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Effect of Subcision and Suction on Acne Scars

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: NCT01696513
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : October 1, 2012
Last Update Posted : October 2, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Murad Alam, Northwestern University

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE September 14, 2012
First Posted Date  ICMJE October 1, 2012
Last Update Posted Date October 2, 2018
Study Start Date  ICMJE September 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date September 2019   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: September 27, 2012)
Change in acne scarring compared to baseline after treatments [ Time Frame: Baseline and 4 months ]
The change in acne scarring is measured using a global scarring grading system to compare baseline scarring to the treatments.
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Change History Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01696513 on Archive Site
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Effect of Subcision and Suction on Acne Scars
Official Title  ICMJE Pilot Split Face Randomized, Evaluator Blinded Study on the Effect of Subcision and Suctioning With a Microdermabrasion Device on Rolling Acne Scars
Brief Summary The primary objective of this study is to determine whether the use of standard treatment in conjunction with suction will improve acne scars compared to a standard treatment alone.
Detailed Description Not Provided
Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Not Applicable
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE Acne Scars
Intervention  ICMJE
  • Procedure: Suction
  • Procedure: Subcision
Study Arms  ICMJE
  • Experimental: Subcision & Suction
    Standard treatment for acne scars followed by suction.
    • Procedure: Suction
    • Procedure: Subcision
  • Active Comparator: Subcision
    Standard treatment for acne scars only
    Intervention: Procedure: Subcision
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Active, not recruiting
Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: September 27, 2012)
Original Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE Same as current
Estimated Study Completion Date  ICMJE September 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date September 2019   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18 and over
  • Have bilateral rolling acne scars
  • Are in good health
  • Subject has the willingness and ability to understand and provide informed consent for the use of their tissue and communicate with the investigator.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Under 18 years of age
  • Pregnancy or lactation
  • Unable to understand the protocol or give informed consent
  • Has mental illness
  • Recent Accutane use in the past 6 months
  • Prone to hypertrophic and keloidal scarring
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE Yes
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE United States
Removed Location Countries  
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT01696513
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE STU66710
Has Data Monitoring Committee No
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Responsible Party Murad Alam, Northwestern University
Study Sponsor  ICMJE Northwestern University
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE
Principal Investigator: Murad Alam, MD Northwestern University
PRS Account Northwestern University
Verification Date October 2018

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