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Evaluation of the PlasmaJet Neutral Argon Plasma System to Treat Skin Ageing

This study has been completed.
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Plasma Surgical Inc Identifier:
First received: September 26, 2008
Last updated: July 3, 2009
Last verified: July 2009
The purpose of this study is to determine the comparative effects of the PlasmaJet neutral argon plasma system and the Rhytec Portrait PRS nitrogen plasma system in the treatment of aging facial skin

Condition Intervention
Skin Aging
Procedure: Exposure to plasma energy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of the PlasmaJet Neutral Argon Plasma System for Skin Regeneration and Comparison With the Rhytec Portrait PSR Plasma System

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Further study details as provided by Plasma Surgical Inc:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Assessment of skin appearance and condition by photography and digital image analysis [ Time Frame: At intervals for up to 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Assessment of skin condition and dermal architecture by ultrasound imaging [ Time Frame: At intervals for up to 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Assessment of skin elasticity by non-invasive means [ Time Frame: At intervals for up to 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Assessment of pain during treatment [ Time Frame: During treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 35
Study Start Date: December 2007
Study Completion Date: June 2009
Primary Completion Date: June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Skin treatment Procedure: Exposure to plasma energy
Non-invasive exposure to pulsed plasma to the unbroken skin over half of the facial area


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • request for treatment to improve facial skin

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnancy
  • history of HIV infection
  • autoimmune or connective tissue disorder
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00761878

United States, New York
Denis F Branson MD
Fayetteville, New York, United States, 13066
Sponsors and Collaborators
Plasma Surgical Inc
Principal Investigator: Denis F Branson, MD Denis F Branson MD
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr Denis F Branson, Denis F Branson MD Identifier: NCT00761878     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PSI-2007-07 
Study First Received: September 26, 2008
Last Updated: July 3, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Plasma Surgical Inc:
Skin aging
Skin wrinkling processed this record on October 28, 2016