According to the National Institutes of Health, about 4 of every 5 people between the ages of 11 and 30 have acne outbreaks at some point.
We understand that acne can make life difficult for those who suffer from it, and severe acne can lead to permanent scarring.
For these and other reasons, finding new and better treatments for acne is important. Before medications can be approved for public use, they must be tested in research studies like this one. To conduct medical research, we need the help of volunteers who wish to participate.
The purpose of this medical research study is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of an investigational treatment for people age 9 and older with moderate-to-severe facial acne. The treatment to be studied is a foam to be applied to the skin.
This study will involve approximately 1500 study participants.
During the first visit (the "screening visit"), the study requirements as well as the potential risks of participation will be explained in detail. People wishing to participate after this explanation will be asked to sign a written consent form. When potential study participants are not yet adults, both the potential study participant and their parent or guardian will need to agree to study participation.
This facial acne study will involve up to 7 visits to the study center over a period of about 13 weeks.
All medical examinations and assigned study treatments are provided to qualified participants at no cost. Financial compensation may also be provided to cover time and travel expenses related to the research study. The amount of available compensation will be discussed with you by the staff at the study center.
Health insurance is not required to participate.