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Laser Treatment for Fresh Surgical Scars and Mature Scars

This study has been terminated.
(Poor enrollment)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Cynosure, Inc. Identifier:
First received: December 10, 2009
Last updated: November 27, 2012
Last verified: November 2012
The purpose of this study is to measure the effectiveness of the RevLite Laser in the treatment of both fresh surgical scars and mature/older scars.

Condition Intervention
Fresh Surgical Scars Mature Scars Device: RevLite (Laser Treatment)

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Post-Market, Two-Arm, Single Blind, Controlled Study of the RevLite Electro-optic Q-Switched Neodymium-doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet (EO QS Nd:YAG) Laser System for the Treatment of Scars

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Further study details as provided by Cynosure, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Assessment of improvement in scar appearance, vascularity, height, pliability, pigmentation and any pre-existing pruritis [ Time Frame: 1 month post final treatment (fresh scars) or 3 and 6 months post final treatment (mature scars) ]

Enrollment: 28
Study Start Date: January 2010
Study Completion Date: December 2010
Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Fresh surgical scars
Treatment of scars
Device: RevLite (Laser Treatment)
Experimental: Mature scars
Treatment of scars
Device: RevLite (Laser Treatment)


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Fitzpatrick Skin Type I-VI and either a fresh surgical scar (with sutures still present [or dissolving sutures within 7 days of surgery for facial scars or within 14 days of surgery for scars on the trunk or extremities) of at least 2cm in length or an erythematous and/or hypertrophic scar of at least 2cm in length and of greater than or equal to 18 months in duration
  • Scar is easily divisible into two equal segments for the purpose of the study, or is bilateral in nature (e.g., inframammary)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant, lactating, or is planning to become pregnant
  • history of cutaneous photosensitization, porphyria, hypersensitivity to porphyrins or photodermatosis
  • any skin pathology/condition that could interfere with evaluation or requires the use of interfering topical systemic therapy
  • coagulation disorder or currently using anti-coagulation medication (including but not limited to heavy aspirin therapy)
  • any condition which, in the investigator's opinion, would make it unsafe for the subject to participate in the study
  • currently enrolled in an investigational drug or device trial, or has received an investigational drug or been treated with an investigational device within 30 days
  • unable to communicate or cooperate with the investigator due to language problems, poor mental development, or impaired cerebral function
  • unreliable for the study, including subjects who engage in excessive alcohol intake or drug abuse, or subjects who are unable to return for scheduled follow-up visits
  • Isotretinoin therapy within 6 months
  • need to be exposed to artificial tanning devices or excessive sunlight during the trial
  • prior treatment with parenteral gold therapy
  • does not agree to refrain from other laser treatment, (micro)dermabrasion or topical scar treatment creams for the duration of the study
  • Diabetes Type 1 or 2
  • Lupus, scleroderma or similar immune system disorder
  • underlying silicone or other non-absorbable filler in the area of the scar
  • phenol chemical peel or dermabrasion to the area of the scar within 3 months
  • Fitzpatrick Skin Type IV, V or VI with a known sensitivity to hydroquinone or is unwilling or unable to comply with physician/manufacturer instructions for the use of this ingredient
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01030198

United States, Florida
Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center
Boca Raton, Florida, United States, 33431
Sponsors and Collaborators
Cynosure, Inc.
  More Information

Responsible Party: Cynosure, Inc. Identifier: NCT01030198     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: C68-08-S
Study First Received: December 10, 2009
Last Updated: November 27, 2012 processed this record on August 22, 2017