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Hydraderm for Male Pattern Baldness

Phase 4
Led By Ronda Farah
Research Sponsored by University of Minnesota
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Healthy men and women, ages 18 - 65 years of age
Participants who agree to continue their same treatment they are on at the baseline visit for androgenetic alopecia, for the entire duration of the study without plans to stop, change or add additional treatments.
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up assessed at visit 8
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Study Summary

This trial will study the effects of a hydradermabrasion treatment on the scalp. The goal is to see if it improves scalp health and hair growth.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for men and women aged 18-65 with male pattern baldness who can consent to the study, follow instructions, attend visits, be photographed without identity concealment, and maintain their current hair loss treatment. Excluded are those with scalp conditions/infections/cancers, autoimmune or blood disorders, recent scalp procedures, immunosuppression, non-English speakers or pregnant/breastfeeding individuals.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The trial tests hydradermabrasion (Venus Glow) on the scalp to evaluate its effects on scalp health and hair growth in individuals with androgenic alopecia. Participants will receive this non-invasive treatment while continuing their existing hair loss treatments.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
While not explicitly listed in the provided information, potential side effects of hydradermabrasion may include temporary redness or irritation at the treatment site. As a non-invasive procedure it's generally considered safe with minimal risks.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
I am between 18 and 65 years old and in good health.
I agree to not change my current hair loss treatment during the study.
I understand the study, can follow instructions, and will attend all required visits.
I agree to not change my current hair loss treatment during the study.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~assessed at visit 8
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and assessed at visit 8 for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Hair Changes
Scalp Health- ASFS
Scalp Health- Erythema
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Trial Design

1Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Group I: TreatmentExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
4 sessions of treatment at 1-week interval for first 4 weeks 3 sessions of treatment each 4 weeks apart, at week 8, week 12 and week 16 1 Follow-up visit: Follow up 4 weeks after the last treatment at week 20

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Who is running the clinical trial?

University of MinnesotaLead Sponsor
1,374 Previous Clinical Trials
1,588,281 Total Patients Enrolled
Ronda FarahPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of Minnesota

Media Library

Venus Glow (Other) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT05426629 — Phase 4
Male Pattern Baldness Research Study Groups: Treatment
Male Pattern Baldness Clinical Trial 2023: Venus Glow Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT05426629 — Phase 4
Venus Glow (Other) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT05426629 — Phase 4
Male Pattern Baldness Patient Testimony for trial: Trial Name: NCT05426629 — Phase 4

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

How many participants are being monitored in this research project?

"Affirmative. According to clinicaltrials.gov, this experiment has been open for recruitment since March 14th 2022 and was recently updated on June 20th 2022. The research is enrolling 40 participants from a single medical setting."

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Are there any active openings for participants to join this research?

"According to the clinicaltrials.gov database, this research programme is still accepting participants; it was first made available on March 14th 2022 and has received a recent update as of June 20th 2022."

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Will persons younger than 80 years be considered for involvement in this research?

"The criteria for enrollment into this clinical trial includes a minimum age of 18 and an upper limit of 65."

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Are there any health risks associated with using Venus Glow?

"Evidence from the Phase 4 trial demonstrates that Venus Glow is safe, thereby assigning it a score of 3."

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Who would be most suitable to enroll in this medical experiment?

"This clinical trial seeks 40 adults (18-65 years) who suffer from alopecia and meet the following criteria: comprehension of study guidelines, voluntary provision of written consent including HIPAA compliance, current treatment for alopecia with no plans to change it during the course of the trial, agreement to be photographed without concealment for research purposes, commitment to use one specific shampoo throughout the duration."

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Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
How old are they?
18 - 65
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Met criteria
Did not meet criteria
What site did they apply to?
University of Minnesota
How many prior treatments have patients received?

Why did patients apply to this trial?

I've been experiencing hair thinning and hair loss and I would like to act before it gets too late.
PatientReceived 1 prior treatment
I have suffered with female artery hair loss and I would like to find a solution and help others who are suffering.
PatientReceived 2+ prior treatments
Just interested in clinical trials that could help me in my quest to reverse half a lifetime of male pattern baldness.
PatientReceived 2+ prior treatments
~13 spots leftby Apr 2025