Quantifying Skin Oxygenation Properties in Normal vs Sun Exposed Skin

Description

This research study aims to determine if there are differences in oxygen consumption between chronically sun exposed and less sun exposed skin. This study uses a new imaging device that can detection oxygenation properties skin in a non-invasive manner.

Study Start Date

July, 17 2017

Estimated Completion Date

July 2018

Interventions

  • Device: Measurement of skin oxygenation and oxygen consumption

Study ID

Massachusetts General Hospital -- 2017P000695

Status

Recruiting

Trial ID

NCT03311191

Study Type

Observational

Trial Phase

N/A

Enrollment Quota

100

Sponsor

Massachusetts General Hospital

Inclusion Criteria

  • Male or female
  • Age groups: 20
  • 30 and 55
  • 65
  • Fitzpatrick skin types I, II, III, and IV

Exclusion Criteria

  • Fitzpatrick skin types V and above
  • Tattoo markings anywhere on the arm(s)
  • Significant scarring or discoloration (e.g. birthmarks) on the arm(s)
  • Any current injuries, infections or wounds on the arm(s)
  • Routinely (4+ doses per week) take high dosages of anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g. aspirin, ibuprofen, corticosteroids), immunosuppressive drugs, or antihistamine medications. However steroid nose drops and/or eye drops are permitted.
  • Has taken an anti-inflammatory drug (e.g. aspirin) within the prior 24 hours of the study visit.
  • Have diabetes that is treated with injectable or oral insulin
  • Have any other active or chronic skin problems on the arms
  • Are currently participating in another skin care product study at this or any other facility
  • Have participated in any type of skin product treatment study within the past 2 weeks
  • Have or ever have had dermatographia
  • Pregnant women
  • Lactating women

Gender

All

Ages

20 Years to 65 Years

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Study Locations and Contact Information (4)

Study Location Distance Name Phone Email
Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, Massachusetts 2.8 miles Kathryn Hall MSAPCBCNEBC None KHALL7@PARTNERS.ORG
Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, Massachusetts 2.8 miles Kathryn Hall MSAPCBCNEBC None KHALL7@PARTNERS.ORG
Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, Massachusetts 2.8 miles Kathryn Hall MSAPCBCNEBC None KHALL7@PARTNERS.ORG
Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, Massachusetts 2.8 miles Kathryn Hall MSAPCBCNEBC None KHALL7@PARTNERS.ORG

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