Feasibility Study: Lifting and Tightening of the Elbows

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ulthera, Inc
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: October 15, 2012
Last updated: June 27, 2013
Last verified: June 2013

Up to 20 subjects will be treated. Treated subjects will receive one Ulthera® treatment on the elbows. Follow-up visits will occur at 90 and 180 days post-treatment. Study images will be obtained pre-treatment, immediately post-treatment, and at each follow-up visit.

Condition Intervention
Skin Laxity
Device: Ulthera System Treatment

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Feasibility Study: Evaluation of the Ulthera® System for Lifting and Tightening of the Elbow Tissue - A Feasibility Study

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Further study details as provided by Ulthera, Inc:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall improvement of skin laxity in the areas treated [ Time Frame: 90 days post-treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Determined by masked assessment analysis of photographs at 90 days post treatment compared to baseline.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Aesthetic improvement [ Time Frame: 90 and 180 days post-treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    GAIS scores will be obtained by the Investigator and subjects at all visits excluding baseline. Additionally, subject satisfaction questionnaires will also be obtained.

Enrollment: 21
Study Start Date: September 2011
Study Completion Date: February 2013
Primary Completion Date: September 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Ultherapy treatment on the elbows
All enrolled subjects will receive one Ultherapy treatment to the elbows.
Device: Ulthera System Treatment
Focused ultrasound energy delivered below the surface of the skin
Other Name: Ultherapy™

Detailed Description:

This is a prospective, single-center, pilot clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of the Ulthera® System to improve skin laxity above the elbows. Masked assessment of pre- and post-treatment photos will be performed. Global Aesthetic Improvement Scale scores and patient satisfaction questionnaires will also be obtained.


Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female, age 21 to 65 years.
  • Subject in good health.
  • Mild to moderate skin laxity on the elbows.
  • Understands and accepts the obligation not to undergo any other procedures in the areas to be treated through the follow-up period.
  • Willingness and ability to comply with protocol requirements, including returning for follow-up visits and abstaining from exclusionary procedures for the duration of the study.
  • Subjects of childbearing potential must have a negative urine pregnancy test result and must not be lactating at Visit 1 and be willing and able to use an acceptable method of birth control

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Presence of an active systemic or local skin disease that may affect wound healing.
  • Excessive subcutaneous fat around the elbows.
  • Excessive skin laxity around the elbows.
  • Significant scarring in areas to be treated.
  • Significant open wounds or lesions in the area to be treated
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01708382

United States, New York
New York Cosmetic, Skin and Laser Surgery Center
New York, New York, United States, 10065
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ulthera, Inc
Principal Investigator: Cameron K Rokhsar, MD New York Cosmetic, Skin, and Laser Surgery Center
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Ulthera, Inc
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01708382     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ULT-108
Study First Received: October 15, 2012
Last Updated: June 27, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Ulthera, Inc:
Ulthera® System
Ultherapy™ Treatment
Ulthera, Inc.
Ultrasound treatment for skin tightening

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cutis Laxa
Skin Diseases, Genetic
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Connective Tissue Diseases
Skin Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 17, 2014