Dr. Cruz Dinis
He was born in 1966, of teacher parents, in the African country of Angola, and the city formerly called Sá da Bandeira (now Lubango) where he spent part of his early life, between the city of Lobito and the savannah.
At the age of eight he went with his parents to live in the Asian city of Macau, now part of the Popular Republic of China. He completed his primary and secondary schooling there at the Colégio Santa Rosa de Lima and Liceu Nacional Infante Dom Henrique respectively. During that time in Asia he travelled throughout the Pacific and Indian Ocean areas and was always keen to assimilate deeper knowledge of the culture and aesthetics of the various populaces and territories he visited. Above all, he continuously revealed deep-seated respect and inquisitiveness with regard to Oriental Arts.
After completion of his secondary education and at the age of 19, he went to Europe to stay in Portugal with the purpose of qualifying as a doctor and studied at Universidade Clássica's Faculdade de Medicina in Lisbon.
On completion of his Medical studies, he worked at several hospitals in Central and Southern Portugal. Although having specialised in occupational health (Medicine at Work) at the Colégio de Medicina do Trabalho da Ordem dos Médicos in Portugal, he also trained and completed numerous courses in pre-hospital Medical Urgency and Emergency work. He worked in these fields for more than 16 years. Since 2009, he started exploring the area of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine, and received specialised training in various spheres, including liposuction, botox, augmentation and anti-ageing treatment, to mention a few - and also hair transplanting.
It was in fact this last mentioned area that spawned his penchant and desire to dedicate his career entirely to hair transplants. Since he felt that the Hair Transplant training acquired fell short of expectation he searched a centre of excellence at which to work. After making thorough research and countless contacts, he realised that Thailand would be the ideal place to carry out his Specialisation in Hair Transplant Microsurgery since it is one of the most advanced countries in the field of Cosmetic Surgery.
After finalising the required contacts, he decided to travel to Thailand to work at a Hair Transplant Centre in the capital, Bangkok, headed by Dr. Viroj Vong, who is member of the Board of the aforementioned ISHRS. For a significant time he worked there intensively, operating, using surgical hair transplant techniques, such as: FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant); Strip Harvesting; FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction); and BHT (Body Hair Transplant). On returning to Portugal, he started to work in the city of Faro, where several hair transplant techniques are currently being administered in accordance with the clinical cases that arise.
Above all, in view of the experiences obtained throughout the times spent in the three continents (Africa, Asia and Europe) where Dr. Cruz Dinis has lived, all the surgical hair transplant techniques are important, but the art and the respect for natural appearance are the main triumph of his work.
Dr Cruz Dinis is currently member of the following organizations:
ISHRS-International Society of Hair Restauration Surgery New York - U.S.A.
ESHRS-EuropeanSociety of Hair Restauration Surgery Paris - France
AAHRS-Asian Association Hair Restauration Surgeons Seoul - Sourth Korea
GMC-General Medical Council UK London - U.K.
Ordem dos Medicos de Portugal (Portugual Doctors Board) Lisbon - Portugal
Dr Pedro Cruz Dinis
Specialisation in Hair Transplant in Thailand