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LLLT Affects Proteins Associated with Hair Growth and Miniaturization

LLLT Upregulates Proteins in Dermal Papilla

Low level light therapy (LLLT) significantly up‐regulated 11 proteins and down‐regulated two proteins in the dermal papilla (DP), offering a potential explanation of its mechanism of action in hair regrowth. Researchers Ratchathorn Panchaprateep MD, PhD, et al, obtained punch scalp biopsy specimens from male patients with androgenetic alopecia (AGA) before and after LLLT treatment. Subjects used an at-home, helmet-type LLLT device (655 nm, 5 mW) for 25 minutes every other day for 24 weeks.

Restoration Robotics Launches Master Class for ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration

Pattern Guide for Hair Transplantation

Restoration Robotics has launched a new Master Class Series for its ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration System to train physicians on best practices and the most up-to-date techniques. The Master Class Series includes live demonstrations, hands-on training and covers multiple topics, such as technical aspects of robotic surgery, overcoming challenges of hairline design, and donor and recipient site planning.

Mark Hair Named CFO of Restoration Robotics

Restoration Robotics, maker of the Artas Hair Restoration System, has announced that Mark L. Hair will join the company as chief financial officer, effective January 5, 2018. Hair brings more than 20 years of executive management, financial advisory, consulting, and public company experience to the position. Most recently, he served as vice president and chief accounting officer at ZELTIQ Aesthetics, where he was responsible for managing the company’s global accounting organization. Prior to ZELTIQ, he served as V.P. of finance at Accuray, as a private consultant for St.

Oral Retinoids Effective for Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia

Oral Retinoids for Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia

Patients with frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) who were treated with either oral isotretinoin or acitretin experienced a significant slowing in the progression of the diseases compared to patients treated with finasteride. Researchers Adriana Rakowska, MD, PhD, et al, performed a retrospective analysis of 54 female patients with FFA who were treated with 20mg/day of oral isotretinoin (29 patients), 20mg/day of acitretin (11 patients) or 5mg/day of oral finasteride (14 patients) between 2007 and 2017.

SmartGraft Announces New Executive VP

Vision Medical, developer of the SmartGraft technology for follicular unit extraction in hair restoration, has appointed Joseph R. Brown executive vice president of SmartGraft. Brown brings two decades of experience with top hair restoration companies to the position. He served as director of business development at Restoration Robotics, developers of the Artas Robotic Hair Restoration System, and previously worked with Bosley and Medical Hair Restoration.

Demand for Hair Restoration Surgeries Increased in 2016

The number of surgical hair restoration procedures performed worldwide increased by 60% from 2014 to 2016 with 635,189 procedures performed last year, according to the results of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) Practice Census Survey.

Of the 635,189 procedures performed, Asia led the way with 195,284 procedures, followed by the Middle East with 149,400 and the U.S. with 133,136 procedures. The number of nonsurgical hair restoration patients also increased considerably with 1,241,764 nonsurgical patients treated in 2016 (a 78% increase from 2014).