Clinical Evaluation of Using Intense Pulsed Light for Improving the Appearance of Striae Distensae

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Striae Distensae


Device: Venus Versa

Study type


Funder types




Details and patient eligibility


This trial is intended to evaluate the effect of IPL treatment on the Striae Distensae. The study hypothesis is that the SR580 applicator will improve the appearance of Striae Distensae by at least 1 point on the Global Aesthetic Improvement ScaleI (GAIS) at 3 months follow-up compared to baseline in at least 50% of the study population.

Full description

Study Design This is a multi-site, prospective, open labeled clinical trial with before-after study design. This study will include up to 8 visits at the clinic: initial screening/consultation, 5 treatments, visits in 2 week intervals, and 2 follow-up visits at 1 and 3 months after the last treatment visit. Up to 60 healthy subjects age 24-65 with Striae Distensae will be enrolled. Study duration: Duration of subject's participation: Up to 5.5 months from enrollment to termination Blinding Objective assessment of clinical improvement by global assessment scale will be achieved by sending before/after pictures (baseline/3months after last treatment) to 3 blinded reviewers at the end of the study. Study Procedures Test Spots Up to 3 test spots will be performed in the selected treatment area to determine the optimal parameters / settings Treatment visits Each subject will be enrolled and scheduled for 5 treatments at 2 week intervals and return for follow-up visits at one month and 3 months after the last treatment for evaluation of the treated areas. The duration of the entire treatment visit is approximately 60 minutes. Treatment The treatment areas are divided into 2 treatment areas: abdomen or thighs. Apply a thin layer of IPL gel. Place the applicator in close contact, perpendicular to the skin with no pressure applied. Pressing the applicator will fire the IPL pulse. Administer pulses throughout the treated area to ensure full coverage of the treated area with applicator overlap approximately 1/3 of the previously treated skin. A single pass over the area is completed Remove the remnants of the IPL gel and dry thoroughly. Cold air or cold, wet but not frozen gauze pads may be placed on the treated area for post treatment cooling. Typical responses to the treatment are mild erythema and edema.


54 patients




24 to 65 years old


Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Able to provide written Informed Consent;
  • Healthy male or female, 24-65 years Fitzpatrick-Goldman skin type I-V;
  • Having visible Striae Distensae to be treated (abdomen/thighs);
  • Comply with the treatment/follow-up schedule and requirements;
  • Women of child-bearing age are required to be using a reliable method of birth control

Exclusion criteria

  • Fitzpatrick-Goldman skin type VI;
  • Pregnant, intending to become pregnant during the course of study, less than 3 months postpartum or less than 6 weeks after breastfeeding;
  • Heavy smoker
  • Unable or unlikely to refrain from tanning
  • Use of photosensitive medication
  • Use of oral isotretinoin within 3 months
  • Any dermal/epidermal damage or disorder in treated area
  • Prior treatment in treated area within 3 months
  • Prior skin laser/light or another device treatment in treated area within 6 months
  • Prior use of collagen, fat injections or other methods of skin augmentation in treated area within 12 months
  • Prior use of Botox in treatment area within 6 months
  • Prior ablative resurfacing procedure with laser in treatment area within 12 months
  • Any other surgery in treated area within 9 months
  • Participation in a study of another investigational device or drug as per the Investigator's discretion
  • History of keloid or any other type of hypertrophic scar formation or poor wound healing in a previously injured skin area
  • Showing symptoms of hormonal disorders (such as Melasma, Chloasma);
  • Concurrent inflammatory skin conditions, open laceration or abrasion of any sort on area to be treated during the course of treatment
  • Active Herpes Simplex at the time of treatment or having experienced more than three episodes of Herpes Simplex eruption within a year of study
  • Multiple dysplastic nevi in area to be treated
  • Having a bleeding disorder or taking anticoagulation medications
  • History of immunosuppression/immune deficiency disorders
  • Having any form of active cancer at the time of enrollment and during the course of the study or history of skin cancer
  • Pigmented lesion in the treated area that appears cancerous
  • Significant concurrent illness, such as uncontrolled diabetes
  • Active infections in the treated area

28.Tattoo or permanent makeup at the treatment area. 29.Mentally incompetent, prisoner or evidence of active substance or alcohol abuse 30.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 study

Trial design

Primary purpose




Interventional model

Single Group Assignment


None (Open label)

54 participants in 1 patient group

Treatment Group
Experimental group
Group receiving treatment with Venus Versa IPL energy
Device: Venus Versa

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