AUGUST IS NATIONAL HAIR LOSS AWARENESS MONTH
ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant solves drawbacks of old traditional treatments
SAN JOSE, CA 7-31-2013 /PRNewswire/ — This August marks the 13th year for National Hair Loss Awareness Month, which was established by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) to raise awareness about this treatable condition that affects an estimated 60 million men and 40 million women in America.
Restoration Robotics, Inc. has developed the first and only FDA-cleared, physician controlled, computer-assisted technology for hair transplant surgery. The ARTAS Robotic System uses advanced digital imagery and precision robotics to deliver a permanent, natural looking solution without the need for any stitches. Unlike strip surgery, this minimally invasive procedure allows patients to wear their hair almost any style post procedure because it does not leave a linear scar.
The ARTAS Robotic System has been rigorously tested and cleared by the FDA. This revolutionary procedure is now being offered by leading surgeons in the United States and in countries all around the world including Canada, Italy, UK, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, and Japan.
“The ARTAS Robotic System represents the state of the art in hair restoration,” said Jim McCollum, CEO & President of Restoration Robotics. “We are thrilled to offer this minimally invasive procedure so patients can enjoy the benefits of this safe, highly precise, permanent hair transplant option.”
Patients can now be confident they will get the results they expect and be able to quickly return to their activities after this outpatient procedure. “I was back to work the day after my procedure and after a week I was fully healed,” said Vincent DeLany, ARTAS Patient. “I feel great about myself. My hair has been restored and I am really happy with the results.”
Over 35 million men are affected by male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia) in the United States alone1. Approximately two-thirds of American men will experience appreciable hair loss by age 35; by age 50, 85% will see significant loss in hair thickness.2 Genetic hair loss, which typically begins between late adolescence and before or during middle age, is largely untreatable outside of surgery.
About Restoration Robotics
Restoration Robotics, Inc., a privately held medical device company, is dedicated to revolutionizing the field of hair transplantation by developing and commercializing its state-of-the-art image-guided ARTAS® Robotic System. This interactive, computer assisted system uses image guided technology and precision robotics to enhance the quality of hair follicle harvesting for the benefit of physicians and their patients. To learn more about the ARTAS Robotic System and its unique technology, visit www.restorationrobotics.com or www.artashair.com.
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Audra B. Friis
Pascale Communications, LLC