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WORLD-RENOWNED SURGEON FIRST IN OHIO TO ADOPT THE REVOLUTIONARY ARTAS ROBOTIC SYSTEM

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CLEVELAND, July 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Restoration Robotics, Inc. today announced that Robert Haber, MD, of Haber Dermatology has installed the revolutionary ARTAS® Robotic System — the first and only FDA-cleared, physician-controlled, computer-assisted technology for hair transplantation. This minimally invasive solution offers patients permanent results without linear scarring, and the system's robotic precision provides unprecedented levels of safety, efficacy, and comfort in hair restoration treatment.

"At Haber Dermatology we are known for utilizing the latest medical techniques and surgical equipment to produce superior solutions to treat skin disorders, and provide cosmetic treatments to patients," said Dr. Robert Haber. "The ARTAS Robotic System represents this type of advancement perfectly and I'm extremely happy to be able to offer this extraordinary procedure to my patients."

"The ARTAS System represents the state of the art in hair restoration," said Jim McCollum, CEO & President of Restoration Robotics. "We are thrilled that Dr. Haber's patients are now among the many that can enjoy the benefits of this safe, highly precise, minimally invasive permanent hair transplant option."

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 Robert Haber, MD

Robert Haber, MD is dual Board Certified in Dermatology and Pediatrics, and specializes in the practice of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology and Hair Restoration Surgery. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and faculty member of University Hospitals of Cleveland. Dr. Haber is a regional expert in the use of cosmetic treatments including Affirm laser rejuvenation, laser-assisted hair removal, Botox Cosmetic, and fillers including Restylane, Radiesse, and Belotero and has been recognized internationally as one of the finest hair transplant surgeons of his generation. Dr. Haber was awarded the Golden Follicle Award , co-authored the world's best-selling textbook in the field of hair restoration surgery, and in 2005 he invented the Haber Spreader, a surgical device designed to improve the quality of donor harvesting and reduce follicular transection. The spreader device has been widely accepted, and is now in use in over 20 countries around the world. For more information on Dr. Haber, visit www.haberderm.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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