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VASER Treatment of Axillary Hyperhidrosis/Bromidrosis (VASER AxHH)

This study has been completed.
Sound Surgical Technologies, LLC.
Information provided by:
Commons Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Identifier:
First received: August 12, 2008
Last updated: September 17, 2008
Last verified: September 2008
Patients with excessive underarm odor and sweating and/or odor are treated with the VASER system to determine the VASER's effectiveness in reducing underarm sweat and odor

Condition Intervention Phase
Axillary Hyperhidrosis
Device: VASER
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Use of the VASER System in the Treatment of Axillary Hyperhidrosis and/or Axillary Bromidrosis

Further study details as provided by Commons Aesthetic Plastic Surgery:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To assess the effectiveness of the VASER for treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis using patient self-report assessments [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • To assess the effectiveness of the VASER for the treatment of axillary bromidrosis using patient self report assessment [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To assess patient's post-operative pain level following VASER using patient self report assessments. [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
  • To assess patients healing time following VASER treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • To establish safe and effective procedural guidelines and surgical endpoints for the treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis using the VASER [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Enrollment: 13
Study Start Date: April 2007
Study Completion Date: August 2008
Primary Completion Date: August 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
There is only one arm to this study. All patients will receive treatment with the VASER for their axillary hyperhidrosis/bromidrosis
Device: VASER
A small incision will be made in the underarm. A VASER probe will be inserted under the skin to break apart fat and sweat glands under the skin. A small hollow tube will be used to draw out the broken-down skin and the incision will be closed with a stitch.
Other Name: Sound VASER System

Detailed Description:
Patients with excessive underarm sweat and/or odor are recruited. The effect that excessive underarm sweat and/or odor has on their lifestyle is evaluated. They are surgically treated with the VASER system and followed up for 6 months to evaluate side effects, adverse events and effectiveness. Additional lifestyle evaluations are completed for comparison to pre-surgery answers.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years or older
  • Willing and able to appear for all scheduled, post-operative visits
  • Have axillary hyperhidrosis/bromidrosis that does not respond to conventional, non-invasive treatment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • under the age of 18
  • have undergone a prior surgical intervention for treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis (e.g.) Skoog procedure, ETS)
  • have been treated with a systemic or topical agent for axillary hyperhidrosis in the past 30 days
  • are deemed inappropriate candidates for surgery due to medical or mental health reasons
  • are currently being treated with investigational agents or have participated in an investigational study within 60 days prior to surgery
  • elect not to participate in the study
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00735293

United States, California
Commons Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Palo Alto, California, United States, 94306
Sponsors and Collaborators
Commons Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Sound Surgical Technologies, LLC.
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: George W. Commons, M.D., Commons Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Identifier: NCT00735293     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VASER AxHH
Study First Received: August 12, 2008
Last Updated: September 17, 2008

Keywords provided by Commons Aesthetic Plastic Surgery:
Body Odor

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Sweat Gland Diseases
Skin Diseases processed this record on May 22, 2017