January 1, 2016: Dr Kapil Dua, Chairman AK Clinics, assumed the office of President of Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons of India. He is the first doctor to assume this office from North India. He succeeded Dr. Narendra Patwardhan from Pune.

Dr Kapil DuaAlong with him Dr. K. Ramachandran from Chennai has been assumed office as Vice President, Dr. Lakshyajit D. Dhami from Mumbai as Treasurer and Dr Anil Garg from Indore as Secretary. The entire team of AK Clinics is very excited regarding the same.
Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons of India (AHRS India) was established in 2008 with agenda of progress in the field of hair restoration in India. There are 15 members in the governing council. The membership is now spreading quicker than ever.
Dr Kapil Dua said; “It will be one of our prime agenda to encourage training in the field of Hair Restoration & regularize the hair restoration practices in the country.” He is also member of FUE Research Committee, ISHRS (USA) and Board of Governors, AAHRS Asia.


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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 SDr Aman Dua attending conference at chicagourgery 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 kapil Dua attending conference at chicago
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.

e1b3df3fbd1b44555c3523a6047543efDr. 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.


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Delicious treat after a long day at work

A hair transplant expert and a keen foodie who likes to “unwind with a good meal and glass of wine”, Dr Kapil Dua is as much at ease handling a ladle in the kitchen, as performing a delicate procedure to give his patients a full head of hair.

With over 14 years of clinical and teaching experience in the fields of Otolaryngology i.e the study of ear, nose, throat or ENT and Hair Transplants, and 1,500 hair transplant surgeries to his credit, he is one of the few people to bring Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) transplants to India.

FUE is the most advanced technique of hair restoration. In this method: The hair follicles or grafts are extracted one by one from the permanent zone or beard or chest or other body parts of body. And then implanted in the areas which are bald such as scalp, beard, moustache, eyebrows, eyelashes or chest areas.
Dr Dua spoke to Metrolife, sharing his twin passions — maintaining a healthy diet regimen and rustling up delicious meals as a stress buster! Here’s what he had to say…

“Although I occasionally indulge in guilty pleasures, I try and keep my diet healthy and get as much good nutrition from my meals as possible (as opposed to getting the same nutrition from supplements)
Knowing how to care for the skin and hair is something I know a lot about, thanks to my occupation. But I also know that many problems people face, with their skin and hair (with the exception of problems that are genetic), can be controlled or prevented by eating the right food.

I commute regularly between the Delhi and Ludhiana branches of AK Clinics, and one summer evening in Ludhiana I recall being invited out with colleagues to an impromptu dinner at someone else’s home. Honestly, I was expecting the dinner to be ordered from outside, given that such short notice was given. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find a wonderful spread comprising whole-wheat pastas, grilled chicken and an array of other goodies.
The one dish that really stood out though, was the salmon and spinach salad with hard boiled eggs. Salmon and spinach are two of my absolute favourite super foods, and the combination of them in this salad was so delicious that I didn’t hesitate in asking for the recipe.
A simple, wholesome and easy to make dish, it quickly became one of my favourite foods to have at the end of a long day, as I prefer a quick meal that requires little hassle and skill to prepare.

In addition to the crisp and delightful taste of the salad, it is also satisfying because I know there are plenty of health benefits in every bite. The salmon has omega-3 fatty acids, selenium (both of which are good for the skin) and Vitamin D to keep the bones and teeth strong and healthy. The spinach is an excellent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant with tonnes of helpful nutrients. There is also plenty of healthy goodness in the hard boiled eggs, so this salad is really an all-round winner!

Recipe

Salmon salad

Servings per recipe: 4
150g baby spinach
120g cooked salmon fillets, flaked
2 hard boiled eggs, shelled and chopped
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (additive-free, coarse-grained salt)
Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl, toss well and serve!


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Internationally acclaimed surgeons Dr Aman and Dr Kapil Dua conducted a hands-on FUE workshop at their Delhi centre, in collaboration with IPCA Laboratories to impart much-needed awareness and knowledge about hair transplants and various procedures. Their focus was on FUE through a series of an extraction, implantation and a lecture besides an observation case. Besides the ten doctors who attended the day-long event on Sat 7th Dec 2013; also present were Mr. Ashish Gupta, Vice president of Ipca Laboratories and Pankaj Pandey, Regional Manager alongwith Ms. Gopi – DGM Marketing.

Dr Aman and Dr Kapil Dua have acquired their expertise and honed their skills by staying updated with the latest global trends in their field. This has helped them to set benchmarks of quality and also share their acumen at seminars and workshops by demonstrating LIVE, and not just through impressive slides and hyped powerpoint presentations. It is through this dedicated approach that they have been able to carve a niche for A K Clinics as the best; with unbeatable qualitative solutions in haircare and skincare and in the process bringing India into the limelight for aesthetics and cosmetology. DSC09575 DSC09647 Ipca_Logo_AI


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San Francisco: It was a moment of pleasure & pride when Dr Kapil Dua from AK Clinics directed the workshop on ‘Ethnic Considerations in Hair Transplant’ at ISHRS conference at San Francisco.  Dr Aman Dua also made poster presentation in this conference.

International Society for Hair Restoration Surgeons is the parent organization that educates & develops Hair Restoration techniques around the world.  Every year this conference is held in Oct or Nov and is attended by hundreds of Hair Transplant surgeons from across the globe.  This is the most prestigious conference for Hair Transplant.

Dr Kapil Dua was also faculty for demonstration in a FUE workshop.  This workshop was a daylong workshop where he worked along with Dr James Harris.  He is an internationally prominent surgeon in the field of hair restoration surgery, and a published author of both medical and consumer publications.  He is a faculty member of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where he teaches hair transplantation to resident physicians in training and community physicians.  He is also one of the pioneers for FUE hair transplant across the globe.

Dr Kapil Dua was also a panelist on Hairline design workshop.  He discussed many important factors to consider while designing a hairline.  These include gender, age, family history etc.  He also directed a workshop on Ethnic consideration in which he discussed hair transplant in various races ranging from African decent to Caucasians.  He discussed various challenges in the different races including the direction in which roots grow, density and physical properties of hair.

Dr Kapil Dua said that he was really feeling proud that the honesty & research-orientation is what is paying AK Clinics and fetching attention from doctors allover the world.  It is sheer our hard work & ethical conduct that made this possible.

He also said these days inexperienced & amateurs have started getting in the field and alluring patients with low, very low and further lower costs.  He said that he frequently hears from patients that they have been committed 5000-6000 grafts from scalp by FUE, which is absolutely not recommended for the patient.

Dr Aman Dua also discussed in a seminar on Hair Cloning. She raised the point that some doctors are claiming that it has been done.  But it came clear that some tests are going on mice and have shown some improvement.  So hair cloning is a far distant dream in humans. In fact the people who are advertising or misleading masses should be dealt strongly by Medical Council. 


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