Comparison of Electrodessication, Potassium Titanyl Phosphate (KTP) Laser and Pulsed Dye Laser for Treatment of Cherry Angiomata
- Age 18 to 95 years.
- Have at least 12 cherry angiomas (4 per each third of the torso) that have been
- The subjects are in medically stable condition.
- The subject has willingness and the ability to understand and provide informed
consent for the procedure and is able to communicate with the investigator.
- Must be willing not to employ other treatment options for cherry angiomas during the
course of this study.
- Under 18 years of age and over 95 years of age
- Pregnancy or lactation.
- Subjects who are unable to understand the protocol or to give informed consent.
- Subjects cannot have had previous laser treatment in the last 6 months before
- Subjects have a cardiac defibrillator or pacemakers that may interact with the
- Subjects have no serious medical conditions that would contradict participation in
Type of Study:
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Mean Changes in Color, Texture, and Size of Cherry Angiomata From Baseline to 3 Months After the Second Treatment by Treatment Type as Assessed by Blinded Raters
Each subject received all 3 treatments. Serial standardized photographs evaluated for color,texture and size by 2 blinded dermatologists using ordinal visual analog scales from 0 to 10(color: 0=skin colored, 5=red, 10=purple; texture: 0=flat, 5=mildly elevated, 10=elevated; size: 0=0mm, 10=10 mm).
Outcome Time Frame:
Baseline and 3 months
Murad Alam, MD
United States: Institutional Review Board
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