Comparison of Retinol 1.0% and Tretinoin 0.02% in the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Photodamage and Wrinkles

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 26, 2011
Results First Posted : August 20, 2013
Last Update Posted : April 4, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Anna Chien, Johns Hopkins University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to assess the comparative efficacy of retinol 1.0% and tretinoin 0.02% in minimizing wrinkles, discoloration, roughness, and other signs of moderate to severe photodamage. Our hypothesis is that both products will be of comparable benefit.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Photodamaged Skin Wrinkles Drug: Retinol Drug: Tretinoin Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 24 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Double-blinded, Single-center, Parallel-arm Comparison Study of Retinol 1.0% and Tretinoin 0.02% in the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Photodamage
Study Start Date : November 2010
Primary Completion Date : December 2011
Study Completion Date : December 2011

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MedlinePlus related topics: Vitamin A
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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Retinol
Retinol 1.0% cream
Drug: Retinol
1.0% cream
Active Comparator: Tretinoin
Tretinoin 0.02% cream
Drug: Tretinoin
0.02% cream
Other Names:
  • Retin-A
  • Renova
  • Atralin
  • Aberela
  • Airol
  • Avita
  • Stieva-A

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Global Photodamage Severity [ Time Frame: Week 24 ]
    A photonumeric scale for the assessment of cutaneous photodamage (CE Griffiths, et al). Five photographic standards (en face and 45 degrees oblique) illustrating increasing severity of photodamage (min=0, max=8) where 0=no damamge; 2=mild damage; 4=moderate damage; 6=moderate/severe damage; and grade 8=severe damage.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   35 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 35 or over
  • Moderate to severe photodamage

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of facial cosmetic surgery, facial resurfacing procedures, deep peels, or facial fillers
  • History of keloids or hypertrophic scars
  • Use of oral steroids or oral retinoids (such as Accutane) in past 6 months

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01283464

United States, Maryland
Johns Hopkins Dept. of Dermatology
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21231
Sponsors and Collaborators
Johns Hopkins University

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Anna Chien, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University Identifier: NCT01283464     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SKM10-R-01
First Posted: January 26, 2011    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: August 20, 2013
Last Update Posted: April 4, 2016
Last Verified: March 2016

Keywords provided by Anna Chien, Johns Hopkins University:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Retinol palmitate
Vitamin A
Antineoplastic Agents
Keratolytic Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Protective Agents
Anticarcinogenic Agents