City Doctors Shine at the Annual ISHRS, USA Conference
The Windy City, Chicago, played host to several renowned doctors and medical practitioners, who arrived in the city to participate in the prestigious Annual ISHRS Conference. ISHRS or International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery is a non-profit medical association, which now has its roots all over the world. Through its over 1200 members, the association aims at offering cutting edge solutions in the world of hair restoration and transplant. The association also aims at providing information and education to the new generation of doctors. The conference, which was conducted between 9th and 13th September, aimed to bring together the greatest minds in the world of hair restoration and transplant. Some of the important topics at this year’s conference included biology of the hair, concomitant therapy, hair loss and restoration in women and the concerns that a young patient would have. Drs. Kapil and Aman Dua were also participants at the ISHRS Conference and gave their invaluable contribution by sharing their knowledge as well as experience in fields. Dr. Kapil Dua, not only conducted two workshops, but was also a part of the esteemed panel, known as ‘Breakfast with Experts”. The first workshop that Dr. Dua was a part of, concentrated on Powered Blunt Punch System for FUE, where he provided a detailed insight on how powered and non-powered devices can be used to successfully. He took the time to describe the techniques and instruments used for FUE harvesting and also demonstrate the techniques of blunt punch dissection and Hex-punch with the SAFE system. The next workshop Dr. Dua conducted was on beard reconstruction and harvesting, which was meant for advanced level participants. All aspects including treatment planning, anaesthesia, harvesting, designing of the recipient area, placement of grafts and postoperative care were discussed. Dr. Dua was also a part of the “Breakfast with the Experts” panel, wherein he spoke at length about FUE tool selection, offering important advice on how to pick the right tools and how to gain the best results from the same. Dr. Aman Dua was asked not only to preside as co-chair of the basic course, but also received a mention on the cover of the final program. In addition, her photograph has been featured in the final program listing. In the “Coffee with Experts” session, Dr. Dua discussed the preparation for PRP or Platelet-Rich Plasma. In her role as co-chair of the basic course, she was one of the main people responsible for handling the beginners level session. The aim of the basic course was to educate younger or newer doctors in the foundations of hair transplantation. Participants got to learn about how to design the hairline, select the candidate, donor harvesting and graft preparation as well as placement. Dr. Dua herself conducted a hands-on learning session on her technique of FUE. Dr. Aman Dua was also a participant in providing an introduction to FUE, concentrating on Sharp vs. Blunt, Automated vs. Manual. Along with Dr. Edward A.M. Ball, she aided students in understanding the basics of candidate selection, the different devices used for FUE and comprehend as well as solve the most common challenges that are thrown up during FUE. About AK Clinics: For the past several years, AK Clinics, under the able leadership of Drs. Kapil and Aman Dua, has been the pioneer in the field of hair transplant, hair restoration, facial hair restoration and a range of cosmetological services, such as laser hair removal, skin polishing and microdermabrasion. Today, the clinic offers services to clients in Delhi, Ludhiana and Bangalore.