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A Randomized, Double-blind Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of the X5 HairLaser for the Treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia in Males

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02067260
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 20, 2014
Last Update Posted : February 20, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Spencer Forrest, Inc.

Brief Summary:
The overall purpose of this clinical investigation is to collect data to support a marketing application for over the counter use of the X5 HairLaser with an indication for hair growth. The goal of this protocol is to demonstrate that the intended users of the X5 HairLaser can safely and effectively perform self-use application by following written instructions.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Androgenetic Alopecia Device: X5 HairLaser Device: X5 Hair Laser Sham Device Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-blind Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of the X5 HairLaser for the Treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia in Males
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2010

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: X5 HairLaser Device: X5 HairLaser
Treatment consists of three, 10-15 minute, at-home treatments per week (on nonconcurrent days) for 26 weeks.

Sham Comparator: X5 HairLaser Sham Device Device: X5 Hair Laser Sham Device
Treatment consists of three, 10-15 minute, at-home treatments per week (on nonconcurrent days) for 26 weeks.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Difference in terminal hair count in the target region [ Time Frame: 26 weeks ]
    A circular haircount target area approximately 1.9 cm in diameter will be identified between 10 and 2 o'clock in the leading edge of an actively balding area of the vertex. The target area will be clipped short (approximately 1 mm in length). A small dot tattoo will be placed in the center of the target area and will be used as a reference point. The same circular haircount area will be clipped and photographed at subsequent study visits. All hairs >30 μM will be classified as terminal hairs. The number of terminal hair counts (n/cm2) and width of terminal hairs (μM/cm2) in the hair count area will be measured at the baseline, subsequent study visits and at 26 weeks.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Subject's static self global assessment of hair regrowth [ Time Frame: 26 weeks ]

    Subject will report on the following questions, on the following scale:

    Not at all, Slight Improvement, Moderate Improvement, Good Improvement, Greatly Improved Has your rate of hair loss slowed down? Do your believe your hair is growing faster? Does your hair feel thicker or fuller? How would you rate the overall improvement of your hair?

    The following question will use this scale:

    No growth, Minimal Growth, Moderate Growth, Dense Growth How would you rate your overall hair regrowth?

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male with a diagnosis of Androgenetic Alopecia according to the Guidelines of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • Experiencing active hair loss within the last 12 months.
  • In general good health
  • Norwood-Hamilton classification of 3, 3A, 3V, 4, 4A, or 5
  • Skin Type I, II, III or IV on the Fitzpatrick Skin Type Scale
  • Between 20 and 60 years of age at the time of enrollment
  • Willing to have a dot tattoo placed on or around the target area of the scalp
  • Willing to maintain the same hairstyle, approximate hair length and hair color throughout the study.
  • Willing to continue his current regimen of vitamis and nutritional supplements and not start any new vitamins or nutritional supplements for the duration of the study.
  • Must be able to read, understand provide written (signed) informed consent after the nature of the study has been fully explained and before any procedures dictated by this protocol are performed.
  • Prospective subjects must be willing and able to comply with follow up requirements, including adhering to scheduled office visits in a timely manner.
  • Must be fluent in English.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prospective subject has an active malignancy of any type or history of any malignancy, including any malignancy in the treatment area in the past 5 years.
  • History of hypogonadism.
  • Has used phytotherapy within in eight weeks prior to baseline.
  • Has any active skin infection in the scalp area or scarring in the target area.
  • Has photosensitivity to laser light.
  • Has used Accutane in the previous year.
  • Has a history of poor wound healing.
  • Has a history of keloid formation.
  • Has a known history of anticoagulant or antiplatelet use.
  • Has used or currently takes any of the following medications during the six months prior to screening: finasteride (or any other 5a-reductase inhibitor medications), medications with anti-androgenic properties, topical estrogen, progesterone, tamoxifen, anabolic steroids, medications which can potential cause hypertrichosis, oral glucocorticoids, lithium, phenothiazines, or other medication at the discretion of the investigator
  • Has used or currently takes Minoxidil during 12 months prior to screening.
  • Has "buzz" cut hairstyle, defined as hair cut to less than one inch in length.
  • Has light blond, light gray or white hair, at the discretion of the investigator.
  • Has a chronic dermatological condition (eczema, psoriasis, infection, etc) of the scalp other than male pattern hair loss.
  • Has a pacemaker.
  • Has had hair transplants, scalp reduction, current hair weave or tattooing in the target area, which makes it difficult to perform hair count assessment.
  • Has ever received radiation therapy to the scalp, or has had chemotherapy in the past year.
  • Has a known underlying medical problem that could influence hair growth such as HIV infection, connective tissue disease, a thyroid condition, inflammatory bowel disease or other medical conditions, at the discretion of the investigator.
  • Has participated in any investigational study within 30 days prior to randomization.
  • Has a history or evidence of drug and/or alcohol abuse within the 12 months prior to Visit 1.
  • Has a history or the presence of any serious and/or chronic medical condition(s) which, in the opinion of the investigator, may cause harm to the individual and/or compromise/confound the study results.

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United States, Arkansas
Burke Pharmaceutical Research
Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States, 71913
United States, Florida
Hilltop Research
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States, 33710
United States, New York
NYU School of Medicine
New York, New York, United States, 10003
Sponsors and Collaborators
Spencer Forrest, Inc.

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Spencer Forrest, Inc. Identifier: NCT02067260     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 08-02-31-161
First Posted: February 20, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 20, 2014
Last Verified: February 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Alopecia Areata
Hair Diseases
Skin Diseases
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical