The Efficacy of Laser Assisted Hair Removal in the Treatment of Acne Keloidalis Nuchae; a Pilot Study

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rania Abdel hay, Cairo University Identifier:
First received: February 29, 2012
Last updated: March 6, 2012
Last verified: March 2012
Laser causes elimination and miniaturization of hair shafts that are the principal contributor to inflammation in Acne Keloidalis Nuchae (AKN).

Condition Intervention Phase
Acne Keloidalis Nuchae
Device: Nd-YAG laser
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Cairo University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Global response to treatment [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Patient satisfaction [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 16
Study Start Date: January 2008
Study Completion Date: May 2010
Primary Completion Date: May 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Device: Nd-YAG laser
    All patients received 5 sessions (4 weeks apart) of long pulsed nd-YAG laser assisted hair removal on the affected area, emitting 1064 nm, with a fluence of 35-45 J/cm2 and pulse duration 10-30 msec adjusted to skin type and hair thickness. Laser was applied to all papules and plaques.

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients suffering from AKN
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Responsible Party: Rania Abdel hay, lecturer of Dermatology, Cairo University Identifier: NCT01548898     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Nd-YAG laser in AKN 
Study First Received: February 29, 2012
Last Updated: March 6, 2012
Health Authority: Egypt: Cairo University

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Acne Keloid
Acneiform Eruptions
Collagen Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Hair Diseases
Skin Diseases processed this record on May 26, 2016