Dr. Shahmalak Asim is a renowned hair transplant surgeon, well-known for his exceptional skills as a hair restoration surgeon. He is the founder of Crown Clinic, which is situated in Manchester, United Kingdom, and owns consulting rooms in Harley Street, London.
Career and Qualifications
Dr. Shahmalak is a highly experienced general surgeon with an outstanding career in the field of general surgery. In 1990, he started his career in Ireland, working as an SHO (senior house officer) under general surgery. Later, he became a specialist registrar (general surgery) and obtained membership in the FRCS in 1995.
After moving to the United Kingdom in 1996, he worked for 15 years in general surgery in the NHS, during which he obtained invaluable surgical experience that helped him in his later hair transplant surgeries. In 2005, he started working as a professional hair transplant surgeon, and his expertise in the field has since gained worldwide recognition.
Hair Transplant Surgery
Dr. Shahmalak is widely recognized as one of the most skilled hair transplant surgeons globally, with a strong emphasis on the utilization of follicular unit extraction (or FUE) and follicular unit transplantation ( or FUT) methods. He has provided his expertise to several notable figures, such as the renowned medical broadcaster Dr. Christian Jessen.
Dr. Shahmalak is a specialist in the treatment of hair loss in both men and women, as well as eyelash and eyebrow surgery. He has achieved several milestones in his field of expertise in the UK. For instance, he performed the first-ever eyelash transplant surgery and conducted a successful surgery for a patient to receive both an eyelash and an eyebrow transplant on the very same day, marking another significant achievement. Additionally, he played a vital role in the introduction of eyelash transplant surgeries in the UK.
Dr. Shahmalak is currently participating in a research initiative centered on hair follicles, which is a joint effort with the Centre for Dermatology Research in Manchester. The team is focused on exploring the biological and pathological aspects of hair follicles, viewing them as a small yet complex micro-organism that can serve as an ideal model for studying basic biological concepts.
Through innovative research, the group has delved into the neuroendocrine characteristics of the hair follicle in humans, examining their influence on mitochondrial activity and immune response within these structures. Moreover, they have explored the potential of adult stem cells that are connected with skin appendages to facilitate the regeneration of tissues, expanding the possibilities of regenerative medicine. As part of this investigation, Dr. Shahmalak has collaborated on clinical investigations concerning novel pharmaceuticals that may spur hair growth, like WAY-316606, which has demonstrated encouraging outcomes in initial trials.
Awards and Recognition
Numerous awards and recognitions have been bestowed upon Dr. Shahmalak for his expertise and accomplishments in the field of hair transplantation. In 2015, Tatler magazine’s esteemed Cosmetic Surgery Guide recognized him as the sole hair transplant surgeon included in the guide. Crown Clinic was also named the top hair loss clinic in the UK by Tatler. His charitable work in Pakistan earned him the Fusion Awards’ Man-of-the-Year award, and he serves as a faculty member in the ISHRS. Additionally, he has been the Trichological Society’s president since 2018, an organization dedicated to traditional hair science and hair specializations.