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Laser Treatment of Moderate to Severe Acne Vulgaris

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04466527
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : July 10, 2020
Last Update Posted : March 2, 2022
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dieter Manstein, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital

Brief Summary:
In this study, we are enrolling subjects with moderate to severe acne vulgaris and investigating the use of a commercially available laser in treating acne.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Acne Vulgaris Device: Laser Intervention Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 22 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Laser Treatment for the Clinical Improvement of Acne Vulgaris: A Self-Controlled Trial
Actual Study Start Date : May 20, 2021
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 2022
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2022

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MedlinePlus related topics: Acne

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Treatment
Subjects in this arm will undergo laser treatment on their active acne vulgaris lesions. Subjects will serve as their own control.
Device: Laser Intervention
Subjects with undergo laser exposure of their active acne vulgaris.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Changes in Physician's Global Assessment (PGA) of Acne Severity [ Time Frame: Change in PGA score between baseline visit and post procedural visit ]
    The physician will score the acne vulgaris based on the Physician's Global Assessment (PGA) scale. A score of 0 indicates that residual hyperpigmentation and erythema may be present; a score of 1 indicates that there are a few scattered comedones and a few small papules; a score of 3 indicates that more than half of the face is involved, that there are many comedones, papules, and pustules, and that one nodule may be present; a score of 4 indicates that the entire face is involved, covered with comedones, numerous papules and pustules, and a few nodules and cysts. The change in PGA score will be recorded at each of the 4 study visits, for up to

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 40 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Subject must be able and willing to provide written informed consent and comply with the requirements of the study protocol;
  2. In good general health, based on answers provided during the screening visit;
  3. Subject must be able to read and understand English;
  4. Any gender and any Fitzpatrick skin type;
  5. Ages 18 through 40;
  6. Subjects must have moderate to severe nodular active facial acne vulgaris (PGA 3 or 4)
  7. Willing to sun protect treated area for the duration of enrollment in the study and 1 year after treatment;
  8. Subjects must be ineligible for or have declined standard of care treatments (e.g. oral isotretinoin therapy).

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Participation in another investigational drug or device clinical trial in the past 30 days;
  2. Currently undergoing or wish to begin or continue topical treatments;
  3. Are pregnant or lactating;
  4. History of allergic reaction to topical anesthesia;
  5. Subjects may not have undergone oral isotretinoin therapy within the past 12 months;
  6. Currently take oral antibiotic or oral therapy for acne;
  7. History of keloidal or hypertrophic scarring;
  8. Laser treatment in past six months;
  9. History of poor wound healing;
  10. Clinically significant abnormal findings or conditions which might, in the opinion of the Investigator, interfere with study evaluations or pose a risk to subject safety during the study.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04466527

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Contact: Lais Clinical Research Coordinator (617) 726-4454 lgomes@mgh.harvard.edu
Contact: Neera Nathan, MD, MSHS nnathan2@mgh.harvard.edu

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United States, Massachusetts
MGH Clinical Unit for Research Trials & Outcomes in Skin Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
Contact: Lais Clinical Research Coordinator    617-726-4454    lgomes@mgh.harvard.edu   
Principal Investigator: Neera Nathan, MD, MSHS         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Massachusetts General Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Dieter Manstein, MD, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital
Principal Investigator: Neera Nathan, MD, MSHS Massachusetts General Hospital
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Responsible Party: Dieter Manstein, MD, Principal Investigator, Massachusetts General Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04466527    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2020P000838
First Posted: July 10, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 2, 2022
Last Verified: February 2022
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: Yes
Product Manufactured in and Exported from the U.S.: No
Keywords provided by Dieter Manstein, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital:
Acne Vulgaris
Cystic Acne
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Acne Vulgaris
Acneiform Eruptions
Skin Diseases
Sebaceous Gland Diseases