NeoGraft For Women Des Moines
Unfortunately, hair loss in women is rarely discussed. Yet in the United States alone, as many as 30 million women are affected by this condition. Although hair loss can occur at any age, for most women it begins around the age of 50, and by 60, nearly 40% of women will experience noticeable hair loss.
Causes of hair loss in women are varied, and proper diagnosis is essential in providing a solution. Hair loss can occur due to aging, heredity, medications, and underlying medical conditions.
Women experiencing hair loss are advised to receive a physical examination by their doctor. Blood tests and personal history can help determine the causes of hair loss, which then aids in assessing the best methods for treatment.
For women, the patterns of hair loss tend to differ from men’s. Men often experience a receding hairline at the front of the scalp or loss at the crown. In women, the hair loss or thinning tends to take place toward the top of the scalp, across a wide portion of the head. Over time, the scalp becomes more and more visible when the hair is parted down the center.
Dr. Robbins understands woman’s hair is a sign of femininity and also one of the most admired features on the body. Male pattern baldness can be difficult to accept and live with, but female balding can cause severe emotional angst. Dr. Robbins finds women are surprised to find that hair restoration can be used to successfully treat their type of hair loss; the common perception is that these methods are exclusively for men.
To restore youth and luster to women’s hair, Dr. Robbins and Des Moines Plastic Surgery have chosen the revolutionary patented NeoGraft Automated Follicular Unit Extraction and Implantation Hair Transplant System. The procedure is much gentler and less painful than traditional hair restoration surgery. With NeoGraft, individual hair follicle units are transplanted from a donor site into the targeted areas. Each unit consists of up to four hairs. This minimally invasive procedure is performed under local anesthetic and generally takes only a few short hours, with no sutures or scalpels required.
The result of NeoGraft hair restoration is a natural and healthy-looking head of hair which you can wear in a variety of styles without having to worry about concealing any signs of having had work done.
Women who can benefit the most from NeoGraft are those with only patches of bald or thinning hair. For women who experience hair loss evenly over the entire scalp, the NeoGraft procedure may not be effective. This is because in order to transplant hair follicles, healthy, high-quality units must be harvested from somewhere. If the entire scalp is problematic, it will not help to pull from one thinning area just to insert it in another. Hair follicles that are already damaged do not make for good donor material.
Dr. Robbins and staff welcome any questions you may have about NeoGraft. To learn more about NeoGraft hair transplantation at Des Moines Plastic Surgery, call Dr. Robbins for your complimentary NeoGraft consultation at 515-221-9999.