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Fractional Laser vs. Ultrasound for Periorbital Wrinkles

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01529983
First Posted: February 9, 2012
Last Update Posted: February 8, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Murad Alam, Northwestern University
  Purpose
The primary objective of this study is to compare the efficacy of intense focused ultrasound and carbon dioxide-fractionated laser for treatment of periorbital wrinkles.

Condition Intervention
Wrinkles Procedure: Laser treatment

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Comparison of 1550-nm Fractional Photothermolysis Versus Intense Focused Ultrasound for Treatment of Periorbital Wrinkles: A Pilot, Prospective Randomized Control Trial

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Further study details as provided by Murad Alam, Northwestern University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Global Improvement Scale [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Global improvement scale score, as a percent improvement from baseline to 1 and 3 months, respectively, after treatment. Two non-treating dermatologists will independently blindly evaluate the photographs at baseline, 1 and 3 months after treatment; differences will be resolved via a forced agreement process.

  • Quantitative eyelid laxity scale [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Two non-treating dermatologists will independently blindly evaluate the photographs at baseline, 1 and 3 months after treatment; differences will be resolved via a forced agreement process.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Subject Satisfaction [ Time Frame: 10 years ]
    Subject satisfaction will be determined by a satisfaction questionnaire, and subjects will be asked to select the treatment side they preferred

  • Adverse events [ Time Frame: 10 years ]
    Any adverse events related to the use of the fractionated laser and ultrasound-tightening device (e.g. infection, prolonged erythema, prolonged edema, bleeding, ulceration, erosion or pigmentation) will be recorded.


Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: February 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Fractional photothermolysis
Fractional photothermolysis (FP) for treatment of photo- damaged skin is an FDA-approved method for treating facial rhytids. Fractionated treatment with 1550-nm laser is a safe, nonsurgical method for improvement of periorbital rhytides, photodamage, and scarring
Procedure: Laser treatment
The treated sites are both lower eyelids and lateral orbits. Each side will be randomized to receive 1550nm-fractionated laser treatment on one side and the contralateral side will receive micro-focused ultrasound treatment every 6-8 weeks for a total of 2 treatments
Active Comparator: High-intensity focused ultrasound
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFUS) is an FDA-approved method for periorbital treatment and nonablative tissue tightening. Ultrasound waves induce a vibration in the tissue, generating heat and increasing the tissue temperature within a focal area. The tissue changes depend on amount of heat and exposure duration. These findings are similar to the thermally induced changes within the skin after CO2 laser fractional ablative treatments.
Procedure: Laser treatment
The treated sites are both lower eyelids and lateral orbits. Each side will be randomized to receive 1550nm-fractionated laser treatment on one side and the contralateral side will receive micro-focused ultrasound treatment every 6-8 weeks for a total of 2 treatments

Detailed Description:
This is a prospective randomized comparison study comparing the efficacy of micro-focused ultrasound versus fractionated carbon dioxide laser for treatment of periorbital wrinkles. Subjects who meet inclusion and exclusion criteria will be enrolled in the study. The treated sites are both lower eyelids and lateral orbits. Each side will be randomized to receive 1550nm-fractionated laser treatment on one side and the contralateral side will receive micro-focused ultrasound treatment every 6-8 weeks for a total of 2 treatments.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   35 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Age 35-60 years old male and female subjects with moderate lower eyelid rhytids and crowsfeet
  2. Subjects with Fitzpatrick skin type I-III.
  3. Subjects who are willing, have the ability to understand and provide informed consent, and are able to communicate with the investigator.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Subjects who have received injectable soft-tissue augmentation materials to the face, or facial ablative resurfacing, within the past 6 months.
  2. Subjects who were received injectable botulinum toxin to the face, or any nonablative laser treatment to the face, within the past 3 months.
  3. Subjects who have local infections, open facial wounds, or other significant local skin disease that would interfere with periorbital treatment with energy devices.
  4. Subjects who are allergic to lidocaine or prilocaine.
  5. Subjects who have a history of abnormal scarring in the treatment area.
  6. Subject who have ectropion or or other eyelid disfigurement.
  7. Subjects who have history of isotretinoin use in the preceding year
  8. Pregnant or lactating individuals
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01529983


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

Responsible Party: Murad Alam, Professor in Dermatology, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, and Surgery-Organ Transplantation, Northwestern University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01529983     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: STU55341
First Submitted: February 7, 2012
First Posted: February 9, 2012
Last Update Posted: February 8, 2017
Last Verified: February 2017