What is Acne?
Acne occurs when pores become clogged by sebum, dirt, and dead skin cells. Acne is caused by overactive sebaceous glands that start producing more sebum in puberty, as well as heredity. Sebum is an oily substance produced by the skin. Bacteria called Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) may also be present, contributing to the redness, swelling, and pus of acne lesions. Acne includes blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and cysts. It can appear on the face, neck, shoulders, back, and arms.
- Topical products containing salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide
- Topical antibiotics
- Topical retinoids (vitamin A derivatives)
- Oral antibiotics
- Oral retinoids (Accutane)
- Hormonal agents (birth control pill)
We currently do not have any recruiting clinical trials for acne. Please contact us to be placed on a contact list for our next available clinical trial.
A Phase 3, Multi-Center, Randomized, Double-Blind, Vehicle-Controlled, 2 Arm, Parallel Group Study Comparing the Safety and Efficacy of IDP-123 Lotion and IDP-123 Vehicle Lotion in the Treatment of Acne Vulgaris
- Age 9 years and over
- Moderate to severe acne
- 12 weeks of treatment with topical medication or placebo
- Approximately 6 clinic visits over a period of about 16 weeks