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Evaluation of the Ulthera® System for Treatment of the Brachia

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01713933
First Posted: October 25, 2012
Last Update Posted: May 26, 2014
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ulthera, Inc
  Purpose
This study is an evaluation of the Ulthera® System used to treat the upper arms for improvement of brachial ptosis. All enrolled subjects will receive one bilateral upper arm treatment. Follow-up visits will occur at 60, 90 and 180 days post-treatment.

Condition Intervention
Brachial Ptosis Device: Ulthera® System

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of the Ulthera® System for Obtaining Lift and Tightening of the Brachia

Further study details as provided by Ulthera, Inc:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Improvement in Obtaining Lift and Tightening of Brachial Skin Laxity [ Time Frame: Baseline to 90 days post-treatment ]
    Improvement in overall lifting and tightening of brachial skin laxity as determined by masked, qualitative assessment of photographs at 90 days post-treatment compared to baseline.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Quantitative Improvement in Skin Laxity [ Time Frame: Baseline to 90 days post-treatment ]
    Assess change in brachial volume based on brachial tissue measurements.

  • Change in Dermal Thickness [ Time Frame: Baseline to 90 days post-treatment ]
    Based on ultrasonic skin analysis, the change in dermal thickness from baseline to 90 days post-treatment was calculated.

  • Change in Dermal Thickness [ Time Frame: Baseline to180 days post-treatment ]
    Based on ultrasonic skin analysis, the change in dermal thickness from baseline to 180 days post-treatment was calculated.

  • Overall Aesthetic Improvement [ Time Frame: Baseline to 60 days post-treatment ]

    Based on Global Aesthetic Improvement Scale (GAIS) Scores; PGAIS completed by a physician assessor, SGAIS completed by the study subject. . The GAIS is a 5-point scale (1-5) describing an overall assessment as follows:

    1. - Very Much Improved
    2. - Much Improved
    3. - Improved
    4. - No Change
    5. - Worse

  • Overall Aesthetic Improvement [ Time Frame: Baseline to 90 days post-treatment ]

    Based on Global Aesthetic Improvement Scale (GAIS) Scores; PGAIS completed by a physician assessor, SGAIS completed by the study subject. . The GAIS is a 5-point scale (1-5) describing an overall assessment as follows:

    1. - Very Much Improved
    2. - Much Improved
    3. - Improved
    4. - No Change
    5. - Worse

  • Overall Aesthetic Improvement [ Time Frame: Baseline to180 days post-treatment ]

    Based on Global Aesthetic Improvement Scale (GAIS) Scores; PGAIS completed by a physician assessor, SGAIS completed by the study subject. . The GAIS is a 5-point scale (1-5) describing an overall assessment as follows:

    1. - Very Much Improved
    2. - Much Improved
    3. - Improved
    4. - No Change
    5. - Worse

  • Patient Satisfaction [ Time Frame: Baseline to 90 days post-treatment ]
    Patient satisfaction was determined by scores on a patient satisfaction questionnaire (PSQ) completed at 90 days post-treatment. Subjects indicated how satisfied they were with study treatment, i.e., Very Satisfied, Satisfied, Dissatisfied, Very Dissatisfied. Pre-treatment and Day 90 post-treatment photographs were available for viewing during the assessment.

  • Patient Satisfaction [ Time Frame: Baseline to 180 days post-treatment ]
    Patient satisfaction was determined by scores on a patient satisfaction questionnaire (PSQ) completed at 180 days post-treatment. Subjects indicated how satisfied they were with study treatment, i.e., Very Satisfied, Satisfied, Dissatisfied, Very Dissatisfied. Pre-treatment and Day 90 post-treatment photographs were available for viewing during the assessment.


Enrollment: 37
Study Start Date: June 2011
Study Completion Date: May 2012
Primary Completion Date: February 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Ultherapy™ treatment
Each enrolled subject will receive a bilateral Ultherapy™ treatment of the upper arms
Device: Ulthera® System
Focused ultrasound energy delivered below the surface of the skin.
Other Names:
  • Ultherapy™ treatment
  • Ulthera, Inc.
  • Ultrasound treatment for skin tightening

Detailed Description:
This is a prospective, non-randomized, clinical trial treating up to 35 subjects. Study photographs of the upper arms will be taken prior to treatment, immediately post-treatment, and at each follow-up visit. Brachial volume and dermal thickness measurements will be obtained.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female, aged 19 - 55 years.
  • Subject in good health.
  • Subjects who desire lift and tightening of the brachia and improvement in skin laxity.
  • Mild to moderate laxity of the upper arm.
  • Mild to moderate subcutaneous fat of the upper arm.
  • Mild crepiness of the skin of the upper arm.
  • Understands and accepts the obligation not to undergo any other procedures in the areas to be treated through the follow-up period.
  • 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.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Presence of an active systemic or local skin disease that may affect wound healing.
  • Severe solar elastosis.
  • Excessive subcutaneous fat in the upper arm.
  • Excessive skin laxity in the upper arm.
  • Significant scarring in areas to be treated.
  • Significant open wounds or lesions in the treatment areas. 7. Severe or cystic acne in the treatment areas.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01713933


Locations
United States, California
Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center
Pasadena, California, United States, 91105
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ulthera, Inc
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Gordon Sasaki, MD FACS Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Ulthera, Inc
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01713933     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ULT-114
First Submitted: October 15, 2012
First Posted: October 25, 2012
Results First Submitted: January 13, 2014
Results First Posted: May 26, 2014
Last Update Posted: May 26, 2014
Last Verified: April 2014

Keywords provided by Ulthera, Inc:
Ulthera® System
Ultherapy™ treatment
Ulthera, Inc.