“What I enjoy about dermatology is that you can see the results. There’s an art to it and I probably enjoy the artistic element more than anything. It is rewarding to help people improve their self-esteem as well as feel better physically”

Timothy Jochen, M.D.

Dr. Timothy Jochen founded Contour Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Center and the specialized Laser Center at Contour Dermatology in 2001 with the mission of helping people maintain a vibrant appearance and feel great about their skin. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and is trained in the latest techniques in dermatology, cosmetic surgery and hair restoration/transplantation.

Dr. Jochen specializes in Mohs Surgery for skin cancer removal, facial rejuvenation including cosmetic laser technology, Botox® and facial fillers, soft tissue augmentation, leg and facial vein treatment, tumescent liposuction and hair restoration/transplants.

He is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and he has been named “Teacher of the Year” several times.

Dr. Jochen also regularly gives lectures about medical and cosmetic dermatology locally, nationally and internationally.

Dermatological services provided at Dr. Jochen’s Contour Dermatology include Botox injections, Restylane, hair treatment and hair transplants, procedures for wrinkles and droopy eyes and treatments for carcinoma and other skin cancers. Contour Dermatology is located in Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage and La Quinta in Riverside County, CA.

Dr. Jochen loves to travel and has almost completed his bucket list of exploring every continent. Compared to everywhere he’s traveled to, his home in the Desert is his favorite place to be. He loves physical activity and hikes or goes skiing as often as he can. Dr. Jochen loves adventure, art, architecture, and his home in the Coachella Valley where he donates to many organizations and tries to stay involved in the community, but he loves nothing more than his family and spending time with his daughter, Ashley.

Contour Dermatology is one of the top facial filler providers in the nation. We are excited to announce that Dr. Jochen has again been named a “Best of” among the Best of the Valley contest of The Desert Sun.Dr. Jochen is a ‘Top Doctor’ in Palm Springs Life for 5 years running and has been voted ‘Best of the Valley’ for ‘Best Physician’ the last 3 years!


5 Star Review ~ Yelp
Dr. Jochen and every single one of his office staff are kind, attentive, and knowledgeable. I have gone to Contour for years and have always had the best experiences and results. Immaculate offices (Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, and Palm Springs) and they’re quick at sending me to a room to be seen and patient with answering any questions I may have. Dr. Jochen is an artist and a master at his craft. I have never and will never go anyplace else. ~ Kelley C. – Palm Desert

5 Star Review ~ Yelp
Dr. Jochen and his staff are very professional and friendly. Dr. Jochen spent quality time with me explaining the prodecure and the next steps. He had excellant ‘bed side manners’ and made me feel like I was the only patient in the clinic. During my second visit to remove the cancer he chatted easily to keep me distracted and in no time we were done and I was off to finish my day. I would recommend Dr. Jochen and Contour Dermatology to my friends and family. ~ Tamera G. – Palm Desert


Medical School – Internal Medicine

Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA.

SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY. – Distinction in Research

Residency – Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery

Tulane University Affiliated Hospitals, New Orleans, LA.

Internship – Department of Dermatology, Clinical Research Associate

Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA.


California, Nevada, Louisiana, and Mississippi

Hospital Affiliations

Desert Regional Hospital, Staff Physician, Palm Springs, CA

Eisenhower Medical Center, Staff Physician, Rancho Mirage, CA

Academic Affiliations

University of Southern California, Clinical Professor, Los Angeles, CA 2001-present

University of California San Francisco, Clinical Professor, San Francisco, CA 2000-2000

Professional Memberships

Dr. Jochen is certified by The American Board of DermatologyAmerican Board of Dermatology Certified

American Academy of Dermatology American Academy of Dermatology

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

American Society for Mohs Surgery American Society for Mohs Surgery

American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery


American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery

International Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons

American Society for Cosmetic Dermatology and Esthetic Surgery

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery

American Medical Association; California Medical Association