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Dr. Timothy Carman

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    Dr. Timothy Carman
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  • Hair Transplant Clinic Name
    La Jolla Hair Restoration Medical Center
  • Primary Clinic Address
    6515 La Jolla Blvd
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    United States
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    La Jolla
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    (888) 818-LJHR; (858) 459-8600
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    Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation (FUT)
    Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
    Eyebrow Transplantation
    Prescriptions for Propecia
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  1. The challenge with this patient was a relatively low yielding donor and large area "needing" grafts. Appropriate placement of grafts in a design pattern that will mimic nature, while maximizing their full potential for growth as non-DHT-sensitive follicular units is a cornerstone in creating artwork that appears natural. 2291 FU grafts were harvested via a conservative strip excision procedure, which assures consistent high quality graft survival and growth for the long-term performance benchmark. The photos are from his 9 Month Post Op visit, wherein approximately 80% of the hair has gro
  2. This patient is a 54 YO male who presented with stabilized crown thinning, not on preventative medical therapy. Plan is to reconstruct the crown and add some density to the posterior midscalp. Total FU Grafts: 1576: 285 one's; 954 two's; 337 three's. Last two photos illustrate typical donor closure result utilizing simple plastics closure.
  3. History: This patient is a pleasant 29 year old male who experienced thinning of his fronto-temporal hairline since the age of 20. He is generally very healthy, with no medical history or previous surgeries. He has become progressively more and more pre-occupied with his hair loss as it has affected his self-esteem, limiting his social activities. The frontal thinning becomes especially apparent after exercise, as the thinning becomes more noticeable when his hair is wet. His family history is significant for fronto-temporal thinning in a similar pattern in his father, 64, that has progressed
  4. This patient is a 36 year old male with loss of definition of the frontal hairline and frontal forelock density. Our plan was to recreate a delicate, healthy appearing hairline that will stand the test of time as he continues to lose subsequent hair due to MPHL. His FU grafts were harvested by strip so as to guarantee long lasting, natural results. His donor scar, which is shown in the last photo, shows typical results of conservative surgical plastic closure technique.
  5. This gentleman is a 54 YO male with MPHL affecting his frontal hairline, frontal forelock, midscalp and crown area. His donor area presented a challenge as his donor reserves are less than most men due to a tight scalp and low density of FU's. Average density in most men's donor is about 85-90 FU/cm2. This patient has a density of about 65-70.cm2. It is especially important in cases where donor numbers are low to not "dilute" the effect of the grafting by trying to spread the available supply over too large an area. This is a challenge when that recipient area is large. This case shows the cri
  6. Patient is a pleasant 64 yo male who presents with thinning and temporal recession of the hair line as well as midscalp and crown thinning. Patient underwent traditional strip donor harvest which yielded 2745 FU grafts. He presents at 14 months post op very happy with his result. Note the last couple of photos which demonstrate the very minimal effect a properly planned and executed strip donor harvest can and should achieve.
  7. Patient is a 25 YO male experiencing MPHL affecting the frontal hair line. A conservative hairline was recreated utilizing 1498 FU grafts obtained from a conservative donor strip closed utilizing time-honored plastic surgery closure technique. Donor scar appearance is shown at the 14 month post op mark.
  8. This patient is a 32 YO male who experienced loss of definition of the frontal hairline which is consistent with his fathers pattern. There is no family history nor clinical evidence in this patient of crown thinning. Two procedures of 1601 FU grafts and 1609 FU grafts were performed a year apart, to obtain the final hairline shape, location and density. Graft design pattern and robust long term growth were achieved from conservative donor strip harvest, leaving the cosmetic quality in the donor virtually unchanged.
  9. Countinghair- As Harin says, waaaay too early to see anything except the way your scalp looked prior to the transplant. All the hair fibers have been ejected, the follicles are resting, and only a few will begin growing at about month 3 post procedure, then a few more at month 4, etc etc, until roughly only about 50-60% have started to grow at the end of month six. We tell our patients to wait until about 14 months to assess the overall results, as the last group of transplanted follicles that just begin to grow at post op month 12 need a couple of months to gain length and mature. Hope this
  10. NewHare- Scar revision can be successful, but that success is individualized and also very dependent upon how many previous procedures have been performed. That option should be available in any State of the Art surgical practice, given an experienced surgeon. As for the trychophytic closure, IMHO that closure was more of a trend to address poor technique which characterized well-intentioned but less than Standard of Care donor closures. Adherence to sound plastic surgery techniques when harvesting and especially closing the donor area virtually eliminates the need for any type of tricophytic
  11. Patient is a 26 yo male with MPHL manifested as a loss of frontal hairline, frontal forelock, crown and midscalp density. The hairline was recreated in a conservative design, frontal forelock and midscalp density were addressed, and the crown underwent a conservative reconstruction. Total FU grafts used: 3092. Donor and graft quality preserved using "FUT" excision.
  12. Transhair- In general, folliculitis as a clinical entity generally will occur over a larger area of grafts. There is a band of erythema (redness) along the hairline which is suspicious, yet the singular area depicted appears isolated to some extent. These singular localized infections typically respond to warm moist compresses for resolution. Never squeeze those puppies!. If there is a global folliculitis present, that would be an indication for antibiotic treatment. Your surgeon is the best judge, of course.
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