YAG Laser Versus Punch Biopsy for the Treatment of Tattoo Skin Markers

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 4, 2006
Last Update Posted : June 3, 2008
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Bispebjerg Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the study is to compare patient satisfaction, clinical efficacy and adverse effects of Q-switched YAG laser versus punch biopsies for the treatment of tattoo dots that are applied as skin markers in relation to X-ray treatment of malignant disorders.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Tattoo Skin Markers Device: Q-switched YAG laser Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : January 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2007

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years or older,
  • Skin types I-IV,
  • No previous laser treatment for the condition.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Younger than 18 years,
  • Skin types V-VI,
  • Pregnant or lactating women,
  • Previous laser treatment for the condition,
  • Recent exposure to sun or sun-beds,
  • Treatment with oral retinoids within 3 months,
  • Tendency to produce hypertrophic scars or keloids,
  • Immunosuppressive treatment or disorders

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00271674

Bispebjerg Hospital
Copenhagen, Copenhagen NV, Denmark, 2400
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bispebjerg Hospital
Principal Investigator: Merete Haedersdal, MD, PhD, DrMedSci. Bispebjerg Hospital Identifier: NCT00271674     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KF-01-275533
First Posted: January 4, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 3, 2008
Last Verified: June 2008