Hair Loss Treatments (NeoGraft) Near Des Moines 

Des Moines Plastic Surgery™ is pleased to be the first practice in Iowa to offer NeoGraft™ Hair Transplant Surgery. Hair loss affects 38 million men and 21 million women.

Hair loss represents a major issue for many individuals. Up until now, there was essentially only one invasive method of hair transplant- the strip method. The strip method involves removing a strip of hair-bearing scalp from the back of the head and transplanting the individual hair follicles in the non-hair-bearing areas.

The procedure worked well but many patients objected to the large scar from the harvest site. The scar could be visible, and painful, and dictated how short the patient’s hair had to be worn for fear of showing the large scar.

Also, the strip method was invasive, requiring stitches and a prolonged recovery period. NeoGraft is the new method of follicular hair transplantation with no scars and minimal downtime.

Step into the world of innovative hair restoration with Dr. Robbins, the sole plastic surgeon in Iowa quadruple board-certified and an expert at Des Moines Plastic Surgery™in West Des Moines and Ankeny. 

Harness the power of NeoGraft, the ground-breaking patented system transforming hair transplantation. As the first and only FDA-listed automated device in its class, NeoGraft performs Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and implantation with precision and care. 

Where traditional methods fall short,  NeoGraft rises with its meticulously engineered process – gently harvesting, collecting, and implanting each hair graft seamlessly. Its visionary no-touch technique ensures a level of safety and efficiency previously unimaginable.  

Embrace the future of minimal intrusion and maximal results with NeoGraft – because your confidence deserves to be restored as impeccably as your hair. Redefine your look, and rediscover the best version of yourself at Des Moines Plastic Surgery™.

How Does NeoGraft Work? 

That is why we utilize the revolutionary patented NeoGraft Automated Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Implantation Hair Transplant System. This system is the first and only Class One FDA-listed automated medical device for hair restoration.

NeoGraft™ harvests collects, and implants individual follicular grafts using one safe and effective user-friendly platform. No more strip method of hair transplantation. 

NeoGraft revolutionizes the hair restoration process with its state-of-the-art automated technology, advancing the traditional follicular unit extraction (FUE) method.

This minimally invasive technique enhances efficiency by employing a specialized instrument to extract individual hair follicles delicately from densely-haired regions of the scalp, often the back or sides.

These follicles are then meticulously transplanted to areas affected by thinning or baldness. With NeoGraft’s cutting-edge approach, patients can anticipate a swift recovery and negligible scarring since the procedure eschews the need for stitches or staples.

The precision offered by NeoGraft ensures a natural and seamless hairline, as each follicle’s positioning can be finely tuned. Additionally, the reduced labor intensity of the procedure decreases the duration of each session, creating a more comfortable and time-effective hair restoration experience. 

What is NeoGraft?

NeoGraft™ has revolutionized the world’s approach to minimally invasive hair loss treatments, and this no-touch implantation procedure is now available in Central Iowa.

At Des Moines Plastic Surgery™, we believe that men and women suffering from hair loss in Des Moines, Ankeny, Omaha, and across the Midwest deserve to benefit from this “minimally invasive” option which has proven to yield results far superior to current long-time hair transplant methods and treatments.  

Dr. Robbins at Des Moines Plastic Surgery™ advocates for the innovative NeoGraft as a preferred hair restoration treatment. This advanced technique offers follicular hair transplantation minus any scarring and requires minimal recovery time.

With the precision of a minuscule 1 mm punch, NeoGraft delicately extracts individual follicles from a selected donor area. Each graft harbors between 1 to 3 separate hair strands. Post-transplant, these follicles flourish naturally, mirroring the growth patterns of your existing hair.

Benefits of a NeoGraft Treatment

NeoGraft treatment, with its advanced hair restoration technology, provides patients with a minimally invasive option that boasts a high success rate. Compared to the traditional strip method, NeoGraft doesn’t require a scalpel or leave a linear scar, making it a preferred choice for those seeking a discreet solution to hair loss.  

Benefits include quicker recovery times, allowing patients to return to daily activities sooner, and precision, allowing the harvesting and transplantation of individual hair follicles without incisions, which leads to a more natural-looking hairline and quicker recovery times.  

With its automated system, NeoGraft increases the accuracy and efficiency of the hair transplant process, offering a seamless, less painful experience with consistent results, making it an appealing option for those seeking to address hair loss with advanced medical technology. 


Types of Hair Restoration

There are 2 main types of hair restoration techniques used today: the “strip” method and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). NeoGraft is the type of FUE hair replacement therapy used by Des Moines Plastic Surgery™.

The procedure of FUE involves gently removing hair follicles one by one. A single graft contains from 1-3 individual hair follicles. The traditional strip method approach involves incisions in the scalp to remove a strip of the hair-bearing skin of the scalp.

NeoGraft FUE on the other hand, uses a tiny 1 mm punch to remove individual follicles from the donor site. This technique has much less bleeding, no excision of skin, no sutures, and much faster recovery. The transplanted hair follicles using NeoGraft are natural and grow just like normal hair.

The “strip” method  involves removing a strip of scalp from the back of the head and dissecting it into individual grafts to be transplanted. This often results in a linear scar and a longer recovery. In contrast,  

NeoGraft is a form of FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) that uses pneumatic controls to extract individual follicles directly from the scalp without a scalpel or stitches.

This method reduces the risk of scarring and typically leads to a quicker, less painful recovery. Furthermore, NeoGraft allows for more precise placement of hair follicles, which can be especially beneficial for shaping the hairline or filling small areas, resulting in a more natural-looking hairline.  

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Before, During, and After

Before undergoing the NeoGraft procedure, you can expect a comprehensive consultation. We understand that every individual’s aesthetic goals and skin concerns are unique. During this consultation, we will provide personalized advice and address any questions or concerns you might have. We will carefully evaluate your hair and scalp to ensure that NeoGraft is the most suitable option for you.

You will be guided through the process, the technology behind NeoGraft, what results to expect, and how to prepare for the procedure to optimize your outcomes. We are committed to ensuring you have a comfortable and informed experience before, during, and after your treatment, helping you achieve the best possible results. 

During a NeoGraft treatment, Dr. Robbins will start by administering local anesthesia. The NeoGraft handpiece gently extracts individual micro hair grafts from the hair-bearing scalp. The NeoGraft system utilizes advanced technology to swiftly remove hair follicles from the donor site and place them in thinning or balding areas.

By employing controlled pneumatic pressure, the grafts are smoothly extracted without pulling or twisting, minimizing the risk of damage. Notably, NeoGraft boasts faster transplantation compared to traditional methods, allowing for earlier re-implantation of the grafts. This approach ensures robust grafts and enhances the overall success of the transplantation process. 

Following the NeoGraft hair transplant, Dr. Robbins will ensure all grafts are securely in place. Following this, a thorough cleansing of the affected areas is performed. Post-treatment, patients will be given detailed instructions on how to care for the grafts, including when and how to use specific shampoos, antiseptics, and other hair products prescribed for optimal healing.  

One of the benefits of this procedure is the lack of incisions, ruling out the need for suture removal and significantly reducing discomfort post-operation. While some drainage may occur in the first 24 hours, it is usually minimal and not a cause for concern. 

Patients are advised to avoid vigorous activities for two weeks after the procedure to protect the delicate new grafts. During the initial week post-procedure, it’s normal to notice the grafts appear slightly raised; they will form scabs and may shed within three to four days. This shedding is an expected and healthy part of the recovery process 

Frequently Asked Questions

Patients who would like the option of wearing a very short haircut in the back or sides of their scalp, or those who want the least amount of activity restriction (e.g. athletes) after their hair transplant procedure, may be good candidates for FUE with NeoGraft™. FUE can also be used for ‘scar camouflage’ procedures for patients who have had prior “Strip” procedures, as well as for body hair transplants. 

Yes. Because FUE/NeoGraft™ is a minimally invasive procedure, it is a viable option for both men and women looking to restore their own living and growing hair with transplantation. 

We will perform NeoGraft™ hair transplantation using local anesthesia. The NeoGraft handpiece gently extracts individual micro hair grafts from hair bearing scalp. Each harvested graft is then placed into thinning or balding areas of the head.

Each graft may contain 1-3 individual hair follicles. Once the transplant is complete, you will be able to return home and can resume your usual activities within a few days. After about 2 to 3 weeks, the transplanted hair will fall out but the transplanted hair follicle bulbs will remain under the skin. After 4 to 6 months, you will notice significant hair growth with final results after about 9 months to 1 year. 

98% success rate – that is, 98% of the transplanted grafts will survive and grow as normal hair. 

The least invasive procedure of its kind- only local anesthesia is needed. 

  • No-touch implantation 
  • Quality and consistent graft with no trimming 
  • No scalpel incision, no sutures, no linear scar 
  • Large areas in a single session- up to 3,000 grafts or as little as 250. 
  • Fastest recovery time “next day,” of any surgical option- with NeoGraft™ you miss no work or social activities after the procedure. 
  • Reduces the need for additional procedures 
  • Reduces overall costs of manual FUE procedures 

98% of the grafted hairs will grow 

250-3000 grafts in a session. 2500 grafts will cover an area about the size of a CD. More than 2500 grafts can be grafted but would require more than one session. 

It depends on the number of grafts. 500 grafts take about 4 hours. 2500 grafts take about 8 hours (4 hours to harvest the hair and 4 hours to implant). Patients can read, listen to music, watch TV, or use their computer. For longer cases, the patient will be provided a lunch break. 

About 9-12 months, the new hair will begin to grow normally. It takes this long because of the natural slow growth process of hair. 

A few days off is typical but some patients return the next day to work and social activities. Strenuous activity should be avoided for a week. 

NeoGraft treatment causes very little pain. To ensure comfort, a local anesthetic is administered to the treatment site before the procedure starts, reducing the likelihood of substantial pain throughout the transplantation process. Patients often experience only a slight sensation of pressure or vibration, which typically doesn’t cause discomfort. 

Most people return to work and other normal activities within a few days post-surgery. Mild soreness and numbness may be present for the first week, and any mild swelling typically subsides after about 3 to 5 days. It’s important to follow your surgeon’s post-operative care instructions, which may include avoiding strenuous activities for at least a week to ensure optimal healing. 

NeoGraft’s innovative hair transplant system offers a permanent solution for hair loss through the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method. By integrating transplanted follicles into your scalp’s natural hair growth cycle, they become a permanent addition to your hair density.  

NeoGraft in West Des Moines and Ankeny can be utilized for both eyebrow and beard transplants. The precision and control offered by the neoGraft system make it highly suitable for areas that require detailed work, such as the eyebrows and beard. Extracting hair follicles and transplanting them to the desired area allows for a natural-looking enhancement of both the eyebrows and beard with minimal scarring and a quicker recovery time, unlike traditional hair transplant methods.  

With an impressive survival rate of 98%, NeoGraft promises enduring results for those seeking to replenish their hair. 

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