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Feasibility Study: Lifting and Tightening Neck Skin in Patients

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ulthera, Inc Identifier:
First received: October 15, 2012
Last updated: June 27, 2013
Last verified: June 2013
Up to 30 subjects will be enrolled. All subjects will receive one Ultherapy treatment to the lower two thirds of the face and neck. Subjects will be equally grouped into those with a history of submentoplasty and or rhytidectomy and those naive to submentoplasty and or rhytidectomy. Follow-up visits will occur at 14, 30, 60, 90 and 180 days following treatment. Study images will be obtained pre-treatment, 30-60 minutes post-treatment, and at each follow-up visit.

Condition Intervention
Skin Laxity
Device: Ulthera System Treatment

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Feasibility Study: Evaluation Of The Ulthera™ System For Obtaining Lift And Tightening Of The Neck Skin In Patients With A History Of Submentoplasty And Or Rhytidectomy Vs Patients Naïve To Submentoplasty Or Rhytidectomy - A Feasibility Study

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Further study details as provided by Ulthera, Inc:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in submental volume [ Time Frame: 90 days post-treatment ]
    Measured by the Canfield Vectra® imaging system comparing pre-treatment baseline photos to post-treatment photos.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall improvement of the submental area [ Time Frame: 90 days post-treatment ]
    Global Aesthetic Improvement Scale (GAIS) and patient satisfaction questionnaires will be obtained.

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: August 2010
Study Completion Date: August 2012
Primary Completion Date: February 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Group A
Subjects who have previous history of submentoplasty and or rhytidectomy
Device: Ulthera System Treatment
Focused ultrasound energy delivered below the surface of the skin
Other Name: Ultherapy™
Active Comparator: Group B
Subjects naïve to submentoplasty and or rhytidectomy
Device: Ulthera System Treatment
Focused ultrasound energy delivered below the surface of the skin
Other Name: Ultherapy™

Detailed Description:
This is a prospective single center study. Subjects will be enrolled one per group as they present. Efficacy will be determined by the change in submental volume and cervicomental angle. GAIS and patient satisfaction questionnaires will also be obtained.

Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female, aged 30 to 65 years
  • Subject in good health
  • Body Mass index of less than 30
  • Present with unwanted skin laxity in the submental area as demonstrated by a grade 2 or 3 on the Knize scale for classification of cosmetic deformity of the cervicomental angle
  • Previous history of surgical submentoplasty and or rhytidectomy greater than 12 months previous to enrollment and not to exceed 120 months prior to enrollment
  • Understands and accepts the obligation not to receive any other procedures in the submental areas thru the 6 month follow up visit
  • Willingness and ability to comply with protocol requirements including returning for follow-up visits and abstaining from exclusionary procedures for the duration of the study
  • Subjects of childbearing potential must have a negative urine pregnancy test result at Visit 1 and be willing able to use an acceptable method of birth control

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant, lactating or planning to become pregnant and or not using a reliable form of birth control
  • Has an active systemic or local skin disease that may alter wound healing
  • Subjects with a prior cosmetic or medical history of submentoplasty and or Rhytidectomy within the last 12 months or greater than 120 months
  • Subjects with a prior cosmetic or medical history of submentoplasty and or Rhytidectomy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01708928

United States, Illinois
DeNova Research
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ulthera, Inc
Principal Investigator: Steven Dayan, MD DeNova Research
  More Information

Responsible Party: Ulthera, Inc Identifier: NCT01708928     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ULT-107
Study First Received: October 15, 2012
Last Updated: June 27, 2013

Keywords provided by Ulthera, Inc:
Ulthera® System
Ultherapy™ Treatment
Ulthera, Inc.
Ultrasound treatment for skin tightening

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cutis Laxa
Skin Diseases, Genetic
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Connective Tissue Diseases
Skin Diseases processed this record on May 23, 2017