Research in Clinical Dermatology

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Abstract - Research in Clinical Dermatology (2020) Volume 0, Issue 0

Challenges of South East Asian Hair Transplants



The hair quality and characteristic differences of various ethnicity has been widely studied and published. While most studies look into the broad indigenous groups such as Caucasians, Hispanics, Chinese, Koreans, etc., the South East Asian community presents a unique group of patients where fusion of races commonly occur. This in turn has changed the basic understanding of FUE prognostication in this group.


South East Asian patients have a variance in the follicle characteristics and therefore alters the prognostication of a FUE procedure. The usage of micro tools may not be as efficient for the result yield of this group.


Dr Aly graduated from University Malaysia Sarawak, and is the founder and director of Hair Transplant Solutions in Malaysia. His practice solely focuses on hair loss management and FUE hair transplant procedures, and he is passionate on tackling the challenges and improving the outcomes of FUE hair transplants amongst South East Asians. Dr Aly is also a lecturer and trainer for the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM, USA) on the topics of botulinum toxin and filler injection.

Author(s): Aly Bin Alias Stephen Nah, University Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia

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