Archive for July, 2016

Tips for Post-Hair Transplant Care

Posted on: July 30th, 2016 by Dr Yates

Yates Hair Science Group has been in operation in Vernon Hills, Illinois since 2013. The group is headed by Dr. William Yates, MD, a licensed hair restoration specialist. Yates Hair Science Group and Dr. Yates are known for their state-of-the-art surgical solutions and hair transplantation procedures.

Post-hair transplant care involves simple post-operative instructions. After a week of gentle hair care, the patient can resume normal hair care. Most patients experience very little discomfort after an FUE hair transplant procedure. Sleeping on one pillow at night will help prevent swelling. The incisions for this delicate surgery are so small, that most people note very rapid healing.

With FUE or the Follicular Unit Extraction technique for hair transplant, minimal to no scarring is visible. This is quite different than the traditional “strip” method of hair transplantation where a long, linear cut is made. Stitches, pain and a residual scar remains.

After a hair transplant, the transplanted hair will begin to grow around 2 to 3 months after the procedure and continue for up to a year when you reach your final result. The progress is very gradual so no one will notice you had anything done. The results are natural and permanent.

Researchers Working on Biological Solutions to Hair Loss

Posted on: July 30th, 2016 by Dr Yates

Yates Hair Science Group is a hair loss center based in Vernon Hills, Illinois. The clinic is managed and directed by Dr. William Yates, MD. Yates Hair Science Group specializes in treating all hair types for both men and women.

More than 50 million men in the United States are suffering from hair loss. There are various studies that aim to combat this issue, such as stem cell research and gene therapy. Here are three examples:

1. Organ-Level Quorum Sensing

The University of Southern California conducted a study to see if strategically plucking hairs from certain areas of the scalp can trigger an increase in growth. The results showed that the plucking triggered stem cell regeneration of hair follicles. The response is called, “quorum sensing.”

2. Stem Cell Research

Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute conducted an experiment of their own using stem cells. They used human pluripotent stem cells to produce new cells that could trigger hair growth on humans.

3. Gene Therapy

Lastly, the University College in London identified a new species of genes that affects hair density and baldness. The research continues, as experts search for a way to target the genes that are related to hair loss.

Hair Loss – Causes

Posted on: July 19th, 2016 by Dr Yates

At the Yates Hair Science Group, patients undergo effective treatments that seek to restore hair loss. In fact, the Yates Hair Science Group offers surgical and non-surgical therapies tailored to the individual needs of men and women.

Hair follicles are the tissues responsible for growing and maintaining hair. It’s normal for people to lose up to 100 hairs per day, and in most cases, the follicles produce new hairs to replace those that fall out. However, in people with hair loss, the cycle is interrupted because hair follicles are damaged or fail to function properly.

When people present with hair loss, the cause most often is because of a genetic condition called female or male pattern baldness. In women, the condition results in progressive thinning of the hair, and in men, it causes the hairline to recede and bald areas to manifest.

Beyond genetics, several illnesses result in hair loss symptoms. For example, thyroid disease gives rise to hair loss, as does anemia. In both cases, treatment can halt and reverse the problem.

Hair Loss Treatments – Stem Cell Therapy

Posted on: July 19th, 2016 by Dr Yates

A provider of innovative hair loss treatments, the Yates Hair Science Group offers hair restoration solutions through its Stem Cell Treatment Center. As chief executive officer and owner of the Yates Hair Science Group, Dr. William Yates leverages decades of experience to deliver state-of-the-art hair care to his patients.

In 2014, the journal Nature published a major paper in the hair loss treatment field. The study, authored by scientists with the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, shows how to transform general stem cells into those capable of replacing damaged hair follicles.

Though doctors have been using stem cells in hair restoration therapies for years now, they have faced difficulties in producing enough epithelial stem cells to attain desired results. The method presented in the Nature study offers a path forward, though the authors warn that their procedure is not yet ready for human use.

In the meantime, hair loss physicians rely on other methods to yield stem cells. For example, doctors can source stem cells from patient fat and bone marrow and combine it with platelet rich plasma to help mitigate hair loss.

Two Myths about Hair Transplants

Posted on: July 6th, 2016 by Dr Yates

Dr. William Yates of Yates Hair Science Group graduated with a BA from Northwestern University and then received his MD from the six-year honors program at the same school. The Yates Hair Science Group, based in Vernon Hills, Illinois, serves patients who have hair transplant needs.

Consumers have many questions about hair transplant options. Here are two myths about hair transplants that are not true.

One myth is that transplants are most effective in younger men and that this procedure should be performed earlier in life. The truth, however, is that waiting until hair loss has become significant is the best option. If hair transplants are done too soon, it is possible that hair thinning can continue, which may lead to an unnatural look around the transplant area.

Another myth is that transplanted hair requires special care. One of the best things about hair transplant surgery is that once the new hair starts growing, it can be treated just like regular hair. The hair can be cut, colored, and styled as normal. Transplanted hair is no more fragile than the original hair.

Basics of Hair Transplant Treatment

Posted on: July 6th, 2016 by Dr Yates

The Yates Hair Science Group in Vernon Hills, Illinois offers a variety of services, including female hair restoration, scar repair, and facial hair restoration. As part of its commitment to providing the best services to its clients, the staff at Yates Hair Science Group keeps up with current techniques in hair transplant treatment.

Patients curious about hair transplant therapy often have lots of questions about how the procedures work. Here’s a quick overview of the two most common methods, which are follicular unit strip surgery (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE).

Both procedures are typically performed in the doctor’s office. The scalp is cleaned and the doctor uses local anesthetic on the back of the head to numb up the area.

In FUT treatment, the doctor will surgically remove a strip of skin from the back of the head, usually six to ten inches long. He then closes the scalp with sutures. FUE treatment is somewhat different, as the doctor shaves the back of the scalp and then removes hair follicles one after another.

Both procedures are essentially the same after that point. The doctor prepares the new grafts, sterilizes and numbs the part of the scalp where the new hair is to be transplanted, uses surgical implements to create holes for the new grafts and then places them.

Transplant sessions typically last between five and ten hours. Depending on the amount of hair loss that has occurred, the estimated rate of new hair loss, and donor hair amounts available, several procedures may be necessary to achieve desired results.