SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery proudly announces their launch of the FDA-cleared ARTAS® Robotic System at W for Men in Washington, D.C.
Founded by renowned dermatologic surgeon Tina Alster, MD, the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery was the first private practice in the world exclusively dedicated to the development and delivery of advanced laser skin treatments. In 2013, The Institute expanded by introducing W for Men, the nation's first cosmetic and dermatologic laser surgery center devoted solely to caring for men's needs. Under the direction of Terrence Keaney, MD, W for Men serves the growing demand for men's aesthetic procedures – particularly hair restoration.
From the heart of Silicon Valley to the Nation's capital, the ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant Procedure attracts men who had previously never considered a hair transplant due to the long recovery time, visible linear scars, and variable results. The ARTAS Robotic System has propelled hair restoration into the future, generating natural-looking outcomes with a new level of speed, precision and accuracy.
Hairloss is a primary concern for many W for Men patients. "Hair can be an indicator of health, age, and vitality," says Dr. Keaney. "Men present with goals of restoring a strong jaw line, tight neck, or flat stomach, but for many, a receding hair line or male pattern baldness can be an emotional and professional set back."
The physician-assisted ARTAS Robotic System uses advanced imaging and precision robotics to identify and select only the optimal hairs for harvesting which helps to improve efficiency and results. The patient experience is comfortable and fuller, natural-looking hair can be achieved while eliminating the drawbacks associated with traditional techniques.
"We are delighted to bring the ARTAS Robotic System to D.C.," states, Dr. Alster.
"Delivering on tomorrow's technology today, The Washington Institute has a well earned reputation for enhancing our patients' appearances by utilizing the finest state-of-the-art techniques," states Dr. Alster. "The innovative ARTAS technology enables us to achieve clinically proven outcomes in hair restoration."
According to Dr. Keaney, due to the tremendous advancements in technology and results, W for Men has seen a noticeable increase in the number of men seeking hair transplantation. The first patient to undergo the ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant Procedure had a very positive experience. "After extensive research, I selected W for Men because the unique ARTAS Robotic System eliminates the unknown; I walked into my procedure knowing exactly what to expect and felt very confident," states Marcello Dellaccio, an Italian wine importer/distributor. "With Dr. Keaney, the procedure was comfortable, efficient and most importantly, I was able to return to work and resume my normal activities quickly after surgery. The results are undetectable."
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W for Men at the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery
1430 K Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, D.C. 20005
About the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery and W for Men
Since 1990, The Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery has represented the leading edge in laser technology. The offices were designed by Hugh Newell Jacobsen, an award-winning architect, in a modern office complex two blocks away from the White House and convenient to public transportation. The latest lasers and cosmetic treatments are delivered in state-of-the-art patient suites and a variety of carefully selected medical-grade skin care products are available for purchase.
About ARTAS® Robotic System
The ARTAS Robotic System was created after nearly a decade of research and remains at the forefront of the latest advances in minimally invasive hair transplantation. It is the first and only FDA-cleared image-guided, physician-assisted robotic hair transplant system. The ARTAS Robotic System offers innovative technology with three key benefits: precision, control, and reproducibility. The ARTAS Robotic System dissects individual follicular units accurately and consistently, hundreds to thousands of times in a single session*.
After rigorous testing and clinical trials, in 2011 the ARTAS Robotic System received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Following clinical studies conducted from 2006 to 2011 to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of the system, it also earned a Canadian Medical Device License, an EC certificate for the European Union and KFDA (South Korean) clearance in 2012. www.artashair.com
* Data on File.
SOURCE Restoration Robotics, Inc.