A Pilot Study Investigating the Role of Makeup in an Aesthetic Surgery Clinic

Study ID
STU 032017-068

Cancer Related
No

Healthy Volunteers
Yes

Study Sites

  • UT Southwestern Ambulatory Services

Contact
Karen Lu
626/756-0067
Karen.Lu@UTSouthwestern.edu

Principal Investigator
Bardia Amirlak, M.D.

Summary

This is a single center, non-randomized, prospective study designed to investigate the role of make-up contouring in affecting the perception of facial features. 30 subjects recruited from a healthy patient population will be enrolled. Subjects consenting to study procedures will be screened and a physical examination of their facial features will be performed. if they meet eligibility criteria, they will have make-up applied to their face by a professional make-up artist. a standard facial photography series will be taken of subjects' faces before and after make-up application. Before and after photos of all subjects will be shown to up to 100 raters for evaluation of the percent degree of change in specific facial features. Confidentiality will be protected by keeping images on departmental computers on a secure server. images presented to the raters will be restricted to password-protected access x a unique password will be provided to each subject. There are no endpoints to the study.

Participant Eligibility

For study subjects:
1. Age over 18
2. Normal healthy volunteers who may be UT Southwestern patients, medical students, Department of Plastic Surgery staff and/or Department of Plastic Surgery residents or faculty

For raters
1. Age over 18
2. Normal healthy volunteers who may be UT Southwestern medical students, Department of Plastic Surgery staff and/or Department of Plastic Surgery residents or faculty