Microdermabrasion for Acne
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Microdermabrasion for Acne Vulgaris|
- Counts of specific types of acne lesions. [ Time Frame: These lesions will be counted at baseline, at follow-up evaluation visits during the treatment series, and every 1-4 weeks following the final treatment for a total of up to 18 weeks. ]
- Clinical photographs [ Time Frame: Photographs may be obtained at baseline, at follow-up evaluation visits during the treatment series, and every 1-4 weeks following the final treatment for a total of up to 18 weeks. ]
- Subject self-assessment questionnaire [ Time Frame: At end of treatment phase. ]
|Study Start Date:||September 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||July 2007|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Microdermabrasion Treatment
Bilateral, split-face comparison in which one half of the face will be randomly assigned to receive the microdermabrasion treatment(s) while the other half of the face will not. Subjects will receive a series of microdermabrasion treatment sessions (up to 6) spaced one to two weeks apart. In all cases, microdermabrasion treatment parameters will be within those accepted in cosmetic work.
Device: Bellamed microdermabrasion system produced by Bella products or the Altair Diamondtome System.
Subjects will receive a series of microdermabrasion treatment sessions (up to 6) spaced one to two weeks apart.
Acne vulgaris remains among the most common cutaneous disorders, impacting the vast majority of people at some point during their lives. It is associated with significant psychosocial morbidity, and there remains the need for efficacious and low risk therapeutic options.
Microdermabrasion is a technique combining abrasion and negative pressure used primarily in the treatment of aging skin. It has also been proposed to improve acne presumably through a comedolytic effect. Negative pressure and abrasion may remove debris from follicular orifices that act as a nidus for acne lesions. Many physicians and spas use micordermabrasion as a treatment for acne, however, there has never been a randomized controlled trial to substantiate this practice.
We propose to evaluate the efficacy of microdermabrasion in the treatment of inflammatory acne. We will use the Bellamed microdermabrasion system produced by Bella products or the Altair Diamondtome System.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00355485
|United States, Michigan|
|University of Michigan Department of Dermatology|
|Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109|
|Study Chair:||John J Voorhees, MD||University of Michigan|
|Principal Investigator:||Darius Karimipour, MD||University of Michigan|