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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

Brief Summary:
This study seeks to evaluate the effects of facial exercises on aging of the face.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Aging Behavioral: Facial Exercise Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 27 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Pilot Study of the Efficacy of a Facial Exercise Program
Study Start Date : September 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2013

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Facial Exercise Behavioral: Facial Exercise

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Improvement of face and neck after facial exercise compared to baseline [ Time Frame: up to 20 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

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.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01689012

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United States, Illinois
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611
Sponsors and Collaborators
Northwestern University
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Principal Investigator: Murad Alam, MD Northwestern University
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Responsible Party: Murad Alam, Professor in Dermatology, Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, and Surgery-Organ Transplantation, Northwestern University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01689012    
Other Study ID Numbers: STU68255
First Posted: September 20, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 6, 2021
Last Verified: December 2021