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Yates Hair Science Group features ARTAS robotics

Posted on: April 24th, 2017 by Dr 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.

Easy Ways to Keep Your Hair Healthy

Posted on: April 17th, 2017 by Dr Yates

Easy Ways to Keep Your Hair Healthy

There are many men and women who will experience some degree of hair loss throughout their life. Some of them will fortunately be able to regrow the hair that was lost, but as we continue to get older, the amount of hair that regrows will slow down and will stop altogether at some point. Heredity is a big contributing factor to how much hair can be regrown and for how long that hair will continue to grow.

Hair loss is typically more problematic for men than women and genetics are the biggest determination to how severe the hair loss will be. Losing your hair can happen at any age and there are many different reasons why people experience hair loss, including:


  • Anxiety
  • Environmental factors
  • Excessive use of heat/chemicals
  • Heredity
  • Pollution
  • Stress


Although you cannot actually “cure” baldness, you are able to do things that will keep your hair as healthy as possible for as long as possible. The first easy way to have healthy hair is to eat healthy. Your hair is made up of proteins and a diet that is healthy and well balanced can cause your hair to be healthier. When you eat a healthy combination of fruits, vegetables, eggs, whole grains, nuts and fish, you are giving your hair the best chance at being strong too. It is also recommended that you eat some foods that are rich in protein and fatty acids.


Making sure that you drink enough water is another way to keep your hair strong and shiny. When you are dehydrated, it can cause your hair to become brittle, dull and it will be more prone to breakage. Water really is the best drink for healthy hair and you should try to cut down on the amount of sugar and caffeine that you drink, since both of those cause you to be more dehydrated.

When you apply a great deal of heat and chemicals to your hair, you can cause great harm. Excessive blow drying, straightening, curling and dying of your hair will make your hair brittle and your hair will lose its strength. In addition, you should choose a shampoo and conditioner that will be gentle on your hair and scalp.


There are numerous benefits to getting a good night of sleep, and healthy hair is one of them. When you get a good 8 hours of sleep at night, your body gets more energy, which in turn allows your body to be able to provide nourishment and strength to your hair. Sleep also helps people to get rid of their stress, which is extremely beneficial since stress is a contributing factor to hair loss.

Many people are afraid that they need to incorporate vigorous exercise in order to reap the benefits from it. However, incorporating walks into your daily routine can help your hair to stay healthy and it may actually promote hair growth. Walking helps to increase your blood circulation, including the circulation on your scalp, and this increases the flow of important nutrients to your hair.


Although there is not a way to cure baldness, by incorporating these tips, you can help your hair to stay as healthy as possible.

The FUE Hair Transplantation Procedure

Posted on: January 2nd, 2017 by Dr Yates

Dr. William Yates owns and operates the Chicago-area hair restoration organization Yates Hair Science Group. Although the Yates Hair Science Group offers a range of restoration options, Dr. Yates particularly favors the advanced follicular unit extraction (FUE) transplantation procedure.

Surgeons William R. Rassman and Robert M. Bernstein published the first version of the FUE approach in 2002, but the procedure has seen much technological advancement since then. Unlike traditional transplantation methods that can produce considerable pain, swelling, and scarring, FUE transplants are relatively noninvasive and require significantly less recovery time.

The key difference between the FUE procedure and other surgical approaches is way in which hair follicles are harvested prior to implantation. Traditional methods involve cutting a strip of skin from areas of the scalp with thick hair growth and then dividing this strip into follicular units for graft production. In the FUE procedure, surgeons harvest individual follicular units directly from the donor area.

The Advantages of Natural, Undetectable FUE Hair Transplants

Posted on: October 9th, 2016 by Dr Yates

Based in Vernon Hills, Illinois, Yates Hair Science Group offers patients leading edge hair restoration surgery options focused on follicular unit extraction (FUE). This technique involves the creation of permanent natural hair that can be styled in any manner. The Yates Hair Science Group team takes pride in creating a hairline and hair density that fills in areas of thinning and is undetectable.

The FUE procedure begins with hair being harvested from the follicular units in the donor area, traditionally the back of the scalp. Hand-held instruments as well as the ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant System are employed in individually punching out follicles. Only the strongest specimens are selected as worthy of transplantation. They are carefully stored and maintained until transplantation in biological solutions such as ATPv (adenosine triphosphate) and hypothermosol.

A major advantage of the FUE approach is that it avoids the painful cuts and lifelong scars associated with the traditional strip transplantation techniques. This has to do with the use of micro-incisions for creating sites across the scalp for individual follicular units to be placed.

Yates Hair Science Group – FUE Hair Transplants Explained

Posted on: June 9th, 2016 by Dr Yates

A board-certified hair restoration surgeon, Dr. William Yates owns and operates Yates Hair Science Group in Illinois. Patients from around the world seek revolutionary treatments at the state-of-the-art facility. Although Dr. Yates has experience with every surgical hair restoration technique, he only performs follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplants at Yates Hair Science Group.

With the FUE method, the surgeon extracts donor hair from the back of the scalp or another donor area to harvest hair follicles. Before extracting the follicles, the surgeon makes tiny, needle-point recipient sites with a special instrument in the scalp’s balding area. After harvesting enough follicles, the units are then grafted onto the recipient sites, where they can grow into healthy hair follicles.

The procedure requires local anesthesia and robotics tools or special hand-held instruments. The instrument used depends on the best choice to give each individual patient the best results.

FUE Solutions for Hair Loss with the Yates Hair Science Group

Posted on: March 21st, 2016 by Dr Yates

Located in Vernon Hills and Chicago, Illinois, the Yates Hair Science Group is a surgical and non-surgical medical resource for men and women seeking to address issues of hair loss. Owner and chief executive officer William Yates, MD, employs a minimally invasive procedure, the follicular unit extraction (FUE) technique, to meet the needs of countless patients. Prior to establishing himself as one of the nation’s leading hair transplant surgeons, William Yates, MD, joined a select few medical experts in administering the American Board of Surgeons surgery examination to aspiring general surgeons. When not training doctors in FUE or treating clients at the Yates Hair Science Group, he serves as a board examiner on behalf of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery.

In addition to providing various treatments to patients, the Yates Hair Science Group contributes to the local community in a number of ways; it is involved with several charity groups, including the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation.