Accepted for Publication: July 16, 2013.
Published Online: March 12, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.6858.
Study concept and design: Alam.
Acquisition of data: Alam, Yoo.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Alam, Nodzenski, Poon, Bolotin.
Drafting of the manuscript: Alam.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Obtained funding: Alam.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Nodzenski, Yoo, Poon.
Study supervision: Alam, Bolotin.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by departmental research funds from the Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Role of the Sponsor: The Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University, was fully responsible for the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Additional Information: Dr Alam is employed by Northwestern University. Northwestern University has a clinical trials unit that receives grants from many corporate and governmental entities to perform clinical research. Dr Alam has been a consultant for Amway and Leo Pharma, both unrelated to this research. Dr Alam has been principal investigator on studies funded in part by Allergan, Medicis, Bioform, and Ulthera. In all cases, grants and gifts in kind have been provided to Northwestern University and not Dr Alam directly, and Dr Alam has not received any salary support from these grants. Dr Alam receives royalties from Elsevier for technical books he has edited. These are less than $5000 per year.