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The Effect of Facial Exercise on the Appearance of Aging

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01689012
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 20, 2012
Last Update Posted : December 6, 2021
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Murad Alam, Northwestern University

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE September 14, 2012
First Posted Date  ICMJE September 20, 2012
Last Update Posted Date December 6, 2021
Study Start Date  ICMJE September 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date June 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: September 14, 2012)
Improvement of face and neck after facial exercise compared to baseline [ Time Frame: up to 20 weeks ]
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE The Effect of Facial Exercise on the Appearance of Aging
Official Title  ICMJE A Pilot Study of the Efficacy of a Facial Exercise Program
Brief Summary This study seeks to evaluate the effects of facial exercises on aging of the face.
Detailed Description Not Provided
Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Not Applicable
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Condition  ICMJE Aging
Intervention  ICMJE Behavioral: Facial Exercise
Study Arms  ICMJE Experimental: Facial Exercise
Intervention: Behavioral: Facial Exercise
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Actual Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: March 2, 2015)
Original Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: September 14, 2012)
Actual Study Completion Date  ICMJE June 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date June 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Aged 40-65 years
  • No significant medical illness
  • No chronic smokers
  • Subject with mild to moderate facial atrophy
  • Subjects who provide and interest and who understand the importance of consistently executing the program daily.
  • Subjects with the willingness and ability to understand and provide informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Under 40 years of age, Over 65 years of age
  • Pregnant or lactating
  • Subjects who have ever had any invasive cosmetic procedure, including facelifts, neck lifts, laser resurfacing, dermabrasion, or liposuction
  • Subjects who have non-invasive or minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, such a non-ablative lasers, medium-depth or deeper chemical peels, injectable neurotoxins or fillers, within the past year.
  • Subjects who have used topical or oral retinoids within the past year.
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 40 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE Yes
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE United States
Removed Location Countries  
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT01689012
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE STU68255
Has Data Monitoring Committee No
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Current Responsible Party Murad Alam, Northwestern University
Original Responsible Party Same as current
Current Study Sponsor  ICMJE Northwestern University
Original Study Sponsor  ICMJE Same as current
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE
Principal Investigator: Murad Alam, MD Northwestern University
PRS Account Northwestern University
Verification Date December 2021

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