Dr. Robbins and Des Moines Plastic Surgery are 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. Statistics compiled by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) show hair restoration surgery increased 47.9% since 2008. 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, 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.