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Premier Houston Surgeon Now Performing Breakthrough Robotic Hair Restoration

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HOUSTON, March 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Restoration Robotics, Inc. today announced the installation of its revolutionary ARTAS® System at the Mosaic Clinic in Houston, Texas. Dr. Rashid is one of the few Hair Physicians in the country to hold both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees and an enhanced background in research. His experience makes him an ideal adopter of the ARTAS System – the first and only FDA cleared physician controlled, computer-assisted technology for hair transplantation. The system's robotic precision offers hair restoration physicians and patients unprecedented levels of safety, efficacy, and patient comfort.

"I always strive to give my patients the leading technology which helps achieve leading quality care and natural results," said Dr. Rashid. "The ARTAS System is a dramatic leap forward in hair restoration and my patients will benefit from its advanced technology without any linear scarring or prolonged downtime," continued Dr. Rashid.

"Our mission has been to offer a minimally invasive procedure that is safe, effective, and precise, with game-changing technology." said Jim McCollum, CEO & President of Restoration Robotics. "Dr. Rashid is an excellent example of a technology leader in his field wanting to give the best to his patients – I'm happy they will have the opportunity to benefit from the advantages of the ARTAS System"

Hair Loss by the Numbers



According to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), at least 35 million men in the United States are affected by male pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia. By age 50, approximately 50% of men will experience some degree of appreciable hair loss.

Hair transplantation moves healthy, functioning follicles to the areas of the patient's scalp most impacted by baldness for more dramatic results. New hair continues to grow over the course of a full year, resulting in a gradual change in the patient's appearance over time. Hair transplantation is the only permanent solution for hair loss.

About Rashid Rashid, MD, PhD

Dr. Rashid is the Director of the Mosaic Clinic in Houston, Texas. He has a Medical Degree (M.D.), but also spent several extra years of training to obtain a Ph.D. based on his research in pharmacology. He completed both in an accelerated combined training program in just 7 years compared to the standard 8-9 years. Few of the world's hair transplant doctors hold both doctoral degrees. Dr. Rashid has over 5 dozen peer reviewed scientific papers, including on the subject of hair loss; published in respected journals such as the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. He is board certified by the American Academy of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (F.A.A.D.). Dr. Rashid is no stranger to the media and has been called upon for his expert advice for NBC, Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal, to name a few. Dr. Rashid's projects have been recognized by national societies including the American Medical Association, the Women's Dermatologic Society, and many others.

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® System. This interactive, computer assisted system uses image guided technology and precision robotics to enhance the quality of hair restoration for the benefit of physicians and their patients. To learn more about the ARTAS System and its unique technology, visit www.restorationrobotics.com or www.artashair.com.

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Source:Restoration Robotics, Inc.