Archive for November, 2016

Causes of Hair Loss in Women

Posted on: November 10th, 2016 by Dr Yates

Under the direction of hair restoration surgeon Dr. William Yates, the Yates Hair Science Group offers a range of surgical and nonsurgical options for the treatment of hair loss. In addition to treating men, Dr. Yates is committed to meeting the unique medical, emotional, and aesthetic needs of women who experience hair loss.

Although hereditary hair loss is more common and typically more pronounced among men, many women also face this genetic condition, known in the scientific community as androgenetic alopecia. Other causes of women’s hair loss are specific to the female gender. Telogen effluvium, for example, commonly occurs after pregnancy, causing women to shed significant amounts of hair on a daily basis. This condition also can occur after major surgery, extreme weight loss, and periods of intense stress.

Because they face higher risks from certain diseases, such as lupus and thyroid disease, women more frequently experience the hair loss that often accompanies these diseases. Hair loss also can occur as a result of common female health issues such as iron deficiency and polycystic ovarian syndrome.

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.