgically. I typically advise my patients to start medical hair loss treatments and give it a try.

Combining Medical Hair Loss Treatments with Hair Transplant Surgery by Dr. Mejia

9/8/2011

In this hair transplant video interview, recommended hair restoration physician Dr. Ricardo Mejia of Jupiter, FL discusses combining medical hair loss treatments like Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia (finasteride) with surgical hair restoration and how to get the best results.

Dr. Ricardo Mejia Discusses Promising Future Hair Restoration Technologies

2/10/2011

Recently, recommended hair restoration physician Dr. Ricardo Mejia sat down for an interview with Skin and Allergy News and discussed future hair loss treatments. During the interview, Dr.

Why Won’t my Doctor Prescribe Proscar for Hair Loss?

2/3/2009

There are certain medical legal liability issues patients ask their doctors to do that is sometimes in a grey area. A physician is responsible for any medication he prescribes to you. For all practical purposes, Proscar is indicated for the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH). Upon writing a prescription for Proscar (finasteride), that doctor assumes the medical liability for any condition related to your prostate. Obviously your hair loss doctor and dermatologist are not your primary doctor and not checking your prostate etc.

Female Hair Loss: Important Warnings for Women Considering Hair Transplant Surgery

10/30/2008

Before any woman with female hair loss proceeds with hair surgery, she should properly be evaluated for medical and other conditions that can mimic female pattern baldness. Be sure not to ignore this as I have seen many women have surgery only to find out later there was a medical reason for their hair loss.

Protection from the Sun After a Hair Transplant

10/20/2008

At 3 weeks, the follicular unit grafts are properly rooted and the skin is healed. You should be fine using any sunscreen as they will not cause any damage to the hair follicles. Look for sun blocks that have zinc or titanium dioxide although if you have a lot of natural hair this could be messy. Spray sun blocks are easier on the scalp where you have hair.

What Exactly is Hair Transplant “Shock Loss”?

9/11/2008

I do not believe there is “permanent” hair loss from transection of hair follicles in the scalp. There is Iatgrogenic or doctor induced baldness when the hair shaft is cut below the scalp, and falls out, but it will regrow. This is not strictly due to poor placement. There are other factors involved. I am not aware of any studies that have proven permanent hair loss. You may recall our previous hair restoration forum thread discussing this very issue. I would recommend readers review this carefully.

Hair Transplant Regrets? A Hair Restoration Physician Point of View

8/4/2008

I think this is an especially important question for younger hair transplant patients. Often I find young hair loss sufferers in their twenties single and starting to see the early effects of androgenic alopecia. They are trying to keep up with their friends, women and their own self esteem. I recently had one young hair restoration patient I convinced to try shaving his head. He was only 19 and destined to be a level 7 on the norwood scale of hair loss.

Options for Hair Transplant Scar Repair

7/21/2008

Scarring is risk factor with any surgery even in the best hands and even when we try to minimize the risks, it happens. I can guarantee you every hair transplant surgeon has had a similar result in one patient or another. Trichophytic closures help minimize the appearance of scars, yet they can stretch. This can be a result of the genetic variation in collagen and independent of tension factors.

How to Determine What Causes Hair Loss

6/22/2008

There are several possible causes for your hair loss which can be isolated with a proper exam and consultation and examination of the hair follicles. In my experience, there are times you can see a combination of both factors, i.e. male pattern baldness (MPB) and telogen effluvium or diffuse shedding. This can be induced by a variety of reasons, including stress. Dermatologists typically do...

Hair Replacement: How to Measure Scalp Elasticity to ensure a “Safe” Hair Transplant?

1/21/2008

Hair transplant physicians have utilized a variety of techniques to try to measure scalp elasticity. Hair restoration surgeons have injected saline underneath the skin in the subcutaneous area to determine how much the tissue balloons. We have used scales using a ruler to measure the “stretch” from one point to another in both the vertical and horizontal plane. All of these measures depend on tissue mobility or how the skin glides over the skull and the extensibility of the scalp or how much it is able to stretch. These are two different phenomena.

How to Minimize the Risk of Scar Stretching in Hair Transplant Surgery?

1/10/2008

I will try to summarize my thoughts on the issue of scar stretching for you: 1. Scarring is a risk factor with any surgery even in the hands of a first-rate hair restoration physician and even when we try to minimize the risks, it happens. Yet they can also be the fault of the hair transplant doctor. In some cases hair transplant surgeons have overestimated the elasticity of the scalp and the wound tension was too great after donor closure. There are ways for hair restoration physicians to measure scalp elasticity. 2. Trichophytic closures help minimize the appearance of scars by getting hair to grow through the scar to camouflage it. However, the donor scar can still stretch.

Locations

Jupiter Dermatology and Hair Restoration

Surgical Facility

2101 US Hwy One (Driftwood Plaza)
Jupiter, 33477
Florida
Phone: 561-748-0510