This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition acne scars
Treatments suction, subcision
Sponsor Northwestern University
Start date September 2012
End date August 2017
Trial size 20 participants
Trial identifier NCT01696513, STU66710


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.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model parallel assignment
Primary purpose treatment
Masking outcomes assessor
Standard treatment for acne scars followed by suction.
(Active Comparator)
Standard treatment for acne scars only

Primary Outcomes

Change in acne scarring compared to baseline after treatments
time frame: Baseline and 4 months

Eligibility Criteria

All participants from 18 years up to 65 years old.

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

Additional Information

Official title Pilot Split Face Randomized, Evaluator Blinded Study on the Effect of Subcision and Suctioning With a Microdermabrasion Device on Rolling Acne Scars
Principal investigator Murad Alam, MD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in March 2017.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Northwestern University.