Atopic Dermatitis with Itching Study

Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte is currently doing a Clinical Trial on Atopic Dermatitis with Itching Study. This is a Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Efficacy Study of The Neurokinin-1 Receptor Antagonist VLY-686 in Patients with Atopic Dermatitis.

Here is the inclusion criteria:

  • Male and non-pregnant, non-lactating female patients aged 18 – 70 years (inclusive);
  • Diagnosed with atopic dermatitis;
  • Suffering from chronic pruritus;
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) of ≥18 and ≤40 kg/m2
  • Exclusion Criteria:
  • Chronic pruritus due to condition other than atopic dermatitis (AD);
  • A positive test for drugs of abuse at the screening or evaluation visits;
  • Exposure to any investigational medication in the past 60 days

Clinical research for Charlotte skin care

Clinical research is the vehicle by which the safety and effectiveness of a new skin care product or treatment is assessed. Clinical testing of cosmetics and personal care products play a key role in substantiating product claims. More importantly, it helps to ensure that products are safe and effective for the public to use. Especially in this age when consumers have become more demanding and advertising oversite has become more vigilant. Overcoming challenges in running clinical trials – such as volunteer recruitment and ensuring that clinical data is robust – are critical to success. addressing specific conditions. Skin care research also studies the short-term effects and the long-term effects of a product that has already been approved.

Additional Clinical Research and Trials at your Charlotte Dermatologist

More clinical research is coming to Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte. Future trials will include areas of study such as Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Acne Vulgaris, and Alopecia Areata.

Typically, the development of a new product or treatment can take years of research. The developers will establish a series of studies. The researchers want to determine how well the drug/product/device works on human subjects. Clinical trials are held to determine how safe and effective the new product is before it can be brought to the market. The researchers collect data about the product and its effects. The final data is then passed on to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for final approval. Once approved, the manufacturer can begin marketing it to the public.

The different phases of research and development

There are a number of phases that a drug/product/device has to go through to get the product to the market. The FDA describes five phases that are distinguished as follows:

  • Phase 0 – Exploratory studies that may or may not involve human volunteers.
  • Phase 1 – Involves studies that evaluate the safety of a product and its adverse side effects on healthy volunteers.
  • Phase 2 – Evaluation of the product’s effectiveness and short-term side effects. Participants given either a product or a placebo.
  • Phase 3 – Continued evaluation for such matters as possible drug interactions and the how the product affects different populations.
  • Phase 4 – Ongoing studies that take place after the product has been approved.

Additional considerations for clinical research

The foundation of clinical research is the screening process. Research subjects will qualify for the clinical trial by inclusion/exclusion criteria. Depending upon the product and the phase of the approval process, researchers may want participants of a certain age range, as an example. Once an applicant is approved as eligible to participate, the researcher will provide a detailed explanation of what will happen during the trial. Such explanations called, “informed consent” and are required by federal law. Skin care clinical trials can involve research on everything from fillers, to radiofrequency devices, to facial implants and cosmeceuticals.

Interested in participating in Clinical Research with your Charlotte Dermatologist?

For more information, visit, and if interested in participating in a clinical trial at your local Charlotte Dermatologist, Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte-  email us at

Ballantyne dermatologist

Whether you are dealing with stretchmarks, 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 your Ballantyne dermatologist today for a skin care evaluation and analysis.


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