RESTORATION ROBOTICS LAUNCHES ITS REVOLUTIONARY ARTAS SYSTEM TO TREAT HAIR
First Patient Treated Is Coinciding With And Celebrating National Hair Loss
Mountain View, CA – August 15, 2011 – Restoration Robotics, Inc. a
privately-held medical device company, today announced the treatment of the
first commercial patient using the ground-breaking ARTAS™ System, the first
and only FDA cleared, physician controlled, interactive, computer assisted
technology that allows safe and effective follicular unit extraction (FUE).
The ARTAS System was developed in close collaboration with several leading
hair restoration physicians to enable minimally invasive harvesting of hair
follicles. The patient Vincent DeLany, was treated by James Harris, MD, of
the Hair Sciences Center of Colorado (Denver, CO). Dr. Harris, a
world-renowned hair surgeon, was a key principal investigator in the
"We couldn't be more pleased with the results – which were consistent to
what we saw during the clinical trial across a broad group of patients,"
commented James Harris, MD, of the Hair Sciences Center in Denver, CO.
"This technology allows patients to permanently regain the vitality of
their appearance affected by hair loss. Surgeons will now be able to
shorten the learning curve required to master FUE technique, deliver
consistent and quality results, and meet the growing demand by patients
seeking less invasive hair restoration options."
"I started losing my hair when I was in my mid-20's and it was a huge blow
to my selfconfidence. I started seeking a permanent solution ever since,"
said Vincent DeLany, ARTAS Procedure patient. "I was really excited to
learn about the ARTAS System and all its benefits. I'm incredibly happy
with the experience. There was no discomfort and I was able to return to my
daily activities quickly," concluded Vincent DeLany.
"We are focused on a controlled rollout to core specialty physicians, an
effort that will be accompanied by educational support and technical
training to ensure the highest standard of patient care," said Jim
McCollum, Chief Executive Officer, Restoration Robotics. "This is just the
beginning for Restoration Robotics and we are excited about bringing the
ARTAS System to physicians globally."
Hair Loss By The Numbers
According to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
(ISHRS)1, 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. Approximately one
in four men suffer from male pattern baldness (MPB), which has
psychological, professional and social consequences for these patients,
68% of men feel helpless about their hair loss
73% of balding men feel they are less attractive than they were when they
77% of balding men would feel very or somewhat concerned if they were in
their 20s, just starting their career and experiencing hair loss
Hair restoration 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 restoration is
the only permanent solution for hair loss.
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-ofthe-art image-guided ARTAS™
System. This interactive, computer assisted system uses image guided
technology 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.artashair.com. To learn more
about hair loss and restoration, please visit the International Society of
Hair Restoration Surgeons (ISHRS) at www.ishrs.org.
Audra B. Friis
Pascale Communications, LLC
1International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons (ISHRS) website.
. Accessed April 11, 2011.
2Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
3ISHRS 2006 Consumer Hair Loss Survey