Electrodermabrasion Compared to Dermabrasion
The purpose of this study is to determine if electrodermabrasion improves the cosmetic appearance of raise or bumpy scars or scars that are a different color or texture than the surrounding skin resulting from dermatologic surgery and whether it is as good as to the already used method of dermabrasion.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
|Official Title:||Evaluation of the Safety and Efficacy of Electrodermabrasion in Improving the Appearance of Scars That Result From Dermatologic Surgery Compared to Treatment With Dermabrasion|
- Electrodermabrasion compared to dermabrasion [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]To determine if electrodermabrasion improves the cosmetic appearance of scars that result from dermatologic surgery better than the current method of dermabrasion.
|Study Start Date:||February 2009|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||January 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||January 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Active Comparator: Eletrodermabrasion
The side treated with electrodermabrasion will be burned with an electric cautery machine to remove the outermost layer of skin as well as the lumps and bumps and a small area of surrounding skin.
Active Comparator: Dermabrasion
The side treated with dermabrasion will be scraped with a sterile piece of sandpaper until the outermost layer of skin and lumps and bumps have been removed and a small layer of surround skin.
|United States, California|
|UC Davis, Department of Dermatology|
|Sacramento, California, United States, 95816|
|Principal Investigator:||Daniel Eisen, M.D.||University of California, Davis|