About Dr. Asim Shahmalak

Dr. Asim Shahmalak is one of the most respected hair transplant surgeons in the world – known for his pioneering techniques and his charitable work with acid attack victims in his native Pakistan.

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Dr. Asim Shahmalak

Dr. Asim Shahmalak is one of the most respected hair transplant surgeons in the world. He established Crown Clinic in Manchester in 2007 after a distinguished career in general surgery. You can also visit Crown Clinic in London, as Dr. Shahmalak has consulting rooms in the city on Harley Street.

He trained as a general surgeon, moving to the Republic of Ireland in 1990 to take up a post as a Senior House Office in General Surgery. In 1997, he qualified as a Specialist Registrar in General Surgery. He became a member of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) in 1995 before moving to the UK in 1996, where he worked as a general surgeon in the NHS for 15 years.

Dr. Shahmalak began working privately as a hair transplant surgeon in 2005. His current practice mainly offers follicular unit transplantation by both FUT and FUE methods, with up to 3,000 grafts per session.

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. Check out Dr Shahmalak reviews and hair transplant case studies to see how well received his procedures are.


Apart from male and female pattern hair loss, Dr. Asim Shahmalak also specialises in eyebrow and eyelash transplant surgery. He was the first surgeon in the UK to perform an eyelash transplant, on a young female patient from Greater Manchester. He also recently became the first UK-based surgeon to perform an eyelash and eyebrow transplant on a patient on the same day – a mother in her 30s from Essex.

Dr. Shahmalak is involved in an ongoing hair follicle research programme in collaboration with staff at the University of Manchester’s Centre for Dermatology Research.

The research group, headed by Professor Ralf Paus, investigates the biology and pathology of the hair follicle as a microcosmic mini-organ. Due to this, many of the fundamental problems of biology can be studied in an exemplary fashion.

Philanthropy and Humanitarianism

In January 2014, Dr. Asim Shahmalak took a team from Crown Clinic to Karachi, Pakistan, to perform eyelash, eyebrow and hair transplant surgery on six women and one man who had been horrifically injured in acid attacks – most after being doused in sulphuric acid.

One victim was attacked by her husband in a fit of jealousy after taking a job as an air stewardess. Another was attacked after turning down her boyfriend’s marriage proposal. Dr. Shahmalak funded the trip and surgery himself at a cost of £50,000 ($85,000). He was accompanied on the trip by a film crew from ITN and it received widespread media coverage globally. 

Dr Shahmalak now takes regular trips to Pakistan to expand on this work and continue helping individuals suffering from acid attack injuries.

Awards and Recognition

Dr. Asim Shahmalak reviews have been outstanding; in fact, he is the only hair transplant surgeon to be included in Tatler magazine’s prestigious Cosmetic Surgery Guide 2015. Tatler says that Crown Clinic is the best clinic in the UK for hair loss.

He was named Man of the Year at the prestigious Fusion Awards for his humanitarian work in Pakistan and is a Faculty Member of the ISHRS (International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery). In addition to this, former Prime Minister Boris Johnson personally thanked Dr Shahmalak for his work in Pakistan in helping victims of acid attacks.

Dr. Shahmalak has been an honorary teacher and examiner at the University of Liverpool. He has proudly assisted scientists in vital new medical research, treating human hair loss disorders and more.

Since 2018, he has been the President of Trichological Society, which is dedicated to orthodox hair sciences and hair specialisms.


Dr. Asim 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.

He has been a regular speaker at medical conferences since 2008.

Appearing on a number of television and radio programmes, including the Channel 4 show Embarrassing Bodies, Dr. Asim Shahmalak has talked about his techniques and demonstrated his hair transplant procedures.

He has also written about hair restoration for a number of media publications and has a widely read blog on the international website, Huffington Post.