OUR DEDICATED TEAM
Dr. Yaker and his team of dedicated hair restoration and medical professionals make each patient’s experience worthwhile. At our patient-centered facility, our team works hard to make each guest feel confident, comfortable and relaxed as they begin their journey towards hair restoration. Our warm and highly trained staff members ensure that safety and patient education are a priority, and it is our guarantee that treatment will be delivered with trust and compassion. We are excited to meet you and work with you to create results that will change your life forever. We invite you to meet our outstanding team members.
JOSEPH R. YAKER, MD
“My personal mission is to make every patient that walks into my office, feel unique and important. Understanding that hair loss is a very personal affliction, my commitment is to provide highly effective, progressive treatments with quantifiable results.”
ABOUT DR. YAKER
Dr. Joseph Yaker attended the University of Texas at Austin, and later completed his medical training at Ross University School of Medicine. He completed his internship in general surgery at the Mayo Clinic, and is board certified in family medicine after finalizing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
After years of working with his father, Dr. Natan Yaker, a highly respected and well-known plastic & reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Yaker discovered a true passion for aesthetics, anti-aging, regenerative medicine, and specifically, the art of hair restoration.
Dr. Yaker completed a fellowship in hair transplant surgery and extended training under the esteemed Dr. Mark S. DiStefano at the DiStefano Hair Restoration Centers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, as well as with Dr. Alan Bauman at Bauman Medical Group in Boca Raton, Florida. In addition, Dr. Yaker is fellowship trained with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine where he is board certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.
DR. YAKER SPECIALTIES
As a hair loss specialist and hair restoration surgeon specializing in the prevention and treatment of hair loss in both men and women, Dr. Yaker and his team offer only the most progressive, state-of-the-art, surgical and nonsurgical treatments that include platelet rich plasma (PRP) with placenta-derived extracellular matrix therapy, low level laser therapy (LaserCap®), SmartGraft™ FUE and FUT technology. Through FUE specifically, Dr. Yaker is able to naturally and artistically restore hair with little-to-no downtime.
Dr. Yaker has successfully performed hundreds of hair transplants as a double board certified and expertly trained physician. However, understanding that every patient is unique, he is committed to a very personalized approach and customized treatment plan to optimize results for each individual and guarantee patient satisfaction. He strives to approach every patient with compassion, effective communication and commitment.
MORE ABOUT DR. YAKER
Dr. Joseph Yaker is a hair restoration surgeon who oversees the hair restoration services and treatments within the same facility of Surface Skin Spa, located at the Texas Center for Hair Restoration and Cosmetic Surgery Associates. Dr. Yaker is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, followed by training at Ross University School of Medicine. Having completed an internship in general surgery with the Mayo Clinic and finishing
Natalie Yaker is a Nurse Practitioner specializing in female non-surgical hair restoration and non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments. She received her master’s in nursing at Maryville University and is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Her undergraduate degree was obtained from Texas Christian University where she received her bachelor’s in nursing. She has been trained through Allergan, the manufacturer of Botox ®, Juvéderm ®, Kybella ®, and Voluma ®. Natalie is passionate towards helping her patients reach their aesthetic goals by delivering patient-centered care. Natalie’s philosophy is to treat each and every patient individually while incorporating the latest techniques in non-surgical hair restoration and facial rejuvenation. Natalie is passionate towards preventative measures by assisting her patients in looking and feeling their best. She strives to be a positive force in her patients’ lives by treating them with genuine respect and kindness. She aims to deliver safe and effective care to her patients while putting their emotional and physical needs at the forefront. Her goal is to build a trusting rapport with her patients and assist them to create a customized treatment plan to achieve optimal results.
Michael Barge has close to 25 years of combined FUT and FUE experience and has helped perform thousands of successful hair transplant surgeries. He is one of only a select few hair transplant surgical technicians that is a certified through the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. In addition, he has lectured and trained countless physicians and surgical technicians on the latest hair transplant advancements and techniques.
Maria is a licensed and highly skilled scalp micropigmentation expert who camouflages hair loss and scars through the art of 3D micropigmentation. With her unique talent, Maria is able to recreate a full head of cropped hair by meticulously placing pigmented follicles on top of the scalp. In other patients, she artistically adds fullness to areas of thinning. Maria also specializes in scar camouflage, such as with FUT linear scars. Through scalp micropigmentation, patients are able to confidently shave their head without showing any noticeable scars to the back of the head.
Blanca Duran serves as Patient Coordinator for Yaker Hair Restoration + Med Spa.
Blanca is not only responsible for Dr. Yaker’s patient inquiries, but is also there to assist before, during, and after their procedure. Her problem-solving abilities and team-oriented spirit make her an integral part of the office’s success.
Because she’s passionate about restoring self-confidence, she aims to be a knowledgeable and compassionate source throughout each patient’s hair restoration journey.
Mylene is a Certified Medical Assistant who began her career in the hair transplant field in 2002, with Medical Hair Restoration (MHR). In 2010, she began working with Neograft, an FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) technology company. Over the years, she has traveled around the country and internationally training physicians and their staff on the state-of-the-art FUE technique.
Vangie Hemphill serves as Patient Coordinator for Yaker Hair Restoration + Med Spa.
With over 15 years of experience in the cosmetic industry, Vangie understands each patient’s journey is unique and personal, which motivates her to make Dr. Yaker’s office a safe and secure environment. While she is relatable and fun to be around, you can still expect the highest level of professionalism and care.
From scheduling to post-op, Vangie is available to address any questions as she strives to make each patient feel comfortable and confident throughout their hair restoration experience.
Casey provides a variety of treatments, which include in-depth skin analysis, laser resurfacing, skin tightening, BBL, laser hair removal, vein treatment, chemical peels, micro-needling, HydraFacial and dermaplaning. Her passion lies with helping people look and feel better about their skin by treating diverse skin conditions, such as acne, aging, hyperpigmentation, and rosacea. Casey has over 8 years of experience in the aesthetic industry and brings a wealth of knowledge to our practice. She received her aesthetic license at the Aveda Institute in 2011 and laser training at the National Laser Institute in 2012.