Effect of Multiple Subcisions on Rolling Acne Scars
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02216864|
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : August 15, 2014
Last Update Posted : February 21, 2018
The purpose of this study is to find out whether the use of multiple subcisions over several visits will improve the appearance of rolling acne scars compared to no treatment.
This study was a pilot study designed to determine feasibility of this procedure.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Acne Scars||Procedure: Multiple Subcision||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||5 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Pilot Split Face Randomized, Evaluator Blinded Study on the Effect of Multiple Subcisions on Rolling Acne Scars|
|Study Start Date :||August 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 2018|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 2018|
Experimental: Multiple Subcision
Subjects will receive multiple subcision treatments to their randomized side of the face 5 times total spaced 4 weeks apart.
Procedure: Multiple Subcision
At the start of the procedure, a straight vitrectomy knife will be inserted subdermally and will be slowly advanced parallel to the dermis. Rapid advancement and retraction of the needle under the scarred area in a lancing motion will be performed to abrade the underside of the dermis followed by side to side sweeping motions attempting to break any fibrous attachments to the deeper tissues.
No Intervention: Control
Subjects will receive no intervention control on the other side of the face.
- Change in acne scarring compared to baseline after treatments [ Time Frame: Baseline and 36 weeks ]The change in acne scarring is measured using a quantitative global scarring grading system to compare baseline to the treatment.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02216864
|United States, Illinois|
|Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology|
|Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611|
|Principal Investigator:||Murad Alam, MD||Northwestern University|