The Latest in Hair Transplantation Technology Arrives in South Florida This Month
BOCA RATON, Fla., Jun 26, 2012-Leading hair transplant surgeon and Immediate Past-President of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS) Dr. Glenn Charles today announced an acquisition of the groundbreaking ARTAS(R) System for use in his Boca Raton-based practice. Developed by Restoration Robotics, Inc., the ARTAS System is the first and only FDA cleared, physician controlled, computer-assisted technology for harvesting follicular units directly from the scalp. By utilizing sophisticated digital mapping and precision robotics, the ARTAS System delivers beautiful, natural-looking results in a minimally invasive manner.
“When it comes to hair restoration, I’m very committed to staying on the leading edge of new research, methodology, technology and assist-tools,” commented Dr. Charles. “With the ARTAS System, I’m offering my patients the latest technology combined with a proven technique to permanently treat their hair loss.”
“Dr. Charles is a dedicated hair transplantation surgeon. He prides himself on giving his patients the most undetectable hair transplantation results; therefore, we believe the ARTAS System is a great fit for his practice and patients,” said Jim McCollum, President & CEO of Restoration Robotics. “We are pleased that our innovative technology is now available to patients in the Southeast Florida/Boca Raton area.”
Hair Loss by the Numbers
According to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) , 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.
Hair transplantation 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 transplantation is the only permanent solution for hair loss.
About Dr. Glenn Michael Charles
Dr. Glenn M. Charles obtained his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University School of Medicine in North Miami Beach, Florida. He currently serves as a Diplomat of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS) and remains active in several medical societies. He is the Immediate Past-President of the ABHRS, an annual speaker at the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) conferences, and faculty at Live Surgery Workshops. Dr. Charles is also a current member of the International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgery (IAHRS) and the International Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons (ISCLS). He also publishes articles regularly in the Hair Transplant Forum International. As one of the leaders in several low-level laser therapy (LLLT) research projects, Dr. Charles was instrumental in having the first LLLT device gain FDA clearance.
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(R) 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 http://www.ishrs.org .