Restoration Robotics, Inc. today announced the first use of its revolutionary ARTAS® System in Minneapolis by Dr. Ron Shapiro of Shapiro Medical Group. The ARTAS System – the first and only FDA cleared physician controlled, computer-assisted technology for harvesting follicular units directly from the scalp – offers hair restoration physicians and patients unprecedented levels of safety, efficacy, and patient comfort.
"I specialize exclusively in hair transplant surgery so it is imperative that I follow innovations in the field. As a surgeon, lecturer and author of medical textbooks, I've been monitoring the development of robotics. The ARTAS System represents a new and exciting addition to my practice, and I'm confident my patients will benefit immensely from the system's advanced, highly sophisticated approach," said Dr. Shapiro.
"I'm pleased to have our ARTAS System now available in Minneapolis, with Dr. Shapiro's adoption," noted Jim McCollum, CEO & President of Restoration Robotics. "Our mission of making minimally invasive hair restoration available everywhere – both in the United States and abroad is continued."
Hair Loss by the Numbers
Over 35 million men are affected by male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia) in the United States alone. 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. Genetic hair loss, which typically begins between late adolescence and before or during middle age, is largely untreatable outside of surgery.