HORSHAM, PA — STRATA Skin Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: SSKN), a medical technology company, this week announced that the first six patients have been treated in the TheraClear®X open label, single-arm, clinical research study led by Glynis Ablon, MD, FAAD.
The purpose of the study titled, “A 7-Week, Open Label, Study Evaluating the Efficacy and Safety of TheraClearX on Mitigating Mild to Moderate Acne in Healthy Teenagers and Young Adults,” is to further substantiate the efficacy and safety of TheraClearX as a stand-alone treatment in the mitigation of mild to moderate acne in 30 healthy male and female subjects, 12-40 years of age and older over the course of 7 weeks. The study is being conducted at the Ablon Skin Institute and Research Center in Manhattan Beach, California.
“Dr. Ablon’s clinical study will help further validate the efficacy and safety of TheraClearX as a stand-alone acne treatment therapy,” stated Bob Moccia, Chief Executive Officer of STRATA Skin Sciences. “TheraClearX has the potential to make a meaningful impact on those who suffer from mild to moderate acne through our vacuum technology and intense broadband light that targets the sebaceous glands. We expect patients that have been seen in the clinic to experience visible reductions in acne lesions.”
“We are excited to have treated the first six patients in our TheraClearX clinical study,” stated Dr. Glynis Ablon, MD, FAAD. “TheraClearX offers patients a non-pharmaceutical option to help treat patients with mild to moderate acne with no numbing cream necessary, and no pain. We look forward to reporting our findings to the scientific community at the conclusion of the study.”
Acne is the most common skin disease in the United States affecting up to 50 million Americans annually.1 Research shows that 20-25% of all visits to dermatologists are for acne, and the majority of the cases are for those who suffer from a mild to moderate version.2 Acne is also prevalent in adolescents with 85% experiencing some degree from the ages of 12 to 24 years.3 TheraClearX’s FDA-cleared technology addresses the estimated $5.5 billion acne treatment market with a non-pharmaceutical, in-office procedure.