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Determination of Safety and Efficacy of a Laser With Cooling for Treatment of Skin

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00323921
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 10, 2006
Last Update Posted : August 3, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Candela Corporation

Brief Summary:
The appearance of aged skin is a common cosmetic complaint of middle aged and older individuals. This study evaluates the safety and efficacy of a new laser with cooling to improve the appearance of aged skin. The laser being used will heat various depths of the skin while protecting the outer layer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Aged Skin Device: dermatological infrared laser Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 36 participants
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Study Start Date : August 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2007

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. score on a grading scale at post treatment visits

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Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes


Aged skin, light to medium skin types.


Known photosensitivity Any of the following pre-existing skin conditions: eczema, psoriasis, allergic dermatitis or other conditions that may affect treatment.

Other treatments within the past year for aged facial skin

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00323921

Sponsors and Collaborators
Candela Corporation
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Principal Investigator: E. V. Ross, M.D. United States Naval Medical Center, San Diego
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Responsible Party: Candela Corporation Identifier: NCT00323921    
Other Study ID Numbers: 052603
First Posted: May 10, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 3, 2012
Last Verified: August 2012
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Dermatologic Agents