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Hair Loss/Replacement Treatments

  • NeoGraft Hair Loss Replacement

    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.

    Click here for further detail and to learn more about the NeoGraft procedure for men and women.

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    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.

    That is why Dr. Robbins utilizes 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.

  • 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 Dr. Robbins at 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 less bleeding, no excision of skin, no sutures, and a faster recovery. The transplanted hair follicles using NeoGraft™ are natural and grow just like normal hair.

  • Who is a good candidate for FUE using NeoGraft?

    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.

  • Is FUE/NeoGraft suitable for both men and women?

    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.

  • How does the NeoGraft work?

    Dr. Robbins 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.

  • What are the advantages of NeoGraft hair transplantation at Des Moines Plastic Surgery™?

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

    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
  • How successful is hair transplantation?

    98% of the grafted hairs will grow.

  • How much hair can be grafted?

    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.

  • How long does the procedure take?

    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.

  • How long does it take to see hair growth?

    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.

  • When can I return to work?

    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.

    Click here for further detail about NeoGraft and see how this procedure can benefit you.

    If you are interested in learning more about NeoGraft™ hair transplantation at Des Moines Plastic Surgery™, call Dr. Robbins for your complimentary NeoGraft™ consultation at 515-221-9999.


  • Platelet-Rich Plasma and Hair Restoration at Des Moines Plastic Surgery™

    Dr. David Robbins uses platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) as a proactive treatment for patients experiencing thinning hair or as an adjunct to hair transplant procedures. PRP has been utilized for years as a way to stimulate growth of new cells in a variety of applications. PRP has recently received a great deal of press as it relates to treatments to restore youthful appearance to your skin. For example, Dr. Robbins uses PRP with lasers and microneedling to expedite healing and for anti-aging and improvement in skin texture and tone. Dr. Robbins uses PRP with the PRP Facial, PRP FaceLift, and PRP Vaginal Rejuvenation. PRP is the body’s natural healing elixir and acts as a natural fertilizer that stimulates stem cells to grow and repair aged and damaged tissue.

    PRP as it relates to hair growth is an exciting new non-surgical option for patients who may benefit from stimulation of hair growth and preventing further loss. PRP hair restoration does not re-grow hair but uses your own blood products to increase hair thickness and stimulates existing hair follicles to grow and is best applied to small areas of thinning hair, receding hairlines, and loss of hair volume. PRP is not meant to replace FDA approved medications to prevent hair loss but may be used in addition to these medications or may be an option for those who wish to not take medications or have side effects from these medications. PRP will complement the effects of minoxidil and DHT blockers. PRP hair restoration is also a great option for those who are not candidates for surgery or who want to delay formal hair transplant surgery. PRP can also be used after Neograft hair transplant to improve graft survival and speed of growth as well as to help prevent ongoing hair loss.

    Before & After
    Before & After
    * Individual results may vary.

    Photo Gallery

    View before-and-after pictures of real patients of Dr. David Robbins

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  • How does PRP hair restoration work?

    Platelet rich plasma (PRP) in human blood contains many growth factors that stimulate stem cells which have the ability to stimulate new cell and tissue growth and regeneration as well as tissue healing in the environment or location that the PRP is placed. Multiple medical publications over the past two decades confirm the safety and use of PRP therapy. PRP has been used with great success over the past 20 years in the fields of plastic surgery, reconstructive and wound healing treatments, oral surgery, neurosurgery, and orthopedics.

    PRP in the field of hair restoration is in its early stages and although no long term studies have been performed as it relates to its effectiveness, there is substantial evidence that PRP is a promising treatment option for hair growth. Extensive clinical trials are not complete and medical data is not yet published to establish the absolute effectiveness of PRP therapy in hair restoration. PRP should not be considered a “cure” for hair loss and no guarantee can be made about its individual effectiveness. The kits used to make the PRP are FDA approved. The kits are sterile and isolate the PRP in a very effective way.

  • How is the PRP hair restoration procedure performed?

    A small amount of blood (10mL- about a tablespoon) is drawn in our office just like a routine blood test. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge which will separate the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from the other blood components which are not utilized. The highly concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) is then injected into the scalp. An additional technique uses Microneedling or a Profractional laser to make microscopic entry points in the skin of the scalp. PRP is then injected into the scalp. The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes and the patient may drive themselves home. Early studies suggest that the procedure be repeated every three to six months for best results.

    PRP hair restoration is an exciting and innovative therapy offered at Des Moines Plastic Surgery™ and we are pleased to be one of the few practices in the Midwest to offer this new treatment.

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✅ Quadruple Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
✅ Over 15 years experience in cosmetic surgery
✅ Specializing exclusively in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body
✅ Supported by a team of aesthetic experts that value patient care, safety, and providing the latest technology to achieve the results our patients desire
✅ On-site, fully accredited operating room designed and dedicated exclusively to cosmetic surgery procedures

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Experience the difference.

✅ Quadruple Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
✅ Over 15 years experience in cosmetic surgery
✅ Specializing exclusively in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body
✅ Supported by a team of aesthetic experts that value patient care, safety, and providing the latest technology to achieve the results our patients desire
✅ On-site, fully accredited operating room designed and dedicated exclusively to cosmetic surgery procedures

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Experience the difference.

✅ Quadruple Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
✅ Over 15 years experience in cosmetic surgery
✅ Specializing exclusively in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body
✅ Supported by a team of aesthetic experts that value patient care, safety, and providing the latest technology to achieve the results our patients desire
✅ On-site, fully accredited operating room designed and dedicated exclusively to cosmetic surgery procedures

Learn more about our award-winning practice and request a free consultation with Dr. Robbins and the Des Moines Plastic Surgery team by visiting our website - link in @dsmplasticsurgery bio!





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Experience the difference.

✅ Quadruple Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
✅ Over 15 years experience in cosmetic surgery
✅ Specializing exclusively in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body
✅ Supported by a team of aesthetic experts that value patient care, safety, and providing the latest technology to achieve the results our patients desire
✅ On-site, fully accredited operating room designed and dedicated exclusively to cosmetic surgery procedures

Learn more about our award-winning practice and request a free consultation with Dr. Robbins and the Des Moines Plastic Surgery team by visiting our website - link in @dsmplasticsurgery bio!





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Experience the difference.

✅ Quadruple Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
✅ Over 15 years experience in cosmetic surgery
✅ Specializing exclusively in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body
✅ Supported by a team of aesthetic experts that value patient care, safety, and providing the latest technology to achieve the results our patients desire
✅ On-site, fully accredited operating room designed and dedicated exclusively to cosmetic surgery procedures

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In addition to being quadruple board certified, Dr. Robbins is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world. Founded in 1931, the Society represents 93% of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the U.S., and more than eight thousand plastic surgeons worldwide, making ASPS a global institution and leading authority on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.

The mission of ASPS is to advance quality care to plastic surgery patients by encouraging high standards of training, ethics, physician practice and research in plastic surgery. To support its members in the provision of excellent patient care, ASPS will provide: education, advocacy, practice support and enhanced public awareness of the value of plastic surgery, while fostering the highest professional, ethical and quality standards. The Society is a strong advocate for patient safety and requires its members to operate in accredited surgical facilities that have passed rigorous external review of equipment and staffing.
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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. He is board certified by: •
* The American Board of Plastic Surgery
* The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
* The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
* The American Board of Laser Surgery

The decision to have cosmetic surgery is very personal, and you must feel comfortable with Dr. Robbins and staff. At Des Moines Plastic Surgery™, your consultation will include a discussion of the procedure, viewing before and after photos, and discussion of all the surgical options and potential risks. We want you to be completely informed and confident with your decision to have cosmetic surgery. We encourage you to consult with other surgeons and research credentials allowing you to make a more informed decision before choosing a surgeon.
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The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) is an independent, non-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting safe, ethical, efficacious plastic surgery to the public by maintaining high standards for the education, examination, certification and continuous certification of plastic surgeons as specialists and sub specialists

Part of being certified includes the Board requiring the candidate to have completed 5 years of progressive training in general surgery residency training, and a minimum of 3 years of Plastic Surgery Training.

When choosing a surgeon for cosmetic/plastic procedures, a certification from the ABPS ensures you are working with someone qualified for performing these procedures and ensuring the safest outcomes.

Dr. Robbins is certified by the following boards:
- The American Board of Plastic Surgery
- The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
- The American Board of Laser Surgery





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For more than 30 years, the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) has been dedicated to excellence in the medical specialty of cosmetic surgery and committed to providing the highest standard of care to our patients.

As the only certifying board that exclusively tests a surgeon’s knowledge and experience in cosmetic surgery, ABCS board certification is reserved for extraordinary surgeons who already possess at least one recognized board certificate, complete a comprehensive AACS certified fellowship training program in cosmetic surgery, and pass rigorous written and oral exams. In reality, many cosmetic or plastic surgeons do not qualify to take the ABCS board exam because of the very strict qualifications they must meet.

Dr. Robbins is Board Certified by the ABCS and has been since 2013.





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The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inc.,® was established in 1986 to improve the quality of medical and surgical treatment available to the public by examining for professional expertise in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

To carry out this mission, the Board has established a mechanism for the education, qualification, training, review, and certification of surgeons specializing in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

To be eligible for certification, a surgeon must:

•Have completed a residency program approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in one of the two medical specialties containing identifiable training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery: otolaryngology/head-and-neck surgery or plastic surgery.
•Have earned prior certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in otolaryngology/head-and-neck surgery or plastic surgery.
•Have been in practice a minimum of two years.
•Have 100 operative reports accepted by a peer-review committee.
•Successfully pass an 8-hour written and oral examination.
•Operate in an accredited facility.
•Hold the appropriate licensure and adhere to the ABFPRS Code of Ethics.


Dr. Robbins is Board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and has been since 2005. •




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The American Board of Laser Surgery (ABLS) was founded in 1984 by physicians, physicists and other medical practitioners from various fields who were experienced in the fundamental science and clinical applications of lasers. They shared a concern for the safe and efficacious use of lasers in medicine and surgery. They believed that the increasing complexity and utilization of lasers in treating patients had created a need for the establishment of key standards of knowledge, competence, and experience for those who used lasers in medicine.

Many individual physicians, hospital administrators, chairmen of credentialing committees, and other concerned persons expressed a desire for an organization that would fulfill these needs. In doing so, they recognized that lasers are sophisticated instruments requiring special knowledge and experience for safe and effective use in surgery and other medical procedures.

From the very beginning of the era of lasers in clinical use, iatrogenic, laser-related injuries and deaths were occurring among patients. This was the incentive for the founding of the American Board of Laser Surgery. Today, deaths are rare, but burns, complications and sub-optimal outcomes are still all too common.

The Mission of the ABLS is to educate and credential as many qualified laser and light practitioners as possible to ensure the efficacious and safe outcomes for patients.


Dr. Robbins is certified by the ABLS in Cosmetic Laser Surgery and has been since 2013.
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Easy online booking for both in-person and virtual consultations are complimentary and available with Dr. Robbins and the Des Moines Plastic Surgery team.

To schedule your free consultation visit our website or call 📱 515.221.9999 during business hours.




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Meeting Dr. David Robbins

This is the customer’s opportunity to ask any and all questions. It is also Dr. Robbins’ opportunity to ask you questions as well. Every conversation should be open and honest because surgery is a big deal and both parties involved want the best outcome with the best experience possible. You should be expected to talk about the following:

What you want to change about your body, and why you want to change it?
How you feel about your body now, and how you would like to feel after plastic surgery?
Your goals: what do you want to look like after surgery, what specific changes would you like to see?
Which procedure(s), if any, can help you achieve your goals?
What results you can expect from each procedure?
What’s involved in the surgery (anesthesia type, incisions, recovery timeframe)?
The risks and possible complications from surgery?
Review your medical history (be open and honest for your safety).




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When you are called back to begin your consultation appointment, you will first meet with a patient coordinator, who will review your medical history with you and help you get settled. Your patient coordinator is your liaison between you and the practice. They make sure your questions are addressed quickly as you consider your options before surgery as well as throughout your surgery and recovery process. They also help you with scheduling pre-op appointments, your surgery date, and post-op appointments.

Our front desk receptionist is also able to schedule pre-op appointments, your surgery date, and post-op appointments. The patient coordinator will credential the office and the staff, including Dr. Robbins, so that you have a good understanding of what sets Des Moines Plastic Surgery apart from other local plastic surgery practices.




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Once the customer feels comfortable with the information they have gathered, a consultation is scheduled by email or phone. Customers will always meet with Dr. Robbins and his Patient Care Coordinator for the initial consult.

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Before Scheduling A Consultation

We encourage customers to do research online, talk with family and friends and verify the plastic surgeon is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Please visit our website for more information about the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

This often prepares the customer for the consult and makes them feel more comfortable with Dr. Robbins.




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