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New York Hair Transplant Surgeon Adopts the ARTAS Robotic System

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NEW YORK, April 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Restoration Robotics, Inc. today announced the installation of its revolutionary ARTAS® System by Dr. Marc Avram, MD, a privately practicing dermatologist in New York City, specializing in hair transplantation and cosmetic skin procedures. The ARTAS Robotic 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 very excited by what the ARTAS System brings to our practice," Dr. Avram said. "I look forward to being able to offer our patients a highly sophisticated and minimally invasive option for their hair restoration needs."

"The ARTAS System will be a great asset for hair restoration leaders and dermatologists like Dr. Avram who prides themselves on offering their patients the most advanced hair transplantation options," said Jim McCollum, CEO & President of Restoration Robotics. "The system is designed to give patients the most precise, effective and comfortable treatment."

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 Marc Avram, MD

Dr. Marc Avram is a Harvard trained, board certified dermatologist who specializes in hair transplantation and cosmetic skin procedures. He has maintained a private practice in New York City for the past 15 years, and also holds the position of Clinical Professor of Dermatology at The Weill-Cornell Medical School.

Dr. Avram has authored three textbooks on Hair and Cosmetic Dermatology: the upcoming Color Atlas of Cosmetic Dermatology, 2nd Edition, published by McGraw-Hill in 2011, Hair Transplantation, published by Cambridge University Press in 2010, and The Color Atlas of Cosmetic Dermatology, which was published by McGraw-Hill in 2007. He is the Senior Author of a new cosmetic dermatology series being published by Jaypee Medical Publishing. Dr. Avram currently serves on 5 editorial boards of peer-reviewed journals and has been an invited lecturer over 200 times both nationally and internationally. For more information on Dr. Avram, please visit http://www.dravram.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.