Dr. Robbins says his patient Steve is among the first in Iowa to have NeoGraft. “Steve will have a natural-looking hair transplant with no scars.”
Online PR News – 05-June-2014 – Des Moines, IA – Dr. David Robbins of Des Moines Plastic Surgery says NeoGraft™ minimally invasive hair transplant surgery offers an attractive alternative to the conventional “strip” method of hair transplants, in which a large section of the scalp is surgically removed and dissected to separate the hair follicles, leaving a large scar across the donor area. Instead, the NeoGraft device employs a small hand piece with a tiny tube which is placed over the hair follicles. Gentle reverse air pressure is used to “harvest” hairs in a random pattern, then positive air pressure is used to transplant the hairs in thinning areas. "About 2 to 3 weeks after the procedure, the transplanted hair will fall out, but the transplanted hair follicle bulbs will remain under the skin," says Dr. Robbins. "After shedding, the new growth will begin in 3-4 months: this is normal and an important part of the new hair growth process. After that time period the hair will continue to grow normally, with final results in about 9 months to 1 year. The NeoGraft procedure provides results which are remarkably natural-looking, allowing patients to wear their hair as short as they desire without worrying about showing a large scar."
Des Moines Plastic Surgery is the first medical practice in Iowa to offer NeoGraft Hair Transplant Surgery.
“The idea of having a more natural look appeals to me,” says Steve, 48. "Being a concierge at a busy hotel puts me in contact with dozens of people a day.” Steve began to notice his hair loss progressing in his late 20's; he underwent a hair transplant using the conventional “strip” method about 8 years ago. “My family said they loved me and didn’t mind my hair loss, but I wanted to look better for myself,” he says. “So while I saw some improvement after my first transplant I did end up with a big scar on the back of my head. Even 8 years later it still itches.”
Dr. Robbins says that Steve will have 3000 grafts to cover a CD-sized area of hair on the crown of his head. “NeoGraft has a 95-98% success rate, meaning that 95-98% of the transplanted grafts will survive and grow normal hair."
"NeoGraft also provides an attractive option for patients who are not good hair transplant candidates using traditional procedures. Most people wish to avoid the ‘strip’ method with the large scar and more painful postoperative period,” says Dr. Robbins.
NeoGraft™ is an automated type of “Follicular Unit Extraction” (FUE) hair replacement therapy used by Dr. Robbins. “A single graft contains from 1-3 individual hair follicles ‘harvested’ by using a tiny 1 mm punch to remove the follicles from the donor site,” says Dr. Robbins. “The NeoGraft technique offers much less bleeding, no skin excisions, no sutures, and a much faster recovery than the conventional methods.”
For more information visit www.dsmplasticsurgery.com or call Des Moines Plastic Surgery at 515.221.9999.
About Dr. David Robbins:
Dr. Robbins is Iowa’s only quadruple board certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Robbins believes not only experience but education are important for a successful medical practice. Dr. Robbins graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical center with a medical degree and continued at UNMC for his surgical training. He then completed plastic surgery training at the University of Kentucky.
Des Moines Plastic Surgery specializes exclusively in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast, and body. Dr. Robbins offers all of the latest procedures as well as the newest technology in lasers, external cellulite treatment and many other non-surgical options. The Healthy Skin & Laser Center offers a complete list of services including laser treatments reducing signs of aging, wrinkles, pigmentation, acne scars, facial veins, as well as nonsurgical fat reduction and skin tightening treatments like Exilis and CoolSculpting. They also offer wrinkle fillers, permanent makeup, microdermabrasion, peels, facials and many more services.