Looking for answers to your Hair Loss?
Schedule a personal consultation with Timothy Carman, MD, a Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, the only Board Certification for Hair Transplant Surgeons Worldwide.
Professional Commitment to Our Patients
Timothy Carman, M.D., Medical Director of La Jolla Hair Restoration views his surgeries as individualized works of sculpture. The reality is that no two hair transplants are exactly alike. Dr Carman believes that, from the patient’s perspective, the only requirement, or the only acceptable outcome, is that the result must appear NATURAL. For this reason he creates designs that mimic nature’s own pattern of folliclular arrangement. Hair naturally grows in clusters of one to four follicles. Therefore, transplanted grafts are arranged as they occur naturally; in a mixed array of one to four hair follicular units- one graft at a time. The flowing variation of direction and density recreates the organic pattern underlying natural hair growth patterns.
IAs a result, and as an additional feature that distinguishes us is that we do not try to make one design approach fit all people. Different hair characteristics and different patterns of hair loss are best managed by arranging a variety of hair graft sizes and densities, as well as customizing the overall long-term surgical plan and design to address the unique needs of each patient. As a potential patient, Dr. Carman suggests your goal should be to find an experienced surgeon who will take the time and effort to create the most appropriate, natural looking hair transplant possible for you. You should feel your surgeon is thoroughly committed to you individually in the traditional manner of the time-honored doctor-patient relationship.
Surgeons Who Are Trusted Educators in their Field
You can be assured that both Dr. Carman and Dr. Reed strive to stay at the leading edge of technological development and education in hair transplantation.
Dr Carman sits on The Oral examination Committee of The American Board of Hair Restoration,and is Chairman of the Recertification Exam Committee, overseeing the written exam taken by qualified candidates. He also shares his experience as a ISHRS Faculty Member instructing physicians seeking surgical training at the Advanced Board Review Course given at the ISHRS’s Annual Meeting. In addition, he is proud to serve on the Editorial Board of The International Society’s Hair Transplant Forum, the leading peer-reviewed journal in Hair Restoration Surgery. He has spoken Internationally to Hair Transplant Surgeons from around the world. Most recently, in 2017, Dr Carman was invited to present “The Art of Hair Restoration” at the 10th World Conference for Hair Research's Annual meeting held in Kyoto, Japan. He was also honored as well to present as a faculty member at the 2017 ISHRS annual meeting held in Prague, Czech Republic.
Dr. Carman has made presentations at the International Society’s of Hair Restoration Surgery's annual meeting since 2009. He has also authored a chapter in the 2018 edition of the definitive text for hair restoration, Hair Transplantation; Walter Unger, Ronald Shapiro, editors.
Dr. Carman is currently studying ongoing research projects examining the underlying biology of the hair follicle growth cycle, in hopes that this will contribute to a more complete understanding of issues involving the relationship between graft size selection, graft survival rates, and a healthy, natural looking post-transplant result. Dr. Carman’s participation and interest in producing further refinements and in objectifying the methods of hair restoration have received peer recognition.
We hope that you will see the value offered by Dr. Carman and Dr. Reed and La Jolla Hair Restoration: state of the art surgical techniques; artistry combined with experience; exceptional individual attention before, during and after your procedure; and competitive prices even considering the cost of travel from many parts of the country and abroad.