Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture on Skin Rejuvenation
Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture technique includes wrinkles, acupoints and muscle points on the face, head and neck. This study is designed to determine the efficacy and safety of Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture on skin rejuvenation.
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Efficacy and Safety of Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture on Skin Rejuvenation|
- Criteria for evaluating Moire's topography [ Time Frame: At 3 weeks (post treatment) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The investigators generated a contour line on the face using Moire's system, and then took a picture with a digital camera Ixus750 (Canon, Tokyo, Japan). Three independent evaluators will read the contour lines near the cheek and the perioral region in the printed digital image and grade images base on the Criteria for evaluating Moire's topography (Skin Research and Technology 2007;13:280-284). The average values from three evaluators will be used in subsequent calculations.
- Glogau classification system [ Time Frame: At 3 weeks (post treatment) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- One-click Automatic Full face Analysis system [ Time Frame: At 3 weeks (post treatment) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Improvement of Pore, Sebum, wrinkle, pigment, moisture, elasticity, skin temperature based on automatic analysis by Scanner and Multi-Sensor of One-click Automatic Full face Analysis system. Outcomes will be graded from 0 to 4.
|Study Start Date:||August 2011|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture
28 Patients with grade III to IV wrinkling on the face, according to the Glogau classification system, were treated with Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture.
Procedure: Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture
Patients received five treatment sessions during 3 weeks. Facial cosmetic acupuncture was applied at muscles and acupoints on the face, head and neck
|Korea, Republic of|
|Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong|
|Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 134-727|
|Study Chair:||In-Hwa Choi, KMD,PhD||Department of Oriental Dermatology, College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung Hee University|
|Principal Investigator:||Younghee Yun, KMD,Master||Department of Oriental Dermatology, College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung Hee University|