Would you like to take part in a Clinical Trial for a new investigational treatment for acne at no cost to you?

No health insurance is required to participate. You will receive all study related care from a specialist physician at no cost. The study will include visits to a clinic in your location.

Participants will receive compensation for participating in the study.

You may qualify for a clinical research study if you:

  • Are between the ages of 16 and 60
  • Have facial acne
  • Have dark spots after acne (also referred to as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation) due to previous acne lesions and/or scarring

VOLUNTEERS WHO TAKE PART IN THE STUDY WILL BE COMPENSATED PER VISIT FOR TIME AND TRAVEL.

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What happens if I Sign Up? We will match you to a study site in your area that needs participants with acne or notify you when one becomes available. The study team will then contact you and you may have the opportunity to participate if qualified.


If you think you might like to participate in the Acne & Dark Spots Study or would like more information, please enter your information below so we can see if you may qualify and can contact you about the studies. Keep in mind that participation is entirely voluntary. If you do decide to take part in a study, you may change your mind about participating at any time.

About Acne

Acne is one of the most common skin (or dermatological) conditions that affects both adolescents and adults. Acne can develop from a number of causes, including hormones, excess oil (or sebum) production, or bacteria.

Hyperpigmentation acne (also known as dark spots) occur when a dark spot appears on the skin after a pimple disappears.

Aside from scarring that can occur as a result of acne, many people, especially teens can suffer from the psychological effect of acne. Depression and body image issues are two of the most common psychological side effects of acne.

To treat acne, many people turn to over-the-counter treatments, however, doctors may prescribe creams, ointments or tablets to treat severe acne. These often have other side effects that a doctor or pharmacist will let their patient know before taking them.

The Acne & Dark Spot Study is investigation how well a study treatment works to minimize the appearance of acne and dark spots.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a clinical research study?

A Clinical Research Study (also called a clinical trial) is a medical study that helps answer important questions about an investigational drug or device, such as: does it work, or how effective is it compared to another drug/device?

All medications must be tested in clinical research studies before they can be approved by regulatory authorities for doctors to prescribe to patients. Without people taking part in these studies, we would have no new treatments. The volunteers who participate in clinical research studies play a major role in helping to advance medicine.

The Acne & Dark Spots Study will include various visits to a study clinic in your area and follow up phone calls at designated times.

All study-related care is provided at no cost to you. You do not need health insurance to participate.

Volunteers who take part in the study may receive compensation for their time and travel. Participation is entirely voluntary. Even if you decide to take part in this study, you can change your mind about participating at any time.

There is no cost to participate in the Acne & Dark Spots Study. If you qualify, the investigational drug, study-related tests, assessments, and visits will be provided to you at no cost. You will receive study-related care throughout the study from a team of professional doctors and nurses at no cost to you.

Volunteers who take part in the studies may be compensated for their time and travel. Please discuss this with the study team when they contact you.