Dr. Timothy Carman Coalition of Independant Hair Restoration Physicians Membership Criteria La Jolla Hair Restoration Medical Center
Dr. Timothy Carman
Address: 6515 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla
California
92037
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Phone: 1-888-818-LJHR
(858) 459-8600
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Hair Restoration Services offered
Ultra Refined
Follicular unit hair transplantation
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
Prescriptions for Propecia
Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)
PRP Hair Loss Treatments
Free in-depth consultations


Hobbies:
Painting
Skiing
Sculpting
Writing Music
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Dr. Timothy Carman performs large sessions of ultra refined follicular unit transplantation with excellent results

Dr. Timothy Carman practices all the latest techniques such as Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), PRP Hair Loss Therapy and Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) and Follicular Unit Strip Surgery (FUSS). Male and female patients at La Jolla Hair Restoration now have more options than ever.

Dr. Carman has a strong background in plastic surgery and trained intensively with former Coalition member Dr. Bill Reed (now retired) during his one year fellowship in hair transplantation. Dr. Reed was very impressed with Dr. Carman's ethics and final results and invited him to join his clinic.

Dr. Timothy Carman is a skilled surgeon with an artist's eye that provides his patients with both natural looking and dense hair transplant results. He performs surgical hair restoration at his clinic exclusively and maintains a "patient first" philosophy by operating on only one patient per day. As a surgical practice, Dr. Carman feels that integriy is the cornerstone of an effective medical practice. Dr. Carman describes a successful hair transplant as "The Artful Expressoin of Modern Surgical Techniques". Thus, he combines his years of worldwide hair transplant experience with his aristry in order to provide his patients with the very best results.

Dr. Carman's hair transplant procedure is virtually undetectable and stands up over time. He uses advanced techniques so his patients can avoid being spotted and enjoy a natural and dense looking head of hair that mimics nature. The La Jolla Hair Restoration promise is to provide patients with a level of artistry uncommon in the hair transplant profession, with the results that will substantially improve the quality of each patient's life.

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Dr. Carman puts the patient’s best interest above technical dogma, as evidenced by his compassion and commitment to the practice of hair restoration surgery. Dr. Carman's passion for great work and patients is also evident in his active participation on the Hair Transplant Network discussion forum. Dr. Carman also has a strong interest in painting and sculpting. His eye for design and careful attention to detail is evident in the hairline and crown patterns he creates for his patients.

Dr. Carman creates tiny incisions using the latest techniques in order to mimic the natural angulation and direction of the patient's hair. Given Dr. Carman's experience and artistry, he can easily work around existing hair without requiring shaving.

Dr. Carman is a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and is also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons (ASHRS).

Dr. Carman sits on the Board of Directors of The American Board of Hair Restoration Surgeons (ABHRS), and is a member of the ABHRS Ethics committee and Oral Examination Committee. As chairman of the ABHRS Recertification Exam Committee, he is directly responsible for creating and updating the ABHRS recertification exam. The American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery is internationally recognized as the only board certification focusing on hair restoration surgery for physicians worldwide. Every surgeon that is recognized as a Diplomate has participated and shown proficiency in both extensive written and oral examinations, each of which is statistically validated with regard to their ability to discriminate between those whose practice habits were consistent with safe, aesthetically sensitive hair restoration surgery.

Dr. Timothy Carman, his surgical technique, and patient results were carefully reviewed by our patient based online hair loss community. To view the highlights of this review, click here.

To learn more about Dr. Timothy Carman, visit their hair restoration website.

Hair Loss Photos and Results

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1570
Hair Loss Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3092
Hair Loss Class: 3
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3757
Hair Loss Class: 6
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3088
Hair Loss Class: 5A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2184
Hair Loss Class: 3V
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3217
Hair Loss Class: 3A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 2
Grafts: 5854
Hair Loss Class: 5A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2699
Hair Loss Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 4555
Hair Loss Class: 3A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2017
Hair Loss Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2424
Hair Loss Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2423
Hair Loss Class: 5A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1983
Hair Loss Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2424
Hair Loss Class: 4A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2400
Hair Loss Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2375
Hair Loss Class: 5V
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 2
Grafts: 2510
Hair Loss Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 912
Hair Loss Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3583
Hair Loss Class: 3A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1500
Hair Loss Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3458
Female Transplant
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2098
Female Transplant
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3106
Hair Loss Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2948
Hair Loss Class: 3V
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3027
Hair Loss Class: 3
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1870
Hair Loss Class: 2A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 650
Female Transplant
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2402
Hair Loss Class: 2A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1848
Hair Loss Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2373
Hair Loss Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1275
Hair Loss Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2742
Hair Loss Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 4241
Hair Loss Class: 3
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2176
Hair Loss Class: 5A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3099
Hair Loss Class: 5A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3770
Hair Loss Class: 4A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3300
Hair Loss Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2341
Hair Loss Class: 5A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2742
Total Hairs: 4576
Hair Loss Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2063
Total Hairs: 3660
Hair Loss Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1523
Hair Loss Class: 3V
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2032
Hair Loss Class: 3A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1477
Hair Loss Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3106
Hair Loss Class: 6
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2084
Hair Loss Class: 2A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2100
Hair Loss Class: 3
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1966
Hair Loss Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2757
Hair Loss Class: 3V
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2893
Total Hairs: 5262
Hair Loss Class: 3
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2207
Total Hairs: 4192
Hair Loss Class: 3V
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1929
Hair Loss Class: 3V
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2300
Hair Loss Class: 3V
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2176
Hair Loss Class: 5
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Hair Loss Patient
Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2015
Hair Loss Class: 3V
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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1848 Grafts - Dr. Timothy Carman Review at La Jolla Hair Restoration in San Diego - 11/5/2012.

Forum member "jes45468" shares his hair transplant experience with Dr. Timothy Carman.

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Incredible 5 month result from Dr. Carman - 1/9/2012.

"folliclehero" presents his impressive 5 months results with Dr. Carman.

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In Person Hair Restoration Video Interviews

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Quality and Experience at Dr. Carman's Hair Transplant Clinic
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Treating Hair Loss Medically and via Surgical Hair Restoration
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Natural and Dense Hair Transplants
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Getting the Best Hair Transplant Results
In this hair transplant video interview, Coalition hair restoration physician Dr. Timothy Carman discusses what it takes at his clinic to get only the best hair transplant results....
Hair Transplant Doctor Patient Relationship
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Happy Hair Transplant Patients
In this hair transplant video interview, Coalition hair restoration physician Dr. Timothy Carman discusses the satisfaction of his patients after their hair replacement results grow...
Impressive Hair Transplant Patient Transformations
In this hair transplant video interview, Coalition hair restoration physician Dr. Timothy Carman shares real patient testimonies and their impressive hair transplantation transformations....
Artistry and Hair Transplantation
In this hair transplant video interview, Coalition hair restoration physician Dr. Timothy Carman discusses the artistry of hair transplantation and achieving only the best hair replacement...
How Dr. Timothy Carman became a Hair Transplant Surgeon
In this hair transplant video interview, Coalition hair restoration physician Dr. Timothy Carman discusses his medical background and how he became a hair transplant surgeon.
Selecting a Quality Hair Transplant Physician
In this hair transplant video interview, Coalition hair restoration physician Dr. Timothy Carman provides tips to hair loss sufferers considering hair transplantation on selecting...
Addressing a Patient's Hair Restoration Needs
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Hair Loss Articles Published on our Hair Loss Q&A website.


Where Can I Get a Hair Transplant Strip Scar Revision? - 4/1/2016.

Hair transplant strip scar revision can be successful, but that success is individualized and also very dependent upon how many previous procedures have been performed.

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Why Don’t I See Any Hair Growth Almost Two Months after Hair Transplant Surgery? - 3/19/2016.

Way too early to see anything except the way your scalp looked prior to the transplant.

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Staples Causing Pain and Scalp Tightness after Follicular Unit Strip Hair Transplant? - 1/23/2014.

Staples by far are the most uncomfortable type of closure for the follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS) patient.

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Will Smoking Cigarettes After Hair Transplant Surgery Negatively Affect the Results? - 6/18/2013.

Has anyone ever seen the disheveled homeless gent on the street, in obvious poor health, with a great head of hair? Yes.

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Shock Loss after Hair Transplant Surgery: When Does Hair Regrow? - 4/5/2013.

Hair loss due to shock loss will start to return around month 3 to 4 and will continue over the next 8-10 months in a gradual fashion, in the same manner as the transplanted follicles.

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Shock Loss after Hair Transplant Surgery: When Does Hair Regrow? - 4/5/2013.

Hair loss due to shock loss will start to return around month 3 to 4 and will continue over the next 8-10 months in a gradual fashion, in the same manner as the transplanted follicles.

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Dr. Timothy Carman Speaks on Today’s Natural and Dense Hair Transplants - 9/17/2011.

In this hair transplant video interview, hair restoration physician Dr. Timothy Carman discusses why today’s state of the art hair transplantation can achieve a natural and dense result.

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Are Hair Transplants an Option for Young Men with Advanced Hair Loss? - 7/14/2011.

From your photos, I would concur that you appear to be heading toward advanced hair loss as you age. At 21, and with this advanced degree of balding, it is my opinion that you are too young for a hair transplant procedure.

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How Can I Minimize Scarring after Hair Transplant Surgery? - 6/28/2011.

The reality of scar formation is that it is most dependent on two things which are actually out of your control. The first is how aggressive the hair restoration surgeon is in taking the donor strip. The wider the strip (taller), the more tension on the closure and the greater the chance of scar formation.

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Sore, Red Bumps on Scalp After Hair Transplant Surgery - 2/3/2011.

Most likely, it is due to either new hairs emerging (which can occur from 3 months to 12 months post-operatively, and usually last no more than 1 week each), or ingrown hairs (same time period, but may last much longer/become chronic).

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What are My Options after a Bad Hair Transplant? - 12/23/2010.

The work that was done, although certainly not stellar, would appear to fall within the category of “standard of care”, so the “suing” issue I believe may be a waste of time. The overall result wherein the follicular unit grafts are placed

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Can Hair Transplantation Give Me Back My Teenage Hairline? - 7/10/2010.

Given your age, and your family history of balding, I personally would not perform hair transplant surgery in your case. While you indeed feel that you “won’t care” as it were to “wear a hair system” or you’ll “take your chances” later on down the road, I feel quite strongly that one of my roles as a physician is to first and foremost “do no harm.”

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More Hair Transplants After Depleting the Donor Hair Supply? - 11/5/2009.

One of the issues to be addressed in the initial hair restoration consult, and, in my honest opinion, the most critical concept, is the surgical plan created by the physician in conjunction with the patients’ age, degree of hair loss, donor supply, scalp laxity, and genetic background (familial history); all in an effort to “predict” the future hair loss pattern for that individual. Ideally...

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Are Hair Transplant Megasessions Safe? - 9/28/2009.

In general, the maximum amount of donor grafts available in any one hair transplant session is dependent upon three factors: 1) The patient’s hair density in the donor area; 2) The length of the strip removed; and 3) The width of the strip removed. Number one, the patients density (average = 100 FU/cm2), is what it is- this factor is beyond the surgeons/clinics control. If this number is 110 or 120 FU/cm2, the total amount of potential grafts available can dramatically increase...

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Hair Loss and Thinning from Crash Diet Weight Loss? - 6/18/2009.

What you are describing is classic for symptoms of telogen effluvium - which refers to a temporary hair shedding related to some type of “stressor” - in your case, caloric restriction or “crash diet”. The natural hair growth cycle as it relates to this, and as observed when we perform hair transplants, is that, after the “stressor”, the follicles goes into a resting phase that lasts three months. Also, this “three month window” is also a pertinent time line one sees for...

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Can Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Increase Hair Growth from Hair Transplant Surgery? - 3/18/2009.

The main use for these agents is in the area where hair flaps are created, which is generally not a feature of most of today’s hair restoration procedures. As from the article cited: “The potential advantages of the use of such substances include prevention of hematoma, reduction in surgical time, elimination of the need for drains, reduction of tension on flaps, and shorter recovery times. These 20 cosmetic surgery cases involving the creation of skin flaps demonstrate that autologous fibrin glue is effective in sealing capillary beds during the surgery and...

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Can Topical Fluridil Block DHT and Stop Hair Loss? - 3/7/2009.

Without going into too great a detail, topical Fluridil preparation acts topically to inhibit the effects of DHT on the hair follicle. Current studies show that, similar to finasteride, there is an increase in the total percentage of hair in the active (anagen) verses resting (catagen) stage (from 76% to 87% at nine months). I happen to personally know the clinical investigators (Dr. M Sovak, UCSD) and the clinical research facility (UCSD). Their results are clinically significant, and their research work and ethics are highly respected in the scientific research community.

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Can a Hair Transplant Be Spotted? - 2/16/2009.

In state of the art follicular unit transplantation procedures, even we surgeons can have a hard time differentiating transplanted grafts from native hair. The “tip-off”, in actuality, isn’t really the difference between the actual look of the hair itself, or the base of the shaft, etc; rather it is the “gestalt” or background against which the transplanted graft occurs.

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Is Topical Propecia and Effective Hair Loss Treatment? - 2/11/2009.

Actually Propecia (finasteride) is not the DHT blocker alluded to in most hair loss discussions. A per Dr. Lindsey, Propecia (finasteride) would not have an effect topically. There is a hair loss drug currently available for use in Europe which is a topical agent which blocks DHT called Fluridil. It has shown promise, but for me the jury is still out. Another link of well respected journal that published the findings at Dermatologic Surgery can be found...

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Does More Than One Hair Transplant Mean Multiple Scars? - 1/8/2009.

If the previous donor hair was taken in a much lower position on the scalp than is the usual case (NOT a common occurrence), it may not be prudent to attempt to remove the first donor scar as the re-occurrence rate and/or development of an even wider scar in that area is a very real possibility. In general, amongst experienced hair restoration surgeons who are current in their techniques, there should be...

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“Wispy” and Lifeless Hair 5 Months After a Hair Transplant - Is This Normal? - 12/29/2008.

Newly transplanted hair typically grows in with less caliber at the start, so remain optimistic and continue to be the ”patient” patient as you have been. 5 months out from hair restoration surgery is definitely too early and yes, you should continue to see increased density with more time.

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Why Graft and Hair Counts are Both Important in Hair Restoration Surgery - 8/20/2008.

In my opinion, both are relevant. Hair graft counts alone can be misleading, as follows. Say a hair restoration patient has 1000 follicular units available in the donor area. When trimmed to their naturally occurring groupings (true follicular unit grafts of 1’s, 2’s, 3’s and 4’s), they will average 2 hairs per follicular unit. This will yield 2000 hairs as per my example. Now one can cut each and every follicular unit down to one hair grafts, and if a hair restoration physician were to do that, you would have 2000 grafts. This would be labeled as a “2000 graft case”, when, in fact, a surgeon is moving the same amount of hair mass in both instances.

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