The Efficacy of Laser Assisted Hair Removal in the Treatment of Acne Keloidalis Nuchae; a Pilot Study
This study has been completed.
First Posted: March 8, 2012
Last Update Posted: March 8, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rania Abdel hay, Cairo University
Laser causes elimination and miniaturization of hair shafts that are the principal contributor to inflammation in Acne Keloidalis Nuchae (AKN).
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
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Primary Outcome Measures:
- Global response to treatment [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
Secondary Outcome Measures:
- Patient satisfaction [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||May 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||May 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
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.
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