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

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Bispebjerg Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: January 3, 2006
Last updated: June 2, 2008
Last verified: June 2008
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 Intervention
Tattoo Skin Markers
Device: Q-switched YAG laser

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment

Further study details as provided by Bispebjerg Hospital:

Study Start Date: January 2006
Study Completion Date: December 2007

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both

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 ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00271674

Bispebjerg Hospital
Copenhagen, Copenhagen NV, Denmark, 2400
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bispebjerg Hospital
Principal Investigator: Merete Haedersdal, MD, PhD, DrMedSci. Bispebjerg Hospital
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00271674     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KF-01-275533 
Study First Received: January 3, 2006
Last Updated: June 2, 2008
Health Authority: Denmark: Ministry of Health

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on May 26, 2016