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The Efficacy of Laser Assisted Hair Removal in the Treatment of Acne Keloidalis Nuchae; a Pilot Study

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01548898
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 8, 2012
Last Update Posted : March 8, 2012
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rania Abdel hay, Cairo University

Brief Summary:
Laser causes elimination and miniaturization of hair shafts that are the principal contributor to inflammation in Acne Keloidalis Nuchae (AKN).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Acne Keloidalis Nuchae Device: Nd-YAG laser Phase 4

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 16 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : January 2008
Primary Completion Date : May 2010
Study Completion Date : May 2010

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Acne
U.S. FDA Resources


Intervention Details:
    Device: Nd-YAG laser
    All patients received 5 sessions (4 weeks apart) of long pulsed nd-YAG laser assisted hair removal on the affected area, emitting 1064 nm, with a fluence of 35-45 J/cm2 and pulse duration 10-30 msec adjusted to skin type and hair thickness. Laser was applied to all papules and plaques.


Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Global response to treatment [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Patient satisfaction [ Time Frame: 6 months ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients suffering from AKN

Responsible Party: Rania Abdel hay, lecturer of Dermatology, Cairo University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01548898     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Nd-YAG laser in AKN
First Posted: March 8, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 8, 2012
Last Verified: March 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Acne Keloid
Keloid
Collagen Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Acneiform Eruptions
Skin Diseases
Folliculitis
Hair Diseases