To our valued patients: 

Your well-being is important to us at Yates Hair Science & LifeStyle Med Spa. That’s why infection control procedures are always in place at our office.

In light of the new Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), we want to reassure you that infection control procedures as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been and continue to be put in place at our office. All of the following procedures are steps we have always implemented in preparation and during patient care. Before you enter the examining room, all surfaces, such as procedure chair, procedure light, tables, countertops, drawer handles, light switches etc. have been cleaned and disinfected. Non-disposable items are cleaned and sterilized between patients. Disposable supplies and needles are never reused. Infection control precautions also require all staff to use appropriate protective equipment such as gloves, masks, gowns and eyewear as needed. After each patient, disposable gloves and masks are thrown away. Before seeing the next patient, everyone on the team washes their ands and puts on a new pair of gloves and masks.

What about the new coronavirus?

With so many news stories, it’s understandable to be concerned about the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Please know that the precautions we already take every day to prevent the spread of infection in our practice also helps prevent the spread of COVID-19.

If you are healthy, there is no need to cancel your scheduled appointments.

If you are ill with flu-like symptoms, you should reschedule your appointment.

If you or someone you are in close contact with have recently traveled to one of the countries with large outbreaks of COVID-19 (China, Italy, Iran, South Korea) or if you have been exposed to someone else who was diagnosed with COVID-19 or who was quarantined as a precaution, wait 14 days until you come in for an elective appointment.

It’s important to know that the majority of people infected with the corona virus experience flu-like symptoms and then recover. Most people do not develop serious respiratory complications. Those most at risk of becoming seriously ill are elderly people and those with other underlying medical conditions.

Here are a few things you can do on your own to help keep yourself and those around you healthy:

  • Wash your hands frequently and/or use hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent ethyl alcohol
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes or nose to reduce the spread of germs
  • Cover your cough or sneeze into your elbow/arm. Infections like the corona virus spread through the tiny droplets in coughs and sneezes.
  • If you have flu-like symptoms or otherwise feel unwell, stay home and rest. Call our office to reschedule your appointment for a later date. 

Visit the CDC’s website for latest information on COVID-19.

If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call our office at 312-883-9617.



Accomplished FUE and robotic surgeon – A True leader in hair restoration – Dr. Yates is one of the only surgeons in the United States and internationally that truly specializes in every technique available for hair restoration. Yes, he can perform a strip or FUT procedure, but chooses not too – He only performs minimally invasive FUE hair transplants. Within the specialty of FUE, he is able to offer unique and custom treatments for each of his patients.  Dr. Yates has also authored numerous  medical articles and holds a Medical Device Patent that he invented.

He can perform FUE with the traditional shaved donor area but he also specializes in hair-sparing techniques that allow the FUE technique to be performed in and around the longer hair in the back and sides without shaving your head.

DR. Yates specializes in body hair transplants. If you have been told you are “tapped out” and no longer have enough donor hair for a hair transplant, do not despair. Dr. Yates successfully harvests hair from the nape of the neck, beard area, chest and back.

Yates Hair Science Group also offers follicular micro-pigmentation for people with limited donor hair, scarring or to augment closely cropped hair-styles.


  • B.A. in Medical Science – Northwestern University, Illinois 1983
  • M.D. Northwestern University Six-Year Honors Program in Medical Education – 1985
  • Surgical Internship – Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC – 1986
  • General Surgery residency – Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC – 1990
  • Fellowship in Critical Care/Trauma – University of Maryland Hospital – 1991
  • Board of Healing Arts - Missouri

    • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
    • American Medical Society


    • American Board of Surgery
    • American Board of Surgery - Trauma and Critical Care
    • Diplomat of American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery


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