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Treatment of Keratosis Pilaris With 810 nm Diode Laser

18 Years
65 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Keratosis Pilaris (KP)

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Trial Information

Treatment of Keratosis Pilaris With 810 nm Diode Laser

Inclusion Criteria:

- Subject is age 18 to 65

- Subject has diagnosis of keratosis pilaris involving both arms

- Subject has Fitzpatrick Skin Type I - III

- Subject is in good health

- Subject has the willingness and ability to understand and provide informed consen

Exclusion Criteria:

- Under 18 or over 65 years of age

- Subjects with Fitzpatrick Skin Type greater than III

- Subjects who have received any laser therapy to the armsin the past year

- Subjects with concurrent diagnosis of another skin condition or malignancy

- Subjects with tan or sunburn over the upper arms in the past month

- Subjects with open, non-healing sores or infections at any skin site

- Subjects who are unable to understand the protocol or give informed consent

- Subjects who take oral photosensitizing medications or who apply topical
photosensitizing medications to either arm

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Outcome Measure:

Difference in severity scores

Outcome Description:

Difference in the overall blind rater severity scores of the treated versus the untreated sites

Outcome Time Frame:

4 wks

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Murad Alam, MD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Northwestern University


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

January 2011

Completion Date:

September 2013

Related Keywords:

  • Keratosis Pilaris (KP)
  • Keratosis pilaris (KP)
  • Keratosis
  • Keratosis, Actinic
  • Abnormalities, Multiple



Northwestern University Chicago, Illinois  60611