Quantitative Evaluation of Skin Shrinkage Caused by a Non-invasive Tightening Device

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 6, 2009
Results First Posted : September 3, 2012
Last Update Posted : June 4, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Murad Alam, Northwestern University

Brief Summary:
This study is being done to measure the amount of skin shrinkage caused by a non-invasive skin tightening device.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Healthy Device: Radiofrequency device Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 25 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Quantitative Evaluation of Skin Shrinkage Caused by a Non-invasive Tightening Device
Study Start Date : April 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2009

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Treatment
Treatment using a non-invasive skin tightening radiofrequency device to observe skin shrinkage in the arms
Device: Radiofrequency device
One treatment pass on one arm. 2-5 treatment passes on the other

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The Change in Skin Tightening in the Upper Inner or Outer Arm (as Measured by Millimeters) [ Time Frame: immediately following treatment and 30 days after last treatment ]
    The documented variable was shrinkage length in millimeters as measured by the same straight ruler used throughout the experimentation. Measurements were taken immediately following treatment and thirty days following the last treatment

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Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 30-60 y/o
  • Mild to moderate laxity of arm skin
  • Skin of Fitzpatrick levels I-III

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any active local arm infections
  • Scarring or abnormalities in upper arm area
  • Major systemic illnesses
  • Any condition with delayed wound healing
  • History of psychiatrist illnesses

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00894244

United States, Illinois
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611
Sponsors and Collaborators
Northwestern University
Principal Investigator: Murad Alam, MD Northwestern University

Responsible Party: Murad Alam, Professor in Dermatology, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, and Surgery-Organ Transplantation, Northwestern University Identifier: NCT00894244     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: STU1178
First Posted: May 6, 2009    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: September 3, 2012
Last Update Posted: June 4, 2014
Last Verified: May 2014

Keywords provided by Murad Alam, Northwestern University:
None- Normal healthy upper arm skin will be used.