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DR. VIRAL DESAI WAS HONORED AT ISHRS 24TH WORLD CONGRESS

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Dr. Viral Desai renowned cosmetic and plastic surgeon was honored at ISHRS 24th world congress held at at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, USA. He presented a paper on “Psychosocial Aspects of Hairloss Patient “ the panel delegates and participants were delighted by his inputs.He received a heartfelt appreciation from Mr.Marcelo Pitchon for his contributions to the respective field

This congress highlighted about new technologies and surgical gold standards in hair restoration. This four-day conference was attended by more than 1200 doctors , surgeons , physicians and surgical assistants from around the world.

Dr. Desai has been supporting ISHRS for protesting against unethical practices carried out in India. His pioneering skill in the field of hair restoration and scalp disorder has built the emotional hope for the patient whose donor area has been over harvested, his major concerns were about the clinics where a non qualified technicians & physicians – operates such delegate producers .


DR. VIRAL DESAI PRESENTED A PAPER ON “TRANSECTION RATE IN FUE “ AT ISHRS ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEET – 2015 CHICAGO

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Dr. Viral Desai presented a paper on “Transection Rate in FUE “ at ISHRS Annual Scientific Meet – 2015 in Chicago. The ISHRS (International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery) organized 23rd Annual Scientific Meet at the Hilton Chicago in Chicago, USA in the month of September.

Sharon Keene, president and MD ISHRS highly appreciated his valuable inputs and further appealed Dr.Desai to support such educational event with his expertise guidance in the field of hair restoration & scalp disorder

Research & scientific advances in treating hair loss, various methods of hair restoration were the main topics debated and discussed in this educational congress, attended by more than 800 renowned doctors , surgeons , physicians and surgical assistants across the world.


DR.VIRAL DESAI WAS HONOURED AT SCIENTIFIC DELIBERATION AT ASERUG – 2014

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Dr.Viral Desai was honored at scientific deliberation at ASERUG– 2014 . At this scientific deliberation “ ASERUG – 2014” Dr. Desai highlighted his research and experiments in the field of hair science , cosmetic & plastic surgery. He deliberated on the following topics

1) Basics of Botulinum toxin a & clinical application

2) Direct technique for hair transplantation

3) Non surgical facial rejuvenation

The Indian Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons is the only professional organization in India dedicated to improve outcome of cosmetic surgery’s by the means of education, research & maintenance of high standard clinical practices.

More than 400+ members including doctors , surgeons , physicians and surgical assistants from metros & b town were benefited. The organizing chairman of the event Dr. Satish Arolkar certified Dr. Desai and further quoted him as the specialists in plastic surgery who have made immense contributions in the field of cosmetic and aesthetic science.


DR. VIRAL DESAI INVITED AS FACULTY AT HAIR INDIA 2014

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In August 2014, Dr. Viral Desai was invited as faculty for the topic "Hair restoration" at the 3rd International Congress on Trichology. Organized by the Hair Research Society of India, the theme of the congress was “Emphasis on the Importance of Dermato-Trichologist”. The conference was attended by about 1,000 doctors, mainly dermatologists, from across the world.

The conference featured reputed Indian and international speakers such as Prof. Ulrike Blume Peytavi (Germany), Prof. Ralph Trueb (Switzerland), Prof. Gerhard Lutz (Germany), Prof. Paul Devakar Yesudian (United Kingdom), Prof. Jerry Shapiro (USA), Prof. Desmond Tobin (United Kingdom), Prof. Maria Fernanda Gavazzoni (Brazil) and Prof. Reygagne Pascal (France).

Dr. Desai was among the international panel of experts which discussed hair restoration treatments. Dr. Desai also presented a poster at the congress.


DR. VIRAL DESAI INVITED AS FACULTY AT HAIRCON 2014

Dr. Viral Desai was invited at HairCon 2014, held at Goa, to present a lecture 'Evidence-based Hair Restoration'

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The objectives of the conference were to evaluate current science and techniques in hair restoration, review evidence-based practices in hair restoration to enhance patient outcomes and adopt a holistic approach to hair loss management. Over 750 delegates - dermatologists and plastic surgeons - from across India were in attendance. The faculty comprised an impressive line-up of national and international experts in hair loss treatments which discussed the latest and the proven techniques and therapies of hair loss.

Eminent international doctors such as Dr. Vincenzo Gambino (President, ISHRS), Dr. Patrick Mwanba (Brussels, Belgium), Dr. Akaki Tsilosani (Tbilisi, Georgia) presented papers at the conference. The conference featured hands-on cadaveric workshop on FUE and FUT and video sessions were also conducted.


PROF. TORELLO LOTTI AND DR. JANA HERCOGOVA VISIT CPLSS

CPLSS was proud to play host to Prof. Torello Lotti (Italy) and Dr. Jana Hercogova (Czech Republic) in September 2012. Prof. Lotti is the Full Professor LottiProfessor and Chair of Dermatology and Venereology at the University of Rome and is dermatologist to many global celebrities such as Roberto Cavalli and Giorgio Armani. Dr. Jana Hercogova is the president of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology and is the Regional Editor (Europe) of The International Journal of Dermatology.Dr. Viral Desai and the esteemed guests discussed developments in medical procedures and emerging areas of cosmetic surgery. The meeting ended with a tour of CPLSS facilities – Prof. Lotti and Dr. Jana complimented CPLSS on its warm and caring staff and its impressive, state-of-the-art infrastructure.


A MEETING OF THE WORLD’S BEST!

In May and June 2012, Dr. Viral Desai, best hair transplant surgeon was invited to the DHI Global Conference at Greece. Also attending the conference were some of the most eminent cosmetic surgeons from across the globe. Seen here from right to left are:

  • Dr. Viral Desai, representing India,
  • Dr. Ron Shapiro (USA) – co-editor of “Hair Transplantation”, regarded worldwide as The Bible of Hair Transplantation,
  • Dr. Robert Leonard (USA) – Founder, International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS). ISHRS is a renowned, non-profit medical association comprising over 1,000 physicians representing over 60 countries specializing in hair loss research and treatment,
  • Dr. Paco Jimenez (Spain) – President, ISHRS.

It was a truly historic moment when these thought leaders came together and discussed the future of the science of low cost hair transplant for over three days. Speaking as a faculty, Dr. Viral Desai presented a study conducted by him from database of 1,000 patients (500 Caucasians and 500 Indians) about the technical differences (such as length of hair follicles, methods of extractions, sizes of punches and different angles of implantations) between Caucasians and Indians and the resulting adaptations necessary for hair restoration procedures. The study was appreciated by the participating delegates for its relevancy and insights.


DR. VIRAL DESAI JOINS INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY (ISAPS)

Dr. Viral Desai was enrolled as an associate member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) at Munich, Germany in 2012. Dr. Viral sought fellowship of the ISAPS to primarily participate in and contribute to the advancement of cosmetic medicine by sharing research and experiences with the global cosmetic surgery fraternity.Membership of the ISAPS is a confirmation of the a plastic surgeon’s professional credentials and commitment to the discipline – membership eligibility norms permit only”…duly licensed physicians, engaged in the active practice of plastic surgery with a special interest in aesthetic plastic surgery, being active members of the national society of plastic surgeons in the country where they practice and which is recognized by ISAPS, and agreeing to comply with the ISAPS Code of Ethics and By-Laws…”.


DR. VIRAL INVITED AS FACULTY AT DERMACON 2012

Dr. Viral Desai was invited as a faculty at the 40th National Conference of Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists & Leprologists at Jaipur – the largest conference of dermatologists in India – with over 4000 doctors in attendance from all over India. Reflecting on the need of the hour, Dr. Viral Desai discussed the topic “Complications in hair transplants by unqualified / untrained surgeons”. The session highlighted the medical conditions resulting from improper transplant at high cost procedures and touched upon the corrective measures which could alleviate these conditions.At the close of the session, Dr. Viral received many expressions of interest for membership of the DHI Academy – a premier initiative of DHI Global for advancement of research and training of doctors in the practice of safe and painless hair transplants.


DR. VIRAL DESAI MEETS PRESIDENT, IQUAM

In 2012, Dr. Viral met Dr. Constance Neuhann-Lorenz, President of IQUAM (International Committee for Quality Assurance, Medical Devices and Technologies in Plastic Surgery), Germany, to discuss advancements in plastic surgery.


DR. VIRAL ATTENDS THE DHI 2012 ACADEMY MASTERS MEETING

More than 50 hair loss restoration experts from the U.S, Europe, India, Middle East and Hong Kong participated at the DHI 2012 Academy Masters Meeting which took place for three days in May and June 2012. DHI India was represented by a large delegation from India – Dr. Viral Desai was accompanied by DHI India co-promoter Ms. Kamayani Kanwar and seven members of the DHI India team.On the first day of the meeting, 6 live sessions were performed at the DHI Athens clinic. The second day saw excellent scientific presentations by Dr. Ron Shapiro (USA), Dr. Robert Leonard (USA), Dr. Paco Jimenez (Spain), by Professor TorelloLotti (Italy) and Professor Jana Hercogova (Czech Republic) as well as by Dr. Viral Desai, who presented two papers: “Psycho social aspects of hair loss” and “DHI v/s FUE”.

The event saw the coming together of leading hair experts from across the world – Dr. Viral Desai, Dr. Ron Shapiro (USA) – co-editor of “Hair Transplantation”, regarded worldwide as The Bible of Hair Transplantation, Dr. Robert Leonard (USA) – Founder, International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) – a renowned, non-profit medical association comprising over 1,000 physicians representing over 60 countries specializing in hair loss research and treatment and Dr. Paco Jimenez – President, ISHRS.

The occasion also witnessed the founding discussions of the Euro Asian Hair Society (EAHS) between Dr. Viral Desai, Professor TorelloLotti and Professor Jana Hercogova. The EAHS was conceptualised due to an increasing need for specialised research regarding hair loss and its treatments and for training doctors and educating clients about preventive and restorative techniques regarding hair loss.


DR. VIRAL INAUGURATES DHI KOCHI CENTRE

Dr. Viral Desai was invited as the Chief Guest to inaugurate the DHI Kochi centre in 2012. Also present at the ceremony were Dr. Reji Nicholas and Mr. MousamRahiman – DHI franchisees for Kochi and Ms. Renuka – Head of Marketing for DHI India.Speaking to the media at the occasion, Dr. Viral said, “With its evolving taste and lifestyle, Kochi today is a confluence of tradition and modernization. We are excited about being present in this very wonderful city. I welcome Dr. Reji and his team to the DHI family and wish them the very best.”


DR. VIRAL INAUGURATES DHI CHENNAI CENTRE

Dr. Viral Desai was invited as the Chief Guest to inaugurate DHI’s first center in Chennai. Speaking to the media at the occasion, Dr. Prabha Reddy, franchisee for Chennai, conveyed gratitude to Dr. Viral and expressed that the clinic was the result of her dream to make available the best of hair restoration techniques from across the world in Chennai.Dr. Viral Desai lit the traditional lamp and complimented Dr. Prabha Reddy on the aesthetically designed clinic. Addressing the media, Dr. Viral said, “I welcome Dr. Prabha Reddy and her team to the DHI family and wish them the very best. It gives us immense pleasure to offer world-class hair restoration techniques in Chennai and we are confident of making a positive difference to lives of our clients at Chennai as we have made worldwide.”


DR. VIRAL INVITED TO TRAIN WITH DR. ARTHER SWIFT

In March 2012, Dr. Viral Desai visited Phuket to train among leading dermatologists and plastic surgeons from across the world at the Advanced Fillers Workshop organised by Anteis. Dr. Viral was the only invitee from India.The workshop was conducted by Dr. Arther Swift from Canada – author of “The Mathematics of Facial Beauty” – and covered the practical aspects of newer techniques in use of fillers. The philosophy of the workshop was presenting cosmetic surgery as a confluence of science and art; accordingly, the topics discussed included “Facial beauty”, “Filling and Modelling”, “Usage of three-dimensional scanning technology” and “Rehydrating mode and combined treatments with liquid facelift”.


DHI CELEBRATES ITS 40TH ANNIVERSARY

DHI celebrated 40th anniversary in a grand manner. 150 experts from across 4 continents met in Athens for two days to discuss scientific issues related to hair – the meet continued on a cruise for the next three days.
The programme comprised of technical sessions along with visits to six local islands. The ambience was a culmination of scientific contemplation and enquiry set in an atmosphere of fun and excitement. Dr. Viral presented an interesting paper on the subject “Bollywood and DHI” which drew anecdotes and learning from his experience in performing DHI on the leading stars of the Indian motion picture industry.


CPLSS WINS THE COVETED “BEST DHI CENTER IN INDIA” AWARD

CPLSS Mumbai was the proud recipient of the “Best DHI Center in India” felicitation at the DHI India Meet in March 2011. The awardee was decided based on objective criteria of (a) client experience, (b) client satisfaction and (c) contribution to DHI’s growth in India.Accepting the award on behalf of CPLSS, Dr. Viral Desai said, “This award is a testimony to the high, unwavering standards of professionalism and competence demonstrated by the CPLSS staff. We accept this award with a sense of great responsibility to maintain and grow the faith reposed in us by our clients.” Celebrations continued at CPLSS upon return of the CPLSS team from the Meet.


DR. VIRAL AT DHI ANNUAL SALES TRAINING MEET 2011

DHI convened its Annual Sales Training Meet in February 2011. The focus of the Meet was to educate DHI personnel on setting global-best standards in client service.


DR. VIRAL INVITED FOR LIVE SURGERY IN THAILAND

Dr. Viral Desai was invited to participate in a panel discussion on the subject “Newer Methods in Liposuction” at Bangkok, Thailand. Dr. Viral also attended a live ultrasonic liposuction surgery and noted the advancements in surgical tools and procedures which make cosmetic surgical procedures increasingly safe and less discomforting for patients.Commenting on the experience, Dr. Viral said, “Cosmetic medical science is in a constant state of evolution – driven by the objective to invent safer, less painful procedures. Today, it is not only advisable but also imperative for a medical professional to be constantly abreast of this progress. I believe that continuing professional training is a judicious decision made by some of the best practitioners of cosmetic surgery worldwide – and this proactive approach enables a surgeon to confidently offer the most advanced, industry-best procedures to his or her patients.”


DHI INDIA MEETS IN NEW DELHI

In March 2011, DHI India convened a two-day extensive meet in New Delhi. In attendance were all DHI franchisees from across India, along with and doctors and administrative staff of DHI India. The meet focussed on imparting training and dissemination of information regarding developments in the field of hair transplantation among the delegates.Day 1 of the meet saw training related to client interaction and sales – the objective being to provide a transparent and confortable experience to DHI clients in India. Day 2 of the meet was reserved for reporting the scientific and technical aspects of hair transplants and updating the delegates on advancements in the field. Dr. Viral and other experts also provided extensive training on subjects such as DHI protocols and systems and hair extraction & implantation techniques.

The meet concluded with distribution of awards, with CPLSS Mumbai being awarded “The Best DHI Center in India”.


DR. VIRAL DESAI HONOURED WITH THE “NATIONAL ICON IN PLASTIC AND COSMETIC SURGERY” AWARD

In 2010, Dr. Viral Desai was honoured with the prestigious “National Icon in Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery” award at New Delhi. Dr. Viral received the award from the Hon. Union Minister Shri. SriprakashJaiswal and Mr. Sanjay Patil, Member of Parliament.The “National Icon in Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery” award is widely considered an acknowledgement of the recipient’s technical proficiency and his/her commitment to the science of plastic and cosmetic surgery. Accepting the award, Dr. Viral commented, “I am truly honoured to receive this felicitation. Along with a sense of fulfilment, this award also brings with itself a sense of responsibility to continue to uphold the values of utmost professionalism in the practice of cosmetic surgery.”


DR. VIRAL DESAI PRESENTS AT IMCAS, HONG KONG

In July 2010, the International Master Course on Aging Skin (IMCAS) invited Dr. Viral Desai to address a gathering of dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons from around the word. Dr. Viral spoke on the subject of “Differences in hair across ethnicities – Suggested methods of extracting hair roots”.The session was very well received. As a feedback form put it: “With increasing globalisation, we (doctors) oftentimes face learning-curve challenges in treating patients from across ethnicities. Your talk has provided a welcome approach to enable us understand the adaptations required to successfully overcome these challenges.”


DR. VIRAL INVITED TO DHI GLOBAL HAIR CONFERENCE 2010

The DHI Global Hair Conference 2010 was held at Athens, Greece. The three day conference saw participation from over ninety members of the DHI Global family from 15 countries around the world, with Dr. Viral Desai representing India. At the conference, Dr. Viral presented a paper on “A study on Alopecia in the Indian demography”; the paper was interspersed with references from research conducted by Dr. Viral during his practice.Speaking at the event, Mr.Kostantinos Giotis, Founder – DHI, said, “This is our vision: to make certain that our clients in India or China receive the same quality of service as those in Athens, London, Paris and San Francisco.”


DR. VIRAL PRESENTS THE PHEIDIAS AWARD AT THE DHI GLOBAL HAIR CONFERENCE 2009

Dr. Viral Desai was invited to the DHI Global Hair Conference and Aegans Masters Meeting 2009 in Athens, Greece. Dr. Viral presented a paper on “Newer initiatives and advances in hair transplant in India” to a gathering comprising some of the leading names from the medical fraternity from across the world.
Also at the occasion, Dr. Viral presented The Pheidias Award, presented annually to DHI’s “Patient of the Year”, to Mr. John Gubba (Producer-Director, Sports Reporter for Manchester United) for his outstanding DHI hair restoration result.


DR. VIRAL REPRESENTS INDIA AT THE DHI GLOBAL CONFERENCE 2008

In May 2008, Dr. Viral Desai was invited as a faculty from India at the DHI Global Conference convened at Athens, Greece. Also invited as faculty were other eminent doctors including Dr. Ohana (Paris), Dr. Benchaou (Geneva), Dr. Ceyda (Istanbul), Dr. Ziakas (Dubai)Dr. Viral presented a paper on the subject “Growth of Hair Industry and prospects for DHI in India”. The session was well received by the attending doctors. Other interesting topics discussed at the conference were “Asian Hair Transplant”, “Newer Punches for Effectuating Hair Transplant” and “Robotic Hair Transplant”.


DR. VIRAL INVITED AS FACULTY AT THE CSI SEMINAR ’08

Dr. Viral Desai was invited as a faculty to conduct a hands-on training workshop for leading dermatologists at the CSI Seminar ’08 organised by the Cosmetic Dermatology Society (India) at Mumbai. Discussing the subject of “Advanced Applications of Fillers and Botox”, Dr. Viral spoke about the various theoretical and applied concepts involved in the practice of advanced cosmetic techniques. The session was well-received by the attending delegates and was widely acknowledged as being highly informative and educational.


DR. VIRAL DESAI TRAINS DOCTORS ON ADVANCED TECHNIQUES IN FILLERS

Dr. Viral Desai was invited by to conduct a workshop for advanced techniques in use of fillers by CSI in 2007. This was the first time that the use of fillers for under-eye area and dark circles was demonstrated in India. The workshop was followed by a group interactive session with Dr. Viral at which advanced concepts relating to fillers were clarified for the benefit of the participants.


DR. VIRAL COMPLETES DHI CERTIFIED SPECIALIST TRAINING, 2007

Dr. Viral Desai underwent an advanced DHI training module in Athens, Greece, with Dr. Anastasios Vekris – Medical Director of DHI Medical Group and Mr. Kostantinos Giotis, Founder – DHI. Dr. Viral was awarded Medical Directorship of DHI for India – all doctors performing DHI in India are required to be certified by Dr. Viral.A firm believer in continuing professional learning, Dr. Viral took the opportunity to interact with medical professionals from across the world to keep abreast of the advancements in the cosmetic surgery worldwide. At the completion of the training module, Mr. Giotis complimented Dr. Viral’s inclination for continual professional learning and congratulated Dr. Viral on achieving the milestone.


DR. VIRAL DESAI INVITED AS A FACULTY AT THE ISAPS CONFERENCE



Dr. Viral Desai was invited as a faculty at the ISAPS conference organised in Jaipur in 2004. The conference was attended by dermatologists from across the country. Dr. Viral discussed subjects such as “Botox and Fillers”, “Hidden incisions breast implants” and “Non-surgical thread lift”. The conference included a hands-on workshop for the attendees conducted by Dr. Viral.Also a faculty at the conference was Dr. Woffles Wu from Singapore. Dr. Viral had trained under Dr. Woffles Wu at the Camden Medical Institute, Orchard Road, Singapore for four months, and also completed his fellowship in “Advances in Aesthetic Surgery and Non-surgical Methods”. At the time, Dr. Viral also completed a two month course in the aesthetic surgery department at the Singapore General Hospital under Dr. Colin Song.


LAUNCH OF CPLSS

Dr. Viral Desai’s Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and Laser Super-Specialities (CPLSS) launched on November 06, 2005 at Mumbai. The occasion was graced by the presence of Mr.Viren Shah – former Governor of West Bengal and former Member of Parliament, veteran actors Padma Bhushan Mr.Naseeruddin Shah and Ms. Asha Parekh, senior doctors from the medical fraternity – Dr. Vasudhara Oberoi, Dr. Hrishikesh and Rishma Pai and other luminaries from business and glamour.Padma Bhushan Mr.Naseeruddin Shah lighted the inaugural lamp, the traditional symbol of an auspicious beginning. Ms. Asha Parekh wished CPLSS and Dr. Viral all the success. The occasion also saw launch of the website www.drviraldesai.com by Ms. Asha Parekh and of the free cosmetic helpline by Mr.Naseeruddin Shah.