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

This study has been completed.
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First Posted: March 8, 2012
Last Update Posted: March 8, 2012
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rania Abdel hay, Cairo University
Laser causes elimination and miniaturization of hair shafts that are the principal contributor to inflammation in Acne Keloidalis Nuchae (AKN).

Condition Intervention Phase
Acne Keloidalis Nuchae Device: Nd-YAG laser Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Rania Abdel hay, Cairo University:

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

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

Enrollment: 16
Study Start Date: January 2008
Study Completion Date: May 2010
Primary Completion Date: May 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients suffering from AKN
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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 Submitted: February 29, 2012
First Posted: March 8, 2012
Last Update Posted: March 8, 2012
Last Verified: March 2012

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