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Timothy Carman, MD

A Skilled Surgeon with An Artist’s Eye

Timothy Carman, MD

Timothy Carman, MD

For us at La Jolla Hair Restoration there is but one satisfying description for a truly successful hair transplant procedure: The artful application of science, which will stand the test of time. Hence, your surgeon must be artistically talented as well as medically qualified. This is what differentiates one transplant surgeon from another. Our promise is to provide you with a level of artistry uncommon in the hair transplant profession.

We are not about the obvious. The true artistry of a transplant procedure is to make it virtually undetectable… to avoid being obvious. Today, a truly accomplished transplant surgeon, such as Dr. Timothy Carman, can deftly create an undetectable work of art that will stand the test of time. Talent and experience make the difference….talent as a surgeon and an artist, along with sound surgical experience specifically focused on hair restoration exclusively.

We maintain that artistic focus and individually tailor it to one patient, one procedure per day. The focus on one patient per day avoids any possible compromise to the integrity of the procedure, a phenomena which may occur in “assembly line” practice settings.

Uncompromising Integrity

Every patient deserves the time and care required to make his/her hair transplant as natural as possible. As you will come to understand, the critical difference between hair transplant surgeons is not only their proficiency and experience, but also how they work with patients.

Prior to performing any transplant, a thorough final plan must be created. This is part of the artistry of the process. Each individual is unique.

First we concentrate on the general hair pattern and hair graft type and distribution that is most appropriate to the individual’s scalp, age and hair characteristics. How deep should the zone of feathered hairline be? How much variation in density is attainable and desired? How and where should lateral slit incisions be used? If available, how many hairs should the multi-haired minigraft have in the various areas of the scalp? Every session is carefully planned. And for the magnitude of the effect that a good (or bad) hair transplant will have on your self-image and quality of life, it cannot be overstated that this planning must begin at the time of initial consult, by your surgeon, prior to the day of surgery. The number of sessions depends upon the final result being sought. The goal is to roll back the balding process… to restore your hairline and/or to achieve a fuller look. Desired or not, a more youthful appearance is also achieved. We appreciate and enjoy the responsibility given us in carrying out one of the more satisfying decisions you will make in your life.

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Professional Commitment to Our Patients

Timothy Carman, M.D., Medical Director of La Jolla Hair Restoration advises: We are about possibilities. Start with the fact that no two hair transplants are alike. From the patient’s perspective, the only requirement, or the only acceptable possibility, is that the result must appear NATURAL. That’s why we tend toward mimicking nature’s own pattern of follicle arrangement. Hair naturally grows in clusters of one to four follicles. So we transplant grafts 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.

In addition, Dr. Carman continues, one 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.

abhrs_stacked_logo400Dr Carman sits on The Oral examination Committee of The American Board of Hair Restoration. He also shares his experience as a ISHRS Faculty Member instructing physicians seeking surgical training at the Beginner’s Workshop of 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 2014, Dr Carman was invited to present “The Art of Hair Restoration” at the Brazilian Society Of Hair Restoration‘s Annual meeting in Marasias, Brazil.

Dr. Reed has made presentations at the International Society’s annual meeting since 1999. He has also written a section about the evolution of his hair restoration methods in the 2004 edition of the definitive text for hair restoration, Hair Transplantation; Walter Unger, editor.

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.