Dr. Damkerng Pathomvanich of Thailand is widely acknowledged as one of the true pioneers in researching and advancing large sessions of ultra refined follicular unit grafting. For his many long time contributions to hair transplantation, including publishing numerous books and articles, teaching countless surgeons and producing excellent hair transplant results he was awarded the coveted Golden Follicle Award in 2010.
Dr. Damkerng Pathomvanich of Thailand Asia has over 25 years of hair transplant experience and performs ultra refined follicular unit hair transplantation exclusively. He has the skill, experience and staff to perform large densely packed hair transplant megasessions exceeding 3000 grafts with excellent results when appropriate for the patient.
He is very hands-on and likes to be involved in every step of the procedure from harvesting to placing many of the follicular units himself. Dr. Pathomvanich’s skill and artistry is demonstrated by his hairline and crown patterns he creates for his patients. He has earned an excellent reputation on the Hair Restoration Network discussion forum based on very positive patient reviews and feedback.
Using a single blade Dr. Pathomvanich carefully harvests the donor strip with a technique for minimizing the transection of precious donor follicles that has been published in the professional journal “Hair Transplant Forum”. Dr. Pathomvanich closes the donor wound exclusively using the trichophytic closure technique with retention stitches plus running absorbable ones in order to minimize the appearance of the scar.
Dr. Pathomvanich is a firm believer that natural hairline design is critical to producing world class results. He uses single hairs exclusively to re-create a natural looking hairline and is a pioneer of the laser assisted hairline design technology. In addition to his artistic eye Dr. Pathomvanich uses lasers to assist in determining proper hairline placement on each patient.
Dr. Pathomvanich customizes his hair transplants for each patient. All follicular units are carefully checked and trimmed under microscopes and placed into tiny recipient incisions as small as .8mm by Dr. Pathomvanich and his experienced staff to maximize hair growth yield. Using a combination of custom cut blades and needles he creates tiny incisions to allow for a perfect fit of the grafts into the incisions. Dr. Pathomvanich can dense pack up to 50 FU/cm2 safely into the balding area with superior growth yield using perpendicular (coronal/lateral) incisions also known as the lateral slit technique.
He also injects PRP in the treatment of hair loss and in conjunction with hair transplant surgery when indicated. He limits SMP to treating the donor scar and small thinning area only.
He is a renowned hair transplant surgeon and has authored/co-authored several textbooks in the field of hair restoration surgery including - Practical Aspects of Hair Restoration Surgery in Asians, Hair Restoration Surgery in Asians, Alopecia, Hair transplant 360 and many publications in medical journals.
He was invited to speak in hair restoration surgery meeting all over the world for the past 20 years as a speaker, moderator and pannelist. He was appointed the chairman of 22nd ISHRS Annual Scientific Meeting in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia in 2014. He has trained many physicians worldwide.
Dr. Pathomvanich is an active member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) since 1993 and is a board certified diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS). His certifications and memberships are listed below.
- American Board of Surgery certified and recertified since 1979
- American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery
- Fellow American College of Surgeon
- American Board of Cosmetic Surgery by Fellowship training.
- American Collage of Surgeon
- American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
- International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (attended 24 of 27 International meetings)
- AAHRS (Asian Associations of Hair Restoration Surgeons) founder and first president
Beards and Moustaches
Body hair transplantation
Facelift hair revision
Female hair restoration surgery
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)
Combo (FUT + FUE)
Medical (non-surgical) management of hair loss for men
Medical (non-surgical) management of hair loss for women