Celebrities and Their New Hair

All over the world, there are a few men and women, we always look up to, because they have achieved so much in life. This is most visible in the world of entertainment and sports, because these men and women, catapult us to a world that we might not be able to see every day. National and international sporting stars not only give us a reason to cheer for your own country, but also for hard work and talent. Similarly, stars of the big as well as small screen allow us to dream about worlds that might not even exist in reality.
However, we need to realise that even celebrities are human beings and often undergo the same type of problems that we go through, including hair loss. But given that their appearance plays a great role in their success, these celebrities will try to cover up their baldness, as soon as possible and as effectively as possible too. While many celebrities have tried to keep their hair transplants under wraps, there are many who have spoken about it openly and some have even advertised the places, where they have gotten their procedures done.

Here is why celebrities have hair fall?

Almost all celebrities follow a strict diet and ensure that they work out on a regular basis, in order to maintain how their body looks. However, the same diet and work out could actually spell disappear with hair, because when the body does not get sufficient nutrients and there is too much testosterone in the body, due to the workouts, hair will fall. In addition, there is the usage of a lot of hair care products, many of which contain harmful chemicals that damage the hair follicles.
It is also important to understand that most celebrities spend most of their time either under harsh lights or the harsh sun, both of which can damage the hair, beyond repair. Actors also have to have their hair coloured, blow dried, straightened, crimped or curled for their roles, all of which spell trouble for their tresses. Then there is the fact that they often don’t get enough sleep or rest, both of which are actually essential for healthy hair.
In this article, we will take a look at some of the most famous names from the world of entertainment as well as sports, who have undergone hair transplant or restoration procedures.

Let’s start with the Indian entertainment industry:

  • Salman Khan – Perhaps one of the biggest names in the Indian movie industry, Salman reportedly headed to Dubai to get his hair transplant done and hide the seemingly obvious bald patch on his head.Salman Khan Hair Transplant Before and After
  • Sanjay Dutt – It is said that Dutt’s career had started taking a hit, because of his depleting hair, which is why he underwent a hair restoration surgery and now is back to having a head full of hair.
  • Govinda – In his heydays, Govinda was known to have great looking hair, however, with age, came hair fall, and in order to keep his own screen persona going strong, he had to undergo the procedure.Govinda Hair Transplant Before and After
  • Aditya Pancholi – Although he started off as the lead for several Hindi movies, he eventually moved onto being the baddie. However, knowing that even baddies need hair on their head, Pancholi needed to undergo a restoration process to make sure he looked great on screen.aditya pancholi hair transplant
  • Himesh Reshammiya – Although he started off as a musician, composing music for numerous movies, he recently shifted gears to acting. And before making the shift, he also ensured that his hair went back to looking lush.
  • Abhijeet Bhattacharya – He is a renowned singer in not only in the Hindi music industry, but also Bengali movie industry. His receding hairline was suddenly replaced by a full head of hair, indicating a hair restoration surgery.

Salman Khan Hair Transplant Before and After

Now let’s move onto the world of sports, where not only Indian but also international stars have undergone hair transplants:

  • David Beckham – Perhaps the most renowned names in the world of sports and considered a god in the football world, Beckham also has the added pressure of looking good, because he is married to Victoria, former Spice Girl. When he noticed that his hair was not looking great anymore, he headed for a restoration procedure.
  • Sourav Ganguly – The former captain of the Indian cricket team might have had a great time on the field, but things were not all hunky dory in the hair department, which is why he chose to get some professional help.
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  • Shane Warne – The Australian fast bowler was also losing his hair fast and the hair plugs that he initially chose were more than obvious. He then decided on the more natural and undetectable procedure to ensure he looked good on and off screen.
  • Virender Sehwag – One of the finest opening batsmen the Indian team has ever known, Sehwag started losing hair at an early age, which is perhaps why he opted for a transplant surgery.
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  • Wayne Rooney – This football star has undergone hair transplant and a look at the before and after pictures makes the change reasonably clear.
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  • Kyran Bracken – This rugby star has not only gotten a hair transplant, but has also spoken openly about the same.

Finally, moving onto the international arena of entertainment, which includes not only stars of the big screen, but also of the small one:

  • Matthew McConaughey – Recent Academy Award winner, McConaughey still has the charming smile and adorable accent, however, his hair needed help and given that he is constantly in the limelight, a transplant seemed like the right choice.
    Matthew McConaughey hair transplant
  • John Travolta – Travolta has been around for almost for ever, starting with his signature dance moves in Saturday Night Fever and Grease to serious movies such as Face Off and Swordfish. While his acting has rarely needed help, his hair looked like they did and help they got.
  • Nicolas Cage – John Travolta’s co-star from Face Off, the supremely talented Nicholas Cage too needed help with his hair and by looking at the present situation, looks like he got it.
  • Mel Gibson – Mel Gibson is one of the most well recognised faces from Hollywood and most of us have enjoyed his performance in movies like What Women Want, The Patriot, Braveheart and Lethal Weapon. When he started noticing his hair loss, he knew that the only way to maintain his position in the world of glamour was to get a transplant.
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  • Al Pacino – Starting his career in the late 1960s, Al Pacino gained success and popularity with his role of Michael Corleone in the Godfather movies. He went on to give us numerous more movies such as Scent of a Woman, Donnie Brasco and Ocean’s Thirteen. Although, he has not spoken openly about it, photos do seem to indicate that he has undergone a hair transplant.
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  • Sylvester Stallone – The action superstar might have given some of the biggest movie hits of all times, including Rocky and Rambo, but his hair unfortunately did not stand the test of time, requiring some medical attention.
  • Sean Penn – Most famous for his role in I Am Sam, Sean Penn too seemed troubled by his hair fall. However, the same seems to have been controlled by a hair restoration expert.
  • Kevin Costner – Kevin Costner has earned fans all over the world with his performance in movies such The Bodyguard, Dances with the Wolves and For the Love of the Game. But his hair did not show the same loyalty as his fans, which is why he needed to get some medical assistance.
  • Jude Law – Jude Law has won several awards for his performances and his performance in movies such as The Talented Mr. Ripley, Road to Perdition, Cold Mountain and Sherlock Holmes has won much accolades. A look at his before and recent photos will reveal that there is a definite growth in his hairline.
  • Brendan Fraser – While Fraser might have battled mummies and demons on screen, when it came to his hair, it was like he was fighting a losing battle. In the end, he needed some medical intervention to get his hair back to looking normal.
  • Ben Affleck – This super talented actor and director might still be one of the best looking men in the international movie industry, but his hair has gotten some expert help.
  • Jon Cryer – Best known for his role of Alan Harper in Two and a Half Men, Cryer had gone almost bald. However, now his hair is suddenly looking lush and full again, indicating to only one thing – a hair transplant procedure.
    JOHN-CRYER hair transplant
  • Hugh Laurie – Synonymous with his character of a dark and cynical doctor in House MD, Laurie had hair related issues too, which is perhaps why he considered it most wise to simply get a hair restoration process done.
    Hugh Laurie hair transplant
  • Steve Carell – The funny man of the small and big screens, Carell might not be talking openly about his hair loss, but his photos seem to be telling a different story altogether.
    steve carell hair transplant
  • Gordon Ramsay – Perhaps one of the most renowned chefs of the modern world, Gordon has become a regular face on television because of his numerous television shows. The constant attention probably made him realise that his receding hairline would need attention too and thankfully he got the same in time.
  • Bono – One of the most iconic singers of the generation, Bono has obviously undergone hair transplant, because his pictures taken a few years back and the current ones, reveal his secret.
  • Elton John – The legendary singer, whose tribute to the late princess Diana still resounds in our minds, was going bald quite quickly. However, timely intervention and a talented hair restoration surgeon made sure that Mr. John still looks good.
  • Joey Fatone – Once a part of N’Sync, Fatone is now a solo singer and has even acted in a few movies. However, he had no issues in getting a hair transplant and even talking openly about it. As a matter of fact, he has even advertised for the brand that conducted his hair restoration.
    Joey Fatone hair transplant
  • AJ McLean – AJ had gotten a lot of attention during his Backstreet Boys days, but once his heydays were over, it looked like his hair days too were coming to an end. He is one of the few celebrities who have not tried to hide his hair transplant.
    AJ McLean hair transplant
  • Akshay Khanna – When he first burst on the scene, almost every girl was swooning over his cute smile and his adorable dimple. The fact that he could act as well, proved to be the cherry on the icing. However, his hair and career started to go downhill really soon, which is why perhaps he decided to get a hair transplant, in a bid to revive his professional life.akshaye-khanna-before after
  • Akshay Kumar – As age started catching up with this ‘Khiladi’, he realised that his body was beginning to show the same. A strict diet and exercise regime ensured that Akshay Kumar maintained his body, but his hair needed a little more help, which is why he got some hair colouring as well as hair weaving, which has breathed a new lease of life to the way he looks on screen. 
  • Tamil actor Vijay – Better known as Ilayathalapathy, Vijay has ruled the hearts of Tamil cinema audiences for several years. However, after his interesting hairstyles in his most recent outing Theri, Vijay started having trouble regaining his normal hair. This is when he decided that the only way back to winning even more hearts with his chocolate boy looks, would be through a hair transplant. 
  • Mammootty – If you say Muhammad Kutty Ismail Paniparambil, chances are that most people will not be able to identify the person, but the moment you say Mammootty, the image of one of the biggest stars of the South Indian movie industry flashes in front of your eyes. Even though he might not look the age, he is nearing 65, which is that time of life, when your hair starts to bid farewell. There are rumours that Mammootty has undergone a hair transplant, although he himself is not one to admit to the same.
  • Mohanlal – Perhaps one of the biggest names in the south Indian movie industry, Mohanlal has been around for close to four decades and in the years that he has been around, not only has he played innumerable memorable characters but also garnered some of the biggest honours in the country. However, even all this success was not able to stop his hair loss, which is why it is rumoured that he had undergone a hair transplant. The fact that he still has a generous amount of hair on his head, despite being in his late 50s, could be proof of the pudding!

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Que: Doctor, I would like to know if there are any special foods or vitamins that I should take to improve my hair growth after my FUE procedure. My FUE procedure was done 15 days back and I really want to see my hair grow really well.

Ans: In most cases, you will not require any medicines to help hair that has been transplanted, although a healthy and well balanced diet will always be suggested. However, there is nothing wrong in taking supplements such as anti-oxidants, Biotin, vitamin D, iron, vitamin B and proteins, as these are required for healthy hair growth. It would also be advisable that you not undergo any crash diets, because that will suck away the natural nourishment from your body. You could also ask your doctor about Minoxidil and Finasteride.

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Dr. Kapil Dua, from AK Clinics, President of AHRS India, recently delivered a talk in the 1st scientific meeting of Taiwan Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. He was the only Indian Hair Transplant Surgeon invited as a faculty there. He spoke on the topic of “ Tips & Tricks in FUE Hair transplant surgery.” He highlighted the various intricacies developed by the author and also how people are being solicited by false propaganda of unlimited hair being taken out from the scalp by FUE technique. He shared that in the long term the conservative approach should only be for doing hair transplants. He also spoke on the topic of Body hair transplantation in which he mentioned how to use the hair from the body parts like beard and chest to cover the areas of the scalp. He was then honored and given a token of appreciation for his contribution as a Guest Speaker for the FUE technique in the conference.

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The World Congress of Cosmetic Dermatology 2017 (WCOCD), which was held in the beautiful city of Bengaluru from the 4th of May to the 6th of May, saw doctors from all over the world congregating to discuss not only how to improve skin conditions, but also every other topic related to the same. So whether it was body hair transplant or PRP therapy, cryolipolysis or endoscopic facelift, there were innumerable topics that were handled and discussed during the three daylong conference.


The event was designed in such a manner that there was a lot for the participants to look forward to. There were master classes, multiple workshops, instructional as well as video courses on offer. In addition, there were also several opportunities for the younger generation of hair transplant surgeons and dermatologists, to interact with the esteemed faculty and experienced seniors.


The event started on the 4th of May 2017, and both Drs. Kapil and Aman Dua hit the ground running. While Dr. Kapil Dua spoke about body hair transplant, concentrating on the extraction methods, Dr. Aman Dua spoke on how the extracted hair were implanted and how the final result would be. Dr. Kapil was actually a part of a panel discussion, which included other big names from the world of hair transplantation such as Dr. Narendra Patwardhan and Dr. Anil Garg.


On the same day, Dr. Aman Dua, who also played the role of chairperson of the event, conducted a video course on hair transplantation. She not only spoke about the nuances of the procedure but also described methods which would ensure the best results. In yet another session, Dr. Aman Dua elaborated on why FUE is a better option than FUT and why a growing number of people were favouring the same.

On the second day, Dr. Aman Dua was a panellist in a panel discussion on the topic “Hair Transplantation: What Works and What Doesn’t”. She spoke at length about the changing trends in the world of hair transplantation and how the results are getting better by the day.

Each of the sessions ended with a question and answer round, wherein both Drs. Aman and Kapil Dua were able to clarify a range of doubts and answer several queries, showing off not only their level of knowledge and expertise, but also a willingness to share the same.

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When he was just in his teens, George Sampson reached the pinnacle of fame, because he had captured the attention of the entire nation with his talent. When he won Britain’s Got Talent, he showed the world that a dance form that involved spinning on your head, can be quite lucrative and could bring you immense fame. However, the one thing that brought him fame also brought with it a problem that would eventually become so severe that he would have no option but surgery to repair it.

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Spinning on his head all the time, lead to severe hair loss for young Sampson, and it recently reached a stage where the only way out seemed a hair transplant. When he first went to a renowned hair clinic in Skipton, North Yorks, he was told that because of his head spinning, his hair had faced a lot of friction and pressure and it was these two factors that were the main causal agents of his hair loss.

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George Sampson spoke openly about his hair loss and mentioned that his hair loss had been caused by three things. While the major cause might have been his head spinning, there are also other factors to be blamed, including genetics and alopecia, which he feels could have been caused by stress, both physical and emotional.

Given that he is constantly in media limelight, George Sampson was quick to realise that he would have to take care of his appearance and take the necessary steps to look his best. In addition, he and his girlfriend were spending immense amounts of time trying to cover the head up in a manner where the balding would be least visible. While in the earlier days, he could cover his head up using a hat, but with time, that too was becoming tougher.

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So, he finally decided to undergo a hair transplant and even though he is only 23 years of age, a reputed hair transplant clinic in Skipton, North Yorks has been able to help him. The procedure was done robotically, wherein about 2000 hairs were taken from the back of the head, and then the replantation was done by hand, by an experienced surgeon. Small pin pricks were made by the surgeon and these hair would be implanted in those holes. What made Sampson truly happy was the fact that he would be able to enjoy his own hair, yet again.

Sampson has been pretty open about his entire experience and has even blogged about everything that has happened so far. He spoke at length about how the hair loss had been affecting his morale as well as his confidence on stage. He also thanked the team and staff at the clinic for their support and assistance, because they not only kept him completely informed, but also relaxed and stress free. The surgeon in charge at the clinic mentioned that the hair loss was mainly because of the friction and pressure that they had to face due to the head spinning. They are hoping to see results in about three months’ time.

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Highlights – 24  Year Old Patient From California (USA)
Total Grafts – 2674
NW Grade – 6
Technique – BIO-FUE
Result After 8 Months
A 24 yrs old male presented with the complaint of hair loss for the past 5 years with no active hair fall for last 1 year.  In hair analysis, the FU density was found to be 78FU/cm2. He was NH Grd VI. He chose FUE Hair transplant for his reconstruction. He was given 2674 grafts by Bio- FUE technique in single day. The surgery was for frontal half uneventful and the patient was discharged in a satisfactory condition. We are hereby presenting his pictures 8 months post surgery.

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Dr. Kapil Dua from Ludhiana is a man who has created an impeccable reputation for himself and much of it has come from his expertise and proficiency in his field, which is hair transplantation. Not only is he the present President of the AHRS India, he also recently became the first Indian to demonstrate live surgery in the Asian Hair Transplant meeting, held in Bangkok Thailand. This time around, the theme was “Practical Aspects Of Hair Transplantation In Asians”.

dr kapi dua at 5th Asian Hair Transplant Meeting

At the recently concluded 5th Asian Hair Transplant Meeting, Dr. Kapil Dua took centre stage yet again, where he not only presented two scientific papers and moderated one session, but was also a panelist in two sessions and led the table at the ‘Lunch With Experts’’ session on Body Hair Transplantation. However, the highlight of the session was the demonstration of FUE hair transplant by him. By doing so, he became the first Indian to do so in the Asian Hair Transplant meeting and his dedication to perfection ensured that the surgery was appreciated by one and all. The live surgery workshops were held at the reputed Siriraj Hospital, which is not only the largest hospital in the city, but also the oldest.

Dr harris and dr kapi dua at 5th Asian Hair Transplant Meeting

Dr. Kapil Dua also took time to elaborate on how body hair transplant has now become one of the mainstays for bald people, who have undergone multiple surgeries from scalp and have not gotten the results they had been looking for. He also delivered two talks – one on “FUE in South Asians”, in which he spoke at length on how transplant methods vary when being done on South Asians, as their hair texture is often different from people of other nationalities. The second talk was on “Beard & Moustache Reconstruction”, which is fast gaining a lot of popularity and is just as precise a science as hair transplant.

body hair transplant session Dr harris and dr kapi dua at 5th Asian Hair Transplant Meeting

Dr. Dua also moderated a session on intraoperative emergencies in hair transplant, how to handle them and how to ensure that they are taken care of in the best possible manner. He was also a panelist on two sessions, one of which was on recipient site creation and the second was on inadequate growth. While in the first session, the panelists discussed the best methods of creating the site for receiving donor hair, in the second session, it was all about the various reasons that could lead to inadequate growth, even after a hair transplant. When it came to the ‘Lunch with Experts’’ session, Dr. Kapil Dua took on the role of the table leader and the topic for discussion was body hair transplantation.

award as Faculty cum Board of Governor

Dr. Kapil Dua is also the Board of Governor of the Asian Association of hair Transplant Surgeons as well as the only Indian to be on the board of International Society of hair Restoration Surgery. At the event, he also received the award as Faculty cum Board of Governor at the Gala Dinner, which was held by the lifeline of Bangkok, the stunning and majestic Chao Phraya River.

AAHRS 5th Annual Scientific Meeting & Live Surgery Workshop

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Even though the planning for Haircon 2017 started way back in 2015, the actualisation of the dream that Drs. Kapil and Aman Dua and the entire team at AK Clinics had seen, happened only between the 24th and 26th of February 2017. The city of Ludhiana was all set to play host to some of the biggest names of the hair restoration world and the stunning hotel Radisson Blu was chosen to be the venue for most of the events.

Raddison Haircon 2017

The guests started arriving on the evening of the 22nd and it was on the 23rd evening that the Presidential Dinner was held. The entire faculty, both national and international was present for the dinner and the informal setting allowed them all to mingle and socialise. The theme of the evening was ethnic – one that allowed the international faculty a taste of India!

The actual conference started on the 24th morning, wherein all the guests were taken from Radisson Blu to AK Clinics, where a series of didactic lectures and live surgical sessions were in store for the participants. Since the operating rooms of the clinic were not able to accommodate the higher than expected numbers a nearby hall was arranged, where the participants were able to watch the live relay of all the surgeries. This time around, the entire idea behind Haircon was to understand the very basics, the absolute fundamentals of hair restoration first and then make an attempt to redefine the limits.

The didactic lectures session started at 8 a.m and had a total of ten lectures, each lasting around six minutes. The first lecture was by Dr. Sajal Halder on All the first letters of the title of talks should be in small cases – according to me Applied Anatomy & Physiology of Scalp & Hair, the second by Dr. Venkataram Mysore on Understanding The Hair Loss Patient, Dr. Narendra Patwardhan was next with a talk on Hair Loss Grading & Classification, Dr. Sandeep Sattur and Dr. Suneet Soni were next with lectures on Pre Op & Post Op Medications and Local Anesthesia in Hair Transplant respectively. The topic of Donor Strip Harvest with Trichophytic Closure was handled by Dr. Manoj Khanna. Members of the international faculty, Dr. Nilofer Farjo and Dr. Antonio Ruston handled the topics of Slivering & Graft Disection in Donor Area and Graft Implantation Using Different Methods, respectively, while Dr. Kavish Chauhan spoke on FUE Donor Harvest and Dr. Rajesh Rajput on Post Operative Instructions.

first lecture at Haircon Day 1

This session ended  around 9 am and the live relay of the surgeries started immediately. The live surgeries covered all the aspects of the hair transplant surgery  such as  strip surgery, dissection of grafts, closure and FUE. The President of AHRS India and the host of Haircon 2017, Dr. Kapil Dua also demonstrated the seven major steps of FUE surgery, concentrating on the finer points and the technical aspects of his Flat punch. Punches and Infact, he extracted around 100 grafts and there was not a single graft transection during the demonstration. These sessions were followed by question answer sessions, wherein all the participants were able to get their doubts clarified. Several of the questions centred on the new techniques of harvesting and preparation of the recipient site in the best possible manner.

live surgery at haircon 2017

At 1 in the afternoon, all the guests were taken back to the hotel, where they indulged in a grand lunch and completed all the registration  formalities. The first session post lunch started at 2, and lasted for 45 minutes, where three of the most reputed and experienced doctors from the world of hair restoration took centre stage. Dr. Bessam Farjo, Dr. James Harris and of course, AK Clinics’ very own, Dr. Kapil Dua. They discussed in detail state of the art harvesting surgical techniques, including Strip Harvesting and Modifications, Present Status – FUE Methods and Body Hair Extraction Techniques. While there were in-depth discussions on manual and automated hair restoration methods, Dr. Dua spoke about why he prefers to use beard hair for body hair transplant. He emphasized that because beard hair has a longer anagen stage; it is the more suited choice. Yet again a question answer session ensured that all doubts and queries were addressed.

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Sun Pharmaceuticals, a big name in the medical world, sponsored the next set of talks, aptly titled, ‘Advances In Medical Hair Restoration’, where Dr. Ken Washenik took to the dais first, speaking at length about the Emerging Therapies in Androgenetic Alopecia. While Dr. Nilofer Farjo chose to devote her talk to discussing the Advancement In Medical Treatment and Dr. Venkataram Mysore chose to concentrate on the Importance Of Arrectores For The Hair Transplant Surgeon. Once the question answer session had been completed, a new segment was introduced.

For the very first time in Haircon history, a new segment named Coffee with Experts was introduced. The idea was simple – to discuss your queries in an informal way with the best doctors in the world. So, multiple tables were set up, each of which would have two experts. Participants would get to move from table to table, talking to their seniors, asking questions, getting their doubts clarified personally, while enjoying a cup of coffee with them! Technical Variables in FUE was being discussed at one table with Dr. Jean Devroye and Dr. Alex Ginzburg, while Avoiding FUE Sequale was being handled by Dr. James Harris and AK Clinics’, Dr. Aman Dua. Other tables had Dr. Sajal Halder and Dr. Kavish Chauhan discussing Body Hair Transplantation, Dr. Nilofer Farjo and Dr. Rajesh Rajput talking about Female HT and Dr. Ashok Reddy and Dr. Suneet Soni discussing FUE + FUT. Graft Placement- Pre Placement was handled by Dr. Bessam Farjo and Dr. Manoj Khanna, Stick & Place by Dr. Sandeep Sattur and Dr. K Ramachandran, while Implanters was handled by Dr. Sanjiv Vasa and Dr. Viral Desai and Hairline Design by Dr. Ronald Shapiro and Dr. Narendra Patwardhan. Dr. Rachita Dhurat and Dr. Anil Garg ensured that all doubts related to PRP were clarified and Dr. Antonio Ruston and Dr. Arvind Poswal answered several questions related to Scalp Micro-Pigmentation (SMP). Finally, Dr. Ken Washenik and Dr. Vivek Saxsena were there to handle questions related to Revision Hair Transplants and Dr. Venkataram Mysore and Dr. Vincenzo Gambino for Complications in Hair Transplant.

Dr James Harris & Dr Aman Dua Coffee with expert session

The next 15 minutes were once again devoted to a sponsored talk by Dr. James Harris, who spoke on the role of robotics in hair restoration. This talk was followed by Dr. Jean Devroye talking about the Waw System & Trumpet Punch, Dr. Alex Ginzburg discussing the Cordless Automatic Device For FUE and finally Dr. Viral Desai talking about Instant Follicular Hair Unit Transplantation (IFHUT) – The Next Step. These talks were once again followed by an intensive question and answer session.

The next half hour, which extended from 4:45 to 5:25 pm was centred on Surgical Approach To Higher Grades Of Baldness. Reputed doctors including Dr. Manoj Khanna, Dr. K Ramachandran and Dr. Kavish Chauhan shared their knowledge on topics such as Approach To Grade VII baldness With Strip Technique, Combination FUT & FUE (Hybrid) and Managing Norwood Grade VI & VII By FUE Technique.

For the first time, Haircon saw multiple panel discussions, many of which emanated from research papers or even questions that might have arisen during normal discussions. The first panel discussion was on Hair Transplantation: What Is Proper, What Is Not Proper? And the speakers in the same were Dr. Alex Ginzburg, Dr. Manoj Khanna, Dr. Arvind Poswal, Dr. Ken Washenik, Dr. Kavish Chauhan and Dr. Jean Devroye.

Once the Board of Governors meeting was over at the Business Centre of the Radisson Blu, it was time to party! Amber Hall at the same hotel had been decked up for the event and all the guests were in for a treat. After Dr. Kapil Dua formally welcomed everyone, the traditional and customary lamp was illuminated and Dr. Aman Dua delivered the vote of thanks. The evening was transformed into a delightful soiree, with a talented qawwal transporting the guests into a mystical world!

Inauguration Ceramony


Day 2 saw yet another first for Haircon – the use of ARS or Audience Response System, wherein participants were able to ‘participate’ in real time, in the discussions that were taking place. The first program on the day’s agenda was a symposium, titled How Do I Approach My Case and saw participation from several reputed doctors including Dr. Ronald Shapiro, Dr. James Harris, Dr. Sajal Halder, Dr. Mayank Singh, Dr. Madhu Pathuri and Dr. Vincenzo Gambino.

Haircon Day 2 - ARS Session

The next two hours or so were dedicated to inspiring the new generation of hair restoration surgeons, because reputed and experienced doctors from around the world shared their ‘pearls of wisdom’.  Dr. Jean Devroye shared details about Donor Area Assesment and Long Term Management; Dr. Antonio Ruston spoke about How SMP Can Help FUE; Dr. Ronald Shapiro on Guidelines and Pearls for Creating Natural Hairlines; Dr. Vincenzo Gambino on Transplantation Protocols For Young Patients and Dr. Rajesh Rajput on Non Androgenic Factors In Hair Restoration. Finally, Dr. Alex Ginzburg then took to the dais for a talk on Keep – The New Implanter.

Time and attention was also devoted to female hair transplantation, yet another session with ARS. Dr. Narendra Patwardhan spoke on When to Take up A Case Of Female Hair Loss For Hair Transplant?, Dr. Nilofer Farjo discussed Concurrent Issues During Harvesting, Donor Hair In Female and Dr. Anand Joshi elaborated on the Challenges Of Implanting The Harvested Hair In Females. Both of these sessions were followed by a question and answer round, which allowed younger doctors and post graduate students  to attain a greater amount of clarity.

Dr Kapil Dua , Dr James Harris

The prestigious Golden Peacock Oration, which is given to the International speaker who have contributed to the world of Hair Transplant was delivered by Dr. James Harris which lasted about 20 minutes.  This was followed by a quick tea break. A paper on Surgical Complications was transformed into an entire panel discussion and the participants included Dr. Sanjiv Vasa, Dr. Alex Ginzburg, Dr. Bessam Farjo, Dr. Jean Devroye, Dr. Amrendra Kumar and Dr. Suresh Chaware. The session that followed was interestingly named Potpourri and included discussions, case studies and informative talks. Dr. K Ramachandran shared his experiences in the field of hair transplant surgery, while Dr. Ashok Reddy discussed about times when hair transplant surgery should be negated. Dr. Suneet Soni shared helpful pointers on correcting hair line design and density, and Dr. Mayank Singh presented a case report on a hair transplant procedure done on an androgynous patient. Finally, Dr. Sanjiv Vasa spoke about artificial hair extension and like all other sessions, this one too came to an end with a Q&A session. Once Dr. Naresh Patwardhan had delivered the AHRS India Oration, it was time for lunch.

Haircon 2017 Day 2 session

The session post lunch was once again one with ARS and this time, it was Dr. Kapil Dua who took the reins of the session into his hands. The discussion was on recipient area planning & slit making and the participants included Dr. Antonio Ruston, Dr. James Harris, Dr. Sanjiv Vasa,  Dr. Rajesh Rajput and Dr. K Ramachandran. In this session, Dr. Dua took the time to explain the usage of instruments during the surgical procedure and how the choice needs to be made. He also described how the method of transplant tends to be dictated by factors such as age, ethnicity, hair density and so on.

Body hair transplant was the next topic on the agenda and this session had the ARS too. First, Dr. Jyoti Gupta elaborated on Extraction Technique – Beard, Body and Other Areas and then the dais was turned over to Dr. Arvind Poswal who spoke on the Challenges in Doing a Megasession in BHT (Implantation & Extraction). Finally, it was the turn of Dr. Aman Dua, who discussed Post op sequelae & complications of donor area (Beard & Chest). After a question and answer session, Dr. Aman Dua returned for a Unichem Pharmaceuticals sponsored talk on Finding New Treatment for Alopecia Management.

Dr Aman Dua Session on New Treatment for Alopecia Management.

Videos are often far more informative and useful for education, and having understood the same, hair restoration experts from around the world brought useful videos. Dr. Omi Jindal showed a video on slit-dilatation implantation, a new technique while  Dr. Harshit Ranparaon  Adiva Implanter – where you can implant 30-40 grafts at a time. Dr. Sunil Mishra showed micropigmentation of scalp as a camouflage method for hair thinning and augment hair transplant density while Dr. Sandeep Sawant’s on fast and safe graft implantation, Dr. Mayank Singh’s strip harvest in sitting posture and finally, Dr. Antonio Ruston’s different methods of implantation. Once the question and answer session had been completed, there was a break for tea.

The session that started after was called Mix and Match and this one was the first of a two, the second of which was to come on the last day of Haircon 2017. This was a session that discussed topics which were associated with the field of hair restoration, but not perhaps in the most obvious manner. The session was ARS enabled and the first topic on the board was how to counsel patients in this world of ever increasing demand for FUE by Dr. Sandeep Sattur, while Dr. Viral Desai discussed the operational audit of a multi-clinic hair transplant practice. Finally, Mr. Mohit Soi a CA and tax consultant discussed the nuances of service tax. The next panel discussion also had ARS and the topic was failed growth, with speakers including Dr. Nilofer Farjo, Dr. Ken Washenik, Dr. Vincenzo Gambino, Dr. Bishen Mahadevaiah and Dr. Suneet Soni.

The Amber Hall at the Radisson Blu was the venue for the general body meeting and then all the participants were taken to the spectacular Kothari Resorts, for a gala dinner, where there was good food, good music and the chance for everyone to let their hair down!

Gala Dinner at Kothari Resort - Haircon 2017


Day 3 being the last day, promised to end with a bang, and the start was with another first- the IPCA Haircon Post Graduate Quiz. Three teams of 2 post graduates made to the finals out of more than 500 post graduates who appeared for the preliminary round. And the winners were…..????? .

PG Quiz at Haircon 2017 - Day 3

This was followed by discussions on practice of the art of hair transplantation, especially in the uncommon areas. Dr. Bessam Farjo started off with the eyebrows, while Dr. Aman Dua concentrated on the moustache and beard. Dr. S S Gambhir spoke on Expanders in Post Burn Alopecia, Dr. Syed Mubashir on hair transplant in scarring alopecia patients and Dr. Sajal Halder on hair restoration in post radiotherapy patients. After the Q&A session, the attention was moved on to the topic – A Comprehensive Approach In Hair Restoration. Dr. Sandeep Sattur discussed the connection between hair and lifestyle, while Dr. Ken Washenik spoke on Post Finasteride Syndrome. Dr. Antonio Ruston’s topic was FUE: Ideas to Improve Efficiency, Speed and Integration, while Dr. Ronald Shapiro chose “COVERAGE VALUE” A Potentially Useful and Objective Tool for Predicting and Managing Donor Supply in FUE. Dr. Vincenzo Gambino spoke on surgical transplantation of the crown: appropriate patient selection and surgical technique. The final talk was a sponsored one, where Dr. Vijay Langer spoke on evidence based approach in management of AGA. This session too was followed by a question and answer session.

The time between 10:50 am and 11:30 am was dedicated to PRP or Platelet Rich Therapy – Dr. Sukhbir started off with the Evidence of Efficacy of PRP in Hair and Dr. Rachita Dhurat continued over two consecutive sessions covering topics such as Differential Methods of Preparation of PRP and Standardisation Protocol For PRP. The final speaker was Dr. Anil Garg, who also brought along a video on How to Use PRP at Tissue Level for Hair. There was also a sponsored session by HairPro Laser Cap India on the Role of LLLT in Hair loss management and Hair Regrowth. The speakers were Dr. Rajesh Rajput and Dr. Bessam Farjo.

The valedictory function was next in which Dr. Kapil thanked all the speakers, chairpersons, delegates, the sponsors and the organising team who worked very hard to make Haircon 2017 a succesful event. This was, Haircon 2017 was also the stage offered to the younger generation of hair transplant surgeons to present their papers and innovations. Dr. Seema Garg presented a paper on Study of Ropivacaine Block to Reduce Post-operative Pain after Strip Harvesting, And Relation Of Width Of strip To Post-operative Pain. Dr. Anil Garg’s paper was on INNOVATION: Cost Effective – Innovative trichometer. AK Clinics’s two representatives were Dr. Monica Chahar with her paper on The Specificities Of Hair Transplantation In India: A Retrospective Analysis Of 125 Patients Operated In Our center and Dr. Nirav Desai with his paper on What should I Choose for the extraction : Blunt Punch or Sharp punch?. It was Dr. Nirav Desai who walked away with the top honours in the best scientific paper study. This was also the time when the best poster winner, Dr. Mayank was awarded and a quick question and answer session ensued.

Day 3 End of HairCon 2017

The second Mix and Match session was scheduled for the session just before lunch – Dr. Sumit Agarwal discussed the topic of FUE in Patients of African Descent: Sharing Our Experience, while Dr. Kinnar Kapadia spoke on the Importance of FUE Test Harvest at the Start of FUE. Dr. Amit Kerure described 7 Yogic Exercises For HT Surgeon and Dr. Akhilendra Singh chose to talk about Anaesthesia: Maximizing Patient Comfort In Hair Restoration. Finally, Dr. Ummer Yaseen spoke about Hair restoration In Diffuse Pattern Androgenetic Alopecia. With the lunch session over, Haircon 2017 officially came to a closure!

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Highlights – 47  Year Old Patient From Ludhiana (India)
Total Grafts – 1540
NW Grade – 3V
Technique – BIO-FUE
Result After 5 Months
A 47 yrs old male presented with the complaint of hair loss for the past 5 years with no active hair fall for 1 year.
In hair analysis, the FU density was found to be 80FU/cm2. He was NH Grd III (vertex). He chose FUE Hair transplant for his reconstruction. He was given total of 1540 grafts (540 in front and 1000 in crown) by Bio- FUE technique in single day. The surgery was uneventful and the patient was discharged in a satisfactory condition. We are hereby presenting his pictures 5 months post surgery.

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When you think of India, you think of beautiful Indian women, but there are some stunning Indian women, who have managed to take the entire world by storm. Of late, it is Priyanka Chopra who is ruling the world, and her popularity is reaching the skies. When this young girl from Bareilly won the Miss World, little did people know that one day she would become the face of Indian cinema! Today, her beautiful face and immense talent is making the world sit up and take notice of this stunner!

Priyanka Chopra 2017 Beauty Tips

Recently, Priyanka shared a few of her beauty secrets, which included three do it yourself methods of keeping your skin clean, clear and looking radiant. The scrubs use ingredients that you can find quite easily in your kitchen cupboard and find their roots, deep in the Indian culture. As a matter of fact, certain versions of these skin scrubs have existed in Indian homes for centuries, such as the ubtan, which is a natural exfoliation and hydration method for the skin.

Also Read : Foods and Fruits for Anti Ageing and Wrinkle Free Skin

Priyanka reminisced about how her mother used to use these natural methods to keep her skin looking radiant and how she still relies on these scrubs to keep her skin looking healthy. Given that she has to spend a lot of time, wearing makeup and under harsh climatic and environmental conditions, she loves to pamper her skin, as and when possible with these DIY remedies. In addition, she loves to pamper her body from within, which is why she has a constant supply of coconut water, because it not only hydrates the body and skin from within, it also provides important electrolytes to the body.

  • Yoghurt mask for the scalp – If your scalp has been feeling unhealthy or undernourished, then this is the best way out for you. Combine one egg, with a teaspoon full of natural honey and add full fat yoghurt to create a thick paste. Apply this paste to your scalp and leave it like you would, a hair mask. Ideally, the mask should sit on your scalp for atleast half an hour. After this, you can wash off the mask with warm water and preferably a really gentle shampoo, such as a baby shampoo.

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  • Sea salt lip scrub – A pinch of sea salt needs to be mixed with a few drops of pure glycerine. Although it is optional, it is a good idea to add a few drops of rose water to the mix, because the rose water adds an additional level of hydration to the lips. Once all the ingredients have been added to a bowl, you need to mix it well and then gently spread the mix over the lips. You can leave the mix on the lips for a few minutes, before gently scrubbing it away using your fingers. After this, you can wash the mix off, and the sea salt will exfoliate all the dead skin away, leading to healthier and plumper skin. In case, you have uneven colour on your lips, you can add a few drops of lemon juice to the mix.

Also Read : Pamper Your Skin At Every Age 

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  • Ubtan body scrub – This is an age old trick that has been used by grandmothers and mothers for centuries in India, and Priyanka’s mom was no different. She mentioned that her mother used this scrub on a teenaged Priyanka to ensure that she always had healthy and radiant skin. Into a cup of gram flour, you need to add a few drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice. With Greek yoghurt, you need to create a paste that is smooth and if you feel the need to make it thinner, you can use whole milk. If you have oily skin, then you need to replace the yoghurt with fat free yoghurt and you should use only skimmed milk. In case, you don’t have gram flour, you can use whole wheat flour too. Once the paste has been created, you need to add a small spoonful of sandalwood powder and a pinch of turmeric. Apply this mixture all over your body and leave it to dry, which should normally take about 25 to 30 minutes. By wetting your hands constantly, you can scrub the entire dried paste away and then shower in a normal manner. It is best that you not use soap after this.

DISCLAIMER: The above views are personal from the celebrity and have been shared only in right spirit. These are not any treatment methods advised by AK Clinics Pvt Ltd.

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