Clinical research is important
Clinical research is vitally important for the advances in the treatment of many skin conditions. It is the backbone of modern-day medicine, as randomized, double-blinded, and placebo-controlled studies pave the way towards new and more effective medicines for dermatology. For example, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis are among the most common health problems in the United States, followed closely by rosacea and acne. Clinical trials can provide treatments and medications that lead to improvements in clinical disease, but more importantly, lead to significant improvements in the quality of life of patients who are afflicted with these diseases. Consider their current affect in this country alone:
Rosacea is sstimated to affect at least 16 million Americans according to the National Rosacea Society. In addition, millions more may simply be in temporary remission. The steady growth and aging of the population have raised the incidence of this chronic condition over the past decade. This is because it tends to first appear during middle age, and occurrences are now reflecting the significant numbers of Baby-Boomers.
Psoriasis is the most widespread autoimmune disease in America. According to clinical studies, more than 8 million Americans, and 125 million people worldwide are afflicted with psoriasis. Somewhere between 10 and 30 percent of people with psoriasis are also diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. Psoriasis has a significant impact on quality of life in patients.
It is not hard to believe that acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. However, accurate information about acne can be scarce. Unfortunately, myths about acne are as common as the skin problem. Without proper treatment, dark spots and permanent scars can appear on the skin. Acne is not just a problem for teens. Growing numbers of women report problems with acne in their 30s, 40s, 50s, and beyond. Dermatologists are not yet clear on why this is happening.
You can join a clinical trial
It is important for medical dermatology patients to engage in clinical trials. Before you decide to participate in a clinical study, check with your dermatologist to determine whether proceeding is appropriate for your circumstance. We offer a link so that readers can learn more about AARS studies that are listed by third party providers.
Whether you are dealing with acne breakout, or you seek to avoid problems that make your skin look older, Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte can provide high quality and innovative treatment in a caring and professional environment. Dr. Nixon is a board-certified dermatologist whose dedication, experience, and knowledge will provide the best possible treatment for your skin, hair, and cosmetic concerns.
Their range of services includes medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology; including removal of skin cancer. They provide a full range of cosmetic offerings such as skin tightening, fat reduction, chemical peels, Botox treatments, microdermabrasion, and more. Treatment is available for both adult and pediatric patients. Call Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte today for a skin care evaluation and analysis.