Dr Asim Shahmalak
- World-renowned hair transplant surgeon
- Trusted by celebrities and high profile patients
- Features regularly in the media - Learn more
- Performed the UK's first eyelash transplant
Dr Asim Shahmalak is a world-renowned hair transplant surgeon who performed the UK’s first eyelash transplant in 2009. He runs Crown Clinic – one of Britain’s most successful and best known hair transplant clinics. He has treated a number of high-profile industry leaders and celebrities including the medical broadcaster Dr Christian Jessen, best known for Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies.
Dr Shahmalak began his career as a general surgeon in the Republic of Ireland in 1990 and he has been a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland since 1995.
He joined the National Health Service as a specialist doctor in general surgery in 2001, practising until 2011 when he dedicated himself full-time to private hair transplant surgery at his own Crown Clinic near to Manchester Airport.
Dr Shahmalak also consults patients in Harley Street, London, and at Slievemore Clinic, Dublin.
Dr Shahmalak is a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery and The Trichological Society.
He has been a regular speaker at medical conferences since 2008.
He is a skilled broadcaster who has appeared on a number of television and radio programmes, including the Channel 4 show Embarrassing Bodies, talking about his techniques and demonstrating his surgery.
He has written about hair restoration for a number of media publications and has a widely read blog on the international website, Huffington Post.
We are one of Britain's premier hair transplant clinics - offering state-of-the-art facilities and one-to-one consultations for all our patients with Dr Shahmalak himself.
We offer a range of hair restoration remedies for both men and women including hair transplants and clinically proven non-surgical remedies. We restore hair to hundreds of patients using two tried and tested procedures – Follicular Unit Transplantation and Follicular Unit Extraction.
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), or strip harvesting, is the technique favoured by Dr. Christian Jessen and is our most popular procedure.
A strip of hair is removed from the back or side of the scalp. FUT allows the surgeon to safely transplant thousands of grafts in a single session, which maximizes the cosmetic impact of the procedure.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is where individual follicular units are extracted from the back or side of a patient’s scalp and transplanted into the balding area. This was the technique used on another of our patients, the Olympic diver Peter Waterfield.
We can use both techniques on men to bolster beards or sideburns.
We are one of the few clinics in the UK to offer eyelash transplants. This is helpful for patients who have suffered scarring as a result of road traffic accident or industrial accidents. We also treat many patients who have permanently damaged their eyelashes after suffering from Trichotillomania – the compulsive plucking of eyebrows, eyelashes and other body hair.
We also specialise in eyebrow restoration – treating women who have permanently damage their brows through over plucking or Trichotillomania, or simply because they want a fuller brow for cosmetic reasons. We aim to restore the natural symmetry of the patient’s face.
We are here to help
Dr Shahmalak works with a team of specialists with years of experience in hair restoration. We always put our patients first and never use sales people or advisors to sell our products. We will:
- Provide a one-to-one consultation with Dr Shahmalak to help you to understand the causes of your hair loss and the best possible treatments available including hair transplants and non-surgical remedies
- Make sure you are given the highest quality treatment to suit your individual requirements
- Offer the very best after-care and long-term solutions for your hair loss problems
At Crown Clinic we use all the latest hair restoration technologies. Dr Shahmalak has been an honorary teacher and examiner at the University of Liverpool.
He is proud to be assisting scientists in vital new research, which will benefit future generations. Dr Shahmalak is involved in an ongoing hair follicle research programme in collaboration with Professor Ralf Paus and his team at the University of Manchester.
Professor Paus’ team are doing pioneering work into hair follicle biology – specifically looking at what influences hair growth and the role of epithelial stem cell populations.
The team is investigating the biology and pathology of the hair follicle as a microcosmic miniorgan in which many of the fundamental problems of biology can be studied in an exemplary fashion. Current research includes investigations into the neuroendocrine properties of the human hair follicle, their impact on mitochondrial function and hair follicle immune status, and the use of adult stem cells populations associated with human skin appendages for regenerative medicine purposes.
Our Charitable Work
Dr Shahmalak is a donor and supporter of Operation Restore, a charitable programme run by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. It helps burns and cancer victims who cannot afford hair restoration treatment.
In January 2014, Dr Shahmalak returned to Karachi with a team from the Crown Clinic to carry out the operations for free on seven patients - six women and a man. They had some remarkable stories: the woman who was doused in acid by friend jealous that she was taking a job as an air hostess; the beauty therapist scarred for life with acid by a man who had been stalking her. Dr Shahmalak's team spent three days helping them all as well as training a team of medics from Karachi who now have all the skills needed to carry on this invaluable work. Dr Shahmalak was accompanied by a TV crew from ITV's Granada Reports on the trip and the whole mercy mission received worldwide media coverage.