Posts Tagged ‘hair transplantation’

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 411 on Hair Transplantation

Posted on: April 7th, 2015 by Dr Yates

The 411 on Hair Transplantation

Although hair transplantation is not a new process, the procedure has evolved immensely and by using the latest technology and methods, people are able to get results that look and feel very natural. During an initial consultation, there must first be a thorough hair loss analysis in order to determine what the person’s hair loss condition is.

In order to determine the best course of treatment for your hair loss, the hair transplant physician first needs to determine what the factors are that led to the hair loss and what the classification is. In doing so, it will ensure that the best treatment options will be presented in order to correct the hair loss. This consultation will also include the patient receiving information about what the procedure will entail and what the recovery period will be like.

Hair loss classification is used in order to determine the pattern and establish how severe the hair loss is. A standard scale is utilized in order to find the size and find out which type of hair transplantation procedure will be best to give the patient the look they want. The size of the procedure means how many hair grafts will need to be harvested and transplanted during the procedure. The scale that is used to determine hair loss patterns is different for men and women, and men’s hair loss patterns are classified through the Norwood Scale and women’s hair loss patterns are classified through the Ludwig Scale.

There are many different patterns of hair loss that both men and women experience. The donor area for hair transplantation will usually come from the back and the sides of the head, since those areas generally will have the most healthy hair growth. Individual hair follicles will be taken from the donor area and will be used to fill in the thinning areas to provide the most natural looking results.

Hair quality is a very important factor that contributes to how successful the hair transplant will go. The elements that comprise hair quality include:

  • Density
  • Growth pattern
  • Thickness of hair follicles
  • Volume

For most patients, the denser the donor hair is, the better the outcome is for their hair transplant procedure. The physician will need to determine the quality of your hair to make sure that you are a good candidate for the procedure, which is why you will need to have an initial consultation. Your initial consultation will also provide the physician with the necessary information they need to be able to give you an accurate quote for the cost of the transplant.

During the actual procedure, the hair or follicular units will be individually harvested or punched from the back of your head or the sides of your head by the physician, using the FUE technique. The donor hair will be identified and selected based on the DHT resistance of the hair. DHT is the hormone that is the cause for hair loss in the majority of people who experience it. In choosing hair that is DHT-resistant, it ensures that once the hair is transplanted, it will grow and give the fullest and most natural looking results for the patient.

You need to feel confident with your hair transplant physician and should discuss what your goals are for the outcome. You will also need to gather information about how to care for your hair after receiving the hair transplant. It is important to ask questions and feel comfortable that you have all the necessary knowledge of how the procedure will work. Contact Dr. Yates in order to schedule your free consultation and discuss hair transplantation further.