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Rana Irfan, MBBS, FISHRS

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ABHRS Diplomate

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Vagus Cosmetics
House No 27, Kaghan Road




Phone:  92-51-2287661

Fax: 92-51-2287662

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27, Main Kaghan Road, Sector F-8/3 Islamabad Pakistan

Education, ISHRS Fellowship Training Programs, & Board Certifications


Memberships & Affiliations

ISHRS ,ABHRS , ESHRS, DUBAI DERMA , HRSP , Chief Surgeon Vagus Cosmetics Pakistan ,UK ,UAE and Qatar


2001, 2002, 2003 – FUT & FUE Methods and Advanced Hair Transplant Workshop. Europe. 2005 – Dubai Derma, Dubai. 2005– Presented donor strip harvesting with Trichophytic closure, UAE.2006 – Live surgery workshop in the USA. 2006 – ESHRS Annual Conference, certified with AMA (American Medical Association) PRA (Physician Recognition Award) in Zurich, Switzerland. 2006 – ISHRS annual meeting in San Diego. 2006 – Participation in discussion of FUE with Dr. James Harris in Zurich Switzerland’s.2007 – ESHRS Conference, certified with AMA PRA in Paris, France. 2007 – Presented an article on the closure of the donor area after strip harvesting by giving a newly calculated idea of 1mm x 1mm x1mm in Paris.2008 – ESHRS Conference, certified with AMA (American Medical Association) PRA (Physician's Recognition Award) in Paris. 2008 – ESHRS Conference in Amsterdam. 2008 – ISHRS Conference in Montreal, Canada.2009 – ISHRS Conference in Orlando, USA. 2009 – 15th Annual Live Surgery workshop in Orlando, USA.2014 – ABHRS Certificate.2016 – ISHRS annual meeting in Las Vegas. 2016 – HRSP Annual Global Council Society regional scientific meeting in Bhurban. 2016 – Presentation (Lecture) at Global Council Society regional scientific meeting on Male Pattern Hairloss in Bhurban. 2016 – Presentation (Lecture) at Global Council Society regional scientific meeting on FUT/FUE Fair Analysis in Bhurban.2017 – ISHRS annual meeting in Prague. 2017 – HRSP Annual Global Council Society regional scientific meeting in Karachi. 2017 – Presentation (Lecture) at Global Council Society regional scientific meeting on FUT mega sessions in Karachi. 2017 – ISHRS Committee or ISHRS Board of Governors Service.2018 – ISHRS annual meeting in Los Angles. 2018 – HRSP Annual Global Council Society regional scientific meeting in Lahore. 2018 –Presentation (Lecture) at Global Council Society regional scientific meeting on Cocktails in FUT Harvesting in Lahore. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Benefits of Hair Transplants Dr. Rana Irfan presented the benefits of Hair Transplants. The discussion was mainly based on Hair Transplant merits and demerits.April 2002 -UAE Hair Transplant and EDEMA Hair Transplant and EDEMA on the forehead and around eyes. The appearance of edema, its duration, and how can we avoid extensive edema.May 2003 -UAE Evolution of modern Hair Transplant surgery Merits and demerits of multiple blades strip cuttings. The comparison of multiple and single blade strip cutting.June 2003 -Berlin Temple Hair Transplants Temporal angle and Temporal point recognition. Angle and direction of transplanted hair follicles and single hair follicle transplant on the temple area were presented.April 2004 -UAE Discussion on Article An article on the preparation of hair follicle direction and angle of the frontal line of the recipient area. Discussion on producing natural look by hair transplant.June 2004 – Brussels Donor strip harvesting with Trichophytic closure. Dr. Rana Irfan presented donor strip harvesting with Trichophytic closure. The ultimate goal of hair transplant surgery is to make the scars minimally invisible as much as possible.April 2005 UAE Trimming in Trichophytic closure The whole technique of Trichophytic closure was presented with before and after pictures of the patients that represent minimal scar visibility which almost seems invisible. The importance of lower edge was detailed in this lecture.June 2005 – Bruxelles Ugly Scars VS Minimal Scars The scars nature depends on the work and experience of a surgeon. Work performed during the hair transplant surgery becomes the signature way of the specified surgeon.April 2006 UAE Dr. Rana Irfan took participation in discussion of FUE with Dr. James Harris. Dr. James Harris performed first live FUE surgery and this was the first FUE learning of Dr. Rana Irfan.May 2006 – Zurich Lower and Upper edge trimming Dr. Rana Irfan presented the article on the strip separation with the Habs separators and recommend 15 blade belly separation to avoid huge wastage of grafts at the donor area.April 2007 – UAE Hair Transplant surgery conference Dr. Rana Irfan presented an article on the closure of the donor area after strip harvesting by giving a newly calculated idea of 1mm x 1mm x1mm.May 2007 – Paris Preparation of recipient area Produce smaller slits and smart grafts mainly single hair follicles in frontal 2cms. The whole idea attributes to acquire the natural look of Hair Transplant surgery. Later on, the sagittal versus coronal slits were also discussed.April 2008 – UAE Closure of the donor area Dr. Rana Irfan presented 1mm X 1mm X 1mm closures to overcome the visibility of the scar.June 2008 – Madrid Side effects of Anesthesia Dr. Rana Irfan presented the Local Anesthesia preparation which is based on epinephrine 1:200,000 and insist that amount of Lidocaine should be less than 7 mg /kg body weight.April 2009 – UAE Emergency Managements The Emergency Managements required in the Hair Transplant surgery was presented by Dr. Rana IrfanApril 2010 – UAE Cos-meter density versus Dense pack Dr. Rana Irfan presented the cos-meter density versus dense pack, hair transplants with 30 Fu/Cm2 and 5 Fu/cm2May 2010 – Vienna, Austria FUE hair transplant Dr. Rana Irfan presented the FUE hair transplant procedure. The donor area limits were defined in the FUE most CENTRAL 6cm.April 2011 – UAE Before and after of the Donor scars and the FUE scars. Dr. Rana Irfan presented the fact that doctors exceed the Limits of Lidocaine.March 2012 – UAE Anesthesia quantity in the FUE and FUT procedure Dr. Rana Irfan presented the fact that generally, 90% doctor exceeds the limits of Lidocaine in the anesthesia; in the hair transplant procedure.April 2013 – UAE

About the Doctor

Dr. Rana Irfan graduated in 1994 from the Quaid-e-Azam Medical College and completed his compulsory medical training/Residency in 1998. Afterward, he attended the Faculty of Medicine and surgery at the Rawalpindi Medical College and worked in accident and emergency department of Holly Family Hospital Rawalpindi, Pakistan. He also worked as registrar/ Medical officer in Rawalpindi Hospital. He started working in the field of hair restoration, assisting several hair surgeons in their private clinics before starting his own practice in 2001.He worked in Faisalabad from 2003 to 2009 every Friday in Faisal hospital. Faisal hospital is well equipped 400 bedded hospital with more than 50 specialist doctors/ consultants working in Hospital. Dr. Rana Irfan worked as consultant Hair Restoration Surgeon and raised the name of the hospital in quality services. In 1996, He started his own clinic named Uzma medical center in Islamabad. In 2011, the clinic’s name changed to VAGUS cosmetics. He performs several procedures such as:Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) Irfan Follicular Implant (IFI) Female Hair Restoration Surgery He started to perform FUE technique in 2007 and hybrid both FUT and FUE techniques. In 2010 he realized that with FUE technique the donor area gets depleted in big sessions of 2500 – 3000 grafts while in FUT you can easily get 4000 grafts or even more by giving only small linear scar at donor area and you can save the donor site by producing better results. So he developed FUT technique to its present high standard which is eventually named as IFI (Irfan Follicular Implant). He developed the IFI technique to some higher levels by addressing all steps:Decreasing stretch at donor site after strip harvesting Decreasing pain to nearly zero levels at donor area Minimizing the donor scars by different closures Increasing number of graft in each session of FUT In 2011, Dr. Rana Irfan developed his own hair transplant procedure named IFI (Irfan Follicular Implant). The goal of IFI hair transplant is to minimize the wastage of grafts. Irfan follicular implant (IFI) is an advanced form of Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT). In the IFI method, the strip from donor area is harvested by the "skin separation" method by giving "zero" wastage at the donor site. Skin separator opens the skin from the back of the head (donor area), strips are collected from that area. IFI method minimizes the wastage of grafts, and it is actually designed to reduce the grafts wastage of FUT. It gives all the benefits mentioned above. This procedure is beneficial for those who want good hair density.In Dr. Rana Irfan’s opinion, FUT is scientifically more beneficial for patients in many terms depending on age and quality of the donor area. Currently, Dr. Rana Irfan is performing FUE & FUT procedures at VAGUS cosmetic clinic in Islamabad, along with his wife Dr. Uzma Irfan who is also Hair Restoration qualified surgeon. Most of his patients are coming from all over the world: 90% of them are from UEA, USA, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, England, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Pakistan and 10% are from other parts of the world.

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Procedures Performed

  • Body hair transplantation
  • Brow lifting
  • Burned scalp reconstruction
  • Eyebrows
  • Eyelashes
  • Facelift hair revision
  • Follicular Unit Excision (FUE)
  • Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)
  • Medical (non-surgical) management of hair loss for men
  • Medical (non-surgical) management of hair loss for women
  • Scalp expanders
  • Scalp flaps
  • Scalp reduction
  • Scar revision