Safety & Efficacy Evaluation of a Radiofrequency & Laser/Light System for Improvement of Skin Texture


Evaluate the clinical performance, safety and efficacy, of a Radiofrequency and Laser/Light based device for the treatment of facial wrinkles.

Study Start Date

October 2011

Estimated Completion Date

December 2017


No interventions cited


  • Family Medicine: Dermatology
  • Dermatology: Cosmetic Derm/Acne,Laser Surgery

MeSH Terms

  • Skin Texture Improvement
  • Wrinkle Reduction

Study ID

Candela Corporation -- DC84611



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Candela Corporation

Inclusion Criteria

    1. Healthy male or female between the ages of 35 and 60 2. Non-smoker 3. Fitzpatrick skin type I-VI 4. Fitzpatrick Degree of Elastosis Score of 2-6 (inclusive) 5. Presence of mild to moderate photodamage, such as solar lentigines, dyschromia and/or presence of mild to moderate facial wrinkling 6. Able and willing to comply with all visit, treatment and evaluation schedules and requirements 7. Able to understand and provide written Informed Consent 8. Women of child-bearing age are required to be using a reliable method of birth control at least 3 months prior to study enrollment.

Exclusion Criteria

    1. Pregnant or intending to become pregnant during the course of study. A urine pregnancy test will be given to women of childbearing potential and performed during initial visit 2. Having any active electrical implant anywhere in the body, such as a pacemaker or an internal defibrillator 3. Having a permanent implant in the treated area, such as metal plates and screws 4. Unable or unlikely to refrain from tanning, including the use of tanning booths, during the course of the study 5. Prior use of retinoids in treated area within 2 weeks of initial treatment or during the course of the study 6. Use of oral Isotretinoin (Accutane®) within 6 months of initial treatment or during the course of the study 7. Patient on systemic corticosteroid therapy 6 months prior to and throughout the course of the study 8. Having received a facial dermabrasion or chemical peel treatment within 3 months of treatment or during the study 9. Prior skin treatment with laser in treated area within 3 months of initial treatment or during the course of the study 10. Prior use of Botox, collagen, fat injections and /or other methods of skin augmentation (enhancement with injected or implanted material) in treated area within 3-4 weeks of initial treatment or during the course of the study. Treatment may not be performed at all over permanent dermal implants 11. Prior ablative resurfacing procedure, brow lift, blepharoplasty or face lift in treated area with laser or other devices within 12 months of initial treatment or during the course of the study 12. Any other surgery in treated area within 12 months of initial treatment or during the course of the study 13. History of keloid formation or poor wound healing in a previously injured skin area 14. History of epidermal or dermal disorders (particularly if involving collagen or microvascularity) 15. Open laceration or abrasion of any sort on the area to be treated 16. Active Herpes Simplex I at the time of treatment 17. Multiple dysplastic nevi in the area to be treated 18. Having a bleeding disorder or taking anticoagulation medications, including heavy use of aspirin, in a manner which does not allow for a minimum 10 day washout period prior to the treatment (as per the subject 's physician discretion) 19. History of immunosuppression/immune deficiency disorders (including HIV infection or AIDS) or use of immunosuppressive medications 20. Having any form of active cancer at the time of enrollment and during the course of the study 21. Significant concurrent illness, such as uncontrolled diabetes i.e. any disease state that in the opinion of the Investigator would interfere with the anesthesia, treatment, or healing process 22. Participation in a study of another device or drug within 1 month prior to study enrollment or during this study, and as per the Investigator's careful discretion, as long as not contradictory to any of the above criteria 23. Tattoos, including cosmetic make-up tattoos, in the treatment area 24. Mentally incompetent, prisoner or evidence of active substance or alcohol abuse 25. Any condition which, in the Investigator's opinion, would make it unsafe (for the subject or for the study personnel) to treat the subject as part of this research




35 Years to 60 Years

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Study Locations and Contact Information (3)

Study Location Distance Name Phone Email
Cosmetic Reconstructive Plastic Surgery - Great Neck, New York 38.9 miles Cindi Godt RN 516-498-2804 None
The Maryland Laser Skin and Vein Institute - Hunt Valley, Maryland 216.1 miles None None None
Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center - Boca Raton, Florida 1,099.6 miles Diane Paquet 561-886-0970 provides clinical trial listings in an easy to view format. All clinical trial information is pulled directly from This website does not guarantee acceptance into any clinical trial, and is not responsible for adverse events that may be incurred from a clinical trial.