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Combination of Ultrasound Treatment and Neck Liposuction for Skin Tightening

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01735929
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn
First Posted : November 28, 2012
Last Update Posted : June 28, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Murad Alam, Northwestern University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to find out the effectiveness of ultrasound treatment and liposuction combined on skin tightening around the neck.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Skin Laxity Procedure: Neck Liposuction and Ultrasound Treatment Procedure: Sham Treatment

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluating the Combined Skin Tightening Benefit of Non-Invasive Ultrasound Treatment and Neck Liposuction
Study Start Date : March 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date : August 2016
Estimated Study Completion Date : August 2017

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Ultrasound
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Neck Liposuction and Ultrasound Treatment
Subject will receive neck liposuction and ultrasound treatment.
Procedure: Neck Liposuction and Ultrasound Treatment
Sham Comparator: Sham
Subject will receive sham treatment
Procedure: Sham Treatment

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from baseline in photo ratings at 8 weeks. [ Time Frame: Baseline and 8 weeks ]
    Two blinded raters will compare baseline and 8 week photos of subjects that received the combined treatments or the sham treatments.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women 35-60 years old
  • Exhibit mild to moderate neck skin laxity on clinical examination
  • No other serious health problems, including psychiatric illness.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior neck surgery or face lift.
  • Bleeding disorders or coagulopathy.
  • Botulinum toxin or filler injections to neck area within past 6 months.
  • Severe neck skin laxity or sagging
  • Other serious medical conditions that in the opinion of the surgeon could compromise safety

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01735929

Sponsors and Collaborators
Northwestern University
Principal Investigator: Murad Alam, MD Northwestern University

Responsible Party: Murad Alam, Professor in Dermatology, Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery and Surgery-Organ Transplantation, Northwestern University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01735929     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: STU68167
First Posted: November 28, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 28, 2016
Last Verified: June 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cutis Laxa
Skin Diseases, Genetic
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Connective Tissue Diseases
Skin Diseases