North County’s premier clinic where you always see the Doctor!


Dr. Stanley is no longer accepting new patients.  She is shrinking her practice because life is short and you don’t get a do-over.  She is spending more time giving back to her community by volunteering regularly locally as well as nationally.  She is also pursuing painting, writing, learning to play the electric guitar and enjoying her journey as a mom.

At Ava Hair Restoration & Med Spa, you’re always seen and treated by a medical doctor.  We believe in providing great care in a positive and non-toxic environment ! Yes, we have patients that are models, actors, authors, doctors and otherwise well known. But we treat everyone with the same degree of great attention to detail and service.

You get great results and that’s why we have patients that travel to see us from all over the world (Australia, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Honduras, Japan, Nicaragua, Spain, Philippines, Thailand), and all over the country (AK, AZ, CO, CT, IL, LA, MD, PA,VA, WA,TX and Northern CA!).

We believe in giving back to our community as well as volunteering locally and nationally and regularly contribute to:

  • Aviara Oaks Middle School
  • Sage Creek High School
  • Carlsbad High School
  • Carlsbad Educational Foundation
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
  • Shriner’s Hospital
  • Food Allergy Research and Education
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • American Heart Association
  • American Lung Association
  • San Diego Humane Society
  • San Diego Animal Shelter
  • YMCA
  • Susan G Komen Breast Cancer
  • Support Foster Kids organizations
  • Salvation Army

dr-audrey-stanleyDr. Audrey Stanley, M.D., M.P.H., is founder and medical director of Ava Med Spa and Ava Hair Restoration. She is a  physician and surgeon with extensive knowledge in Cosmetic Dermatology, Hair Restoration Surgery and over 20 years experience. Her friendly and down to earth attitude makes people feel like they’ve known her for years. She is very personable, professional, and interested in establishing a relationship with each patient in order to recommend what is best for them.

She graduated from University of California, San Diego. She attended Yale University. She met her husband in Maryland and moved to Louisiana where she finished her training.

She relocated here 17 years ago to be closer to her mom who was battling with Alzheimer’s Disease. Her mom lost that battle in 2009. She is a mother to 2 girls and enjoys painting, gardening, reading, hiking, traveling and spending time with her family.

Dr. Stanley is on the cutting edge of new and innovative treatments for hair restoration. Mentored and trained in the art of hair transplants under the watchful eye of some of the best hair transplant surgeons in the world, and offered a position with a well-known hair restoration franchise. Instead, Dr. Stanley chose to remain independent in order to offer a more personal ’boutique’ clinic experience to her patients.

Dr. Audrey Stanley uses her talent and expertise to combine the art and science of hair restoration surgery to help her patients look and feel better about themselves.