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Treatment of Melasma With Jessner's Solution vs. Trichloroacetic Acid

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00166192
First Posted: September 14, 2005
Last Update Posted: November 14, 2013
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Zakiya Rice, Emory University
  Purpose
Melasma is an acquired discoloration of the skin characterized by brown patches. Chemical peels using agents such as Jessner's solution and trichloroacetic acid (TCA) are commonly used to treat melasma. A chemical peel involves applying the peeling agent to the skin for a short period. The skin will peel similar to a sunburn, and moisturizers are applied to the skin. Although both agents are well-accepted, there have been no good comparisons of the two agents. The purpose of this study is determine if there is a difference in the effectiveness of these two agents.

Condition Intervention Phase
Melasma Procedure: Jessner's solution chemical peel Procedure: Trichloroacetic acid chemical peel Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Treatment of Melasma With Jessner's Solution vs. Trichloroacetic Acid: A Comparison of Clinical Efficacy

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Further study details as provided by Zakiya Rice, Emory University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Clinical efficacy by clinician's evaluation [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Hyperpigmenation Global Score


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Efficacy by subject's evaluation [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Hyperpigmentation Global Score


Enrollment: 19
Study Start Date: January 2008
Study Completion Date: November 2013
Primary Completion Date: January 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Chemical Peel
Split face treatment paradigm
Procedure: Jessner's solution chemical peel Procedure: Trichloroacetic acid chemical peel

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adults > 18 years old
  • Clinical diagnosis of melasma
  • Mental capacity to give informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy
  • H/o allergy to Jessner's solution, tricholoracetetic acid, tretinoin, or hydroquinone
  • Active dermatitis
  • Presence of cutaneous infection
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00166192


Locations
United States, Georgia
Emory University Dermatology Clinic
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322
Sponsors and Collaborators
Emory University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Carl Washington, MD Emory University Department of Dermatology
  More Information

Responsible Party: Zakiya Rice, Principal Investigator, Emory University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00166192     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB00024850
First Submitted: September 13, 2005
First Posted: September 14, 2005
Last Update Posted: November 14, 2013
Last Verified: November 2013

Keywords provided by Zakiya Rice, Emory University:
Melasma
Jessner's solution
Trichloroacetic acid (TCA)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Melanosis
Hyperpigmentation
Pigmentation Disorders
Skin Diseases
Pharmaceutical Solutions
Ethanol
Salicylates
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Anti-Infective Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Analgesics
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action