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Yates Hair Science Group features ARTAS robotics

Posted on: April 24th, 2017 by Dr. William Yates

Yates Hair Science Group is owned and managed by Dr. William Yates, MD, hair loss expert and board-certified hair restoration surgeon. Apart from well-known treatments like Rogaine and Propecia, Yates Hair Science Group also offers non-surgical treatments like laser light and platelet-rich plasma therapy.


Yates Hair Science Group focuses solely on hair restoration, scalp micro-pigmentation, and hair styling for thinning hair. Yates Hair Science Group is also one of the few select centers in the world that uses the ARTAS robotic hair transplant system, a machine that uses an algorithm to target robust hairs in their growing stage for extraction and implantation. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia.


The hair or follicular units are harvested individually or punched from the back of the scalp. The hairs are then stored in Hypothermosol and ATPv to ensure protection and survival of the grafts until they can be transplanted to the balding area.


Yates Hair Science Group is recognized as an ARTAS Center of Clinical Excellence and is frequently sought out by patients from all over the globe. For those who want access to the services of the group, a travel concierge makes the necessary arrangements to make sure patients’ trips, procedures and follow-up care are taken care of.

The ARTAS Procedure

Posted on: November 10th, 2016 by Dr Yates

Located Chicago, Illinois, the Yates Hair Science Group allows patients to choose among multiple surgical and non-surgical hair restoration options. One of the state-of-the-art surgical procedures performed by the Yates Hair Science Group is the robotics-driven ARTAS hair restoration procedure.

A minimally invasive solution to address hair loss, ARTAS uses digital imaging and robotic technology to harvest healthy grafts at the back of the head, where hair density is typically high, for transplantation to other areas of the scalp that are thinning. The ARTAS system is extremely fast, monitoring and updating parameters for each follicular unit at a rate of 60 times per second. By contrast, surgeons who perform similar procedures by eye can only process between 10 and 12 separate images per second. Other advantages of the ARTAS system include enhanced precision and a software program that employs complex algorithms that detect characteristics such as hair thickness and angle to ensure quality results.

Hair Restoration – The ARTAS Procedure

Posted on: September 23rd, 2016 by Dr Yates

At the Yates Hair Science Group, people can access the latest hair restoration treatments, including minimally invasive solutions like the ARTAS procedure. Dr. William Yates, owner of the Yates Hair Science Group, is certified through the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery.

For people with hair loss, one effective therapy involves actually replacing damaged or dead hair follicles with healthy follicles transplanted from other parts of the body. In some cases, the procedure entails removing a hair-rich piece of scalp and grafting it to a region of the head. The operation, called a “strip procedure,” is fairly invasive, requires stitches, and may leave scarring.

The ARTAS hair transplantation procedure, on the other hand, relies on a high-tech robot to seek out individual hairs and reposition them to achieve a more natural appearance. ARTAS involves no stitches or scarring, making it a minimally invasive alternative to the strip procedure. In fact, after doctors administer local anesthetic, patents undergoing ARTAS remain awake during the surgery and usually feel little to no pain.