A Unique Mother’s Day Trip to Tijuana

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, we want to help you surprise your mom with our list of the ultimate gifts. At VIDA, our medispa offers the latest cosmetic non-invasive treatments, from facials to laser treatments that will make your mom feel ultra pampered and look relaxed and beautiful!  |


A True Treat for Mom on this Mother’s Day 

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, have you gotten a gift for your mom yet? In fact, if you are a mom reading this, have you gotten a mother’s day gift for yourself? The Medispa team at VIDA Wellness and Beauty in Tijuana loves to go all out for this special occasion because moms are truly the best! 

When you are a mom, life can get extra busy and hectic. If your mom is anything like ours, you’ve probably noticed how they are always multitasking, from taking care of the kids, making sure everyone is feeling well, running innumerable errands, and spending long hours in the office, to always knowing how to make everyone around them feel loved and cared for. Moms seem to have this superpower to do it all. They are our everyday superheroes. Nonetheless, even superheroes deserve to be pampered, to slow down for a couple of days, and to be reminded how special they are. 

If you are looking for inspiration on what to get your mom this coming Mother’s Day, we’ve got tons of ideas for you: a visit to a spa, a relaxing Hydrafacial, a chance for her to touch up her Botox, a road trip to Mexico for wine tasting and a deep tissue massage, and so much more. 

The Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift: a Spa Day 

But not just any spa, if you want to go all out, we would love to welcome your mom to our VIDA Medispa.  We all enjoy going to the spa, it’s so relaxing, everything smells delicious, you get to slip into a fluffy white robe and sip cucumber water all day long…it is indulging. Plus, a visit to the spa is a great opportunity to treat body aches and to just let go of the stress that builds up.

However, as a way to make a day like this into an occasion with long-lasting benefits, we prefer going to a medispa. 

How are spas and medispas different? Let us explain why medispas are a whole other level of extra. While regular spas are a great experience for the day, there are no real, long-lasting benefits that are backed by science.  Medispas offer all the services you can find at a regular spa: massages, body scrubs, relaxing wraps, facials, etc. However, at a medispa, there are doctors, such as cosmetic dermatologists, who oversee and perform medical-grade treatments that offer real and effective results. Moms will not only feel good while visiting the medispa, but they will leave looking great. 

Combine a relaxing time while allowing your mom to obtain the best cosmetic results through either a laser treatment, an IPL photofacial, an injectable such as Juvederm or Botox, a non-invasive skin tightening treatment, and more. 

Mother’s Day Road Trip to Tijuana for World-Class Mecca Cosmetic Treatments 

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Question for those of you who happen to live close to the border, when was the last time you visited Tijuana and the rest of the Baja California peninsula? This one-stop destination for all things beauty is only the gateway to a region boasting opulent wineries, cozy restaurants, sun-filled pacific ocean sunsets, and incredible shopping. Tijuana also happens to be our “casa”, VIDA Wellness and Beauty, where you will find board-certified plastic surgeons and our state-of-the-art (and affordable) medispa, led by cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Alberto de la Fuente. 

We partnered with our concierge for a suggested three-day road trip to Tijuana where you can plan to celebrate Mother’s Day, including all the can’t-miss activities in the region. 


Tijuana Day 1: Wellness, relaxing and extra love to the skin 

Start by crossing the border early and get a scrumptious breakfast with an ocean view. Let Tijuana and Mexico welcome you with fresh-squeezed orange juice, steaming hot coffee, and some huevos rancheros. We suggest walking off breakfast by strolling around the beach and simply enjoying the view. Remind mom to apply lots of sunscreen, UPF clothing, and a fashionable wide brim hat to protect her from the sun so she is ready to see the dermatologist later that day. 

Upon arriving at the VIDA medispa, a visit to the dermatologist is usually the best way to start. 

What can mom expect during her consultation? The doctor will check her skin: its general appearance, check any concerning moles or spots and basically go over the basics of skincare. If your mom has any particular concerns, such as sagging cheeks, deep forehead wrinkles, or sun damage, it is the best time to discuss treatment options with the doctor then. The dermatologist then can explain in detail the benefits of the treatments she could be a candidate for, such as: 

Laser skin rejuvenation

a non-ablative laser consisting of a 30 to 45 minute session used to improve the overall texture, tone and clarity of the skin. By using a handheld device, the dermatologist can eliminate acne scars, reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Dermablate – this is one of the most gentle laser treatments available. Dermablate is a safe erbium laser that can work even on sensitive skin to remove sunspots, treat fine wrinkles, decrease the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks, and improve the appearance of melasma and hyperpigmentation.

-IPL Photofacial  – IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light, and this treatment uses light energy to improve the tone and texture of the skin, in addition to offering benefits against acne, treating birthmarks, freckles, and even rosacea.

Non-surgical skin tightening 

-Thermage is an amazing non-surgical treatment that tightens saggy skin. By using powerful radiofrequency, Thermage effectively targets the deep layers of the skin, which causes immediate tightening and promotes collagen production for months. 


Botox – a neurotoxin injected into dynamic wrinkles to temporarily paralyze the muscle and soften (or erase) lines and wrinkles.

-Dermal fillers – gel-like hyaluronic acid-based fillers restore volume, tone, and elasticity to the skin.


If planned well, your mom (and you) can get a Hydrafacial that same day.  

Here in Tijuana, while we love the warm weather and sunshine, the air is dry and that, paired with everyday pollutants, can take a toll on the skin. A Hydrafacial is a deep cleaning, extraction, and hydration facial treatment that uses patented technology to treat different skin conditions such as acne, wrinkles, and dryness.  

Tijuana Day 2: Erase those lines, plump those lips and shop until you drop

Getting injectables is so fast and simple, that many patients usually get their treatments done during their lunch break.

If your mom is getting Botox or Juvederm, you should plan for no more than15 to 30 minutes for the entire treatment. 

Botox is probably one of the most famous names in the world of cosmetic treatments. In case you are not sure of what it is, Botox is a muscle relaxer that temporarily disables the muscles that cause wrinkles by paralyzing the underlying nerve. Botox is best used to treat “dynamic wrinkles”, those that appear after a facial expression (muscle movement), such as the forehead, crow’s feet, frown lines, among others. The effects of Botox last approximately 4 months and they look completely natural when performed by a trained physician. 

The other type of injectables that your mom could consider getting are dermal fillers, such as Juvederm and Radiesse.  

The main difference between dermal fillers and Botox is that the former fill out wrinkles and folds of skin because they are mainly made of hyaluronic acid. When our skin, as we age slows down its production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, we lose volume, tone, and elasticity. This creates problems for the skin, including sagginess, wrinkles, dryness, and droopy skin. Dermal fillers decrease “static wrinkles”, those that don’t accentuate with muscle movement and also restore volume, creating plump and smooth skin. They can also accentuate the cheeks and lips, by creating natural volume. 

Once your mom gets her fillers done, she is ready to go and enjoy the rest of her day! The biggest advantage to getting injectables is that she can still enjoy Tijuana because there is no downtime, just some simple precautions. 

Afterward, follow the doctor’s recommendations: protect the skin from the sun, don’t exercise, don’t massage the areas treated. We suggest taking this day to do some shopping. Tijuana offers shopping centers, international boutiques, and Mexican handcrafts. Most of our patients really enjoy shopping and finding amazing deals whenever they come to visit us, so definitely don’t miss this opportunity! 


Tijuana Day 3: Wine tasting paired with a massage 

Unless the doctor advises not to, or mom is spending her last day in Tijuana getting a skin resurfacing laser treatment, you can take her on a wine tasting tour of the famous Valle de Guadalupe region. 

Blissfully enjoy the rolling hills while sipping award-winning wines or enjoy lunch in one of the region’s luxurious restaurants. 

Before leaving Tijuana, make sure you end the trip on a high note: pay one last visit to the medispa and get a deep tissue massage and a body scrub. 

We can assure you that your mom will leave glowing, relaxed, and feeling extra special.

Bonus for Moms only: vaginal rejuvenation treatments in Tijuana  

Out of all the wonderful things that come from motherhood, there is one thing a lot of moms experience: unwelcome changes to their bodies after giving birth. If you had a complicated vaginal delivery, a large baby, or gave birth multiple times, you could benefit greatly from a vaginal rejuvenation treatment. 

There are basically two main options: surgical vaginal rejuvenation and non-surgical laser vaginal rejuvenation. Both methods offer great benefits and the one suited for you will depend on a number of factors that can only be determined by an experienced gynecologist. 

During a vaginal rejuvenation surgery, the plastic surgeon eliminates excess tissue from the labia to improve the look and feel of this area. After giving birth or going through menopause, women can often have an excessively enlarged or elongated labia that makes sexual intercourse painful. The surgeon can also repair any injuries found in the vaginal region, usually caused by childbirth. 

You can also explore the benefits a vaginal laser offers. Juliet, informally dubbed the feminine laser, is one of the most effective non surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments available. Without needing down-time, causing side effects, scarring or pain, this laser is capable of: 

  • Reducing mild urinary incontinence 
  • Improving vaginal laxity/looseness 
  • Reduces itching and improves vaginal moisture

In case you suffer any of this, remember that being treated by a gynecologist can really improve your overall quality of life. 

Treat Mom to the best Tijuana has to offer!

This Mother’s Day, give VIDA Wellness and Beauty center a call so we can help you get your mom the best treatments for her health, beauty, and wellness! Call us at +1(619) 738-2144 and schedule any of our cosmetic treatments today. 

Dr. Alejandro Quiroz

Dr. Quiroz is our board-certified Chief Plastic Surgeon at VIDA Clinic in Tijuana. He specializes in Facial Rejuvenation, Neck lift, Buttock Augmentation, Breast Augmentation, Body Contouring and more. He is member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, San Diego Plastic Surgery Society, the Mexican Society of Aesthetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and the Mexican Council of Aesthetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, to mention a few.