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Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture on Skin Rejuvenation

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified December 2011 by Inhwa Choi, Kyunghee University.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Inhwa Choi, Kyunghee University Identifier:
First received: November 14, 2011
Last updated: December 5, 2011
Last verified: December 2011
Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture technique includes wrinkles, acupoints and muscle points on the face, head and neck. This study is designed to determine the efficacy and safety of Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture on skin rejuvenation.

Condition Intervention
Skin Aging
Skin Wrinklings
Procedure: Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy and Safety of Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture on Skin Rejuvenation

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Further study details as provided by Inhwa Choi, Kyunghee University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Criteria for evaluating Moire's topography [ Time Frame: At 3 weeks (post treatment) ]
    The investigators generated a contour line on the face using Moire's system, and then took a picture with a digital camera Ixus750 (Canon, Tokyo, Japan). Three independent evaluators will read the contour lines near the cheek and the perioral region in the printed digital image and grade images base on the Criteria for evaluating Moire's topography (Skin Research and Technology 2007;13:280-284). The average values from three evaluators will be used in subsequent calculations.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Glogau classification system [ Time Frame: At 3 weeks (post treatment) ]
  • One-click Automatic Full face Analysis system [ Time Frame: At 3 weeks (post treatment) ]
    Improvement of Pore, Sebum, wrinkle, pigment, moisture, elasticity, skin temperature based on automatic analysis by Scanner and Multi-Sensor of One-click Automatic Full face Analysis system. Outcomes will be graded from 0 to 4.

Enrollment: 28
Study Start Date: August 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture
28 Patients with grade III to IV wrinkling on the face, according to the Glogau classification system, were treated with Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture.
Procedure: Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture
Patients received five treatment sessions during 3 weeks. Facial cosmetic acupuncture was applied at muscles and acupoints on the face, head and neck


Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 59 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient age of 40 to 59 years
  • Glogau photoaging scale III-IV

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Who had undergone any dermabrasion, deep skin peels, laser resurfacing (ablative or non-ablative), botulinum toxin or filler injection, topical steroid within 6 months prior to study entry
  • Patient with obvious skin disease
  • Patient with a history of chronic skin disease
  • Keloidal or hypertrophic scar tendency
  • Pregnant or lactating patients
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01486303

Korea, Republic of
Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 134-727
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kyunghee University
Study Chair: In-Hwa Choi, KMD,PhD Department of Oriental Dermatology, College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung Hee University
Principal Investigator: Younghee Yun, KMD,Master Department of Oriental Dermatology, College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung Hee University
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Inhwa Choi, Chief of Department of Oriental Dermatology, Kyunghee University Hospital at Gangdong, Kyunghee University Identifier: NCT01486303     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KHNMC-OH-IRB2011-007
Study First Received: November 14, 2011
Last Updated: December 5, 2011

Keywords provided by Inhwa Choi, Kyunghee University:
Facial Cosmetic acupuncture
Skin Rejuvenation
Skin Aging processed this record on May 25, 2017