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Press Release: Hair Restoration Pioneer Introduces Next Step in Robotic Hair Transplants

February 26th, 2014

ARTAS Robotic System display monitor showing parameters for the creation of recipient sitesDr. Bernstein introduced new technology that allows the ARTAS Robotic System to accomplish a critical step in hair transplant surgery, the creation of recipient sites. Presenting at the 2nd ARTAS User Group Meeting on February 7th and 8th, 2014, Dr. Bernstein previewed the recipient site creation technology that brings the robotic system one step closer to performing critical aspects of the labor-intensive, hair transplant procedure.

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Columbia Business Features Dr. Bernstein for Having “Revolutionized” Hair Restoration

February 18th, 2014

Columbia BusinessDr. Bernstein is featured in Columbia Business, the alumni magazine of the Columbia Business School, for having “revolutionized the field of hair restoration.” The article mentions his pioneering the FUT procedure — now recognized as the “gold standard” in surgical hair restoration — and robotic hair transplant surgery.

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Bernstein Medical Patient Writes About Female Hair Loss in Cosmopolitan Magazine

December 10th, 2013

Thinning Hair Nightmare - Cosmopolitan Magazine - January 2014A patient who visited Dr. Bernstein to learn about her hair loss authored an article on her experiences which appeared in the January 2014 issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine. In an article titled, “Thinning Hair Nightmare,” the patient wrote about her struggle in coping with thinning hair, the taboo of talking about women’s hair loss, and ways in which she attempted to overcome these physical and emotional difficulties.

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Dr. Bernstein Named Inaugural Fellow of ISHRS (FISHRS)

December 2nd, 2013

Fellow International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (FISHRS)Dr. Bernstein is honored to be designated an inaugural Fellow of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (FISHRS). He and 60 colleagues make up the first class of fellows to the ISHRS, the world’s leading organization of professionals in the field of surgical hair restoration.

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Dr. Bernstein’s Key Contributions to Hair Restoration Outlined in Historical Review of Dermatologic Surgery

November 25th, 2013

Journal of the American Academy of DermatologyDr. Bernstein is credited with introducing the “follicular unit” to surgical hair restoration, the innovation that allowed for a “completely natural-looking hair transplant” to be achieved. The commentary on Dr. Bernstein’s contributions to the field of hair transplantation are outlined in an historical review of dermatologic surgery that appeared in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Annual Scientific Meeting – 2013

November 12th, 2013

The 21st Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery was held in San Francisco from October 13 through 26, 2013. The meeting covers the most important scientific and clinical advances in surgical hair restoration.

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Dr. Bernstein Gives Keynote Presentation On Robotic Hair Transplantation

November 12th, 2013

Dr. Bernstein was honored to deliver the keynote address at the ARTAS International Users Forum in San Francisco. “Follicular Unit Extraction: Then and Now,” reviewed the evolution of surgical hair restoration from FUT through FUE to the cutting edge technique of Robotic-FUE.

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Dr. Bernstein Selected For 14th Consecutive NY Magazine ‘Best Doctors’ Issue

June 18th, 2013

New York Magazine 'Best Doctors' 2013Dr. Bernstein was included in the ‘Best Doctors’ issue of New York Magazine for the fourteenth consecutive year. The annual special issue of the magazine contains a directory of the New York area’s best physicians. The directory is based on the results of a peer-reviewed survey that is conducted by Castle Connolly, Ltd.

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Dr. Bernstein In New York Super Doctors 2013 List

May 22nd, 2013

Super DoctorsDr. Bernstein is ranked as one of New York City’s best dermatologists in the 2013 edition of ‘Super Doctors’.

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Bernstein Medical Named Best Small and Medium Sized Company to Work For in New York State

May 14th, 2013

Innovative Bernstein Medical Awarded As Best New York Small Business To Work ForBernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration is receiving recognition for leadership in appreciating the value of its workers. The New York State Society for Human Resource Management (NYS-SHRM) has named Bernstein Medical the number one small or medium-sized business to work for in the state. The 2013 ‘Best Companies to Work For in New York’ list placed Bernstein Medical at the top slot, out-ranking companies from New York City as well as Rochester, Syracuse, and elsewhere in the state.

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Dr. Bernstein, ARTAS Robot for FUE in Brazil’s Veja Magazine

February 8th, 2013

Dr. Bernstein, ARTAS Robot for FUE in Brazil's Veja MagazineDr. Bernstein was quoted in an article on robotic follicular unit extraction (FUE) that appeared in Brazil’s Veja Magazine. It is titled, “Vai Ficar Mais Fácil Deixar de Ser Careca,” which translates to, “It Will Be Easier To Stop Being Bald.”

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Hair Restoration in Women, Dr. Bernstein Featured in ‘New You’ Magazine

January 21st, 2013

Hair Restoration in Women, Dr. Bernstein Featured in 'New You' MagazineDr. Bernstein and Bernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration were featured in New You magazine’s article “My Hair Lady.” The main topic of the article is hair transplantation in women, however it also touches on hair loss in women, Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), medication and other products.

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Bernstein Medical Receives National Accreditation for Maintaining Rigorous Standards in Patient Care

January 18th, 2013

Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC/Accreditation Association)Bernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration has received a three-year re-certification for accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC/Accreditation Association).

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Bernstein Medical Named Among Best Companies to Work for in New York State

January 17th, 2013

Best Companies to Work for in NYS 2013Bernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration has been named as one of the best companies to work for in New York. Bernstein Medical will be honored at a public awards dinner to be held the Albany Marriott on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

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‘America’s Top Doctors’ Book Includes Dr. Bernstein

January 14th, 2013

America's Top Doctors - Castle ConnollyThe 12th edition of Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors includes Dr. Bernstein for his work in hair transplant surgery and hair restoration. The list of doctors represents just the top 1% of medical specialists in America.

Dr. Bernstein has been included in America’s Top Doctors for the past 12 consecutive years.

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Dr. Bernstein Leads Robotic FUE ‘Coffee With Experts’ At ISHRS 20th Annual Meeting

October 26th, 2012

Dr. Bernstein Leads Robotic FUE 'Coffee With Experts' At ISHRS 20th Annual MeetingDr. Bernstein heads discussion on Robotic FUE at the 20th annual meeting of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) which took place October 17-20, 2012. He led a roundtable discussion in the ‘Coffee with the Experts’ session on robotic follicular unit extraction. He was also a panelist at the Finasteride Symposium and gave a presentation on protocol in prescribing Finasteride to hair restoration patients.

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Press Release: Hair Restoration Pioneer Improves Robotic FUE Hair Transplant Procedures

October 1st, 2012

Dr. Bernstein receives recognition from Restoration RoboticsNew York, NY (PRWEB) — Robert M. Bernstein, M.D., F.A.A.D., A.B.H.R.S., a world-renowned hair transplant surgeon, presented a series of improvements to hair transplant procedures which use the ARTAS Robotic System for Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). These updates include revisions to the FUE surgical protocol and technical adjustments to the robotic extraction system. He presented his refinements at the first user meeting held by the developers of the system; Restoration Robotics, Inc.; on September 14 – 16 in Denver, Colorado.

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British Vogue Interviews Dr. Bernstein on Women’s Hair Loss and Female Hair Transplants

September 24th, 2012

British Vogue Interviews Dr. Bernstein on Women's Hair Loss and Female Hair TransplantsHair transplantation for women is in vogue. In more ways than one. Dr. Bernstein was featured in an article in the ‘Beauty’ section of the October 2012 issue of British Vogue.

After describing a visit to Bernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration in New York City and giving readers a primer on hair transplant surgery, the article turns to Dr. Bernstein to describe the surge in popularity of the treatment of hair loss in women.

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Dr. Bernstein Proposes Improvements to FUE Hair Transplant Procedures

August 21st, 2012

In the latest in a long of improvements made to hair restoration procedures, Dr. Bernstein has published an article in Hair Transplant Forum International which improves the FUE procedure even further, whether performing follicular unit extraction with the FUE robot or by hand.

In his article, Dr. Bernstein suggests two techniques to enhance the FUE procedure. First, he recommends that surgeons create recipient sites prior to extraction, in order to decrease the time grafts are in their holding solution outside the body. Second, he suggests adding time between site creation and graft harvesting and placement, to allow recipient site healing to progress.

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CBS News Report On Robotic FUE Features Dr. Bernstein

June 23rd, 2012

CBS News Report On Robotic FUE Features Dr. BernsteinDr. Bernstein was featured in a CBS News report on robotic hair transplantation. During Dr. Max Gomez’s visit to the Bernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration, Dr. Bernstein discusses with Dr. Gomez the difference between FUT and FUE hair transplants, how the robotic system works, and the benefits of extracting hair follicles using robotic FUE rather than by traditional hand-held methods.

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‘Super Doctors’ List Has Dr. Bernstein As One Of New York City’s Best Dermatologists

June 22nd, 2012

Super Doctors - Key Professional Media - 2008 Edition CoverThe Super Doctors 2012 list, published by Key Professional Media as a special section in the May 20, 2012 issue of New York Times Magazine, has included Dr. Bernstein as one of New York City’s best dermatologists.

The list is a directory of the area’s best doctors that is derived from a thorough peer-nomination and evaluation process judged by performance on 10 criteria, including: years of experience, hospital appointments and fellowships, professional activities, leadership positions, academic achievements/positions, board certifications, publications and presentations, honors and awards, and other outstanding achievements in medicine.

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‘Best Doctors’ Issue Of NY Magazine Includes Dr. Bernstein For 13th Consecutive Year

June 8th, 2012

New York Magazine - Best Doctors 2012New York, NY — Robert M. Bernstein, M.D., F.A.A.D., the world-renowned hair transplant physician, pioneer of the Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and founder of Bernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration, was included in New York Magazine’s ‘Best Doctors‘ issue for the thirteenth consecutive year.

“It is such an honor to be recognized by New York Magazine. Our passion for providing the best hair loss treatments has served as the impetus for pushing the envelope in utilizing new state-of-the-art hair restoration techniques such as Robotic assisted hair transplants.”

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Dr. Bernstein Featured With “First Of Its Kind” Robotic Hair Transplant System On NY1

May 25th, 2012

Dr. Bernstein Featured With "First Of Its Kind" Robotic Hair Transplant System On NY1Dr. Bernstein not only pioneers hair transplant procedures, but hair restoration technology as well. The NY1 television station, based in New York City, visited Bernstein Medical to see a demonstration and talk about the newest tool in the hair restoration toolkit, the ARTAS Robot for Hair Restoration.

The NY1 piece shows the robotic FUE system in action at Bernstein Medical, with views of the robotic arm, the image-guided system, the punch tool, and the user interface.

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Dr. Bernstein Featured Hair Transplant Pioneer In Departures Magazine

May 24th, 2012

Departures - The State of Plastic Surgery 2012The January/February issue of Departures Magazine contains a feature called “The State of Plastic Surgery 2012″. The magazine covers topics such as how to find the best plastic surgeon, the use of stem cells in plastic surgery and the best hair loss therapies.

The section on hair loss offers a timeline of the major advances in the treatment of hair loss since its inception over 75 years ago.

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Dr. Bernstein, ARTAS Robot for FUE Featured in Japanese Language Magazine ‘NY Japion’

May 1st, 2012

NY Japion Features Dr. Bernstein, ARTAS Robot For FUEDr. Bernstein was featured as the cover story of the April 27th edition of NY Japion, a weekly newspaper in the Japanese language, published in the New York tri-state area and distributed for free in the Japanese community.

The article includes an interview with Dr. Bernstein about the latest in hair transplant surgery, including his pioneering use of the ARTAS robot for FUE hair transplantation.

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Dr. Bernstein Discusses Benefits Of Robotic FUE On Bloomberg TV

April 3rd, 2012

Dr. Bernstein Touts Benefits Of Robotic FUE On Bloomberg TVDr. Bernstein spoke with Bloomberg’s Matt Miller about the future of hair transplantation in a segment called, “The Bald Economy: Surgical Solutions to Hair Loss.” Here is an excerpt from the segment:

Bloomberg’s Matt Miller: Riding the wave into the future happens to be one of the pioneers of FUE, Dr. Robert Bernstein.

Dr. Bernstein: “The robot now allows a mechanized system to do [follicular unit extraction] very, very quickly and very consistently, so that the human error in this part of the procedure is now gone.”

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ARTAS Robotic FUE System And Dr. Robert Bernstein on NY1

February 23rd, 2012

Dr. Bernstein discusses ARTAS Robotic FUE system on NY1NY1, a New York City television channel, has featured Dr. Bernstein in a segment on robotic hair transplantation.

In the piece, Dr. Bernstein describes why having a computer-driven, image-guided robot is so helpful for hair transplantation. He also discusses the quality of follicular units extracted using the robot.

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Interview Magazine: Dr. Bernstein a “Game-Changing” Hair Transplant Pioneer

February 14th, 2012

Interview Magazine: Dr. Bernstein a “Game-Changing” Pioneer of Hair TransplantationThe February 2012 issue features a section on the “elite league of experts” who celebs are increasingly turning to in order to maintain their high profile image.

The article describes Dr. Bernstein as a “pioneer in the world of hair replacement surgery,” and as the hair transplant surgeon of choice for “VIP clients from the world of fashion and entertainment.”

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Drs. Schweiger and Bernstein Publish First Case Study Of Latisse For Eyebrow Restoration

January 17th, 2012

Journal of Drugs in DermatologyThe January 2012 issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology contains an article, written by Drs. Schweiger and Bernstein, which is the first case study of eyebrow growth from the topical use of bimatoprost.

Latisse (bimatoprost) is a topical medication that is FDA-approved for eyelash growth. Some physicians have used the medication for “off-label” use, such as use with eyelashes and scalp hair. However, until recently, there had not been any published medical literature describing the off-label use.

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Dr. Bernstein Again Selected Among Best Doctors In America

January 12th, 2012

America's Top Doctors - Castle ConnollyCastle Connolly has published the 11th edition of America’s Top Doctors. Dr. Bernstein is, once again, included on the peer-nominated list of doctors for his pioneering work in hair restoration.

The list represents just the top 1% of medical specialists in America. Dr. Bernstein is the first hair restoration physician to be named to this list for more than 10 consecutive years.

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New York Times Notes Robotic FUE At Bernstein Medical

January 5th, 2012

Eyebrow transplant and restoration article - New York TimesThe New York Times, once again, has recognized Dr. Bernstein’s pioneering hair restoration techniques. The NYT Fashion and Style section noted that he is, “the first hair transplant surgeon on the east coast,” to use the ARTAS robotic system for Follicular Unit Extraction.

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Japanese Magazine Features Dr. Bernstein and Robotic FUE

January 4th, 2012

Dr. Bernstein in Japanese MagazineDr. Bernstein’s pioneering work in developing FUT and FUE hair transplant procedures has influenced hair restoration physicians across the globe. Recently, his use of the ARTAS System for robotic FUE has grabbed international attention, as he was featured in a Japanese magazine.

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Robotic FUE Comes To Town

December 23rd, 2011

You don’t have to be interested in a hair transplant to appreciate the advanced technology in the ARTAS system for robotic FUE.

That is why the technology and media website “All Things D” has featured the image-guided robot in an article titled, “All I Want for Christmas is a Robot Hair Transplant.”

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Eyelash Enhancement Segment On Good Morning America Features Dr. Schweiger

December 3rd, 2011

Dr. Scweiger on GMA - Eyelash EnhancementFrom hair extensions to eyelash enhancement, our resident expert on hair loss in women is on the case. Dr. Eric Schweiger was featured in a segment on Good Morning America where he discussed the enhancement of eyelashes, which he called, “a universal sign of beauty.”

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Dr. Schweiger Details Dangers of Hair Extensions

November 18th, 2011

Dr. Schweiger on PIX 11 - Dangers of Hair ExtensionsDr. Schweiger lends his expertise on hair loss in women and cosmetic hair extensions in a segment on PIX 11 television. The interview with Dr. Steve Salvatore focused on the pitfalls of using some types of hair extensions, or using them improperly.

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ARTAS System For Robotic FUE Arrives At Bernstein Medical

November 16th, 2011

We are pleased to announce that robotic FUE is now available at Bernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration. This is a major advance in FUE technology.

The ARTAS system for hair restoration allows us to more effectively isolate follicular unit grafts from the donor area of the scalp without causing damage to individual follicles, a problem that has been a limitation of manual FUE techniques. Many other important parts of the FUE procedure will still be performed by the physician and team.

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Dr. Bernstein Discusses Robotic FUE In American Health & Beauty Article

November 2nd, 2011

ARTAS Robotic FUE Imaging SystemDr. Bernstein is quoted extensively in an article on robotic hair transplantation in the online magazine American Health & Beauty.

In “ARTAS: A Faster and More Accurate Hair Transplant Using Robotics?” Dr. Bernstein explains the benefits of robotic FUE over traditional FUE hair transplant procedures. He describes how the new robotic device overcomes some important limitations of FUE when performed manually. To better understand the role of the new instrument, Dr. Bernstein simplifies the FUE procedure into four basic steps and discusses where the image-guided robotic system fits into this process.

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Hair Transplant Pioneer To Use Robotic ARTAS System For FUE Hair Transplantation

October 24th, 2011

ARTAS Robotic System for FUE at Bernstein MedicalRobert M. Bernstein, M.D., F.A.A.D., world-renowned pioneer of the Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant techniques and founder of Bernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration, will become the first hair transplant surgeon on the East Coast to use the robotic ARTAS System for Hair Restoration. Procedures using the computer-driven, automated system will begin in November 2011 in his state-of-the-art New York City facility.

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Dr. Schweiger Discusses Hair Extensions And Hair Loss On Good Morning America

October 20th, 2011

Dr. Schweiger on Good Morning AmericaDr. Schweiger, our resident expert on hair loss in women, was featured in a segment about hair extensions on “Good Morning America” and ABC News online.

While many women extoll the cosmetic virtues of hair extensions — they are designed to add to the length and fullness of one’s hair — many others have realized the potential for extensions to cause hair loss. Read the rest of the post and watch a video clip by clicking here.

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Article Details Benefits of ARTAS Robotic System for FUE Hair Transplant Surgery

September 13th, 2011

This new system, developed by Restoration Robotics, Inc., is more than just a new tool for performing Follicular Unit Extraction. Rather, it is a complex system that uses the latest in mechanical and software technology to automate FUE surgery. The robot not only allows doctors perform this typically labor and skill intensive procedure, but it provides a variety of benefits to their patients. Among these benefits are increased accuracy in follicular unit graft harvesting, reduced harvesting time, and increased graft survival.

From the efficiency of the ARTAS System in extracting follicular unit grafts, to the quality of the grafts, to patient safety, the benefits are many for the physician. The patient will receive a high quality hair transplant with a less intensive time commitment, less anesthesia needed to numb the area, improved hair growth rates, and a better overall FUE hair transplant experience.

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Fat Cell Discovery An “Important Step” In Understanding Hair Loss

September 2nd, 2011

In what might be another illuminating discovery on the inner-workings of hair growth, Yale University scientists have discovered that cells from the fat layer in the skin of mice contribute to the stimulation of hair follicles.

Dr. Bernstein, who was interviewed for the ABC News article, called the findings, “An interesting development in understanding why millions of people go bald.”

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U.S. News ‘Top Doctors’ List Includes Dr. Bernstein

July 28th, 2011

The publishers of U.S. News Weekly have launched a searchable directory of the top doctors in the United States. Dr. Bernstein is featured in the directory with special designation indicating that he is considered among the top 1% in the nation in his specialty of dermatology.

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Restoration Robotics Receives FDA Approval for FUE Hair Transplantation

June 27th, 2011

Restoration Robotics, Inc. — based in Mountain View, CA — has developed a robotic system for follicular unit extraction (FUE), called the ARTAS robotic system for hair restoration. The computerized device has received 510(k) approval from the Food and Drug Administration. Restoration Robotics is due to begin marketing the system for use in hair restoration clinics in the United States.

The FDA classifies the ARTAS robotic system for hair restoration as a “computer assisted hair harvesting system” and describes it as being used to identify and extract follicular units to aid the surgeon during hair transplant procedures.

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Hair Transplant Pioneer Dr. Robert M. Bernstein in New York Magazine “Best Doctors” for 12th Consecutive Year

June 7th, 2011

NY Magazine - Best Doctors - 2011Dr. Robert M. Bernstein, pioneer of the follicular unit transplantation and follicular unit extraction hair transplant procedures, was selected as one of New York metropolitan area’s top physicians.

Of his being selected in the 2011 issue, Dr. Bernstein said, “My inclusion in the Best Doctors issue for the twelfth year in a row is a testament to the hard work and dedication of my staff, our consistently high quality of care, and our passion for treating patients who are struggling with hair loss.”

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Hair Cloning “Just A Question Of Time” Dr. Bernstein Tells New York Times

May 5th, 2011

NYT - New Stratagems in the Quest for HairDr. Bernstein is featured in a New York Times article — “New Stratagems in the Quest for Hair” — about the latest advances in hair restoration. The article mentions Dr. Bernstein’s pioneering research on hair cloning, including his studies on hair multiplication using the breakthrough biotechnology of ACell’s MatriStem® extracellular matrix.

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CBS Program on Hair Transplantation, Hair Loss Features Interview With Dr. Bernstein

April 20th, 2011

Dr. Bernstein on CBS - Eye on NYDr. Bernstein was interviewed by Dana Tyler, host of the television program “Eye on New York” on CBS, for the show that aired on April 17th. The wide-ranging interview was the feature in a 9-minute segment on hair transplantation and hair loss. Read further for a partial transcript of the interview.

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Dr. Bernstein Interviewed on Hair Loss by Spanish-language TV Channel Telemundo

March 23rd, 2011

Telemundo47 — a Spanish-language media outlet based in New York City — interviewed Dr. Bernstein for a segment on hair loss (pérdida del cabello) and how hair treatments and styles can lead to long-term damage.

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Press Release: Hair Transplant Pioneer Studies Hair Cloning, Hair Restoration Procedures Using ACell’s Extracellular Matrix

March 15th, 2011

Hair Cloning with ACell MatriStemRobert M. Bernstein, M.D., F.A.A.D., the renowned hair transplant surgeon and founder of Bernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration in New York, is studying four different applications of ACell MatriStem™ extracellular matrix in a type of hair cloning, called hair multiplication, as well as current hair restoration procedures. Click the link to read the whole press release.

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Hair Loss Myths Dispelled By Dr. Bernstein and CBS News

February 21st, 2011

CBS News - Hey, Baldy: 10 Things You Need to Know about Hair LossCBS News has enlisted the help of Dr. Bernstein in dispelling a series of myths which circulate in the general public about the causes and treatments of hair loss. The feature is titled, “Hey, Baldy: 10 Things You Need to Know about Hair Loss.”

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Hair Loss Articles Feature Dr. Schweiger

January 18th, 2011

Dr. Eric S. Schweiger, associate at Bernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration and board-certified dermatologist, is quoted in a few recent articles on the effects of chemotherapy on hair, genetic testing for hair loss, and caring for a bald or balding scalp. The articles were published in Energy Times and HairLoss.com. View the full post to read what Dr. Schweiger has to say on these topics.

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Tom Brady Balding Report On CBS News Features Dr. Bernstein

December 3rd, 2010

The Early Show - CBS NewsCBS News’ The Early Show has picked up the “balding buzz” that first started to grow when the National Enquirer reported that New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady is seeking advice on how to treat his hair loss.

CBS turned to Dr. Bernstein for his expert medical opinion on Brady’s hair loss. View the post to watch the video and read some links on hair loss.

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Bernstein Boosts Buzz On Balding Brady

November 30th, 2010

Tom Brady Hair TransplantNew England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has a multimillion dollar contract, a supermodel wife, and not one, not two, but three Super Bowl rings. He also has androgenetic alopecia, or genetically inherited male pattern baldness, and future prospects of being a balding celebrity. Or does he?

An article in the New York Daily News reports that Mr. Brady has consulted with a hair transplant physician about his hair loss. The Daily News interviewed both Dr. Bernstein and a patient at Bernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration for the article. Read the full post for quotations from the article and some links on hair loss genetics.

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Dr. Bernstein Interviewed on Hair Cloning with ACell

November 15th, 2010

Dr. Bernstein was interviewed by Spencer Kobren of The Bald Truth on the recent breakthrough in hair cloning, using ACell MatriStem®, an extracellular matrix. Listen to the interview here, courtesy Bald Truth and the International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons (IAHRS):

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A Breakthrough in Hair Cloning

November 2nd, 2010

ACell, Inc. - Regenerative Medicine TechnologyNew developments in regenerative medicine, presented at the 18th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Hair Restoration (ISHRS) this past week, may have opened the possibility that a patient’s hair can be multiplied in his own scalp.

ACell, Inc., a company based in Columbia, Maryland, has developed and refined an Extracellular Matrix (ECM), a natural biological material that can be implanted at the site of an injury or damaged tissue in order to stimulate a unique healing response. The ECM stimulates the body’s own cells to form new tissue specific to that site (a process referred to as “Auto-cloning”).

The ACell MatriStem devices have had some preliminary success in allowing plucked hairs that were placed into recipient sites on the patient’s scalp to grow. Although this is a major breakthrough, significant work remains in order for hair multiplication to become a practical treatment for hair loss in men and women.

It is also anticipated that the regenerative properties of Extracellular Matrix will facilitate the healing of the incision in the donor area after a hair transplant. We are currently offering ACell to all patients undergoing follicular unit transplant procedures at no additional charge.

We are currently studying the use of ACell for scalp hair multiplication as well as the facilitation of wound healing in follicular unit transplantation procedures. We are also treating select patients outside the studies. If you are interested in participating, please give us a call.

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Hair Loss & Replacement for “Technologically-Advanced” Dummies

October 25th, 2010

Hair Loss & Replacement for DummiesHair Loss & Replacement For Dummies, written by internationally renowned hair transplant pioneers Dr. Robert M. Bernstein and Dr. William R. Rassman and published in 2008, is one of the best hair loss and hair transplant resources available for the layperson.

Now it is also one of the best resources for the layperson… who owns a Kindle wireless reading device.

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Men’s Health Magazine Features Dr. Bernstein in ‘Hair Health’ Spotlight

October 20th, 2010

Men's Health - Hair HealthMen’s Health has published a new spotlight, called “Hair Health.” The multi-article spotlight is featured on the magazine’s website homepage and covers a wide variety of topics related to men’s hair loss and hair transplantation. Dr. Bernstein was asked to contribute to the series of articles, including an “expert advice” feature which answers five commonly-asked questions about hair loss myths.

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GQ Turns to Dr. Bernstein for Explanation of Old “Pluggy” Hair Transplant Method

October 19th, 2010

GQ - November 2010GQ Magazine includes a quotation by Dr. Bernstein in their November 2010 issue. In the magazine’s “Manual” section, which outlines the latest style trends for men, there is a two-page article on hair transplant surgery. Dr. Bernstein’s help was recruited in discussing old hair transplant techniques where multiple follicular units were transplanted in “plugs.”

“In the old days, up until the early ’90s, they used to transplant multiple follicular units at once,” says Robert Bernstein, M.D., clinical professor of dermatology at Columbia University, “so what you got were those plugs, which look completely unnatural and gave the surgery a bad reputation.”

The article’s main protagonist is 27 year-old New Yorker, and hair transplant patient, Jordan Blackmore, but it also drops a few celebrity hair transplant names (Marc Jacobs, Ted Danson, Kevin Costner, and Matthew McConaughey). To read the article you’ll have to find the November 2010 issue at your local newsstand.

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NYC Hair Transplant Surgeon Named “Best Doctor” in New York Magazine for 11th Consecutive Year

June 9th, 2010

Best Doctors 2010 - NY MagazineDr. Robert M. Bernstein, founder of Bernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration, was selected by Castle Connolly as one of the New York metropolitan area’s top physicians through a peer-review survey of medical professionals.

New York, NY — Robert M. Bernstein, M.D., F.A.A.D., world-renowned pioneer of the hair transplant techniques, Follicular Unit Transplantation and Follicular Unit Extraction, and founder of Bernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration in Manhattan, has been included in New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors” issue for the eleventh consecutive year.

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ABC News Report On Hair Loss Features Dr. Bernstein, Consumer Reports Hair Loss Survey

April 14th, 2010

WABC-TV Eyewitness News; channel 7 in New York, NY; featured Dr. Bernstein in a special report on hair loss and hair loss medications. In particular, the report, by ABC correspondent Kemberly Richardson, asked Dr. Bernstein about the effectiveness of Propecia/Finasteride and Rogaine/Minoxidil in the treatment of male pattern hair loss. Watch the report.

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Dr. Bernstein On Dr. Oz Show To Discuss ‘Taboo’ Of Hair Loss In Women

April 8th, 2010

Dr. Mehmet Oz invited Dr. Bernstein to appear on his show, the Dr. Oz Show, where they discussed the ‘taboo’ subject of hair loss in women. Dr. Bernstein also demonstrated how he uses a densitometer to evaluate the hair loss of a female audience member.

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Video: Hair Transplant Network Interviews Dr. Bernstein

April 7th, 2010

Our friends at the Hair Transplant Network have posted a 3-part video interview with Dr. Bernstein on YouTube. Click here to watch.

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Dr. Bernstein On Howard Stern Show To Explain Follicular Unit Transplantation

April 2nd, 2010

Howard Stern ShowDr. Bernstein was interviewed on the Howard Stern Show for a Howard 100 News Brief about hair transplantation.

George Takei — originally of Star Trek fame and currently an announcer for the show — had recently described his ‘pluggy’ transplant from 1980s in an interview on the show.

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‘America’s Top Doctors’ Guide Includes Dr. Bernstein In Top 1% Of American Doctors

March 23rd, 2010

America's Top Doctors - Castle ConnollyThe American consumer’s best source for finding top medical specialists — Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors — recently published its 8th Edition.

Dr. Bernstein is included for his work in hair restoration and hair transplants.

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O, The Oprah Magazine Discusses Hair Loss In Women, Female Hair Transplants With Dr. Bernstein

February 26th, 2010

O, The Oprah Magazine - March 2010O, The Oprah Magazine has a feature on hair loss in women in their March 2010 issue. Dr. Bernstein was consulted for the article and discussed female hair transplantation.

“Since female hair loss is often diffuse, only about 20 percent of female patients with thinning hair are candidates, says Robert Bernstein, MD, a New York City dermatologist who specializes in these surgeries.”

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Balding Goes Bad-Ass In Celebrity Hair Loss Article

February 25th, 2010

Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Willis Sport Power Alleys - Image c/o Asylum.comAsylum.com reporter Brett Smiley interviewed Dr. Bernstein to get his take on hair loss and the balding pattern known as a “power alley”:

Power alley is an accurate term for that type of balding,” says Dr. Robert M. Bernstein, a clinical professor of dermatology at Columbia University and world-renowned hair-transplant surgeon. “It’s Norwood Class III balding, which is the most common type.”

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Dr. Bernstein Discusses Eyelash Enhancement On The Today Show

February 9th, 2010

Dr. Bernstein on The Today ShowDr. Robert M. Bernstein was interviewed for a segment on The Today Show on the subject of eyelash enhancement and use of the eyelash medication Latisse. Dr. Bernstein first appears about two minutes into the clip. View the complete video.

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Eyebrow Transplant And Restoration Article Seeks Dr. Bernstein’s Advice On Aesthetics

December 17th, 2009

Eyebrow transplant and restoration article - New York TimesEyebrow transplant procedures are growing in popularity. More women are realizing how much damage they can cause to their appearance by overplucking, shaping, and over-styling their eyebrows. Today, the New York Times reports on the trend of repairing eyebrows with hair transplant techniques and the use of camouflage products to cover up eyebrows that have been “tamed into oblivion.”

As the article’s headline declares, it is time to call in the professionals. The author of the article, Ms. Catherine St. Louis, turns to hair transplant pioneer Dr. Robert M. Bernstein for guidelines on performing a cosmetically-pleasing eyebrow transplant.

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Celebrity Hair Transplant Procedures An Increasingly Hot Topic

December 15th, 2009
Celebrity Hair Transplants - Kevin Costner

Celebrity hair loss is becoming an increasingly hot topic in the media. The continuing demands on celebrities to keep their good looks, seems to be of great interest to the tabloids. This is evidenced by the recent interest in the hairlines of stars like John Cleese, Mel Gibson, John Travolta, Kevin Costner, Dennis Miller, Tom Arnold, Johnny Depp, Jude Law, David Beckham, Matt Lauer, Tiger Woods, Tom Brady, and many others.

Interest in celebrity hair transplants is not just reserved for film and TV stars, but for all kinds of professions in the public eye. Read on for the full article about celebrity hair transplant procedures.

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Dr. Schweiger Discusses LaserComb for Hair Loss in Women in Wall Street Journal

September 29th, 2009

Wall Street JournalDr. Eric S. Schweiger, an Associate at Bernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration, was interviewed recently for an article in the Wall Street Journal.

The article — Can Lasers Stimulate a Hair-Growth Spurt? — discusses the efficacy of the HairMax LaserComb and low level laser therapy (LLLT) and also touches on Dr. Schweiger’s main area of expertise, the diagnosis and treatment of hair loss in women.

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Dr. Bernstein Offers Hair Loss Help on Fox and Friends

July 13th, 2009
Dr. Bernstein Appearing on Fox and Friends, Fox News


Dr. Bernstein was interviewed on the Fox News program “Fox and Friends” over the weekend. He discussed hair loss, hair transplant surgery, propecia hair loss medication, hair plugs, and more. Watch the full video on this post.

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Dr. Bernstein in New York Magazine ‘Best Doctors’ Issue for 10th Year

June 15th, 2009

New York Magazine - Best Doctors 2009 - Dr. BernsteinDr. Bernstein has been selected to be in the New York Magazine‘s “Best Doctors” issue for 2009. His selection marks the tenth consecutive year he has been included in the special issue.

The physicians are chosen through a peer review process by Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd., publishers of the guidebook Top Doctors.

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Dr. Bernstein Talks About Hair Loss in Women with New York Times

April 30th, 2009

New York Times - Hair TransplantThe New York Times interviewed Dr. Bernstein for a full-length article on hair loss and hair transplant options for women interested in hair restoration. The article — titled, “Tricks and Transplants for Women’s Hair Loss” — covered modern hair transplantation techniques, hair transplant costs, camouflage techniques, and more.

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Dr. Bernstein Performs Hair Transplant on Fox News Hair Loss Special

March 16th, 2009

Fox NewsDr. Bernstein discusses the technique of follicular unit hair transplantation in a Fox News segment on hair loss and hair transplantation.

In the video, he discusses the use of the follicular unit hair transplant (FUT) procedure to correct hair loss and camouflage scarring that resulted from the surgical removal of a large skin cancer on the patient’s scalp.

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Dr. Bernstein’s ‘Hair Transplant Today’ Webinar

February 19th, 2009

Q: I heard Dr. Bernstein held a webinar this month, but I wasn’t able to attend. Is there anywhere I can hear it? A: Yes, the webinar was titled “Hair Transplant Today” and it covered new concepts in the diagnosis of hair loss, the follicular unit hair transplant procedure, follicular unit extraction, hair cloning, and […]

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ABC News Hair Transplant Video Diary Features Dr. Bernstein’s Patient

January 6th, 2009
Before Hair Transplant After Hair Transplant
Before / After Hair Restoration

What thoughts go through the head of your average hair loss sufferer before, during, and after a hair transplant?

The answer to that question may now be revealed. ABC News correspondent Cari Nierenberg and associate producer Ryan Stevenson take us directly into the mind and life of Bernstein Medical patient Adam Khoudja in a three-part video diary and feature on hair loss and hair restoration.

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Hair Loss and Replacement for Dummies

December 28th, 2008

Q: Why did you write another book on hair loss? A: Hair Loss and Replacement for Dummies is the first book that we have written that is specifically geared for the lay public. Besides hair restoration, it covers a wide range of topics including: the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions that can cause hair […]

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Drs. Bernstein, Rassman, Schweiger Release ‘Hair Loss & Replacement For Dummies’

December 1st, 2008

Hair Loss & Replacement for Dummies is filled with important information for men and women of virtually all ages anxious to preserve their full head of hair, put the brakes on balding, or explore the safest and most reliable hair replacement techniques currently available. The book offers readers not only the full gamut of modern-day hair-care options, but crucial tips on how to avoid unscrupulous hair transplant doctors and potentially harmful products as well.

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New York Magazine Includes Dr. Bernstein in ‘Best Doctors’ Issue for Ninth Consecutive Year

October 19th, 2008

New York Magazine - Best Doctors 2008 - Dr. BernsteinRobert M. Bernstein, MD, has been selected as one of New York Magazine‘s “Best Doctors” for the ninth year in a row. He is the only hair restoration surgeon honored to be included in this list of prominent physicians for nine consecutive years.

The physicians are chosen through a peer review process by Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd., publishers of the guidebook Top Doctors.

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Oprah, Dr. Oz Inspect Hair Transplant Patient, Interview Dr. Bernstein on Oprah Winfrey Show

October 8th, 2008

The Oprah Winfrey Show features Dr. Bernstein discussing his pioneering follicular unit hair transplant procedure, focusing on the newest diagnostic and treatment techniques for hair restoration.

Dr. Mehmet Oz (health expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show) presents video footage of Dr. Bernstein performing a hair transplant and then invites the patient live onstage to be inspected by Oprah.

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Dr. Bernstein Receives Certificate of Appreciation Columbia University Medical Center

September 22nd, 2008

Columbia University Medical Center has awarded Dr. Bernstein, Clinical Professor of Dermatology, a “Certificate of Appreciation” for sustained contributions to the academic programs of the Department of Dermatology at the renowned university.

The Department stated that they were, “deeply grateful for your continuing support of Columbia’s academic programs and of graciously giving your time and sharing your wisdom with the house staff and medical residents.”

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‘Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’ Gets Hair Loss Advice from Dr. Bernstein

October 15th, 2007

Dr. Bernstein on 'Queer Eye for the Straight Guy'Kyan Douglas, the resident grooming expert for ‘Queer Eye,’ brings Jeff L. and his best friend — both of whom were concerned about their thinning hair — to see Dr. Bernstein at the Bernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration.

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BernsteinMedical.com Wins World Wide Web Health Award for Outstanding Health Information

July 15th, 2007

BernsteinMedical.com was recently recognized by the World Wide Web Health Awards as one of the Internet’s best health resources. The site was acknowledged for outstanding health information based on accuracy, usability, and overall quality.

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Dr. Bernstein One of NY Magazine’s ‘Best Doctors’ for Eighth Consecutive Year

June 11th, 2007

New York Magazine - Best Doctors 2007 - Dr. BernsteinRobert M. Bernstein, MD has been selected as one of New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors” for the eighth year in a row. He is the only hair restoration surgeon honored to be included in this list of prominent physicians for eight consecutive years.

The physicians are chosen through a peer review process by Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd., publishers of the guidebook Top Doctors.

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Densitometry Makes Cover of Hair Transplant Forum International

June 2nd, 2007

Densitometry - Hair Transplant Forum International - March/April 1997The lead article in the March/April 1997 issue of Hair Transplant Forum International focuses on the latest tools available for assessing whether or not a person experiencing hair loss is a good candidate for hair transplant surgery.

Dr. Bernstein uses the techniques of densitometry and video-microscopy to analyze the scalp under high-powered magnification. This gives the doctors vital information for making decisions about whether patients are candidates for hair transplant surgery.

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Dr. Bernstein Discusses Hair Transplantation and Densitometry in PRWeb Podcast

June 1st, 2007

Dr. Bernstein took part in a PRWeb podcast about hair transplantation in June 2007. Stream the discussion below or view the full post to read the transcript:

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Columbia University Names Dr. Bernstein Clinical Professor of Dermatology

April 1st, 2007

The Trustees of Columbia University have named hair transplant pioneer Dr. Bernstein Clinical Professor of Dermatology. This promotion was based on Dr. Bernstein’s teaching, lectures, research, original scientific papers, and outstanding patient care.

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Dr. Bernstein Opens Hair Transplant Center in New York City

January 1st, 2007

New Hair Transplant Center in NY - Bernstein Medical - Center for Hair RestorationBernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration has moved to a new, state-of-the-art facility in mid-town Manhattan. The office is centrally located in the Park 55 building at 110 East 55th Street.

The new office is specially engineered for performing our pioneering follicular unit hair transplant procedures and innovative corrective surgery with custom surgical suites for patient comfort and operational efficiency.

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Dr. Bernstein, Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation Get ‘Shameless Plug’ in Gotham Magazine

November 15th, 2006

Bernstein, who founded the Bernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration, has made great headway with what’s called “follicular unit transplantation.” Instead of using single plugs, he works with clusters of hair that continue to grow in natural patterns. The results appear more natural, and his patients need fewer sessions than with the traditional method of hair transplant surgery.

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Hair Restoration Series in NY Japion Features Dr. Bernstein

October 15th, 2006

NY Japion — a weekly newspaper in the Japanese language, published in the New York tri-state area, and distributed for free in the Japanese community — has featured Robert M. Bernstein, MD, in their series on hair loss in men and women.

In the series, TV producer, Hideo Nakamura, who is bald himself, goes on a mission on behalf of fellow bald men. His column hopes to help others with hair loss to have a more fulfilled, fun life and to raise their self-esteem.

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Hair Transplant Society Names Dr. Bernstein ‘Pioneer of the Month’

September 1st, 2006

In 1995, a surgeon just entering the field of hair transplantation became aware of these natural “follicular units” and came to believe that they should be the building blocks for all hair transplants. His name was Bob Bernstein.

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Dr. Bernstein Makes “Best Doctors” in New York Magazine for Seventh Consecutive Year

June 14th, 2006

Best Doctors in NY - New York MagazineRobert M. Bernstein, MD has been selected as one of New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors” for the seventh year in a row.

This special annual issue in New York Magazine, June 13, 2006, presents the findings of Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., publishers of the guidebook, Top Doctors: New York Metro Area.

Dr. Bernstein is the only hair restoration surgeon honored to be included in this list of prominent physicians for seven consecutive years.

The physicians are chosen through a peer review process by Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd., publishers of the guidebook Top Doctors.

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Pioneering Hair Transplant Surgeon Posts Lectures Online

March 27th, 2006

Hair Transplant Lectures - Bernstein Medical - Center for Hair RestorationOnline slide presentations with audio commentary are helping to make our understanding of surgical hair transplant procedures clearer.

Dr. Bernstein, a renowned teacher, lecturer and surgeon, is bringing his presentations on state-of-the-art hair restoration techniques directly to patients.

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Dr. Bernstein Authors ‘Hair Transplant Blog’

March 25th, 2006

Hair Transplant Blog - Bernstein Medical - Center for Hair RestorationHair transplant surgeon, Robert M. Bernstein M.D,. joins the blogosphere to discuss hair transplantation and help dispel the myths about hair loss and its treatment.

The Hair Transplant Blog serves as a clearinghouse for important concerns of both men and women suffering from hair loss.

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NPR Interviews Dr. Bernstein on Hair Transplantation and Hair Loss

March 23rd, 2006

Here is one exchange from the interview:

Moderator: How one can tell the difference between hair loss from hormonal imbalances and common baldness?

Dr. Bernstein: Measuring hormone levels alone, although important for medical management, does not necessarily reveal whether the cause of the hair loss is actually hormone related or is genetic. The diagnosis is made by examining the scalp and looking at the hair under close magnification using an instrument called a “Densitometer.”

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New Instrument for Follicular Unit Extraction Introduced By Drs. Bernstein and Rassman

March 21st, 2006

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Instrument

In a new article appearing on the cover of Hair Transplant Forum International, the official publication of The International Society of Hair Transplant Surgeons (ISHRS), pioneering hair transplant surgeon Robert M. Bernstein MD, along with his colleague Dr. William R. Rassman, recently revealed details about a “New Instrumentation for Three-Step Follicular Unit Extraction.”

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The Secrets to Hiding Celebrities’ Hair Loss

October 15th, 2005

The Secrets to Hiding Celebrities' Hair Loss - The Bergen RecordIn a recent article “The Secrets to Hiding Celebrities’ Hair Loss,” published in the New Jersey newspaper, The Bergen Record, author Abigail Leichman pondered the variety of techniques used by celebrities to battle hair loss.

Articles such as these put a spotlight on the fairly recent phenomenon of celebrity hairline watching that has sprouted up in the media and on the web.

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Bernstein Medical Launches FollicularUnitForum.Com, A New Website Where Hair Transplant Questions are Answered by Actual Patients

October 1st, 2005

Follicular Unit Forum - Bernstein Medical - Center for Hair RestorationFollicular Unit Forum is unique in that it affords visitors an opportunity to anonymously ask questions about the “ins and outs” of hair transplant surgery, of those who actually have had the state-of-the-art Follicular Unit Hair Transplant procedures.

Questions are posted to people who have actually undergone hair restoration procedures. Individuals who are considering a surgical solution to their hereditary baldness are able to search through “threads” or conversations that will answer their most pressing concerns such as; what to expect before, during and after a hair transplant, and what kind of procedure one should have.

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Dr. Bernstein Presents at ISHRS 13th Annual Scientific Meeting in Sydney, Australia

September 20th, 2005

Dr. Bernstein - Presenting on Hair Transplantation in Sydney, AustraliaSome of the world’s most renown hair transplant surgeons gathered this month to hear about the latest cutting edge methods in surgical hair restoration. Speakers included Robert M. Bernstein. M.D. founder of Bernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration , New York, NY

The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) recently held their 13th annual scientific meeting. A broad range of topics were explored including; the most recent research in cloning, the latest proven medical therapies to prevent hair loss, and the newest concepts in the harvesting of donor hair follicles used for transplanting. The event was capped off with a live hair transplant surgery workshop.

As the largest non-profit voluntary organization comprised of over 650 hair restoration physicians, the ISHRS is the first international society created to promote continuing quality improvement and education for professionals in the field of surgical hair restoration.

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Dr. Bernstein Is Lead Author Of Follicular Unit Transplantation Article In ‘Dermatologic Clinics’

July 28th, 2005

Follicular Unit Transplantation - Dermatologic Clinics“Dermatologic Clinics” is a hard-cover quarterly peer review publication with comprehensive, state-of-the-art information by experts in the field of dermatology. In a 2005 issue entitled “Advanced Cosmetic Surgery”, Dr. Bernstein is lead author of the article: “Follicular Unit Transplantation: 2005.”

This valuable contribution to the field of surgical hair restoration explores techniques and best practices of the surgical procedure known as Follicular Unit Transplantation that Dr. Bernstein pioneered and is now considered the state-of-the-art in hair transplant surgery.

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Dr. Bernstein and Hair Transplant Patient Featured on NBC’s ‘Today’ with Matt Lauer

June 2nd, 2005

“Over the past 10 years we’ve developed a new procedure called follicular unit transplantation, where hair is transplanted exactly the way it grows,” said Dr. Robert Bernstein [...] This new technique replaces the plugs — groups of hairs inserted into round holes in the scalp — used in the early days of hair transplant procedures. It is now known that hair grows in groups of one to four hairs.

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Dr. Bernstein Encourages GQ Readers to ‘Grow Your Own’ Hair

June 1st, 2005

Dr. Bernstein: Anatomically, follicular unit transplantation is the end of the line. The next step would be hair cloning, which is still quite a way off. The way you get the most amount of hair into the smallest wound — and ensure that it’s going to look natural — is by using a follicular unit transplant. We can create swirls, add sideburns…

The beauty of follicular transplantation is that the hair will take on the old wave that the original hair had.

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Dr. Bernstein Authors Follicular Unit Transplant Chapter In ‘Surgery of the Skin’

May 15th, 2005

Follicular Unit Transplant - Surgery of the Skin - Dr. BernsteinSurgery of the Skin: Procedural Dermatology; published in 2005 by Elsevier-Mosby and Edited by Robinson, Hanke, Sengelmann and Siegel; is monumental work that covers the entire spectrum of dermatologic surgical procedures.

Dr. Bernstein was honored to write the chapter on hair transplantation, with a focus on Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), the technique that has changed the face of surgical hair restoration over the past decade.

The chapter discusses strip harvesting, follicular unit extraction, the use of anesthetics, ways to optimize density and ensure the naturalness of the procedure, as well as a host of other important topics.

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Dr. Bernstein Writes Chapters for ‘Hair Transplantation’ Textbook

April 1st, 2005

Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology: Hair Transplantation - Elsevier Saunders“Hair Transplantation” is a part of a series of medical textbooks — Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology, published by Elsevier Saunders — which offers step-by-step, practical guides to performing cutaneous surgical procedures.

In “Hair Transplantation,” Dr. Bernstein co-authored the chapters on Follicular Unit Transplantation and Follicular Unit Extraction, covering the philosophy, basic science, and techniques in a practical clinical format.

The book’s editors selected Robert M. Bernstein as a major contributor, as Dr. Bernstein was uniquely qualified to provide medical professionals with insight and training on the state-of-the-art in hair transplant surgery.

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Dr. Bernstein Featured in Healthology Hair Transplant Video Series

March 14th, 2005

Robert M. Bernstein M.D. was asked to provide expert medical commentary in two hair transplant videos produced by Healthology.

The topics included “Hair Transplantation Techniques” and “Using Cloning Techniques in Hair Transplantation.”

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Hair Loss in Women the Topic in Dr. Bernstein ‘Early Show’ Interview

May 4th, 2002

Excerpt from the interview:

Julie Chen: Dr. Bernstein, I want to go through all the options that are available for women, but what is the difference between female and male hair loss option-wise. What can we do to treat it?
Dr. Bernstein: The main difference medically is that women have hair loss often from hormonal changes and it’s due to an imbalance between progesterones and estrogens. That equilibrium can be reestablished with medication. Often birth control pills can do that.

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Dr. Bernstein Talks Hair Transplant Repair On ‘Good Morning America’

December 14th, 2001

“Good Morning America” interviewed Dr. Bernstein in their two-part series on hair transplant surgery. Below is an excerpt from the interview:

Charles Gibson: Are there good candidates and bad candidates for this?
Dr. Bernstein: Yes. And actually people that wear hairpieces are sometimes tricky because their baseline is a full head of hair, so one of the important things that we had to discuss in the first consult was what his expectations were and whether he realized that a transplant wouldn’t give him the fullness of a hairpiece, but of course, it would look much more natural.

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Dr. Bernstein Discusses Hair Transplant Repair In Discovery Channel Interview

November 14th, 2001

The Discovery Channel interviewed Dr. Bernstein for a piece on hair transplant repair. Below is an excerpt from the interview:

Dr. Bernstein: When I first saw Ken in 1995. He still had the traditional plugs, and I would say on a scale of one to ten, he was maybe a seven, with ten being the worst. We performed a procedure called follicular unit transplantation where hair is transplanted in exactly the way it grows in nature, which are little tiny groups of one to four hairs.

Ken Gold: After the first surgery I was just ecstatic because I was actually able to look at myself in the mirror.

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‘Platinum Follicle Award’ for Outstanding Achievement in Hair Restoration Goes to Dr. Bernstein

October 22nd, 2001

In giving Dr. Bernstein the 2001 Platinum Follicle Award, the President of the ISHRS said:

“I proudly present the 2001 Platinum Follicle Award to Robert M. Bernstein, MD. Dr. Bernstein has contributed to the field of hair transplantation in dramatic and substantial ways, revolutionizing the advancement of Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation. His published articles have become ‘Bibles’ for this methodology.”

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HairSite.com Award for Excellence Goes to Dr. Bernstein

October 14th, 2001

Dr. Bernstein received the 2001 HairSite.com award for excellence in hair transplantation. “Dr. Bernstein is one of the most sought after hair transplant surgeons in the United States. He is one of the very few in the industry who is still involved in scientific and clinically related hair restoration research while engaging in hair transplant practice.”

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Dr. Bernstein’s Hair Restoration Innovations Acknowledged In ‘Millennium Paper’ History Of Dermatologic Surgery

January 7th, 2000

Dermatologic Surgery - January 2000 Vol26 Issue1The innovations Dr. Bernstein has described through his medical publications are now a part of history. In the Millennium Paper of the journal Dermatologic Surgery, a comprehensive history of the field of dermatologic surgery cites Dr. Bernstein as being one of the three physicians who played a leading role in hair transplantation in the 1980′s and 1990′s.

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Newsday Discusses Hair Loss and Hair Restoration Treatment with Dr. Bernstein

September 1st, 1999

“The diagnosis and treatment for men and women is very different,” said Dr. Robert M. Bernstein [...] Women usually have a diffuse type of hair loss with thinning all over while men keep a permanent zone on the back and sides. [...] “A medical evaluation is extremely important to rule out underlying medical conditions,” said Bernstein.

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Dr. Bernstein Emphasizes Standardizing Hair Transplant Terminology in ‘Cosmetic Surgery Times’ Article

May 8th, 1999

Dr. Bernstein - Cosmetic Surgery Times - May 1999“We felt it was necessary to clearly define follicular unit hair transplantation and mini-micrografting cut to size,” explained Dr. Bernstein, Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York. “Follicular unit transplantation has many theoretical advantages… having standardized definitions of these hair transplantation techniques will allow us to make valid comparisons.”

Dr. Bernstein said the elements defining follicular unit hair transplantation include exclusive transplantation of hair in its naturally occurring individual follicular units…

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Microscopic Dissection Article in ‘Skin & Allergy News’ Features Dr. Bernstein

February 14th, 1999

The dissecting microscope takes some getting used to, but using it makes more efficient use of donor hair during follicular unit transplantation than magnifying loupes with transillumination, reported Dr. Robert Bernstein.

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Dr. Norwood On The Origin of Follicular Transplantation

July 28th, 1997

Follicular Transplantation - Hair Transplant Forum International - July/August 1997Dr. O’tar Norwood discusses the origin of follicular transplantation, and the influence that Dr. Bernstein’s research and publications have had on the evolution of the hair transplant procedure. Read a segment of the article:

The evolution of “follicular transplantation” can be attributed to three people. Dr. Robert Bernstein coined the phrase and advanced the concept. Dr. Bob Limmer introduced the use of the binocular microscope, providing the technology, and Dr. David Seager showed by direct hair counts, comparing the growth of grafts cut with and without the microscope, how the hair growth was improved when the follicular unit was kept intact.

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Hair Transplant Surgeon of the Month Award to Dr. Bernstein

July 14th, 1997

Dr. Robert M. BernsteinDr. Bernstein receives the Surgeon of the Month award given by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. Dr. Bernstein introduced the concept of “follicular transplantation” in 1995 through a publication in the International Journal of Aesthetic and Restorative Surgery, where he recommended that in all hair transplant procedures the implants should consist of only the naturally occurring follicular units. The anatomic follicular units, seen clinically as the patient’s natural hair groupings, are different for each individual, and these differences should be reflected in the transplant plan. He has been a strong advocate of using follicular transplantation for the best possible cosmetic result, and has encouraged his colleagues to use this approach in his writings and lectures.

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Dr. Bernstein Featured In FUT Editorial By Influential Hair Transplant Surgeon

May 1st, 1997

The following is a portion of “An Idea Whose Time Has Come,” an editorial written by O’Tar T. Norwood, MD — founder of the Norwood Classification System for Hair Loss — and published in the May/June 1997 issue of “Hair Transplant Forum International”:

An Idea Whose Time Has Come - O'tar NorwoodI just returned from visiting Dr. Bob Bernstein in New York, and was impressed with his operation and even more impressed with his thoughts, observations, and insights into hair transplant surgery. He applies scientific methods to his work, is academically honest, and has an almost eerie instinctive knowledge of hair transplant surgery. Of course he has Dr. Bill Rassman to work with, but it is still remarkable. Dr. Bernstein is best known for introducing follicular transplantation to hair transplant surgery, an idea Bob Limmer has been pushing for ten years with the use of the binocular microscope, but no one would listen to him. Dr. Limmer, however, never used the term follicular transplantation. Using the microscope, you automatically dissect the follicular units. It can’t be avoided if done properly.

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Follicular Hair Transplantation Makes Splash After Bernstein Introduces Procedure To American Academy of Dermatology

April 14th, 1997
Cosmetic Surgery Times
Cosmetic Surgery Times - April 1997

Cosmetic Surgery Times features Dr. Bernstein’s presentation to the 55th annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in their April 1997 issue.

The article describes Dr. Bernstein’s introduction of the concept of Follicular Unit Transplantation to the academy as well as the keys to making the technique successful. From the article:

“‘Hair doesn’t grow singly it grows in naturally occurring groups of from one to four hairs. In follicular transplantation, we use these naturally occurring groups as the unit of the transplant,’ he told CST.

Although the procedure is highly labor intensive, it can actually be less expensive than conventional hair replacement surgery, because it can be performed in a single, but lengthy, session.

‘It is also much more efficient and conserves donor hair much better than conventional hair transplants. Every time you make an incision in the person’s scalp you waste some hair and make the remaining hair more difficult to remove. Accessing the donor area just once or twice will increase the total amount of hair that is available for the transplant,’ Dr. Bernstein told CST.”

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