Are Clinical Trials Worth It?

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Are Clinical Trials Worth It?

At Skin Care Research, our professional team of skin care experts offers a wide range of FDA-regulated clinical trials in both medical dermatology and cosmetic dermatology. Patients often ask what’s the benefit for them in participating in these trials.  Let’s get into that in this pre-holiday blog.  What is a clinical trial?  In a clinical […]

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What Happens in a Clinical Trial?

At Skin Care Research, research is all we do. We have over a quarter century of experience conducting FDA-regulated clinical trials in the fields of clinical and cosmetic dermatology. Our current trials cover everything from pediatric plaque psoriasis to laser hair removal, from acne to hyperhidrosis. Our enrollees receive care from board certified dermatologists. They […]

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Alopecia Areata: Effects and Treatments

Sudden and unexpected patchy hair loss take a toll on a person’s self-esteem, and it can be even more devastating when it is caused because your own body attacks you. But that’s just what Alopecia Areata does: Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition that causes patchy hair loss. As more patches appear, the hair loss […]

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What Is a Clinical Trial?

A clinical trial is a special form of medical research involving human subjects. The purpose is to evaluate treatments, medical procedures, and new medications to determine the effectiveness of a new treatment. Clinical trials can also be used to determine new ways of detecting diseases earlier or to test new life-saving medical devices. Are Clinical […]

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Symptoms of Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum contagiosum is a common skin infection that’s caused by a virus. It can spread easily and linger for months or even years. What Are the Symptoms of Molluscum Contagiosum? This skin disease causes pink, white or flesh-colored bumps with a dimple or pit in the center to form on your skin. They often look […]

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Hidradenitis suppurativa

What is Hidradenitis Suppurativa?

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), also called acne inversa, is a chronic inflammatory skin disease characterized by inflammatory nodule, abscess, sinus and fistula formation, and scarring of the skin, most commonly in apocrine gland rich areas such as the axilla, inframammary area, inguinal area, perineum, and perianal area. Where Does Hidradenitis Suppurativa Occur? Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) often […]

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What Triggers a Psoriasis Flare-up?

If you suffer from psoriasis, you’re not alone. Although there is no cure, there are certain triggers that can cause psoriasis symptoms to flare. What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition that causes the rapid buildup of skin cells. The immune system attacks healthy skin, causing you to develop painful, itchy spots of […]

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Do I Have Psoriasis?

What Is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin disease that forms red, scaly patches on different areas of the body. The rash usually heals on its own only to flare up again. The most common areas for psoriasis to appear include: Scalp Lower back Elbows Knees Men and women are at equal risk. Although the […]

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Is Eczema Genetic?

Eczema is a common skin condition that affects millions of people in the United States. Also called atopic dermatitis, doctors aren’t sure exactly what causes it, but research supports that a combination of genetic and environmental factors may be at the root of the problem for many. What Is Eczema? Eczema is characterized by a […]

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What Is Causing My Eczema?

Red, itchy skin may be the result of eczema. These itchy, red patches can appear on your baby’s face or chest. Or you may have noticed something that looks the same on your own arms, neck, or legs. Determining what kind of eczema it is and what triggers it are the first steps in choosing […]

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