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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Restoration Robotics, Inc. today announced that Dr. Shelly A. Friedman, D.O., F.A.O.C.D., of the Scottsdale Institute for Cosmetic Dermatology has installed the revolutionary ARTAS® Robotic System — the first and only FDA-cleared, physician-controlled, computer-assisted technology for hair transplantation. A minimally invasive solution, the ARTAS procedure ensures patients permanent results without linear scarring and no stitches; allowing them to wear their hair at any length; and the system's robotic precision allows patients to benefit from unprecedented levels of safety, efficacy, and comfort in hair restoration treatment.

"Patients travel long distances to be treated at my practice, and we make it a priority to offer them the latest and most advanced in hair transplantation technology," said Dr. Friedman. "The ARTAS Robotic System has been highly anticipated at my practice, and we are thrilled to present such a safe, effective, and leading-edge hair transplantation treatment option to our patients."

"The ARTAS Robotic System is at the cutting edge of hair transplantation technology," said Jim McCollum, CEO & President of Restoration Robotics. "We are pleased that Dr. Friedman's patients will join the many that have already benefitted from the system's precision and lasting results."

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 Dr. Shelly A. Friedman, D.O., F.A.O.C.D

Dr. Friedman has dedicated his medical career to becoming a true specialist in hair restoration surgery. He is the Founding President of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, the certifying board for hair transplant surgeons. Dr. Friedman believes that hair transplantation is a surgical specialty in itself and like other medical specialties; it requires professional oversight to protect the public from inexperienced surgeons. He has lectured extensively nationally and internationally at hair restoration and dermatology seminars. He has also taught his surgical techniques at live surgery workshops.

Dr. Friedman has been very generous with his time and knowledge, training a number of well known hair transplant physicians. Dr. Friedman not only performs the latest hair restoration techniques but also has advanced the practice of hair transplantation with his own innovative ideas and skills.

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, procedure, 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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