What Is Acne?
Acne vulgaris, or simply acne, is a common human skin disease characterized by: areas of seborrhea (scaly red skin); comedones (blackheads and whiteheads); papules (pinheads); nodules (large papules); and pimples. Acne more often affects skin with a large number of oil glands. These areas include the face, the upper part of the chest and the back. Severe acne is inflammatory (redness, swelling), but acne also can manifest in non-inflammatory forms.
Acne occurs most commonly during adolescence and is usually caused by an increase in androgens such as testosterone, which happens during puberty no matter the gender. It affects an estimated 80-90% of teenagers.
Acne Clinical Trials
3A Research has a strong track record conducting clinical trials for acne. We are seeking individuals to participate in acne clinical studies. Compensation will be given for time and travel.
Qualifications we typically require for our acne clinical research programs:
- Healthy male or nonpregnant female aged 12-40 years with a clinical diagnosis of acne vulgaris.
- On the face, 25 or more non-inflammatory lesions (i.e., open and closed comedones) AND 20 or more inflammatory lesions (i.e., papules and pustules) AND 2 or less nodulocystic lesions (i.e., nodules and cysts).
- Willing to refrain from use of all other topical acne medications or antibiotics during the 12week treatment period.
- If female of childbearing potential, willing to use an acceptable form of birth control during the study.