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Chicago Area Surgeon Adopts Revolutionary ARTAS System

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CHICAGO, Ill., April 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Restoration Robotics, Inc. today announced the installation of its revolutionary ARTAS® System by Dr. William Yates, MD, of the Dr. Yates Hair Science Group. The ARTAS System is the first and only FDA-cleared, physician-controlled, computer-assisted technology for hair transplantation. This minimally invasive solution offers patients permanent results with no linear scar. The system's robotic precision offers hair restoration physicians and patients unprecedented levels of safety, efficacy, and patient comfort.

"I am thrilled to be able to offer this state-of-the-art technology to our patients," said Dr. Yates. "I believe this investment reaffirms our commitment to providing patients with the most advanced and effective treatments for hair loss."

"I am confident that Dr. Yates' adoption of our ARTAS® System will greatly benefit his patients," said Jim McCollum, CEO & President of Restoration Robotics. "The robotic precision and minimally invasive advantages of the ARTAS Procedure are at the leading edge of hair restoration technology."

Hair Loss by the Numbers



Over 35 million men are affected by male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia) in the United States alone.[1] 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 William Yates, MD

Dr. William is a board-certified hair restoration surgeon and a graduate of Northwestern University's Six-Year Honors Program in Medical Education. He currently heads the Dr. Yates Hair Science Center, a leading hair restoration surgical and medical center serving the Chicago area and the Midwest. Dr. Yates is also a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. For more information on Dr. Yates, visit http://www.dryateshairscience.com/.

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 follicle harvesting 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.

[1] http://www.ishrs.org/hairloss-hair-loss-male.htm

[2] http://www.americanhairloss.org/men_hair_loss/introduction.asp

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Source:Restoration Robotics, Inc.