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Treatment of Freckles by Intradermal Tranexamic Acid Versus Q Switched KTP Laser.

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03885895
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : March 22, 2019
Last Update Posted : March 22, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rana F Hilal, MD, Kasr El Aini Hospital

Brief Summary:
Comparative split face study in which 30 patients with freckles are recruited.One side of the face will be treated with Q Switched (QS)KTP 532nm, and the other side will be treated with intradermal tranexamic acid (TXA).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Therapeutic Efficacy Drug: Tranexamic Acid Injectable Product Device: Q switched KTP (532nm) Phase 1

Detailed Description:

One side of the face will receive QS KTPlaser at a wavelength of 532 nm, spot size 2-3 mm , power 1-1.5J/cm2 and the clinical end point is just frosting.Sessions will be every month for 2 months.

The other side of the face will be assigned to TXA intradermal microinjection in the same session using Kapron 500mg/5ml ampoules (Amoun Pharmaceutical Company), the dose of 1 ml syringe with 100mg/ml. TXA will prepared under sterile conditions. Injections will be applied intradermally on freckles area at.

The sessions of TXA will be every 2 weeks for 2 months.

Postoperatively, topical antibiotic ointment and steriod will be applied. Sunscreen then applied until the next treatment in order to minimize reactive hyperpigmentations.

Follow up after treatment monthly for 2 month.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Sequential Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Comparative Study for the Treatment of Freckles by Intradermal Tranexamic Acid Versus Q Switched KTP Laser (532nm)
Actual Study Start Date : January 15, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : August 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2019

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Participants with freckles (one side of the face)
one randomized side of the face will be treated by Intradermal Tranexamic acid
Drug: Tranexamic Acid Injectable Product
Ampoules used for intradermal injection

Active Comparator: Participants with freckles (other side of the face)
other side will be treated by Q switched KTP laser
Device: Q switched KTP (532nm)
LASER




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pigmentation and severity index by clinical evaluation [ Time Frame: 6 months to 1 year ]
    Evaluate efficacy of intradermal tranexamic acid versus Q switched KTP laser in the treatment of freckles before treatment, after treatment and after follow-up

  2. Melanin Index change by spectrophotometer [ Time Frame: 6 months to 1 year ]
    Evaluate efficacy of intradermal tranexamic acid versus Q switched KTP laser in the treatment of freckles before treatment, after treatment and after follow-up

  3. Blinded observers' evaluation [ Time Frame: 6 months to 1 year ]
    Evaluate efficacy of intradermal tranexamic acid versus Q switched KTP laser in the treatment of freckles before treatment, after treatment and after follow-up

  4. Patient satisfaction rate [ Time Frame: 6 months to 1 year ]
    Evaluate efficacy of intradermal tranexamic acid versus Q switched KTP laser in the treatment of freckles before treatment, after treatment and after follow-up



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Gender Based Eligibility:   Yes
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Both genders
  • Age group > 18years old.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant and lactating females.
  • Keloid and scarring tendancy
  • Usage of invasive or semi invasive procedures for treatment of freckles such as chemical peeling , dermaroller..etc. 2 months prior to the study.
  • Oral Isotretinoin 6 months prior to the study.
  • Active herpetic lesions.
  • Any concurrent active skin disease within the treated area.
  • Photosensitive skin conditions such as systemic lupus erythematous.
  • History of delayed wound healing.
  • Bleeding diathesis.
  • Medical conditions such as autoimmune diseases.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03885895


Contacts
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Contact: Samar Tuqan 01003133495 ext 02 samartuqan@gmail.com

Locations
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Egypt
Kasr El Ainy university hospital Recruiting
Cairo, Egypt, 11956
Contact: Samar Tuqan    01003133495 ext 02    samartuqan@gmail.com   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kasr El Aini Hospital
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Responsible Party: Rana F Hilal, MD, Lecturer, Kasr El Aini Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03885895    
Other Study ID Numbers: EgyFreckles
First Posted: March 22, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 22, 2019
Last Verified: March 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: Yes
Product Manufactured in and Exported from the U.S.: Yes
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Melanosis
Hyperpigmentation
Pigmentation Disorders
Skin Diseases
Tranexamic Acid
Antifibrinolytic Agents
Fibrin Modulating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Hemostatics
Coagulants