“How does one say thank you when they have been given their greatest desire. Words cannot express how very much I appreciate what you have done for me. You are a blessing that will bring self-esteem back to a lot of women who have been watching their beauty slowly slip away. Never forget that you are the best.” – C.P.

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Becoming educated about hair transplant surgery will make it easier to engage Dr. Kolstad in important conversations about your options. State-of-the-art techniques including FUE and Neograft have revolutionized hair restoration.  During your consultation, Dr. Kolstad can present all available options including medical and nonsurgical.   Communicating your desired outcomes as well as voicing any concerns will allow the doctor to discuss if your goals are realistic and attainable.

A good surgeon will be available for you. Dr. Kolstad is personally available 24 hours a day to answer questions and concerns. “When a patient calls after hours, they do not get an answering service. They have an option to talk to me personally. If someone is worried after surgery, I want to be there to reassure and manage their concerns” he says.


Dr. Christopher Kolstad, MD, is considered one of San Diego’s best Hair Transplant Surgeons. He has performed or assisted thousands of facial plastic procedures and has studied extensively with two world-renowned leaders and former presidents of the Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has received many awards for research and clinical teaching and has published multiple articles and textbook chapters on facial plastic surgery.

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Dr. Kolstad is a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon and has extensive training in hair restoration.  He believes his background in facial plastic surgery allows him to achieve more natural and meticulously created hair transplant results.   Using state-of-the-art FUE hair restoration techniques including the Neograft allows Dr. Kolstad to minimize incisions and downtime. He prides himself on staying one step ahead of the game and will bring the newest techniques and procedures to his practice in La Jolla.



At Kolstad Hair Restoration, our philosophy is about making our patients happy, plain and simple.

All too often we have seen unfortunate cosmetic surgery results where the person doesn’t end up looking younger or better—but rather different. “Plastic surgery should not look plastic,” he says. The goal of every hair transplant in San Diego is to achieve the best result without any telltale signs of having had surgery.

Dr. Kolstad will meet each patient for an initial consultation since every individual will have different cosmetic surgery goals, as well as different characteristics. During your consultation, you will be given time to identify areas that you are seeking improvement. Dr. Kolstad will listen to your concerns about treatments and how they affect your identity.

Once your goals and concerns have been identified, Dr. Kolstad will guide you through a treatment strategy and allow you to choose which is best for you. He will not assume a paternalistic role and will never impose upon the patient.

Dr. Kolstad believes that every single procedure, large or small, must be unique and reflect the individuality of the patient. There is no one result fits all philosophy here. Dr. Kolstad will offer an array of hair restoration options and procedures to get you looking, and feeling your best.


La Jolla Hair Transplant Surgeon Dr. Kolstad is dedicated to giving help where help is needed most. His passion is repairing congenital disfigurements in children who have no access to medical care. His extensive travels with surgical missions have brought him to the other side of the world and back.

“There is no better feeling than giving a few days of my time to make a lifetime of difference to these beautiful children and their families,” he says.

“With every trip, I hear new heart-wrenching stories that give me a lifetime of reasons to return. On my most recent trip to Ecuador, I listened to a 12-year-old girl tell a story that put tears in every eye of the 100 person audience.

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Dr. Kolstad is a fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon and a member of American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is double board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology, one of the oldest medical specialties in the United States.

Dr. Kolstad has traveled the country in educational pursuit. His undergraduate studies brought him to Madison, where he graduated with Honors from the University of Wisconsin. In addition to his double major, Dr. Kolstad was awarded several academic distinctions including selection to the Dean’s List and Sophomore Honors recognition.

He was offered the Robert McDaniel, Lawless Presidential and POEP scholarships to attend the Texas Tech School of Medicine. While pursuing his doctorate of medicine, Dr. Kolstad graduated near the top of his class earning him recognition in the Alpha Omega Alpha national honor society.

Throughout his medical career, Dr. Kolstad has trained and worked with leaders in facial plastic surgery. He completed a residency in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery at the University of California – Davis. At this authority of facial plastic surgery, he trained under world-renowned leaders in the field including the former president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Jonathan M. Sykes. While in training, he received many awards for research and clinical teaching, and he published multiple articles and textbook chapters on facial plastic surgery.

Following residency, he was offered one of the most exclusive fellowships in Facial Plastic Surgery. In New York, Dr. Kolstad trained under the world-renowned Vito C. Quatela. He received training in state-of-the-art hair transplant techniques by one of the best hair transplant surgeons in the world.  As a fellow, he continued to be a prolific writer, writing additional book chapters and continuing important research in facial plastic surgery.