Hair restoration surgery was a relatively new concept in India around a decade back, being practiced by a few surgeons only. As the awareness regarding the procedure increased among the doctors and the general public alike, a growing need emerged for a common platform where all the issues regarding hair transplantation could be discussed. At that point of time, in 2008, the founder members of AHRS India (Dr. Sanjiv Vasa, Dr. Rajendra Singh Rajput, Dr.Tejinder Bhatti, Dr. Sandeep Sattur, Dr. Kapil Dua, Dr. Ashok Vardhan Reddy, Dr. Venkataram Mysore, Dr. Lakshyajit D. Dhami, Dr. Aman Dua, Dr. Ravi Kumar Joshi, Dr. Puli Ravindra Reddy, Dr. K. Ramachandran and Dr. Pardeep Bhargava )recognized this need and formed a platform which got an international recognition also by the name of Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons of India.
AHRS India is a prestigious organization committed towards promoting research and awareness in the field of hair restoration surgery. It was founded on 27th October, 2008 with the following four objectives: (i) to promote and direct the development of Hair Restoration Surgery in India along sound, scientific, ethical and progressive lines; (ii) to foster, organize and co-ordinate training in Hair Restoration Surgery and to advise on organization of teaching programs in the field in India; (iii) to provide for and promote dissemination and diffusion of knowledge of Teaching of Art and Science of Hair Restoration Surgery amongst members of the medical and Para medical profession in general; (iv) to create awareness and provide correct and scientifically appropriate information about hair restoration to the general public.
AHRS is a constantly growing organization not only in terms of increasing memberships but also in all other fronts like CMEs and orations. The membership has crossed the 200 mark since its inception. The activities of the association have slowly gathered momentum and there has been no looking back since then. The annual conference of the organization (HAIRCON) is a well-organized and sought after meetings conducted in India. These conferences have continued to be an excellent showcase of scientific and cultural interaction between members. The Golden Peacock is a special award of HAIRCON given to the international candidate with the best contribution in the field of hair restoration surgery.